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MySmart™Bar from USANA

New! MySmart Bars from USANA

MySmart™Bar

Coming Soon!

Available late 2015 or early 2016, depending on your market—are the delicious, healthy choices that fit perfectly into your life.

When you throw a USANA MySmart™Bar into your bag, you aren’t just packing a snack for later.

You’re making a statement. You’re telling the world you’re picking the smart choice for your health. What they won’t know is just how easy that choice was.

And why’s it so easy? Because MySmartBars aren’t your average snack. You can eat them between meals or after workout, but they’re so much more.

They’re made with simple, pure ingredients to create a beneficial balance of macronutrients. Each bar is packed with protein and healthy fat—mainly from coconut oil. And, did we mention how great they taste?

MySmartBars come in three delicious flavors of soft-baked goodness—Coconut Cashew, Dark Chocolate, and Peanut Butter.

Let’s take a closer look at each bar.

Coconut Cashew

The name says it all. This bar is packed with raw cashews, coconut oil, cashew butter, coconut flakes, and an organic chocolate drizzle.

130 calories
10 grams (g) protein
6 g fat
1 g sugar
9 g fibre
13 g carbs

Dark Chocolate

Get your chocolate fix with organic chocolate chunks and dark cocoa powder.

150 calories
9 g protein
7 g fat
5 g sugar
6 g fibre
15 g carbs

Peanut Butter

You’ll go nuts for this bar with dry roasted peanuts, natural peanut butter, and just a touch of organic chocolate.

150 calories
11 g protein
7 g fat
3 g sugar
6 g fibre
13 g carbs

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

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MySmart™Shakes – Custom make your shake!

MySmart Shakes - Custom Make Your Shake

USANA MySmart™Shakes

Coming Soon!

Available late 2015 or early 2016, depending on your market—are the delicious, healthy choices that fit perfectly into your life.

The world has enough shakes that are ordinary, average, okay, or just fine.

We don’t do just fine. We do smart, unique, and personalised.

That’s why we made USANA MySmart™Shakes and packed them with simple, pure ingredients designed to deliver a beneficial balance of macronutrients. And that’s why we gave you options—three protein bases, five flavor optimisers, and a performance booster—so your shake can fit your life.

How to Build Your Perfect MySmartShake
Each part of the MySmartFoods line is numbered to guide you through the process. So making your perfectly personalized MySmartShake is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Choose your protein base—plant, soy, or whey.
Choose your Flavor Optimiser—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, orange cream, or stick with the mild vanilla flavour of the base.
Add in a booster, like Protein Plus.

Step 1: A Solid Base
Building a personalised shake starts with your preferred protein base. MySmartShakes offer three great options: plant, soy, and whey.

Each base contains pure, high-quality protein from a natural source—with the plant base using pea and potato protein, and the whey coming from non-hormone-treated cows. The bases all have a mild vanilla flavor that blends well with other flavours or is great on its own.

And, per serving, you’ll be getting 18 grams of protein, eight grams of fibre, and six grams of fat—mainly from coconut oil—with zero grams of sugar and only 150 calories. That means one MySmartShake a day, taken with the USANA® Essentials™, can help restore balance to your diet and provide you with the essential macro- and micro-nutrition to support your health goals.

Every choice is a smart one, so you can choose the protein base that best fits your dietary needs and lifestyle.

Step 2: Flavour Frenzy
Most shakes don’t get past the base. You’re stuck with the same flavor scoop after scoop after scoop. Where’s the fun in that?

You have five USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimisers to choose from—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, and orange cream. So if you wake up in a banana mood, add that flavor to your protein base of choice. The next time, go ahead and treat yourself to a dark chocolate shake—you deserve it.

It’s all about creating the shake that works best for you.

Step 3: Add a Little Something Extra
Need more protein? Add 10 grams with a scoop of USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus, our new 100-percent whey protein booster. And that’s just the start.

Maybe you’re feeling like adding a little fruit or some greens. Go for it. MySmartShakes blend well with the healthy ingredients you love.

They also integrate perfectly with our other products. Add in a scoop of Fibergy® Plus, or include a stick of USANA® Probiotic. And don’t forget to take the Essentials with your shake.

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

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MySmart™ Foods Product Range

USANA MySmart Foods Product Range

MySmart™Shakes and MySmart™Bars


Coming Soon!

Available late 2015 or early 2016, depending on your market—are the delicious, healthy choices that fit perfectly into your life.

How Do You Build a Better Foods Product?
It starts with a foundation of solid science. That’s just who we are.

Then we construct it using simple, naturally derived ingredients—the kind you can actually pronounce and understand. So it won’t take you a half hour to read through the back of the package.

Finally, these clean, pure ingredients create a beneficial balance of macronutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. And there’s no added sugar, which supports a low-glycemic impact on your body.

MySmartFoods was formulated with essential macronutrients and fewer carbs to bring balance to the modern carbohydrate-heavy diet. So one shake a day—taken with the USANA® Essentials™—provides the essential macro- and micro-nutrition to support your health goals.

Did You Say Healthy Fat?
“Healthy fat” isn’t an oxymoron. It’s one of the reasons our new products are the smartest choice for your health.

Fats, including saturated fats, are vital nutrients for our cells. And one good source of saturated fat—coconut oil—has a groundswell of scientific support and some big-name fans, including Dr. Myron Wentz and Dr. Mehmet Oz. It makes sense, because recent studies have shown the oil can help support your heart, brain, and metabolism.

So you can see why we’ve added coconut oil to MySmartShakes and MySmartBars.

But How Will It Fit in My Life?
Your health is our central concern. That’s why MySmartShakes provide options that make personalization easy.

You’ll be able to get a shake that perfectly fits your body’s needs and your personal tastes. Choose from:
• Three protein bases with a mild vanilla flavor—plant, soy, and whey
• Five USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimizers—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, and orange cream
• Add a performance booster, like USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus—our new 100-percent whey protein optimizer
• Mix in fruit, greens, your favorite healthy ingredients, or other USANA products—like Fibergy® Plus, or USANA® Probiotic

And MySmartFoods weren’t designed with a specific type of customer in mind. They’re customizable enough to work with your dietary needs and support your goals—wherever you are on your journey to optimal health.

*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.

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

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Website Updated to Support Mobile Devices

The First Class Vitamins website was updated over the weekend to provide screen resizing support for our customers who use mobile phones and tablet devices when accessing the site.

The change involved installing a responsive theme which has changed the look and function of the website.

One key change which has occurred as a result of the theme update is that there is no longer a Quantity selection/setting function on the main product pages i.e. those where many products are displayed in a grid view.

To set a quantity for a product now you can either click the ‘Add to Cart’ button multiple times (as quickly as you like), or set the quantity when you go to the Check-Out page, or use the Quantity box on a single product page.

We tested the update extensively but if you find anything not working or you’re having difficulty with something please email us using the contact form on the Contact Us page.

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Proglucamune™ Immune Defence – Now Available

24-06-2015 Update: USANA Proglucamune™ Immune Defence is now available.
See the product here – Proglucamune™

14-06-2015 USANA have announced a new product to aid immune defence will be coming soon. The following is an extract from their announcement.

“Our modern lives are more demanding than ever – most people can’t afford to have time out with sickness. People with a busy lifestyle want “insurance” against colds and flus and need a more effective way to stay fit and well, even when they are under stress. People are also looking for the extra edge to help them not only stay well but also to feel vigorous and focused every day.

Our immune system is a co-ordinated system of cells, proteins, and chemical signals that are designed to fend off bacteria, viruses, and parasites. It helps co-ordinate the wound healing process, cellular/tissue turnover, repair, and (re)building. For optimal immune function, it is important to support all aspects of our immunity, including- surface immunity, innate immunity and adaptive immunity. That’s where USANA new Immune Optimizer Product Proglucamune™ comes in to help immune cells to work faster and better. The unique formulation combines ancient wisdom with modern science for comprehensive support and overall effectiveness.”

Once the product is released we will update this post and make it available in the shopping cart. If you would like to be notified when this product becomes available for purchase please send us an email from the Contact Us page.

USANA Proglucamune Immune Defence

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Fudge Delite Protein Snack Stock Update

UPDATE 30/07/2015. We are pleased to advise that the Fudge Delite Protein Snack bars (item# 237) and the RESET Phase 1-Transform pack (item# 463) are now back in stock. The temporary inclusion of Berry Nutty bars in the RESET 5-Day Jump Start pack (item #251) has been stopped and the Fudge Delite Protein Snack bars reinstated in the pack.

Update 12/06/2015. Due to a re-supply issue that is occurring as a result of industrial action in the west coast ports of the United States the Fudge Delite Protein Snack (item# 237) is unavailable for retail sale until further notice.

As the Fudge Delite is a component of the RESET 5-Day Jump Start pack (item#251) and RESET Phase 1-Transform pack (item# 463) products these are also now unavailable.

We will check with USANA when they re-open on Monday to see if there are any plans to substitute the Fudge Delite in the two RESET packs with another product in the interim.

If you would like to be notified when these products are back in stock please send us an email via the contact page.

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Sensé Energizing Shower Gel Discontinued

Update 18/06/2014. USANA have advised that the decision to discontinure the Energizing Shower Gel (Item # 311) has been reversed.

The product will remain in stock and is available for retail purchase. It has not currently been added back to the Hair and Body Pack but will be at a later date.

02/10/2014: Please note that the Energizing Shower Gel (Item # 311) is now being discontinued from USANA’s Sensé product range permanently for Australia and New Zealand. There are still some stocks available but when those run out there will be no more.

The discontinuation of the Energizing Shower Gel (item #311) has also resulted in it being removed from the Sensé Hair & Body Pack (Item #354). As a result, the price of the Hair and Body pack has been reduced to reflect it now contains three Sensé products instead of the previous four.

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Free Shipping Offer

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering free shipping on orders valued at $230 and over (previously $250).

This applies to all products from the USANA product range including vitamins, weight management and low GI foods and Sensé skin and hair care products. The offer also applies when you buy discount vitamins products , any USANA product promotions or sale items that are listed on our website so long as the order total is $230 or above.

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Newsletter Jan-Feb 2014

According to Monash University, around 14 million Australians are either overweight or obese. Obesity has doubled in just 20 years. If we carry on this way, by 2025, nearly 80 per cent of all adults and a third of children will be overweight or obese – figures which are mirrored in New Zealand. Even scarier is the picture of health for our children – by the time that kids reach the age of 20 or so, their life expectancy will be shorter than other generations simply due to being so heavy.

Overweight: the new smoking?

Being overweight can seriously damage your health, so much so that being overweight has now overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia. Being too heavy
affects your body in very many ways – it stresses your bones and joints, reduces mobility and triggers fatty liver. It’s also a major cause of type 2 diabetes – a serious condition that if uncontrolled can lead to nerve damage, amputation and even blindness!

So, eating well, exercising regularly and getting into a healthy weight range are all essential for good health.

There’s no magic remedy for losing weight – it’s the same as it has always been. You have to consume fewer calories and burn more.

The healthy way to do this is to eat low-fat protein with every meal, increase fibre – especially from fresh fruit and veggies – whilst cutting your intake of saturated fat, sugar and salt (which is linked with hypertension). It’s also very important to choose carbohydrates that are wholegrain and have a low glycaemic index (GI).

Let’s talk GI

GI is a ranking system for carbohydrates. Low GI foods are best because they supply glucose units linked together in a large and complex form (you may have heard of the term complex or starchy
carbohydrates?).

It takes your body time to break these down into tiny glucose units – which is the form that your body and brain cells need for fuel. And, as glucose is released slowly and steadily in a way that your body can handle, you get long-lasting fuel for body and mind.

Carbohydrate foods are given a GI ranking ranging from zero to 100. So:

• Low GI = 55 and under (these are the best choice)

• Medium GI = 56-69 (choose these in preference to high GI foods and drinks)

• High GI = 70 and above (try to limit how much of these you consume).

You could say that high GI foods and drinks are already digested; the tiny glucose molecules are small enough to quickly enter your bloodstream. When your body detects that your blood glucose is raised (the body tries very hard to keep it within a normal range), the hormone insulin is released to reduce blood glucose levels by taking the glucose into cells. The rapid surge in blood glucose after consuming sugar can mean that too much insulin is produced resulting in a sugar low. And it’s that low blood glucose that will send you running for yet another high-GI food or drink. And so, the cycle continues…

Choosing mostly low GI helps to keep your body and your mind on a steadier level helping to prevent sugar cravings, spiking and crashes…

What is metabolic syndrome?

Being overweight and not being active can trigger metabolic syndrome. Also called Syndrome X, Metabolic syndrome is a condition that’s characterised by the production of large amounts of insulin which the body can’t use properly. Insulin tries to take glucose from the blood into body cells where it provides fuel for cell processes. And, by doing this, it helps to keep blood glucose levels within narrow concentrations. But when insulin can’t do its job properly, glucose circulates in the blood. This is insulin resistance when insulin is produced but just can’t do its job.

And, even though you may not have any symptoms, high blood glucose levels can be detected with a medical test. High concentrations of glucose don’t belong in the blood and overtime, this can damage tiny blood vessels and delicate nerves. It can have a real and serious impact on your health.

What is central obesity?

Having too much fat around your middle – central obesity – is a major sign of metabolic syndrome. The fat is wrapped deeply around your vital organs and is called visceral fat. We all need a certain amount of visceral fat but too much can risk your health.

That’s because visceral fat is much more metabolically active than the subcutaneous fat (the stuff around your bottom that wobbles), which is a storage material. Visceral fat produces chemicals that trigger inflammation. And it’s this kind of internal inflammation which is strongly linked with type 2 diabetes and other chronic (long-term) conditions such as heart disease.

Your ethnicity and gender affect your likelihood of central obesity (more men are prone to it but women are more likely to get central obesity especially after their menopause).

Generally speaking, if your waist measures 94 cm or more (men) or 80 cm or more (women), you probably need to lose some weight. If you are a man of South Asian, Chinese, Asian-Indian, Middle Eastern or Central American heritage, you are more at risk if your waist measures 90 cm or more. Recommended waist measurements are being investigated to be useful for all ethnic groups – because of typical body build, they are likely to lower for Asian men compared with Caucasian men and higher for people of Pacific Islander heritage.

So what can you do? Getting more active and enjoying a healthier diet will help you lose excess body fat, and reduce your weight.

Aerobic exercise

Start slowly – try one, two, five minutes of skipping and build it up at your own pace until you can hop, skip or jump for half an hour. Remember, if you have any medical conditions or if you haven’t exercised for a while, speak with your doctor first. An experienced personal trainer can help – or look for local classes in your area.

Target abdominal fat by working your whole core. Muscle exercises, Yoga and Pilates can help but blasting away total body fat with aerobic exercise is also very efficient.

Build muscle

Muscle takes up much less space than fat and it requires a lot more calories just to exist. So, increasing your muscle-to-fat ratio cuts body fat and gives you great shape and definition. Include weight-training exercises into your weekly routine to build muscle – work towards two to three half-hour sessions per week and you’ll see the results fast!

Diet

Around 70 per cent of your weight is due to what you eat and drink and 30 per cent is down to how much and how well you exercise. So, watch your portion sizes, cut down on sugars and saturated fats, and watch what you drink. Juices, soft drinks and alcohol are loaded with calories so be sure to be aware before you make the conscious decision. Drink lots of water as sometimes, you can mistake hunger for thirst. Cut out fruit juices and sugary cordials etc. Replace your meals with Nutrimeal™.

Kick-start your weight-loss by replacing all three meals for five days with a Nutrimeal™. Yes, it can be a challenge. But it may be just the jump-start you need!

This regime provides just 690 calories from three Nutrimeals daily and add one USANA Protein Snack (160 calories) plus one piece of fruit (100-150 calories) and lots of green veggies (spice them up with pepper and a little soy or chilli).

Nutrimeal contains a range of proteins, healthy fats, low GI carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, it’s a low-calorie meal-in-a-glass. Combined with exercise and a healthy diet great choice if you want to drop some kilos or you want to focus on low GI eating (Nutrimeal has a glycaemic index of just 25 that is certified by the Glycemic Index Foundation. Check out the GI of foods on: www.gisymbol.com.au/foods.html). It is also great if you just don’t want to think about food and portions as you work towards or maintain a healthy weight.

Try taking just Nutrimeal and a USANA Protein Snack plus a piece of fruit and lots of steamed green veggies for five days. Then, switch to two Nutrimeal a day plus one low GI meal and healthy snacks for 4-8 weeks. Then, maintain your weight with one Nutrimeal daily, two healthy low GI meals and healthy snacks.

Nutrimeal: other benefits

• A good source of fibre. Don’t forget to take plenty of fluid to ensure that fibre can work properly.

• High in protein. The fibre satisfies your hunger in a physical way, protein is essential for muscle growth and repair.

• Fortified with vitamins and minerals. A healthy meal should contain a mix of these not just to top up your body stores, but because many of them work together to help enhance body processes and help keep you healthy

(Source: This post comes from the USANA Product Focus Newsletter for Jan-Feb 2014)

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New Products Nutrimeal™ Choc Whey and Free

21/01/201 – New USANA Nutrimeal™ Products Available.

We are pleased to announce that two new USANA products are now available on the Australian market. USANA Nutrimeal™ Free and USANA Nutrimeal™ Drink Mix Chocolate Whey are now available for purchase. Please click the product links above to see the product descriptions.

Please note that while the Nutrimeal™ Free will be available for purchase on an on-going basis the Nutrimeal™ Drink Mix Chocolate Whey is available only as a limited opportunity while stocks last.