Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The USANA Challenge

A couple of months ago, my lovely friends Munirah and Syauqi "challenged" me to try USANA for my left knee. After considering that the pain is pretty unbearable and that I couldn't enjoy my futsal, I accepted the challenge and below are my testimonies...

USANA Challenge Week 1 (1-7 February 2011)

I had severe pain in my left knee probably caused by vigorous bowling and it was aggravated by my weekly futsal activity. I was introduced to USANA from a friend and decided to give it a try. I started taking USANA on 1st February 2011. Unfortunately for me, it did not give me an immediate effect as it did to some other users.
The first three nights, I would take the three pills at night before I went to bed. I realized that it did reduce the pain but it was very minimal. On 4th February 2011, I decided to take it twice a day, once after lunch and once after dinner.
Up until 7th February 2011, the effect of USANA was pretty mild. I did not have severe pain in my left knee every time I climb up stairs but I can still feel pain when I put pressure on my left knee. I did not have any discomfort as I press my clutch to shift gears when driving in my car.
After 1 week, USANA has managed to remove the mild pain and discomfort from the normal usage of my left knee such as when walking, climbing steps and driving. However, the pain when I put pressure on my knee is still there. Considering that USANA is not a kind of drug or a painkiller but is a health supplement to facilitate the healing process of my knee injury, judging it after just 1 week is certainly unfair.
I will consistently consume USANA for the next one month with much hope for even better results.

USANA Challenge Week 2 (8-14 February 2011)

This is the second week of me taking USANA. I had reduced the intake to only once a day after I stopped feeling discomfort in my knee. Although I knew that I should be consistent and persevere in my quest for eating USANA, I did miss one day but I don’t think one day has much effect.

My God, the manufacturers should make the tablets curvy at the edges to make it easy for people like me who have trouble swallowing tablets. I’d choke every other day with one of the capsules.

I have not played futsal for two weeks to allow the healing process to be proper. Last night, I went to play futsal and Alhamdulillah, there was no pain when I run, jump and kick the ball. But there is still a sharp pain when I stop running with my left leg. However, the pain is nothing compared to the pain I had before taking USANA. Today, my knee feels slightly sore at certain odd angle.

I can really feel the positive effect of USANA and I am very much happy with the results thus far. I hope it could make my knee as good as new.

USANA Challenge Week 3-6 (15 February – 14 March 2011)

It has been more than a month that I started taking USANA. Up till today, my left knee shows only the tiniest form of discomfort. I think USANA has done its job well. I can walk, run, jump, crawl (when you have a toddler, crawling is a necessary skill!) drive without any soreness or discomfort.

This is amidst the fact that I have been playing futsal every Saturday night for about 2.5 hours non-stop. What seems very strange to me is that I do not feel much pain when I put pressure on my left knee as I start to sprint or make a quick turn when playing futsal. Last Saturday, I felt like I was given a new lease to my left knee.

I must admit that during week 4-6, I was not that consistent in gulping the three pills and occasionally I would substitute it with some other (smaller) supplements but I know that the effect that I am feeling now was certainly because of USANA. It may not have given me an immediate impact like how everyone would have hoped when they try USANA but through time, one can really feel the difference.

I am grateful to Munirah Hanim and Ahmad Syauqi for their convincing effort and kindness in getting me to take on this USANA challenge. May Allah reward them, their children and family with greater successes in this world and Hereafter. I love you guys! J


(Disclaimer: As much as I believe that the healing process is because of God, The All Mighty, the taking of USANA is clearly the effort and reason for such satisfying result.) 

Blog adjourned.

1 obiter dictum:

USANA Malaysia said...

This is an old blog.
But nevertheless, the testimony is relevant to present times. Thanks for sharing.

Shaun Kwong
USANA Malaysia