USANA Fast Facts
12 REASONS TO CHOOSE USANA:
USANA was founded in 1992 by world-class immunologist, Dr. Myron Wentz.
USANA was the first company to manufacturer its own pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements.
USANA has been recognized by Forbes and Business Week as a leading growth company for 3 straight years.
USANA is publically-traded, listed on the NYSE (as USNA).
USANA is in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR).
USANA scored the highest rating in all five editions of The Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements
More than 1,000 world-class athletes (including the United States Ski and Snowboarding Association and the Women's Tennis Association) rely on USANA supplements. USANA offers up to a $1 Million Athlete Guarantee if any banned substances found.
USANA manufactures its own products and does not manufacture products for any other company.
University published studies show that USANA's low glycemic meal replacements reverse Pre-Diabetes (Metabolic Syndrome - a combination of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes). People with Metabolic Syndrome have a higher risk of dying from heart disease.
USANA's skin care line, Sensé, has a U.S. Patent for its self-preserving technology, avoiding the potential health concern of parabens (preservative linked to cancer) commonly used in other skin care products.
USANA's energy drink, Rev3, is a healthier alternative to other energy drinks (which have been linked to serious health concerns).
USANA does business in over 20 different markets around the world.
USANA in the PRESS:
You don’t need to be a product expert by any means, but you do need to know some of the basics to get your customers/teammates started. If you’re asked a question you can’t answer, use "askthescientists.info" or “Ask Andy” (found in USANA’s back office, The Hub).
USANA’s complete, balanced and bioavailable multivitamin; foundational product that everyone needs
This multivitamin has had the highest rating in the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements for the past five editions.
Essentials contains optimal levels of all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that our cells and tissues need.
No need to figure out what to take because the Essentials are complete and balanced (proper ratios of ingredients).
20+ years of Dr. Wentz’s cell culture technology went into the production of the Essentials.
Usanimals is the children’s version and BodyRox is for teens.
Next, determine which optimizers best meet personal health needs.
1. BiOmega – (Fish Oil)
Essential Omega 3 fatty acid – anti-inflammatory effect and brain health.
There are decades of good clinical studies on the benefits of fish oil.
It is important to get a pharmaceutical-grade product in order to avoid mercury toxicity.
USANA’s fish oil is purified to the point where mercury is undetectable.
2. Proflavanol C100 – (Grape Seed Extract / Vitamin C)
Grape seed (proanthocyanadins) is an active ingredient found in red wine.
Recommended for anyone with an inflammatory condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and heart disease.
Proflavanol lowers inflammation by reducing the number of damaging free radicals, which are toxic to cells and tissue.
3. Procosa – Contains glucosamine, vitamin C, manganese and silicon.
Beneficial for reducing arthritis pain.
Also supports joints and building cartilage.
4. CoQuinone30 – This is CoEnzyme Q10 – A powerful antioxidant that increases cellular energy.
Statins, which are cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor, block the production of coenzyme Q10.
Women who become deficient in CoQ10 have a 700% greater risk of breast cancer!
Everyone on a cholesterol-lowering drug should supplement it with CoQ10. (Mandatory in Canada!)
5. Active Calcium – Calcium is critical for supporting strong bone development.
Contains vitamin D, vitamin K, magnesium, boron, and silicon. – absolutely necessary for adequate bone matrix formation.
Calcium absorption increases 100% if we take vitamin C (Synergy effect).
6. HealthPak / MyHealthPak – The HealthPak contains the Essentials, Active Calcium and an Antioxidant Booster (AO booster).
The AO booster boosts antioxidant protection. It contains resveratrol (explain) and grape-seed extract.
The HealthPak comes in a very convenient two-a-day AM/PM pack.
MyHealthPak can be customized – will make it easier to remember and more convenient to take the ideal mix of supplements 2x/day which will increase the beneficial results people will have.
For people who don’t like opening several bottles a day, the HealthPak is a great way to simplify using nutritionals on a regular basis.
7. Vitamin D – Vitamin D is critical for a strong immune system; also promotes strong bones and teeth.
8. Probiotics – Promotes healthy digestion and sound immune function.
Full List of USANA Optimizers
Your Turn to Practice!
Question: Your friend complains about arthritis knee pain. What do you offer?
Answer: After the CellSentials, Procosa. Then, explain the natural anti-inflammatory effect of pharmaceutical-grade fish oil, BiOmega. To cover all bases, explain how Proflavanol (grape seed extract) is a powerful free radical scavenger. Free radicals are part of the inflammation process in many diseases.
Macronutrients - “Macro” means carbohydrates, protein and fat, as opposed to micronutrients like vitamins and minerals.
Nutrimeal and snack bars are low glycemic -> keeps your blood sugars
level ->more energy ->breaking the high-glycemic carb addiction ->lose fat as a healthy side-effect because it causes insulin levels to decrease. Insulin is a fat-storage hormone.
This is NOT a quick fix.
This food is a physiologically correct LOW GLYCEMIC meal-replacement. Contains the right ratio of good carbohydrates, protein, fiber and fat.
Easy intro to how to eat healthy.
70% of people report less carb cravings after doing RESET Kit.
Diets don’t work as they are a short-term solution to a long-term problem. If people don’t understand how to keep weight off, they won’t be better off. You must explain how eating high-glycemic foods contribute to people becoming fat and how it robs them of energy.
Shakes are cost effective – just over $3/meal. Can you shop, cook, clean and eat healthy for that price?
Show people how they will save both time and money every month while they use the Nutrimeal shakes and snack bars.
Sensé - Skin care and personal care products (Shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, etc.)
Skin is our largest organ.
All other skin products are preserved with chemicals like parabens. Hence long shelf life.
Parabens are toxic to cells (chemically like formaldehyde) and traced to certain cancers.
What we put on our skin is absorbed into our blood in minutes.
Dr. Wentz insisted on a product for our largest organ that did not contain toxins.
Patented formula that is self-preserving.
With over 300 skin care companies in Utah, it’s a #1-rated product!
This anti-aging skin care line functions like liquid vitamins for our skin cells.
USANA Product Summary
Essentials and Optimizers are designed to address inflammation in our bodies and provide what is lacking in our food. This is complete and optimal nutrition at the cellular level.
Healthy Cells ->Healthy Tissue & Organs ->Healthy Body = Maximum Energy Levels
- Low Glycemic ->More energy and weight loss
- Clinical studies shows that it can reverse Metabolic Syndrome
- Replaces part of your regular grocery bill (re-directional spending)
- Learn about good foods while on the RESET.
- Diets do not work... “We need more understanding, not more willpower”
Sensé – healthy skin cells make our skin look better
Nutritional Supplement Recommendations
BEST RESOURCES FOR DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SUPPLEMENTS:
What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Supplements May Be Killing You - Dr. Ray Strand
Comparative Guide To Nutritional Supplements - Lyle MacWilliam
Nutritional Supplementation; Luxury or Necessity? - Jordan Kemper (below)
Nutritional Supplementation: Luxury or Necessity?
By Jordan Kemper
“People are living too short and dying too long,” says Dr. Myron Wentz, and immunologist, virologist, and biochemist. We are primarily suffering and dying today from chronic degenerative diseases. Because of our stressful lifestyles and poor lifestyle habits, we are suffering earlier. People are no longer as concerned about the years in their lives as they are about the quality of life in those years. We can help. To do so, we must understand the necessity of supplements and which companies truly provide safe and effective solutions.
The Enemy - Free Radicals
In the process of creating energy with the furnace of the cell, occasionally a charged oxygen molecule is created called a free radical. This oxygen molecule has at least one unpaired electron in its outer orbit. This literally gives the molecule an electrical charge, which creates very rapid movement as it tries to find an electron from the tissue around it. If it is not readily neutralized by an antioxidant, it can go on to damage the cell wall, vessel wall, proteins, fats, and even the DNA nucleus of the cell. People are suffering and dying today from chronic degenerative diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and the list goes on and on. The scientific literature has shown us beyond a shadow of a doubt that the root cause of over 70 chronic degenerative diseases is the result of oxidative stress from excessive free radicals.
The Solution - Antioxidants
Diet and nutrition play key roles in combating free radical damage. It is clear that Americans, as a whole suffer from generally poor nutritional habits. As a nation, we are overfed and undernourished. Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, and high percentages of us are chronically deficient for one or more of the essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some would argue that this problem lies in poor diet alone; that we should just eat better. Obviously, a healthy well balanced diet is a foundation for any optimal nutrition program. But is a healthy diet enough? Many, including myself, argue “no”; that optimal intakes of essential nutrients, intakes required to optimize health and minimize the risk of chronic disease, are significantly higher than the amounts that can be obtained routinely from food (and significantly higher than the current RDA’s). In my opinion, optimal nutrition is best achieved through a combination of a healthy well balanced diet plus a responsible program of nutritional supplementation.
Safe and Effective Supplements
Nutritional supplement companies are not required to follow any standard of quality manufacturing. They are poorly regulated. Even if they follow what is known as food-grade Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), they are only required to have about 20% of what they say is on the label actually in the tablet. Unless you take supplements from a nutritional company that follows pharmaceutical-grade Good Manufacturing Practices, you really have no assurance that what is on the label is actually in the tablet. Companies that voluntarily (they are not required by law to do this) produce their products in a pharmaceutical-grade fashion are required to have 100% of what is on the label in the tablet. In fact, some will even guarantee their potency. Fewer than 3% of the products on the market are pharmaceutical grade.
The Additional Cost: Well Worth It
Admittedly, most pharmaceutical grade standards can cost a little more than regular ones. The price difference is not as high though, and is undoubtedly worth every cent. Which would you prefer: a cheap supplement that is not properly absorbed, or a slightly more expensive one that is metabolized and used up well? The next time you get yourself a supplement look for pharmaceutical grade quality to protect yourself and your family from harmful substances.
USANA Health Sciences: The BEST Choice
Since 1992, USANA Health Sciences has set the standard on cellular nutrition. The professional athlete community and even Dr. Oz would agree. Athletes are always breaking records and pushing boundaries. They work hard. They train hard. They eat, sleep, and drink to win. Proper nutrition is vital, so it’s no wonder more than 700 world-class athletes— including the United States Ski and Snowboarding Association and the Women’s Tennis Association—rely on USANA supplements to keep them in top shape. They know the safety and quality of each USANA product is guaranteed. Can any other supplement company say the same? Didn’t think so.
USANA has also joined the core of The Dr. Oz Show's Trusted Partners and
Sponsors. "For The Dr. Oz Show to call any company a Trusted Partner and Sponsor, it must meet certain criteria. Chief among them is integrity. We've done our research and found USANA to be an outstanding company. One that offers cutting-edge products that we here at the show would feel comfortable recommending to our wonderful audience," said Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiothoracic surgeon and three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of the three-time Emmy Daytime Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show.
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