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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Fish Oil #supplement You Should Be Taking

News Release

@USANAinc BiOmega™ Reels in Rigorous Independent Testing

SALT LAKE CITYApril 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: USNA) -- There's nothing fishy about USANA's wildly popular BiOmega fish oil supplement. It has been thoroughly tested, evaluated and given the respected stamp of approval by, a leading provider of independent product testing helping consumers and healthcare professionals make safe and knowledgeable purchasing decisions.


In a recent study, determined that USANA's BiOmega contains its labeled amount of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA. The review can be found on the company's website

"USANA is concerned with three main points when making its supplements: quality, safety and efficacy. That's why we use nothing less than the highest quality ingredients possible when manufacturing our supplements." —Dr. John Cuomo, Executive Director of Product Development and Technology


Heart, bone, joint, skin, brain, mood—you name it, omega-3 fatty acids help support it. Omega-3s are critical for maintaining healthy cells by providing the lipids needed for healthy cellular membranes. Cells are the foundation of every part of our body, so omega-3s are needed for health at the most basic level.*

Plus, with USANA's BiOmega, you get a little extra vitamin D, but without the fishy aftertaste due to the added lemon oil.


  1. Purity. Some supplements may fail to meet standards set by the more rigorous Prop 65 in California. USANA's product falls well below Prop 65's allowable levels of PCBs and meets or exceeds global industry standards.

  2. Sourcing. Eating wild, cold-water fish remains the best source of omega-3s, but if your diet falls short and you need to supplement, note that USANA's BiOmega comes from small, clean fish (sardines and anchovies) from a fishery that uses sustainable practices and renewable resources.

  3. Blend. While there doesn't seem to be a consensus on what the perfect ratio should be, it's important to pick a product that has both EPA and DHA. Virtually all studies that have shown health advantages have used supplements that contain both.

  4. Potency. Compare your labels. The National Institutes of Health recommends that healthy adults get 650 mg per day of DHA+EPA. Even higher levels have been shown effective for supporting heart health, which is why a daily dose of USANA's BiOmega contains 1050 mg of EPA+DHA (1200 total omega-3 fatty acids) in a daily dose of two gelcaps.

Read more about BiOmega on the What's Up, USANA? blog Supplement Spotlight post.


Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and energy products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our website or the official USANA blog

Media Contact: Ashley Collins
Executive Director of PR, Social Media and Communications
(801) 954-7629

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation Decreases Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

At a Glance:

In a double-blind placebo-controlled study, researchers found that women taking a combination of calcium and vitamin D supplements had a 60 percent lower incidence of all cancers than women not taking the supplements.

Read more about this research below:

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown a reduction in cancer rates among postmenopausal women taking vitamin D combined with calcium. 

This four-year, double blind, randomized placebo-controlled study involved over 1,100 postmenopausal women who were divided into three treatment groups: 1) placebo, consisting of both a vitamin D placebo and a calcium placebo; 2) calcium, consisting of either calcium citrate (1400 mg Ca/day) or calcium carbonate (1500 mg Ca/day) plus a vitamin D placebo (Ca-only group); and 3) calcium plus vitamin D, consisting of calcium plus 1000 IU (25 μg) Vitamin D3/day (Ca + D group).

In comparison to the placebo group, the women taking both calcium and vitamin D had a 60% decreased risk of all cancer by the end of the study. There was also a marginal reduction in risk among the women taking calcium only.  

This study takes an important step in extending several decades of research involving the role of vitamin D in health and disease. The results further strengthen the case made by many specialists that vitamin D may be a powerful cancer preventive and that it is commonly found lacking in the general population, particularly the elderly.

Joan M Lappe et al. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr June 2007 vol. 85 no. 6 1586-1591.  

Source: USANA Health Sciences Essentials of Health

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Three Phases of Success

By Richard Brooke

One simple way to look at our individual success in Network Marketing is to evaluate our success in the following three basic areas. They are the essence of being in the business. Successfully completing each phase defines our professionalism and success in the business.


For most of us this is the most challenging phase. Most distributors never move through it. It is responsible for the attrition and has been described this way: Most Network Marketing distributors “are one, but don’t really want to be one.” Most distributors never intended to become Network Marketing distributors. It wasn’t a conscious decision. After becoming involved with the product, becoming a distributor was sort of an impulse of “seemed like a good idea at the time”. And as far as being a distributor goes, it is still a good idea – one most can stay comfortable with.

However, when it comes to telling the world that we’ are now one and they should become one too – well, they don’t feel that good about it. Some of the old stigmas we would have thought to cast off are still on our backs; like, maybe this is a pyramid; maybe it won’t work as described; maybe only the people at the top will ever make any money. In other words, we have become a distributor, but we can’t defend the decision.

To become a successful distributor, you must learn enough about our business and our method of marketing to accept it, actually embrace it as a profession of which you are truly proud. To do this takes accurate information about the rights and wrongs, facts and fiction of our business. So when your own doubting mind, or someone else, asks you if this is a pyramid, you know first exactly what that is and how your business is distinctly different.

It means being able to document with pure logic and reason why anyone following directions can build a successful business. It means having that inner burning conviction that it is a good business worthy of anyone’s efforts.
Getting there takes study. Study the successes and the failures. Develop a body of knowledge about why each ran its course. To know this business is to appreciate it.

Building Your Business

Once we learn to love our business, doing what’s required to build it is simple. 

The essence of building the business is the continual spreading of the product and opportunity word. Obviously we must feel great about it ourselves before we will recommend it with conviction to others.

Beyond spreading the word, the key aspect of building your business is to “follow directions.” In most organizations, someone somewhere is making it work in a way that others can duplicate. From that success, comes a game plan that you can follow to achieve similar results.

Think of it like a franchise. This business concept works because those desiring to succeed duplicate a successful model. The franchising concept has the advantage of “no choice.” They have to follow directions. The challenge in Network Marketing is the freedom of choice. We don’t have to follow a successful game plan and often out of stubbornness, individuality, or lack of discipline, we don’t.

Follow successful directions and you too will succeed.


The quality and quantity of leadership is the key to any people-intensive endeavor. For every 1,000 people you create permanently in your organization, you can expect about $5,000 per month in asset income. Obviously, you can’t effectively manage 1,000 people. You create them, keep them, and make them grow by developing key leaders in you organization.

To the degree that you develop leaders, you will have long-term success. Obviously, in order to attract and develop leaders, you have got to be a great one yourself.

Qualities of a Great Organizational Leader

Sets and maintains the proper example in every aspect of professional and personal life.
Has an organizational game plan that involves the success of others.
Inspires and coaches others to achieve their goals.
Performs where others fear to.
Is committed to completing the task, whether others join in or not.
Committed to constant, honest self-evaluation and personal development.
The quality and depth of your leadership actions will directly affect the quality and quantity of leaders you attract, which will directly affect the amount and longevity of your Network Marketing income.

- Richard

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 04.11.14

 New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Matthew Aitken, Brigham City, UT, US
·         Kyle Bustamante, Tucson, AZ, US
·         Yvonne Hernandez, El Paso, TX, US

Title Advancements

·         Marco Fimbres, Las Cruces, NM, US  - SHARER

Top 10 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US
2, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
3, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
4, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
5, Richard Cameron, Hamilton, ON, CA
6, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US
7, Ruth Kohake, Yonkers, NY, US
8, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
9, Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US
10, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US

Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

1, Elizabeth Escapita, El Paso, TX, US
1, Chris Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US

Top Enrollers of Preferred Customers

2, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
2, Samantha Beckdol, Bremerton, WA, US
2, Sergio Pinto, Hamilton, ON, CA
1, Trevor Aabel, Nokomis, FL, US
1, Sophie Culver, Silver City, NM, US
1, Regina DeCarlo, Dobbs Ferry, NY, US
1, Carol Harper, Rio Rancho, NM, US
1, Edward Jaspers, Cincinnati, OH, US
1, Keith and Nora Jones, Corpus Christi, TX, US
1, Trish Jones, Alexandria, VA, US
1, Tina Kroll-Guerch, Alexandria, VA, US
1, Joel Loya, El Paso, TX, US
1, Shelley Metzler, Bloomfield, NM, US
1, Justin Murphy, Grimsby, ON, CA
1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US

Thursday, April 10, 2014

High Vitamin D Levels Associated with Decreased Risk of All-Cause and Specific Mortality Risk

At a Glance:

In a new large review of observational studies, an international team of researchers uncovered a reduction in the risk of premature death in association with the use of vitamin D3 supplements.

Read more about this research below: 

Vitamin D supplementation is known to benefit conditions associated with the skeletal system such as rickets, fractures and falls, as well as a range of diseases including multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, infections, cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers. Non-skeletal benefits of vitamin D supplementation are still currently being debated in many cases.

In a new meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal, researchers analyzed the possible association between a higher blood level of vitamin D and a reduced risk of all- cause mortality. The review included 73 observational population studies that reported vitamin D serum levels and the cause of death among 849,412 men and women over a follow up period up to 29 years.

When comparing adults with the lowest one-third of vitamin D levels to those in the highest third, subjects had a 35% higher risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease or any cause over the follow-up period. Adults with the lowest levels also had a 30% greater risk of non-vascular, non-cancer death, and a 14% higher risk of death from cancer.

Evidence from these observational studies found significant inverse associations between serum vitamin D levels and risks of death from cardiovascular disease, lymphoma, upper digestive tract cancer, and respiratory diseases. In addition, when the form of vitamin D supplementation was taken into account, vitamin D3 significantly reduced all-cause mortality by 11%. Vitamin D2, on the other hand, did not appear to have any significant effect on mortality.

Researchers noted that further studies should be done to determine the optimal dose and duration of supplementation and to further confirm whether vitamin D3 affects the mortality risk differently than vitamin D2.

Rajiv Chowdhury et al.  Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort and randomised intervention studies. BMJ 2014;348:g1903 doi: 10.1136/bmj.g1903 (Published 1 April 2014).

Source: USANA Health Sciences Essentials of Health