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USANA Prenatal Cellsentials Released

USANA Prenatal Cellsentials Banner
USANA have released their new Prenatal Cellsentials Pack in Australia and New Zealand.

Prenatal Cellsentials™ is a comprehensive supplement for
pregnant women and their developing babies.

Maintaining optimal health during conception and pregnancy is vital for ensuring the health of your baby. And when it comes to your prenatal health plan, supplements can play an important role.

Why Do We Need Prenatal Supplements?

Becoming pregnant can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It’s also a time of dramatic change – not just in your lifestyle but in your body’s nutritional needs as well. Pregnancy creates extra demands for certain vitamins and minerals such as folate, B vitamins, iron and iodine. And even a marginal nutritional gap can negatively impact your health and the baby’s development.

That’s why it’s important to eat a healthy and varied diet. But diet alone isn’t always enough. And let’s face it, sometimes you want to give in to that ice cream craving! Nutritional supplements can help fill any nutritional gaps and give your body and your baby the support they need.

USANA Prenatal Supplements: Caring For Your Family At Every Stage

USANA CellSentials® Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant and Prenatal Core Minerals are comprehensive supplements for women and their developing babies. Unlike some prenatal supplements, which provide only minimal amounts of nutrients, USANA’s carefully formulated supplements provide pure, high-potency vitamins and minerals at safe levels. When taken together, these supplements give you balanced and comprehensive nutritional support for the health of your future family.

Superior Nutrition
• Contains 500 mcg of folic acid to help support the healthy growth and neurodevelopment of the foetus
• Contains 20 mg of iron, which supports the production of red blood cells that help transport oxygen
and nutrients to the baby
• Contains 300 mcg of iodine, which is important for foetal neurocognitive development
• Contains 1000 IU vitamin D to support the growth of baby’s bone, especially during the third trimester
• Incorporates the Science of InCelligence
• Vegetarian safe

Prenatal CellSentials (Item #151) is already available in the Shopping Cart so you can Order it now.

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USANA Releases CellSentials™ Pack

USANA has today released their new CellSentials™ Pack in Australia and New Zealand.

CellSentials™ is a direct replacement for the USANA Essentials (Multi Vitamin+).

The Essentials is no longer available for purchase and the HealthPak product has been upgraded to remove the Essentials and add CellSentials™.

CellSentials™ is a new and improved version of the Essentials introducing USANA’s InCelligence Technology™ (Patent-Pending).

This exclusive cell-signaling technology—now found in various USANA® products—is designed to help your body’s cells renew and protect themselves in unique and powerful ways, representing a monumental leap forward in cellular nutrition and overall wellness.*

Information about the new product can be found on the USANA CellSentials™ shopping page or by viewing the videos below.

Short 4 minute overview…

Longer 16 minute detail view…

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USANA launches MySmart™Bar range

USANA MySmart Bar Launch Image

USANA has officially launched its’ new MySmart™Bars range.

These bars aren’t just your average snack, when you throw a USANA MySmart™Bar into your bag, you aren’t just packing a snack for later, you’re making a smart statement. How you ask? Well, with these bars you’re telling the world you’re picking the smart choice for your health.

Each MySmart™Bar is made with simple, pure ingredients to create a beneficial balance of macronutrients. Each bar is packed with protein, healthy fats and no refined sugars. They are great to eat in between meals or after workout.

The MySmart™Bars come in two delicious flavours Coconut Cashew and Dark Chocolate.

Coconut Cashew is packed with whey protein, raw cashews, coconut oil, cashew butter, coconut flakes, and an organic chocolate drizzle. It contains, 9g of protein and is only 140 Calories per bar.

Dark Chocolate allows you to get your chocolate fix without all the nasties. It is made with organic chocolate chunks and dark cocoa powder and has 10g of protein and 150 Calories.

Want to know what else makes the USANA MySmart™Bar range smart?

Each bar includes:
• Beneficial fat from organic coconut oil
• 150 Calories or less
• NO added sugar
• High-quality Whey/Milk protein
• High in dietary fibre
• Roasted nuts or organic chocolate
• Non-GMO
• No trans fats
• Formulated without gluten*

Shop for MySmartBars now!

*For our customers sensitive to gluten, dairy, or soy: No gluten, dairy, or soy are used in this product. However, MySmartBar is manufactured on equipment that also processes products containing gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, and soybeans.

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Important Shipping Notice for 7th and 8th July

USANA have advised (as described below) that there will be a small delay in shipping orders placed on Thursday and Friday this week.

“We will be performing important warehouse maintenance from 7th July to 10th July 2016.

During this time, any orders placed after AEST 11am Sydney time and 10am New Zealand time on Thursday 7th July will not be processed until Monday 11th July.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your patience as we work to improve our systems and shipping processes.”

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Stock Update 27th April 2016

USANA Products – Stock Update for Australia and New Zealand.

Update 07/07/2016 – Phytelle and Soyamax are both back in stock.
Any back orders have been processed and will ship today.

Phytelle (item# 129) and Soyamax (item #200)
USANA - PhytElle™

USANA - SoyaMax™ Protein Powder

27/04/2016. USANA products Phytelle (item# 129) and Soyamax (item #200) are temporarily out of stock for retail sale in Australia and New Zealand. A new supply of stock is expected to arrive in May. If you have any queries, or would like to be advised when the products are back in stock please contact us here.

We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by this stock outage.

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Website Upgrades 3rd April 2016

Dear Customers and Visitors,

Re: Website Upgrades

UPDATE 24-04-2016: We have made a small update today to remove the shipping calculator from the checkout page.

The calculator was newly introduced in our major upgrade on the 3rd of April where it was a included as a mandatory function.

As we offer flat rate shipping of $10 per order for any product quantity to anywhere in Australia the calculator is not necessary on the First Class Vitamins website so after working with the shopping cart developer it’s been removed from our site.

Items (2), (3) and (4) below no longer apply and this has now made the checkout process simpler.

UPDATE 03-04-2016: The First Class Vitamins website was upgraded this afternoon to pick up the latest updates including bug fixes, security updates and functionality updates.

The changes will mostly be ‘invisible’ to you except for a change to how the Checkout page appears and works.

Checkout Page Changes:

(1) The checkout process was previously split over two pages but is now all on one page.

(2) There is now a ‘Calculate Shipping Price’ section which needs to be filled and then the “Calculate” button clicked to display the shipping charge, GST and your total order price.

(3) If at any point you change the Shipping Country or Shipping State you will need to (re)click the “Calculate” button. This also applies if you tick the ‘Same as billing address’ option as that updates the shipping destination.

(4) If the Shipping Country or Shipping State changes the checkout page will scroll back up to the ‘Calculate Shipping Price’ section so you can re-click the “Calculate” button.

Once the shipping has been (re)calculated you then choose your payment method and click the “Purchase” button as usual.

If you encounter any problems please contact us through the Contact Us page.

Yours sincerely,
Mike at FCV.

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Stock Update 4th Feb 2016

USANA Australia and New Zealand have advised the following stock updates.

(1) Bulk Nutrimeal Pouches Vanilla
Bulk Nutrimeal French Vanilla

07/02/2016. The Nutrimeal Bulk Vanilla value packs are back in stock.

04/02/2016. Due to a delay in shipping, Bulk Nutrimeal Pouches Vanilla (Item# 215) is temporarily out of stock in Australia and New Zealand. There is additional stock currently being shipped which will arrive soon. If you have any queries, or would like to be advised when this product is back in stock please contact us here.

(2) Product update – Ginkgo-PS
USANA-Gingko-PS

18/02/2016. Ginkgo-PS is back in stock.

04/02/2016. Due to a delay in shipping, Ginkgo-PS (item# 126) is temporarily out of stock in Australia and New Zealand. There is additional stock currently being shipped which will arrive soon. If you have any queries, or would like to be advised when this product is back in stock please contact us here.

We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by this stock outage.

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Office Hours for Christmas 2015

The following office hours will be in effect for the 2015/16 Christmas and New Year period. Online ordering remains 24*7 but order pick and pack and shipments will not occur on days the office is closed.

Please note:
Orders placed on/after Tuesday 22nd December may be delayed due to the public holidays.
Orders placed on/after Tuesday 29th December may be delayed due to the public holidays.


Christmas Day
Australia Business Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
Australia & New Zealand Call Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
New Zealand Business Centre (Auckland time)
CLOSED/ 关闭

Boxing Day
Australia Business Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
Australia & New Zealand Call Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
New Zealand Business Centre (Auckland time)
CLOSED/ 关闭

Monday 28th December
Australia Business Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
Australia & New Zealand Call Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
New Zealand Business Centre (Auckland time)
CLOSED/ 关闭

Friday 1st January 2016
Australia Business Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
Australia & New Zealand Call Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
New Zealand Business Centre (Auckland time)
CLOSED/ 关闭

Saturday 2nd January 2016
Australia Business Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
Australia & New Zealand Call Centre (Sydney Time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
New Zealand Business Centre (Auckland time)
CLOSED/ 关闭

Monday 4th January 2016
Australia Business Centre (Sydney Time)
0830 – 1700
Australia & New Zealand Call Centre (Sydney Time)
0830 – 1700
New Zealand Business Centre (Auckland time)
CLOSED/ 关闭
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COQUINONE™ (COQ10 30MG) Discontinuation

USANA CoQuinone™

USANA Health Sciences Australia have advised that due to the increasing popularity of the USANA CoQuinone 100™ (COQ10 100MG) product, the CoQuinone 30 (COQ10 30MG) version will only be available in Australia and New Zealand until 22nd November 2015 (unless sold out prior).

Once CoQuinone 30 is no longer available it’s alternative is CoQuinone 100™.

Here at First Class Vitamins the CoQuinone 100 product has always been a much better seller than CoQuinone 30 due to its higher CoQ10 content and better value pricing (per MG).

Should you have any questions or concerns about this product change please do not hesitate to contact us.

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MySmart™ Interview with the Scientist

MySmart Scientist Q and A

When you want inside information about a product, you go to the source. Luckily, we didn’t have to go very far to ask about the new USANA MySmart™Foods.

We asked Dr. Brian Dixon, executive director of health and science education at USANA, a few questions about our great new MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars. Let’s see what he said.

What went into the development of these new products?
We recognized a desire among consumers for simple, pure products. They want ingredients they can pronounce and easily understand. That means cleaner labels and ingredients that are closer to nature. One thing I was taught was to simply look at the length of an ingredient deck—almost always, shorter is better.

This was also an opportunity to add in more healthy fats—mainly from coconut oil—to provide healthy macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fats. For a long time, the story was that fats were bad. When you dig into the scientific literature, that’s just not the case.

So what’s going on with the saturated fat in the products?
Fats are a vital nutrient, especially for our cells. And the type of fats found in coconut oil—which is what we use in these products—has quite a few health benefits. It’s been shown to support healthy metabolism, and contribute to satiety. There’s also evidence coconut oil is a heart-healthy food because it supports healthy triglyceride levels and maintains good cholesterol levels already in the normal range.

How will the shakes and bars benefit my overall diet?
That’s a great question. We are very good at talking about “essential” micronutrients—the vitamins and minerals that are essential to sustain life. However, we often forget there are “essential” macronutrients as well. MySmartFoods offer both essential and healthy macronutrients designed to help bring our overall diet back into balance.

Around the world, we are consuming more calories coming mostly from refined sugars, and more specifically, from snacking. The primary goal of these new products is to help restore balance in our diet, and combine them with the USANA® Essentials™ to provide the essential macro- and micro-nutrition our bodies need to thrive.

What’s the target customer for these products?
There isn’t one. We designed the shakes and bars to work for everyone. We used the best science and ingredients available to develop these products to fit into any lifestyle.

The shakes, especially, are very customizable. We have three different bases—plant, whey, and soy—which gives people options right away. There are a variety of flavors that will appeal to a lot of different palates, and boosters to provide more protein or fiber. They fit any lifestyle because they’re so easy to personalize.

Are the products low glycemic?
The new bars are low glycemic. The new shakes can’t make that claim because there is no added sugar. There simply isn’t enough sugar to even determine a glycemic score experimentally. It is literally impossible. So, while we can’t measure the glycemic index of shakes, of course they will help support your low-glycemic diet.

Will the products make me feel full longer?
Besides fat, it is well known and scientifically documented that increased amounts of fiber and protein will also help increase the overall sense of satiety and boost your metabolism. Just two of the many health benefits these macronutrients provide.

What’s your favorite new flavor of shake and bar?
EASY!!! Cappuccino and chocolate.

(Editor: This article has been reposted from the USANA distributor news announcement)