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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Quality Vitamins

Gav and I have been taking vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for most of our adult lives.

But why bother? We hear everywhere that we get all the nutrition we need in our balanced diets that we all eat, right?

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Why Use Top Supplements

USANA Health Sciences

I’ve been using vitamins and minerals for most of my adult life.

However, it was only when I switched to Usana Health Sciences products, that I actually started to feel a difference from using them. In my case my sleep improved dramatically. I’d always assumed that I was just a bad sleeper.

Others notice increased energy, others improved skin, others notice that they no longer get those colds they used to get like clockwork and others notice no difference but want to provide themselves with protection from free radicals, pollution, and other tiny substances that cause havoc at a microscopic level on a daily basis.

If we fall short of just one micronutrient over a long time then we will lose balance in our body. We are only as strong as our weakest link, so it is important to use nutritional supplements that you can trust. If we are Missing just one key micro-nutrient, then it is one too many!

We use ones from USANA, as do many Olympic Athletes, and no you won’t see them advertised everywhere for doing so as the athletes are not paid to use them. They use them as they realise they give them what is needed to maximise their health and performance.

When the difference between winning or losing can be fractional then good nutritional needs to be maximal. Getting the right proteins, good fats and carbs is important for the athlete, but without the right quality vitamins and minerals then the goodness is those foods cannot be fully unlocked.

Read below for more information and please make sure you use supplements that are guaranteed to provide what is stated with no impurities. Sadly most of what is sold in stores are not up to the high standards that your body deserves and requires!

Not all supplements are created equally, and when many someone says people are wasting their money buying them, they are usually right!! This is not the case with USANA.


Information regarding USANA Health Sciences

Dr Myron Wentz the founder of USANA Health Sciences:

Dr. Myron Wentz, internationally recognized microbiologist, immunologist, and pioneer in the development of human cell culture technology and infectious disease diagnoses, holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, a master’s degree in microbiology from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Joining a pathology group in Peoria, Illinois, Dr. Wentz served as infectious diseases specialist and directed the microbiology and immunology laboratories for three hospitals in the Peoria area. After three years of clinical experience, he saw an opportunity to make a deeper contribution to medical science by developing much-­‐needed tests for viral diseases.

Dr. Wentz launched Gull Laboratories as a one-­‐man operation in 1974. By June of 1977, several of his viral diagnostic assays were FDA-­‐approved and ready for marketing to hospitals and clinical laboratories. He developed the first commercially available test for diagnosing infection with the Epstein-­‐Barr virus.

Dr. Wentz sold his controlling interests in Gull Laboratories in 1992 and founded USANA Health Sciences, a state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art manufacturer of nutritional supplements, foods, and personal-­‐care products.

Even though his businesses have been extremely successful, Dr. Wentz first and foremost considers himself to be a scientist, not a businessman. Nonetheless, Dr. Wentz’ business acumen has been recognized through a presidential appointment as an advisor to the Small Business Administration and as a 2003 recipient of the Utah Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

In addition to Gull Laboratories and USANA Health Sciences, Dr. Wentz created Sanoviv Medical Institute, a holistic medical facility with full hospital accreditation located in Baja California. In recent years Dr. Wentz has turned his attention to charitable and humanitarian concerns, founding the Wentz Medical

Centre and Laboratory in Uganda and the Wentz Medical Centre in Cambodia to serve children in those countries orphaned by diseases such as malaria and HIV. In 2006 Dr. Wentz was a recipient of the Children’s Champion Award, presented by the Children’s Hunger Fund, for which he travels worldwide as a medical missionary.

In 2007 Dr. Wentz was honored with the

Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences.


Dr Michael Colgan quote;

Taken from “Optimum Sports Nutrition” Chapter 16 – The Right Supplements. Concluding 2 paragraphs of this chapter read:

Nutrition Nirvana

Now we are entering the era of optimal nutrition. The Journal of Optimal Nutrition published its first issue in July 1992. A few years ago, scientists scoffed at the idea of nutritional optima. The general view was that we were still 50 years away from that level of research. Now scientists are clamouring to write about it.

On the research front, the latest development will yield nutrient supplements superior to anything that had been made before. Respected microbiologist Dr Myron Wentz of Gull Laboratories, Salt lake City, Utah, is starting to test for nutritional optima by growing human cells in vitro (in the test tube). By feeding the cells different nutrient combinations, he aims to determine which combinations produce the best growth, the best resistance to disease, and the longest life. It is an advance in nutrition science that coincides well with the dawn of the third millennium.

USANA Nutritionals You Can Trust:

Each dietary supplement produced by USANA carries a Potency Guarantee, which ensures that what is stated on the label is actually contained in the product.

USANA® Essentials® (Mega Antioxidant and Chelated Mineral), Procosa® II, Active Calcium®, and the HealthPak® have all been exhaustively tested by NSF International and have been found to contain all ingredients at the labeled amounts. NSF is an independent, not-­‐for-­‐profit organization that helps protect consumers by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, and consumer goods.

In addition, when compared to 1,500 other products, USANA was named Editor’s Choice, and two products (Essentials and HealthPak) each received a top 5-­‐star rating and Gold Medal of Achievement from NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional SupplementsTM, Consumer Edition.

A number of USANA supplements have been evaluated and approved by, a leading provider of independent test results and information.

USANA is a member of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)—an association of dietary supplement and functional food companies that share a commitment to provide consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit, and reliability.

A Commitment to Strict Manufacturing Standards:

The Food and Drug Administration requires that dietary supplement manufacturers follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for dietary supplements (21 CFR, part 111). USANA, however, voluntarily follows the more stringent GMP for pharmaceuticals as the basis for its quality assurance program, which regulates virtually every aspect of manufacturing, including facility design and maintenance, raw material specification and control, supplier validation, product design and testing, and more. This voluntary adherence to GMP for pharmaceuticals means that USANA treats nutritional supplements with the same care that goes into the manufacturing of over-­‐the-­‐counter products.

In addition, USANA has acquired Drug Establishment Registration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This means USANA operates an FDA-­‐registered facility, following the FDA’s highest possible standard for manufacturers.

Also, where applicable, USANA voluntarily tests its supplements to make sure

they meet trusted United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards and specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration.

In several countries around the world, supplements are more highly regulated than in the United States. In Australia, for example, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) mandates that manufacturers follow a set of GMP identical to pharmaceutical GMP in the United States. As an Australian supplier, USANA is regularly inspected and audited by the TGA to ensure that their GMP standards are met.

Aside from meeting the criteria of regular TGA audits, USANA has voluntarily obtained additional third-­‐party verification of GMP status. Since 2006, USANA’s Salt Lake City, Utah, manufacturing facility has been certified to be in compliance with NSF/ANSI Dietary Supplement GMP requirements set forth by NSF International. According to NSF, “GMP registration reflects [a] continued commitment to ensuring quality and satisfaction and gives companies confidence that their organization operates in conformance to established GMP.”

It is USANA’s mission to develop and provide the highest-­‐quality, science-­‐based products. By rigorously testing each product for potency and purity and by following pharmaceutical GMP, USANA sets the standard for excellence in dietary supplement manufacturing.



USANA Partnership:

Linus Pauling Institute In 2007, USANA announced a 10-­‐year partnership with the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI). Based at Oregon State University, LPI is one of the nation’s first two Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine designated by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. The Linus Pauling Institute conducts research based on the idea that a balanced and nutritious diet is the key to optimal health. USANA works closely with LPI to explore new products and ingredients and conduct extensive studies on the health benefits associated with key nutrients.

Athletes and Safe Nutritional Supplementation:

We all know the need for Professional Athletes to make the right decision when taking supplements that can help improve their performance, health and recovery time. However no one wants to be tested positive for a banned substance that happened to be in their supplement product.

The European Golf Tour & SUPPLEMENTS


The European Tour is helping protect their Golfers by advising them that if they are going to take products, the product must have gone through rigorous testing for purity by the HFL Clinic and the INFORMED SPORT (INFORMED CHOICE) programme.



The F.A. is helping protect their players by advising them that if they are going to take products, the product must have gone through rigorous testing for purity by the HFL Clinic and the INFORMED SPORT (INFORMED CHOICE) programme.

You will see from the information below that USANA Health Science products are one of the few Vitamins and Minerals tested regularly by the HFL Clinic.




You will see from the list above that USANA Antioxidants, Minerals, Vitamin C, Calcium and Glucosimine (Procosa II) are amongst a couple of other vitamins and minerals tested by HFL Clinic for purity on a regular basic.


Dietary supplements continue to play an important role in the training programs of many professional and Olympic athletes worldwide. These products are depended on for stamina, energy, strength, recovery and overall wellness which all play a part in their overall performance.

It’s the view of Informed-­‐Choice and HFL Sports Science that it’s important for these products to undergo a stringent screening process for banned substances in sport to give the athlete some assurance that the product they are using will not cause a failed drug test.

USANA Health Science’s understands this and shares the same view which is why they were one of the first companies to register into the Informed-­‐Choice Banned Substance Screening program. USANA Health Sciences is focused on developing and producing the highest quality products based on proven science, to make sure their customers get the results they expect. By adding the banned substance screening program to their Quality Assurance program, USANA can also give their customers confidence the next time they are subjected to a drug test for prohibited substances in sport.

Informed-­‐Choice has been testing select USANA products each month since June 2007, as part of a blind sample screening program. These products include Active Calcium, Body Rox, Chelated Mineral, Mega Antioxidants, Procosa II, and Ploy-­‐C.

To date, all of the tested USANA products have shown the absence of banned steroids and stimulants which are listed on the WADA banned substance list. All testing had been conducted using LCMS or GCMS instruments and all testing methods are ISO17025 accredited for each substance, matrix type at a determined level of detection. ISO17025 is the highest internationally recognized standard for testing supplements for banned substances which is legally defensible in a court of law.

In addition to screening for banned substances, Informed-­‐Choice and HFL Sports Science has also reviewed USANA’s manufacturing facility, supply chain, storage and QC policies as part of a risk assessment audit as a requirement to enter the program. We have determined that USANA has met all the stringent requirements as part of the registration process.

Actual testing results for USANA products can be viewed on the Informed-­‐Choice website in the “Tested Supplements” section at www.informed-­‐

Paul Klinger
Executive Director Informed-­‐Choice
(720) 289-­‐2401 Paul.klinger@informed-­‐

USANA and the Athlete:

UsanaFor many, many other athletes and governing bodies that endorse the use of USANA, click this link





If you would like to get these USANA products at the same prices that we at Ultimate City Fitness pay then please email us

“If you don’t look after your body, then where are you going to live?”    Michael Colgan

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