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1 Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements
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2 This guide is called Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, it compares over 200 nutritional products available in Australia and New Zealand. It is published and sold worldwide.

3 1. Last page: Highlight A former Canadian Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia, Mr. MacWilliam served at the behest of Canada’s federal Minister of Health to help develop a new regulatory framework for natural health products, ensuring Canadians access to safe, effective, and high quality nutritional supplements. They have extended the research and comparison to cover nutritional products in the Australian and New Zealand market.

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5 2. The 4th page – Highlight This guide was not commissioned by any public sector or private sector interest, or by any company whose products may be represented herein. It has been stored in Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication

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7 3. P2.1 – Highlight Each of the 12 authorities cited has published one or more works that recommend specific daily nutritional intakes deemed important for long-term health. Each author, listed below, is acknowledged within his or her respective scientific, medical, and naturopathic field.

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9 Dr. Robert Atkins was the founder and medical director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City.

10 Dr. Michael Colgan is a best-selling author and internationally acclaimed speaker on anti-aging, sports nutrition, and hormonal health.

11 Dr. Ray Strand has practiced family medicine for over 30 years
Dr. Ray Strand has practiced family medicine for over 30 years. He has lectured on nutritional medicine across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and England.

12 The team of 12 authorities spent
The team of 12 authorities spent ?? years examining and comparing the products in ANZ market according to the Blended Standard. 4. P3.2 – Highlight 1. Completeness 2. Potency 3. Mineral forms (in most bioavailable forms?) 18. Potential Toxicities


14 According to Dr Lyle McWilliam, Quality must meet the CAPPS requirement:
C – Completeness A – Availability P – Potency P – Purity S - Safety

15 5. P5.1 – Highlight We examined over 200 nutritional supplements available throughout Australia and New Zealand. From this, 203 products representing 49 manufacturers qualified as multiple vitamin/mineral supplements. All products were evaluated using the Blended Standard and the product rating criteria for single and combination products.


17 P5.2 & P5.3 These are the top products earning 4 or more out of 5 stars in the single product category, and these are the products rated 4 and above in the combination product category. Out of the 203 products examined, only 2 products got a full score, and 7 got 4.5. Do you think there are differences among the 200 products? (If the prospect is taking nutritional supplements, we could ask: is the supplement you take listed here?)

18 6. P6.2 This is the chart of a product’s score on each of the 18 blended standards. P6.3 – Point at AST’s graph This red column indicates potential toxicities within the product’s ingredients.

19 7. P3.7 – Highlight Both iron and vitamin A (retinol) can become toxic when taken in high doses over a long period. Accidental overdose of iron-containing supplements is, in fact, a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children, and too much vitamin A during pregnancy can cause birth defects. Vitamin A is available, safely, as beta carotene, while adequate iron is easily obtained, for most people, from a variety of foods.

20 We don’t need to supplement iron if we have a balanced combination of other nutrients.
8. Turn to P3.2 The first criteria is Completeness, so if a product meets this criteria, there is no need to add iron in it. We could get adequate iron from fruits and vegetables. For example, spinach, kiwi, and seaweed are high in iron to meet our daily intake.

21 9. P6.30 – Point at USANA’s graph
We can see from the graph here, there is no red column. USANA has scored high in every standard but free of potential toxicities. P6.30 & P6.36 So, Essentials and HealthPak 100by USANA Health Sciences outstands all other products and becomes the only five-star scorers.

22 10. P7.1 – P7.3 Highlight Amway has 3 stars out of 5, Blackmores scored 2, Centrum has 1, Herbalife got 2.5 stars. And the lowest score goes to Myadec, only 0.5 stars. If this is not a fair comparison, these companies are free to sue this guide. Do you think so?

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