Thursday, October 23, 2014

USANA Essentials of Health - Vitamin B

Higher intake of select B vitamins is associated with lower risk of childhood obesity 

At a Glance:

A recent study has shown that higher dietary intakes of vitamin B12, folate, thiamin and riboflavin are associated with lower risks of obesity during childhood.

Read more about this research below:

Several B vitamins play roles in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and the health of mitochondria, which are involved in energy metabolism. Previous research has indicated that insufficient micronutrient intake can be a contributing factor in childhood obesity, but the results of research have been somewhat inconsistent.  

In a new study published online in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers examined the associations between serum vitamin B12 and folate concentrations, and intakes of select B vitamins with body fat. 

Subjects included 1,131 Mexican American children 8-15 yrs. of age who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2004. Blood samples were analyzed for serum vitamin B12 and folate levels, and dietary questionnaire responses provided information concerning B vitamin intake. Dexa scans of fat mass and total body fat mass were used along with BMI as measures of body fat. 

Body mass index, trunk fat mass and total body fat mass increased with age, but children with higher serum levels of B12 and folate had lower measures of BMI, trunk fat and total body fat. Normal weight children had higher serum B12 levels compared overweight or obese children. Analysis of B vitamin intake showed that children with higher intakes of thiamin (B1) and riboflavin (B2) were more likely to have a healthy BMI and lower body trunk fat mass.  

The results of this study showing the inverse relationship between the status of B12, folate, riboflavin and thiamin suggest that these micronutrients may play a role in the risk and development of childhood obesity.

Inong R Gunanti et al. Low Serum Vitamin B-12 and Folate Concentrations and Low Thiamin and Riboflavin Intakes Are Inversely Associated with Greater Adiposity in Mexican American Children. First published October 8, 2014, doi: 10.3945/jn.114.201202

Source: USANA Health Sciences Essentials of Health

Monday, October 20, 2014

USANA Power of Two Update

October, 2014 Power of Two/#TYCP – 10.20.14 Update

2 + 2 = 2: Two Approaches a Day + Two Presentations a Week = Two Enrollments a Month

The following USANA Associates have sponsored two or more new Associates so far in October, 2014:

3 – Kevin Grizzard, Achiever, Raleigh, NC, US
2 – Trevor Aabel, Builder, Nokomis, FL, US
2 – Marivel Nera, Port Hueneme, CA, US
2 – Bob Shehan, Gold Director, El Paso, TX, US

Please be sure to let us know when you sponsor YOUR two or more new Associates in October so that we can recognize your achievements and celebrate your success!

Simply send your complete name, USANA pin level, city and state or province to:

Pete and Dora Zdanis
Philadelphia, PA
Mobile/Text: 610.316.8637


USANA Essentials of Health - CoQ10

Higher CoEnzyme Q10 and vitamin B6 levels may be associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease 

At a Glance:

In a recent study, researchers discovered a significant correlation between healthy plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B-6 and a reduced risk of coronary artery disease. 

Read more about this research below:

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 30% of all deaths. It is estimated that by 2030, over 23 million people will die from cardiovascular diseases annually.

In a new study published in Nutrition Research, scientists investigated the possible relationship between plasma levels of CoEnzyme Q10 and vitamin B6 and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). Study participants included 134 adults, 45 with at least 50% stenosis (blockage) of one major coronary artery. The control group (n=89) had normal blood biochemistry and were free of CAD.  Researchers measured the plasma concentrations of CoQ10, vitamin B6 and lipid profiles of each participant.

Individuals with CAD were found to have significantly lower plasma CoQ10 and Vitamin B6 compared to the control group. Even after adjusting for other CAD risk factors, subjects with higher CoQ10 plasma concentration had a significantly lower risk of CAD. Higher plasma vitamin B6 concentration also related to a significantly lower risk of CAD, but the relationship was less significant after adjusting for other CAD risk factors. 

This observational study suggests that there may be a significant correlation between the plasma levels of CoQ10 and Vitamin B6 and the risk of cardiovascular disease.  The researchers state that further research should be conducted to examine the benefits of supplementing CoQ10 in combination with Vitamin B6 to CAD patients, especially if their CoQ10 levels are below normal levels. It should also be noted that Statin drugs, which are commonly prescribed to CAD patients and those at risk, are known to lower plasma CoQ10 levels. 

Bor-Jen Lee et al. A significant correlation between the plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B-6 and a reduced risk of coronary artery disease. Nutrition Research Volume 32, Issue 10, Pages 751-756, October 2012.

Source: USANA Essentials of Health

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition

Week Ending 10.17.14

New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Johanne Baller, Balmoral, NB, CA
·         Kim Calderwood, El Paso, TX, US
·         Brian Dornbusch, Las Vegas, NV, US
·         Jesus Gonzalez Ibarra, Tlaquepaque, JAL, MX
·         Diana Gutierrez, El Paso, TX, US
·         Marie Hormuth, Sarasota, FL, US
·         Juliana Labrador, Oxnard, CA, US

Title Advancements

·         Dennis Pellicotte, El Paso, TX, US - BELIEVER
·         Karine Spagnoletti, Clayton, NC, US - SHARER

Top 20 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US
2, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
3, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
4, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
5, Richard Cameron, Hamilton, ON, CA
6, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
7, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
8, Pauline Puzynska, Hamilton, ON, CA
9, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US
10, Ruth Kohake, Tarrytown, NY, US
11, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
12, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US
13, Sheri Pellicotte, El Paso, TX, US
14, James Rovegno, Chautauqua, NY, US
15, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
16, Nathan Madrid, Portland, TX, US
17, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US
18, Cindy Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US
19, Dennis Pellicotte, El Paso, TX, US
20, Michael Allgeier Sr., Erie, PA, US

Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

2, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
1, Trevor Aabel, Nokomis, FL, US
1, Caroline Butler, Las Vegas, NV, US
1, Ivan Martinez, El Paso, TX, US
1, Marivel Nera, Port Hueneme, CA, US
1, Karine Spagnoletti, Clayton, NC, US

Top Enrollers of Preferred Customers

2, Rosemary Blair, Las Cruces, NM, US
2, Linda Murphy, Grimsby, ON, CA
1, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
1, Michelle Bingley, Angier, NC, US
1, Marilyn Grubbs, Carrboro, NC, US
1, Julianne Koritz, Highland Beach, FL, US
1, Sergio Pinto, Hamilton, ON, CA
1, Wayne Smith, Springfield, PA, US
1, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Register Today to Learn About the USANA Hub

The Hub, the heartbeat of your USANA business, is launching! Come and find out how easy these new tools are to use and how it can take your USANA Business to the next level.

Register today: 

October 6th - Introduction to The Hub & the new Personal Website

October 13th- Team Manager: How Downline Manager is even quicker and more powerful

October 20th - Communication Edge: The enhanced central location for all media from USANA!

October 27th - Personal Website: Dive deeper into Personal Websites and learn how to personalize them and leverage the new technology to build your online presence

November 3rd - Dive deeper into the Hub's new enhancements and find out how simple and powerful these new tools are!

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