Monthly Archives: September 2016

A LOOK AT USANA’S NEWEST OPTIMIZER, PROGLUCAMUNE™

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usana proglucamuneArticle from USANA Australia Magazine 2016

Living in today’s world is no easy feat. With careers and social engagements filling up your calendars, life can sometimes leave you feeling a little worn down and stressed. Proglucamune immune support supplement, USANA’s newest Optimizer, is designed to assist you in staying fit and well, even during times of occasional stress. This daily immune-support supplement combines ancient wisdom and modern science. Made up of zinc combined with baker’s yeast and reishi and shiitake mushrooms, which have been used for thousands of years to support well-being, Proglucamune supports robust immune function to keep you feeling your best. We talked to Dr. Michael Fuhrman, executive director of product innovation and formulation at USANA, and learned the inside information about the newest Optimizer.

What are the core ingredients in Proglucamune?

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The active ingredients in Proglucamune are a unique combination of zinc plus the USANA InCelligence Technology™ Beta-Glucan Complex, which is made up of a specific strain of baker’s yeast that’s been clinically shown to support normal immune function and antioxidant-rich, organic reishi and shiitake mushrooms.

Who is Proglucamune designed for and why?

Most people experience some type of occasional stress, either physical or emotional. And who has time to feel less than their best? Proglucamune is designed to help your immune cells respond effectively and support your body’s ability to adapt to and respond to occasional stress. It’s perfect at helping maintain balance and supporting your immune system’s ability to adapt and react.

Why is it important to take Proglucamune?

Our lives are demanding, and we have to be aware of how our body reacts to challenges to our daily wellness, including occasional stress. That’s what makes Proglucamune great! This Optimizer can help support your immune cells’ ability to respond to your specific needs. The InCelligence Beta-Glucan Complex within this product primes your immune cells’ natural protective responses, so they can protect your health effectively.

What are the core benefits to Proglucamune?

Proglucamune is a great solution to help keep your immune system operating at an optimal level and to support overall health and well-being every day.

How does InCelligence work in Proglucamune? The beauty of InCelligence in Proglucamune is how the product works to improve your innate protective immune response. The InCelligence Beta-Glucan Complex binds to receptors on immune cells to prime their natural protective responses.

We reached into the past to bring your immune system the support it needs to protect you from the rigors of your nonstop modern life.

Our Proglucamune™ immune-support supplement fuses thousands of years of traditional Chinese medicine with cutting-edge modern science. The result is daily immune support to help your body deal with the unique needs of your busy life.

The Past
Let’s start at the beginning. With Proglucamune, that means a trip back thousands of years ago when reishi and shiitake mushrooms were first used to support vitality.

These two mushrooms contain nutrients that bind to receptors on your immune cells to promote cellular protection. This binding process primes your immune system to respond more effectively to intruders and better protect your health.

Back then, nobody knew about the binding and priming process—they just knew the mushrooms worked. And thousands of years later, that’s still the most important part.

The Future
Proglucamune’s InCelligence™ Beta-Glucan Complex is where the past and future meet.

Besides the certified organic reishi and shiitake mushrooms, the complex contains a strain of baker’s yeast, shown in clinical studies to provide exceptional support for immunity and daily wellness. It works much the same way as the mushrooms, priming your immune system to meet your unique needs, even in times of occasional, mild stress.

Proglucamune also contains zinc. While not part of the InCelligence Beta-Glucan Complex, the essential trace mineral supports proper immune cell function and enhances the effectiveness of the complex. It also has cell-signaling properties of its own—serving as an intracellular signaling molecule for immune cells.

A Present for Your Immune System
Rooted in the wisdom of the past. Formulated with the future of nutritional science. Proglucamune blends the modern and ancient to help your immune system meet the unique needs of your busy life—today, tomorrow, and all the days to come.

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USANA InCelligence® Complex: 8 Ingredients

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usana incelligenceArticle from USANA Australia website.

USANA CellSentials® is one of the most potent cell-empowering supplements on the market and the reason behind this spectacular scientific achievement lies within the InCelligence Complex.

The USANA InCelligence® Complex is a unique blend of ingredients that can broadly support cellular communication pathways to support optimal cellular resilience and longevity, which supports your body’s ability to meet your individual health needs. While there are many health-optimizing pathways that the InCelligence Complex supports, there are two key processes it was designed to promote:

Endogenous antioxidant protection: Our bodies are equipped with a naturally powerful defense system that can protect against damaging oxidative stress: antioxidants that are produced within our cells, such as glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD). The InCelligence Complex contains nutrients that proactively support the production of these endogenous antioxidants in addition to providing their own antioxidant activity. When combined with the additional antioxidants in the formula, including coenzyme Q10, beta carotene, and vitamins C, and E, Vita-Antioxidant with the InCelligence Complex provides significantly higher levels of protection.

Mitochondrial renewal through mitophagy: When mitochondria within a cell produce cellular energy (ATP), high amounts of free radicals may also be generated. While the natural antioxidants in the cell will neutralize many of the free radicals, some mitochondria will be damaged over time. Damaged mitochondria within the cell can cause it to work inefficiently. They will produce less ATP and more damaging free radicals. To maintain cellular efficiency, the cell initiates a natural response called mitophagy to degrade, remove, or recycle damaged mitochondria. However, age or other lifestyle factors may slow this process.

There are 8 powerful core ingredients in CellSentials:

1. Resveratrol
Resveratrol is a unique antioxidant found largely in the skins of red grapes and is often referred to as the “fountain of youth” due to the fact that it is so effective in helping the proper functioning of our bodies. Wide-reaching benefits from taking resveratrol include protecting your cells from free radical damage, helping to maintain homeostasis in the body, and helping to support vibrant health.

2. Quercetin
Quercetin is a natural flavonoid antioxidant found in plants which detoxifies our bodies and fights free radicals. Due to its ability to manage oxidative stress, it helps to support vibrant health and efficient functioning.

3. Hesperidin
Hesperidin is a naturally occurring bioflavonoid found in citrus fruit which acts as a potent antioxidant that supports proper immune system functioning and naturally compliments the action of vitamin C in the body.

4. Rutin
Rutin is a useful bioflavonoid found mainly in citrus fruit which acts as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals in the body. Rutin also helps the body utilise vitamin C and maintain collagen, the main building blocks of connective tissue.

5. Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a vitamin-like antioxidant typically found in meat that is both fat and water soluble. It offers protection from oxidation both inside and outside the cell. Not only does it do this, it also enhance the body’s natural antioxidant system as it increase levels of glutathione, a natural antioxidant crucial in metabolic processes. The fact that Alpha Lipoic Acid is easily absorbed in the gut and transported across cell membranes means it is able to work throughout the body, including the brain and nervous system.

6. Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract is sourced from green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) and contains antioxidants called Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG). These antioxidants fight free radicals and oxidation, helping to maintain a healthy immune system and support vibrant health. Green Tea Extract has been used as an enhancer of longevity for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicines.

7. Meriva® Bioavailable Curcumin
Meriva Bioavailable Curcumin is a unique patented curcumin product which acts as a potent antioxidant. It also enhances the body’s natural antioxidant system, thereby aiding in hepatic detoxification. Meriva offers numerous health benefits, including supporting joint health, and helping to maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response. Meriva®† Bioavailable Curcumin is nearly 30 times more bioavailable than traditional curcumin extracts/preparations and its sustained release formula allows for an optimal curcumin blood level over time.

8. Olivol®
Olivol is USANA’s patented extract that contains antioxidant polyphenols derived exclusively from olives. The polyphenolic antioxidants found in olives are not present in other common dietary sources. They are structurally distinct from vitamins, carotenoids, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, and other antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables. These antioxidants may be one of the components of the Mediterranean diet associated with health and longevity.

The InCelligence® Effect
Together, these 8 powerful core ingredients communicate with cells, unlocking their natural protective and renewal processes. This ability to influence a broad network of physiological pathways can help build cellular resilience, empowering your body to meet your unique health needs.

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