The Joint Issue

Smoothly moving joints are like well-oiled door hinges and contribute greatly to painless aging. One of the best ways to avoid joint aches and pains is to take AIM Frame Essentials to give your body essential nutrients that help maintain healthy joints. But first some basics of what lies between.

The Cartilage Connection

Three types of cartilage are found in the body:

  1. Elastic
  2. Fibrous
  3. Hyaline (Articular)

Found in most joints, hyaline (glass-like) cartilage is a type of connective tissue and a buffer between bone ends that is shiny and smooth, like two pieces of hard glass gliding over one another. Hyaline is also called articular cartilage because it refers to the bone surfaces that meet to form joints.

The bone structure of the body is made into moving joints by this cushioning system. With a stretch of the imagination, you could think of articular cartilage as a pillow between bone ends. But these pillows are made of tough, flexible tissue, perfect for cushioning the effect of two bone ends rubbing together during movement as well as acting as shock absorbers for any weight-bearing activity.

But even this incredibly resilient cartilage can be damaged by injury, the wear and tear of time or diseases that cause joint inflammation and cartilage erosion. Again, Frame Essentials can be taken to provide preventative and corrective support to help maintain healthy cartilage.

Inside Cartilage

The only cells in cartilage are chondrocytes, which are directly involved in the synthesis and turnover of the extracellular matrix that makes up articular cartilage. Simply put, the chondrocyte is the architect of cartilage.

One of the chemical compounds produced in the body that greatly affects chondrocytes is a natural amino sugar called glucosamine, which is found around cartilage cells and in the synovial fluid around joints. It just so happens that glucosamine is a natural precursor of glycosaminoglycan, a component of the cartilage extracellular matrix, which is why supplementing with glucosamine is thought to provide a substance that might help with the synthesis and repair of cartilage.

A 2006 study published in the Osteoarthritis and Cartilage journal revealed that “glucosamine modulates chondrocyte proliferation, matrix synthesis, and gene expression . . . optimal amount of glucosamine preserves cartilage tissue and promotes its repair upon damage.”

Frame Essentials: Nutrients for Healthy Cartilage

Providing both glucosamine hydrochloride and sulfate, Frame Essentials gives your body optimal daily amounts of an essential nutrient for healthy cartilage. There are no food sources, so you need to take a supplement like Frame Essentials to increase your glucosamine levels.

Glucosamine is also an effective anti-inflammatory compound. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are inflammatory in nature, creating joint degeneration and resulting pain. Levels of glucosamine drop during the aging process, so the older you get the less you probably have. This can lead to the breakdown of cartilage and the onset of arthritis.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are usually prescribed to treat arthritis, but they can cause a variety of harmful side effects. Glucosamine is a safe option because it’s a natural body compound, so your body responds well to supplementation.  Studies have shown that glucosamine sulfate is a healthy alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because it is effective in reducing inflammation and suitable for long-term use.

Along with effective glucosamine, Frame Essentials delivers two additional anti-inflammatory, joint-healthy nutrients: boswellia extract and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).

For centuries, boswellia extract has been used as a remedy for chronic inflammatory issues. Commonly known as frankincense, the resin produced by the Boswellia serrata tree contains acids that help to prevent the formation of inflammation-causing molecules called leukotrienes. This natural resin goes hand in hand with glucosamine in reducing joint pain, stiffness and swelling.

Like glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is another natural, anti-inflammatory chemical found in the human body. This sulfur compound helps to form connective tissue in muscles and joints. Supplemental MSM has been shown to reduce inflammation and inhibit the breakdown of cartilage.

These four ingredients deliver a synergistic effect from natural nutrients working as a team to maintain healthy cartilage, making Frame Essentials is an effective supplement for avoiding the joint issue in life.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Frame Essentials and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Firmly Planted

Have you ever really looked at a plant? Engaged in a staring contest with a shrub or other green foliage? They are incredible creations, able to stay rooted to the earth without ever having to go anywhere to eat.

In fact, they make their own food from the presence of minerals and water in the soil, carbon dioxide in the air and light from the sun (without the need for sunscreen). It’s a combination of light (photo) and putting things together (synthesis).

These food factories also breathe in carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen, a colorless, odorless gas that supports life on the planet. And, again, they accomplish all of this while staying firmly planted, growing but not moving very far, except skyward.

Green Emotion

Some people believe that plants have feelings and respond to care and kindness even without visible motion (or emotion).

Such a believer, who will remain nameless, was once asked by a passing neighbor how he was able to keep the houseplants in his apartment so healthy because hers were always turning brown and dying.

His response was that he looked after the plants carefully, placing them where they got the right amount of light, keeping their leaves clean and watering them regularly. His neighbor looked at him questioningly and said, “You mean you have to water them?” This is a true anecdote.

Just like someone who doesn’t know the basics of plant care, some people simply have no idea of the importance of eating a lot of plant-based foods, especially those who in their heart of hearts hate eating vegetables.

Green Food

Plants are healthy food for humans and other animals that eat vegetation, providing carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and a wealth of other plant nutrients that people’s bodies thrive on. So veggie loathing really ought to be veggie loving even though you don’t have to become a vegetarian like a cow or an elephant.

The vegetarians of the animal kingdom are called herbivores. The African elephant is the largest of the plant-eater variety, consuming around 300 pounds of foliage daily to maintain its massive presence. Just like making prolonged eye contact with a plant, pondering the elephant-sized importance of eating non-animal nutrition is worth a little bit of mind time. Plant-based foods build healthy elephants and other creatures of all shapes and sizes, including humans.

The Greenest of Them All: Barley Grass

The AIM Companies is plant-based, beginning its 37-year supplemental history by tapping into the unparalleled wealth of nutrients in young barley plants that go into BarleyLife.

Firmly planted in the soil of the earth for millenniums, barley grass lay in waiting for someone who could extract its nutritional bounty so that humans could share the same benefits enjoyed by cows and other grass grazers.

That someone was Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, and his assertion that barley grass is the most nutritional plant on the planet paved the way for AIM to improve on getting the most nutrition out of blades of barley grass.  Over the years, AIM has continued to maximize the nutrient levels for BarleyLife, including the lifeblood of plants: chlorophyll.

BarleyLife offers a supplemental source of whole food that goes hand in hand with choosing a plant-based diet, either partially or entirely. Taking this juice powder of young barley plants can help you to stay firmly planted on the path of good health . . . and keep you moving.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

AIM BIG Contest Final Standings

Congratulations!

The AIM BIG international contest has been in play from July 1 to December 31, 2018, offering Members worldwide a chance to earn generous cash prizes, full attendee celebration packages, and even extra nights when they attend the 2019 AIM Celebration, June 20 – 23, at the beautiful Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The results reflect the efforts of AIMing BIG: Members actively growing their AIM businesses and contributing to the future of The AIM Companies™. Congratulations to each and every winning membership!

Be sure to make plans to attend by registering soon for the 2019 AIM Celebration. We aim for a truly sensational setting for Diamond Members to shine and have fun. You won’t want to miss it!

Prize values shown are in USD. Please watch for a personal email regarding your contest prize with additional information.

Membership Name Prize Cash
Miller,  Joseph W. and Emma M. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $5,000
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $2,500
Peterson, Ralph S. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $2,000
Greens For Life, Inc. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,500
Vawda, Moonira 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,500
Jada, Muhammad 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,500
Miller, Lester and Lydiann J. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,500
Long, Michelle and Tad 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,500
Jada, Razia 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,500
Stoltzfus, Levi J. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,500
Paquin, Ginette 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Jada, Shaheer 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Gerhardt, Ulrike E (Rica) 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Avodah Financial, LLC 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Reineke, Elise 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Fisher, Andrew and Ruth 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Round, Ruby 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Fresh Beauty (Pty) Ltd, Placecol 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Donald, Lanny and Ken 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
* 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Vladimirsky, Bella I. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Kaufman, Eldon and Rachel 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Ponchot, Cynthia K. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Stoltzfus, Sarah K and John K. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Bloemhof, Herman 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
McPherson, Muriel and George 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
* 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 2 Pkgs + 2 nt $1,000
Shaw, Dixie and Eddie 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Prince, Scott and Sara 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Weitsz, Vanessa 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Ghoor, Sadia 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Upfold, Jon and Julie 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Desai, Hafiza 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Stoltzfus, Rose A. and David 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Van der Merwe, Louise Heleen 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Quantum Knowledge Pty., Ltd. 2 Pkgs + 2 nt
Helm, Madaleine 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Weber, Ron E. and Mary C. 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Carolyn D. Kling 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Toft, Heidi and Mike 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Yoder, Raymond E and Alma A. 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Walter, Elizabeth 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Du Randt t/a Metabole Pty., Ltd, Charl & Malinda 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Badat, Razia 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Gloria Smith  D/B/A Aim for Health 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Miller, Glenn and Laurie 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Botha, Stephne 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Clemmer, Ronda and Paul 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Blasingame, Pat and Gene 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
De Villiers, Yolanda 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Pugh, Debra A. 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
The Natural Way Network 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Baty, Erin and Michael 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Yoder, Albert and Barbara 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
van Den Bosch, Nieske Lydia 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
McCrea, Cathy S. 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Myburgh c/o Something Natural, Vivienne 2 Pkgs + 1 nt
Settsu Derma Shine, Ltd. 2 Pkgs
Trust, Krause Health 2 Pkgs
Breitkreutz, Janet and Darrel 2 Pkgs
van der Walt, Erna 2 Pkgs
Kauffman, James B. and Erma H. 2 Pkgs
Trak Consulting, Inc 2 Pkgs
Mullet, Nathan and Lori 2 Pkgs
Fonseca, Lorraine B M and Roger 2 Pkgs
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 2 Pkgs
Hochstetler, Perry L and Mary 2 Pkgs
Davis, Celeste R. 2 Pkgs
Revolution Solution, Inc. 2 Pkgs
Raber, Mary A. 2 Pkgs
C and S Knight Enterprises Inc 2 Pkgs
Swarey, Susan M. and Jacob C. 2 Pkgs
Rehbock, Elize 2 Pkgs
Miller, Barbara M. 2 Pkgs
Brown, Charlie and Joyce 2 Pkgs
Okui, Mitsuko 2 Pkgs
Yoder, Enos B. and Mattie 2 Pkgs
King, Sarah and Stephen 2 Pkgs
Stoltzfus, Elam M. and Katie 2 Pkgs
Miller, Rosie L. 2 Pkgs
Ngidi, Bheki 2 Pkgs
Ger, Juliet 2 Pkgs
Swartzentruber, Amos and Barbara B. 2 Pkgs
Burkholder, Elaine and Michael 2 Pkgs
Mdaka, Winnie 2 Pkgs
Klohs, Penelope J. 2 Pkgs
Esther A. Faseun, D/B/A Wise Health Options 2 Pkgs
Cote, Lucie 2 Pkgs
Bester, Karin 2 Pkgs
Fisher, Daniel and Katie Lynn 2 Pkgs
Christian Traders S&ED 2 Pkgs
Kleiner, Jason D/B/A Quantum Logistics 2 Pkgs
Pelfrey, Charlene and Jerry 2 Pkgs
Crane, Samantha 2 Pkgs
Anderson, Betty 2 Pkgs
Casavant, Monique 2 Pkgs
Russ, Ananda and Herbie 2 Pkgs
Kuret- Coetzer, Tanya 2 Pkgs
Wright, Rita and Dennis M. 2 Pkgs
Phihlela, Princess 2 Pkgs
Smith, Leoné 2 Pkgs
Villeneuve, Melanie 2 Pkgs
Troyer, David E. and Regina 1 Pkg
Miller, LaVern L. and Linda E. 1 Pkg
c/o Health & Babies, Yulanda Ridge 1 Pkg
Maradiaga, Amanda 1 Pkg
Lesela, Portia 1 Pkg
Wilkie, Nikola 1 Pkg
Barkman, Monroe J. and Barbara 1 Pkg
Yu-Shiaw Chen, PhD 1 Pkg
Peer, Rashida 1 Pkg
Cole, David F. and Linda 1 Pkg
Huxter Ltd, Ken and Cheryl 1 Pkg
Eicher, Sam D. and Rosa 1 Pkg
Slabaugh, Michael and Linda 1 Pkg
Jones, Derrinda and Yvette 1 Pkg
King, Michael and Mary C. 1 Pkg
Thiessen, Darlene 1 Pkg
Knapton, Joyce and Rory 1 Pkg
Prabha, Sashi 1 Pkg
Beiler, Alvin K. and Katie Mae 1 Pkg
Brown, Jenny Ann 1 Pkg
Wolfe, John T. and Lynn C. 1 Pkg
Poswiata, June 1 Pkg
Stoltzfoos, David F. and Ruth A. 1 Pkg
Shu, Loretta C. and Joseph S. 1 Pkg
Bontrager, Jane and Calvin 1 Pkg
Jackson, Joanne and Wayne 1 Pkg
Hechler, Edith 1 Pkg
Lambright, Lester P. and Esther E. 1 Pkg
Abrams, Jann and Stan 1 Pkg
Hershberger, Kathy J. 1 Pkg
Stevenson, Petra 1 Pkg
Carriere, Mireille 1 Pkg
Perfect Health 1 Pkg
Reimer, Elaine and Rudy 1 Pkg
Zeluf, Melanie Anne 1 Pkg
Brooks, Laura E. 1 Pkg
King, Sarah 1 Pkg
Miller, Cindy M. and LaVerne 1 Pkg
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 1 Pkg
Docrat, Fatima 1 Pkg
Cover, Carol 1 Pkg
Eagle Ranch Inc. 1 Pkg
Dale, Suzy 1 Pkg
Yoder’s Nutritional Products, LLC 1 Pkg
Keyser, Brenda J. 1 Pkg
Overholt, Ruth 1 Pkg
* 1 Pkg
Miller, Andrew M. and Martha W. 1 Pkg
Smucker, Amos S. and Barbara S. 1 Pkg
Loveday, Margaret 1 Pkg
Esh, Henry S. and Miriam 1 Pkg
Winton, Sheryl 1 Pkg
Campion, Denice 1 Pkg
Ambrose, Gina 1 Pkg
Beanland, Glenda 1 Pkg
Swarey, Solomon L. and Hannah S. 1 Pkg
Schwartz, Perry and Frieda 1 Pkg
Cinque, Jennifer 1 Pkg
Swart, Isa 1 Pkg
Borntrager, Johnny W. and Esther 1 Pkg
Stoltzfus, Steven F and Sarah 1 Pkg
Wickey, Joni E. and Emma E. 1 Pkg
Hostetler, Samuel and Lovina R. 1 Pkg
Gingerich, Allen A. and Laura 1 Pkg
van der Walt, Marietjie 1 Pkg
Troyer, Gideon W. and Clara 1 Pkg
Gingerich, Tobie and Lizzie Anne 1 Pkg
Martin, Laurene and Clarence 1 Pkg
La Vie Health & Beauty Clinic 1 Pkg
Westerfield, Mary 1 Pkg
L R Phanthel Investments, Inc. 1 Pkg
Ball, Julia 1 Pkg
Donald, Anitra 1 Pkg
Botha, Marlene 1 Pkg
Yarnevich, Susan 1 Pkg
McLean, Krys and Bill 1 Pkg
Salmon, Raema Jane 1 Pkg
Kenney, Mark N. 1 Pkg
Mikoll, Lorraine 1 Pkg
Miller, Vera and Floyd 1 Pkg
van Loggerenberg, Juanita N. 1 Pkg
Pems 1 Pkg
Miller, Mary and Nelson L. 1 Pkg
Essential Organics 1 Pkg
Beiler, Daniel and Linda 1 Pkg
Gray, Douglas and Fran 1 Pkg
Gingerich, Benjamin D. and AnnMarie 1 Pkg
Burkholder, Jonathan and Marilyn 1 Pkg
Stutzman, Paul and Susie 1 Pkg
King, Amos S. and Annie F. 1 Pkg
Miller, Lovina 1 Pkg
Du Toit, Rene 1 Pkg
Raber, Susie A. and Albert L. 1 Pkg
Gerbaz, Ila M. 1 Pkg
Benbow-Haines, Christine B. 1 Pkg
Brogan, Lisa 1 Pkg
Gullion, Loretta 1 Pkg
Kim, Soonja (Helena) and Sung-nam (Winston) 1 Pkg
Jones, Rosetta F. and Leonard T. 1 Pkg
Fausett, Grant and Heather 1 Pkg
Thompson, Susan B. 1 Pkg
Sunderland, Virginia and Charles 1 Pkg
de Villiers, Cleone 1 Pkg
Beaton, Saskia and Larry 1 Pkg
Miller, Malinda J. and Mark P. 1 Pkg
Dai, Tsing S. 1 Pkg
Bates, Carolyn 1 Pkg
Bana, Nasreen 1 Pkg
Berry, Sandy 1 Pkg
Doescher, Mary Lou 1 Pkg
Yelton, Anita 1 Pkg
Cheng, Sophia 1 Pkg
Berkin, Arnold and Judy 1 Pkg
Odendaal, Mabet 1 Pkg
Foucher, Ray P. 1 Pkg
*Membership wishes to remain anonymous.

Members who reached between 350 and 699 contest points, earned 1 celebration package, a value of $750 USD. Those with 700 to 999 points, earned 2 celebration packages, a $1,500 USD value. If they reached 1,000 to 1,499 contest points they earned 2 celebration packages PLUS one extra night, a $1,690 USD value. Members with 1,500 or more contest points,  earned 2 celebration packages PLUS two extra nights, a value of $1,880 USD!

In addition, the top 30 earners won CASH! Congratulations, once again.

Plan to join your AIM family at our 2019 Celebration in Orlando, Florida, from June 20 thru 23. Click here to register today for the AIM BIG Celebration or watch for your registration form in your January product order.

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Since 1982, The′ AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

 

FAT

There are so many contradictory ideas floating around about fat and the amount you should consume in your diet. Just like most things in life, one size doesn’t fit all. So it is good to turn to science and not just the latest diet fad to try to find some answers.

The focus of the November 2018 issue of Science magazine was diet and health, and the introduction to this special edition included the following statement: “Advice on what constitutes a healthy diet is more prevalent and more inconsistent than ever.” Fat is a large part of the inconsistencies.

The questions of which type of diet is better—high-fat and low-carbohydrate or low-fat and high carbohydrate—were addressed in a review that looked at whether or not dietary fat had gone from being an enemy to a friend. Or is it just the type of fat that you consume?

Again, confusing, contradictory suggestions are out there. That’s why the relationship between what you consume and what it does to your health is worth scientific examination to sort out what is best even though science doesn’t have the definitive answer for everyone.

Scientific Results

Apparently no specific dietary ratio of carbohydrates and fats is best for most people. As well, people have different metabolisms, so whichever diet is chosen, it won’t necessarily deliver similar metabolic effects.

The closest thing to an answer in the review is that many people do well with a quality diet in regard to a reduction of processed foods, such as refined grains and sugar, and a considerable healthy variety of macronutrients, namely protein, fats and carbohydrates. This answer is one that The AIM Companies has been suggesting for nearly four decades.

Essential Fatty Acid Results

The specific results in regard to fat, from an AIM perspective, are not surprising either. Omega-3 and -6 are essential fatty acids because the human body cannot synthesize these polyunsaturated fats that are “critical components of every human cell membrane.” Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are available in a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 in the organic seed oils in AIMega.

The review results go on to state that both EFAs are precursors of the eicosanoid hormones that mediate immunity, inflammation, insulin resistance and blood clotting. One of the monumental statements is that increasing omega-3 intake alters expression of more than 6,000 genes.

The review also referenced a large cohort study that indicates higher intake of polyunsaturated fat lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in regard to blood levels of linoleic acid, which is found in each capsule of AIMega.

As far as cholesterol is concerned, saturated fats increase blood cholesterol concentrations, whereas polyunsaturated fats reduce cholesterol levels, so the “essential” quality of fat counts.

In the end, whatever you consume, it all boils down to quality. That’s why choosing the best foods and supplements is so important for your health. Supplements such as AIMega provide a quality source of fat that is essential for good health.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and AIMega and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Boost Immune Health this Winter

January is a cold month both weather-wise and health-wise. When the temperature drops, more often than not your immune system is suppressed by frigid degrees, lowering its abiltiy to protect. Most people figure getting a cold or catching the flu is a normal part of winter. But those in the know know that there are steps you can take to avoid getting sick, especially AIM Members who are aware of the benefits of Proancynol 2000.

Oxidative Stress Relief from Antioxidants

Simply by breathing the oxygen that is vital for life, the body is introduced to free radicals—molecules with unpaired electrons. This natural process needs to be kept in balance by the presence of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals that can cause a chain reaction of damage to cells, proteins and DNA.

The body produces antioxidants but not enough to keep a person fully protected. This is why eating antioxidant-rich foods and taking supplements such as Proancynol 2000 are so good for the body. Increasing the number and variety of antioxidants strengthens the immune system, particularly when it is suppressed by colder temperatures.

Proancynol 2000 for Diverse Antioxidants

With only seven ingredients, Proancynol 2000 delivers a potent variety of antioxidants.

1. Green Tea Extract

The antioxidant power of green tea is its assortment of polyphenols, including flavanols, flavandiols and phenolic acids, which protect against oxidative stress and increase the antioxidant capacity of the body.

2. Rosemary Extract

A fragrant, evergreen herb, rosemary contains anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants that boost the immune system and circulation.

3. Grape Seed Extract

Delivering antioxidants such as anthocyanins, flavonoids and OPCs, grape seed extract helps to protect against inflammation, tissue damage and oxidative stress.

4. N-Acetylcysteine

As a building block of the anti-aging antioxidant glutathione, N-acetylcysteine supports the immune system and may help to prevent and alleviate colds and the flu.

5. Alpha-Lipoic Acid

A potent antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid is believed to provide protection from nerve tissue damage and relieve oxidative stress by scavenging free radicals and regenerating other antioxidants.

6. Lycopene

Extracted from tomatoes, lycopene is part of the carotenoid family, delivering antioxidant properties that help protect the body from free radicals and keep them in balance.

7. Selenium

This essential antioxidant mineral strengthens the immune system by promoting the production of white blood cells and the recycling of glutathione.

Increase antioxidant levels with Proancynol 2000 this winter to maintain your best line of defense: a strong immune system.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

The Weight of It All

It’s the New Year and already the weight of any resolutions you made can feel like someone nagging you to do something about it. If you have resolutely made up your mind to lower the number that appears when you step on a scale, then at least you can be comforted in knowing that you are not alone. An online survey that asked “What are your New Year’s resolutions?” revealed that 45 percent of the people who responded wanted to lose weight or get in shape. Many fail.

Looking back at all of the weight-loss fads that have been foisted on the public over the years, it would seem that all of the diet plans that have come and gone were most successful in gaining fees and royalties for the people who happened to come up with the latest craze. It’s still happening. What is rarely happening is healthy weight loss that stays off.

 Burn More Than You Consume

Sometimes the most practical way to do something successfully seems . . .  well, too sensible, as though it has to be a case of no pain, no gain. But what if being practical actually works best for losing weight?

Every body is different, but every body burns calories daily. This works for maintaining an ideal body weight. If inactive, your body burns anywhere from 1,800 – 2,400 calories daily in the normal metabolic process. So if your daily caloric intake outweighs what your body burns, you become overweight. It’s pretty much that simple. To reverse this, burn more than you consume to lose weight.

Hunger Pangs

The primary feeling that works against the balance of calories in and calories burned is hunger. We all get hungry. How we react to hunger is what separates the “lightweight” from the overweight.

Do you know that you can eat a big bowl of raw vegetables that gives you healthy plant nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber but with minimal calories? The most difficult part is washing and chopping a daily supply and storing it in the fridge. For some, the most difficult part will be training their minds and bodies that vegetables are a better choice than a big bowl of potato chips. It’s called being in charge of your health.

Suppose you make this vegetable feast one of your three meals of the day. The pounds will slowly waste away from your waist. Slow but sure is a healthy approach to weight loss.

AIM for Satiety

AIM provides another way to have a replacement meal without a lot of calories: the Weight Loss Pack. And a fine mix it is—vegetable protein from ProPeas, a variety of filling fiber from fit ’n fiber and fat- and carbohydrate-metabolizing nutrients from GlucoChrom. Drinking daily smoothies made with ProPeas and fit ’n fiber are an effective way to feel satiated for hours. AIM for weight loss through healthy nutrition.

Helping Your Body’s Metabolism

This is the point where the E-word appears: exercise. Some people cringe at the thought, even though they know it’s good for them. Others don’t feel balanced unless they get some exercise.

These days, there are a lot of extreme forms of physical activity. Do not even go there if you’re someone who tends back away from the idea of physical activity. There are simple ways to get some beneficial exercise without having to go to extremes or a fitness center for that matter.

Take a Walk

Walking is natural for human beings and really easy. Cars and public transportation are great inventions, but they have eliminated the need to walk from point A to B. This vehicular convenience is the usual go-to choice even for short distances, so a simple way to get some daily exercise is missed by walking to a vehicle only.

Climb Stairs

Stairs are a great way to get a cardiovascular workout, but elevators are the vehicle of choice for the ups and downs of daily life. Taking the stairs instead of entering an elevator and pushing a button gives you a lot more exercise. And if you need to go up several flights, start by climbing stairs for a floor or two to build your stamina. You may eventually be able to climb to the top all on your own steam.

In the end, losing pounds that you don’t want to carry around can make living in your body feel so much better. It’s a worthwhile New Year’s resolution that’s doable. Just do it sensibly and get some help from AIM.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

When Opportunity Knocks …

Shared by Ralph Peterson, AIM Chairman’s Club Director

I’d like to tell you about an opportunity of a lifetime. AIM International is the opportunity of a lifetime that I started taking advantage of back in 1989. It has grown and continues to grow every day. I’m so thankful that it came my way and I grabbed it. I wish you would too.

Since joining AIM, I have gone through the levels of the Member Income Plan from Wholesale Member to Preferred Mem­ber, all the way to reaching the top level of AIM’s Chairman’s Club Director last year. Again, I really am so thankful.

I never realized the opportunity that I had initially. But it has given me so many great experiences, traveling and meeting people all around the world and sharing with them as I continue to build my AIM business.

I am so blessed to have been afforded the chance to have a very nice retirement income. I’m working harder than I ever have, but it’s a great income for me to receive. I am just beyond words. What I never dreamed could happen to me has happened because of AIM. And others can experience this as well, with a little hard work and being blessed.

It’s interesting that some­­thing so incredible in my life could result from something so bad in my life. Almost 30 years ago, I had severe arthritis. Doctors told me that my knees needed to be replaced. Then a friend introduced me to a green powder—BarleyLife. And it was by taking this green powder for only two weeks that my knees quit hurting. Three decades later, I’m still carrying on because of BarleyLife, which I have shared the benefits of with people worldwide through the business op­portunity offered by AIM.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.