CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-29-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
Paul Theodorescu
Member Paul Theodorescu is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quebec  Quebec
Posts: 685
My friend, who works out a little and recently quit smoking and doesn't eat all that cleanly swears by the vitamins at this place:

http://www.usana.com/products/index.shtml

Since I'm the resident health info guy, he asked me what I thought the products. There didn't seem to be anything glaringly incorrect except maybe the soy shakes which are dubious.

He swears by these products and says he actually ~feels~ a difference (since his diet is crummy I have the suspicion the vitamin just covers up a deficiency). He says many people are the same way. I immediately pointed out the placebo effect but he stuck by his claim.

Any thoughts?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
Robert Wolf
Member Robert Wolf is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chico  CA
Posts: 2,669
It looks fine as far as supplements go. I scrolled through their health questionare and clicked nothing yet they still had a list of 10 things for me!

Your friend may indeed feel better from this but it is likely more a statement fo how very un-healthy he is, not how great this stuff is.
Just my $0.02
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 03:19 PM   #3
Frank Cruzata
Member Frank Cruzata is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Montgomery Village  MD
Posts: 66
Coach Ian King swears by them. I spoke to a couple of people who have used them and they also swear by them. A physical therapist I was stationed with would stress how supermarket brands can be seen on x-rays proving that they don't breakdown worth a shooot. He also sweared by USANA....
Not concrete proof just what I've heard from 5 people.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2004, 05:12 PM   #4
Brad Hirakawa
Member Brad Hirakawa is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: San Diego  CA
Posts: 761
Supermarket brands (like Men's One-A-Day) break down very well in the digestive system. In fact, some of the brands (labeled as such) pass USP tests designed to measure just that. The old story about seeing pills in x-rays is a common one used by salesman, and it's just not true. The USANA products looks fine, but man they sure cost a lot compared to your Costco Multi, or a good ole iron free Men's One-A-Day.

Brad
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 08:20 AM   #5
Steve Shafley
Banned Steve Shafley is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Saginaw  MI
Posts: 508
USANA seems to use a kind of a Mary Kay sort of way to sell vitamins. I have heard from a few people that they are indeed excellent, but I don't have first hand experience.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2004, 08:36 AM   #6
Brad Hirakawa
Member Brad Hirakawa is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: San Diego  CA
Posts: 761
USANA = multi level marketing?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2004, 11:13 AM   #7
Albert Clayton
Member Albert Clayton is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Antonio  Texas
Posts: 186
Paul,

I think that you should commend your friend for taking a small step towards fitness. He probably feels better because he quit smoking. The Usana vitamins probably will not hurt him. Just my 2 cents from someone who has battled a nicotine addiction. Maybe he will take another step and clean up his diet and start to exercise with more dedication.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USANA? Janine Daigle Nutrition 7 04-29-2008 04:43 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:46 AM.


CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.