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USANA CellSentials™: How Does It Compete?

You’ve probably taken a trip down aisles of your favorite supermarket and seen the horde of nutritional supplements fighting tooth and nail for your attention. Some come in fun shapes and some are tasty and gummy (and probably spiked with sugar). Some promise all the nutrients you need in one tablet and others might include probiotics or natural herbs. They’re all different in some ways and the same in others. But one thing is certain—not all supplements are created equal.

USANA’s core supplement pack—USANA® CellSentials™—consists of Vita Antioxidant™ and Core Minerals™. Both of these are much more than your average multivitamin. With their premium blend of a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients, they clearly stand above other supplements found at your average supermarket.

But what about other premium supplements? How does USANA’s CellSentials stack up against its tougher competitors? Let’s take a close look at CellSentials and see what makes it shine in a sea of endless options.

Zooming in on the Ingredients

One way to see how CellSentials stands above the competition is to simply look at the amount of key nutrients it provides compared to similar multivitamins.

Vitamin A helps maintain a strong heart, immune function, and eye and lung health. CellSentials provides 6000 IU in one serving while other premium multivitamins, like GNC Women’s Ultra Mega 50® Plus** and New Chapter Only One Multivitamin**, only provide 5000 IU of vitamin A per serving.*

CellSentials also steps ahead with Vitamin C—an essential nutrient when it comes to maintaining healthy veins, muscles, tendons, bones, teeth, and skin. GNC Women’s Ultra Mega 50® Plus provides 200 mg and New Chapter Only One Multivitamin provides only 60 mg of this vital nutrient. CellSentials delivers 500 mg of vitamin C per serving.*

Iodine is another key nutrient and is crucial for the normal production of thyroid hormones. These hormones help regulate metabolism, growth, reproduction, and protein synthesis. CellSentials provides 250 mcg while GNC Women’s Ultra Mega 50® Plus provides 150 mcg and New Chapter Only One provides 75 mcg.*

With these key nutrients, CellSentials provides you with a higher amount per serving. And this is important. You see, nutritional authorities established the daily recommended nutrient levels based on what it takes to avoid deficiency. But these amounts aren’t at levels more recent research shows can help make a difference in your long-term health. Sometimes you need a supplement that simply provides higher levels.

That’s not all. Another consideration when you compare supplements is the ratio of nutrients used together. It can be tempting to pick and choose your nutrients. But those nutrients might be affected by others. For instance, calcium and vitamin D work better together. You need enough of one for the other to be used correctly in the body. The relationships between nutrients can be complex.

A well-designed multivitamin and mineral supplement is made with these complexities in mind. It provides you with the right balance of nutrients. That’s where the USANA CellSentials come in.

The Difference Comes with InCelligence

Not only does CellSentials provide you with a superior blend of nutrients, but it also has an extra ace up its sleeve—USANA InCelligence Technology®.

CellSentials goes beyond simply supporting good health with nutrients. It also helps activate some of your cells’ natural responses through a process called cell signaling. These responses promote youthful cellular function, so your body can adapt to your unique lifestyle needs and help you age well.*

This is what InCelligence is all about. It’s a cutting-edge technology that is the key to helping you unlock the potential within your cells.* Not even the closest competitors address cellular nutrition like CellSentials does.

Tested for Quality and Crafted with Care

When comparing supplements, it’s important to take a close look at what the supplement is made of. But it’s just as important to learn how the supplement was made.

USANA manufactures all its tablet supplements in a state-of-the-art facility and follows the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) mapped after pharmaceutical GMPs.

USANA also has an in-house team of expert scientists and cutting-edge laboratories to ensure that every ingredient used is pure, potent, and of the highest quality. For an ingredient to even be placed in our warehouse, it must undergo rigorous and ongoing quality inspections.

The CellSentials itself will undergo up to 900 different tests. That’s a lot of science. And it’s also made only with active ingredients that can be properly used in your body.

USANA takes manufacturing very seriously, and you should too. Many companies that make even premium supplements simply don’t trust as heavily in scientific testing and research as we do.

If you still need convincing, go ahead and take a full tour of our manufacturing process yourself by watching this video.

Better Health Begins with Better Nutrition

We can go on all day about how great the USANA CellSentials are. But it wouldn’t mean much if other scientific experts didn’t say the same. That’s why USANA obtains third-party verification through the NSF and LGC to confirm what we claim on our labels is correct and to test for banned substances. ConsumerLab.com has also tested and verified some of USANA’s supplements. You see, we’re not just patting ourselves on the back here.

Adding the CellSentials to a varied diet will help you build a foundation to support vibrant and long-term health. And the results speak for themselves. When taken for one month, the CellSentials have been shown to increase circulating blood levels of many nutrients known to be beneficial for health.*

And that’s how CellSentials stacks up against even the toughest competition. It’s not an easy struggle, but it’s more than worth it. Why? Because health is the greatest gift we’ve been given.

Learn more about CellSentials and all it has to offer. And always make sure to consult your physician about what supplements may be best for you.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Making Waves

15 Athlete Approved Breakfast Recipes

For as long as most of us can remember, we’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps get your metabolism going, is linked to improved concentration and gives you that extra burst of energy you need to get your day going.

Whether you’re a cook-at-home or grab-on-the-go type of breakfast person, it’s easy to get stuck eating the same thing every day. If you’re looking for some new ideas, check out how these 13 professional athletes choose to start their days. 

Natalie Spooner

  • Professional Hockey player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA® Probiotic 

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 scoop Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 a mashed banana
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Top strawberries and yogurt, or almond butter and maple syrup
  • 8 oz. glass of water with stick of USANA® Probiotic 

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Caroline Wozniacki

  • Professional Tennis player, Denmark
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA CellSentials

Slow Cooked Eggs over Avocado Toast

  • 1 English muffin, toasted
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • USANA CellSentials™

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Brittany Bowe

  • Member of US Speedskating, Long Track
  • Favorite USANA Product: Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™

 Chocolate Banana Shake

  • 2 scoops with Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™
  • 1 banana
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • USANA® Probiotic
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Monica Puig

  • Professional Tennis player, Puerto Rico
  • Favorite USANA Product: Booster C600™

Fresh Fruit with Cereal

  • Green tea
  • 1 ½ cup Cherrios and granola mix
  • 1 cup Organic Whole Milk
  • ½ kiwi
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • Splash of olive oil to heat pan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Cut up and mix kiwi, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries together in a for a nice colorful mix of fruit. Prepare eggs to your liking and top your cereal mix with some milk!

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Taylor Fletcher

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Nordic Combined
  • Favorite USANA Product: Vitamin D

Overnight Oats

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Diced up apple
  • Raisins
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix it all together and store overnight.

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Bryce Campbell

  • Member of USA Rugby
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA SportsPak

Avocado Toast and Sriracha Eggs

  • Avocado on whole grain toast
  • 2 eggs over medium with a drizzle of Sriracha
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • French Vanilla Nutrimeal™ with stick of USANA Probiotic
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Austin “No Doubt” Trout

  • Professional Boxer, USA
  • Favorite USANA Product: Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™

Banana and Raisin Oatmeal

  • Steel cut oats with sliced banana, raisins and honey
  • 2 slices of whole grain toast
  • 2 scoops Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™ with 12 oz. of water
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Devin Logan

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Freeskier
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA SportsPak

PB&J Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • 2 scoops French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TBSP of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • ½ of an avocado
  • Add ice and blend
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Genie Bouchard

  • Professional Tennis player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA CellSentials™

Eggs, Turkey Bacon and Oats

  • 3 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • A dash of salt & pepper
  • 2 pieces of turkey bacon
  • 2 cups of steel cut oats
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1 ½ cups non-fat milk
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONSHeat frying pan until it is warm; add olive oil; heat until olive oil is hot then add eggs. Scramble eggs and add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Microwave the bacon as instructed on the packaging. For the oatmeal, I bring the non-fat milk to a boil and add the oatmeal, stirring as necessary. Top off the oatmeal with fresh fruit of your choice!

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Alex Deibold

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Snowboardcross
  • Favorite USANA Product: Booster C600™

French Vanilla Oats with Berries

  • 1/2 cup (per serving) steel cut oats
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Nutrimeal™ added to oats before cooking (adds protein and thickens it just the right amount)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP real maple syrup
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Bring water to a boil and add mixture of oats and Nutrimeal™ – this adds protein and thickens the oatmeal. Top with toppings of choice.

Almond Butter Toast (snack)

  • 1 slice multigrain bread, lightly toasted
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • 1 half banana, sliced
  • 1/2 TBSP raw honey

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Meaghan Mikkelson

  • Professional Hockey player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: Prenatal CellSentials™

Lentil Porridge with Banana

  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • Agave nectar
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana sliced on top
  • 2 TBSP sliced almonds

Spinach and Banana Smoothie (snack)

  • 2 scoops French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • Add ice and water and blend

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Zheng Saisai

  • Professional Tennis player, China
  • Favorite USANA Product: French Vanilla Nutrimeal™

Ham and Cheese Scramble

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 red or green pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup of ham, diced
  • Handful of cheese
  • 2 pieces wheat bread

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix together eggs, diced peppers, ham, and cheese and add to pan. After the bottom side gets a little bit brown, flip. After browning the other side, spread some sauce you like. Pepper, salt, salsa, whatever. Fold it and place on top of one piece of bread, and add the other piece of bread.

Raspberry Oats

  • 3 TBSP oatmeal
  • 1 TBSP raisins
  • Handful of raspberries

Add in a Nutrimeal™ shake with milk and USANA AM SportsPak.

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Chris Mazdzer

  • Member of USA Luge, Doubles
  • Favorite USANA Product: Rev3 Energy™

Smoked Salmon, Eggs and Fruit

  • 3 eggs, over medium
  • 2 pieces of toast with almond butter or a slice of avocado
  • Smoked salmon
  • Bowl of fruit
  • USANA AM SportsPak, BiOmega™, Gingko-PS™ and Vitamin D

Looking for more health-conscious recipes to add to your day? Try these out and let us know your thoughts.

**NOTE: USANA’s SportsPak is a custom and NSF-tested MyHealthPak supplied to USANA’s sponsored athletes. Its contents include USANA’s Vita-AntioxidantCore MineralsMagneCal D™Procosa® and Proflavanol® C100.