Chances are you’ve probably heard of USANA and now you’re searching the internet looking for more information before deciding whether to get involved.
Food and supplement products have become a hot topic in recent years with everyone wanting to look good and feel good. Everyone is becoming more conscious of what they put into their bodies and making sure that those products are safe snd effective. The market has become saturated with supplement products, both good and bad, and we want to know that we can trust the companies that we buy from.
Consumers wants to see certifications and evidence of third-party testing proving the products effectiveness, and that all important DSA badge. Celebrity endorsements are becoming more common and are seen as trustworthy in the eye of the consumers, who doesn’t want a beach body like you see on Instagram and snapchat. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives are also increasingly at the forefront of the consumers mind.
USANA ticks the boxes with all these things, with accreditations from the NSF and DSA and endorsements from everyone from The Women’s Tennis Association to Dr Oz. This all gives the right impressions, of a company who have been in business for over 20 years and have all the right accreditations and endorsements.
USANA was founded in 1992 and they are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Their product range consists of nutritional supplements and body care items, enabling consumers to look good and feel good, both inside and out.
Currently there are over 135,590 associates selling USANA products and their average yearly income is $616.72, this figure includes wholesale customers who aren’t building their business. Over 200 associates have made it to the lifetime Million Dollar Club member live. USANA operates worldwide with associates found in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Central and South America.
The National Science Federation (NSF) is a third party Public Health and Safety Organisation. They set sanitation standards for the food and drug industry. With labs worldwide the NSF perform testing, inspections and certification for products, equipment and manufacturing facilities. They are considered the ultimate authority on food safety. The fact that USANA displays the NSF badge should really give its consumers confidence in their products.
- USANA has 8 of it’s products listed under ‘Dietary Supplements’ in the NSF/ANSI 173 listing
- Their Salt Lake manufacturing facility is certified as compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices
- USANA is also in compliance with the athletic banned substances requirements for GMP
As mentioned previously, USANA has plenty of celebrity endorsements and sponsorship deals. In fact that are the sponsors of Dr Oz and the Dr Oz show. An endorsement of this calibre is a holy grail in this field. Dr Oz himself has visited USANA’s facility and was thoroughly impressed by it and their professionalism. He was also impressed with what he called their high quality of products. But it is worth remembering that Dr Oz does not necessarily promote the products on his shop and USANA does fund Dr Oz ‘Healthcorps’ along with three other entities.
A second celebrity endorser of USANA is NBA All-Star Miami Heat Luol Deng. According to a page on USANA’s website he relies on USAN to keep him in shape. USANA is also a sponsor of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) as the official health supplement supplier. Pro tennis players Sam Stosur and Genie Bouchard also use USANA products and allow USANA to promote that.
In this digital age the best reviews for products can be found on retail sites written by consumers. Amazon of course jumps to mind as a great place to read honest reviews. Amazon now strictly monitor reviews before they go live and have enlisted technology to help only legitimate reviews go up on the site.
- Essentials Vitamins 4.5 stars out of 62 customer reviews
- Essentials Antioxidant & Chelated Mineral: 5 stars out of 17 reviews
- Procosa Cartilage and Joint Supplement 4 stars out of 27 reviews
- Healthpak 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews
- Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal Healthy Meal Replacement 4 stars out of 15 reviews
- Procosa New Formula 131 4 stars out of 20 reviews
To join USANA you must purchase the Business Development System for $30. Associates can choose to open 1 or 3 Business Centres ‘shops’ through which they sell products. Retails profits can be earned at 10% above wholesale price
The level of commission earned depends on the level of sales on your weaker leg at a rate of 20% commission points which are then converted into cash. Any leftover sales from the stronger leg may be rolled over to the following week.
Associates can increase commissions by opening 3 business centres, which translates to three binary tress of teams. There is room to grow beyond three business centres too.
It’s hard to find negatives about USANA or their wide range of products. They trade on the stock exchange, have celebrity endorsements and their products are NSF approved. Their compensation plan is even DSA approved. The only thing to bear in mind as with all MLM schemes is you run the risk of joining an overcrowded market and try plying your wears to your friends and family to boost your commission.