Monday, October 12, 2015

USANA HealthPak vs USANA Essentials – A $2.00 Raw Material Difference That Costs Associates $63.95

USANA HealthPak versus USANA Essentials

The associate auto-order cost for the HealthPak is $108.00 whereas the cost for the Essentials is $44.06

USANA HealthPak contains a dosage increase of the following ingredients:
Vitamin D3: 200 IU (11.1% increase)
Vitamin K: 30 µg (50% increase)
Calcium: 400 mg (148.1% increase)
Magnesium: 200 mg (66.6% increase)
Boron: 660 µg (22% increase)

The HealthPak also contains the following additional ingredients:
Alpha-Lipoic Acid: 200 mg
Grape Seed Extract : 90 mg
Resveratrol: 30 mg

Raw material cost for the added ingredients contained in the 28 day supply of HealthPak are as follows:
Vitamin D3: 5600 IU costs $0.0028
Vitamin K: 840 µg costs $0.000042
Calcium: 11,200 mg costs $0.113
Magnesium: 5600 mg costs $0.0178
Alpha-Lipoic Acid: 5600 mg costs $0.336
Grape Seed Extract: 2520 mg costs $1.26
Resveratrol: 840 mg costs $0.252
Boron: 18,480 µg costs $0.0055

That's a material cost increase of only about $2.00 to go from the USANA Essentials to the USANA HealthPak. However, USANA charges an additional $63.95 for the HealthPak than the Essentials. Would USANA care to explain?

Update November 3, 2015:
For those who think the different packaging (box with individual daily packets versus the standard bottles) explains the $63.95 cost difference, I have a rude awakening for you. Go onto USANA's product page and choose "MyHealthPak". This allows you to build a custom box of morning and night time packets of your USANA vitamins. Choose only the Chelated Mineral and Mega Antioxidants (USANA Essentials) for your custom box and see the price you get. It is only $11.95 more for the Essentials to be packaged into a customized box similar to the one you get from the HealthPak.

This is very bad new for those who are struggling trying to defend the massive price increase from the $44.06 Essentials to the $108.00 Healthpak when the ingredient cost difference is only about $2.00!

USANA will have as hard of time explaining why it is ripping off its associates with the HealthPak as the US government has trying to explain why they spent $43,000,000 to build a gas station in Afghanistan that should only have cost $500,000 to build that eventually shut down anyway.

Vitamin D3 -

Vitamin K -

Calcium (Citrate) -
Calcium (Carbonate) -

Magnesium (Citrate) -
Magnesium (Amino Acid Chelate) -
Magnesium (Oxide) -

Alpha Lipoic Acid -

Grape Seek Extract -

Resveratrol -

Boron -