Carlson Super 2 Daily vs USANA Essentials

All of the differences set out neatly so that you can make a choice between them.

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Carlson Super 2 Daily(Daily Dose)USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta carotene)3000 µg15000 IU?VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
Vitamin C (from calcium ascorbate)600 mg1300 mg117% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
Vitamin D3 (as cholecaciferol)40 µg1800 IUVITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)
Vitamin D3 is a form of vitamin D.
Sources:
• "Explains the relationship between different forms of Vitamin D and how they are processed in the body."
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health - USA
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D
• "Vitamin D sources, methods of activiation in the body and uses"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin D
• "On Vitamin D chemistry, sources, biological actions and clinical significance"
byRichard S. Bak, Ph.D., Warde Medical Laboratory
Vitamin D and Metabolites
• "Human trial comparing potencies of Vitamins D2 and D3"
byRobert P. Heaney Robert R. Recker James Grote Ronald L. Horst Laura A. G. Armas, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
JCEM - Vitamin D3 Is More Potent Than Vitamin D2 in Humans
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol from soy)268 mg400 IU?VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (from thiamin mononitrate)15 mg27 mg80% ↑VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)
Thiamine is also called vitamin B1.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary CID 1130"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary
• "Thiamin's function, deficiency symptoms and causes, toxicity, drug interactions and recommended daily intake."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Christopher Bates, D.Phil, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Thiamin
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)17 mg27 mg59% ↑VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)
Riboflavin is also called vitamin B2.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary (CID 493570)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary
• "Riboflavin / Vitamin B2 metabolism, antioxidant function, nutrient interactions, deficiency, RDA, safety, supplements and LPI recommendation"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Riboflavin
Niacin (as niacinimide)40 mg40 mg=NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl)20 mg32 mg60% ↑VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
Folate (folic acid)400 µg1000 µg150% ↑FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)120 µg200 µg67% ↑VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=BIOTIN
Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium pantothenate)40 mg90 mg125% ↑PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
Calcium (from calcium ascorbate, dicalcium phosphate and d-calcium pantothenate)70 mg270 mg286% ↑CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
Iodine (from potassium iodide)300 µg300 µg=IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide)100 mg300 mg200% ↑MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
Zinc (from zinc glycinate chelate)15 mg20 mg33% ↑ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
Selenium (from selenomethionine)210 µg200 µg-5% ↓SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
Copper (from copper chelate and copper carbonate)2 mg2 mg=COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
Manganese (from manganese glycinate chelate)3 mg5 mg67% ↑MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
Chromium (from chromium nicotinate)240 µg300 µg25% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
Molybdenum (from molybdenum glycinate chelate)75 µg50 µg-33% ↓MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
Lutein800 µg600 µg-25% ↓LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
Boron (from boron glycinate chelate)2 mg3000 µg50% ↑BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
Vanadium (from Bis-Maltolato Oxo Vanadium)400 µg40 µg-90% ↓VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
Norwegian Fish Oil800 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)130 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)90 µg
60 µgVITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
30 mgOLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)
34 mgMIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)
198 mgBIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX
RUTIN
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
150 mgINOSITOL
100 mgCHOLINE BITARTRATE
100 mgN-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
12 mgCOENZYME Q10
15 mgTURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
1000 µgLYCOPENE
3 mgULTRA TRACE MINERALS
Nutrients only in Carlson Super 2 Daily
Dose: Adult
Norwegian Fish Oil800 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)130 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)90 µg
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)34 mg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
RUTIN
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
INOSITOL150 mg
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LYCOPENE1000 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Other ingredients
Carlson Super 2 DailyUSANA Essentials
Bees wax, soy lecithin, rice flour, olive oil, soybean oil, medium chain triglyceride oil, ascorbyl palmitate, microcrystalline cellulose, glyceryl stearate, safflower oil.
Soft Gel: Beef gelatin, glycerin, water, carob.
Contains soy and fish (anchovy and sardine)
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Modified cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pregelatinized Starch, Silicon Dioxide, Dextrin, Calcium Silicate, Rice Protein Hydrolysate, Vanilla Extract, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Sodium CMC, Sodium Citrate, Alpha Lipoic Acid

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