Thursday, September 17, 2009

USANA's absurdly overpriced CoQuinone® 30 versus comparable products

USANA's CoQuinone® 30 product is quite popular among its distributors. Do their distributors know just how much they are paying for their CoQ-10 product? I thought I would compare USANA's product with other companies.

USANA's CoQuinone® 30 has 56 tablets, each contains 30 mg of CoQ-10 and 12.5 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid. USANA Charges its distributors $37.95 for one bottle.

What I did is find other companies who sell both CoQ-10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid. I calculated the cost per mg per tablet for both products. Then I recalculate the cost to make an equivalent product as USANA's (56 pills each with 30 mg of CoQ-10 & 12.5 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid). The resulting cost is astonishing!

GNC, Natrol, Source Naturals, and Nature's Bounty all fall under $10 for an equivalent product to USANA's. The graph below says it all. I recommend sharing the PDF document in the link below as it contains all the calculations so there is no refuting the numbers.

Again, USANA overcharges its distributors in order to fund its pyramid scheme. Contact your state's attorney general's office if you are or have been a victim of USANA's business opportunity scam.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

USANA over charges its distributors for their new Pure Rest™ melatonin sleep aid

USANA announced their new melatonin product called Pure Rest™ during their 2009 annual convention. Pure Rest™ costs distributors $14.95 and retails for $17.94. Each Bottle contains 56 tablets. Each tablet contains 2 mg of melatonin. So USANA charges its distributors 13.3 cents per mg per tablet.

Why so much?
USANA says their Pure Rest™ contains "Pharmaceutical Grade Synthetic Melatonin". I believe the high absurd price is to fund USANA's pyramid scheme.

Does anyone else have Pharmaceutical Grade Synthetic Melatonin?
A company 17 miles down the road from USANA's headquarters in Utah called WorldWide Labs. Their melatonin sleep aid costs 2.6 cents per mg per tablet, and that's the retail price!

So how does USANA's Pure Rest™ fair up with other popular brands of melatonin product? The following graph has the answers.