What is USANA?

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Based in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA) USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality, science-based nutritional, personal-care, energy, and weight-management products that are distributed through direct selling (network marketing) to retail customers, Preferred Customers, and independent Associates worldwide.  USANA is a member of the Direct Selling Association, the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers, and abides by the DSA’s Code of Ethics.

Many industry experts have recognized USANA for its excellence: USANA has been the recipient of several Utah Best of State Awards for its nutritional and personal-care products.  The Essentials™, USANA’s core product, have repeatedly earned the highest honors in the NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements.  The company has been named People’s Choice Best Company in NetWork Marketing Today/The MLM Insider for 10 years. And many more.

USANA’s Mission:  To develop and provide the highest quality, science-based health products, distributed internationally through network marketing, creating a rewarding financial opportunity for their independent Associates, shareholders, and employees.

“I dream of a world free from pain and suffering. I dream of a world free from disease. The USANA family will be the healthiest family on earth. Share my vision. Love life and live it to its fullest in happiness and health.” Dr. Myron Wentz, Founder and Chairman, USANA Health Sciences

To learn more about Dr. Wentz and all of his visionary endeavors, visit his Web site www.DrWentz.com

Meet The Founder

A Message from Founder Dr. Myron Wentz

USANA  History

USANA Corporate Fact Sheet

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At China Biofield we strongly believes in science-based health products and we will only endorse products that meet an exceptionally high quality of standard both in terms of natural vs synthetic ingredients and correct manufcaturing.  All products that we endorse are from company’s that share our vision and beliefs that prevention is better than cure.  We have been working with USANA Health Sciences for some years now and as a registered USANA Associate we are thus able to offer preferential rates to all our customers on their large range of high quality, science-based health products

 

Meet The Founder

Dr. Myron Wentz, internationally recognized microbiologist, immunologist, and pioneer in the development of human cell culture technology and infectious disease diagnoses, holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, a master’s degree in microbiology from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Joining a pathology group in Peoria, Illinois, Dr. Wentz served as infectious diseases specialist and directed the microbiology and immunology laboratories for three hospitals in the Peoria area. After three years of clinical experience, he saw an opportunity to make a deeper contribution to medical science by developing much-needed tests for viral diseases.

Dr. Wentz launched Gull Laboratories as a one-man operation in 1974. By June of 1977, several of his viral diagnostic assays were FDA-approved and ready for marketing to hospitals and clinical laboratories. He developed the first commercially available test for diagnosing infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. Dr. Wentz sold his controlling interests in Gull Laboratories in 1992 and founded USANA Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art manufacturer of nutritional supplements, foods, and personal-care products.

Even though his businesses have been extremely successful, Dr. Wentz first and foremost considers himself to be a scientist, not a businessman. Nonetheless, Dr. Wentz’ business acumen has been recognized through a presidential appointment as an advisor to the Small Business Administration and as a 2003 recipient of the Utah Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

In addition to Gull Laboratories and USANA Health Sciences, Dr. Wentz created Sanoviv Medical Institute, a holistic medical facility with full hospital accreditation located in Baja California. In recent years Dr. Wentz has turned his attention to charitable and humanitarian concerns, founding the Wentz Medical Centre and Laboratory in Uganda and the Wentz Medical Centre in Cambodia to serve children in those countries orphaned by diseases such as malaria and HIV. In 2006 Dr. Wentz was a recipient of the Children’s Champion Award, presented by the Children’s Hunger Fund, for which he travels worldwide as a medical missionary. In 2007 Dr. Wentz was honored with the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences. In 2009 the new Children’s Hunger Fund Malawi Medical Center opened and was named after USANA’s founder.  In 2011 Dr. Wentz received the Multi Level Marketing International Award (MLMIA) Industry 5 Star Award and co-authored the national best-selling book, The Healthy Home.

While Dr. Wentz’ primary focus is on health and disease prevention, his love for music and his generosity have made possible the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

 

A Message from Founder Dr. Myron Wentz

We have forgotten what it is like to die of old age in this world. Instead, we die of man-made diseases that could and should be prevented. Statistics tell us that one in three people will die of cancer, one in three will prematurely die as a result of heart disease and most of the rest will die of either another form of disease or by accidental death. Only a few of us will die of old age.

I find it tragic that the vast majority of people leave this earth too soon and spend too many of their years in pain and suffering. Chronic degenerative diseases are rampant throughout the world. Both of my parents died prematurely. My father succumbed to heart disease when I was 17 years old, and my mother died several years ago of cancer. When my father died, I remember my mother saying to me that she wished I could have done something to help him.

We now know that optimal nutrition is key to long-term good health. Unfortunately, the high level of nutrition that is necessary to maintain good health is difficult to receive from the typical modern diet. And, the nutritional supplement industry was filled with incomplete, unbalanced products. This discovery led me to found USANA Health Sciences in 1992 in order to develop advanced nutritional formulations and manufacture premier nutritional supplements. Today, I believe that with the USANA Health Sciences products, people can live healthier lives, and I’m excited about sharing this good news with others.

USANA customers can be assured that they are providing the cells of their bodies with the right kind and the right amounts of nutrients. Together, the USANA family has become a global force with a unique vision of helping people adopt the healthy lifestyle that USANA products support. I dream of a world free from pain and suffering. I dream of a world free from disease. The USANA family will be the healthiest family on earth. Share my vision. Love life and live it to its fullest in happiness and health.

 

USANA  History

USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritional supplements, healthy weight-management products, and personal-care products, which are marketed by independent Associates in 18 international markets.

Since its inception in 1992, USANA has achieved many milestones, received several prestigious awards, and earned recognition from a host of industry experts. The following lists some of the highlights in USANA’s history of excellence: 1992

  • USANA founded on a vision of true health and true wealth

1996

  • Listed on the NASDAQ National Market System

1997

  • First voted “Distributor Choice” Best Company in NetWork Marketing Today & The MLM Insider Magazine

1998

  • Surpassed $100 million in annual sales

2002

  • U.S. Patents awarded for Olivol®
  • Children’s Hunger Fund partnership began
  • Third best-performing stock on Marketwatch.com

2003

  • Surpassed $200 million in annual sales
  • Listed on Russell 2000 Index
  • Dr. Myron Wentz received Utah Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2004

  • Named a Business Week Hot Growth Company for first of two consecutive years
  • Listed on S&P Small Cap 600 Index

2005

  • Self-preserving Sensé™ line highlighted in PreventionShape, and Self
  • The Wentz Medical Centre and Laboratory opened in Gaba, Uganda

2006

  • Top 20 company on Forbes’ 200 Best Small Companies List for third straight year
  • One of Utah’s “Best Companies to Work For” inUtah Business
  • Paid out more than $800 million in Associate commissions since company inception
  • Surpassed $350 million in annual sales

2007

  • U.S. Patent awarded for Sensé self-preserving formulas
  • NSF International certified USANA manufacturing practices and select products
  • Dr. Myron Wentz received Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences
  • More than $4 million donated to Children’s Hunger Fund to date

2008

  • Utah “Best of State” Dietary Supplements for record fifth year
  • Utah “Best of State” Personal-Care Products for second year
  • Utah “Best of State” Overall in Merchandising & Consumer Services
  • Voted “Distributor Choice” Best Company for 10th year in NetWork Marketing Today & The MLM Insider Magazine

2009

  • NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements™ (4th ed.) gave USANA products its highest rating, including its first Editor’s Choice Award
  • Million Dollar Club grew to more than 130 Associates
  • Utah “Best of State” Dietary Supplements for record sixth year
  • Dave Wentz named one of America’s most powerful CEO’s 40 and under by Forbes.com
  • Named a Top 15 Revenue Growth Company for the fifth time byMountain West Capital Network

2010

  • Utah “Best of State” Award for best nutrition beverage (Rev3 Energy™)
  • Five Communicator Awards, a Telly Award, and a Utah Business Fast 50 Award
  • Won Stevie Award for Best Live Event for USANA’s 2009 International Convention
  • USANA received license to operate in China (BabyCare)

2011

  • Voted one of Outside Magazine’s “50 Best Places to Work” for third year in a row
  • USANA became the official supplement supplier of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)
  • Dr. Myron Wentz received the Multi Level Marketing International Award (MLMIA) Industry 5-Star Award
  • Honored with “Best of State”, Stevie, Communicator, and Telly awards
  • USANA Health Sciences became an FDA-registered facility

 

USANA Corporate Fact Sheet

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Company Information
USANA Health Sciences, Inc., is a direct selling company. Independent Associates distribute and sell scientifically-based nutritional and personal-care products.

Net sales for USANA Health Sciences in 2011 were approximately $582 million US. USANA Health Sciences operates in 18 markets: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, France, Belgium, and the United States. Additionally, USANA’s wholly-owned subsidiary, BabyCare, Ltd., operates a direct-selling business in China.

The corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mission Statement
To develop and provide the highest quality, science-based health products, distributed internationally through network marketing, creating a rewarding financial opportunity for our Independent Associates, shareholders, and employees.

Stock
USANA Health Sciences is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange Stock Market® under the symbol “USNA.” The company has been publicly traded since it was founded in 1992 and has traded on the NYSE since July 1996.

Products
USANA Health Sciences encompasses three brands: USANA® Nutritionals, USANA® Foods, and Sensé—beautiful science®. More information can be found under Products.

USANA Nutritionals
Comprised of both the Essentials and the Optimizers, these high-quality USANA Nutritionals are designed to provide the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds) your body needs for optimal, lifelong health by providing a complete and balanced spectrum of nutrients and antioxidants to help counteract poor nutrition and free-radical damage.

USANA Foods
These great-tasting meal- and snack-replacements provide the macronutrients (low-glycemic carbohydrates, high-quality proteins, and beneficial fats) your body needs to build health, maintain your weight, and sustain energy levels.*

Sensé—beautiful science®
USANA’s patented self-preserving skin- and personal-care products provide the latest breakthroughs in the science of skin and personal care. The products deliver ingredients that effectively refine, replenish, and support the skin at the cellular level.

The company distributes its products through a network of Independent Associates and Preferred Customers worldwide.

Employees
USANA Health Sciences employs more than 1,290 people worldwide, including approximately 630 at the corporate offices in Utah.  

Information
News releasesinvestor relations informationcontact information and legal can be found on the Official Usana Website.

 

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