Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan vs USANA Essentials

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan(Daily Dose)USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Betatene® providing:158 mg
Vitamin A (as Alpha-Carotene & Beta-Carotene)12500 IU15000 IU20% ↑VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
Lutein49 µg600 µg1124% ↑LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
Zeaxanthin49 µg
Cryptoxanthin98 µg
Vitamin C (as Ascorbyl Palmitate & Ascorbic Acid)100 mg1300 mg1200% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
Vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)200 IU1800 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 Tocopherpl Acetate)200 IU400 IU100% ↑VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
Thiamine (Vitamin B1)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
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)50 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
Niacinamide50 mg40 mgNIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. Niacin is also called vitamin B3.
Sources:
• "Niacin and nicotinamide. What is it? How effective is it? How does it work? Are there safety concerns? Are there interactions with other medications or herb and supplements?"
Medline Plus
Medline Plus: Niacin and niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
• "Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB): Nicotinate and Nicotinamide Metabolism (homosapiens)"
Genome Alberta & Genome Canada
SMPDB: Nicotinate and Nicotinamide Metabolism
• "Recommendations for niacin dosage by life stage and gender"
National Health and Medical Research Council - Australia, Ministry of Health - New Zealand
Niacin - Nutrient Reference Values Australia and New Zealand
Pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6)50 mg32 mgVITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
Pyridoxine hydrochloride contains pyridoxine. The body converts pyridoxine to pyridoxal. The body converts pyridoxal to vitamin B6.
Sources:
• "Foundational Medicine Review 2001 Vol 6: Shows the most active form of Vitamin B6, Biochemistry and Clinical Applications"
Thorne Research
Foundational Medicine Review: Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine; Pyridoxal 5'Phosphate)
• "The three main forms of Vitamin B6. Its effect on nervous system function, red blood cell formation, niacin formation, hormone function, nucleic acid synthesis, the RDA, disease prevention and treatment, sources, supplements and safety."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin B6
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Folic Acid800 µg1000 µgFOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
Both folic acid and folate are forms of vitamin B9.
Sources:
• "Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB): Folate metabolism"
Genome Alberta, Genome British Columbia & Genome Canada
SMPDB: Folate Metabolism
• "Folate fact sheet for health professionals"
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health - USA
Folate fact sheet for Health Professionals
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)6 µg200 µg3233% ↑VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=BIOTIN
Pantothenic Acid50 mg90 mg80% ↑PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate & Bisglycinate)100 mg270 mg170% ↑CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)150 µg300 µg100% ↑IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate, Alpha Ketogluturate, & Oxide)150 mg300 mg100% ↑MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate)10 mg20 mg100% ↑ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)200 µg200 µg=SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
Copper (as Copper Gluconate)2 mg2 mg=COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
Manganese (as Manganese Citrate)2 mg5 mg150% ↑MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate)200 µg300 µg50% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Chelate)75 µg50 µg-33% ↓MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
Potassium (as Potassium Aspartate, Alpha Ketoglutarate, & Citrate)99 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid5 mg
L-Carnitine Tartrate100 mg100 mgN-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
Levocarnitine tartrate contains L-carnitine. Both L-carnitine and L-cysteine are forms of amino acid. The body converts N-acetyl-L-cysteine to L-cysteine.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Cysteine - Compound Summary CID 5862"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Cysteine - Compound Summary
• "Introduction to the chemistry of amino acids"
byDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona
The Chemistry of Amino Acids
• "Cysteine - uses, dietary sources, available forms, how to take it, precautions, possible interactions "
St Luke's Hospital
Cysteine
• "PubChem - Levocarnitine Compound Summary"
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Pubchem: Levocarnitine - Compound Summary
• "PubChem - Levocarnitine Tartrate Compound Summary"
National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Levocarnitine tartrate, CID=70700026 (accessed on Jan. 6, 2020)
Choline50 mg100 mgCHOLINE BITARTRATE
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Inositol50 mg150 mg200% ↑INOSITOL
Quercetin10 mgQUERCETIN [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Grapeseed Extract 95%5 mgGREEN 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
PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid)25 mg
Lycopene3 mg1000 µg-67% ↓LYCOPENE
Boron (as Boron Citrate)2 mg3000 µg50% ↑BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
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 [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
RUTIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
12 mgCOENZYME Q10
15 mgTURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
40 µgVANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
3 mgULTRA TRACE MINERALS
Nutrients only in Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan
Dose: Adult
Betatene® providing:158 mg
Zeaxanthin49 µg
Cryptoxanthin98 µg
Potassium (as Potassium Aspartate, Alpha Ketoglutarate, & Citrate)99 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid5 mg
PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid)25 mg
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 COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]198 mg
RUTIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Other ingredients
Pure Vegan, Advanced VeganUSANA Essentials
Digeseb Plus® is a proprietary blend of enzymes which help digest food, minerals and proteinsMicrocrystalline 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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