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USANA WHEY PROTEIN BOOSTER

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USANA WHEY PROTEINArticle from USANA Australia website.

DID YOU KNOW THAT PROTEIN IS ESSENTIAL TO LIFE?

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Protein is a powerful nutrient made up of 20 amino acids that are components of every cell in your body. Protein is used to build and repair tissues and make enzymes and hormones, blood cells and many other substances essential to life. It is also an important building block for muscles, bones, cartilage and skin. Even your hair and nails are mostly made up of protein.
Just like fat and carbohydrates, protein is a macronutrient (meaning that your body needs relatively large amounts). But unlike with fat and carbs, your body doesn’t store usable protein. Your amino acids stores are constantly used and must be replenished. If dietary sources don’t provide enough, your body will start to take it from your muscle mass. An adequate dietary protein intake is important across the life cycle, especially as we age. Protein deficiency can lead
to fatigue, muscle weakness and hair loss and can contribute to a variety of other conditions.

WHY MAKE PROTEIN PART OF YOUR DIET

Protein has long been used by body builders to help build muscle, but it is also an excellent part of a low-carb diet or weight-management program. Slow-release proteins such as casein from dairy can help stabilise blood sugar — this also helps you feel more satisfied so you are less likely to go back for seconds (or thirds), meaning you consume less calories.

During exercise, your body requires a higher intake of good-quality protein to build and maintain muscle (lean mass) and promote recovery.

Adjust your protein intake accordingly by consuming more if you are highly active or want to gain lean muscle.

WHEY PROTEIN BOOSTER

USANA 28 servings Whey per container Protein Booster provides you with pure whey protein to boost your daily protein intake, helping to fuel your active lifestyle.

Whey protein is easily digestible and contains essential amino acids helping to support muscle
repair and increase lean muscle mass. Protein helps with satiation or a feeling of fullness,
supporting your weight management goals. The source of whey protein in USANA® Foods is from cows that have not been treated with synthetic hormones (no added rbST or BGH). In
addition, the whey protein has been processed using low temperature pasteurisation to
minimise denaturing of the protein.

Mix 2 tablespoons of Whey Protein Booster with your USANA shake for an additional 10 grams of high-quality, complete whey protein. Alternatively, add to your favourite food or beverage such as water, almond milk, juice or soup.

TEAM USANA TESTIMONIALS

“The main benefit of Whey Protein Booster for an elite athlete is that it helps with recovery, which is just as important as the training. When you are training two to three times per day recovery is crucial for the athlete and using USANA’s Whey Protein Booster is a huge boost of good-quality protein for my recovery, therefore allowing me to train harder every day.”

Jason Whateley, Team USANA Athlete, Boxer

“USANA Whey Protein Booster is a great way to aid in muscle recovery post training. Mixed in with my breakfast fruit smoothie, it makes for a tasty, nutritious way to get extra protein in my diet to help the body get ready for the next session.”

Michelle Duffield, Team USANA Athlete, Triathlete

Purchase USANA Whey Protein from USANA Australia approved website.

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USANA Celavive®- Skincare Featuring InCelligence®

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USANA Celavive

Article from USANA Australia website.

The Science Behind Beauty

Just like you, we’re not standing still. We are always working to advance the products you love. That’s why it is the perfect time to introduce you to the next evolution of InCelligence®: USANA Celavive®—a brand new skincare system.

Introducing USANA Celavive

Celavive is a new high-performance skincare system formulated with Science of InCelligence to specifically target your unique beauty needs.

Featuring an exclusive complex, Celavive helps unlock your body’s natural power to defy visible signs of aging. Celavive also features our Olivol® Botanical Blend, a unique combination of fruit extracts that have been clinically shown to provide 24 hours of rich hydration after just one application.

Speaking Your Body’s Language
By using targeted nutrient combinations, USANA Celavive supports natural renewing ability—going beyond traditional skincare regimens to activate youth-preserving beauty functions. This comprehensive approach means Celavive responds uniquely to each individual to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the look of tone and texture in your skin.

USANA Celavive will be launched at USANA Celebration 2018 (Please see the link below to purchase your ticket). Check out our Celavive landing page to find a complete list of products, a release schedule, and important training materials that will help you become a skincare pro.  And don’t forget to visit celavive.com and connect with us on social media for up-to-date product information and availability.

Featuring Science of InCelligence®, USANA Celavive® awakens your skin’s natural ability to activate youth-preserving beauty functions within your own skin, going beyond traditional skincare regimens. With targeted nutrient combinations and powerful peptides, Celavive helps support the fight against visible signs of skin aging.

In addition to this exclusive complex, USANA Celavive also features our Olivol® Botanical Blend, comprised of fruit extracts that have been clinically shown to provide 24 hours of rich hydration after just one application.

USANA Celavive’s introductory product offering includes options for all skin types, ages, and skin concerns so you can build a truly personalised regimen.

By combining the best of nature with the very best of USANA science, the results are nothing short of breathtaking. Explore these pages to learn more about these amazing, high-performance products.

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When can I purchase USANA Celavive®?

Celavive will be available for purchase in most markets by early 2018. The tentative launch dates are listed here:

Australia—January 2018 @ USANA Celebration
Malaysia—January 2018
New Zealand—January 2018 @ USANA Celebration
Singapore—January 2018
Taiwan—January 2018
Canada—February 2018
Japan—February 2018
Korea—February 2018
Thailand—February 2018
United States—February 2018
Europe—March 2018
Indonesia—March 2018
Hong Kong—March 2018
Philippines—Q1 2018
Mexico—Q1 2018
Colombia—Q1 2018
China—May 2018

Is Sensé™ discontinued?

Yes, however, Sensé face-care products are still available for purchase through March 29, 2018 or while supplies last. Sensé Body Care products have not been discontinued and will still be available until further notice.

How does the Celavive Complex work?

The exclusive complex found in Celavive is made up of two bioactive peptides and two botanical extracts. When combined, these key ingredients hydrate your skin, which works to counteract visible signs of chronological and lifestyle stress aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, this exclusive blend of beautifying nutrients also helps support six major elements that can help maintain the look of a healthy skin matrix—including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid—for younger-looking skin.

Can I use the products with other brands?

Celavive products were designed to be used together. For best results, we recommend you use the entire Celavive regimen designed for your skin type.

How do I know which products are right for me?

You can personalise your regimen by identifying your skin type and then choosing your products based on your unique concerns.

Dry/sensitive skin types have dry, almost tight skin that is more prone to sensitivity.

Combination/oily skin types have active oil production in their “t-zone” and sometimes even on their cheeks.

Can I use the products if I have sensitive skin?

Yes. We offer a variety of products designed specifically for dry/sensitive skin types. If you are prone to occasional skin irritation, we suggest testing the new products on a small patch of skin on the inside of your elbow or wrist prior to applying it to your face.

How soon will I start seeing results?

Results are different for each person, depending on your concerns. Most people will immediately see a difference in skin hydration and overall appearance. You’ll begin to notice more dramatic visual results in two to four weeks. With regular use, you’ll not only see the difference, but feel the benefits of these scientifically advanced formulas.

Are Celavive products organic?

No. Celavive products are made with powerful peptides and botanical extracts from natural sources.

Are Celavive product all-natural?

No. Celavive products contain both natural and scientifically advanced ingredients to deliver the most beautiful results.

Where is Celavive made?

Celavive is manufactured by USANA’s skincare partner in a state-of-the-art facility located in Japan. This facility specializes in skincare production and is well known for their extremely high manufacturing standards.

Why was Celavive developed in place of Sensé?

Celavive was formulated to support your skin’s innate beautifying processes. That means Celavive goes beyond traditional skincare regiments to deliver beautiful results that are perfectly unique to your concerns. Celavive formulas are advanced and highly competitive with what is available in the skincare industry today.

What made USANA decide to discontinue Sensé?

The skincare industry is very competitive and the science behind effective skincare is consistently evolving. We felt it was time to introduce a line that reflected the most current innovations. With the introduction of InCelligence® technology, we now have the ability to create cutting-edge skincare products that respond uniquely to you to create radiant, younger-looking skin.

What nutritionals support my beauty regimen?

With any nutritional regimen, it’s always best to start with the core foundation of USANA® CellSentials™. Then, add products like Biomega™, Proflavanol® C 100, Visionex™, and CoQuinone™—all products that contain valuable nutrients necessary for healthy-looking skin.

Where does the name “Celavive” come from?

We chose the name Celavive because it represents the idea that your skin is alive, working to create a beautiful complexion. Beauty is more than skin deep, which is why we believe the best way to achieve truly radiant skin is to support your skin’s natural renewing abilities.

Are Celavive products tested on animals?

No.

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USANA MagneCal D for a Strong, Healthy Body

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USANA MagnaCalDArticle from USANA Australia website.

You have places to go, miles to run, and mountains to climb.

You’ll go as far as your bones will take you. So, support the foundation for your active life with USANA MagneCal D.

USANA MagneCalD

Much like Active Calcium™ Plus, MagneCal D is perfect for supporting your bone health, whether you’re 18 or 80. But this powerfully balanced blend has a few improvements. Just take a look inside our newest product:

  • Magnesium
    It’s the first part of the product name for a reason. Magnesium helps your body absorb calcium, which is critical in supporting bone health. It’s important to maintain an ideal ratio of calcium to magnesium in the body, but most people simply do not consume enough magnesium. That’s why we’ve increased the daily dose to 500 mg—making it equally balanced with the calcium.
    Magnesium also supports more than 300 processes in the body, including muscle strength and function, energy production, and cardiovascular and metabolic health.
  • Calcium
    You know calcium is important for maintaining bone health. And new dietary surveys show most people are consuming more of this important nutrient, which is why we’ve rebalanced our formula to include 500 mg of calcium.
  • Vitamin D
    With 400 IU of vitamin D, MagneCalD helps nourish stronger, healthier bones. Vitamin D is also important in maintaining immune health.

These three nutrients work in perfect harmony to support healthy bone mineralisation, and neuromuscular function for a strong, healthy body. Or in other words, MagneCal D helps support a solid foundation for your healthy, active life. Add it to your daily USANA CellSentials® for maximum support. It’s also, vegetarian friendly.

Purchase the new USANA MagneCal D from USANA Approved website.

Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL.
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Change Your Lifestyle and Your Life Attitude with USANA

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usana LucyChenArticle from USANA website.

Motivation can take many different shapes. For Lucy Chen, the desire to change came in the form of an emergency room.

For years, she had put her health on the back burner, focusing instead on taking care of her family and job. But it all came crashing down in 2009 when she collapsed at the office and woke up in the ER. Only then did she realize she’d taken care of everyone but herself.

“I lost my life,” Lucy said. “I couldn’t take care of myself, I couldn’t take care of my kids. So, I made up my mind to get my health back.”

Lucy had tried lots of diets before. Unfortunately, each failed, leaving her even heavier. But this time she wasn’t looking for a quick weight-loss solution. She spent hours researching and talking to experts. It wasn’t until a chance conversation with Jingbo Pan at a tax seminar that Lucy finally found her answer: USANA.

She started taking BiOmega™ and USANA® Essentials™ supplements to support healthy nutrition and soon felt a positive difference.* Then she started making changes in her diet. Instead of skipping meals and relying on late-night fast food, Lucy added in Nutrimeal™ meal-replacement shakes for breakfast and dinner.

Lifestyle changes came next. After work, Lucy would walk for 40–60 minutes. She also tried to cut out stress and get more rest. In just 10 months, she lost 85 pounds and felt great. Over the next six months, she continued with her new healthier lifestyle and lost another 13 pounds—for a grand total of 98.

Little by little she began to feel more confident, not only in the products, but in herself, as well. Lucy now feels like the person she always wanted to be.

“Every morning I can’t wait to wake up and see the different me in the mirror,” she said. “I radiate.”

Before her big scare, Lucy was overworked and exhausted. She missed dinner with her children every night and regretted not being there for them. Now, she’s a confident woman who feels comfortable in her own skin. But more importantly, she has the time and energy to focus on her son and daughter.

USANA LucyChen Children
Instead of watching the clock in her cubicle and feeling guilty, Lucy now picks her kids up from school each day. She takes them to all their activities, cheers them on, and teaches them about healthy options.

“That’s the most valuable asset we can give our kids,” she said. “Teach them how to have a healthy life now and in the future and how to bring a positive energy to life.”

Lucy doesn’t just talk about staying healthy—she lives it every day. Even six years after her amazing transformation, she still looks and feels fresh. Her secret? Continually building on her healthy lifestyle changes, like adding in yoga and ballet once a week, as well as the occasional jog.

Her eating habits have also changed for the better. “Every morning, I drink Nutrimeal, plus one scoop of USANA Fibergy® fiber blend and USANA® Probiotic. I eat a normal lunch and dinner,” she said.

In addition, she rotates different combinations of products. For example, she’ll take USANA CoQuinone® , HepaPlus™, and Digestive Enzyme for three months, then switch to USANA BiOmega and Gingko-PS™. But she always keeps a HealthPak™ as her daily foundation.

Along with her weekly exercise routine, Lucy has learned to focus on low-glycemic and high-fiber foods. And she always looks for new ways to add in more fruits and vegetables with her lunch and dinner. She’s also learned the art of balance.

“I enjoy ice cream with my kids,” she said. “I do go party often and enjoy all kinds of food, but my weight has never bounced back.”

What began as a terrifying hospital stay has turned into a completely new lifestyle and livelihood for Lucy and her family. “When I started USANA … I wasn’t even thinking about losing weight or turning into a different me,” she said. “At that time, I just wanted to save my life.”

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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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Empower Your Cells with USANA CellSentials

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USANA CellSentialsArticle from USANA Australia website.

Your body knows how to create vibrant health. It’s coded with inherent cellular intelligence capable of unleashing the best version of you.

But your body can’t do it alone. The toxic symphony of our daily life—a destructive harmony of environment, stress, and lifestyle choices—stifles the cellular communication that creates vibrant health.

You need a powerful signal to help cut through the noise and unlock your cells’ natural ability to unleash a healthy, happy you.

You need USANA CellSentials®.

A Giant Leap Forward

We added revolutionary, patent-pending InCelligence® to the world’s highest-rated nutritional supplement to create USANA CellSentials. It’s like nothing available today. The powerful combination of Core Minerals and Vita-Antioxidant form the advanced cellular nutrition system your body needs to unlock vibrant health.

CellSentials represents a dramatic step forward in personalised nutrition. Expertise, diligent research, and bold innovation have come together to change the future of cellular nutrition. That’s what happens when a man—Dr. Myron Wentz—and a company understand that the best actually can get better.

Three is Better Than One

We’ve nourished cells around the world for more than two decades. It’s kind of our thing, and USANA CellSentials still provides incredible nourishment for your cells.

But we went two steps further—using InCelligence to unlock your cells’ natural protective and renewal abilities.

Using our groundbreaking technology, USANA CellSentials supports antioxidant production inside your cells. These antioxidants unlock protection more powerful than antioxidants taken in through your diet.

The powerful, proven nutrients in the InCelligence Complex also communicate with your cells to enhance their natural renewal response. This purification process removes the harmful byproducts of cellular-energy creation, which is key to the health of your cells.

Nourish, protect, and renew are the triple-action support your body needs. And they make USANA CellSentials a very comprehensive, cell-empowering nutrition system available.

Your body knows how to create vibrant health. Now you can give it the help it needs to unlock a healthy, happy you.

Purchase this cutting edge product from USANA Australia Approved Site.

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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.

References:
http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/news-story/fb54be4ff6a8c96c20954a97c1334c27
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/quick-benefits-youll-see-by-switching-to-whole-foods-plant-based-diet/

The range will be on sale soon. To learn more visit http://www.buyvitaminsonline.com.au/usana-diet-and-energy.html

*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 Fibergy plus fantastic fibre & its essential effects

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usana fibergy plusArticle from USANA Australia News Letter 2016.

Fibre is the name given to the indigestible parts of plant foods.

Unlike fats, proteins and carbohydrates, fibre isn’t absorbed by your body. Fibre passes relatively intact through your stomach and small intestine through to the large intestine where it is fermented by friendly bacteria. Then along with other waste products is moved out of the body.

Although it is best known for relieving constipation, fibre has a host of health benefits. For example, getting enough fibre can help you maintain a healthy weight range, lower blood cholesterol and support heart health and bowel health.

Fibre: How it works

Fibre is made up of many glucose molecules and is part of plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb. It is also referred to as “an indigestible carbohydrate”, but fibre is very different from other carbohydrates and much lower in calories. Eating fibre increases the immune system in your gut, feeds the good probiotic bacteria there, keeps the digestive lining healthy and absorbs and pulls out excess hormones, cholesterol, fat and toxins from the body. It also helps us digest and pass the foods we eat. By increasing our fibre intake, we decrease the risks of common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.

There are two types of dietary fibre, and you need both – insoluble and soluble.

FIBRE can be soluble and insoluble and most plant foods contain both types. For the best health benefits, opt for a wide range of high-fibre foods.

SOLUBLE FIBRE

This type of fibre acts like a sponge. It mops up harmful LDL-cholesterol, the type of cholesterol which is deposited in the cells and in arteries, narrowing blood flow and triggering conditions such as heart disease and stroke. It prevents cholesterol from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. This lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Studies also have shown that fibre may have other heart-health benefits.

In the intestines, soluble fibre forms a gel, slowing down digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. This helps to keep blood glucose levels steady, helping to prevent carb cravings that might send you running to sugary snacks. It also slows down the rate at which your stomach empties, so you’ll feel fuller for longer, too.

Find soluble fibre in:

  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Beans and lentils
  • Oats
  • Barley

INULIN

Inulin is a natural prebiotic – it provides foods for the beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. This helps to keep your digestive system healthy.

Find inulin in:

  • Onions and shallots
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Peas, beans and lentils
  • Oats
  • Bananas

INSOLUBLE FIBRE

Insoluble fibre is filling but not fattening. That’s because high fibre foods take time to chew which slows down your eating, helping to prevent overeating. And, because it is bulky and absorbs waters this kind of fibre softens the contents of the large intestine speeding the removal of waste products. Getting enough fluids is very important for digestive health and when you start to increase your intake of fibre-containing foods. This fibre-water combo can help if you struggle with constipation. And, because insoluble fibre reduces the time that waste matter and potential carcinogens take to come into contact with the intestine, it may even help to prevent conditions such as bowel cancer.

Find insoluble fibre in:

High fibre breads (look for heavy breads with whole grains)

  • High fibre cereals
  • Nuts and seeds
  • The skin of fruits and vegetables.

The switch to eating more refined foods means that we are consuming less fibre. That’s because the refining process, strips grains and cereals of their outer coat (the bran) where most B vitamins and iron are concentrated. The same thing happens when you peel the skin from fruits and vegetables. High-fibre foods are good for your health. But if you’re not used to a high fibre diet, make sure to go slow. Adding too much fibre too quickly can trigger bloating and gas. So, increase intake gradually over a number of weeks. This way, the natural bacteria in your digestive system has time to adjust to the changes you’re making. Also drink plenty of water.

The newest type of fibre discovered by scientists is resistant starch. Just as the name suggests, this kind of starch resists digestion (starches and other carbohydrates are digested in the small intestine by enzymes).

Resistant starch enters the large intestine where many beneficial microorganisms live and these friendly bacteria use the starch as food. This helps to keep the lining of the large intestine (also known as the bowel) healthy,

You’ll find resistant starch in foods such as:

  • Cooked and cooled potato
  • Corn
  • Pasta cooked al dente (with bite)
  • Slightly under ripe bananas

Ways to BOOST your fibre intake

Choose bread made from flour that has been ground from the wholegrain and includes the outer husk which is rich in fibre) and the wheat germ (which is rich in B vitamins).

Choose breads with visible seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower, poppy and linseeds for extra fibre and vitamins, including vitamin E.

Bread with added soy and linseeds may help with symptoms of menopause.

How much is TOO MUCH?

It’s important to increase your fibre intake slowly, as a sudden switch can lead to abdominal pain and flatulence. What’s more, very high-fibre diets (over 40g a day) have been linked with decreased absorption of minerals such as iron, zinc and calcium.

Fibre and WEIGHT-LOSS

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Carbs have been a dirty word since the popularity of low carb weight-loss programs such as the Atkins and South Beach diet grabbed headlines. And, it’s true that increasing protein can be a satisfying way to cut the calories. But, it’s just not healthy to cut out a whole food group. Wholegrain carbohydrates are very nutritious and provide minerals as well as fibre. And, getting enough fibre can help you control your weight. That’s because high fibre foods slow down the rate at which you eat because they require more chewing. So, mealtimes last longer. High fibre foods also tend to have less calories, another way that high-fibre eating helps you to stay trim.

Fibre works by helping you moderate how much you eat by absorbing water in the mouth. As the food-fibre-water mix enters the stomach, its bulk causes the stomach walls to become stretched. This triggers feelings of fullness, helping you feel more satisfied for longer so you’re less likely to reach for unhealthy between-meal snacks.

If you take Nutrimeal™ whether for weight management or even to ensure that you get a fast, healthy meal, try adding extra fibre in the form of Fibergy Plus to make it even more satisfying.

GUT health

Although it lingers longer in the stomach helping you feel full, fibre moves faster in the intestines. By the time the fibre mix enters the large intestine, the nutrients have been absorbed and there are only waste products, fibre and water left. Because it stimulates contractions of the large intestine, there is less time for the waste products to come into contact with the intestines and in this way, it may help to reduce the risk of bowel cancer, too. By speeding this mass out of the body, fibre also helps to prevent problems such as constipation and haemorrhoids (piles).

Fibre adds bulk making it is easier for waste to pass out of the body. But, if you have loose, watery stools, fibre may actually help to solidify the waste by absorbing water and adding bulk to it.

  • Nuts and seeds
  • The skin of fruits and vegetables.

WHY USANA FIBERGY™ PLUS?

According to the Dietitians Associations of Australia, adults should aim for at least 30g fibre each day. But most of us fall short by about 10g and only manage around 20g fibre each day. Just one tablespoon of FibergyTM Plus can help bridge the gap and provide the fibre your body needs. Children need fibre too. But much less – aim for around 10g of fibre a day, plus an additional gram each year of age.

The fibre in FibergyTM Plus comes from a number of sources because different types of fibre bring different health benefits. This includes psyllium – a dietary fibre that helps stimulate normal bowel regularity and inulin, to promote growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.

USANA Fibergy Plus helps promotes good digestive health and normal bowel regularity, which moves wastes and toxins out of the colon. The high fibre, low-GI formula leaves you feeling satisfied, making it easier to skip unhealthy snacks throughout the day.

USANA Fibergy Plus is a flavourless fibre blend which provides 12 grams of soluble and insoluble fibre in each serving – that’s more than twice the amount of other fibre products available in the market! It is formulated using natural ingredients and without added gluten, soy or dairy.* 28 serves per pack.

  • Promotes good digestive health
  • Contains psyllium, which promotes regularity, a rich source of soluble fibre and a bulking agent. Each serving provides 4g of psyllium.
  • Inulin found in FibergyTM Plus promotes the stimulation of healthy bacteria in the digestive system that assists in the absorption of nutrients and the breakdown of foods.
  • Contains the prebiotic inulin which promotes the growth of bifidobacteria in the digestive tract. A serving supplies 3 grams of inulin
  • Formulated without gluten, dairy and soy*
  • Natural source of dietary fibre

TO USE, mix 1 level tablespoon (14g) into 290-340ml of water; or stir two heaped teaspoons (approx. 7g) with USANA Nutrimeal™. For best results, mix in a BlenderBottle™ for 45 seconds. ENJOY IMMEDIATELY!

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USANA Probiotic – follow your gut

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usana probioticArticle from USANA Australia News Letter 2016

Your body isn’t just made of flesh and bone – it’s also home to an enormous amount of bacteria. Around 500 species of microorganisms call your body home and make up a massive 95 per cent of the cells in and on your body. So, you could say that your body is actually more bacterial than human!

Microbes colonise your mouth, nose, reproductive system and most of all, your digestive system. Most of these mutually-beneficial organisms are essential to keep you alive and healthy. And, they have many functions – from breaking down otherwise indigestible carbohydrates (they help your body release around 10 per cent of your total energy in fact!), to helping your body produce vitamins B and K and boosting mineral absorption. These miniature microbial bouncers also help to keep potentially harmful bacteria (pathogens) out so they’re an important part of your immune system.

Considering a probiotic?

Studies are revealing the very many ways that probiotics can boost health plus how 21st century living is depleting natural probiotics.

Your probiotic population can become imbalanced by:

  • Age – number of probiotics naturally decline with age
  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Poor diet (lack of fibre, too many processed foods, too much fat, too much alcohol)
  • Antibiotic use

All of these allow pathogens to take over. Short term, the result can be flatulence, bloating and cramps. Long-term, the result can be more serious such as inflammatory bowel conditions. Without enough beneficial bacteria, your immune system can’t work properly. So, for many reasons, it pays to look after your gut bacteria.

In Greek, probiotic means ‘for life’

and we humans have known about the benefits for thousands of years. Cultured milk products, (yogurt and kefir), tofu, soy milk, miso, tempeh and sauerkraut are good natural sources of probiotics and deliver beneficial bacteria directly into your intestines helping to boost your overall probiotic count.

ECZEMA

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) found that where there was a family history of allergy or eczema, women who took a probiotic supplement in the last month of pregnancy and the first few months of breastfeeding saw a 40 per cent reduction in the incidence of eczema in children up to age two. As well as genetic predisposition, children are prone to picking up infections. Bacteria, such as lactobacilli species and bifidobacteria, help to boost immunity and may help to boost children’s immune function – check with your doctor.

DIARRHOEA

Your intestine (gut) needs to be porous to allow nutrients to be absorbed into your body, but because of this, it’s also vulnerable to invasion. Disease-producing bacteria such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff for short) produce toxins that can cause diarrhea. Infection may mean that your doctor prescribes antibiotics and these don’t discriminate – broad spectrum antibiotics kill all bacteria in the intestine including the beneficial kinds. Research from the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) showed taking probiotics before beginning a course of antibiotics cut the risk of developing antibiotic-associated diarrhoea by about 60 per cent.

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE

Unpleasant gut symptoms after consuming varying amounts of lactose (the simple sugar found in milk) can be a sign of lactose intolerance. It is easier to tolerate lactose in yogurt compared with the same amount of lactose in milk because bacteria produce the enzyme lactase (which digests lactose). This makes lactose easier to digest. So, probiotic with lactobacillus bacteria may help ease symptoms of lactose intolerance.

OTHER GUT DISORDERS

Small amounts of short-term inflammation help to fight infection, but constant high levels can cause swelling, pain and damage to tissues. Ongoing inflammation is associated with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and it stresses the gut lining making it more prone to damage. Beneficial bacteria are affected by stress, too, reducing their numbers.

Restoring friendly bacteria not only helps reduce the chances of infection but also inflammation. The UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that if you want to try probiotics, take them at the recommended dose for a minimum of four weeks.

OVERDOING ALCOHOL

Too much alcohol alters gut bacteria and one sign of a stressed liver (due to overindulgence in alcohol) is raised liver enzymes. Probiotics help to restore healthy intestinal flora.

CONSTIPATION

Having healthy gut flora increases the water content of waste matter. This enhances muscular contractions in the gut making it easier for the body to expel waste and reducing the time that waste stays in contact with the cells of the large intestine.

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PREBIOTICS

Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates (which feed beneficial bacteria to help them survive and thrive). Prebiotics are relatively stable and, unlike probiotics, can be relied on to arrive relatively unchanged in the gut despite the presence of digestive enzymes.

Prebiotic foods include bananas, oats, leeks, asparagus, tomatoes, artichokes, garlic and onions. Eating foods that contain prebiotics is a quick and effective way to boost the health of your micro flora. Taking probiotics has longer-term beneficial effect.

Probiotic and Gut Feeling?

The brain and the gut are connected by the long, branching vagus nerve, which transmits information from the gut and other visceral organs to the brain. Eating yogurt that contains probiotic could affect activity in the emotional part of the brain. It seems that the presence of bacteria in the gut may be able to send signals to the brain that can change over time depending on diet and the gut flora. Dr Kirsten Tillisch of UCLA’s School of Medicine, who led a recent study, said: ‘Time and time again we hear from patients that they never felt depressed or anxious until they started experiencing problems with their gut. Our study shows that the gut-brain connection is a two-way street.’

So what makes a good probiotic?

According to scientists at London’s Royal Free hospital, a good probiotic needs to:

USANA’s Probiotic ticks all the boxes!

USANA Probiotic uses patented strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG® and Bifidobacterium BB-12® in a unique 50/50 mixture. These two strains of probiotic bacteria have been clinically proven to promote a natural balance of beneficial micro flora in the gut.

Tests have proven that the species survive through the acidic stomach environment and are able to reach the intestines and do their beneficial work in the intestine.

Verified to supply 12 billion Colony Forming Units (CFU) of viable bacteria – a level shown to be effective in clinical studies.

USANA’s Probiotic advanced delivery system guarantees the bacteria will remain effective for at least 18 months when stored at room temperature much longer than most yoghurt type products available. Great if you don’t consume cow’s milk products – use straight out of the packet or mix with any cold food or drink.

USANA Probiotic is formulated without sugar, gluten or dairy.

Regularly taking USANA Probiotic plus FibergyTM Plus (which acts as a prebiotic for your natural, beneficial bacteria to flourish) can help your digestive system work efficiently, and help maintain gut health.

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USANA PhytElle, Hormones, herbs and her

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usana phytelleArticle original from USANA Australia News Letter 2016

Hormones play vital roles in body systems – they’re chemical messengers that relay signals from one cell to another. Even slight fluctuations in the amount or type of hormones produced by the body can trigger big changes – not just to cells but to the functioning of the whole body. Hormonal ups and downs are a fact of life for women at every age and every stage. For women, the main sex hormones are oestrogen and progesterone. The monthly hormonal fluctuations that trigger menstruation and can also produce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Not all women experience PMS – the symptoms are different for every woman and can range from slight tension to extreme tearfulness. Heightened hormonal changes during the menstrual period and post-menstrual time can trigger unwanted symptoms too. Plus, hormonal imbalances towards the end of a woman’s reproductive life, the peri-menopause and the menopause, can also trigger unwanted symptoms like hot flushes.

So what can you do?

For both PMS and menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the form of tablets or patches can help. But there are herbal based treatments, too. Herbalists have been using herbs and plant compounds to treat hormonal problems for centuries. But scientific interest in phytoestrogens (which literally means plant oestrogens) was sparked relatively recently. It happened when researchers noticed that women in Asian countries had far fewer symptoms of menopause compared with women in western countries. A major reason for this, they suggested, could be the larger quantities of phytoestrogens and other plant chemicals eaten as part of traditional Eastern diets. Phytoestrogens are natural herbal compounds thought to mimic oestrogen. Phytoestrogens are thought to have weak oestrogen-like effects and so, dietary phytoestrogens may also help to relieve symptoms associated with hormonal cycles in the child-bearing years, during peri-menopause and after menopause too, when levels of oestrogen and progesterone drop. After menopause, phytoestrogens together with regular exercise, may help to maintain healthy bone mass.

If you’re looking for a more natural alternative, read on.

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Black cohosh

First used in its native North America to treat conditions that affect women’s reproductive organs, black cohosh has traditionally been used to ease symptoms relating to menstrual problems and inflammation of the uterus or ovaries. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated that black cohosh may help women with vasomotor symptoms (symptoms that affect the diameter or blood vessels) of menopause and has been found to be both safe and effective.

Dong quai

Sometimes called the female ginseng, dong quai has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Combined with other herbs, dong quai is most often used to treat women’s reproductive problems, to relieve cramps associated with painful periods and to improve circulation. According to the US National Institutes of Health, dong quai has been used for both PMS and menopausal symptoms.

Liquorice root

Liquorice is used in traditional Chinese medicine as ‘Qi’ tonic, and has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Chasteberry

Used for thousands of years mostly by women to ease menstrual problems and to ease breast pain, chasteberry continues to be used for menstrual problems, such as PMS, as well as for symptoms of menopause. According to Victoria Zak writing in 20,000 Secrets of Tea, chasteberry is a popular remedy for the emotional symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome as it works to calm ‘wild emotions’. Specifically, chasteberry has been used to improve emotional symptoms such as depression, tension and distress. One study published in the prestigious British Medical Journal in 2001, Treatment for the Premenstrual Syndrome with Agnus castus Fruit Extract: Prospective, Randomised, Placebo Controlled Study showed significant improvement in PMS symptoms when using chasteberry extract over three menstrual cycles.

Other ways to protect your health:usana exercise

• Enjoy at least two fruits and five vegetable servings daily.

• Protect your bones by: • Ensuring an adequate intake of calcium from low-fat dairy foods and calcium enriched soya products.

• A high intake of animal protein has been found to cause heavy excretion of calcium in urine, so replace some of your dietary protein of meat and eggs with soya products such as tofu.

• A combination of calcium and vitamin D is important for helping to prevent the bone loss associated with menopause.

• Try nuts – they contain magnesium, a mineral that has been shown to low in around half of menopausal women. Magnesium helps the body absorb calcium.

Switch to unsaturated fats from olive oil and opt for two to three portions of oily, omega-3 rich fish each week – great for heart health!

• Don’t smoke. • Watch your alcohol intake.

• Get enough rest.

• Exercise regularly – physical exercise reduces the frequency and severity of hot flushes and studies show regular exercise significantly improves emotional and physical wellbeing. Exercise also burns calories so you can help to control and/or maintain a healthy weight and a more toned shape.

About USANA PhytElleTM

To give you additional support to help combat PMS and menopausal symptoms, USANA’s PhytElle is a great choice! PhytElle is a carefully formulated collection of plant herbs and plant compounds in concentrations designed to reduce unwanted symptoms associated with women’s hormonal changes. PhytElle also contains a combination of herbs that complements the activity of the soy isoflavones: black cohosh, dong quai, liquorice-root extract and chasteberry powder. Together with the isoflavones, these herbs provide support during menstruation and in the peri- and post-menopausal years. Dosage: Take three PhytElle tablets spread evenly throughout the day, preferably with meals. USANA PhytElle for women (90 tablets/bottle) (USANA Australia and New Zealand Item: 129)

• Provides a broad-spectrum comprehensive formula containing phytoestrogens from soy.

• Contains all-natural plant based ingredients with guaranteed high levels of soy isoflavones.

• Addresses a number of women’s health issues relating to hormonal changes and hormone release patterns. • Helps in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being

• Provides relief of menstrual symptoms and pre-menstrual symptoms / syndrome (PMS)

• Helps support women’s health during menopause, providing relief of menopausal symptoms, and relief from hot flushes associated with menopause

• Supports bone health in menopausal women. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Note: if you are pregnant, consult your physician before taking this product. If you have any concerns or are taking any medications, talk it over with your doctor, and tell him about any supplements you take, so he can check on drug interactions. PhytElleTM is laboratory tested, quality guaranteed. Meets British Pharmacopoeia (BP) specifications for potency, uniformity and disintegration where applicable.

FAQs

Is PhytElle suitable for use during chemotherapy for breast cancer?

PhytElle is not suitable for use in hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis or uterine fibroids. The active ingredients in PhytElle act like oestrogen in the body and so if you have any condition that could be made worse by oestrogen, don’t use plant oestrogencontaining products like PhytElle.

Can PhytElle be used to help younger women with menstrual problems?

PhytElle contains herbs and phytoestrogens and can be used to help younger women with severe PMS symptoms, although generally recommended for women 35 and over.

I am taking hormonal treatment – can I still take PhytElle?

If you are using hormonal treatments such as the contraceptive pill, fertility medicines, HRT, etc. PhytElle is not recommended. Consult your doctor for a recommendation specific to you.

Can eating diet rich in phytoestrogens reduce breast cancer risk?

Conditions like cancer have a number of causes and experts say that the evidence between a link between phytoestrogens and breast cancer is not conclusive. More research is needed before we can be sure if eating a diet rich in phytoestrogens can cut the risk of developing breast cancer.

I am taking hormone therapy for breast cancer – is it safe to eat phytoestrogens?

There is no conclusive evidence about whether women with or without a history of breast cancer should alter their consumption of foods that contain phytoestrogens. And, the effects of the short- and long-term use of these supplements are not certain. So, the best option is to enjoy foods that contain phytoestrogens like peas and beans as part of a healthy, mixed diet. Talk to your doctor for more advice.

Can I take PhytElle whilst breastfeeding?

No – PhytElle contains multiple herbs which are not generally recommended for use during breastfeeding.

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