Monthly Archives: October 2016

4 Reasons Vitamin C Is Important

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vitamin c foodsArticle from USANA Australia website.

Let’s talk about the reality behind vitamin C. Sure, plenty of scientific evidence touts the benefits vitamin C provides to support your immune system, but that’s not the only purpose this micronutrient serves. Your body uses vitamin C in so many ways.

Antioxidant Protection

When present in our bodies, antioxidants selflessly sacrifice themselves to protect our cells by willingly giving up their own electrons to subdue excess amounts of free radicals that have been found to cause oxidative damage.

Maintaining proper levels of vitamin C can help ensure you’re maintaining a solid army of antioxidant defense.

Building Blocks

Vitamin C is also essential for collagen synthesis.

Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in the body and is crucial for building and strengthening muscles, teeth, bones, skin, and blood vessels. Without adequate vitamin C, the body can struggle to make adequate collagen. Under normal conditions, the recommended daily value of 75–90 mg per day meets the requirement for maintaining sufficient amounts of collagen.

Now, About that Immune System…

There’s a lot of conflicting evidence out there, but when it comes down to it, vitamin C is widely accepted as an important nutrient for maintaining healthy immune function. It does this by stimulating both the production and function of leukocytes—AKA: white blood cells.

Where Can You Get It?

Maybe I should’ve mentioned this before, but did you know our bodies are incapable of manufacturing vitamin C? This means we rely solely on our diets to satisfy our daily requirement.

Foods such as oranges, berries, papaya, kiwi, peppers, tomatoes, peas, and dark green leafy vegetables all contain high amounts of vitamin C that can be absorbed by our bodies.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

NutritionX Health Network

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The Future of USANA

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usana dave myron wentzI’m proud of USANA’s past. As a company and as Associates, we have celebrated success after success for a quarter of a century.

I’m proud of USANA’s present. People across the globe from all walks of life are experiencing what everyone else around the world wants—personalized health and financial freedom.

And I’m proud of developments coming in the very near future. Trust me, it’s a game changer.

We don’t change with the times; we change ahead of the times. While many people fear it or wait until they are forced to do it, we embrace it.

We are perfectly positioned right now to once again lead the charge into the future. Never content with just good enough, USANA is taking things to a whole new level—with InCelligence.

I’m guessing InCelligence is a word you hadn’t heard prior to USANA’s 2016 International Convention. But it’s a smart word—an intelligent word. And from here on out, it’s going to be a word you utter multiple times a day as you share this incredible technology with, well, everyone. InCelligence is a great advancement in our vision of being the premier personalized nutrition company. With the ability to personalize our foundation product— USANA CellSentials™—along with the personalization already in place with our Optimizers, we are now truly serving each person in a way that is unique to them and their needs.

The ingredients in the products that contain USANA InCelligence Technology™ react to the specific needs of the individual. This is visionary, my friends. This is our future— and your future. Go out and share it with the world. Love life and live it,

Dave Wentz USANA Co-CEO

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De-Liver us from Toxins

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usana nutritional supplements detoxificationArticle from Whatsup USANA.

Do you know how many toxins you encounter every day which attack you from the inside out? Environmental toxins, such as dusts, heavy metals and pesticides can accumulate inside your body, together with free radicals and stress hormones, they all add burdens to your body’s ability in order to function properly. That’s when your immunity becomes weaker and you tend to get sick easily. There are countless popular detox methods nowadays; some of which are on the more extreme side of the spectrum. lmproper practice of these methods may actually be detrimental to your health, making it more of a loss than gain. Actually, simple adjustments in daily life are more than enough to free your body from toxins.

Why do I need to detoxify my body?

lf you are bothered by bad skin, bad breath, fatigue, irregular bowel movement, headache and indigestion, perhaps it is time to cleanse your body with the right nutrients and elements. Enzymes throughout the body are continuously breaking toxins down and helping to flush them out. Detoxification allows the body to rejuvenate and heal itself if it is done at the right way. By supplying your body with nutrients believed to boost the activity of the enzymes and nourish the body’s most important detoxifying organs – the liver, the lungs, the kidneys, and the colon – they can do their jobs better and more efficiently. There is really no hard-and-fast rufe in terms of the timeline and frequency of the detoxification.

How does detoxification affect weight management?

There is certainly an impact because detoxification would allow your body an improved digestion rate so that nutrients absorption, assimilation and utilization are better achieved. lncreased fibre intake during this phase would boost a longer sense of satiety, helping you feel full for a longer period and thus leading to lesser calories intake. However, your food selections during this period are as crucial as the whole detoxification process itself. Although simple, this process requires some discipline . Do consider a healthier and more balanced diet with USANA’s foods to further complement the detox supplements.

Why do we need to use supplements in detoxification?

lnstead of incorporating fads such as laxatives, stimulants, herbs and “super fruits” (which usually don’t work well and may harm the body in the long run) into your detox routine, why not embrace many of the proven scientific formulations to aid your detox program? Taking supplements as the main part of your detox program would yield desirable results and it is not only practical, but safe as long as they are used as per directed.

So what is the suggested way to detoxify my body?

  • Strive to eat a whole food diet

This means eating foods that are close to their natural state and avoiding highly processed food products that include additives, preservatives and artificial sweeteners. Eating at least one whole food meal daily is a great start.

  • Reduce toxins in your home environment or replace with non-toxic alternatives

Household cleaners, laundry products, bug sprays, personal care products, air fresheners, plastics, dry-cleaned clothes and mold are just some examples of toxins that can be hiding in your household. Aim to reduce your biggest sources of exposure.

  • Foods that support the liver

lncrease your intake of foods such as avocado, garlic, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lemons, limes, apples, and medicinal mushrooms (shiitake, reishi, maitake} for better liver health.

  • Dietary fibre

Add plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds to increase the fibre in your diet.

  • Plenty of water

Drink 8 to 10 glasses of pure water daily. Avoid drinking from plastic containers. lf daily supplementation is practised, increase the total daily intake of water accordingly.

  • Nutritional supplementation

Consider taking supplements that support liver health and everyday detox. A nutrient formula that includes milk thistle, alpha lipoic acid, and N-acetyl cysteine is an example of a synergistic blend that can provide daily support.

  • Exercises

Exercises helps increasing metabolism and detoxing.

  • Good sleeping

Good sleeping relax your body and allocate more energy and resources for the detoxification process.

Visit USANA diet and energy products page for more information.

NutritionX Health Network

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Under the USANA Microscope

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John CuomoMeet the expert behind the science!

USANA’s Dr John Cuomo, Executive Director of Product Development and Technology is coming to present the science behind InCelligence.  This is your chance to learn how InCelligence is able to unlock the code for optimal health.

Dr. John Cuomo’s experience in synthetic organic chemistry, manufacturing, and analytical methods make his contribution to USANA invaluable.  He holds over 20 United States and European patents and is the author of numerous scientific papers.

“There are several areas that I think set USANA apart from other nutritional companies,”  Dr. Cuomo says.  “The first is USANA’s quality assurance in product development and manufacturing.  Few companies have the level of quality control that USANA does.  We spend a tremendous amount of time and money making sure that product composition exactly matches what’s on the label.  One of the ways we do that is through our in-house testing of companies include product lines solely based on the marketability of the products.  “We won’t jump on the bandwagon to join the latest health craze simply to make a profit.”

SEE YOU THERE!

Gather your friends and family and book your tickets early to avoid missing out on this in demand event!

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