Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NutriSearch Presents Its 2015 Editors' Choice Award To @USANAinc Colombia

News Release

NutriSearch Presents Its 2015 Editors' Choice Award To @USANAinc Colombia

SALT LAKE CITY, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been nearly two years since USANA began operations in Colombia, and USANA Colombia has been named the sole GOLD Medal recipient for Colombian products in the recently released 2015 NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements for the Americas. This guide features comparisons of products from Canada, Mexico, Colombia and the United States.

USANA was also awarded the 2015 NutriSearch Editors' Choice Award for excellence in manufacturing quality and commitment to science.

NutriSearch President Lyle MacWilliam said the company is pleased to include Colombia in the 2015 Editors' Choice Award because "USANA continues to provide top-quality products in every market it enters, providing exceptional safety, purity and potency in its flagship multiple vitamin and mineral supplements, the Essentials."

NutriSearch has been comparing multiple vitamin and mineral supplements in North America for over 15 years. Its Blended Standard uses the mean nutritional recommendations from no less than 12 nutritional authorities as a benchmark for optimal nutrient levels. NutriSearch then applies these benchmarks to its 18 health support criteria that are used to evaluate and compare nutritional products.

"USANA consistently reaches our top rating and has always met the high quality standards NutriSearch requires," said MacWilliam. "The Essentials are clearly one of the best products available anywhere."

For more than 10 years now, NutriSearch has been recognizing USANA as a pillar of excellence in the nutrition industry.

USANA currently supports approximately 291,000 active Associates in 19 countries and sponsors more than 700 elite athletes around the world with its award-winning products. In 2014, USANA received 112 prestigious awards.

For more information about USANA's products and company, visit USANA.com.


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 http://www.usana.com or the official USANA blog http://whatsupusana.com
Media Contact: Ashley Collins
Executive Director of Public Relations and Social Media 
(801) 954-7629

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Zdanis #USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 06.26.14

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Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 06.26.14

New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Susan Coelho, Rocky Hill, CT, US
·         Andrew Christensen, El Paso, TX, US 

Title Advancements

·         Luis Varela, El Paso, TX, US - BUILDER  

Top 20 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US 
2, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US 
3, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US 
4, Richard Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
5, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US 
6, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US 
7, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US 
8, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US 
9, Carol Sullivan, Las Cruces, NM, US 
10, Pauline Puzynska, Langton, ON, CA
11, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US 
12, Luis Varela, El Paso, TX, US 
13, Kingsley Hallerdin, Sarasota, FL, US 
14, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US 
15, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US 
16, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US 
17, Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US 
18, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US 
19, Nathan Madrid, Fayetteville, AR, US 
20, Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US 

Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

1, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US 
1, Cameron Coelho, Rocky Hill, CT, US 

Top Preferred Customer Enrollers

2, Margaret King, Chapel Hill, NC, US 
2, Douglas Payne, El Paso, TX, US 
2, Sandra Stott Benavides, Durham, NC, US 
1, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US 
1, Johanne Baller, Balmoral, NB, CA,
1, Cody Blair, Las Cruces, NM, US 
1, Lori Morris, Rio Rancho, NM, US 
1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US 

Pete & Dora

Friday, June 26, 2015

Best Bioavailability - Tablets or Liquids?

Why does USANA prefer tablets over liquids?
Many liquid supplement manufacturers claim that because their product is in a liquid form it is more bioavailable. In fact, some even use phony statements regarding the Physician's Desk Reference to support such claims. The statement they reference about liquid supplements being more bioavailable first appeared in the PDR under a listing for a specific nutritional supplement product. That statement has since been removed because it could not be substantiated.

Nutrients are typically absorbed by the small intestine (unless they are taken sublingually or injected). When you ingest a supplement in either liquid or tablet form, it must first pass through the stomach before reaching the small intestine. If liquids were simply absorbed directly into the bloodstream, as some supplement companies claim, what would happen when individuals consumed soup? Would it also be absorbed directly into the bloodstream?

Bioavailability is defined as the degree and rate at which a substance (as a drug) is absorbed into a living system - or more correctly, the degree or rate at which it is ultimately made available at the site of physiological activity. Different vitamins and minerals have different absorption rates regardless of whether they come from a tablet, liquid, powder, or food. Calcium, for example, has a fairly standard absorption rate (25-35%), and the form does not generally make a significant difference.

A well-made tablet provides a very effective delivery system and is the chosen form of most pharmaceutical medications. This is because tablets have been confirmed, through years of carefully controlled studies, as a reliable and efficient delivery system for medications. Why would vitamin and mineral supplements be any different? Does anyone doubt that an aspirin tablet is ineffective because it comes in a tablet?

Tableted products can also provide an increased amount of active ingredient (almost 3x as much as a capsule and much more than a liquid or spray). In general, the stability of tablets is also superior to liquids.

Bioavailability is a complicated topic because it is not dependent solely on product formulation. Many external factors can affect the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other compounds. Some of these factors are a function of the person taking the nutrient, including age, digestive system integrity, overall health status, the time of day, gender, and if the product is taken on a full or empty stomach. People whose nutrient needs are greater - such as growing children, pregnant or lactating women, and those who are currently deficient - may have significantly enhanced absorption rates for certain nutrients.

Recently, some individuals and companies have made claims that their products are superior because they are "98% absorbed" or some similar number. This is a misleading statement because there are far too many variables to imply that an individual's absorption is a certain percent of the material consumed. Even absorption of minerals from food sources can vary significantly. Boronmolybdenum, and iodine can be absorbed at over 90 percent, while the average absorption rates of zinccopper, and selenium range from 30 to 80 percent depending on the form. As such, stating an absolute absorption rate on product packaging or advertising is almost always misleading.

USANA tablets are formulated to meet United States Pharmacopoeia standards, which require full disintegration within 30-45 min. They are also formulated to meet standards for dissolution. Innovative formulations have been developed to optimize nutrient bioavailability. Each lot of USANA tablets is tested against finished product specifications to ensure that standards are met for identity, target weight, hardness, thickness, disintegration, potency, purity, and microbial counts.

The dietary supplement industry could not exist without rigorous, peer-reviewed studies that used tableted forms of vitamins and minerals to establish what is now regarded as common nutritional knowledge. With thousands of studies connecting various vitamins and mineral supplements with markers of health, it is impossible to dispute the effectiveness of tablets as a delivery system. If tablets were ineffective, why have so many researchers observed positive results? If liquid or spray supplements are obviously superior, why are they rarely - if ever - used in published scientific research?

(Keep in mind that this article primarily addresses multivitamin formulations. There may be certain products, such as children's medicines, that are more appropriate in liquid form. However, such products are the exception - not the rule.)

Finally, liquid supplement promoters often contend that liquids are better because they don't contain fillers (excipients used in tablets for disintegration, form, binding, coating, etc). This is perhaps the most illogical argument of all, since liquid supplements require many more "other" ingredients, including emulsifiers, solvents, preservatives, stabilizing agents, coloring, flavoring, and more. Generally speaking, the more vitamin and mineral ingredients there are in a liquid supplement, the more excipients that product will require.

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Vitamin D supplementation decreases lean muscle loss and improves strength in menopausal women

At a Glance:

A new study indicates that supplementation of vitamin D3 alone in postmenopausal women is protective against muscle loss and improves measurements of muscle strength. 

Read more about this research below:

There is evidence that adequate vitamin D levels can help reduce the risk of falls, loss of muscle strength and muscle loss in the elderly.  A new study published in Osteoporosis International investigated the potential benefits of vitamin D on muscle function and health in younger postmenopausal women.

The participants in this trial included 160 Brazilian postmenopausal women who were randomized into one of two groups: treatment group receiving a vitamin D supplement providing 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, or a placebo group.  The researchers measured lean mass by DXA and muscle strength by handgrip strength and chair raising test.  Measurements were taken at the beginning and end of the 9 month trial.  

After 9 months, the average vitamin D blood levels nearly doubled in the supplemented group (15.0 ng/ml to 27.5 ng/ml, or 37.5 mmol/l to 68.75 mmol/l) and fell slightly in the placebo group.  In the supplemented group, there was a significant increase (25.3%) in muscle strength in the lower body assessed by the chair raising test.  There was a substantial 6.8% loss of lean muscle mass in the women receiving the placebo over the trial period. 

The results of this study show that vitamin D3 supplementation in younger postmenopausal women with low vitamin D levels provides significant benefit for retention of lean muscle mass and significantly increases muscle strength.

Cangussu LM1, Nahas-Neto J, Orsatti CL, Bueloni-Dias FN, Nahas EA Effect of vitamin D supplementation alone on muscle function in postmenopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Osteoporos Int. 2015 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Source: USANA Health Sciences

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Zdanis #USANA Team Recognition - 06.12.15

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Zdanis USANA Team Recognition - Week Ending 06.12.15

New Distributor Associate Team Members

·         Derrik Adams, Dallas, TX, US
·         Bernadette Banda, El Paso, TX, US
·         Christine Bonilla, Horizon City, TX, US
·         Mike Edwards, Pella, IA, US
·         Tiona Lee, Parkville, MD, US
·         Virginia Lee, El Paso, TX, US
·         Angelica Mireles, El Paso, TX, US
·         Nyra Montera, Cebu City, CEB, PH
·         Inigo Orosco, Ramos, TAR, PH
·         Shannon Pena, Sandia, TX, US

Title Advancements


·         Derrik Adams, Dallas, TX, US - SHARER
·         Rick Bischoff, Albuquerque, NM, US - SHARER
·         Josephine Guzman, El Paso, TX, US - SHARER

Top 20 Income Earners

1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US
2, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US
3, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US
4, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US
5, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
6, Richard Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
7, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US
8, Judy Adams, Portland, TX, US
9, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US
10, Carol Sullivan, Las Cruces, NM, US
11, Jim & Robin Molleur, Rio Rancho, NM, US
12, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US
13, Pauline Puzynska, Langton, ON, CA
14, Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US
15, Bradley Guile, El Paso, TX, US
16, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
17, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US
18, Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US
19, Elizabeth Edwards, Pella, IA, US
20, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US

Top Sponsors of Distributor Associates

3, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US
2, Judy Adams, Portland, TX, US
1, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
1, Elizabeth Edwards, Pella, IA, US
1, Inigo Orosco, Ramos, TAR, PH
1, Kenneth Wiesinger, Roanoke, TX, US
1, Pete and Dora Zdanis, Philadelphia, PA, US

Top Preferred Customer Enrollers

5, Robyne Richardson, Bradenton, FL, US
3, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US
2, Josephine Guzman, El Paso, TX, US
1, Scott Chorny, Gardner, KS, US
1, Susan Conover, Lubbock, TX, US
1, Jamie Fee, Las Cruces, NM, US
1, Deborah Gorman, Chapel Hill, NC, US
1, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US
1, Tom Madison, Alexandria, VA, US
1, Tony Patnode, Southern Pines, NC, US
1, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US

Pete & Dora

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rest Easy -- ConsumerLab.com Certifies Quality Of @USANAinc's Pure Rest™

News Release

SALT LAKE CITY, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: USNA) ConsumerLab.com gives global nutritional giant USANA Health Sciences the seal of approval for Pure Rest™ — a non-habit-forming melatonin supplement that promotes the body's natural sleep and wake cycles — proving once again that what's on the label is in the product.

Paving the path of trust, USANA regularly and voluntarily sends its products out for third-party testing to reputable companies such as ConsumerLab.com.

Keeping health and nutritional companies honest about product claims since 1999,

ConsumerLab.com has tested more than 3,400 products and freely publishes its testing methods for public review to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products on the market.

ConsumerLab.com thoroughly tested USANA's Pure Rest™ supplement for its main ingredient, melatonin, and its ability to disintegrate. It was also screened for lead content. The product passed on all levels of testing.

"To continue receiving verification from ConsumerLab.com that what is listed on our labels is found in our products exemplifies USANA's commitment to producing nutritionals that consumers can trust," said Dan Macuga, USANA's chief communications officer. "What we state on the label is truly what is in our products."

This is good news for the sleep-deprived. USANA's Pure Rest melatonin supplement promotes the body's natural circadian rhythms, which restores the body after daily exposure to free radicals and general wear and tear. It also supports the immune system by helping it function normally while stimulating tissue repair, muscle growth and protein synthesis.*

In addition to working with ConsumerLab.com, USANA has received certifications through Good Manufacturing Practices and NSF International — a public health and safety organization — which ensures the nutritional company complies with strict standards for quality and safety. More than 700 elite and Olympic athletes trust their health to USANA's NSF- and LGC-tested products.

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


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

Media Contact: Ashley Collins
Executive Director of PR and Social Media
(801) 954-7629
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

#USANA: Share the Power of Convention

Leaders lead.

Leadership is the cornerstone of your business, and your teammates rely on your guidance, inspiration, experience, and focus in building their own businesses.

And as a leader, it should be your number one priority to get your team to the 2015 International Convention.

The only way to enjoy everything USANA has to offer is to be committed to helping others succeed. And nothing helps your team build true wealth and health more than attending Convention does.

According to Eric Worre, network marketing expert, “The secret to my success and most top earners is that all roads lead to Convention—there’s nothing you can do that will pay you more money between now and August than to get people to Convention.”

Associates who attend are nine times more likely to rank advance than those who don’t—this more than outweighs the cost of attendance.

Convention is the spark that lights the fire within to let your teammates take their business to the next level. From the keynote speakers, once-in-a-lifetime training session, and networking opportunities with sales leaders and USANA executives, your team will leave Convention energized and determined to build their business.

Whether your team members’ goals are rank advancement, bigger commission checks, or sharing true health, nothing inspires and motivates like attending Convention. Our state-of-the-art and imagination-busting production will leave your team charged and ready to take on the world. Get that missing dose of energy to take your teammates’ businesses to the next level.

Our weekly Who’s Attending page will post the names of all Associates who will be attending. It will be updated every Wednesday. Business Accelerator Suite subscribers can access Event Registration under Team Manager, and get a detailed list from your team of who has registered.