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USANA Products are trusted by medical experts

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USANA scientific Advisory CouncilArticle from USANA US Magazine.

USANA is in the business of health and wellness. But how can you really trust the products?

If you don’t consider countless awards, science-based research, pharmaceutical-grade and FDA-approved manufacturing facilities, and potency guarantees trustworthy enough, take it from USANA’s scientific Advisory Council – an elite group of medical and nutritional experts. They’re some of the best in their fields, and each one stands firmly behind USANA’s award-winning nutritionals. And the reason they’re so confident in their endorsement is because they understand: We don’t ask for trust. We earn it.

Dr. Peter Rugg

Area of Expertise: Cardiovascular health, nutrition, and emergency medicine.

What He’s been Up to:

Dr. Rugg currently servces as the chairperson of USANA’s Scientific Advisory Council.

Favourite Product:

I’m huge fan of USANA Proflavanol C100 because of the unique combination of grape seed extract and vitamin C. It’s a powerful supplement that provides terrific support for the cardiovascular system.

Dr. Tim Wood

Area of Expertise: Biology and nutritional science and research

What He’s been Up to:

Dr. Wood spent more than 25 years managing research and development programs, which resulted in his induction into USANA’s Scientific Advisory Council.

Favourite Product:

The USANA BiOmega III supplement is one of the best ways to support cardiovascular and joint health, because it’s made from high-quality, ultra-pure fish oils system.

Dr. Christine Wood

Area of Expertise: Healthy diet and nutrition-specifically in children

What She’s been Up to:

Dr. Wood was recently invited to speak at USANA’s Healthy Living Summit along with other renowned health professionals, including Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Favourite Product:

I highly recommend USANA Usanimals for today’s youth, because I feel the manufacturing quality of USANA’s nutritional supplements is unsurpassed in the industry.

Dr. Heather Tick

Area of Expertise: Integrative medicine with a special interest in pain prevention and treatment

What She’s been Up to:

Dr. Tick is a leading physician, speaker, and researcher specializing in holistic approaches to treat chronic pain. She is also the author of Life Beyond the Carpal Tunnel.

Favourite Product:

As I see my patients deal with some of the many adverse health effects associated with aging, I constantly remind them of how helpful USANA Procosamine can be for keeping their joints healthy.

Dr. Bart Moore

Area of Expertise: Nutritional and preventative medicine

What He’s Been Up To: Dr. Moore enjoys physician and community health education, giving frequent presentations and seminars on nutrition and lifestyle topics.

Favourite Product: The USANA Essentials is the perfect combination of the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to support optimal health, and with the potency guarantee, you can be sure you’re receiving the healthiest dose of these critical.

Dr. Monica Lewis

Area of Expertise: Holistic medicine and hormonal issues

What She’s Been Up To:

Dr. Lewis has co-authored a series of books with her cardiologist husband, Dr. Gerald Lewis, in the Fad, Fable, or Fact? Series, including Dietary Supplements, Your Heart —An Owner’s Manual and CANCER — A Threat to Your Life? Or a Chance to Take Control of Your Future? She regularly speaks on a wide range of health topics.

Favourite Product: There’s nothing quite like USANA Phytelle, especially if you’re looking for an all-natural supplement that’s designed to ease the transition into menopause.

Dr. Balz Frei

Area of Expertise: Biochemistry, biophysics, and nutritional science and research

What He’s Been Up To: Dr. Frei is the newest addition to the Scientific Advisory Council. After working closely with his team at the Linus Pauling Institute on a variety of nutritional health studies, USANA lobbied for Dr. Frei to join the council. All of his experience and professional advice will play a major role in the direction of future USANA products.

Favourite Brand: Through past and current collaborations, I’ve seen how much USANA cares about human health. This makes me very excited to join their Scientific Advisory Council and start providing my own input on how and what products are made.

To purchase USANA Products Online, visit USANA Approved Site Australia:

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Reset your life with USANA Reset and Nutrimeal

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usana nutrimeal reset From USANA Asia Pacific Magazine.

Many of us probably want a perfect body figure. Especially during the summer time, you may want a slim and healthy body shape to take part in all kinds of outdoor activities. However, many people might have adopted the wrong method to slim, like immoderate diet, excessive exercises and weight management plan with unbalanced nutrition. These can indeed lead to a lot of health problems and you might even gain rather than lose weight. USANA RESET Weight Management program is composed of three simple steps (Jumpstart, Transform, Maintain), helping you shape your body healthy and establish a good lifestyle progressively. Start your USANA RESET program now and build your figure.

Starting today, take action to carry out the RESET program designed by USANA scientists! The program includes three phases, namely “JumpStart, Transform, and Maintain”. You will find it easy, rapid and efficient to achieve your ideal weight and to practice your healthy lifestyle.

Your USANA Reset journey begins with the 5-dat Jumpstart Phase. It’s all about building up a good diet and saying goodbye to sugar and fats. It’s a jump start to healthy living.

One of the possible factors leading to the rise of obesity is the emergence of processed foods with high glycemic index taken by modern people. Thus, getting away from high glycemic foods is essential for health.

USANA Nutrimeal (Glycemic Index 23) is clinically proven to be low glycemic. It has three flavors, including Ducth Chocolate, French Vanilla and Wild Strawberry. Containing good carbohyrates, quality protein and healthy fats, USANA Nutrimeal provides you with macronutrients. The 5-Day Jumpstart Phase is simple and convenient. Each day you replace your meals with USANA Nutrimeal. You can also eat low glycemic snacks or one serving of fruit and vegetables if needed.

So what is glycemic index then?

Glycemic index measures how quickly blood sugar levels rise after eating a particular type of food within 2 hours. Research shows that low glycemic index diet reduces blood sugar and insulin fluctuations, promote fat metabolism and prevents fat from breaking down into nonestesterified fatty acids. It helps control appetite and increase satiety. In contrast, high glycemic foods are quickly absortbed and converted into sugar, increasing blood sugar and insulin and producing hunger quickly. Excessive intake of foods as well as calories is thus resulted.

The glycemic index is show as follows:

  • Low glycemic index – 55 or less
  • Medium glycemic index – 56 to 69
  • High glycemic index – 70 or above

The transform Phase of RESET lasts for four to eight weeks. To keep up the momentum after you complete the Jumpstart Phase, this phase helps you gradually incorporate low fat diet and regular exercise in your daily life, so as to continue to make healthy habits a way of life.

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In this stage, you can take low to moderately low glycemic foods as your dinner and snack after breakfast and lunch, but breakfast and lunch still remain to be USANA Nutrimeal.

During the weight management program, reduction in food intake may probably result in a shortage of dietary fiber. It may then weaken intestinal motility, digestion and absorption of food. In addition, body water decreases after doing exercise and it may possibly lead to constipation programs. To improve the gastrointestinal problems during the program, you can drink more water and absorb more dietary fiber, in order to promote intestinal movement. As a result, the water in the food is not overly absorbed and normal bowel movement can be maintained.

Dietary fiber is low in calories and high in absorbency. It helps provided satiety and curbs the craving for snacks during the weight management program. Fruits and vegetables are low glycemic food with high degree of fiber, thus serving as a good choice for refreshments and dinner. Besides, Nutrimeal can be blended with Fibergy Plus. With high fiber content, this mixture allows you to increase satiety and promote bowel movement. It also promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria, effective food digestion and nutrients absorption.

The Maintain Phase of USANA RESET lasts for four to twelve weeks. It consolidates the healthy regimen you built in the Transform Phase, avoids rebounding weight loss and keeps your goal weight in the long run.

In this stage, you can eat low to medium glycemic foods for your snack after breakfast, lunch, and snack after lunch, and dinner, but resume USANA Nutrimeal as breakfast.

You need to keep doing exercise consistently during the whole plan. Since unused calories may turn into fat and store in the body, those fat may further accumulate over time and lead to obesity and weight rebound. Therefore, regular exercise can promote metabolism, consume excessive fat and increase muscle mass.

Comprehensive Nutrition Care during RESET

When carrying out USANA RESET program, don’t forget to take comprehensive and balanced nutrients to energize your body. USANA quality nutritional supplements can replenish your body cells with nutrients needed and ease the practice of your USANA RESET Program.

Purchase USANA Reset Program from USANA Approved Site in Australia.

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USANA Skin Care Nutrition – Perfect Skin from the Inside Out

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usana skin nutritionFrom USANA Asia Pacific Magazine.

Do you want to be in the spotlight of every event with glowing skin? You can rely on high-quality USANA Nutritionals to replenish your skin with three necessary nutrients: USANA Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), grape seed extract, and vitamin C. Starting with your body’s cells, you can brighten your skin from the inside out.

Coenzyme Q10 : Energy Source for Your Skin

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is essential for cellular energy conversion in the body. During the process of energy conversion, CoQ10 goes through an oxidation-reduction cycle and supports antioxidant function. In addition to protecting cellular lipids and proteins from oxidation, it also helps regenerate and recycle other antioxidants such as vitamin E. The body’s ability to synthesize CoQ10 diminishes with age, making skin cells more prone to the damage of free radicals and less capable of renewal. Skin damaging free radicals mainly come from ultraviolet radiation, pollution, and pollutants from other environmental elements. Free radicals’ damages not only show signs of aging in your skin, but also alter cell membranes and damage genes – even causing cell death. CoQ10 is regarded as a free radical scavenger that penetrates skin cells to protect against damage by free radicals and UV radiation. Research shows that CoQ10 facilitates collagen and elastin to smooth fine lines and prevent wrinkles. Alpha-lipoic acid has a similar antioxidant function as CoQ10, protecting cells against damaging oxidation. It is also more easily absorbed by the gut and can penetrate into cell membranes. Thus, nutritional supplements combining both CoQ10 and alpha-lipoic acid help greatly in promoting healthy skin.

Your Choice for Perfect Skin: USANA CoQuinone™ 100

USANA CoQuinone 100

  • This unique formulation of CoQ10 and alpha-lipoic acid produces a powerful antioxidant blend.
  • Central to robust energy production within the cell to deliver anti-aging results.
  • Helps maintain healthy cardiovascular, muscle, and nerve function.
  • Clinically proven to deliver CoQ10 with higher bioavailability to human body than competing products.

 

Grape Seed Extract : Optimal Antioxidant Protection

We need oxygen to sustain life, but oxidative reactions damage our body cells. The skin is the body’s largest immune organ and has the most direct exposure to external environmental damages. Therefore, the oxidative damage is especially noticeable. When the skin cells are damaged by free radicals, aging symptoms like wrinkles and freckles will appear. Grape-seed extract can help maintain cell health and prevent the skin from premature aging. Grape-seed extract contains proanthocyanidin, which is a bioflavanoid with the highest antioxidant protection. It neutralizes free radicals and protects cells from oxidative damage, keeping skin healthy. As for the human body, grape-seed extract not only strengthens immunity and improves cardiovascular health, but it also enhances capillary strength and blood flow to the eyes, relieving eye strain as well as preventing eye diseases. However, in order to provide enough protection to the skin cell and body against oxidation damage, daily supplementation is required to compensate for the insufficient amount of grape-seed extract found in daily diet.

Your Choice for Perfect Skin : USANA Proflavanol™ C100

USANA Proflavanol C100

  • Manufactured with a synergistic combination of quality grapeseed bioflavonoids and USANA’s advanced vitamin C supplement, Poly C™.
  • Grape seed extract neutralizes free radicals efficiently and conserves and regenerates vitamin C, which is essential for collagen synthesis.
  • USANA Proflavanol™ C100 triples the antioxidant effect of grape-seed extract in USANA’s original Proflavanol™ formula. It helps maintain beautiful skin, enhance healthy vision and the cardiovascular system, and promotes immune system health.

Vitamin C : Nature’s Source for Collagen Synthesis

Collagen is a structural protein essential for strengthening muscles, teeth, bones, skin, and blood vessels. It is inseparable from vitamin C because it can only be produced with the presence of vitamin C in the body. Skin collagen exists in the dermis as a structural support, making the skin look firm and tight. As we age, collagen level production throughout our body decreases dramatically, so we need extra vitamin C supplementation to slow down skin aging. Moreover, vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin which can protect skin cell from free-radical damage. It helps inhibit pigmentation to improve skin coloration and maintain healthy skin.

Your Choice for Perfect Skin : USANA Poly C™

USANA Poly C

  • Provides higher potent vitamin C with optimal results based on a proprietary blend of mineral ascorbates.
  • Provides 600 mg of vitamin C in each tablet for enhanced antioxidant protection and collagen synthesis.
  • Maintains the health of the immune and circulatory systems.

 

 

To purchase the USANA Skin Nutrition Purple packages, please visit our USANA Authorized Online Store.

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Keep 3 Highs Away with a Healthy Lifestyle

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usana healthy lifestyleFrom USANA Asia Pacific News Letter

People today sweat and toil to earn a living, making them no strangers to stress, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, and unbalanced diets. Those who drink heavily and smoke are even more vulnerable to poor health. Many people, especially the young ones, are too used to this kind of lifestyle to be alert to its risks to their health. In recent years, increasing numbers of young people suffer from the “3 Highs”, which should be taken seriously not only by the elderly but also by the younger generations. A survey shows that almost half of people with high blood cholesterol are aged 20 to 45. Dining out on a regular basis without knowing how to make healthier food choices often makes these young people victims of these “3 Highs”.

Eat Well and Exercise Regularly The “3 Highs” refer to high blood sugar, high blood lipid and high blood pressure. They do not exhibit obvious symptoms, so people may not be aware of their suffering. Obese individuals are more prone to the “3 Highs” than those who maintain a normal weight. According to statistics, more than 40 percent of Australians are either overweight (a BMI 23 or above) or obese while 80 percent of people do not consume four to five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Many studies prove the need to change poor lifestyle habits to prevent and improve the “3 Highs”:

  • Diets should mainly be mild and nutritional
  • Consume foods rich in antioxidants and soluble fibre to help maintain the flexibility of cardiovascular blood vessels, the balance of blood pressure, and lower cholesterol
  • Avoid foods that are high in cholesterol, such as animal fats and offals as well as processed and preserved foods
  • Consume foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids in moderation, like olive oil and nuts Besides diet control, it is also important to develop the habit of regular exercise.
  • Exercise helps control weight, lower blood lipids and blood pressure, keep blood glucose levels under control, and improve heart and lung functions. Choose exercises based on your individual physical condition.
  • Exercise at least three times a week and at least 30 minutes each time. Do it consistently and progressively.

Let’s look at which USANA Products can help.

Building a Strong Foundation for Health: the USANA Essentials™

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Normal cellular metabolism, exposure to pollution and toxins, stress, and poor diet and lifestyle habits form free radicals which attack our cells, gradually chipping away at their integrity and resulting in an eventual decline in health. To maintain cellular health, we have to inhibit the activity of free radicals. Composed of Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral, the USANA Essentials™ provide the nutrients you need every day. Mega Antioxidant contains a wide range of high-quality antioxidants and vitamins that are easily absorbed by body, such as vitamins B, C, D3, E, and beta carotene. They help defend against the oxidative stress caused by environmental pollution and natural aging, supporting the health of the heart, immune system, and brain. Chelated Mineral contains 12 necessary minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, iodine, zinc, and selenium, which help convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. By taking both Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral, you can achieve a maximum benefit for your health. They suppress the damage caused by free radicals to protect cell integrity. While defending against oxidative stress, they promote health and the normal functioning of the body.

Energizing the Cells: USANA CoQuinone™ 100

USANA CoQuinone 100

The energy that every cell needs to function is produced through a complex process in the mitochondria within the cell. Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that plays a crucial role in producing cellular energy, while CoQ10 helps convert food into energy for cellular survival, keeping the cells in their best condition. USANA combines alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10 to manufacture a powerful antioxidant blend with a unique formulation: USANA CoQuinone™ 100. It is clinically proven to deliver more CoQ10 to the blood stream than competing products and provides ingredients vital for sound muscle function, and healthy nerve function. In addition to helping the body produce energy which is effectively transported to every muscular cell, it neutralizes the activity of free radicals and provides a high degree of antioxidant protection, preventing premature aging.

Supporting Brain Health: USANA BiOmega-3™

USANA Biomega

An intake of an appropriate balance of omega-3s and omega- 6s helps promote health, but surveys indicate that most of us do not obtain enough omega-3 fatty acids from our diets. USANA BiOmega-3™ is produced from cold-water, deep sea fish oil and contains a balanced, concentrated daily dose of two important omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA. It is free of contaminants, pesticides, heavy metals, and carcinogens, which are eliminated through a double-molecular distillation process that ensures the highest possible purity. Apart from maintaining the normal transmission of brain signals, facilitating the function of serotonin, USANA BiOmega-3™ helps maintain good joint and bone health.

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

To order USANA Vitamins online, please visit our USANA Australia Approved Store.

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USANA Detox Products – Clean up your body and get energized

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While it’s indeed hard to resist foods like cheese cakes, ice creams and BBQ,  it’s easy to eat too much because of the comfort it brings you. In addition to excessive energy intake, which increases the risk of obesity, extra food also adds a burden to your gut and leads to problems such as indigestion and constipation. This allows for the accumulation of toxins in your body, which adversely affects your health.

What are toxins? Western medicine practitioners agrees that “toxics” are harmful substances to human body. While toxics include pressure and pollution from the external environment along with bacteria and viruses, waste produced from the metabolism of substances like fats, sugar, and proteins also count as toxics. Toxins are waste resulting from the metabolism of the human body, such as feces, carbon dioxide, heavy metals, and free radicals. Immunity can be strengthened if toxins are removed. There are already detoxification mechanisms in the body, but the accumulation of toxins is just too fast for all of them to be eliminated completely. On the other hand, foods containing excessive additives and bad eating habits clog up detoxification channels. Follow the few points below if you want to clean up your body and have the toxins removed to maintain good health: Sweat with Regular Exercise Skin is our body’s largest detoxification channel. Completing more workouts and sweating help the body eliminate toxins via the skin. However, remember to avoid vigorous exercise if it’s outside your normal routine. Exercise according to your capability and drink more water before and after workouts. Water is essential for the human body, as detoxification through sweating and urination is possible only when there is plenty of water in the body. Digest Well by Eating Slowly and Chewing Thoroughly Do not eat too fast just because you are faced with so many delicious dishes. Eating too fast and not chewing food well enough cause insufficient secretion of digestive fluid, which results in poor digestion. After 20 minutes, when the blood sugar levels rise to a certain degree, the brain will signal you to stop eating to prevent overeating. Also, chewing more helps secrete more saliva, which neutralizes various toxic substances. This triggers a positive chain reaction and more toxins can be removed. Consume More Fresh Foods that Promote Detoxification As for your diet, consuming more fresh and organic foods and avoiding processed foods and instant food products lower the intake of toxins like preservatives and coloring substances. You may also want to control your intake of salt because excessive consumption leads to urinary and sweat retention, accumulating water in the body. Foods like carrots, radishes, honey, seaweed, black fungi, bitter gourds, and green beans have detoxification functions. They help remove waste from the body, so eating them more regularly keeps you healthy.

Let’s look at the USANA Products for detoxing – the green team:

USANA FibergyConsume Fiber to Prevent Constipation

City dwellers tend to consume more meat but fewer vegetables. This may result in a lack of dietary fiber and lead to constipation, which causes toxins to accumulate in the body. It’s important, then, to pay attention to your fiber intake. USANA Fibergy™ Plus, with natural ingredients, contains 12 grams of dietary fiber per serving. It not only promotes good digestive health, but also aids in normal bowel regularity, which helps move wastes and toxins out of the colon. The high fiber content in USANA Fibergy™ Plus will also leave you feeling satisfied, making it easy to skip unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Its inulin stimulates the growth and activity of bacteria in the digestive system, which in turn assists in the absorption of nutrients and the breakdown of foods.

USANA ProbioticsProbiotics Promote a Healthier Gut

To keep everything working smoothly, it is vital that you drink plenty of water, exercise, and consume a proper diet with plenty of fiber from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In addition to eating a healthful diet, using Probiotics can help create an ideal environment for healthy digestion. USANA Probiotic contains Bifidobacterium, BB-12 ® and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, LGG ®, two bacteria strains that can survive transit through the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach to colonize the intestines. Verified to supply 12 billion Colony Forming Units (CFU) of viable bacteria, USANA Probiotic helps promote a natural balance in the gut and maintain the health of the digestive system. Not only do probiotics stimulate the digestive system, but they may also play a role in sustaining healthy immune function. Friendly bacteria are vital to the proper development of the immune system, and more immune cells are concentrated in the gut than in any other region of the body. The intestinal tract can encourage healthy bacterial growth and normal bowel regularity, so impacted stool with toxins won’t accumulate in the body.

usana hepaplusBe Energetic with a Good Liver

People are living with stress nowadays. Heavy workloads and long working hours consume most of our energy. When the body is required to consume large amounts of energy, glucose, fats, and proteins will be broken down for energy. Meanwhile, acidic substances including lactic acid and phosphoric acid are released, causing muscle and joint pain and making people feel tired. These acidic substances may even cause dizziness and insomnia. Maintaining healthy liver function helps relieve fatigue because the liver flushes out metabolic wastes, filters toxins in the blood, and aids in converting fats, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals into usable forms. The unique formulation of USANA Hepasil™ helps combat oxidative stress in the liver with a powerful blend of antioxidants, including green-tea extract and broccoli concentrate. It is also rich in milk-thistle extract, which stimulates liver enzymes, promoting the detoxification process.

USANA nutrimeal freeDetox with USANA Nutrimeal Free

The foods served while dining out generally contain more oil, monosodium glutamate, salts, sugars, and other seasonings that differ from the food made at home. However, Most people have such busy lives that many office workers do not have time to make their own meals, so they have no alternatives. But you can make a much better choice: USANA Nutrimeal Free. It not only tastes delicious, but it is also easily digestible and simple to make. Its quality proteins, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and many micronutrients help relieve the burden on the gut, which helps promote natural detoxification and weight control!

To purchase the above USANA Products, visit our USANA Australia Products Online Shop.

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