Friday, March 24, 2017

USANA Subsidiary, BabyCare, Holds Grand Opening Of $40 Million State-Of-The-Art Facility In China

News Release



Ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening.

SALT LAKE CITY, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide health and nutrition company, USANA Health Sciences, announces that its China subsidiary, BabyCare Ltd., held a grand opening for its new $40 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on March 21, 2017. Located in Beijing, China, the new 350,000 square-foot facility will manufacture high-quality nutritional supplements for customers in Mainland China.

Government officials and representatives from China's General Administration of Sports Training Bureau—who BabyCare recently became the official sponsor of—showed their support and excitement by attending the celebration.

"It's an exciting time for BabyCare and our future in China," says Jim Brown, USANA president and chief operations officer. "BabyCare is well known for dedication to quality and safety, and you can see that dedication reflected throughout this new building. We are pleased we can provide quality products without compromise to customers through this state-of-the-art facility."

The new building, located in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area, is roughly the same size as the USANA Home Office in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new structure consists of five buildings and has the capacity to produce at least 1.2 billion tablets each year—the same capacity as the USANA Home Office.  

"We are committed to customer growth in China," says Bob Kupfer, vice president of global operations. "And we have built a new facility that will provide us with the capacity to satisfy customer demand for the foreseeable future."

USANA is currently operating in 20 markets throughout the world, and China represents one of its most important growth opportunities moving forward. BabyCare has achieved solid sales and customer growth in China for several years and this growth is just one of the factors that led to the Company's determination to construct a new facility in China.

Although the factory is located outside of the U.S., it maintains the same level of quality standards as USANA's facility in the U.S. The factory was also built according to requirements from the Chinese government, the China Food and Drug Administration, and the GB standard—the national standard of China. A high-tech air system was also installed to filter the air pollution in Beijing.

About BabyCare Ltd.

BabyCare Ltd., is a subsidiary of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. It manufactures high-quality nutritional products in its CFDA-registered facility in Beijing, China. BabyCare's nutritional supplements encompass two brands: BabyCare® for mothers and infants, and USANA® for adults. BabyCare's products are from pure materials and are designed to meet the entire family's nutritional needs. 

About USANA

Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and healthy food products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our web site http://www.usana.com, AsktheScientists, or the official USANA blog http://whatsupusana.com.

Media Contact: Ashley Collins 
VP Marketing & Public Relations 
(801) 954-7629 
media(at)us.usana(dot)com

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences




Monday, March 20, 2017

Zdanis USANA Team Recognition


Congratulations and THANK YOU to the Following Team Members!

Zdanis USANA Team Top 50 Income Earners for the Week ending 03.17.2017
We would like to recognize the following USANA team members for their efforts and contributions to USANA for being the Top 50 Income Earners on our team last week. Keep up the great work! – Pete and Dora Zdanis
Zdanis USANA Team Top 50 Income Earners – Week Ending 03.17.2017
1, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US 
2, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US 
3, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US 
4, Richard Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
6, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US 
7, Pauline Puzynska, Langton, ON, CA
8, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US 
9, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US 
10, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US 
11, Sandy Holcomb, Durham, NC, US 
12, Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US 
13, Marci Smith, Springfield, PA, US 
14, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US 
15, Robin Thomas, Chapel Hill, NC, US 
16, Carol Sullivan, Las Cruces, NM, US 
17, Michael Allgeier Sr., Erie, PA, US 
18, Dani Linkhart, Arvada, CO, US 
19, Robin Herrera, El Paso, TX, US 
20, Loa Crumb, Stoney Creek, ON, CA
21, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US 
22, James Rovegno, Chautauqua, NY, US 
23, Gail Garvin, Cincinnati, OH, US 
24, Thomas Madison, Alexandria, VA, US 
25, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US 
26, Kristina Thorpe, Dunn Loring, VA, US 
27, David Young, New Westminster, BC, CA
28, Dan Chorny, Overland Park, KS, US 
29, Thomas Chorny, Campbell, CA, US 
30, Bradley Guile, El Paso, TX, US 
31, Cheree Hanson, Barboursville, VA, US 
32, Michael Misja, North Canton, OH, US 
33, Shay Stockdill, Anaheim, CA, US 
34, Sophie Culver, Truth Or Consequences, NM, US 
35, Shirlene Cecile, Kihei, HI, US 
36, Tracey Craig, Georgetown, ON, CA,
37, Todd Stoutenborough, Laguna Niguel, CA, US   
38, Kyle Hoffman, Las Vegas, NV, US 
39, Dr. Phillip Madison, Cocoa Beach, FL, US 
40, Michael Corner, Stoney Creek, ON, CA
41, Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US 
42, Sharon Boles, El Paso, TX, US 
43, Michelle Provencio, Las Cruces, NM, US 
44, Desiree Golden, Las Cruces, NM, US 
44, Monica Boes, Norton Shores, MI, US 
45, Hannelore Allen-Savoie, Hampden, MA, US 
46, Christina Blanco, El Paso, TX, US 
47, Bettina Wittemeier, Toronto, ON, CA
48, Kingsley Hallerdin, Sarasota, FL, US 
49, Kathleen Shumate, Barboursville, VA, US 
50, Sherrie Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US 



Pete & Dora Zdanis

Philadelphia.  PA.  US
Voice/Text: 610-316-8637



USANA Preferred Customer Invitation Program FAQs

Preferred Customer Invitation Program FAQs

Q. What is the Preferred Customer Invitation Program?
A. The Preferred Customer Invitation Program gives certain Associates the option to become Preferred Customers. Current Associates who are more focused on purchasing products than building a business will now have the flexibility to become a Preferred Customer. Associates can opt out of the invitation, however.

Q. How will Associates qualify for a Preferred Customer invitation?
A. The invitation to become a Preferred Customer will be given to any U.S. Associate who meets all of the following:
  • Has not earned a commission or enrolled anyone in the past three months
  • Has not registered for an event, purchased a sales tool, or purchased Business Accelerator Suite in the past three months
  • Has been with USANA for six months or longer

Q. How does a Preferred Customer invitation work?
A. USANA will send an invitation via email to those Associates who qualify (see above). Associates who receive the invitation can choose to become Preferred Customers by either doing nothing or responding to the invitation by the deadline specified in the invitation. Those who do not want to become Preferred Customers can simply opt out on The Hub or by contacting customer service.

Q: What does it mean to opt in?
A: If an Associate opts in, they wish to change their status to Preferred Customer. They will no longer be an Associate.

Q: What does it mean to opt out?
A: If an Associate opts out, it means they do not wish change their status to Preferred Customer. They will remain an Associate.

Q. What is the benefit of changing to Preferred Customer status?
A. Associates who simply want to purchase products from USANA will benefit from this invitation. Anyone who changes status because of this invitation will receive all of the same product discounts but will no longer be asked to pay an annual Associate renewal fee, nor have the five retail sales per month requirement.

Q. Is the Preferred Customer Invitation Program optional?
A. Yes. Associates will be notified if they qualify for a status change and will have the chance to opt out of being switched to a Preferred Customer. However, those who receive an invite and do not contact us with a desire to retain their current Associate status will be automatically switched.

Q. How do Associates opt out of switching to Preferred Customer status?
A. To opt out of the customer invitation, they must notify USANA either through an online opt-out form on The Hub or by calling or emailing customer service.

Q. Will an Associate who is switched to Preferred Customer get a new customer ID?
A. No. From the new Preferred Customer’s perspective, nothing will change. They will continue to use their original Associate ID number to make purchases and to access their account.

Q: Can an Associate who accepts the Preferred Customer invitation return to being an Associate?
A: Yes. They will retain their current ID number because Associates who switched to Preferred Customer status can go back to being an active Associate at any time. Their place in the tree and Associate ID will be reserved for this purpose.

Q. Will customer service be able to tell the difference between regular Preferred Customer accounts and Preferred Customer accounts that are linked to a previous Associate account?
A. Yes. Customer service will have access to this information.

Q. If an Associate opts out of the customer invitation, could they potentially be invited again at a later date?
A. Yes. But an Associate who opts out of switching to a Preferred Customer account will not receive another invitation—regardless of their business activities—for at least one year.

Q: If an Associate opts out of the customer invitation, can they change their mind and opt in later?
A: Yes. But status changes are only offered once per quarter.  Qualified Associates must contact customer service to receive another Preferred Customer invitation, which will be sent the following quarter. Associates who initially opt out and then later decide to opt in will not receive a thank-you gift.

Q. What markets will benefit from the Preferred Customer Invitation Program?
A. Only Associates in the United States will receive this invitation, as of April 2017. With the exception of the Philippines, Indonesia, and mainland China, similar programs will be introduced in other markets later this year. The timeline for a more global rollout will be announced soon.

Q. After moving from an Associate to a Preferred Customer account, how can someone reactivate their Associate account?
A. Accounts can be reactivated by calling or emailing customer service or through their customer account on The Hub. At the time of reactivation, they will need to digitally sign a new Associate agreement form.

Q. If someone reactivates their Associate account, will they keep their original PaceSetter status?
A. Yes. They will not have to requalify.

Q. Are there any restrictions for a Preferred Customer who reactivates their original Associate account?
A. After switching to a Preferred Customer account, there is no time limit to reactivate an Associate account. Regular cancellation rules apply to anyone who elects to reactivate their Associate account and then cancels it.

Q. Can this type of Preferred Customer be moved to another spot?
A. No. All rules for Preferred Customers also apply to this type of account. If they opt to become an Associate again, they would retain their original spot in the tree.

Q. Will someone who reactivates their Associate account be required to purchase a Business Development System (BDS)?
A. No. They will simply need to sign the new Associate Agreement. The one exception is if a BDS was never processed on the account originally. In that case, the Associate would then need to purchase a BDS to build a business.

Q. Will someone who reactivates their Associate account be expected to pay a renewal fee upon reactivating?
A. No. They will be charged their renewal fee for the next year on the anniversary of their original sign-up date as an Associate.

EXAMPLE: If John signs up as an Associate in June 2017, switches to Preferred Customer in February 2018, and then reactivates his Associate account in March 2019, he would be charged his annual renewal fee in June 2019.

Q. Will Associates who switch to Preferred Customer status still have access to online reports (Team Manager) and other tools?
A. No. Preferred Customers do not have access to business reports and online business-building tools.

Q. Once someone switches to Preferred Customer, will they be able to sponsor other Associates or customers?
A. No. Preferred Customers cannot enroll new Associates or earn commissions. They will need to reactivate their Associate account to do that.

Q. Will leaders be able to see the contact information of Associates who have become Preferred Customers in their reports?
A. No. Just like any other Preferred Customer, those who change their status will only be visible to their sponsor.

Q. How will the free product giveaway work for those who opt in and switch to Preferred Customer status?
A. As a thank you to those who accept this invitation, we will automatically include a free Proflavanol® C100 on their next single order. The order must be processed within 30 days of when the account is switched to Preferred Customer.

Q. If an Associate does not respond and is moved to Preferred Customer status, will they receive a free product?
A. No. The free product offer is only for those who act on the invitation.

Q. How often will future invitations be extended to qualified Associates?
A. Those who qualify will be contacted and invited to become Preferred Customers each quarter. But an Associate who opts out of switching to a Preferred Customer account will not receive another invitation—regardless of their business behavior—for at least one year.


Preferred Customer Personal Sales Volume FAQ’s

Q: What is the Preferred Customer Personal Sales Volume placement option?
A: Associates in the United States will have the flexibility to enroll new Preferred Customers and place them in a Business Center (BC) 1 personal side and have the Preferred Customer’s purchases count toward the Associate’s Personal Sales Volume (PSV).

Q: How will Preferred Customer personal volume placement work?
A: If you choose, you can have Preferred Customers sign up under your BC1 Personal so their purchases count as your personal volume.

Preferred Customer Personal Sales Volume

Q: How are personal points distributed?
A: If a Preferred Customer is signed up in your BC1 Personal, this will act the same as if you made a personal purchase.

Q: Why would anyone sign up a new Preferred Customer as anything other than Personal?
A: Personal volume only counts toward qualification and is not commissionable volume.

Q: Where does the volume for newly enrolled Preferred Customers placed in BC1 go?
A: This volume goes toward commission qualification.

Q: What will personal Preferred Customer volume count toward?
A: Points from Preferred Customer orders placed on the personal side of your business will count toward:
·         BC1/BC3 initial activation
·         Personal volume requirements to remain commission qualified
·         PaceSetter qualification
  
Q: If someone switches from Associate to Preferred Customer, can I use their purchases toward PSV?
A: No. This change is for new Preferred Customer enrollees only.


Q: Is volume from all Preferred Customers in BC1 used to determine qualification?
A: No. Only points from BC1 Personal will be added to personal volume.

Q: What happens to personal volume that exceeds 100/200 SVP for commission qualification?
A: Points above those needed for commission qualification will roll up as Group Sales Volume (GSV), as all personal volume currently does.


Q: What’s the process for enrolling new Preferred Customers in my BC1 Personal?
A: At the time of enrollment, you will have the placement option to sign someone up as PC Personal. This can be done either through customer service or online. This is for new enrollees only.

Q: How am I going to see these Preferred Customers in my online reporting?
A: These Preferred Customers will show up on the same Preferred Customer reports you have today in Team Manager.


Source: USANA Health Sciences




Monday, March 13, 2017

Brain Awareness Week: 5 Foods For Healthy Brain Function via USANA

News Release


Click on http://bit.ly/ZdanisBiOmega

Support Your Brain By What You Eat

SALT LAKE CITY, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a well-known fact that what you eat has an influence on your body, but did you know it can directly impact your brain function? 

In recognition of Brain Awareness Week, USANA Health Sciences, a global leader in health and nutrition, provides you a list of powerful, everyday superfoods and nutrients that help support brain function. You can also tune into The Dr. Oz Show on Wednesday, March 15, to discover other benefits of omega-3's.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids     
                
These little babies are critical for maintaining the health of your cells by providing the lipids needed for healthy cellular membranes. Your cells are the foundation of every part of your body, so omega-3s are necessary for optimal health on the most basic level.
Good sources of omega-3s include fatty fish like salmon and tuna, flaxseed oil, chia seeds and fish oil supplements (http://bit.ly/2lTPPkh).

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells from oxidative damage. In turn, this antioxidant process helps maintain healthy cognitive function.

Good sources of vitamin E include raw spinach, almonds, and sunflower seeds.

Turmeric

Curcumin is a compound found in the spice, turmeric, and is also the reason for turmeric's vibrant color. But what makes this chemical so useful is its nutritional and medicinal capabilities. With powerful health - benefits, curcumin supports the protection of healthy cells and maintaining a healthy brain.

Wondering how to add turmeric to your diet? Try adding it to soups, rice or even toss it with veggies.

"Eating well provides many beneficial effects for your mental health as well as your physical health. And evidence continues to accumulate on the importance of consuming certain dietary nutrients to support the health of your brain lifelong." 

Toni McKinnon, USANA Director Health & Science Education

Coconut Oil

Our brains need fuel to function properly, and coconut oil helps provide the good fats (medium-chain triglycerides) to help the brain function. properly.
Eat more coconut oil by cooking with it, eating it by the spoonful, or adding it to your daily smoothie.

Dark Chocolate or Red Wine

Dark chocolate and red wine are rich in flavonoids which promote normal/healthy blood vessel function and healthy blood flow to the brain. They also aid in proper cognitive function and memory.

Not a fan of dark chocolate or red wine? Don't stress. You can get all the benefits from the flavonoids without the calories here (http://bit.ly/2mqLbsE).

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. 

About USANA

Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and healthy food products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our web site http://www.usana.com, AsktheScientists, or the official USANA blog http://whatsupusana.com.

Media Contact: Ashley Collins
VP Marketing & Public Relations 
(801) 954-7629
media(at)us.usana(dot)com

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brain-awareness-week-5-foods-for-healthy-brain-function-300422726.html

SOURCE USANA Health Sciences













Sunday, March 12, 2017

Zdanis USANA Team Top 50 Income Earners for the Week ending 03.10.2017

Congratulations and THANK YOU to the Following Team Members!


We would like to recognize the following USANA team members for their efforts and contributions to USANA for being the Top 50 Income Earners on our team last week. Keep up the great work! – Pete and Dora Zdanis
Zdanis USANA Team Top 50 Income Earners – Week Ending 03.10.2017
1, Bruce Pierce, Tempe, AZ, US 
2, Bob Shehan, El Paso, TX, US 
3, Norm Bryant, Albuquerque, NM, US 
4, Richard Cameron, Langton, ON, CA
5, Dr. Chuck Misja, Hudson, OH, US 
6, Yvonne Acosta, El Paso, TX, US 
7, Shirlene Cecile, Kihei, HI, US 
8, Dr. Gary Young, Hartsdale, NY, US 
9, Ruth Kohake, Cincinnati, OH, US 
10, John Chan, Doylestown, PA, US 
11, Pauline Puzynska, Langton, ON, CA
12, Sandy McDonald, Hamilton, ON, CA
13, Linda Murphy, Grimsby, ON, CA
14, Bradley Guile, El Paso, TX, US 
15, Carolyn Bush, Mountain View, CA, US 
16, Marci Smith, Springfield, PA, US 
17, Frances Ramos, Belen, NM, US 
18, Elizabeth Pasquale, Ossining, NY, US 
19, Christina Blanco, El Paso, TX, US 
20, Kristina Thorpe, Dunn Loring, VA, US 
21, Cynthia Inman, Chesterbrook, PA, US 
22, Judy Adams, Portland, TX, US 
23, Anna Grim, Rock Hill, SC, US 
24, James Rovegno, Chautauqua, NY, US 
25, Wendy Murakami, Monson, MA, US 
26, Frances Parker, Laurelton, NY, US 
27, Katharine Palmerton, Ravenna, OH, US 
28, Kingsley Hallerdin, Sarasota, FL, US 
29, Jackie Horton, Las Cruces, NM, US 
29, Carlos Landin Jr., El Paso, TX, US 
30, Bettina Wittemeier, Toronto, ON, CA
31, Mary Ann Markert, Drexel Hill, PA, US 
32, John Mansfield, Kirkland, WA, US 
33, Cheryl Corner, Hamilton, ON, CA
34, Matt Davidson, Hamilton, ON, CA
35, Andrew Kissinger, Schertz, TX, US 
36, Irma Aragon, El Paso, TX, US 
37, Jeffrey Van Tassel, Dover Plains, NY, US 
38, Sandra Wilson, Alamogordo, NM, US 
39, Carol Sullivan, Las Cruces, NM, US 
40, Chatral A'dze, Livingston Manor, NY, US 
41, Margaret King, Chapel Hill, NC, US 
42, Dr. Phillip Madison, Cocoa Beach, FL, US 
43, Cliff Norton, Ojai, CA, US 
44, Hannelore Allen-Savoie, Hampden, MA, US 
45, Lynn Kimbrough, Arvada, CO, US 
46, Desiree Golden, Las Cruces, NM, US 
47, Niki Kissinger, Fort Worth, TX, US 
48, Theresa Surette-Fowinkle, Rio Rancho, NM, US 
49, Janice Sperling, Hamilton, ON, CA
50, Arthur Konialian, Springfield, PA, US 


 Pete & Dora Zdanis

Philadelphia.  PA.  US
Voice/Text: 610-316-8637



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reset Your Sleep Pattern Ahead of Daylight Saving Time

News Release


Reset Your Sleep Pattern Ahead of Daylight Saving Time

SALT LAKE CITY, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As most of the United States returns to Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, March 12, we spring forward and advance our clocks one hour.  For the one in three American adults who are already sleep deprived, losing an additional hour of sleep over the coming weekend can have a damaging effect on their sleep patterns. 

Daylight Saving Time is a great opportunity for us to examine our current sleep habits and patterns to see where we can improve, says Nancy Rothstein, The Sleep Ambassador® and Director of CIRCADIAN Corporate Sleep Programs. "Our bodies have a 24-hour natural cycle or circadian rhythm, so when we shift the clock and 'lose' an hour of precious sleep, it can be a jolt to our system. The impact of the change can vary depending on your personal health, sleep habits and your lifestyle." 

Here are a few simple tips to help you spring forward on Sunday and in the days to follow for sustainable sleep improvement:

  • Ease into the time change gradually by going to bed and waking up 10-15 minutes earlier in the nights preceding the start of DST. This helps your body clock slowly adjust. 
  • Don't consume alcohol or caffeine close to bedtime, preferably at least four hours for alcohol and six for caffeine. 
  • Expose yourself to light (preferably natural light) during waking hours, but do not expose yourself to bright light when it's dark outside. This confuses your body clock. 
  • Tune out from technology at least an hour before bed to avoid brain stimulation and the suppression of melatonin caused by blue light emanating from your device screens (phones, tablets, computers, etc). Charge your devices out of the bedroom so you can recharge in bed! 

What to do with this new hour of "free" time when your screens are sleeping? A few options: take a shower or bath, read a printed book, write in a journal, do some gentle stretching or calming yoga poses to transition to peaceful sleep. 

Be consistent in your sleep time and wake time. Your body clock loves this! 

Follow a bedtime routine that is calming and relaxing. 

Adding a supplement such as melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone which regulates sleep and wake cycles during periods of occasional sleeplessness, can also help to ease the transition into Daylight Saving Time.  Try USANA's Pure Rest™, a fast-acting, ultra-pure melatonin supplement*.

*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.

About USANA

Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and healthy food products in its FDA-Registered Drug Establishment in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our web site http://www.usana.com or the official USANA blog http://whatsupusana.com.

Media Contact: Ashley Collins
VP Marketing & Public Relations
(801) 954-7629
media(at)us.usana(dot)com

SOURCE: USANA Health Sciences