Usana Essentials Multivitamin Review

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Usana Essentials Multivitamin is a supplement designed to be taken every day in place of a multi-vitamin. The ingredient list in the product description leaves off more than 50-percent of the ingredients. The detailed ingredient list includes warnings and considerations when taking the supplement. Considerations include the fact that vitamin and mineral supplements will not improve health unless the dieter is deficient in those vitamins and minerals in the first place. A warning associated with this supplement brought to light the dangers of taking supplements. According to Usana, no more than 150 mcg of selenium should be taken on a daily basis to prevent toxicity. This supplement includes 150 mcg of selenium, what happens if the dieter eats a food that contains selenium?

List of Ingredients

MultiMineral: Calcium as Calcium Citrate Hydrate and Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium as Magnesium Citrate Nonahydrate and Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Zinc Citrate Dihydrate, Selenomethionine, Copper Gluconate, Manganese Gluconate, Chromium as Chromium Chloride and Chromium Picolinate and Molybdenum.

Antioxidant: Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Nicotinamide, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Rutin, Quercetin, Citrus Bioflavonoids Extract, Olive Fresh Fruit, Green Tea Dry Leaf, Bilberry Fresh Fruit, Pomegranate Fresh Fruit, Cinnamon, Curcumin, Inositol, Choline Bitartrate, Cysteine Hydrochloride, Bromelains, Alpha-Lipoic-Acid, Ubidecarenone, Lutein, Lycopene and Broccoli.

Product Features

A daily multi-vitamin will not directly improve the health of a healthy individual, but it will pick up where diet fails from time to time. If a dieter is trying to eat less and skimps on whole foods once a week, there is no need for strong supplementation. However, if the dieter chooses prepackaged meals every day of the week, there could soon be a problem. Usana Essentials Multivitamin contains all the vitamins the body needs, but we do not suggest taking this supplement. If selenium is toxic at levels more than 150 mcg and this product contains 150 mcg, the dieter could be in danger of reaching toxic levels when diet is taken into consideration. Brazil nuts, liver, fish, sunflower seeds and bran are all great sources of selenium. They are also healthy additions to a weight loss diet.

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  • Ingredients are listed on the Usana website.
  • Contains all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants the body needs.


  • Contains a high dose of selenium.
  • The dieter should watch selenium intake if taking this vitamin.
  • Usana Essentials Multivitamin is more expensive than other brands.


We are not willing to risk selenium toxicity for vitamin support. The dieter can pay a fraction of the price for an over the counter vitamin and get just as much support.

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6 User Reviews about Usana Essentials Multivitamin

  • 1
    Penafrancia Custorio

    The products was good for me, it depends to any who were taking it. Before we take a supplements we must know first the details of the items, provably we can’t blame anyone without knowing the effects on our body. I can rate this products 4.


  • 2
    Jamin Saes

    The safe daily levels of selenium is 400mcg, and the essentials merely state that you should not exceed 150mcg from supplements! Which allows for any minor amounts found in foods, i have been using the essentials for 3 years and feel great.


  • 3

    According to the ingredients list in the label of USANA Essentials, the SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX is only 11.813 mg and is only equivalent to 22.5 mcg Selenium. May I ask where did you get the 150 mcg value? Thanks


  • 4
    ramil calago

    i take usana multivitamins 5 consecutive days my i feel heavy hyperacidity..what is the cause ?


  • 5
    romulo patricio

    yes, usana essentials is a top-rated supplements in the USA and my and i have been taking it for about a year now. we both feel so much better – having good sleep and we do hardly get sick.


  • 6

    comparing the side effects with the major advantages of such a high standard product, still strongly recommend it. after all, we are eating fish though there is a rick of choking fish bones, are we?