Are vitamins from USANA worth price?

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Q Would you please comment on the supposed supervitamins manufactured by a company named USANA Corp.
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161 - 180 of 208 Comments Last updated Monday Aug 11
rongun

Singapore, Singapore

#186 Dec 6, 2012
joejets wrote:
I am making 3 billion a year just by selling usana. So you guys/gals that says usana is a scam can burn in hell. You are just jealous. For your information I previously have cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and brain tumor. I have been taking usana for more than 10 years. It have cured me of all my diseases and staging me to become an immortal.
I believe that people who are sucessful should be humble and be blessing to other people rather than wanting them to burn to hell. you have received so much blessing but your attitude sucks.
JimHam

Lebanon, IN

#187 Dec 28, 2012
rongun wrote:
<quoted text> I believe that people who are sucessful should be humble and be blessing to other people rather than wanting them to burn to hell. you have received so much blessing but your attitude sucks.
Do you actually believe that person made $3B a year?? Do you think they suffered from all those disease they were supposedly cured of? I believe that was a bit of sarcasm on their part.
DRAM

San Jose, CA

#189 Feb 5, 2013
Choo-Choo wrote:
Sounds like a scam to me. Why not ask your medical practitioner who has been to medical school, attends board conferences and is most likely up to date on current trends than people hawking gimmicks on these board?
You practitioner knows as much about vitamins as your dog.
gabbb

Quezon, Philippines

#192 Feb 9, 2013
You can check your MIMS or PPD guide which doctors use in giving out medical orders, USANA is listed in those books
FULLNBY

Mclean, VA

#193 Apr 11, 2013
Tim B wrote:
Dr. Gott is mistaken about USANA's distribution method. USANA ships direct to the consumer (no associate distribution/inventory required). This model eliminates the extra warehousing/distribution expense, thus lowering the product cost in that regard.
Dr. Gott is also mistaken in assuming that all nutritional supplements are created equal and you can do an apples-to-apples label comparison. This, in fact, is a common mistake and sometimes a toxic mistake. Toxic? Supplement manufacturers are not yet required to meet labeling requirements that ensure the product actually contains the label's specifications. Strange, but true that some products contain toxic levels of certain compounds (see Lyle McWilliams Comparative Guide) while others don't contain the label specifications at all. USANA voluntarily submits to Good Manufacturing Practices for pharmaceuticals and is certified by the NSF as such (see www nsf org). You are guaranteed that USANA's product contents match its label and are pure and tested for compliance. Yes, this costs a little extra - but it's nice to know you actually get what you are paying for...(www make-a-turn com for more info)
If the above is true, then why are USANA products so very, very EXPENSIVE, This company is an MLM, thay may obvisacte but that is the truth of it.
Don't waste your money on their products, you can buy just as good quality at your local store for less than half the price
Felicity

Philippines

#195 Apr 20, 2013
I want to try usana product!
panda

Australia

#198 Apr 28, 2013
Yes USANA vitamins are truly amazing, the next best vitamin is only half as good as usana is, thats a fact, and other ones are just useless. Ive only been taking usana vitamins for a month now, and i feel amazing. There is no more weird aches, migraines, or being sore and sleepy when i wake up, i feel awesome 24 7, i have so much more energy to do things, spots, spend time with people, going camping, playing football, volleyball! When is the last time youve done sports and really enjoyed it?
Ive started working out, stopped all the drinking, i feel so healthy and alive. Ive thrown my proactive away and started washing my face with usanas face products, there is no better feeling than put face products on your face actually knowing that your skin benefits from it and creams nourish your skin, no more putting bunch of chemicals and preservatives on my face! Cant believe everyone is actually using that stuff!
Usana has really changed my life and to me its not about selling products, its more about helping people, Ive introduced all my friends and family to it, because i love them and want to take care of them.

Dont think twice about it, just try it.
ruthy

Singapore, Singapore

#199 Apr 28, 2013
I could say.. Those who say "NO" to the products and business opportunity, stands firm on their ground, and when i say stands on their ground, i mean remain on the same ground, forever. How could some people say something to SOMETHING which apparently they don't have any idea at all. I guess some people here cannot even define SCAM, hey you, yes you whoever you are who thought USANA is a Scam and unstable or whatever sloppy company you think it is, why not see a videoclip of USana being featured in CNN for being STOCK OF THE DAY, and try to research what is NYSE, and ALBERT EINSTEIN AWARD, or even just let's say the leat you could research...COMPARATIVE GUIDE, PDF, MIMS, or here...just ask your doctor what THE HELL IS THIS USANA Thing, is this really a real thing or just a crap, and press your nose against the pages of COMPARATIVE GUIDE (that, if you know what is that thing) or on the pages of PDF or MIMS and read what USANA nutritionals is all about and ask your doctor is it really good for you? LEMME ask you, does your vitamins being featured in FORBES magazine? yes FORBES MAGAZINE, coz the last time i check, my USANA vitamins were there! So how about yours? in your local channel? well, thats cheap, huh..

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#200 May 4, 2013
panda wrote:
Yes USANA vitamins are truly amazing, the next best vitamin is only half as good as usana is, thats a fact, and other ones are just useless. Ive only been taking usana vitamins for a month now, and i feel amazing. There is no more weird aches, migraines, or being sore and sleepy when i wake up, i feel awesome 24 7, i have so much more energy to do things, spots, spend time with people, going camping, playing football, volleyball! When is the last time youve done sports and really enjoyed it?
Ive started working out, stopped all the drinking, i feel so healthy and alive. Ive thrown my proactive away and started washing my face with usanas face products, there is no better feeling than put face products on your face actually knowing that your skin benefits from it and creams nourish your skin, no more putting bunch of chemicals and preservatives on my face! Cant believe everyone is actually using that stuff!
Usana has really changed my life and to me its not about selling products, its more about helping people, Ive introduced all my friends and family to it, because i love them and want to take care of them.
Dont think twice about it, just try it.
Lemme guess, you're a distributor, right?

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#201 May 4, 2013
ruthy wrote:
I could say.. Those who say "NO" to the products and business opportunity, stands firm on their ground, and when i say stands on their ground, i mean remain on the same ground, forever. How could some people say something to SOMETHING which apparently they don't have any idea at all. I guess some people here cannot even define SCAM, hey you, yes you whoever you are who thought USANA is a Scam and unstable or whatever sloppy company you think it is, why not see a videoclip of USana being featured in CNN for being STOCK OF THE DAY, and try to research what is NYSE, and ALBERT EINSTEIN AWARD, or even just let's say the leat you could research...COMPARATIVE GUIDE, PDF, MIMS, or here...just ask your doctor what THE HELL IS THIS USANA Thing, is this really a real thing or just a crap, and press your nose against the pages of COMPARATIVE GUIDE (that, if you know what is that thing) or on the pages of PDF or MIMS and read what USANA nutritionals is all about and ask your doctor is it really good for you? LEMME ask you, does your vitamins being featured in FORBES magazine? yes FORBES MAGAZINE, coz the last time i check, my USANA vitamins were there! So how about yours? in your local channel? well, thats cheap, huh..
I actually started with them about 1994, when it was still a fairly new company. I even got to meet Dr. Wendts, if I remember his name correctly, in person.
The products were great. The antioxydent cream was awesome, the essentials, as the called em then, worked great. Everything about the product, other than price, was great.
I worked the business long enough to become broke and got out.
For you to criticize criticism this way is juvenile, among other words I can call it. It didnt/doesnt work for everyone, and that's an easily probable fact.
And your English is horrid.
happinessrepubli c

Ferntree Gully, Australia

#203 May 14, 2013
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But, as a product, it has worked for me. I've used supplements and big brand skin care in the past 5 years after noticing the aging process started speeding up. None of them has worked so well for me. So, I will definitely use it for the rest of my life.

Also, I just feel it is only fair to comment on a consumer product after one uses it for at least 2 - 3 months.
Donna Doty

Walla Walla, WA

#204 May 19, 2013
Choo-Choo wrote:
Sounds like a scam to me. Why not ask your medical practitioner who has been to medical school, attends board conferences and is most likely up to date on current trends than people hawking gimmicks on these board?
My highly skilled and trained doctor recommended them to me.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#205 May 20, 2013
FULLNBY wrote:
<quoted text>
If the above is true, then why are USANA products so very, very EXPENSIVE, This company is an MLM, thay may obvisacte but that is the truth of it.
Don't waste your money on their products, you can buy just as good quality at your local store for less than half the price
Agreed its overpriced, I just haven't tried anything as good anywhere.
John Robinson

Sequim, WA

#206 Jun 6, 2013
Choo-Choo wrote:
Sounds like a scam to me. Why not ask your medical practitioner who has been to medical school, attends board conferences and is most likely up to date on current trends than people hawking gimmicks on these board?
Did you know that medical schools teach about nutritional supplements for less than 3 weeks during a training doctor's education. MOST hardline AMA cert. Medical doctors have very little knowledge, training, or exposure to nutritional supplementation, and many are totally biased to the very idea of supplementation.
They have their hands full just keeping up with the newest trends in medicine let alone taking their precious time studying nutrition. Yes, those subjects DO overlap, but FEW medical doctors will take on the effort of that additional knowledge.
Mon

Edmonton, Canada

#208 Jun 7, 2013
read up wrote:
USANA has an excellent product. They actually have their vitamins and minerals in the PDR ( Physcians Desk Reference). So I know someone will say that book is worth crap also. But it is the same book that prescription medications are published in, the ones that have to meet certain government regulations. I used that book in Nursing school, and so did the doctors I know. the body needs nutrients, and we do not get them in the foods we eat. As a personal trainer, I have only come across a few people who eat completely healthy, and they are usually world class athletes or bodybuilders. Most people are the typical always on the go eat at McDonald's slave to the clock.
I am not saying that USANA has a great business opportunity, Yes money can be made, but most people who do the business are slackers, and are not serious about making the business work. The business is easy enough to earn enough money for your own personal use vitamins. Free vitamins in my opinion is a good deal. As for the Comparitive guide, If you actually read it, the book uses some good research, from doctors such as Dr. Colgan, who works with world class athletes.
There is nothing wrong with direct marketing, yes there are alot of associates who know really nothing about nutrition, but there are also many professional medical professionals who do USANA. So as for the comment about ask your doctor is a moot point. Some doctors will endorse the products, others will not.
There is a reason why USANA costs more, it is the quality and ingredients. The same way a brick house costs more than a house made out of wood.
Do your research, and look for unbiased 3rd party reviews about the products from USANA. Do not take the words of someone who can not make money in USANA. The products are good. The business opportuinty works for some, and fails for many more. Its just life, not everyone will be millionaires or earn 6 figure incomes.
SO FAR YOU'VE SAID THE SMARTEST THINGS HERE, YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Mon

Edmonton, Canada

#209 Jun 7, 2013
Read up, so far you've said the smartest things, i absolutely agree! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
victor

Bakersfield, CA

#210 Jun 17, 2013
Usana is the best products out there. Hands down! There are other great vitamins such as Douglas labs, but those would have to be prescribed and cost a whole lot more.
victor

Bakersfield, CA

#211 Jun 17, 2013
Felicity wrote:
I want to try usana product!

Contact me felicity and i can get u some.:)
Susan

Vancouver, Canada

#212 Jun 22, 2013
I totally agree with Kevin. I have read the list of ingredients in their vitamins and there is nothing extraordinatry listed. They claim their ingredients are "live" but it doesn't specfify on the bottle to refrigerate the vitamins. Their protein shake powder is 100% soy protein and doesn't even state that it's non-GMO which means that it probably is GMO. The second ingredient of their protein powder is sucralose! You have to use 3 scoops of powder per serving. The package costs $35.00 & only gives you 9 servings per package which equals a whopping $4.00 per shake. What a rip off. They claim their ingredients are natural but in fact most of the ingredients are glycols, polysorbate and lots of salt. Usana products cost more money not because of quality but because 100 people down the chain are profiting along the way from 1 purchase and Wentz the founder is enjoying his profits living in Switzerland skimming off top!
Kevin wrote:
I'm going to run though some information quickly here to make your life easier.
The Comparative Guide - It's not an independent journal. Several of the "experts" are/were associated with USANA and at least one is a distributor who profits from it. I say "experts" because almost none of them are medical doctors. Take a serious look at the people who helped edit it and you'll find controversy around almost all of them. USANA buys these books by the boat load to sell to their distributors as promotional tools. How much money do you think that book makes for simply saying USANA is number one? The answer = A LOT!
Pharm GMPs - Look at USANAs SEC filings. They even state that there adherence to these GMPs is their "belief" alone. Only the FDA can say if something meets Pharm GMPs and the FDA has never once checked USANA for meeting them. USANA is the only one who says they manufacture to Pharm GMPs, no one else. They also try to back this up with their adherence to the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia which they claim to be identical but if you look into that you'll find that products from Johnson and Johnson and GNC are also adhering to the requirements of the TGA and they don't boast that they're Pharm grade because of it.
USP - Check the list of companies at the USPs website and USANA is not on it. They use some clever wording on their labels to make it look like they do but in fact they don't. E-mail the USP about it. I did and so have several others.
Physicians Desk Reference (PDR)- They're listed in the PDR because they paid to be listed in there. The PDR is not some benchmark everyone strives for. You pay your fee to have your product listed so that Doctors can read about it and will hopefully prescribe it to their patients. USANA can't even use their being listed in the PDR as an advertisement because its mis-leading that's why its only the distributors who will tell you about it.
Myron Wentz - "World Renowned" is a useless title meant to give someone added importance. It's like the term "Corinthian Leather" What you should also know is that he threw out his US citizenship and moved to the tax haven St.Kitts and controls the company through Lichtenstein. Currently he's busy awarding himself shares of his own company.
USANA is a pyramid scheme. You're not paying for better vitamins you're paying for the opportunity to make money by signing up new people. If you really want to try their products you could buy them at half price on ebay but I would seriously advise anyone to not buy anything you put in your body from ebay. Distributors are required to purchase a set amount per month in order to qualify for commissions which is probably why some many people are hooking it at ebay for cheap. My advice, get something which has backing by some real scientific journals cause anyway you slice it USANA is just a scam. remember that I'm not making any money by telling you that I've found nothing good about USANA while those who tell you its top stuff may very well be distributors.
Susan

Vancouver, Canada

#213 Jun 22, 2013
I totally agree with Kevin. I have read the list of ingredients in their vitamins and there is nothing extraordinatry listed. They claim their ingredients are "live" but it doesn't specfify on the bottle to refrigerate the vitamins. Their protein shake powder is 100% soy protein and doesn't even state that it's non-GMO which means that it probably is GMO. The second ingredient of their protein powder is sucralose! You have to use 3 scoops of powder per serving. The package costs $35.00 & only gives you 9 servings per package which equals a whopping $4.00 per shake. What a rip off. They claim their ingredients are natural but in fact most of the ingredients are glycols, polysorbate and lots of salt. Usana products cost more money not because of quality but because 100 people down the chain are profiting along the way from 1 purchase and Wentz the founder is enjoying his profits living in Switzerland skimming off top!

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