Supplement Spotlight: Body Rox is a Teen Dream
If you have a teenager at home who needs to start taking a nutritional supplement, We have some info that may just help you become the “teen whisperer” when it comes to appealing to his or her interests.
Researchers have noted that beliefs and attitudes instilled in teens by parents, coaches, and other significant figures, impact an adolescent’s use of supplements. So definitely keep talking about how important good nutrition is. Here are four strong approaches you can take:
Do Your Best in Sports
More nutritional supplements are used by teen athletes than non-athletes. Sixty-two percent believe supplements can help their performance. Good nutrition is helpful for staying fit in a number of ways: B vitamins are needed for energy; B vitamins and vitamin C are important for muscle development and joint maintenance (collagen structure); vitamin D, calcium, and other minerals are needed for strong bones; and vitamins C, D, and E are beneficial for good respiratory and heart health.
Staying well is the number one reason teens report they use nutritional supplements. A well-rounded supplement can help fill nutritional gaps every day to keep their immunity strong: vitamins C and D, as well as zinc and selenium are excellent immune system supporters; vitamins A and E, and phytonutrients deliver antioxidant defense to keep cells healthy; B vitamins and minerals like magnesium and copper are needed for nutrient metabolism, or getting the nutrients from food, which is essential for energy.
Fuel Your Brain
If teens want to get to the head of the class, it is crucial that they give their brains ample supplies of the nutrients they need to stay sharp and keep their mental energy high. A study published in 2000 in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine stated that low vitamin status can impair brain function, which could impact mood, decision making, and behavior. Good nutrition is important for brain function. Here are a few examples: choline is involved in memory, manganese and other minerals are linked to neural function, and a wide range of B vitamins are essential to healthy brain activity.
If all else fails, appeal to your teen’s desire to look his or her best. Looking good is the top reason most people take care of their health, and teens are no different. Most understand that inner health is reflected in their outer appearance, so tell them what they need to support healthy skin:
- The carotenoids — beta carotene, lutein, and lycopene — help give skin a healthy glow. They also support elasticity and defense against oxidative damage caused by the sun.
- Phytonutrients contain important compounds that defend the skin against damage caused by free radicals from poor diets and stress.
- Vitamins C and E and some minerals are important for firmness (from collagen and protein structure) and skin texture.
Body Rox is USANA’s Essentials supplement for teens. All it takes is three tablets a day to give your teen a foundation of excellent nutrition that can help them address any of the concerns listed above.
In addition to the wide array of essential nutrients already in the product, our newly upgraded formula now includes even more vitamin D and increased B vitamins. We switched from ascorbic acid to the full proprietary Poly C® blend to deliver superior antioxidant protection. Many of the phytonutrients, including USANA’s patented Olivol®, have been increased, and there is a jump in lutein to better support skin health.
We also made the formula vegetarian, so it will appeal to the increasing number of teens who choose not to eat animal products, and there is a tropical fruit flavored coating to make swallowing the tablet just a tiny bit easier.
Teens who use multivitamins usually live healthier lifestyles, eat better, and watch less TV, so it is well worth it to keep talking to your teens about Body Rox. It could be the start of a life-long commitment to good health!
AVOID THE “FRESHMAN 15”
The causes of the freshman 15 may seem to be common sense for many people, but others struggle to understand why they gain so much weight during the first year at a college or university. Here is a list of a few of the causes of the freshman fifteen that should be avoided as much as possible:
- Lack of exercise
- Eating late at night
- Keeping unhealthy snacks on hand (in the dorm room)
- Eating unhealthy cafeteria food
Enjoy USANA’S convenient bars to avoid this phenomenon.
FOR THE BUSY PARENT:
For you it may be a desire to have more energy and maintain or reach your ideal weight, while having the highest nutritional support for all the demands of your busy life style. We will connect you with the highest quality supplements in North America and learn more about the importance of what is really quality and right for you.
We offer a special 5 day jumpstart as part of our 33 day Nutrition Challenge which you might be interest in at this time.