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USANA Prenatal CellSentials- Caring For Your Family At Every Stage

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USANA Prenatal Essentials

Article from USANA Australia website.

Maintaining optimal health during conception and pregnancy is vital for ensuring the health of your baby. And when it comes to your prenatal health plan, supplements can play an important role.

Why Do We Need Prenatal Supplements?

Becoming pregnant can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It’s also a time of dramatic change – not just in your lifestyle but in your body’s nutritional needs as well. Pregnancy creates extra demands for certain vitamins and minerals such as folate, B vitamins, iron and iodine. And even a marginal nutritional gap can negatively impact your health and the baby’s development.

That’s why it’s important to eat a healthy and varied diet. But diet alone isn’t always enough. And let’s face it, sometimes you want to give in to that ice cream craving! Nutritional supplements can help fill any nutritional gaps and give your body and your baby the support they need.

Keys to Optimal PRENATAL HEALTH

1. Eat Well

Before and during pregnancy, it’s important to have a balanced diet that includes the right amount of healthy foods from the five food groups. Include plenty of vegetables and legumes, fruit, wholegrain carbohydrates, protein and dairy, and try to limit your sugar intake.
(Don’t go too crazy with that ice cream!)

Making sure you’re at a healthy weight is important too. A 2014 study in the British Medical Journal found that being in a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) range by adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise, and not smoking, led to an 83% lower risk of gestational diabetes in
pregnancy.

2. Get Active

Regular exercise should be on the todo list as well, both before and during pregnancy. It can protect you from high blood pressure, improve your circulation, boost your energy and help you sleep better.

Exercise also prepares and supports your body as it goes through huge changes. For example, yoga can help ease back pain, while swimming or pilates will strengthen your abdominal muscles.

3. Boost Your Nutrition

Taking nutritional supplements both before you conceive and during pregnancy can help fill nutritional gaps and ensure you and your baby get the vitamins and minerals you need for
optimal health.

For example, the American Journal of Epidemiology published a study that found women who took multivitamin supplements before conception halved their risk of preterm birth compared to those who took no vitamins.

For many of us, our standard diets are low in crucial nutrients. Because even a small nutritional deficiency can affect a pregnant woman’s health and the baby’s development, supplements are an important part of your prenatal health plan.

USANA Prenatal Supplements: PROTECT YOUR FUTURE FAMILY

USANA Prenatal Essentials

Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant and Prenatal Core Minerals are comprehensive supplements for women and their developing babies. Unlike some prenatal supplements, which provide only minimal amounts of nutrients, USANA’s carefully formulated supplements provide pure, high-potency vitamins and minerals at potent levels. When taken together, these supplements give you balanced and comprehensive nutritional support for the health of your future family.

Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant

Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant provides essential vitamins to help support the healthy growth and development of the baby – before, during and after pregnancy. It also provides nutritional support to help mothers maintain their energy levels.

Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant is a high-potency supplement that contains essential vitamins including beta carotene (precursor of vitamin A), folic acid and B vitamins. Ensuring adequate folate (folic acid) may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a spinal cord defect. B vitamins, which include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, biotin and pantothenic acid, support energy metabolism and healthy organ development. Folic acid and B12 also support red blood cell formation, which is critical because a woman’s blood volume increases by nearly 50% during pregnancy.

Prenatal Core Minerals

Prenatal Core Minerals provides essential minerals and the nutrition women need to support the healthy growth of their baby and to help support their body after giving birth. It is a high-quality source of supplemental minerals and offers excellent potency.

When you are pregnant, your body requires additional minerals to support functions such as increased blood volume, thyroid hormone production, lactation and the development of the baby’s bones, teeth and muscles.

Prenatal Core Minerals is an excellent source of iron, iodine, magnesium, copper, calcium and zinc – minerals that play a vital role in ensuring healthy foetal development and a healthy pregnancy. It is also formulated with other minerals, such as selenium, chromium and
manganese, which may not be found in other prenatal supplements.

THE SCIENCE OF INCELLIGENCE®

USANA Prenatal Essentials

What makes USANA’s prenatal supplements unique? Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant contains USANA’s InCelligence Complex: a blend of antioxidant nutrients that can help your cells protect themselves against oxidative stress which are not found in many other prenatal supplements.

These nutrients include Quercetin, Hespiridin, Rutin, Alpha-lipoic acid, Green tea extract, Meriva® Bioavailable Curcumin and USANA’s patented Olivol® olive-fruit extract.

USANA Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant with the Science of InCelligence and Prenatal Core Minerals are designed to support your body during conception and pregnancy, and help give your baby the very best start in life.

 

We’re so excited to welcome this precious new addition to our product line. And you don’t have to wait to experience it. USANA Prenatal CellSentials is already available now in USANA Australia approved website:

www.buyvitaminsonline.com.au

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USANA Cellsentials® – Back to the basics

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USANA CELLSENTIALSArticle from USANA Australia website.

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

So what are cells?

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

Free radicals (the bad guys)

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

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Antioxidants (the good guys)

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

Why do we need nutritional supplements?

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

THE ANSWER? USANA CELLSENTIALS®

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

THE SCIENCE OF INCELLIGENCE

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

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

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Purchase USANA Cellsentials from USANA Australia approved website.

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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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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

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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The Future of USANA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Wentz USANA Co-CEO

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De-Liver us from Toxins

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usana nutritional supplements detoxificationArticle from Whatsup USANA.

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

Why do I need to detoxify my body?

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

How does detoxification affect weight management?

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

Why do we need to use supplements in detoxification?

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

So what is the suggested way to detoxify my body?

  • Strive to eat a whole food diet

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

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

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

  • Foods that support the liver

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

  • Dietary fibre

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

  • Plenty of water

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

  • Nutritional supplementation

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

  • Exercises

Exercises helps increasing metabolism and detoxing.

  • Good sleeping

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

Visit USANA diet and energy products page for more information.

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A New Era of Nutrition Begins 8.25.16 at USANA Convention

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usana future nutritional scienceArticle from USANA Australia website.

We don’t have a crystal ball to see the future. We don’t need one.

Because we create the future.

And on August 25, we’re unveiling a better, brighter future for you, your family, and the hundreds of thousands around the world who trust their health to USANA.

The 2016 International Convention will contain an announcement big enough to usher in a new era of nutritional science. This colossal event will create ripples of positive change throughout the USANA family and the nutritional supplement industry.

You’re used to huge announcements during Convention. But this one is different and so much bigger—by magnitudes. To put it in perspective, we haven’t announced anything this big since 1992.

You might remember the significance of that very special year, when a world-renowned scientist started turning vision into reality with the announcement of a groundbreaking product.

Those in attendance at the first USANA Convention can still tell the story today. They can say they were there almost 25 years ago, when they glimpsed a healthier, happier future made possible by optimal nutrition.

The Future of Nutritional Science: Food as information

In order to fully understand the breakthrough science of USANA you have to first get an insight into the brilliant minds of the scientists behind the innovative R&D.

Nutritional Science up till now has only touched the surface in terms of the effects of food on the complex functioning of our bodies. They say you are what you eat but maybe this common phrase might actually be right after all. There is a growing amount of scientific evidence suggesting that there is no doubt that food has a significant influence on our health. The true question is how much influence does food really have?

Take a moment to digest this: You’ll eat between 60 tonnes and 100 tonnes of food in your lifetime. And every bite you consume is feeding your cells information — or misinformation. Unhealthy food and environmental toxins are all delivering our cells nonsensical information that confuses our body. In other words, that tasty fast-food hamburger is actually giving our cells potentially damaging misinformation.

“If you think about the breakdown of food and all those molecules inside that food, some of those molecules are literally messengers,” says Dr. Kevin Spelman, USANA’s executive vice president of research and development. “They transfer and carry information. They will trigger events in our physiology that are healthful, provided that the food we eat is nutritious.”

You could think of food as information. Information for our bodies, information for our cells, and information for our molecular pathways inside our body. So we want to make sure we’re feeding our body the right information. But let’s be honest: in today’s society, for most of us, that’s easier said than done. We’re regularly eating unhealthily and on top of that we’re frequently exposing our bodies to damaging environmental toxins.

When it comes to truly enjoying your food, don’t base your experience solely on the short-lived taste of your chosen food, but delve into the much more fulfilling long-term and internal satisfaction from knowing you’ve made the best choice for your health. Because without a fully functioning body, it doesn’t matter how much yummy food you eat, you will never reach a true state of happiness. People take their bodies for granted; only to have it all catch up with them later in life. Life is already too short as it is, why make it any shorter?

The scientists at USANA Health Sciences are convinced that it’s never too late to change your nutritional path. If you have some spare time, make it a priority to watch Dr. Kevin Spelman’s video which explains how food can influence our health. Our cells are a lot smarter than we think they are and have been specially constructed in a way to adapt to changing environmental conditions. It is explained that locked within our own cells are tools to keep us healthy. Like keys in locks, cells are sending signals to activate various physiological responses.

“The good news is that USANA has researched the cellular signaling process based on the latest scientific evidence, and we really understand how that process works,” he says. “We’ve figured out how to tap into the way cells communicate with each other.”

The secret to good health lies in being able to promote the healthy functioning of our cells and giving them the fuel necessary to fight the constant bombardment of stresses and toxins in our lives.

Cellular communication is a complex network of processes within the body. As multi-cellular organisms the communication between cells, the building blocks of our tissues and organs, is critical to the overall survival of our body as a whole. Enhancing this essential process can have a positive cascading effect throughout the whole body and as a result makes us healthier.

USANA prides itself on its advanced cutting edge research and through focusing on optimizing the body’s natural intelligence we believe we have found the key to the next level of cellular support. What we’ve discovered will unlock a new era in nutritional science. And that era will begin on August 25 at the 2016 USANA International Convention.

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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

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  • 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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Brilliant bone-building USANA Active Calcium Plus™

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usana active calcium plusArticle from USANA Australia Product News Letter 2016

As well as giving you shape and structure, your bones are the bank where most of your body’s calcium is stored. A massive 99 per cent of your body’s calcium is found in bones and teeth; the remainder stays in the blood and in the cells. This major mineral is not just needed for bone health – it is also vital for many body processes such as muscle contraction and energy release.

Despite its hard exterior, bone isn’t inert. It is constantly being broken down and built up. Part of the reason for this is because your body tries to keep calcium in the blood to within very narrow concentrations. If blood levels fall short, calcium is taken from your bones. And, making too many calcium withdrawals from your bone bank whilst not storing enough of it means that bones will become weaker. So, getting enough calcium is critical for bone strength – it combines and works with other minerals to form the hard crystals that make your bones and teeth.

Calcium – ages, stages and needs

Looking after your bones is important whatever your age. Up to your late teens/early twenties, your skeleton builds up to its greatest possible density. Getting enough calcium during this developmental time helps to build bones that are as strong and as healthy as they can be. It reduces the risk of osteoporosis (porous bones which are more prone to breakage) in the future. USANA-based research has shown that building bone mass by just five per cent can reduce the risk of osteoporosis later on by a massive 40 per cent. Not getting enough calcium in the adult years raises your risk for osteoporosis.

After the age of 30 or so, your body naturally starts to lose bone mass as calcium moves out of the bones. And, during pregnancy, calcium is taken from the mother’s skeleton to build a whole new bone system and teeth for the growing baby (however, calcium absorption from food is much more effective during pregnancy). After menopause, women are especially at risk of bone fractures. Hormonal changes affect bone strength plus women tend to have a smaller skeleton and less calcium compared with men to begin with. About half of all women over the age of 60 years will have at least one fracture due to osteoporosis. But osteoporosis affects men, too – 23 per cent of men have the condition.

Are you getting enough?

usana calciumYour calcium needs vary according to gender, age, health, diet and lifestyle. Teenagers, women over 50 and men over 70 need the most calcium. It gets more difficult for you to absorb calcium with age and more may be lost through urine, so ensuring that you get enough is all the more vital for preventing bone problems. Generally speaking, most adults need at least 1000mg – 1300mg calcium from food and/or supplements daily. Getting enough calcium (and vitamin D) is very important for women in the first few years after menopause as this is the time when bone mass is lost most rapidly.

Factors that decrease your body’s calcium absorption include:

  • Low levels of vitamin D – a staggering one in three adults is low on the so called sunshine vitamin.
  • Medicines e.g. corticosteroids.
  • Certain conditions e.g. coeliac disease and kidney disease. Too much caffeine and alcohol – which can interfere with the way your body retains calcium. Diet – one that is rich in phytates (bran and unleavened bread) and oxalate (spinach and rhubarb) reduces your body’s ability to absorb calcium.

According to the Australian Nutrition Survey, about 90 per cent of women and 70 per cent of children don’t consume the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for calcium. Opting for high calcium foods plus calcium-containing foods can help. Dairy products (such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and cottage cheese) are calcium-rich. But choose low-fat and fat-free dairy options where you can to avoid the saturated fat that comes with full-fat. Aim for three to five servings of dairy or calciumfortified foods each day. One serving of yoghurt or milk or 40g cheese provides around 300mg calcium each.

What about calcium supplements?

Although calcium supplements can’t replace a healthy diet and won’t counteract bad habits like smoking, drinking too much alcohol and not exercising, taking a high quality supplement like USANA’s Active Calcium Plus™ can help to bridge the nutritional gap.

But conflicting media reports mean that lots of people are confused about whether to take a supplement or not.

The results can be difficult to understand but it’s important to look at the whole picture. So, for example, none of the studies that linked an increased risk of heart problems with taking calcium supplements were specifically designed to look at the effects of calcium supplements on heart attack or stroke risk. And, because of this, unanticipated abnormalities in research findings followed.

On the other hand, a large study published online in Osteoporosis International, showed that among 36,282 postmenopausal women, those taking a 1000 milligram supplement of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D were 35 per cent less likely to have a hip fracture. Plus, no increases in heart attack were seen during a seven-year follow-up.

And more expert advice

The experts at Osteoporosis Australia agree saying: ‘Calcium supplementation, especially when it is combined with vitamin D, not only reduces the rate of bone loss and fracture in people who don’t get enough calcium through their diet, but improves the effectiveness of osteoporosis medicines in people who have osteoporosis.’

And that’s fact!

usana calcium sourceUSANA Active Calcium Plus™ – more than just a calcium supplement!

Active Calcium Plus is a carefully formulated, clinically-proven bone-building formula. It contains important cofactors needed for bone health as well as calcium. These vitamins and minerals complement each other for the best absorption and effectiveness.

These nutrients are:

CALCIUM – two kinds of calcium (calcium carbonate and calcium citrate) which are easy-to-absorb to give you the best delivery of essential calcium in the smallest possible tablet.

VITAMIN D – partners with calcium to help your body absorb it in the small intestine and to make bone. We all need vitamin D from infancy into old age. The majority is produced in the skin when sunlight reacts with the skin; only around 10 per cent comes via the diet. Despite our sunny climate, most people in Australia and New Zealand don’t get enough vitamin D – research by Deakin University has shown that around one in three adults is deficient in the vitamin while nearly three quarters (73 per cent) have vitamin D levels considered to be below the optimal for musculoskeletal health.

Children need vitamin D to build strong bones and prevent rickets which causes bow legs, knock knees and weak bones, and to prevent fractures and brittle bones.

Vitamin D also regulates your body’s use of phosphorus, another mineral that’s important for strong bones. You don’t need extra phosphorus – you’ll get plenty from a healthy diet. But getting too much phosphorus compared to the amount of calcium could contribute to bone loss. This can happen if you drink a lot of cola and/or rely on fast foods and convenience foods. The bottom line? Not getting enough vitamin D means that bones become thin, brittle and/or misshapen.

MAGNESIUM – this mineral helps to slow down bone turnover thus reducing loss of bone density. It reduces the breakdown of bone (whilst excess phosphorus speeds it up). Magnesium is also vital to help calcium be absorbed into the bones instead of collecting in soft tissue where it can cause health problems.

VITAMIN K – this fat-soluble vitamin activates the proteins that help to prevent vascular calcification and helps to recycle calcium. It helps to support bone strength. Vitamin K influences the level of bone-building osteocalcin in the boneforming cells. Low intakes of vitamin K may increase the risk of hip fractures in women.

A clinical study led by Dr David Greene at Australian Catholic University (ACU National) found that use of USANA’s Active Calcium Chewable™ improves bone health in young girls.

After six months of supplementation, Active Calcium Chewable improved bone mineral content, bone mineral density and bone strength.

Active Calcium Plus™ carries USANA’s Potency Guarantee, so you know the product is pure, and effective. So, to boost your bone health, give Active Calcium Plus a try!

USANA Active Calcium Plus (112 tablets/bottle)

USANA Active Calcium Plus™ is:

  • Laboratory tested, quality guaranteed. Meets British Pharmacopoeia specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration where applicable.
  • Suitable for vegetarians.
  • Kosher certified.

Using USANA Active Calcium Plus™

Take four Active Calcium Plus tablets daily, preferably with meals.

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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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