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USANA Cellsentials® – Back to the basics

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USANA CELLSENTIALSArticle from USANA Australia website.

In order to understand why we take nutritional supplements and their benefits, we first need to go back to the basics.

So what are cells?

Without cells, we wouldn’t exist! They are basically the building blocks of all living things. Our bodies are composed of trillions of different types of cells that have varying functions within the body. Cells provide structure for the body, absorb the nutrients from the foods we eat and then convert those nutrients into energy. They also carry out specialised functions and are able to reproduce themselves.

Free radicals (the bad guys)

When cells use oxygen they naturally generate free radicals (by-products) which can damage important cellular components – such as the cell membrane – or macromolecules like DNA. But it’s not just internal processes that generate free radicals, external factors such as environmental pollutants, radiation, cigarette smoke, poor diet, certain drugs and pesticides and ozone, too. The damage resulting from healthy cells being attacked by free radicals can lead to mutation, impaired function, and even cell death. Then comes oxidative stress, which is the result of too many free radicals and too much cell damage. Studies over a few decades have found that oxidative stress can lead to a whole host of diseases and is associated with aging.

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Antioxidants (the good guys)

When free radicals wage war on our healthy cells, the bodies defence system of antioxidants kicks in to keep free radicals in check and minimise potential damage. Although there are several enzyme systems within the body that scavenge free radicals, the principle micronutrient (vitamin/mineral) antioxidants are vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and selenium. The body cannot manufacture these micronutrients, so they must be acquired by diet. In addition, there are many plant-derived nutrients (phytonutrients) that can act as powerful antioxidants in the human body.

Why do we need nutritional supplements?

Simply put, in order to be healthy, our cells need to be nourished. How do we stay healthy and nourish our cells? By eating a diet which includes a wide variety of foods from all the food groups –Breads and cereals, vegetables, fruit, dairy and meat or meat alternatives. And let’s be honest, most of us don’t eat the perfect diet – at least not all of the time. We get busy with work, family, school… the list goes on. Sometimes we skip meals and sometimes we grab the closest sugary or salty snack to satisfy our hunger and call it a day. And this is exactly where nutritional supplements can help and fill any nutritional gaps.


The CellSentials are USANA’s flagship nutritional supplement: a combination of USANA Vita-Antioxidant and Core Minerals products. Formulated to not only help prevent nutritional deficiency, the CellSentials provide the necessary vitamins and minerals to retain optimal health and energy levels that everyone needs every day. The CellSentials also contain carotenoids, bioflavonoids, and other phytochemicals and antioxidants to provide a full arsenal of compounds to help protect against daily exposure to free radicals.


USANA InCelligence is building on our past knowledge of nutritional science and taking it a step further. The nutrients in the InCelligence Complex supports your cells in the production of endogenous antioxidants – the type of antioxidants that are produced by your own cells, not from food or supplements and their effects are hundreds of times more powerful – to protect cells against free radicals.

usana incelligenceInCelligence sends messages that tap into your cells’ natural protective and renewal abilities. Signalling your cells to optimise these powerful responses—instead of waiting for outside stimuli—makes your cells more adaptable. It’s like strength training for your cells. This proactive approach helps build cellular resilience and optimise longevity of cellular function. That’s how InCelligence empowers your body to meet your unique health needs, unlocking your unparalleled ability to personalise vibrant health from within. InCelligence’s powerful nutrients complex also communicate with your cells to enhance their natural renewal response. This purification process removes the harmful by-products of cellular-energy creation, which is key to the health of your cells. The Science of InCelligence® is a dramatic step forward in nutritional science—pushing the frontiers of cellular nutrition and expanding the horizons of personalised health.

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Purchase USANA Cellsentials from USANA Australia approved website.

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The USANA VISION – our TECHNOLOGY is evolving but our goals remain the same

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usana dr wentzArticle from USANA Australia magazine 2017

Health begins at the cellular level

Every living cell in our body is a dynamic, fascinating world of its own, capable of incredible adaptability and resilience. In fact, the entire human body functions in ways that are miraculous to me, even after years of studying its foundational building blocks – the cells. It’s in these building blocks where health begins and ends. This is why I have always emphasised the importance of cellular nutrition. Keeping your cells healthy and communicating properly plays a critical role in the quality and quantity of healthy years in your life. When I developed the USANA® Essentials™ more than two decades ago, they were the result of my years of study and research on how nutrients could affect the function and longevity of the cell. And in the years since, I am proud that USANA has continued to study and grow as an innovator in the science of cellular health and nutritional supplementation. With USANA InCelligence®, we are taking a leap forward.

Recent advances in the field of nutritional science, molecular biology and genetics have shown that it is possible to leverage the natural intelligence of the body to be more active, not passive, in creating and sustaining optimal health. So USANA’s Research and Development team took this breakthrough understanding of gene expression, cell signalling and cellular renewal and used it to create InCelligence. This effort took years of cutting-edge research and has led to the creation of the formula for the new CellSentials®, incorporating InCelligence. And it doesn’t stop with the CellSentials. InCelligence will revolutionise many of our other products, keeping us on the cutting edge of nutritional supplementation for many years to come.

My vision remains unchanged. The USANA family can and will be the healthiest family on Earth. I invite you to join me in this next exciting phase of USANA’s evolution.

Written by Dr. Myron Wentz


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