One of the very unique feature about the health products offered by Usana Health Sciences is that they are heavily researched and tested before they are made available in the market. Therefore, it is often said that Usana products and science work hand-in-hand with each other, complementing each other in order to bring the best and most effective products to its customers.

Through Usana, products are developed and derived through a team of highly capable and qualified experts and scientists who devote a lot of time and effort into delivering products that are beneficial to the well-being and health of its consumers.

In carrying out these researches, Usana ensures that the products are not developed in-house as the company works with nutritional experts in the industry and renowned research institutions as well as through the Scientific Advisory Council which is an independent healthcare body aimed at ensuring that products are made at their best quality and ingredients.

Usana_family_supplement_comparisonDr Myron Wentz, the Founder and chairman of Usana Health Sciences said that scientific research is the nucleus of every product that is sold through the company. This is made through the state-of-the-art facilities and the highly capable researchers and scientists in their own respective fields.

The latest scientific literature and clinical studies on the areas of nutrients, vitamins and minerals are reviewed and studied in order to bring only products that are relevant and effective to the consumers. These products are tested on their potency and purity so that they are balanced and truly benefit the consumers. Among those involved in these researches are Dr Carsten Smidt who holds a doctorate in Nutrition Science and Physiological Chemistry and is the Vice President of Research and Development of Usana.


The Executive Director of Product Development and Technology at Usana is Dr John Cuomo who holds more than 20 patents in the United States and Europe through his vast experience in organic chemistry, manufacturing and other related areas. The Director of Product Development is Dr Mark Brown who is a doctorate in organic chemistry and is an integral member of the scientific team.

Other notable people in the team include Dr Brian Dixon, the Executive Director of Scientific and Clinical Affairs, Keijun Koh the Product Development Manager, Todd DeBloois, the Food Scientist who brings more than 10 years of developing food products and Jim Eng, Senior Formulator who has worked with Usana since 1996.

History & Research

The name Usana is derived from Greek and Latin words which mean true health. This does not only refer to a person who is healthy but more so about the ability to carry out daily routines and activities in a more energetic manner and more cheerful which in return makes life more meaningful. The Usana Health Science is a company that promotes this environment through its reputable list of supplement products which helps to keep the body strong at all times.

Before taking the products, it is important that you are aware of what you are consuming. When it comes to supplements, some of the most relevant questions that you need to ask are whether the nutritional elements are balanced and very importantly, whether they are well-absorbed into the body. Other issues include whether they carry antioxidant elements and if they are Bio form.

According to Dr Ray D Strand, a Nutritional Medicine and author of best-selling books like ‘Death by Presciption’ and Healthy for Life’, cellular nutrition consumption should be taken as a form of ‘preventive medicine’ which would help to avoid diseases from happening and to prevent ‘oxidative stress’ too. In another book published by Dr Lyle McWilliam, 500 types of popular vitamin products were researched and evaluated based on the following factors:

  1. Balance and completeness of vitamins
  2. Potency
  3. Bioavailability
  4. Metabolic support
  5. Absorption and many others

A score of 0 to 100 was given to each of this product which were compiled together with 7 other renowned nutritionists. Among the brands that were evaluated include Usana Health Sciences, Herbalife, Centrum, Nutrimate, Amway, Sunrider, GNC, Nu Skin and Shaklee. The book was reviewed 3 times and its findings were very accurate as any discrepancies would create a lot of legal problems for Dr Lyle as it concerned many multi-million companies around the world. In the scores, Usana Health Science’s Essentials supplement obtained a 96.1 score which is the highest among all the others.