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USANA: Essentials
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(Adult )
(Adult )
Ingredient
Daily Dose
Daily Dose
Difference
Matched ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
15000 IU
5000 IU
-67% ↓
Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids ...
32.5 mg
Beta-carotene from fermentation of Blake...
15 mg
mixed carotenoids from Dunaliella salina...
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
1300 mg
287 mg
-78% ↓
Vitamin C (from
180 mg
Calcium ascorbate
200 mg
Potassium ascorbate
40 mg
Ascorbyl palmitate)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)
1800 IU
500 IU
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)
VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
400 IU
103 IU
-74% ↓
Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from ve...
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)
27 mg
12 mg
-56% ↓
Thiamin
13.5 mg
(from Thiamin hydrochloride)
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)
27 mg
10 mg
-63% ↓
Riboflavin
19.5 mg
(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
40 mg
26 mg
-35% ↓
Niacin (from
14 mg
Nicotinic acid
14 mg
Niacinamide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
32 mg
8 mg
-75% ↓
Vitamin B6
11.7 mg
(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
1000 µg
322 µg
Folic Acid
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
200 µg
25 µg
-87% ↓
Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
BIOTIN
300 µg
399 µg
33% ↑
Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
90 mg
41 mg
-54% ↓
Pantothenic Acid
45.3 mg
(from Calcium pantothenate)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
60 µg
180 µg
200% ↑
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)
30 mg
50 mg
Olive leaf extract (Olea europea) [conta...
7.5 mg
(providing oleuropein)
MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)
34 mg
1.9 mg
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from
10 mg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX
198 mg
RUTIN
9.85 mg
Rutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud) [con...
QUERCETIN
49 mg
Myricetin
70 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract...
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
74 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitte...
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]
100 mg
Green tea extract (from Camellia sinensi...
77 mg
(providing catechins)
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
40 mg
Bilberry extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, fr...
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
INOSITOL
150 mg
59 mg
-61% ↓
Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate...
CHOLINE BITARTRATE
100 mg
95 mg
-5% ↓
Choline bitartrate
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
100 mg
74 mg
-26% ↓
N-acetyl L-cysteine
COENZYME Q10
12 mg
19 mg
58% ↑
Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiq...
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
15 mg
50 mg
233% ↑
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, roo...
47.5 mg
(providing curcuminoids)
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
600 µg
2.5 mg
317% ↑
Lutein [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
50 mg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)
LYCOPENE
1000 µg
900 µg
-10% ↓
Lycopene
4.5 mg
(from Tomato extract)
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
270 mg
47 mg
-83% ↓
Calcium (from
180 mg
Calcium ascorbate
100 mg
Calcium carbonate (from Lithothamnium al...
70 mg
Dicalcium phosphate
60 mg
Calcium magnesium Inositol hexaphosphate
45.3 mg
Calcium panthothenate)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
300 µg
150 µg
-50% ↓
Iodine
197 µg
(from Potassium iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
300 mg
68 mg
-77% ↓
Magnesium (from
200 mg
Magnesium citrate,
110 mg
Magnesium stearate
60 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate...
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
20 mg
9 mg
-55% ↓
Zinc
31.1 mg
(from Zinc citrate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
2 mg
0.1 mg
-95% ↓
Copper
0.72 mg
(from Copper gluconate)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
5 mg
2 mg
-60% ↓
Manganese
8 mg
(from Manganese citrate)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
50 µg
64 µg
28% ↑
Molybdenum
642 µg
(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
300 µg
106 µg
-65% ↓
Chromium
884 µg
(from Chromium Picolinate)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
200 µg
100 µg
-50% ↓
Selenium
250 µg
(from L-selenomethionine)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
3000 µg
600 µg
-80% ↓
Boron
12 mg
(from Boron Citrate)
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS
3 mg
30 mg
900% ↑
Mineral sea salts (providing trace eleme...
26 mg
Phosphorus (from
70 mg
Dicalcium phosphate
60 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate
11.7 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate
19.5 mg
Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
74 mg
Potassium (from
200 mg
Potassium ascorbate
100 mg
Tripotassium citrate
0.2 mg
Potassium iodide)
150 mg
RNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)
100 mg
Milk thistle extract (from Silybum maria...
80 mg
(providing Silymarins)
100 mg
MSM (Methyl sufonylmethane)
100 mg
Soy lecithin
(a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
98 mg
Betain HCl
90 mg
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL
79 mg
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean sh...
51 mg
SAMe
95 mg
(from S-adenoslymethionine tosylate)
50 mg
Bacopa extract (Bacopa monnieri, leaf)
15 mg
(providing bacosides)
50 mg
Nigella (Black cumin) extract (from Nige...
50 mg
Ginkgo extract (from Ginkgo Biloba, leaf...
11 mg
(providing ginkgo flavonoglycosides
2.7 mg
and terpenelactones)
50 mg
Guggul gum extract (from Commiphora muku...
1.25 mg
(providing guggulsterones)
50 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic acid)
50 mg
Masson Pine bark extract (from Pinus mas...
47.5 mg
(providing proanthocyanadins)
49 mg
Alpha lipoic acid
40 mg
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvens...
30 mg
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, roo...
1.5 mg
(providing gingerols)
30 mg
Grape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera ...
(providing at least 450 mg/g phenolics)
28 mg
Piperine
30 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extrac...
25 mg
Trans-resveratrol
50 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese kno...
18 mg
Luteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut)...
10 mg
Alfafa extract (from Medicago sativa, ae...
10 mg
Phosphatidyl L-serine
50 mg
(from Soybean lecithin)
8 mg
Policosanol
8.9 mg
(from Sugar cane extract)
5 mg
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate, from Yeast)
804 mg
Amino Acid Blend
99 mg
L-carnosine
90 mg
L-arginine HCL
90 mg
L-tyrosine
89.19 mg
L-lysine HCL
89.19 mg
L-methionine
50 mg
L-ornithine HCL
49.95 mg
L-proline
49.75 mg
L-cysteine
49.6 mg
L-glutamine
49.5 mg
L-pyroglutamic acid
49.25 mg
Taurine
49 mg
Reduced L-glutathione
240 mg
Eznyme Blend
80 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple stem)
80 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya), fru...
50 mg
Amylase (from fermentation of Aspergillu...
30 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus...
147 mg
Immunity Stimulating Blend [some ingredi...
50 mg
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice ...
35 mg
Beta glucan (from yeast)
12.5 mg
Tea polysaccharides
50 mg
(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
53 mg
Eye Health Blend [some ingredients are m...
800 µg
Astaxanthin
26.6 mg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)
500 µg
Zeaxanthin
10 mg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Nutrients only in USANA: Essentials (Adult )  
(Adult )
Daily Dose
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX
198 mg
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
40 µg
Nutrients only in xtendlife: Total Balance Unisex Premium (Adult )  
(Adult )
Daily Dose
Phosphorus (from
26 mg
Dicalcium phosphate
70 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate
60 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate
11.7 mg
Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
19.5 mg
Potassium (from
74 mg
Potassium ascorbate
200 mg
Tripotassium citrate
100 mg
Potassium iodide)
0.2 mg
RNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)
150 mg
Milk thistle extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)
100 mg
(providing Silymarins)
80 mg
MSM (Methyl sufonylmethane)
100 mg
Soy lecithin
100 mg
(a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
Betain HCl
98 mg
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL
90 mg
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)
79 mg
SAMe
51 mg
(from S-adenoslymethionine tosylate)
95 mg
Bacopa extract (Bacopa monnieri, leaf)
50 mg
(providing bacosides)
15 mg
Nigella (Black cumin) extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 190mg of Black cumin seeds)
50 mg
Ginkgo extract (from Ginkgo Biloba, leaf)
50 mg
(providing ginkgo flavonoglycosides
11 mg
and terpenelactones)
2.7 mg
Guggul gum extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum)
50 mg
(providing guggulsterones)
1.25 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic acid)
50 mg
Masson Pine bark extract (from Pinus massoniana, bark)
50 mg
(providing proanthocyanadins)
47.5 mg
Alpha lipoic acid
49 mg
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
40 mg
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)
30 mg
(providing gingerols)
1.5 mg
Grape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera species, seed)
30 mg
(providing at least 450 mg/g phenolics)
Piperine
28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
30 mg
Trans-resveratrol
25 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)
50 mg
Luteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) extract, shell)
18 mg
Alfafa extract (from Medicago sativa, aerial parts) equivalent to 120mg fresh alfafa)
10 mg
Phosphatidyl L-serine
10 mg
(from Soybean lecithin)
50 mg
Policosanol
8 mg
(from Sugar cane extract)
8.9 mg
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate, from Yeast)
5 mg
Amino Acid Blend
804 mg
L-carnosine
99 mg
L-arginine HCL
90 mg
L-tyrosine
90 mg
L-lysine HCL
89.19 mg
L-methionine
89.19 mg
L-ornithine HCL
50 mg
L-proline
49.95 mg
L-cysteine
49.75 mg
L-glutamine
49.6 mg
L-pyroglutamic acid
49.5 mg
Taurine
49.25 mg
Reduced L-glutathione
49 mg
Eznyme Blend
240 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple stem)
80 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya), fruit)
80 mg
Amylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
50 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)
30 mg
Immunity Stimulating Blend [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
147 mg
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)
50 mg
Beta glucan (from yeast)
35 mg
Tea polysaccharides
12.5 mg
(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
50 mg
Eye Health Blend [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
53 mg
Astaxanthin
800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)
26.6 mg
Zeaxanthin
500 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)
10 mg
Other ingredients  
USANA: Essentials
xtendlife: Total Balance Unisex Premium
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
Microcrystalline cellulose, Dextrose, Enteric Coating (Purified water, Ethylcellulose, Ammonium hydroxide, Medium chain triglycerides, Oleic acid, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, Talc, Polydextrose), Maltodextrin, Silicon dioxide, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose