USANA Essentials vs Thorne Research, Basic Nutrients V

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)Thorne Research, Basic Nutrients V(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU2.63 mg?Vitamin A (from
1875 µgBeta Carotene and
750 µgPalmitate)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg850 mg-35% ↓Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU25 µgVitamin D (as Vitamin D3) (1,000 IU)
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)400 IU268 mg?Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg40 mg48% ↑Thiamin (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
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)27 mg11 mg-59% ↓Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)
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 mg160 mg300% ↑Niacin (30 mg as Niacin and
130 mgas Niacinamide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg10 mg-69% ↓Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 µg1.7 mg70% ↑Folate (as
500 µgCalcium Folinate and
500 µgL-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg450 µg125% ↑Vitamin B12 (as
225 µgAdenosylcobalamin and
225 µgas Methylcobalamin)
BIOTIN300 µg350 µg17% ↑Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg413 mg359% ↑Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg100 µg67% ↑Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1)
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 mg35 mgCholine (as Choline Citrate)
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg144 µg-76% ↓Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta))
LYCOPENE1000 µg
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg210 mg-22% ↓Calcium (as
120 mgCalcium Citrate and
90 mgCalcium Malate)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg150 mg-50% ↓Magnesium (as
90 mgMagnesium Citrate and
60 mgMagnesium Malate)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg15 mg-25% ↓Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg1.5 µg-100% ↓Copper (as Copper Picolinate)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg6 mg20% ↑Manganese (as Maganese Picolinate)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg100 µg100% ↑Molybdenum (as TRAACS® Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg200 µg-33% ↓Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Blycinate Chelate)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg200 µg0%Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg3 mg=Boron (as Boroganic™ Boron Glycinate Complex)
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg100 µg150% ↑Vanadium
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
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
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LYCOPENE1000 µg
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Nutrients only in Thorne Research, Basic Nutrients V
Dose: Adult
Other ingredients
USANA EssentialsThorne Research, Basic Nutrients V
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 AcidHypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Calcium Laurate, Silicon Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose.

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