Philippine Sports Commission and USANA Joined Forces to Help Elite Filipino Athletes

By Mommy Donna and Kib - August 10, 2017

Philippines join international sports competition to bring pride to our country.  However, the preparation needed to equip our athletes in these sports competition can be costly and it takes long period of time.  Sadly, our government doesn't have that much funds to support all of our athletes, thus, the athletes solicit support from their friends and family and to some companies in the country.

I'm so glad that finally, the partnership between Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and USANA Health Sciences through its Philippine subsidiary UHS Essential Health Phils. Inc. has been pushed through!

The deal was signed last August 2, 2017 at Philsports Complex in Pasig City in front of the media representatives from different publications and websites by PSC Chairman, William I. Ramirez and Ms. Aurora Gaston, USANA Vice-President for Philippines and Indonesia.  It is a 2-year partnership between two entities, making USANA as the "Official Supplement Provider of PSC".

PSC-PSI Enters 2-Year Partnership with USANA. Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing ceremonies seal the 2-year partnership between the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Sports Institute (PSC-PSI) and UHS Essential Health Phils. Inc. (locally known as USANA). The partnership was formalized by (left to right) Marc Edward Velasco, National Training Director, Philippine Sports Institute; Philippine Sports Commission Chairman, William Ramirez; USANA Vice-President for Philippines and Indonesia, Aurora Mandanas-Gaston; Lerwin Onanad, USANA Field Development Supervisor and was witnessed by  national athletes (standing left to-right) Josephine Medina (Para Table Tennis) and Rubilen Amit (Billiards). 

The partnership will benefit 300 elite national athletes of the Philippines from different fields and will be directly distributed to them throughout the two-year partnership.  The athletes will be given supply of USANA's flagship supplements, namely: Essentials, CoQuinone 30, and Procosa.

USANA-PSC-PSI Ceremonial Turn-Over (left to right): front row – Divine Wally (Wushu); Wilhelmina Lozada (Fencing); Josephine Medina (Para Table Tennis) receiving the USANA products from Lerwin Onanad, USANA Field Development Supervisor; Rubilen Amit (Billiards); Lizbeth Jose, Field Development and Marketing Director, USANA Philippines and Marc Edward Velasco, National Training Director, Philippine Sports Institute. (Back row, left to right): Rick Maano and Cristian Jude Queco (Karate); Eugene Torre (PH Grand Master and National Coach Chess Team); William Ramirez, PSC Chairman; and USANA Vice-President for Philippines and Indonesia, Aurora Mandanas-Gaston.

"The timing of this partnership with USANA could not have been more perfect.  We are in full swing with our preparations for the upcoming international competitions (SEA Games and Tokyo Olympics) and adding USANA's high-quality nutritional supplements to our athletes' health program will help in their training while reaching optimal health as well," PSC Chairman Ramirez said.

Meanwhile, Ms. Gaston expressed her joy that finally, this deal has been finally sealed.  "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.  This partnership is our commitment to the Philippine market who has helped our company become the leader in nutrition here and abroad," said Ms. Gaston.

Ready to answer questions from the press

This is not the first time that the nutritional company has given its support to the Filipino athletes.  Through its Team USANA Pilipinas campaign, over 30 national athletes in the past and until now have received sponsorship from USA, namely, Rio Olympics weightlifting silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas, Philippine Azkals top footballer Misagh Bahadoran, Star Hotshots player Peter June Simon, Ginebra San Miguel Beer's LA Tenorio ad former world pool champion Rubilen Amit, to name a few.

USANA has an ongoing advocacy in helping more than 3000 athletes in 20 countries all over the world, and the partnership with PSC is an addition to it.

USANA started working with athletes in 1999 when USANA partnered with 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.  These groups include: the Women's Tennis Association, the US Ski and Snowboard Association, members of the Korea Speed Skating Team and National Judo Team, and more.  To know more about this, you may visit Team USANA's website for more information.

The USANA Advantage

As mentioned earlier, the three top products that USANA will distribute to 300 elite Filipino athletes are Essentials, CoQuinone 30 and Procosa.

USANA Essentials--works with the most basic building blocks-at the cellular level-with the right amount of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants every day to improve our health from the cell up.

CoQuinone 30--all about energy, on the cellular level.  USANA combined alpha-lipoic acid with coenzyme Q10 to create CoQuinone 30, a fantastic supplement of these energy-supporting nutrients.  The benefits associated with these nutrients include sound muscle function, healthy nerve function, and good cardiovascular health.

Procosa--supports optimal joint health and activates the cell's natural ability to protect and renew itself.  The combination of glucosamine and Meriva in the InCelligence Join-Support Complex helps to influence the signaling pathways that proactively promote and optimal immune and inflammatory response to restore normal function after exercise.

Aren't you excited for this partnership? I am!  I do hope that our athletes will gain good health so that they can perform well on international competitions.  Go Philippine Team!

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