• A complete and balanced formula containing the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed by growing bodies--chewable Essentials
  • Contains advanced amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamins C and E
  • Sweetened with xylitol, a natural carbohydrate with proven health benefits
  • Laboratory tested for guaranteed quality. Meets USP specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration

Usanimals is an advanced formulation containing the nutrients necessary for growing bodies. Good nutrition plays a critical role in everyone's health, and it's especially important for those who are building muscle, bones and other tissues. A nutritious diet supplying the energy needs for active lives and supplemen- tation with a complete and balanced formula of micronutrients can contribute to the foundation of a long and healthy life.

Nutrition for Growth

Growth in the human body is much more complex than our body parts simply becoming larger. It is an incredibly intricate balance of varying anatomical growth rates, physiological changes, and shifting hormone status. In addition to fueling growth and normal activity levels, diets must provide for the accumulation of stores of nutrients in preparation for accelerated growth spurts. Ideally, adequate nutrition for both growth and maintenance throughout life could be obtained from our normal intake of food and drink.

Today's nutrition

In modern society, with its rapid pace, high stress levels, and often toxic environment, good nutrition is more important than ever before. Unfortunately, one survey after another shows that most people do not receive the nutrition they need from their diets.

In addition to problems caused by high intake of fat and saturated fat, many people are simply not getting enough of the essential nutrients.(1) In a national survey, only about half of Canadians report having 'excellent' or 'very good' eating habits.(2) Despite understanding the importance of healthy eating, millions of Canadians admit that their diets do not provide optimal nutrition. A recent report shows that the diets of women of child-bearing age in Canada contain less than half the folate recommended by the government to reduce the likelihood of neural tube defects in newborns.(3) and the average calcium intake of both male and female adults does not meet the new guidelines of 1,000 mg per day.(4)

Essentials for growing bodies

Surveys show that supplementation can make a significant contribution to meeting the recommended daily requirements of vitamins and minerals.(5)

Usanimals contains a full array of oxidation defense compounds, vitamins, and minerals in amounts designed especially for active, growing bodies. Usanimals includes advanced amounts of vitamins E and C, two of the most powerful oxidation defense compounds needed by the human body. Vitamin E also helps to maintain healthy, functional cell membranes.(6-8) Vitamin C is also essential for the manufacture of collagen, the most abundant protein substance in the body and the key component of all connective tissues.

The Best Sources

A balanced blend of nutrients is only the beginning. At USANA, we believe that the quality of the raw ingredients is of the utmost importance. Every ingredient must be in a highly bioavailable form which can be easily absorbed and used by the cells. USANA uses only the highest quality ingredients in Usanimals.

Being Healthy Can Be Fun

Most chewable vitamins contain more sugar than any other ingredient. Usanimals is sweetened with xylitol, a natural carbohydrate, instead of sugar. Xylitol is not absorbed by the body as readily as other sugars and may even reduce the risk of tooth decay.(9)

Check out the Usanimals.com Internet site for activities, nutrition information for parents, and lots of fun with the Usanimals gang.

Using Usanimals

Adults and children over 12 years of age take two tablets daily. Usanimals are laboratory tested, and USANA guarantees their potency.

References
1. Albertson, A.M, et al. 1992. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 92:1492-96
2. Canadians and Healthy Eating: How are we doing? Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada. 1997. Cat. No. H49-107/1997E.
3. Health Canada. Dietary Intakes: Questions and Answers (www.hc-sc.ca/food aliment/english/subjects/dietary_ reference_intakes/dietary_intakes_questions_and1.html)
4. Health Canada. Dietary Intakes: Questions and Answers (www.hc-sc.ca/food-aliment/english/subjects/ dietary_reference_intakes/questions_and_answers_on_calcium.htm
5. Cook, C.C. and Payne, I.R. J. Am. Diet. Assoc. 1979. 74:130-33.
6. Niki, E. Alpha-tocopherol. In Handbook of Antioxidants. Cadenas, E., and Packer, L., eds. Marcel Dekker: New York. 1996. Pp. 3-25.
7. Traber, M.G. Biokinetics of Vitamin E. In Handbook of Antioxidants. Cadenas, E., and Packer, L., eds. Marcel Dekker: New York. 1996. Pp. 43-61
8. Fontham, E.T.H. In Natural Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease. Frei, B., ed. Academic Press: New York. 1996. Pp. 157-90.
9. Isokangas, P. et al. J. Am. Dent. Assoc. 1998. 117:315-20.

EACH TABLET CONTAINS: / CHAQUE COMPRIMÉ CONTIENT :
BETA CAROTENE (PROVITAMIN A)
2,500 I.U.
BETA-CAROTENE (PROVITAMINE A)
VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID AND CALCIUM ASCORBATE)
100 mg
VITAMINE C (ACIDE ASCORBIQUE ET ASCORBATE DE CALCIUM)
VITAMIN D3 (CHOLECALCIFEROL)
150 I.U.
VITAMINE D3 (CHOLÉCALCIFÉROL)
VITAMIN E (d-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
36 I.U.
VITAMINE E (SUCCINATE d-ALPHA TOCOPHÉRYL)
VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE)
0.75 mg
VITAMINE B1 (CHLORHYDRATE DE THIAMINE)
VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN)
1 mg
VITAMINE B2 (RIBOFLAVINE)
NIACINAMIDE
10 mg
NIACINAMIDE
PANTOTHENIC ACID (CALCIUM d-PANTOTHENATE)
2.5 mg
ACIDE PANTOTHÉNIQUE (d-PANTOTHÉNATE DE CALCIUM)
VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE)
1.25 mg
VITAMINE B6 (CHLORHYDRATE DE PYRIDOXINE)
VITAMIN B12 (CYANOCOBALAMIN)
3 µg
VITAMINE B12 (CYANOCOBALAMINE)
FOLIC ACID
0.2 mg
ACIDE FOLIQUE
BIOTIN
15 µg
BIOTINE
CALCIUM (CARBONATE AND ASCORBATE)
75 mg
CALCIUM (CARBONATE ET ASCORBIQUE)
MAGNESIUM (OXIDE AND HVP* CHELATE)
25 mg
MAGNÉSIUM (CHÉLATE DE PVH*)
MANGANESE (HVP* CHELATE)
0.5 mg
MANGANESE (OXYDE ET CHÉLATE DE PVH*)
CHROMIUM (HVP* CHELATE)
10 µg
CHROME (CHÉLATE DE PVH*)
SELENIUM (HVP* CHELATE)
10 µg
SÉLÉNIUM (CHÉLATE DE PVH*)
IODINE (SODIUM IODIDE)
37.5 µg
IODE (IODURE DE SODIUM)
MOLYBDENUM (CITRATE)
12.5 µg
MOLYBDENE (CHÉLATE DE PVH*)
ZINC (CITRATE)
2.5 mg
ZINC (CHÉLATE DE PVH*)

(*HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN / * PROTÉINES VÉGÉTALES HYDROLYSÉES)

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