NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements - Lyle MacWilliam
Comparative Guide to Children's Nutritionals - Lyle MacWilliam
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
This is why I purchased them:
The first two will help me understand the USANA products when compared to others.
The third will help me grow in whatever career path I have - in this case, being a distributor for these products.
I've pored through the two nutritional books and found that yes, my teammates are telling the truth: USANA nutritionals are top-rated. At first, I thought, "Sure, anyone can give a star rating or claim something's #1." The science and research in nutrition is explained. The ingredients of 1500 adult and 160 children's nutritional supplements are analyzed, piece by piece, in a way only a scientist would do. For example, vitamin A is good, beta carotene is a better option. Having large amounts of both is not good. Iron is not a good thing in most supplements - unless you specifically need it, too much can be toxic over time.
USANA's products rank #1 or so close to #1 as to be a tie with a few other excellent products - none of which are on a megamart shelf or even known by the average person. Their balance and quantity of ingredients are impressive. USP and pharmaceutical quality are critical. I didn't know before researching USANA that a lot of supplements don't even have to have what they claim on the label - it's not regulated. And most are inconsistent... the batch may average out the same, but one pill to the next could vary wildly. USP guidelines mean that the pills actually dissolve when they're supposed to, so you're not wasting vitamoney. I'm convinced that if you go with an off-the-shelf brand, that's exactly what you're doing - wasting vitamoney.
So much information to review, so little time. I'll keep posting tidbits now and then.
Until then, visit http://supergeek.usana.com if you'd like to see product or business information.