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On Sale! Omega-3 fatty acids are often missing from children's diets. A quality supplement like USANA's BiOmega Jr. can make it fun and easy for kids to get the DHA and EPA they need for healthy minds and bodies. This delicious orange-pineapple flavored gel is fun for kids. They can eat it straight out of the package or mixed with cold, creamy foods.

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A growing body of research shows the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for our health, even at the earliest stages of life. Because we know how important these vital nutrients are, pregnant women and new mothers often supplement their diets, and most infant formula is now fortified with omega-3s to help support a baby’s growing brain and body. But when a child transitions to eating solid foods, the amount of omega-3s in his or her diet may drop dramatically and stay low throughout childhood, especially if the child is a finicky eater. In fact, nearly 80 percent of children in North America are estimated to be deficient in omega-3s. In order to ensure a child’s healthy growth and development, it may be necessary to add a quality omega-3 supplement. USANA’s BiOmega Jr. delivers a healthy amount of omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), along with vitamin D, in a creamy orange-pineapple flavored gel.

Healthy Brains
Omega-3 fatty acids assist with maintaining the fluidity and permeability of cell membranes, and brain- cell membranes in particular contain more than 10 times more concentrated omega-3s than the rest of the body. Low plasma levels of DHA and EPA have been associated with various developmental problems, such as impaired cognitive development, in children. Our bodies require omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, for proper brain development and structure. DHA is thought to support electric signaling in the brain, underscoring its role in learning ability, memory, concentration, and behavior and mood. And some studies have suggested that intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fats can contribute to improved performance on tests for verbal learning ability and listening comprehension. Essential fatty acids, including EPA and DHA, also influence nerve conduction, making them vital for the health of the central nervous system, which stems from the brain.

Healthy Eyes
Omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA and EPA, are precursors for eicosanoids, which are mediators of many biochemical processes and influence interactions between cells. Thus, they are necessary for the normal function and production of healthy cells throughout the body, making them vital for ongoing healthy growth and development.

Developing a healthy body early in life can have long-term, positive effects. Some research suggests that early nutrition can induce lifelong effects on metabolism, growth, neuro development, and cardiovascular health. Several clinical studies have shown omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for the heart and vascular system throughout our lives, and supportive—but not conclusive—research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of BiOmega Jr. provides 350 mg of EPA and 230 mg of DHA omega-3 fatty acids. (See nutrition information for total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol content.)

Why BiOmega™ Jr.?
Nutrition is a key component in getting a child off to a smart start, but omega-3 fatty acids are often missing from children’s diets. A quality supplement like USANA’s BiOmega Jr. can make it fun and easy for kids to get the DHA and EPA they need for healthy minds and bodies without taking a supplement full of added sugar. Unlike many popular brands that supply only small amounts of omega-3s, BiOmega Jr. supplies a valuable amount of highly absorbable DHA and EPA in a delectable orange-pineapple flavored gel with no fishy taste. With 1,000 IU of added vitamin D, BiOmega Jr. also supports developing bones and overall good health. Packaged in single-serve packets, kids will love having BiOmega Jr. as a treat every other day, and parents will love how convenient it is to give their kids a healthy snack, either straight from the packet or mixed into yogurt or other creamy foods. For best results, store in the refrigerator and serve cold.
Q: What’s the difference between MySmart™Shakes and Nutrimeal™?
A: MySmartShakes are the cleaner, simpler products a growing segment of the population are clamoring for. They don’t have any sugar and are packed with six grams of fat—mainly from coconut oil—to provide the beneficial balance of macronutrients to combat today’s carbohydrate-heavy diets. MySmartShakes also give you the ability to personalize your shake. You’ll have a variety of flavors and proteins to choose from, instead of being stuck with only a few options.

Q: What do the numbers on my shake bags mean?
A: 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.

1. Choose your protein base—plant, soy, or whey
2. Choose your USANA MySmart™ Flavor Optimizer—dark chocolate, cappuccino, peach mango, banana, orange cream, or stick with the mild vanilla flavor of the base
3. Add in a booster, like USANA MySmart™Shake Protein Plus

Q: Will USANA be adding more flavors in the future?
A: Yes. Over the next few years, we plan to roll out more flavors. Keep checking on The Hub for more exciting MySmartFoods products.

Q: How will these new products affect the RESET™ Kit?
A: We’re changing the RESET Kit to MySmart™Start, and it will feature the MySmartFoods line. This means you’ll experience more personalization with a program that will help you start living a healthier lifestyle.

Q: Are MySmartFoods low glycemic?
A: We can’t talk about MySmartFoods and the glycemic index, but they do have a low-glycemic impact on your body. Here’s why:

There simply isn’t enough sugar to determine a glycemic-index score experimentally. In other words, they are naturally low glycemic in the same way that nuts or fish are. They contain too few carbohydrates to be tested, and their influence on blood glucose would be insignificant. So, while we can’t measure the glycemic index, of course they will help support your low-glycemic diet.

Q What went into the development of these new products?
A: We recognized a desire among consumers for simple, pure products. They want ingredients they can pronounce and easily understand. That means cleaner labels and ingredients that are closer to nature. One thing I was taught was to simply look at the length of an ingredient deck—almost always, shorter is better.

This was also an opportunity to add in more beneficial fats—mainly from coconut oil—to provide a better balance of macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fats. For a long time, the story was that fats were bad. When you dig into the scientific literature, that’s just not the case.

Q: So what’s going on with the saturated fat in the products? A: Fats are a vital nutrient, especially for our cells. And the type of fats found in coconut oil—which is what we use in these products—has quite a few health benefits. It’s been shown to support healthy metabolism, and contribute to satiety. There’s also evidence coconut oil supports healthy triglyceride levels and maintains good cholesterol levels already in the normal range.*

Q: How will the shakes and bars benefit my overall diet?
A: That’s a great question. We are very good at talking about “essential” micronutrients—the vitamins and minerals that are essential to sustain life. However, we often forget there are “essential” macronutrients as well. MySmartFoods offer both essential and beneficial macronutrients designed to help bring our overall diet back into balance.

Around the world, we are consuming more calories coming mostly from refined sugars, and more specifically, from snacking. The primary goal of these new products is to help restore balance in our diet, and combine them with the USANA® Essentials™ to provide the essential macro- and micro-nutrition our bodies need to thrive.

Q: Will the products make me feel full longer?
A: Besides fat, it is well known and scientifically documented that increased amounts of fiber and protein will also help increase the overall sense of satiety and boost your metabolism. Just two of the many health benefits these macronutrients provide.

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