In every healthfood store and supermarket you can find a range of vitamins, minerals and
other supplements these days and all are claiming to be the best.
How can you distinguish which ones are true-to-label, potent, bio-available, made of the
best forms of the nutrients and right for you?
The average consumer determine by price what the best value is, without understanding the subtitle, yet profound differences between nutritional products.
The majority of multi-vitamins are woefully inadequate.
Effective potency is only the first problem.Different nutrients vary widely in price.
Iron sulfate for example,costs only pennies, whereas pure biotin costs around $6000 per
pound, wholesale. You can understand how this influences formulations.
Different forms of the same nutrient can also vary in a 20-fold price range.
For example, a pill reading: “Vitamin E as mixed tocopherol complex, 400 IU”, can contain
anything from a cheap blend of 50% tocopherols and 50% vegetable oil, to a very
expensive blend of 95% tocopherols and 5% vegetable oil.The only guide you have as a
consumer is the retail price.
But price is not infallible. The only way you can know the truth about many forms of
nutrients is to ask independent experts, government and university scientists.
Author, educator and consultant, Lyle Mac William, a former Canadian Member of Parliament, serving as the behest of Canada’s federal Minister of Health,developed the “Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements.
He undertook a review of over 250 U.S. and Canadian nutritional supplements for their
nutrient content. The evidence indicated that the USANA Essentials formulation clearly
surpassed the other evaluated products.
As the demand for copies of the work and requests to investigate additional nutritional
supplements grew, it was clear that there was an earnest need for a comprehensive and
objective comparison of nutritional products; hence, the Comparative Guide to Nutritional
Supplements was born, followed by the Comparative Guide to Children’s Nutritionals.
In developing his comparative guide, Lyle Mac William felt it imperative to provide an
independent standard to which all products – including the USANA Essentials – could be
compared objectively and quantitatively. In this edition he has used the recommendations
of four recognized and published authorities on nutritional supplementation.
The individual daily-intake recommendations of DRs. Michael Colgan, Michael Murray,
Richard Passwater and Ray Strand have been combined to create an independent comparative model.
It provides a comprehensive ans scientifically rigorous evaluation of name-brand
nutritional products, packet with the latest findings from the cutting edge of nutritional
science. For those, interested in optimizing their health by selecting only the best,
this guide is a must.