The Top Six USANA Supplements for Athletes – Part Two

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The competitive world of sports, millimetres or milliseconds can decide whether a professional athlete is crowned the winner or loser.  Hence why supplementation is a popular subject as athletes strive to improve their performance and gain that competitive edge over their opponents.  Previously we looked at why CellSentials, Biomega and Vitamin D are important for athletes, let take a look at other supplements that are just as important.

4. Proflavanol C100

Do you remember playing sport as a kid and your parents would be on the side lines feeding you oranges during half time? Well, Vitamin C does have amazing benefits. It aids in repairing and regenerating tissues, protects you against heart disease, assists in the absorption of iron and decrease your “bad” cholesterol.

Supplementation of vitamin C was found to improve components of the human immune system such as antimicrobial and natural killer cell activities and lymphocyte proliferation. Vitamin C contributes to maintaining the integrity of cells and protects them against reactive oxygen species generated during the respiratory burst and in the inflammatory response Proflavanol® C100 provides superior antioxidant protection with a synergistic blend of grape seed extract and Poly C™.

The two layers of grape seed extract and Poly C are distinctly visible in ProflavanolC100. This technology also supports product stability. This technology is proprietary to the pharmaceutical industry, but USANA is the first nutritional supplement manufacturer to use this technology, to the best of our knowledge.

“There’s a number of things in life that yes, if we really had to, we could live without 🙄 BUT how much better is life with them?! Examples can include: coffee, dark chocolate, best friends, and for me Proflavanol C100 🏆 I NEVER travel without them. I (99% of the time) take them every day, but trust me, I damn sure know when I’ve forgotten. It’s PACKED with vitamin C + Grape Seed Extract = SO MANY ANTIOXIDANTS. It helps and improves cardiovascular health and skin but, the real winner is the KILLER immune system boost” 

– Hayley Chapman, Pistol Shooter

5. CoQuinone 100

Coenzyme Q10 powers athletic performance. When athletes train, their bodies re on a high demand schedule, they are required to perform better and better each time. Intense training means the bodies Coenzyme is rapidly decrease and the body is aching for more Coq10! Also, as we age, the ability to absorb and synthesise CoQ10 diminishes and the amount of CoQ10 retained in tissues decreases.

USANA’s commitment to quality, using only the best ingredients in the right amounts and proper formulations for optimal bioavailability, can be seen at its best in CoQuinone 100™. CoQuinone 100 contains a full 100mg of CoQ10 and 40mg of alpha lipoic acid per capsule. USANA’s unique formulation provides these important antioxidants in a natural mixture of lecithin and vegetable-derived glycerin monooleate in a base of medium chain triglycerides.

Coquinone 100 is crucial to my training program as it will help me recover and push myself at training every day to make sure I perform at the my best during competitions”

– Sawan Serasinghe, Badminton

6. Procosamine

Avoid chronic joint injuries and maintaining healthy joints is crucial for athletes of all stages and ages. Nothing can disrupt an athletes training ability as much as lingering joint injuries.

USANA’s Procosamine® helps to reduce joint inflammation, reduce swelling and increase joint mobility associated with arthritis not just because of the glucosamine it contains, but also due to its added blend of key joint-supporting minerals.

Meriva Bioavailable Curcumin. Curcuminoids in turmeric (the bright yellow spice that gives a golden glow to Indian curries and curry powder) contains potent anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Traditional curcumin from turmeric isn’t absorbed well (isn’t able to enter cells easily). So, in order to deliver any real benefits, you would have to consume very large amounts. Scientists suggest around 10 grams (around two teaspoons) daily to achieve blood concentrations that correspond to pre-clinical studies. USANA’s Procosamine contains patented Meriva® Bioavailable Curcumin to enhance curcumin’s health benefits. The curcunin is wrapped in a protective lecithin (fatty substance) layer which helps to prevent it from breaking down in the stomach allowing for better absorption in the small intestine. The Meriva Curcumin complex allows for 29-times better absorption than standard forms of curcumin.

“For me, good nutrition is the key to me performing at my best and when I don’t have it, I know I cannot perform at my optimum.  USANA’s Procosamine has played such an important role in my growth and development as an athlete over the past few years really allowing me to train consistently without getting sick or run down.” 

– Deon Kenzie, World Number One Track & Field

Read more about Team USANA and nutritional supplements:

Do Athletes Need Nutritional Supplements?

The Top Six USANA Supplements Used by Athletes


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Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Always read the labels. Use only as directed.

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