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USANA MySmart™Bar range about to launch in Australia

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USANA MySmartBarUSANA is about to launch its’ new MySmart™Bars range in Australia. These bars aren’t just your average snack, when you throw a USANA MySmart™Bar into your bag, you aren’t just packing a snack for later, you’re making a smart statement. How you ask? Well, with these bars you’re telling the world you’re picking the smart choice for your health.

Each MySmart™Bar is made with simple, pure ingredients to create a beneficial balance of macronutrients. Each bar is packed with protein, healthy fats and no refined sugars. They are great to eat in between meals or after workout.

The MySmart™Bars come in two delicious flavours Coconut Cashew and Dark Chocolate.

Coconut Cashew is packed with whey protein, raw cashews, coconut oil, cashew butter, coconut flakes, and an organic chocolate drizzle. It contains, 9g of protein and is only 140 Calories per bar.

Dark Chocolate allows you to get your chocolate fix without all the nasties. It is made with organic chocolate chunks and dark cocoa powder and has 10g of protein and 150 Calories.

Want to know what else makes the USANA MySmart™Bar range smart? Each bar includes:

•    Beneficial fat from organic coconut oil
•    150 Calories or less
•    NO added sugar
•    High-quality Whey/Milk protein
•    High in dietary fibre
•    Roasted nuts or organic chocolate
•    Non-GMO
•    No trans fats
•    Formulated without gluten*

Are you eating beneficial fats?

You may have heard that fat is the enemy but it’s not that simple. Some fats, such as the naturally occurring saturated fats found in coconut oil, are actually good for you.

Coconut Oil: MySmart™ Choice!

Not all fats are created equal. Coconut oil is primarily made up of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These types of fatty acids are processed differently by the body than its cousin the long-chain triglycerides (LCTs), which are found primarily in animal foods. Coconut oil doesn’t seem to raise your cholesterol and is more likely to be burned as energy than stored as blubber. Why? Because MCTs are oxidised to a greater degree and more efficiently than are LCTs, and have less of an opportunity for deposition into adipose (fatty) tissue.

A fat that doesn’t make you fat. Consumption of MCT’s from coconut oil has been shown to increase metabolism through an increase in thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is the body’s ability to produce heat which therefore allows the body to utilise more energy.

Coconut oil can be used as a tool in weight reduction. An increase in metabolism and energy utilisation means the body burns more fuel, ie. fat. This demonstrates coconut oil’s utility as a novel weight reduction tool.

Coconut oil keeps you fuller for longer. Feeling full is another benefit of consuming coconut oil.

How to get more coconut oil into your diet

USANA’s MySmart™Bars are a great way to get the nutrition you need. These delicious foods contain coconut oil, an excellent source of naturally occurring saturated fats, and contain a beneficial balance of other macronutrients to fuel your body and leave you feeling satisfied.

Besides eating our MySmart™Bars, there are heaps of ways you can use coconut oil. Try adding it your coffees, salad dressing and use it when baking. At roughly 117 calories per tablespoon, coconut oil is a near identical caloric swap for olive oil. It also has a high smoke point makes coconut oil great for just about every dish, from eggs to stir-frys.

Beat the 3pm slump with USANA’s MySmart™Bars!

You’ve been eating healthy and doing all the right things and then the 3pm slump hits and you reach for that unhealthy, often sugary snack! But now, you can have something sweet and not feel guilty thanks to USANA’s new range of MySmart™Bars.

MySmart™Bars aren’t your average snack. They’re made with simple, pure ingredients to create a beneficial balance of macronutrients and are packed with whole food ingredients, protein, organic coconut oil and more! MySmart™Bars come in two delicious Coconut Cashew and Dark Chocolate.
So what it so important about wholefoods and what are the benefits?

Whole foods are foods that are closest to their natural state and that means they give us more nutrients than highly refined foods. They are often made up of grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes.

Whole foods contain a wide variety of nutrients in one food. These nutrients include phytonutrients, essential fatty acids and fibre. Whole foods are also rich in essential vitamins, minerals that cannot be synthesised in the body and therefore have to be obtained through diet.

Some of the benefits you will see from eating more whole foods include:

Better Digestion: Whole foods are high in fibre which is an essential nutrient for healthy, digestion, and heart health combined. Whole foods are full of natural insoluble and soluble fiber to support digestion and regularity, along with keep you full.

More Satisfaction: Whole foods are delicious and filling. Their wide range means you can choose lots of different things to eat without the added nasties. After eating them your body is able to digest easily and best of all you’re not left feeling sluggish or over full, but instead satisfied and healthy.

Next time you’re thinking about eating that donut or chocolate bar why not grab a MySmart™Bar instead? This way you know you are making the smart choice for your health.

MySmart™Bars sale date yet to be determined.

We are all unique but in spite of these differences, we still share the same basic health needs and we all need a healthy daily dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants—something USANA has provided for more than 20 years with our award-winning nutritional supplements.

Consuming a proper balance of macronutrients— protein, fats, and carbohydrates—is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With that in mind USANA has created a new range of MySmart™Bars, and with each bar we’re delivering highquality, complete proteins and beneficial fat from coconut oil.

By combining our new snack range with our core products theUSANA Essentials or USANA HealthPak™ you can balance both your macro and micronutrients for optimal nutrition.

At USANA, optimal levels are the only acceptable levels, and optimal levels come from the USANA Essentials andHealthPak™. These foundational products provide the right levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support your overall health. Of course you can personalise your micronutrients even further by adding additional USANA supplements and optimisers to suit your needs such as our BiOmega™and Proflavanol®C100 for heart health, HepaPlus™ for digestive health, Proglucamune™ for everyday immune support orVisionex™ for healthy eyes. No matter what your nutritional needs are USANA has a combination which will work for you!

So what makes the MySmart™Bars so smart? Each bar is made with simple, pure ingredients to create a beneficial balance of macronutrients. They are packed with high quality Whey/Milk protein, healthy fats from coconut oil and have no refined sugars. At only 150 Calories or less they are great to eat in between meals or after workout. The MySmart™Bars come in two delicious flavours Coconut Cashew and Dark Chocolate.

Now is the time to get smart about your nutrition and with USANA’s range of products you’re off to a good start.


The range will be on sale soon. To learn more visit

*For our customers sensitive to gluten, dairy, or soy: No gluten, dairy, or soy are used in this product. However, MySmartBar is manufactured on equipment that also processes products containing gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, and soybeans.

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USANA Poly C – Seven reasons to see more C!

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USANA Poly CLike guinea pigs and chimpanzees, we humans are some of the few animals in the world that can’t make our own vitamin C. And, because this delicate vitamin is water-soluble and can’t be stored in large amounts by your body, it’s important to get some vitamin C every day.

Seven reasons why your body needs vitamin C

Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C has many roles and is essential for a healthy body. It has:

1. Immune system boosting benefits

Vitamin C is best known for its immune system boosting effects, specifically fighting infections like colds. And, although enjoying a diet that’s rich in vitamin C can’t stop you from catching a cold, taking a vitamin C supplement may help to reduce the severity and duration of a cold. A large study showed that although taking a vitamin C supplement doesn’t seem to make much difference to couch potatoes, if you do exercise – even if you exercise briefly – taking C in supplement form could actually halve your risk of catching a cold and speed up recovery, too.

Part of the way that vitamin C does this is by encouraging white blood cells (which protect the body from infection) to increase in number. Vitamin C is concentrated in white blood cells. Plus it boosts the production of antibodies.

According to animal studies, it also raises the level of interferon. When the viruses that cause colds and flu enter the cells, they take them over, turning cells into tiny flu-producing factories. Interferon is one of your body’s anti-viral defence mechanisms. It surrounds cell surfaces helping to prevent pathogenic (harmful) viruses from entering them. Vitamin C can repair and protect cells, too, so it’s important for wound healing. And because it has an antihistamine action, vitamin C may be able to lessen the unpleasant effects of colds such as congestion inflammation, stuffy nose and aches.

2. Antioxidant action

With its powerful antioxidant action, vitamin C protects the body from free radicals that can cause oxidative stress. Sometimes called cellular rust, oxidative stress involves build-up of harmful free radicals and this has been linked with a range of chronic conditions from heart disease and stroke to some cancers. Aim for around five to six servings of fruit and vegetables daily. This provides vitamin C plus a wide range of healthful plant pigments, vitamins and minerals.

3. Skin paybacks

Vitamin C is essential for building and maintaining collagen and connective tissue. Collagen is the main structural protein in connective tissue. Connective tissue structurally supports and strengthens muscles, teeth, bones, skin and blood vessels. Collagen supports tissues and organs including the skin. Your body needs vitamin C to make collagen. So, getting enough helps to ensure that your skin is elastic. Stress can take its toll on your whole body including your skin. When you feel stressed, the stress hormone cortisol triggers inflammation and this breaks down collagen. And since collagen helps to keep your skin plump and firm, signs of stress may be visible in your complexion.

4. Benefit for smokers

Inhaling just one puff of cigarette smoke introduces three trillion free radicals directly into the lungs. You can’t feel the damage this is doing because the lungs don’t have nerve cells. But, when free radicals come into contact with lung tissue, it triggers damage including inflammation. Smoking uses up your body’s very tiny stores of vitamin C as well as other nutrients. It also causes the skin to constrict so that less oxygen and nutrients are able to feed and protect your skin. This is one reason that skin looks older, faster if you smoke. Getting enough vitamin C helps to support skin suppleness and elasticity because it helps to boost collagen production. It also maintains the health of your capillaries, so that oxygen and nutrients can reach the cells of the body including skin cells. If you smoke, though, the best thing you can do for your health is to stub out the habit.

5. Iron absorbing features

The mineral iron is a major component of the oxygen-carrying protein in the blood called haemoglobin. When taken with a meal, vitamin C helps your body to naturally absorb iron. This is whether the iron comes from animal sources (meat and fish) or from vegetarian sources (like peas, beans and legumes and wholegrains).

6. Stress attacking functions

Fast-paced 21st century living takes its toll on your stress levels and raised stress hormones deplete vitamin C in your body. In fact vitamin C is the first nutrient to be depleted in alcoholics, smokers and people who are obese. Vitamin C is a potent free radical scavenger and these reactive compounds are produced as a by-product of metabolism. High levels of free radicals can be triggered by pollution, poor diet (too many fast, fatty, sugary foods and drinks), alcohol and cigarette smoke.

7. Vitamin E preserving effects

Vitamin C can also regenerate other disease-fighting antioxidants in the body, including alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E). So, this water-soluble free radical fighter helps to preserve the fat soluble vitamin, (free radical) fighter boosting your body’s self defence systems.

21st century scurvy?

Not getting enough vitamin C (less than 10mg or so per day) for around three months or so can trigger the vitamin C deficiency disease, scurvy. Signs and symptoms include fatigue and gum inflammation, joint pain, and poor wound healing, anaemia and tooth loss.

Before the eighteenth century, scurvy was common in sailors when fresh fruits and vegetables weren’t available on long sea voyages. Once it became known that limes and other citrus fruits could be stored for long periods and would prevent the condition, British sailors regularly used limes to prevent scurvy. Hence the term ‘limeys.’

Once consigned to the history books, scurvy made a comeback during and after World War II because of severe food rationing. Surprisingly, though, cases of scurvy are being reported today in the present day UK.

Dietitians in South Wales, UK, blame the resurgence of scurvy to eating too many takeaway and microwave meals and not eating nearly enough fresh fruit and vegetables. Dietitian Sioned Quirke who works in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales said: ‘The difference between now and then is that this is out of choice. People say that fruit and vegetables are not affordable when in fact they are.’ Sioned blames fast food for the rise of scurvy.

In adults, the symptoms of scurvy include:

  • Tiredness (your body does not have enough oxygen triggering fatigue)
  • Pain in the limbs, mainly the legs
  • Small red-blue spots on the skin

If untreated, scurvy can cause jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), oedema (swelling caused by a build-up of fluid) and potentially fatal heart problems. Recently, parents of an eight-year-old boy who died allegedly died of scurvy fronted court charged with neglect and suspicion of death due to scurvy.

Could you do with a little more vitamin C?

Spacing is essential

With regular vitamin C supplements, its best to space them throughout the day. Because it is water-soluble, excess vitamin C is excreted from the body via urine. Poly CTM is different because it contains a range of forms of vitamin C. This means that the blood levels of vitamin C remain raised for longer if you take vitamin C as Poly C compared with regular products. It also contains citrus bioflavonoids which help your body cells absorb and use vitamin C.

Everyone has different biochemistry and unique lifestyles. The amount of vitamin C needed daily for optimal performance is directly related to individual diet, absorption, utilisation, metabolism, excretion, work environment, and physical, mental, and environmental stress.

You many need a supplement if:

You smoke or you are around second-hand cigarette smoke. Smoking depletes the body of the tiny stores of vitamin C it contains and increases the need for antioxidants because it introduces free radicals to the body. The more you smoke, the more vitamin C you lose from your cells and blood, so a supplement is needed.

If you have a very limited diet. Today’s high-speed lifestyles mean that many of us rely on grabbing ready-made meals, fast foods and takeaways – high on convenience and low in nutrition.

If you have certain medical conditions such as difficulty in absorbing nutrients.

So how do I know if my vitamins are broken down and being absorbed?

A brand that follows pharmaceutical-grade GMP is a good way to ensure high quality

Get to know USANA Poly C™

  • A unique blend of mineral ascorbates
  • Provides 600mg of vitamin C per tablet for enhanced antioxidant protection
  • Strengthens the immune system, supports the synthesis of collagen.

Why USANA Poly C™?

USANA Poly C is a balanced formulation of mineral ascorbates with vitamin C activity. By using a variety of ascorbates, USANA’s Poly C is able to affect vitamin C levels in the body. An in-house clinical trials showed that when equal amounts of vitamin C were provided as either Poly C or ascorbate acid, the Poly C gave higher levels of vitamin C in blood serum and maintained those higher levels for a longer time. Poly C is laboratory tested, potency guaranteed. Meets British Pharmacopoeia specifications for uniformity and disintegration where applicable.

Using USANA Poly C: take two (2) to four (4) Poly C tablets daily, or as your personal needs require. Do not exceed four (4) tablets per day.

Purchase USANA Poly C from USANA Australia approved website:

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