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Usana Essentials Multivitamin Review - Does This Dietary Supplement Work? Are ineffectiveness and side effects deal breakers?

PUBLISHED: 01/01/2016 | BY: SUMMER BANKS, SENIOR REVIEWER
Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

usana-essentials-multivitamin-product-imageI’m here to cut through the noise and get you the bottom line on Usana Essentials Multivitamin. We’ll turn our attention toward the ingredients, side effects, scientific research and customer service quality. Under our radar will be hundreds of consumer comments and reviews. Then, we’ll refine and summarize to give you the info you need.

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What You Need to Know

Firstly, Usana Essentials Multivitamin is a dietary supplement containing minerals, inositol, choline bitartrate, n-acetyl l-cysteine, alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, turmeric extract, lutein, lycopene, chromium and b-vitamins, among others. The company recommends you take six capsules per day, which supposedly supports overall health and wellness. The pills are in a blister pack, making it easy to take along anywhere.

The supplement, introduced as a dietary aide around 1992 by Usana Health Sciences, appears to contain natural ingredients, a good start. You can visit the customer service area and purchase the product on the official website or shop through outside retailers. We like that we found some favorable comments and that the company has been in business for two decades, but read on…

Ineffective – “No Weight-Loss?”

The first concern about Usana Essentials Multivitamin ingredients is dieter’s are saying they don’t work. “This product is sold at a higher price than the competition,” said our Research Editor. “The user needs to see some benefit to paying more and, in this case, it doesn’t appear they do.”

“I did not notice any difference from other less expensive multi vitamin brands. I regret buying it. This product is over rated,” said a dieter.

“Didn’t feel any difference from taking them…thought I would have more energy,” reported a customer.

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Side Effects – “Aches and Pains”

According to dieter comments, Usana Essentials Multivitamin side effects were unexpected. “After the mid-end of the month of consuming USANA Essentials, my heart palpitates. So I stop taking it,” said a customer.

“I have stomach ache a lot almost every day, bad odor stool…I’m in pain right now,” reported a dieter.

“For some reason these vitamins give me heartburn,” stated a user.

We’ve researched and examined countless supplements and in each case we’ve found that something small, like negative reactions, could hurt chances of long-term success. If Usana Essentials Multivitamin does in fact cause side effects, is it worth it?

The Science – “Legit?”

If you visit the official Usana Essentials Multivitamin website, you will notice a wealth of information about research and development, but the company doesn’t provide published clinical studies to support the idea that this formula is different or better than less expensive vitamins. A few of the ingredients, like chromium, can help support weight-loss, but none of the others offer that benefit. At DietSpotlight we look for evidence. If there’s none, we turn our backs.

The Bottom Line – Does Usana Essentials Multivitamin Work?

Hold on a second, we’re not sure you want to buy this one. We took a closer look at Usana Essentials Multivitamin and here’s what we found. We like that the company has been operating for years and that the supplement uses no synthetics, but we see things we don’t like about it. There is the lack of published clinical research linking the ingredients to weight-loss. We also have concerns with potential side effects and the fact that dieters claim the formula is not effective.

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What You Should Know

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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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Advantages

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

Disadvantages

  • 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.

Conclusion

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.

65 User Reviews About Usana Essentials Multivitamin

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  • 1
    Your Namecarol

    been on it for 2 weeks feel tied ,, so tied

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  • 2
    Robert

    I’ve been taking USANA for the past three years now. It improved my stamina which is especially evident when I play badminton. However, i noticed my fast metabolism. I had a weight loss of approximately 4 kgs this 2015. Is there any prescribed timing in taking the Essentials? Shall i stop taking USANA?

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    Arnold (Editor)

    Hi Robert, the pills are supposed to promote overall health. If you are experiencing any discomfort with them please stop taking them.

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  • 3
    Your Name

    Hi po,pano po makabli nang 2600, mahal po kc price sa iba, 3+

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    Maia

    If mag join po kayo, you’ll have big discount po sa products.
    super laking bagay na po yun lalo na if madaming order na products :)

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    vince

    You can avail the 2600 if you are associate (independent distributor)

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    Jeff

    bili ka po sakin hehe

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    Lyn

    Bhe sakin bilhin mo nalang 2500 lang. Nabawasan ko nga lang ng 2 tablet per pack. Diko na natuloy kc busy ako sa work lagi Kong nakakalimutan uminon. Kabibili ko lang nito 3000. Last week.

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  • 4
    Your Name

    it is sa safe ba sa 6yrs old na may cough ksi niresita sya ng dr.

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  • 5
    khaye

    Usana products are very effective. Essentials gives me more energy lalo na sa gabi while nagwowork ako.

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  • 6
    Your Name

    2,800 lng free driver

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  • 7
    Joy

    My mother in law started feeling very low and feels full all the time when she started the product but the seller says it’s okay to continue. She continued for 2 months, now she’s in the hospital. Her potassium dropped big time and had a mild stroke. I would always believe that natural is natural when in their original state and anything encapsulated and processed is synthetic. The doctor says that the contents of the product is too much for her body to take.

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  • 8
    maryjeane

    What the side effects of essential for ashtma

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Maryjane. It is possible to succumb to selenium toxicity if you exceed it’s dosage. To be sure ask your doctor before using this product.

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  • 9
    cindy

    gudday.. i was diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS) last january 2015.. and last month someone introduce me to usana essentials and coquinone 30 .. i started taking this since september 17, 2015.. exactly one month today.. anyone here has the same situation to have a PCOS and get pregnant by using Usana products… ? thanks… im just wondering if how long i should take usana to get pregnant..

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Cindy. It would be best to consult your doctor on matters of how your body’s chemistry can be affected by this product. We wish you luck on starting a family!

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  • 10
    brenda

    When I took USANA Essentials, at first, I didn’t notice difference in my body except when after I woke up, I noticed that my color of urine is too yellow. After the mid-end of the month of consuming USANA Essentials, my heart palpitates. So I stop taking it.

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Brenda, we hope that you consulted your doctor on such an odd side effect. We wish you the best of luck on reaching your safe and sustained weight loss goals.

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  • 11
    Joan

    Almost a month now when i started using Usana biomega, i have stomach ache a lot almost everyday, bad odor stool, i dont know if this is the side effect of it, but im in pain right now. Can you tell me whats wrong?

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    Stephen (Editor)

    Hi, Joan. Sounds like you should stop taking this product and consult with your doctor it’s safety.

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  • 12
    Jerry

    I just bought my Usana Essentials we will see after a month for any forms of positive results…

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  • 13
    charie marquez

    is it ok for me to take usana if i am pregnant? and i have also a goiter,wich is in external goiter….

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  • 14
    Christopher Gerasol

    USANA essentials has no side effects and it’s okay to take it if you’re doing breast feed. In fact my started using it when she was pregnant and up until now she is still using it while doing breastfeeding, it was actually recommended by her OB and her pediatrician. I also suggest you to read PPD if your from the Philippines(Philippine Pharmaceutical Directory) for you to see that all USANA products has no side effects.

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  • 15
    roberta britting

    How much is it?

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    therry rodriguez

    Usana essentials price is 3,3350

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    hazel

    I only offer it for 2800 if you want.

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    Angie

    Usana essentials price is 2,600 only :)
    It contains 224 tablets.

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    Cris

    To angie: how to order po? Tnx

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    arth

    have all ready get the product? if none you can PM me in Facebook
    just add me arth tarrayo..:)tnxs

    mike

    hi cris, were you able to order your desired product?? if not email me i can help you with that, we have a lot of distributors that could help you understand more about the products that you will be needing. dont hesitate to email us or me…

    Your Name

    Paano po mag order ma’am?…kasi sa iba ang mahal…

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    adc

    if you want po we can meet up po para po makaorder na rin po kayo at maexplain po yung product ng tama base po sa PPD

    Your Name

    hello?? Angie how to order po? tnx

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    Farmer

    just send me a message if you want to order thanks in advance

    Your Named

    send me a message po para po matulungan ko po kayo…

    Your Name

    Hello Angie…
    You are already offering the distributor’s price. and that is against the compliance.
    For those who what to get it for P2,600… you may want to be a member to have the lifetime discount.

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  • 16
    shanie

    I’d take essentials.but I did not ask if it is okei for a breastfeed mom like me..is there no side effect for the baby?

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    arth

    yes there is no side effect..if you are really in doubt you can ask your doctor if it is okey….this product give you a optimum health benefit

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    Emily

    Ok po b to sa katulad ko n may high pertension

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    mike

    yes emily ok lng yan..its the best maintenance that you can get…if you really want to lessen your hypertension, add BiOmega to your supplements. get in touch so i can explain to you what you can get and how much you need to take on a daily basis

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  • 17
    Amy

    Hi..glad I was able to search this forum/review. just have some questions in mind.
    I bought this essential some time last week thru my officemate and my father was now about to take it along with his “maintenance”med for his hypertension. Is it safe kaya?or should he stop na his maintenance etong essential nalang? my father was asthmatic at the same time and has arthritis..by the way his 74 y/o.

    what are the common side effect/s while taking it?
    please please let me know..would gladly appreciate
    thanks

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    Karen (Editor)

    Hi, Amy. It is possible to succumb to selenium toxicity if you exceed it’s dosage. just be sure to ask your doctor before using this product.

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    Amy

    thank you karen:)

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  • 18
    Larry

    I’ve been taking USANA for 2 years now with absolutely no side effects. I would actually like to give them credit for improving my health. I used to take One A Day vitamins for 5 years with no real difference in how I felt and I had certain medical issues since I play sports like tennis elbow and pulled muscles. Since I have been using USANA I haven’t had any pulled muscles and my tennis elbow is gone! I’m truly amazed and beyond satisfied with their products! I thought for sure I would have to give up playing my sports because my problems were getting to be too painful to deal with but USANA saved that for me. Thank you USANA!!

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  • 19
    yayeen

    Hi! Will it shorten the length of effectivity of botox? Thanks

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  • 20
    raynand

    Mam ano pong product sa usana ang mairerekumenda nyo sa stroke patient

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  • 21
    synjewel

    I’m happy so far

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    Your Name

    hello angie! how to order po?

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    maryjeane

    What the side effects of essential for ashtma

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    maryjeane

    What the side effects of essential for ashtma my daughter is taken essential and prof c may problima xa sikmura ok po b n tuloy p nya pag inum nskit dw po mga para nya at braso nanghihina dw xa she take 2tab essential and 1prof c for2xaday

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    marlon

    Hi maryjean

    Add po kyo Active Calcium para s acidic..

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  • 22
    getavz

    Hello…
    F gusto po natin malaman f safe (NO Side Effect) ang Gamot/ Food Supplements/ Nutrients ang tiniTAKE natin, pwede natin eVERIFY sa PPD(Philippine Pharmaceutical Directory), even drugs prescribe by Doctor…

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  • 23
    Jephanie

    Gud day ma’am. Halos isang taon na Hindi nakakaamoy ng kahit ano ang anak ko. Among food supplements po ng USANA ang pwede niyang itake?

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  • 24
    Jephanie

    Hello po madam. Madam ano pong product ng USANA ang pwedeng inumin ng anak ko kc parang nasira na ang sense of smell niya. D siya nakakaamoy ng husto.

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  • 25
    John Magtoto

    Usana is sincerely the best and the company that changed my life for the best! Usana also improved not just my health but the whole me. Happy and blessed to be part company more than health and wealth!

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  • 26
    Joanna

    My period was regulated by Usana Essentials

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