USANA Usanimals vs USANA Essentials

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

Complete nutritional comparison


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

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (AS BETA CAROTENE)5000 IU15000 IU200% ↑VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
VITAMIN C (AS ASCORBIC ACID AND SODIUM ASCORBATE)250 mg1300 mg420% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
VITAMIN D (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1000 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 TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)100 IU400 IU300% ↑VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)40 µg60 µg50% ↑VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN MONONITRATE)2.5 mg27 mg980% ↑VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)2.5 mg27 mg980% ↑VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)
NIACIN (AS NIACINAMIDE)20 mg40 mg100% ↑NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE)2.5 mg32 mg1180% ↑VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)400 µg1000 µg150% ↑FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)40 µg200 µg400% ↑VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
BIOTIN150 µg300 µg100% ↑BIOTIN
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)10 mg90 mg800% ↑PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
CALCIUM (AS MILK CALCIUM)150 mg270 mg80% ↑CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)100 µg300 µg200% ↑IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CARBONATE)50 mg300 mg500% ↑MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
ZINC (AS ZINC AMINO ACID CHELATE)10 mg20 mg100% ↑ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
SELENIUM (AS SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)50 µg200 µg300% ↑SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
COPPER (AS COPPER CITRATE)750 µg2 mg167% ↑COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)1000 µg5 mg400% ↑MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM NICOTINATE)50 µg300 µg500% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM TRIOXIDE)25 µg50 µg100% ↑MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
IRON (AS FERROUS FUMURATE USP)4 mg
ANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX80 mg
(BLACKBERRY,
CRANBERRY,
RASPBERRY, AND
WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT POWDERS)BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Blueberry fruit powder is the same species as bilberry extract.
POLYENYLPHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (FROM SOY)50 mg100 mgCHOLINE BITARTRATE
Polyenylphosphatidyl choline is also called phosphatidyl choline. Both phosphatidyl choline and choline bitartrate contain 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
INOSITOL30 mg150 mg400% ↑INOSITOL
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
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]
100 mgN-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
12 mgCOENZYME Q10
15 mgTURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
600 µgLUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
1000 µgLYCOPENE
3000 µgBORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
40 µgVANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
3 mgULTRA TRACE MINERALS
Nutrients only in USANA Usanimals
Dose: Child
IRON (AS FERROUS FUMURATE USP)4 mg
ANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX80 mg
(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 COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]198 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
Other ingredients
USANA UsanimalsUSANA Essentials
CRYSTALLINE 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
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 Acid

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