Dr. Nahzaneen Aghdassi, Product Safety Specialist of USANA Research and Development, recently had a talk highlighting the benefits of USANA product Poly C, as part of a training activity for USANA members. With participants from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and even Canada, the online training was graced by brand members and patrons all over the country and the world. Some of the participants were even in the medical field (Philippine General Hospital).
The speaker, Dr. Nahzaneen Aghdassi, has been involved in different capacities in the pharmaceutical setting. A graduate of University of Utah, College of Pharmacy in 2017, Aghdassi immediately practiced her profession in the commercial retail setting. She also spent some time as an adjunct professor in Salt Lake Community College training future pharmacists.
Aghdassi’s involvement in USANA began in October 2020 and she has been passionate with the brand’s commitment to excellence ever since.
“I’m excited to share with you what I have learned about the Poly C product. I’m hoping to apply some of my own background in pharmacy and physiology to what I have learned,” Aghdassi begins. Aghdassi started her talk with an explanation about the human immune system – with immunity classified into innate (barriers and defense cells) and adaptive (T cells and B cells).
According to her, vitamin C is important to immunity. It also helps with collagen synthesis and neurotransmitter synthesis. It is a potent antioxidant, helps maintain good health, supports heart health, and aids iron absorption. Vitamin C, as a water-soluble vitamin, needs to be regularly consumed as it is easily excreted by the body. Thus, the introduction to the Poly C product.
Poly C, according to Aghdassi, was developed to promote bioavailability and prevent/treat vitamin C deficiency. Aside from the vitamin, Poly C also contains bioflavonoids, rutin, quercetin, and hesperidin – all essential for good health. It also contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc ascorbates.
Aghdassi’s talk ended with a forum for participants to air their questions.
USANA on Poly C. Poly C is USANA’s proprietary vitamin C blend. It’s a unique combination of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc mineral ascorbates (mineral salts). This mixture has been shown to increase and maintain higher levels of vitamin C in the blood than equal amounts of ascorbic acid alone.* Poly C is included in a number of USANA supplement formulas, including the CellSentials™ , and Proflavanol®.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. No approved therapeutic claims.