On August 2, 2017, held at the PhilSport Arena Pasig, USANA Health Sciences, a global nutritional company, announced today that’s its Philippines subsidiary UHS Essential Health Phils. Inc. (locally known as USANA) has entered a partnership with the Philippines Sports Commission-Philippine Sports Institute (PSC-PSI) for the health improvement of 300 elite national athletes. USANA is now the “Official Supplement Provider of the PSC.”
PSC chairman William Ramirez says the partnership is in line with the commission’s vision to promote sports and athletics among our youth as well as improve the national athlete program.
“The timing of this partnership with USANA could not have been more perfect. We are full swing with our preparations for the upcoming South East Asian Games and the build-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and adding USANA’s high-quality nutritional supplements to our athlete’s health program will help in their training while reaching optimal health as well.” says Chairman Ramirez.
“It is a privilege to work with the PSC-PSI in their goal to get our athletes ready to represent our country in the international sports arena. We are proud that we are able to provide Filipino athletes the same pharmacy-grade, safe, NSF-certified and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-approved nutritional products being enjoyed by world-class athletes,” says Aurora Gaston, USANA Vice-President for Philippines and Indonesia. “This partnership is our commitment to the Philippine market who has helped our company become the leader in nutrition here and abroad.
In the Memoramdum of Agreement, USANA, shall supply 300 priority athletes with 3 of its premier supplements, namely the following:
The EssentialsTM vitamin, mineral and antioxidant supplements for adults are a combination of two products: Mega AntioxidantTM vitamin and antioxidant supplement and Chelated MineralTM multi-mineral product. Together, they provide a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients that form the foundation of USANA’s nutritional system.
CoQuinone® 30. The energy that every cell needs to function is produced through a complex process in the mitochondria, organelles within the cell. Within the mitochondria, cells store energy in a molecule called adenosine-5-triphosphate, or ATP, which is synthesized and used by every cell in the body. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential part of the electron transport chain the mitochondria use to make ATP. CoQuinone 30 dietary supplement was developed to deliver high-quality, highly bioavailable CoQ10 to the cells to support the production of ATP. More info Click here.
Procosa® is USANA’s formula for joint health. We combine 1500 mg of high-quality, vegetarian glucosamine HCl—a dose shown to be effective—with a blend of important vitamins and minerals, including Meriva bioavailable curcumin complex. Meriva is an innovative phytosome that delivers water-soluble curcumin wrapped in fat-soluble soy lecithin, which more easily crosses cell membranes for dramatically improved stability and absorption. In addition, vitamin C and curcumin provide antioxidant defense against cell damaging oxidative stress. More info Click here.
Rubilen Amit of Billiards, Japoy Lizardo of Taekwondo, Josephine Medina of Table Tennis-PHILSPADA, Wilhelmina Lozada of Fencing, Divine Wally of Wushu, Marielle Salamat of Cycling, Eugene Torre of Chess, Liza del Rosario, Lara Posadas and Kenneth Chua of Bowling and 2016 Rio Olympics Silver medalist in Weightlifting, Hidilyn Diaz represent the athletes and coaches of the Philippine national team in the ceremonial turn-over during the MOA signing.
To foster transparency on the implementation of the partnership, the products will be distributed directly to the 300 national athletes throughout the two-year partnership.
Team USANA Pilipinas campaign supported over 30 national athletes in the past and until now. Other athletes who are currently being sponsored are SEA Games Gold Medalist Nikko Huelgas, Philippine Azkals top footballer Misagh Bahadoran, Star Hotshots player Peter June Simon and Ginebra San Miguel Beer’s LA Tenorio to name a few.
USANA first started working with athletes in 1999 when USANA partnered with the US Speed Skating and Speed Skating Canada. Since then, USANA has provided thousands of elite and professional athletes around the world with high-quality nutritional supplements to help them perform at their best. Teams also include the Women’s Tennis Association, the US Ski and Snowboard Association, members of the Korean Speed skating Team and National Judo Team and 3000 more athletes in 22 countries.
Re-launched in January this year, the Philippine Sports Institute shall provide sports science services to meet the needs of the grassroots level (talent identification, coaches training, etc.) and the elite level (strength and conditioning sports medicine, etc.). It will soon also have education and research component.
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) is a US based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and health products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.