USANA Essentials vs USANA Usanimals

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)USANA Usanimals(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU5000 IU-67% ↓VITAMIN A (AS BETA CAROTENE)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg250 mg-81% ↓VITAMIN C (AS ASCORBIC ACID AND SODIUM ASCORBATE)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU1000 IUVITAMIN D (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)400 IU100 IU-75% ↓VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg2.5 mg-91% ↓VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN MONONITRATE)
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)27 mg2.5 mg-91% ↓VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)
NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)40 mg20 mg-50% ↓NIACIN (AS NIACINAMIDE)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg2.5 mg-92% ↓VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 µg400 µg-60% ↓FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg40 µg-80% ↓VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
BIOTIN300 µg150 µg-50% ↓BIOTIN
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg10 mg-89% ↓PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg40 µg-33% ↓VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
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]WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT POWDERS) [contained in: ANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX]
Bilberry extract is the same species as blueberry fruit powder.
INOSITOL150 mg30 mg-80% ↓INOSITOL
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg50 mgPOLYENYLPHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (FROM SOY)
Both choline bitartrate and phosphatidyl choline contain choline. Polyenylphosphatidyl choline is also called phosphatidyl choline.
Sources:
• "PubChem, released in 2004, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules."
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem
• "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 µg
LYCOPENE1000 µg
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg150 mg-44% ↓CALCIUM (AS MILK CALCIUM)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg100 µg-67% ↓IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg50 mg-83% ↓MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CARBONATE)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg10 mg-50% ↓ZINC (AS ZINC AMINO ACID CHELATE)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg750 µg-62% ↓COPPER (AS COPPER CITRATE)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg1000 µg-80% ↓MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg25 µg-50% ↓MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM TRIOXIDE)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg50 µg-83% ↓CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM NICOTINATE)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg50 µg-75% ↓SELENIUM (AS SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
4 mgIRON (AS FERROUS FUMURATE USP)
80 mgANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
(BLACKBERRY,
CRANBERRY,
RASPBERRY, AND
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]
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg
LYCOPENE1000 µg
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Nutrients only in USANA Usanimals
Dose: Child
IRON (AS FERROUS FUMURATE USP)4 mg
ANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]80 mg
(BLACKBERRY,
CRANBERRY,
RASPBERRY, AND
Other ingredients
USANA EssentialsUSANA Usanimals
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 AcidCRYSTALLINE FRUCTOSE, EVAPORATED CANE SYRUP, NATURAL WILD BERRY FLAVOR, MODIFIED CELLULOSE, XYLITOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, DEXTRIN, CALCIUM SILICATE, MALIC ACID, SALT, DEXTROSE, SOY LECITHIN, STEVIA, SODIUM CMC, HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN, SODIUM CITRATE.
CONTAINS SOY AND MILK

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