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the usana cellsentialsSince their introduction in the 1990s by Dr. Myron Wentz, the USANA® Essentials™ daily antioxidant, vitamin, and mineral supplements have proven to be a benchmark in the industry and established USANA as a premier provider of innovative, science-based, nutritional products. The quality and efficacy of USANA nutritional supplements is unsurpassed thanks to Dr. Wentz’ years of study and research, the use of high-quality ingredients, and testing and retesting to find the right nutritional potency for maximum effect—always with an emphasis on cellular nutrition.

It isn’t a secret what Dr. Wentz was trying to accomplish— to create the healthiest family on Earth. With the Essentials, USANA could have said, “job well done” and kept with the status quo; but USANA has never been satisfied with riding on past successes. We are proud of them, yes. But we don’t settle. We are always innovating, improving, and taking things to the next level. Thanks to new advances in nutritional science, molecular biology, and genetics, the USANA Research & Development team employed their understanding of gene expression, cell signaling, and mitochondrial renewal to develop what has been coined USANA InCelligence Technology™. With this new technology, USANA’s scientists then built on the foundation of the Essentials to formulate the new CellSentials™ supplements. As the last step after extensive in-lab study, but before product release, USANA established a trial study with a select group of Associates. The parameters of the trial were pretty simple: we asked the group to take the new product and see how they felt. Naturally, the Associates who participated in this temporary offering were sworn to secrecy, but now that the technology was officially introduced at the 2016 International Convention, we can share some of the real-world feedback from the user trial. We reached out to Executive 1-Star Diamond Directors and 21-year USANA veterans Tom and Lorie Mulhern about their experience taking the CellSentials and the effect they anticipate the new formulation will have on their business.

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TRIAL EXPERIENCE “We were really excited about using the CellSentials,” Lorie says of being included in the trial. “We were also really excited about sharing them with others. It’s been awesome for our team to know that our cells are being renewed even deeper.” “We take a number of USANA products already, and we’re very healthy. That being said, I have felt a little more energy with CellSentials,” Tom says. “We run a pretty hard-paced schedule, so I have noticed that I’m able to keep up better than I was before. I’ve also been able to maintain mental clarity and focus.”* “I would say energy, too,” Lori says. “Energy, clarity, and focus— being able to sustain my thoughts a little longer. You know, being in the game a little bit longer so you don’t have to take breaks as often.”

BEST WAYS TO SHARE “Because people want to know what’s the latest and what’s more advanced, the words I’ve been using to catch people’s interest are ‘cell signaling’ and ‘scientifically advanced formulation,’” Tom says. “When you have something new, especially something that’s as advanced and scientifically based as CellSentials, people seem to be much more interested. We’ve found that people are much more engaged. They want to watch the videos. They’re asking more questions.”

“And they’re excited to hear that they can get nourishment, protection, and renewal all the way down to their cells,” Lorie says. “I think they are intrigued about that idea and get excited about it. The videos really pump them up to take a look, and it also gives a little piece of education to people. So I think that has been really effective as well.” GAINING NEW CUSTOMERS “Just in our team, we’re seeing a lot of new Preferred Customers,” Tom says. “What we’ve told our team is, ‘Just get people to use the product.’ A lot of people are wanting to try the product. Before, there were so many competitors, people were kind of numb to what we were saying. Now they’re not numb any more. They’re listening.”

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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.

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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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Healthy kids are happy kids! USANA Australia article

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Article from USANA Australia website.

We all want to give our kids the best start in life, we want them to be happy and to have good relationships and experiences during their school years. Unfortunately, unhealthy diets and a largely sedentary lifestyle are making more and more kids overweight or obese and this can directly impact their experiences at school.

Social effects of obesity
We all know by now (and have experienced!) that some kids can be downright cruel and if there is an obvious point of difference between your child and other children they are around, they can be an easy target for teasing or bullying.

A study in the American Academy of Pediatrics found that obese and overweight children were more likely to be the victims and committers of bullying behaviour compared to normal weight children. As a result, short and long term social and psychological development in these children were delayed.

Obesity can result in social and emotional problems for kids – who have already have enough on their plate just dealing with growing up. These problems can morph into mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety, poor body image and even eating disorders.

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Health issues
The social and emotional affects are concerning, but even more concerning are the direct negative physical health effects of obesity. Although these affects aren’t always seen in childhood, it is important to take action before they become serious health issues in adulthood.

Possible health problems for obese children in the future:
•    Type 2 Diabetes
•    Eating disorders
•    Fatty liver disease
•    Respiratory disorders
•    Sleep apnoea
•    Dental problems

What can you do?

But it’s not all doom and gloom! The positive that you can take from all of this is that you can reverse obesity. You can take action now and build the foundation for a happier and healthier future for your children.

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Here are some ways to get your kids on a lifetime of healthy eating:

•  Go for a rainbow – encourage different coloured fruits and veggies. Try to encourage two fruits and five veggies daily.
•  Set a good example – you can’t expect them to eat their greens if you’re tucking into less than healthy eats. Eat together as a family and you’re likely to encourage better social skills.
•  Eat regularly – breakfast, lunch and dinner are essentials.      Punctuate main meals with healthy snacks and you’re likely to help keep your child’s energy levels and ability to focus high. Skipping meals is linked with unhealthy snacking, weight problems and problems with energy and learning.
•  Don’t ban the junk – what children don’t get may be what they crave. Allow some treats but make them treats and not part of the daily diet.
•  Watch the drinks – that contain sugar and acids which can erode the enamel on teeth. Encourage water or juices only with meals.
•  Don’t give up offering new tastes – kids are notoriously fussy. And if you try a food that’s rejected, try offering it again a few days or weeks later.
•  Get them involved – kids are more likely to try foods if they have taken part in preparing or cooking foods. It’s also a great way to teach valuable life skills right from the start and a love of fresh, healthy, delicious foods.
•  Go for gentle encouragement – trying to use force, rewards or punishments in a bid to encourage your children to eat vegetables of any other food won’t help. Instead, for gentle persuasion and active encouragement!
•  Limit screen time –TV, DVDs, computers, mobile phones, tablets and playing video games all mean less time being active.
•  Build activity into family life – go for walks or bike rides together as a family each day.
•  Encourage supplementation – with active lifestyles and growing bodies, children and adolescences need advanced levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to achieve and maintain optimal health. Try USANA’s specially formulated kids daily vitamin USANA UsanimalsTM and teenage daily vitamin USANA BodyRoxTM.

USANA UsanimalsTM

•  Provides a balanced formula of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for children aged 2 to 12 years
•  Supports immune health with vitamins D and C, selenium, zinc
•  Contains calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D that help with strong bones, muscles, joints and teeth
•  Contains B group vitamins with Iron and Iodine support energy production for an active lifestyle
•  Contains Zinc and Iodine nurture normal overall growth and development
•  Easy-to-eat chewables with fun animal shape prints
•  Is free of artificial flavours and sweeteners
•  Suitable for vegetarians.

Offer a Usanimals* tablet at the end of a meal – it contains fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin D and fat soluble vitamins can only be absorbed with food.  It helps with the metabolism of omega-3s.


USANA BodyRoxTM is a comprehensive and convenient formula of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for active teenagers. **

•  Provides everyday support for overall health, normal healthy immunity and skin
•  Is specifically formulated for teenagers
•  Contains with B group vitamins to support normal energy production and stamina
•  Contains calcium and magnesium for healthy bones and teeth
•  Contains lutein to support healthy eyes
•  Helps compensate for teens’ erratic eating habits
•  Suitable for vegetarians.

Purchase above USANA products from USANA Australia approved website.

*Keep vitamin supplements away and out of reach of children
*Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses.  A daily dose of 150 µg for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded. Contains sugars. Choking hazard – not suitable for infants or toddlers less than 2 years old.

**Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL.
This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses.  A daily dose of 150 µg for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.

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USANA BiOmega – Are you getting enough omega-3s?

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USANA BiomegaArticle from USANA Australia Product News Letter 2016

A healthy body needs a mix of nutrients including proteins, carbohydrates and fats – yes fats! Fats are a major macronutrient and they provide a concentrated source of energy plus, they help the body to absorb nutrients such as fat-soluble vitamins and some antioxidants. The trouble is that most of us consume too much fat in general. Also, the vast majority don’t get enough of one fat in particular – the omega-3s. Are you getting your fats right?

Fats are grouped according to their chemical makeup and each type of fat affects the body differently. Most of us need to cut down on our total fat intake and especially avoid foods that are high in saturates.

More about omega-6 fats

Omega-6 (and omega-3) fats play a crucial role in heart and brain function and in normal growth and development. Vegetable oils such as sunflower, safflower, and corn oil, meat, eggs and dairy are major contributors of omega-6s. Most of us get plenty of omega-6s but not enough omega-3s. Even so replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is a heart healthy move. One study showed that swapping saturates with PUFAs can cut heart disease risk by nearly a quarter!

More about omega-3 fats

Omega-3 fats contain two key ingredients; long chain fatty acids called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Vital building blocks for the production of cell membranes, EPA and DHA are needed to produce hormones, to protect the immune system, for healthy cell growth and much more…

  1. Brain and nervous system health. Much of your brain tissue is made from omega-3 fats so for healthy brain development and function, long chain omega-3 fatty acids (specifically DHA) are a must throughout life.
  2. Anti-inflammatory action. Omega-3 fats have anti-inflammatory effects. And, because inflammation is behind many chronic (long-term) conditions such as heart disease and joint inflammation, raising your intake of omega-3s may help reduce the risk of these, plus conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Heart health. Getting enough omega-3s may help to lower a type of fat called triglycerides as well as total cholesterol (both can increase your risk of heart and blood vessel conditions). Omega-3s may also help to increase HDL-cholesterol levels (the healthy type of cholesterol because it helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body).
  4. Eye health. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, omega-3s may protect against age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in older people.
  5. Pregnancy and breastfeeding. Long-chain omega-3s can have a positive effect on visual and cognitive (brain) development in the growing baby.
  6. Prostate health. A recent study has suggested a link between consumption of DHA and total marine fatty acid intakes with a lower risk of death from prostate conditions.
  7. Cell ageing. Other research suggests that omega-3s can help the cells resist ageing. Scientists measured blood levels of omega-3 oils from fish (DHA and EPA) and then isolated white blood cells to measure the markers that signal ageing. Their findings, say the researchers, ‘raise the possibility that omega-3 fatty acids may protect against cellular ageing’.

If fish is the best source of omega-3s, how did inland early man survive?

The first humans were hunter gatherers. Unlike most of us today, they didn’t just eat the muscle meats of a hunted animal – they also ate omega-3 rich organ meats like the brain and bone marrow. Today, game i.e. wild-caught animal meat still contains more omega-3s than grain-fed, farmed livestock. Studies also suggest that the high levels of omega-6 fats many of us consume may reduce the absorption of omega-3s, especially DHA.

Finding nature’s antifreeze

Omega-3 fats don’t solidify even in very cold temperatures. This is important for fish living in cold ocean waters – without this kind of natural anti-freeze, the fish would literally freeze! In your body, this property helps blood vessels to remain flexible.

The richest sources of polyunsaturated essential fats include cold water fish like salmon, mackerel, trout and fresh tuna.

Some white fish and shellfish contain long-chain omega-3s, but not as much as oily fish. The main shellfish sources of long-chain omega-3s are mussels, oysters, squid and crab.

Fish oil is another good source of essential omega-3 fats.

Could you be short on omega-3s?

Early humans were hunter-gatherers who ate a diet that contained roughly a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats. Today, the typical ratio is around 15:1 a vastly lowered intake and ratio of omega-3 fats. In Japan where fish is a staple food, the ratio is 4:1 and the population is considered to be one of the healthiest worldwide.

One reason that we could be falling short of omega-3s is that the modern day diet doesn’t offer as many sources of these fats compared with times gone by. Because marine animals are the richest source of long chain omega-3s, you need to actively seek out fish and seafood and eat it regularly. Yet we have many more opportunities to consume saturates and omega-6 fats because we tend to eat more animal products and manufactured foods and more vegetable oils.

Also, because omega-6 fats and omega-3s are similar in makeup, when you eat more omega-6 fats, they compete against omega-3 fats for the same enzymes (substances that speed chemical reactions). So, the more omega-6 that you consume, the more enzymes will be used up leaving fewer enzymes to convert omega-3 fats into antiinflammatory chemicals needed to keep the inflammatory process in check. When the ratio is greatly out of balance, high levels of omega-6 replace and even reduce omega-3 fats.

Getting the balance right

Some experts say that consuming too much omega-6 and so little omega-3 fats can trigger inflammation which may then lead to heart disease and other conditions. Others suggest that omega-6 doesn’t have this effect. The majority agree, though, that in the average western diet, you’re likely to get so many omega-6s that reducing your intake may bring health benefits.

Cutting your intake of omega-6s and increasing your intake of omega-3s can help you to get the balance right.

The Heart Foundation (Aus) recommends an intake of 500mg/day EPA and DHA. Around 1000mg of omega-3 (marine source) daily is recommended if you have heart disease. Studies in the UK suggest that a massive nine out of ten British people fall short of this amount and the figure is likely to be similar here in Australia and New Zealand.

Ways to get the balance right


  • Eat more fish. Go for two fish dishes a week – a serve is around 170-200g (raw fish weight) or 110-140g of canned or cooked salmon. Good sources of omega-3s include salmon, herring, sardines, fresh tuna, snapper and scallops.
  • Eat more vegetarian sources of omega-3s. These include walnuts, flaxseeds (freshly ground), soybeans and tofu and leafy vegetables such as kale. These contain a precursor chemical, a short chain omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid called (ALA) which the body can use to form the long-chain fatty acids EPA and DHA. But the conversion process isn’t very efficient. According to one review, between eight and 20 per cent of ALA is converted to EPA in humans and between 0.5 to nine per cent of ALA is converted to DHA. Levels of the enzyme needed to convert ALA to EPA and DHA decline with age.
  • Switch oil. Cook and stir-fry with just a little canola oil which contains ALA. Or replace butter, vegetable and sunflower oils with olive oil, macadamia or avocado which contain heart-healthy monounsaturates.
  • Sprinkle on seeds. Try chia seeds – these were an important staple of the ancient Aztecs and Mayans, chia seeds also contain bone building minerals including calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
  • Try tofu. Add tofu to stir-fries or stir soya beans in to casseroles and curries.
  • Snack smart. Try delicious walnuts which also contain antioxidants including ellagic acid to support a healthy immune system.
  • Cut down on processed foods – manufacturers often use omega-6 rich vegetable oils.

What about fish oil supplements?

Fish oil (derived from the flesh of cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies) is a naturally powerful anti-inflammatory. Supplementing your diet is useful for general health and in the treatment of a range of conditions.

For example:

Heart health – fish oil supplements may help to improve blood flow thus helping to maintain healthy heart circulation and cardiovascular health.

Joint health – fish oil can help decrease joint inflammation associated with arthritis. One study showed that supplementation could reduce requirement for antiinflammatory medication in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Behavioural problems – fish oil supplements and DHA in particular may help to improve behavioural problems in children. These include short attention span and restlessness. DHA is especially important in helping to regulate cognitive performance and may even help boost children’s school abilities by enhancing learning.

Healthy pregnancy and healthy baby – getting enough omega-3s is important for the healthy development of a baby’s brain, nervous system and sight. The human brain has a growth spurt during the last trimester of pregnancy and in the months after birth. This is when the DHA in the brain triples so getting enough is essential.

Not all fish oil supplements are created equal

Dr Alex Richardson from the UK charity Food and Behaviour Research is one of the world’s leading researchers into omega-3s. She has voiced her concerns about the poor quality of many fish oil supplements saying: ‘Not all kinds of omega-3s have the same health benefits.’

One of the main problems with some supplements she says is that products can contain little, if any of the important forms of omega-3s for human health, EPA and DHA. Look for a supplement that contains 1000mg omega-3s.

Pesticides and purity

USANA BiOmega is mercury-tested and USANA uses a double molecular distillation process that ensures the highest possible purity, unsurpassed in the industry. This revolutionary process removes mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides and other heavy metals. Pollutants are removed without damaging the delicate omega-3 fats.

BiOmega can be used long-term to supplement your daily diet and provide long lasting health benefits.

BiOmega is fortified with vitamin D; it provides 200 IU per daily recommended dosage. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and immune function. Around one in four adults in Australia and New Zealand is short on vitamin D.

USANA BiOmega (Listed in Australia TGA):

usana biomega fish oilContains 1000mg cold-water fish oil rich in the important omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA

  • Each capsule contains EPA 320mg and DHA 230mg
  • Provides a healthy balance of omega-3s
  • Easily absorbed by the body
  • Offers exceptional purity
  • Helps to maintain a healthy nervous system
  • Supports cardiovascular and joint health
  • Important structural component of the brain and eyes

Taking USANA BiOmega

Try a small amount to begin with and build up to the recommended amount.

Take with food to avoid a fishy aftertaste or digestive problems. Large doses of fish oil (above the recommended daily amount) if taken all at once may have a laxative effect, so spread the doses out over the day to improve absorption.

Purchase USANA Biomega from USANA Approved Website.

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A USANA Vision Of A World Free Of Pain, Suffering And Disease

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usana dr myron wentzArticle original from in USANA Malaysia magazine 2016 Volume 1

In 1992, Dr. Myron Wentz founded USANA Health Sciences to develop and provide the highest quality, science-based nutritional products.

The decision was personal. He lost both his parents to degenerative diseases. And he found nutritional supplements available on the market inadequate and unbalanced. He should know. After all, he’d spent nearly two decades researching how human cells stay healthy.

Today, we are a thriving international family that has achieved many memorable milestones, and is set to become a world leader in promoting health. You are now a part of this family. Learn what this amazing company is about—from the science and manufacturing behind our products to the support and tools that you now have at your disposal. Share USANA with others. Love life, and live it.


usana scientistsBecause our Formulas Are Backed By Solid Science

Dr. Myron Wentz is a scientist. Our first product—the Essentials—is formulated off his years of research into human cells. Today, our impressive team of in-house scientists is supported by partnership and collaboration with highly-regarded universities and institutions of research. We keep ourselves up to date, so we can provide you with the latest and the best.

You’d Be Impressed By Our In-House Manufacturing

To give you peace of mind, we voluntarily adhere to a higher standard of manufacturing than is legally required for food supplements. Our facility in Salt Lake City, where over 90% of our products are made, is an FDA-Registered Drug Establishment. So you’re sure the supplements you take meet the purity and safety standards of the best pharmaceutical products.

We Innovate

We adopt the best that technology offers. OlivolTM is a patented extract that contains unique antioxidant polyphenols from olives. We developed a patented self-preserving technology so we don’t have to add harsh chemicals to our skin care products. And a patent-pending use of hybridtablet technology allows us to separate incompatible ingredients into different layers in a single hybrid tablet. With MyHealthPak, your supplements come to you in convenient AM and PM packs, each pack personalised with your name and message.

Experts Trust Us. As Do World-Class Athletes

Over the years, we have won so many awards and accolades from independent parties that it is difficult to list them all. It is no wonder those who know nutrition choose USANA. We count many doctors, healthcare professionals, and nutritional experts as customers, and more than 600 elite athletes around the globe rely on USANA to maintain their health. They know that quality nutrition keeps them performing at their best, and we guarantee them what’s on the label is in the product—and nothing else.

You’ll Grow Proud Of Our Products

USANA Essentials

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You’ll want this. The Essentials offer an unparalleled range of potent and bioavailable vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all in two bottles. They receive the highest rating among 1,500 North American products in the latest edition of Nutrisearch’s Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements.

USANA Optimizers

The choice is yours. The Optimizers are specific formulations containing nutrients for major body systems. They let you target specific areas of your health based on your personal needs or concerns. All come with a Potency Guarantee: You get what is listed on the label in every tablet, every time.


usana foodNudge your daily meals in a healthier direction. USANA Foods taste great and are low glycaemic. They supply you with quality protein, carbohydrate and fibre that help control appetite and reduce hunger.

Sensé Skin Care

usana sense skin careYou look radiant when your skin cells are healthy. Sensé skin care products use pure, natural botanical extracts to protect and nourish your skin. You’ll love the gentleness, as we take care not to add chemical preservatives like parabens.

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Up your USANA Supplements and Slim Down

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usana-supplements-for-slim-down Article published in USANA North America Magazine 2015 Vol 6, written by EMILY ALANIZ.

If you’re up to the challenge of shedding a few extra pounds, you’ll want every advantage you can get. This means not only eating a balanced diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and getting more exercise, but also taking the right supplements to support your fitness focused lifestyle. Everyone can benefit from the USANA® Essentials, but don’t stop there if your goal is to shed pounds. USANA offers a variety of supplements to help you with many different aspects of weight loss.


Discomfort caused by exercise can discourage you from staying active. Enter calcium and vitamin D. This powerful duo—found in USANA Active Calcium™ and Active Calcium™ Chewable—makes all the difference for your skeletal system. Calcium helps maintain strong bones, while vitamin D enhances calcium absorption and utilization.* Not convinced you need Active Calcium in your life? Some research also indicates that supplementing with these micronutrients may play a role in weight control if your calcium and vitamin D levels are inadequate. That means you have nothing to lose but extra pounds.


You may already know omega-3s are great for your brain, but they’re also terrific for managing your weight. Omega-3s, such as those found in BiOmega™ and BiOmega™ Jr, can aid weight loss. This might be due in part to the fact that DHA and EPA (components of omega-3 fatty acids) support healthy blood flow to muscles during exercise.* Of course, it’s not a magical fat-melting pill, but when combined with a healthy diet and exercise, a fish oil supplement may help make a difference in your waistline.* On top of this, omega-3s are great for helping you stay active as you age. They can help maintain healthy muscle mass in the elderly when taken in conjunction with exercise.


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If you want to lose weight, meals have to be about more than just cutting calories. You also have to make sure you’re getting enough fiber. Fiber will keep you feeling full long after you finish your meal. This can help keep you from overeating later in the day, and it can even reduce the total number of calories you consume. If you want a convenient way to get fiber in your meals, make sure to try Fibergy® Plus. It’s quick, easy, and it will set your body on the right track for weight loss.


You probably already know and love many benefits of vitamin D, but have you tried it before your workouts? USANA supported a study by The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH) about how vitamin D affects recovery after exercise. The study showed that taking vitamin D before your workout can decrease skeletal muscle fatigue from intense exercise. This faster recovery means you can get out there for your next workout feeling refreshed and ready to challenge yourself again.


You won’t get very far in your morning jog if your joints start troubling you, but avoiding exercise is never helpful for a weight-loss plan. That’s why you should check out Procosamine®, USANA’s supplement for joint health. Procosaminecontains glucosamine, which helps maintain healthy cartilage and joints. Curcumin is another natural substance often praised for its joint-supporting abilities. Procosamine’s Meriva®† bioavailable curcumin complex has been clinically shown to have better bioavailability than standard curcumin products.


You might think prenatal vitamins are only for pregnant women—but that’s not the case. Many pre-menopausal women can benefit from a quality prenatal supplement with iron, especially women who may have anemia. This is why BabyCare Prenatal Essentials (Not yet available in USANA Australia region) are an excellent choice. The iron provided in the USANA Prenatal Essentials   is necessary for red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. If you’ve ever had a particularly tough workout session in an effort to burn calories, you know your body needs as much oxygen as it can get.* Without a sufficient iron reserve, you could feel tired and fatigued, which will make it even harder to meet any fitness or weight-loss goals you may have. If you’re opposed to prenatal supplements, make sure you get enough iron from dietary sources, such as lean meats, spinach, and beans.

For more information regarding the products, please visit USANA Australia approved online store.

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Why USANA Essentials are ESSENTIAL

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Article extracted from USANA Australia Magazine 2015 Volume 4.

Your personal nutrition plan starts with a simple system of supplements –USANA Essentials™.

Together, the Mega Antioxidant and MultiMineral comprise the USANA Essentials for adults, and this duo delivers a broad range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to support the health of your entire body starting with your cells.

To maintain optimal health, we need a variety of vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, and other micronutrients in the correct amounts – at optimal levels which surpass RDIs (recommended
dosages defined by government agencies to avoid deficiency diseases) of those ingredients; in the right balance, and in the proper forms – that are of high quality and highly absorbable by
the body. But obtaining these nutrients solely from diet has become a struggle with today’s hectic lifestyles and nutrient depleted food sources.

USANA understands the importance of providing the right nutrients, in the correct amounts, in the right balance, and in the proper forms for every age group, and has created the Essentials product line. Helping you build a strong foundation for exceptional health, the Essentials
provide a comprehensive spectrum of the necessary vitamins and minerals adults need every day for optimal health and energy levels.

USANA Essentials received the Top 5-Star rating, with Gold Medal of Achievement from NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements Fifth Consumer Edition.
This comprehensive publication shows the results of in-depth comparisons of over 250 Australian and New Zealand supplements. Ratings are awarded according to critical health support criteria for each supplement and in light of the latest global scientific findings.
The Mega Antioxidant is designed to support general health and well-being and to combat the damaging effects of free radicals (potentially damaging, highly reactive molecules) and the MultiMineral is the perfect complement to Mega Antioxidant and provides balanced
amounts of important minerals.

So how do they work?

The Mega Antioxidant is a comprehensive, high-potency formula that includes a broad spectrum of essential vitamins which offers complete antioxidant protection against oxidative
stress. Its’ formula contains critical ingredients including lycopene, turmeric extract, coenzyme Q10, and alpha lipoic acid. When combined with the potent antioxidant mixture already present in Mega Antioxidant the result is complete antioxidant protection.

In addition to comprehensive antioxidant protection, Mega Antioxidant offers nutritional support for healthy circulation and blood vessels, healthy vision and a sound immune system, and protection against environmental toxins which are important for long-term optimal health.

The MultiMineral delivers a comprehensive, high-potency formula that includes a broad spectrum of essential minerals and cofactors that support optimal health and provides
balanced amounts of important minerals to enhance the body’s efficient use of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

MultiMineral contains a balanced blend of minerals and trace minerals. Many vitamins and enzymes need a mineral cofactor for proper function, however not all mineral forms are created equal. USANA uses minerals in forms that are readily absorbed by the body. USANA has
carefully formulated a balance of essential minerals—in bioavailable forms—and has added trace minerals for balance and completeness. USANA continually strives to use ingredients with proven quality, purity, and bioavailability. Minerals are sourced from the highest quality suppliers and only those that meet USANA’s strict guidelines.

Both the Mega Antioxidant and MultiMineral are vegetarian safe and are laboratory tested, quality guaranteed. They meet the British Pharmacopoeia specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration where applicable.

USANA’s Essentials provide the advanced nutritional foundation for every adult, every day, to support lifelong health.

usana essentials benefitsTHE MEGA ANTIOXIDANT is designed to support general health and well-being and to combat the damaging effects of free radicals (potentially damaging, highly reactive molecules). The Mega Antioxidant contains critical ingredients including lycopene, turmeric extract, coenzyme Q10, and alpha lipoic acid and Bioflavonoid Complex as well as Vitamin A, B and E plus Heart of the Olive and USANA’s Poly C™.

THE MULTIMINERAL is the perfect complement to Mega Antioxidant. Minerals and trace
elements represent less than one-half of one percent of the total nutrients we consume every
day, and yet without them, our bodies would be unable to efficiently use the carbohydrates,
proteins, and fats in our diet. The MultiMineral features Zinc, Selenium, Magnesium, Chromium, Iodine, Copper and Manganese.

Visit USANA Australia products online for more information about USANA’s Essentials.


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USANA Awards 2015Articled original from USANA website news 2015 Australia region.

USANA Australia is proud to announce that we have won two categories at this year’s Australian Business Awards for Best Cloud Product – The Hub and Best New Product – Berry NuttyTM Nutrition Bar.

USANA Australia General Manager Geoff Watt said to win Best Cloud Product for The Hub is an honour.

The Hub is a CRM system with a beautiful interface that houses news, reports, business, sales tools, shopping cart, training, and so much more. It is easy to navigate, mobile friendly and totally customisable with widgets. It’s been designed to give credibility to the company by consistently reflecting USANA’s brand and provide highly relevant, personalised experiences to build loyalty and convert new customers.”

He said USANA Australia was also overjoyed to be recognised as Best New Product for the Berry Nutty Nutrition Bar.

“Good health is very important to us here and the USANA Berry Nutty Nutrition Bar not only tastes great but provides a balanced ratio of carbohydrates, proteins and fats to help you maintain the energy you need to get through the day. We are very proud of this product.”

Tara Johnston, Program Director of the The Australian Business Awards said “the ABA100 Winners have demonstrated innovative, enterprising and technologically advanced business initiatives and products that support an obvious transformation coinciding with the ever-changing, highly competitive business environment.”

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USANA’s high quality manufacturing standard

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USANA Manufacturing  * Modified from a story on www.USANAtoday.com, which originally ran September 7, 2011. All ranks, titles, and records are current as of the original publication date.

When it comes to testing, 100 percent isn’t always perfect.

In his 15 years and counting at USANA, Dr. John Cuomo has learned this from experience. He tells a story about an outside lab that did testing on Mega Antioxidant close to 15 years ago.

“Every time we would get a report back from them, the eight or ten ingredients they were testing, every single one, came in at exactly 100 percent of label claim,” said Dr. Cuomo, USANA’s executive director of research and development. “We thought this was interesting for a couple of reasons.”

The first reason: We usually overformulate in order to meet label claims for up to two years.

The second reason: We’re good, probably the best in the industry, but we’re not perfect. Dr. Cuomo said even though we test for uniformity, there’s an acceptable, but very small, margin of error.

“It’s very rare that you get exactly the 100 percent label claim on every single ingredient that’s in there,” he said. “And yet, we did five or six batches in a row that came back with 100 percent on every ingredient they were testing. So we did what we actually do with our own lab.”

They made a small pilot run of the product and intentionally left out half of the ingredients the lab was testing for. And the results?

“The Certificate of Analysis came back and it had 100 percent on everything,” Dr. Cuomo said. “I think that was the last straw for doing outside testing.”

In the last 15 years, USANA has phased out almost all of its outside testing—with only a couple of “very exotic, extra testing” handled infrequently by a third-party lab. When you manufacture your own products and dedicate the amount of resources and energy to in-house testing that we do, there’s no need to seek outside help.

USANA Manufacturing Gloves
“You just don’t get above and beyond the testing that goes on at USANA,” said Dr. Mark Brown, USANA’s director of product development.

At every step of the production process on every commercial batch of our products, samples are taken, procedures are checked, and tests are run. If something goes wrong, the material is either scrapped or fixed until it meets stringent quality standards.

A representative sample of the full production batch goes through full chemical, physical, and contamination testing. Label claims are verified. Tablets are placed in faux-stomach-acid solution and stirred around until they dissolve to test disintegration—less than 30 minutes is the United States Pharmacopeia standard, but USANA tablets usually disintegrate in less than 15 minutes. Finished products are also tumbled around to test friability, or the ability for tablets to resist breaking.

These tests aren’t formally required, but we perform them on every finished product that bears the company name. Then they go a step further.
USANA Manufacturing Test Area
Stability testing is also done, with representative lots of all current products and all reformulations being tested. To assure the stability of the ingredients in the tablet, products in finished packaging spend two years in a 25 C (77 F)-degree room kept at 65 percent humidity. Samples are pulled at several predetermined time intervals and retested for contamination, physical parameters, potency, and label claims.

“That’s another extra step we take,” Dr. Cuomo said. “If we make a product, we do this. It’s not like we do it on one or two of our favorite products—it’s our entire product line.”

From the 20-plus scientists, chemists, and microbiologists who staff the labs, to the $3–$4 million in analytical equipment, this investment in testing represents a commitment to quality, which can be seen in all of our award-winning products. It’s the extra investment, the extra steps, and the extra care that sets us apart.

“It’s the same thing as owning your own production facility,” Dr. Cuomo said. “We do the testing, we do it right.”

* Products promoted on our website are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

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USANA MySmartFoods Line introduction

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USANA MySmart Foods LineArticle extracted from USANA Australia News

Food keeps you alive. The right food helps you thrive.

But with so many options, choosing the right foods can be difficult. What if the smartest choice was the easiest one to make?

Now it is.

USANA MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars—available late 2015 or early 2016, depending on your market—are the delicious, healthy choices that fit perfectly into your life.

How Do You Build a Better Foods Product?
It starts with a foundation of solid science. That’s just who we are.

Then we construct it using simple, naturally derived ingredients—the kind you can actually pronounce and understand. So it won’t take you a half hour to read through the back of the package.

Finally, these clean, pure ingredients create a beneficial balance of macronutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. And there’s no added sugar, which supports a low-glycemic impact on your body.

MySmartFoods was formulated with essential macronutrients and fewer carbs to bring balance to the modern carbohydrate-heavy diet. So one shake a day—taken with the USANA Essentials™—provides the essential macro- and micro-nutrition to support your health goals.

Did You Say Healthy Fat?
“Healthy fat” isn’t an oxymoron. It’s one of the reasons our new products are the smartest choice for your health.

Fats, including saturated fats, are vital nutrients for our cells. And one good source of saturated fat—coconut oil—has a groundswell of scientific support and some big-name fans, including Dr. Myron Wentz and Dr. Mehmet Oz. It makes sense, because recent studies have shown the oil can help support your heart, brain, and metabolism.

So you can see why we’ve added coconut oil to MySmartShakes and MySmartBars.

But How Will It Fit in My Life?
Your health is our central concern. That’s why MySmartShakes provide options that make personalization easy.

You’ll be able to get a shake that perfectly fits your body’s needs and your personal tastes. Choose from:
• Three protein bases with a mild vanilla flavor—plant, soy, and whey
• Five USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimizers—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, and orange cream
• Add a performance booster, like USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus—our new 100-percent whey protein optimizer
• Mix in fruit, greens, your favorite healthy ingredients, or other USANA products—like Fibergy® Plus, or USANA® Probiotic

And MySmartFoods weren’t designed with a specific type of customer in mind. They’re customizable enough to work with your dietary needs and support your goals—wherever you are on your journey to optimal health.

The world has enough shakes that are ordinary, average, okay, or just fine.

We don’t do just fine. We do smart, unique, and personalised.

That’s why we made USANA MySmart™Shakes and packed them with simple, pure ingredients designed to deliver a beneficial balance of macronutrients. And that’s why we gave you options—three protein bases, five flavor optimisers, and a performance booster—so your shake can fit your life.

A Solid Base
Building a personalised shake starts with your preferred protein base. MySmartShakes offer three great options: plant, soy, and whey.

Each base contains pure, high-quality protein from a natural source—with the plant base using pea and potato protein, and the whey coming from non-hormone-treated cows. The bases all have a mild vanilla flavor that blends well with other flavours or is great on its own.

And, per serving, you’ll be getting 18 grams of protein, eight grams of fibre, and six grams of fat—mainly from coconut oil—with zero grams of sugar and only 150 calories. That means one MySmartShake a day, taken with the USANA® Essentials™, can help restore balance to your diet and provide you with the essential macro- and micro-nutrition to support your health goals.

Every choice is a smart one, so you can choose the protein base that best fits your dietary needs and lifestyle.

Flavor Frenzy
Most shakes don’t get past the base. You’re stuck with the same flavor scoop after scoop after scoop. Where’s the fun in that?

You have five USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimisers to choose from—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, and orange cream. So if you wake up in a banana mood, add that flavor to your protein base of choice. The next time, go ahead and treat yourself to a dark chocolate shake—you deserve it.

It’s all about creating the shake that works best for you.

Add a Little Something Extra
Need more protein? Add 10 grams with a scoop of USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus, our new 100-percent whey protein booster. And that’s just the start.

Maybe you’re feeling like adding a little fruit or some greens. Go for it. MySmartShakes blend well with the healthy ingredients you love.

They also integrate perfectly with our other products. Add in a scoop of Fibergy® Plus, or include a stick of USANA® Probiotic. And don’t forget to take the Essentials with your shake.

How to Build Your Perfect MySmartShake
Each part of the MySmartFoods line is numbered to guide you through the process. So making your perfectly personalized MySmartShake is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Choose your protein base—plant, soy, or whey
  2. Choose your Flavor Optimiser—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, orange cream, or stick with the mild vanilla flavor of the base
  3. Add in a booster, like Protein Plus

Food keeps you alive. The right food helps you thrive.

But with so many options, choosing the right foods can be difficult. What if the smartest choice was the easiest one to make?

Now it is.

USANA MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars—available late 2015 or early 2016, depending on your market—are the delicious, healthy choices that fit perfectly into your life.

How Do You Build a Better Foods Product?
It starts with a foundation of solid science. That’s just who we are.

Then we construct it using simple, naturally derived ingredients—the kind you can actually pronounce and understand. So it won’t take you a half hour to read through the back of the package.

Finally, these clean, pure ingredients create a beneficial balance of macronutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. And there’s no added sugar, which supports a low-glycemic impact on your body.

MySmartFoods was formulated with essential macronutrients and fewer carbs to bring balance to the modern carbohydrate-heavy diet. So one shake a day—taken with the USANA® Essentials™—provides the essential macro- and micro-nutrition to support your health goals.

Did You Say Healthy Fat?
“Healthy fat” isn’t an oxymoron. It’s one of the reasons our new products are the smartest choice for your health.

Fats, including saturated fats, are vital nutrients for our cells. And one good source of saturated fat—coconut oil—has a groundswell of scientific support and some big-name fans, including Dr. Myron Wentz and Dr. Mehmet Oz. It makes sense, because recent studies have shown the oil can help support your heart, brain, and metabolism.

So you can see why we’ve added coconut oil to MySmartShakes and MySmartBars.

But How Will It Fit in My Life?
Your health is our central concern. That’s why MySmartShakes provide options that make personalization easy.

You’ll be able to get a shake that perfectly fits your body’s needs and your personal tastes. Choose from:
• Three protein bases with a mild vanilla flavor—plant, soy, and whey
• Five USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimizers—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, and orange cream
• Add a performance booster, like USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus—our new 100-percent whey protein optimizer
• Mix in fruit, greens, your favorite healthy ingredients, or other USANA products—like Fibergy® Plus, or USANA® Probiotic

And MySmartFoods weren’t designed with a specific type of customer in mind. They’re customizable enough to work with your dietary needs and support your goals—wherever you are on your journey to optimal health.

Interview with the Scientist

USANA MySmart Foods QAWhen you want inside information about a product, you go to the source. Luckily, we didn’t have to go very far to ask about the new USANA MySmart™Foods.

We asked Dr. Brian Dixon, executive director of health and science education at USANA, a few questions about our great new MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars. Let’s see what he said.

What went into the development of these new products?
We recognized a desire among consumers for simple, pure products. They want ingredients they can pronounce and easily understand. That means cleaner labels and ingredients that are closer to nature. One thing I was taught was to simply look at the length of an ingredient deck—almost always, shorter is better.

This was also an opportunity to add in more healthy fats—mainly from coconut oil—to provide healthy macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fats. For a long time, the story was that fats were bad. When you dig into the scientific literature, that’s just not the case.

So what’s going on with the saturated fat in the products?
Fats are a vital nutrient, especially for our cells. And the type of fats found in coconut oil—which is what we use in these products—has quite a few health benefits. It’s been shown to support healthy metabolism, and contribute to satiety. There’s also evidence coconut oil is a heart-healthy food because it supports healthy triglyceride levels and maintains good cholesterol levels already in the normal range.

How will the shakes and bars benefit my overall diet?
That’s a great question. We are very good at talking about “essential” micronutrients—the vitamins and minerals that are essential to sustain life. However, we often forget there are “essential” macronutrients as well. MySmartFoods offer both essential and healthy macronutrients designed to help bring our overall diet back into balance.

Around the world, we are consuming more calories coming mostly from refined sugars, and more specifically, from snacking. The primary goal of these new products is to help restore balance in our diet, and combine them with the USANA® Essentials™ to provide the essential macro- and micro-nutrition our bodies need to thrive.

What’s the target customer for these products?
There isn’t one. We designed the shakes and bars to work for everyone. We used the best science and ingredients available to develop these products to fit into any lifestyle.

The shakes, especially, are very customizable. We have three different bases—plant, whey, and soy—which gives people options right away. There are a variety of flavors that will appeal to a lot of different palates, and boosters to provide more protein or fiber. They fit any lifestyle because they’re so easy to personalize.

Are the products low glycemic?
The new bars are low glycemic. The new shakes can’t make that claim because there is no added sugar. There simply isn’t enough sugar to even determine a glycemic score experimentally. It is literally impossible. So, while we can’t measure the glycemic index of shakes, of course they will help support your low-glycemic diet.

Will the products make me feel full longer?
Besides fat, it is well known and scientifically documented that increased amounts of fiber and protein will also help increase the overall sense of satiety and boost your metabolism. Just two of the many health benefits these macronutrients provide.

What’s your favorite new flavor of shake and bar?
EASY!!! Cappuccino and chocolate.

Purchase USANA MySmartFood via www.buyvitaminsonline.com.au if you live in Australia.

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

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