Heal what Ails you. The benefits of nutritional supplements!

The Need for Nutrition  “As sciences go, nutrition is a young one. To put it’s age in perspective, if the history of the human race were compressed into 24 hours, scientific discoveries began about 12 seconds ago, and nutrition, as an organized science, emerged only during the last three to six seconds.”

“While much has been discovered about nutrition in its short scientific history, the road ahead still holds many discoveries in our journey toward optimal health. Of the many vehicles on that road, USANA is the Mercedes Benz®, leading the way in quality and integrity.”

The following articles provide strong evidence of the need for nutritional supplementation:

Overworked and Undernourished
Your Health is Priceless

At USANA Health Sciences our mission is to develop and provide the highest quality, science-based health products, distributed internationally.”

 

For a period of time I rejected the notion of taking Vitamins.  Personally, I do count my 4 fruits and 5 vegetables intake, trying to make sure that I hit the magic number of 9 amd striving for 11.  One of the main reasons that sickness occurs is for the simple fact that our body is not prepared to head off the attack due to improper nutrition.   Lack of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants not ingested on a daily basis leads to  various types of disease.

 

What Ails an individual is due to several villianous aspects:

  1. 7 out of 10 people do not eat properly. 4 fruits, 5 vegetables, fish, meat, dairy, breads, unsaturated fats: Olive oil, Peanut oil, Canola oil.
  2. What  one inherits from parents and family members, Genetic’s and DNA.
  3. Pollution, Pesticides and Processing of foods all have aspects of depleting nutrition from whole foods.

An individual should never take too much of the fat soluble vitamins K, A, D, E, as they can create detrimental effects within your body damaging both the heart and liver. Stay with a quality manufacturer of vitamins that have multiple controls in place to assure that the product produced does no harm to the consumer.

Having studied the sciences for five years myself, I wanted to to better understand USANA’s approach to reasoning the nutritional supplements in combination with it’s breakdown in the metabolic pathway. I attended a meeting under the direction of Dr. Jouhn Cuomo, a Biochemist at USANA, and was very impressed with his approach to the development of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants produced in his lab, as well as, the MANY controls that were in place to ensure their product.   The seminar left a positive impression on me and I walked away convinced of USANA’s Good Manufacturing Practices and all or their national and international certifications.

It is important to check with your doctor to make sure there are no mal-interactions between any present medications and supplements that you may be taking.  Additionally, one should know that while supplements are not meant to treat, cure or prevent any disease evidence has shown that take in the right amounts they don’t harm the body and help the body to function better.

USANA Vitamins supplement chart

Supplements and Products that you can order on line.

 

Anti-Oxidants

AO Booster

• Boosts antioxidant protection

• Provides half the daily dose of the grape-seed extract found

in Proflavanol® 90

Mega Antioxidant

• Contains ingredients that are essential for good health

• Supplements vitamins that may be missing from diet

• Defends against oxidative stress

E-Prime™

• Provides powerful antioxidant defense

• Supports a healthy immune system

TenX Antioxidant Blast™

• Provides powerful antioxidant protection

• Supports heart health

• Promotes general well-being

 

 

Vitamins and Minerals

Chelated Mineral

• Contains ingredients that are essential for good health

• Delivers important minerals crucial to body

• Helps body effectively process key nutrients from our diet

Body Rox™ for Teen’s

• Provides essential vitamins and minerals for adolescents

• Helps compensate for irregular eating habits

• Supplies a comprehensive blend of antioxidants

BodyRox™ Active Calcium™ Chewable for TEEN’S

• Chewable calcium supplement specially formulated for teens

• Helps maintain healthy bones

• Supports many body functions

• Is important to cellular health

Usanimals™ for Children

• Provides essential nutrients for kids, ages 13 months to

12 years

• Helps support children’s rapid growth

• Supports healthy immune function

 

Vision and Eyes

Visionex®

• Supports eye health

• Defends against environmental stresses

 

Heart and Circulatory System

Proflavanol®

• Helps support a healthy heart and circulatory system

• Supports healthy immune function

• Offers superior antioxidant protection

Proflavanol® 90

• Offers three times the strength of regular Proflavanol in

one tablet

• Helps support a healthy heart and circulatory system

• Supports healthy immune function

• Offers superior antioxidant protection

BiOmega™

• Supports healthy joints

• Supports a healthy brain

• Supports a healthy heart

CoQuinone® 30

• Supports a healthy heart

• Provides strong defense against

oxidative stress

• Supports normal energy production within cells

Ginkgo-PS™

• Aids healthy blood circulation

• Supports mental acuity, memory,

and learning ability

Poly C®

• Supports collagen synthesis for healthy skin, bones,

and muscles

• Provides strong defense against oxidative stress

• Supports healthy immune, cardiovascular, and liver function

TenX Antioxidant Blast™

• Provides powerful antioxidant protection

• Supports heart health

• Promotes general well-being

 

 

Joints

Procosa® II

• Promotes optimal joint health

• Supports maintenance of healthy cartilage

BiOmega™

• Supports healthy joints

• Supports a healthy brain

• Supports a healthy heart

 

 

Liver

Hepasil DTX™

• Supports healthy liver function

• Supplies a unique blend of antioxidants.

Poly C®

• Supports collagen synthesis for healthy skin, bones,

and muscles

• Provides strong defense against oxidative stress

• Supports healthy immune, cardiovascular, and liver function

 

 

Vegetarian Diet

OptOmega®

• Supports cellular health

• Supports a healthy heart

• Organic, vegetarian source of a balanced ratio of EFAs

 

Men’s Health

Palmetto Plus™

• Supports men’s health

• Provides long-term support for prostate health

 

Women’s Health

PhytoEstrin™

• Supports women’s health

during natural aging changes

• Helps maintain bone mass

• Supports a healthy

cardiovascular system

CoQuinone® 30

• Supports a healthy heart

• Provides strong defense against

oxidative stress

• Supports normal energy production within cells

Ginkgo-PS™

• Aids healthy blood circulation

• Supports mental acuity, memory,

and learning ability

 

Bones, Muscles, Immune System, Heart and Liver

Poly C®

• Supports collagen synthesis for healthy skin, bones,

and muscles

• Provides strong defense against oxidative stress

• Supports healthy immune, cardiovascular, and liver function

Active Calcium™

• Helps maintain healthy bones

• Supports many body functions

• Is important to cellular health

TenX Antioxidant Blast™

• Provides powerful antioxidant protection

• Supports heart health

• Promotes general well-being

 

Please check with your doctor about the proper Nutritional Supplement that is right for you.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. USANA’s and it’s product’s are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. essentials optimizers

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Sleep and Lose Weight?

Yes… it is possible to lose or gain weight while you sleep!  This based on daily calorie intake, exercise and what are you eating at dinner and before you go to bed.

Eating a bowl of popcorn, potato chips and drinking a coke one hour before you go to bed will help you gain a few calories while you sleep, as opposed to eating an orange or a banana.

Sleep in of itself allows the growth hormone to adequately work on tissue and cellular repair, resulting in burned calories for the individual.  For example, a woman that is 5’5″ (163 cm), that sleeps 7 hours, will burn approximately 489 calories.  A man with the height of 5′ 10″ (1,75 cm), that sleeps for 7 hours, burns approximately 540 calories.

Additional weightloss can be promoted while we’re sleeping by slightly raising  our metabolism a few ours before bedtime.  Complete your exercise regiment 3-4 hours before bedtime, so that you are not so stimulated that you are unable to rest, yet you’ve promoted your metabolism to function at a higher rate.  Additionally, have dinner  4 hours before going to bed so that your dinner stays in your duodenum, the first part of the small intestine for 4 hours (before moving onto  the second part of the small intestine). If you digest food closer to your bedtime it will result in a restless sleep pattern for you.

To encourage weightloss, dinner should include 4oz  (114g) of protein: Fish, Poultry, Pork, or Lean Beef. Accompanied by 3 servings of vegetables and a fruit.  (1 serving of bread or pasta optional).  A serving of fruit or vegetables is the equivalent of a 1/2 cup, salads are 1 cup for a serving. 

Dinner (example)      

Begin with a glass of water 10-15 minutes before eating your meal. Promotes hydration and slows down eating, contributes to satiety (feeling full at end of meal).                                    

4 oz salmon

salad with 1/2 cup tomatoes (vinaigrette dressing 1-2 tbsp)

bowl of lentil soup (Optional: add 1 cup cooked pasta.)

1 medium orange

1 oz or 28 g of walnuts

Glass of wine

Nutrition facts: 1-Protein, 2-Omega 3 (alimentary fat, great for the HEART!!), 5-Fiber, 1-bread optional

(If opting for pasta (60 g), mix in 1/2 to 1 cup steamed or sauteed vegetable.  May pass with crushed nuts or Parmesan Cheese.)

Wine has also been linked to weightloss, because of it’s active polyphenols/antioxidants that work hard to get rid of toxins in the body.  Red wine is a great source of Vitamin C and E.  A few of their benefits contribute to the health of our skin and eyes.

By Kimberly Crocker