Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen vs USANA Essentials

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen(Daily Dose)USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (90% as beta-carotene, 10% as retinyl palmitate)4500 µg15000 IU?VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
Vitamin C (as magnesium and calcium ascorbates, ascorbic acid)1000 mg1300 mg30% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)20 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 tocopheryl succinate)134 mg400 IU?VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
Thiamine (as mononitrate)50 mg27 mg-46% ↓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
Riboflavin50 mg27 mg-46% ↓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 niacinamide, niacin)100 mg40 mg-60% ↓NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)76 mg32 mg-58% ↓VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
Folate1330 µg1000 µg-25% ↓FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)150 µg200 µg33% ↑VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=BIOTIN
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)50 mg90 mg80% ↑PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
Choline (as bitartrate)200 mg100 mgCHOLINE BITARTRATE
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Calcium (as carbonate, ascorbate)1000 mg270 mg-73% ↓CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg300 µg100% ↑IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
Magnesium (as oxide, ascorbate)500 mg300 mg-40% ↓MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
Zinc (as monomethionine)30 mg20 mg-33% ↓ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
Selenium (as selenomethionine)200 µg200 µg=SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
Copper (as gluconate)2 mg2 mg=COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
Manganese (as gluconate)10 mg5 mg-50% ↓MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
Chromium (as polynicotinate)200 µg300 µg50% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
Molybdenum (as ascorbate)130 µg50 µg-62% ↓MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Gamma Tocopherol100 mg34 mgMIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)
Mixed tocopherols contains d-gamma-tocopherol.
Sources:
• "2008 Opinion on mixed tocopherols, tocotrienol tocopherol and tocotrienols as sources for vitamin E added as a nutritional substance in food supplements"
byVarious, European Food Safety Authority (efsa)
Mixed tocopherols, tocotrienol tocopherol and tocotrienols as sources of vitamin E in supplements
Rutin50 mgRUTIN [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)50 mg
Inositol40 mg150 mg275% ↑INOSITOL
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
Silica (as silicon dioxide)26 mg
Delta Tocopherol10 mg
Mixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)10 mg
Trace Mineral Complex10 mg3 mg-70% ↓ULTRA TRACE MINERALS
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
O-3 Essentials®
Fish Oil Concentrate2 g
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)540 mg
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)360 mg
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
Cinnamon (as Cinnamomum cassia, bark)1000 mgCINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Cinnamon dry twig bark is the same species as cinnamon cassia extract.
Proprietary Fruit Blend200 mg
Grape Seed ExtractGREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Grape seed extract contains procyanidin B2 3,3'-di-O-gallate. Both procyanidin B2 3,3'-di-O-gallate and epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate are forms of flavanol. Green tea extract decaffeinated contains epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate.
Sources:
• "Phenol Explorer - free access tool showing the amount of polyphenols in foods and metabolites"
byVarious, French National Institute for Agriculture et al.
Phenol-Explorer (Database on polyphenol content in foods)
• "(2004) Phenolic Compounds in Fruits and Vegetables. Phenolics in Food and Nutraceuticals. p 147 "
byFereidoon Shahidi, Marian Naczk
• "Study on procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate and prostrate cancer"
byAlpna Tyagi,1 Komal Raina et al., University of Colorado
Procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate, a biologically active constituent of grape seed extract, induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells via targeting NF-κB, Stat3 and AP1 transcription factors
• "Integrative Medicine - Green Tea"
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre
MSKCC - Green Tea
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Billberry ConcentrateBILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Cranberry Concentrate
Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)8 mg
Lutein (from marigold flower)1000 µg600 µg-40% ↓LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
Lycopene (from tomato fruit)1000 µg1000 µg=LYCOPENE
60 µgVITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
30 mgOLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)
198 mgBIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
100 mgN-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
12 mgCOENZYME Q10
15 mgTURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
3000 µgBORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
40 µgVANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
Nutrients only in Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
Dose: Adult
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)50 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
Silica (as silicon dioxide)26 mg
Delta Tocopherol10 mg
Mixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)10 mg
O-3 Essentials®
Fish Oil Concentrate2 g
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)540 mg
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)360 mg
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
Proprietary Fruit Blend200 mg
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Cranberry Concentrate
Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)8 mg
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]198 mg
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
Other ingredients
Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily RegimenUSANA Essentials
Gelatin, ethyl vanillin, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica, potassium aspartate, purified water, natural lemon flavour, antioxidant blend for freshness (mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate) CONTAINS: FISH (anchovy, 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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