USANA Usanimals vs Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan

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

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The Complete Nutritional Comparison shows matched nutrients side-by-side with the following symbols:

  • -58% ↓ OR  43% ↑ OR = (the differences in the amount of the ingredient)
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Complete nutritional comparison


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

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (1500 mcg as Beta Carotene)1500 mcg RAE12500 IU?Vitamin A (as Alpha-Carotene & Beta-Carotene) [contained in: Betatene® providing:]
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbate)250 mg100 mg-60% ↓Vitamin C (as Ascorbyl Palmitate & Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)25 µg200 IUVitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)
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)67 mg200 IU?Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherpl Acetate)
Vitamin K (as Phylloquinone)40 µg
Thiamine (Vitamin B1)2.5 mg50 mg1900% ↑Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)2.5 mg50 mg1900% ↑Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Niacin (as Niacinamide)20 mg NE50 mgNiacinamide
Niacin is also called vitamin B3. Niacinamide is a form of 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
• "Dietary supplement ingredient database: unit conversion tables"
National Institute of Health
Unit conversions for vitamins
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL)2.5 mg50 mgPyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6)
The body converts pyridoxal to vitamin B6. The body converts pyridoxine to pyridoxal. Pyridoxine hydrochloride contains pyridoxine.
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
Folate (as 200 μg Folic Acid)666 mcg DFE800 µgFolic Acid
Both folate and folic acid 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 Cyanocobalamin)40 µg6 µg-85% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)
Biotin150 µg300 µg100% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate)10 mg50 mg400% ↑Pantothenic Acid
Calcium (as Milk Calcium)150 mg100 mg-33% ↓Calcium (as Calcium Citrate & Bisglycinate)
Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate USP)4 mg
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)100 µg150 µg50% ↑Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium (as Magnesium Carbonate)50 mg150 mg200% ↑Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate, Alpha Ketogluturate, & Oxide)
Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate)10 mg10 mg=Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate)
Selenium (as Selenium Amino Acid Complex)50 µg200 µg300% ↑Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)
Copper (as Copper Citrate)750 µg2 mg167% ↑Copper (as Copper Gluconate)
Manganese (as Manganese Gluconate)1000 µg2 mg100% ↑Manganese (as Manganese Citrate)
Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate)50 µg200 µg300% ↑Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate)
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Trioxide)25 µg75 µg200% ↑Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Chelate)
Antioxidant Phytonutrient Complex80 mg
(Blackberry,
Cranberry,
Raspberry and
Wild Blueberry powders)
POLYENYLPHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (FROM SOY)50 mg50 mgCholine
Polyenylphosphatidyl choline is also called phosphatidyl choline. Phosphatidyl choline contains choline.
Sources:
• "PubChem, released in 2004, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules."
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem
Soy Lecithin (with Polyenylphosphatidyl Choline)50 mg
Inositol30 mg50 mg67% ↑Inositol
158 mgBetatene® providing: [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]
49 µgLutein
49 µgZeaxanthin
98 µgCryptoxanthin
99 mgPotassium (as Potassium Aspartate, Alpha Ketoglutarate, & Citrate)
5 mgAlpha Lipoic Acid
100 mgL-Carnitine Tartrate
10 mgQuercetin
5 mgGrapeseed Extract 95%
25 mgPABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid)
3 mgLycopene
2 mgBoron (as Boron Citrate)
Nutrients only in USANA Usanimals
Dose: Child
Vitamin K (as Phylloquinone)40 µg
Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate USP)4 mg
Antioxidant Phytonutrient Complex80 mg
(Blackberry,
Cranberry,
Raspberry and
Wild Blueberry powders)
Soy Lecithin (with Polyenylphosphatidyl Choline)50 mg
Nutrients only in Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan
Dose: Adult
Betatene® providing: [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]158 mg
Lutein49 µg
Zeaxanthin49 µg
Cryptoxanthin98 µg
Potassium (as Potassium Aspartate, Alpha Ketoglutarate, & Citrate)99 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid5 mg
L-Carnitine Tartrate100 mg
Quercetin10 mg
Grapeseed Extract 95%5 mg
PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid)25 mg
Lycopene3 mg
Boron (as Boron Citrate)2 mg
Other ingredients
USANA UsanimalsPure Vegan, Advanced Vegan
Crystalline Fructose, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Wild Berry Flavor, Modified Cellulose, Xylitol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dextrin, Citric Acid, Calcium Silicate, Malic Acid, Salt, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Stevia, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sodium Citrate. Contains: Soy and Milk.Digeseb Plus® is a proprietary blend of enzymes which help digest food, minerals and proteins

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