USANA Essentials vs Carlson Super 2 Daily

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Complete nutritional comparison



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

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU3000 mcg RAE?Vitamin A (as beta carotene)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg600 mg-54% ↓Vitamin C (from calcium ascorbate)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU40 µg?Vitamin D3 (as cholecaciferol)
VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)400 IU268 mg?Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol from soy)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg15 mg-44% ↓Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (from thiamin mononitrate)
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
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)27 mg17 mg-37% ↓Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)
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 NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)40 mg40 mg=Niacin (as niacinimide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg20 mg-38% ↓Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 µg680 mcg DFE?Folate (as 400mg folic acid)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg120 µg-40% ↓Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)
BIOTIN300 µg300 µg=Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg40 mg-56% ↓Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium pantothenate)
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
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg800 µg33% ↑Lutein
LYCOPENE1000 µg
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg70 mg-74% ↓Calcium (from calcium ascorbate, dicalcium phosphate and d-calcium pantothenate)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg300 µg=Iodine (from potassium iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg100 mg-67% ↓Magnesium (from magnesium oxide)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg15 mg-25% ↓Zinc (from zinc glycinate chelate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg2 mg=Copper (from copper chelate and copper carbonate)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg3 mg-40% ↓Manganese (from manganese glycinate chelate)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg75 µg50% ↑Molybdenum (from molybdenum glycinate chelate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg240 µg-20% ↓Chromium (from chromium nicotinate)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg210 µg5% ↑Selenium (from selenomethionine)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg2 mg-33% ↓Boron (from boron glycinate chelate)
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg400 µg900% ↑Vanadium (from Bis-Maltolato Oxo Vanadium)
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
800 mgNorwegian Fish Oil
130 mgEPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
90 µgDHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

Nutrients exclusive to 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

Nutrients exclusive to Carlson Super 2 Daily

Dose: Adult
Norwegian Fish Oil800 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)130 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)90 µg

Other ingredients

USANA EssentialsCarlson Super 2 Daily
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 AcidBees 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)

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