Is This Antioxidant the Secret to a Longer Life?

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There is an antioxidant that is in every cell of your body, but it rarely receives much fanfare. It’s called glutathione, and like many antioxidants, it helps prevent free radical and cell damage.  It also plays key roles in building and repairing tissues, the production of nitric oxide, metabolizing iron and immune system support.

But in a new study published in Redox Biology, researchers have discovered that a lack of glutathione may be a powerful indicator of age-related decline. Glutathione, it seems, protects the body from the stress-related toxins that afflict us daily.  However, the amount of glutathione in our bodies decreases as we grow older, and we become more susceptible to illnesses  associated with aging: cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes for example.

From the Press Release:

“What this study pointed out was the way that cells from younger animals are far more resistant to stress than those from older animals,” said Hagen, also a professor of biochemistry in the OSU College of Science. “In young animal cells, stress doesn’t cause such a rapid loss of glutathione. The cells from older animals, on the other hand, were quickly depleted of glutathione and died twice as fast when subjected to stress.

“But pretreatment with NAC increased glutathione levels in the older cells and largely helped offset that level of cell death.”

Scientists have attempted to create a glutathione supplement, but it has met with little success in clinical trials. In fact, you obtain very little of your glutathione through food, but food sources of glutathione you do obtain are extremely important to overall glutathione bioavailability.

Common foods containing glutathione include asparagus, avocado, spinach, okra, broccoli, cantaloupe and tomato.  You’ll find a couple of those veggies in Leaf Greens and CoCoa LeafGreens.

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It Is Dependent on the ATP Cycle

Furthermore, glutathione is dependent on the ATP (adenosine triphosphate) cycle. Increasing the amount of physical fitness that you receive daily can help boost your ATP levels and your glutathione. You can also supplement with AIM Peak Endurance which contains Peak ATP, clinically proven to increase ATP levels.

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Glutathione Is Produced in the Gut 

 

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Your gut flora regulates glutathione. AIM’s FloraFood provides blend of three powerful bacteria– L. gasseri, B. bifidum and B. longum.  Ensure that your gut flora is working properly with AIM’s FloraFood.

Is glutathione the anti-aging breakthrough we’ve been waiting for? It certainly seems like it plays a key role in protecting us from the ravages of stress and aging, but only time will tell.

3 New Reasons to Drink CoCoa LeafGreens

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CoCoa LeafGreens is the green juice for people who don’t like green juices because it doesn’t taste like green juice. It still is, however, made from some of the healthiest green vegetables around: kale, arugula, Swiss chard, barley grass and broccoli sprouts. As an extra twist, we’ve added three types of cocoa powders to give this product a unique chocolaty taste that can please almost any palate.

Many might believe that the cocoa was added solely to make the greens taste better. That’s not the case. Cocoa is also very healthy. Studies have found that the flavanols in cocoa may help maintain healthy veins and cardiovascular systems, and a new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Nutrition revealed that cocoa flavanols may have greater health potential than previously thought.

Looking at test results from over 1,000 test subjects and 19 randomized trials, scientists looked to characterize “how cocoa flavanols affect cardiometabolic biomarkers.”  They found three statistically significant but modest beneficial effects when compared to those who didn’t consume any cocoa.

  • The potential to reduce cholesterol
  • The potential to reduce insulin resistance
  • The potential to reduce inflammation

“We found that cocoa flavanol intake may reduce dyslipidemia (elevated triglycerides), insulin resistance and systemic inflammation, which are all major subclinical risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases.”

–corresponding author Dr. Simin Liu, professor and director of the Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health at Brown University

 

(Those who ate 200 – 600 mg of cocoa flavanols saw the greatest benefits.)

Even if you enjoy our other green juices like BarleyLife or LeafGreens, it might be worth giving CoCoa LeafGreens a try, just to add a bit more sweet and healthy cocoa to your diet. Talk to the person who shared this post with you.

Top 5 AIM Products for Relaxation!

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The Face of Relaxation 

We are constantly bombarded with non-stop information from televisions, computer screens, radios and our mobile phones. It’s enough to make you want to live on a deserted island in a shack made out of coconuts.  But most of us have families, duties, careers and loved ones that mean more to us then the possibility of a relaxing, coconut-centric existence.  That’s why instead of looking to distant shores for relaxation we should, instead, check out The AIM Companies’ product line instead.

Here’s our top five recommendations!

Composure

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Well, the name says it all.  Composure’s formula has been specially formulated from four herbal extracts and four whole herbs to provide flavonoids and antioxidants that specifically target neuro health and provide herbal anxiety relief. Composure is made from all-natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about chemicals or preservatives. It’s a load off of anyone’s mind.

 

Mag-nificence

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If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a dozen times, the majority of people don’t get enough magnesium in their diets.  Some reports say that up to 80% of people aren’t getting enough magnesium. And since magnesium plays a role in over hundreds and hundreds of chemical reactions throughout the body, we should really being going out of the way to get more. Magnesium has long been used as a home remedy for anxiety, but now there are several scientific studies that link magnesium to stress relief. Mag-nificence is topical magnesium, and it comes in a lotion and a spray. Both are relaxing to use.

CalciAIM

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CalciAIM also contains magnesium. This is good, but what is better is that it contains both calcium and vitamin D.  Calcium deficiency has been linked to poor mental health. It also plays a huge role in the day-to-day operation of the nervous system. Vitamin D is famous for its mood-boosting abilities. That’s why it is called the “sunshine vitamin.”  You can get it from the sun,  but most people don’t. It’s one the top vitamins people are most likely deficient in.

AIMega

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Your car probably has a gas tank. When it gets low, you have to refill it. Otherwise, your car goes nowhere.  Omega-3 fatty acids are like gasoline for your brain. When your gray matter isn’t getting enough of the fatty acids, it can disrupt the signaling between nerves and increase nuero-inflammation. Both things have been linked to anxiety, and studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce that anxiety.

Peak Endurance

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Studies have shown that a lack of B vitamins are linked to panic attacks, specifically B6, and B9. Peak Endurance has 50% of Bs 1-3, 5, and 12. It doesn’t have B9 which is commonly known as folate, but you can find that in BarleyLife and in Red Rush or RediBeets.

Tell Us Your Story

What are your favorite AIM products for relaxation? Do the antioxidants in BarleyLife help you sleep? Or are you a fan of the green tea extract in Proancynol 2000? Post your testimony in the comments below.

AIM Has Been Selling Alkaline Water for Years

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If you’ve spent any time in your local health food store, you may have noticed the shimmering bottles of alkaline water near the checkout stand.  That’s because alkaline water is the latest health craze sweeping the nation.

The popularity of alkaline water stems from the same driving force behind the alkaline diet. Basically, acidic foods are unfavorable because they increase the body’s acid load. The organs tucker out removing acid which comes, usually, from unhealthy foods, sugar and whatnot, and this causes chronic low-grade inflammation which has been linked to depression, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and so on.

Water, usually, has a pH range from 6.5-8.5. That’s directly in the center of the pH scale. However, water can be made more acidic or alkaline when it is ionized. Pollutants and other factors can cause water to slide on down the acidic side of the scale, but water can also be made more alkaline. One of those ways to make water more alkaline is with magnesium oxide, the active ingredient in Prills.

Prills, magnesium oxide balls, turn regular water more alkaline and more viscous, making it easier, also, to mix up juice powder concentrates. (Hint, hint). This just goes to show that The AIM Companies, like always, has been ahead of the curve in terms of health and wellness.

The best thing about Prills is that they are an absolute value when compared to some of these goofy designer-label brands. A single, solitary gallon of alkaline water can cost $50.00 all the way up to $120.00 dollars. A canister of Prills is less than $20.00 US, and, if used wisely, can last you for years!

Why pay big money for designer water when you can make your own for pennies on the dollars? That’d be unhealthy for your pocketbook.  Try a canister of AIM’s Prills today and save your money!

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Another Study Links Magnesium to Migraine Relief

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Millions and millions of people suffer from migraine headaches.  Besides for the obvious aching-head symptom, migraines may also cause nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. Although the underlying cause of migraines isn’t yet understood, it is generally believed they are somehow related to both environmental and genetic factors as well as excitability in the brain.

Scientists have not discovered for sure why magnesium seems to be helpful, but they do know that migraine attacks are strongly associated with low levels of magnesium and have been studying the relationship for some time. Leading theories include:

  • magnesium blocks a major neurotransmitter responsible for brain excitability
  • its effect on cortisol levels
  • repairing imbalances in mitochondrial energy

The latest meta-analysis of the literature on the subject was published in Pain Physician (Sept 2016).  Researchers analyzed both oral and intravenous magnesium trials separately. There were 948 test subjects in the intravenous trials and 789 who took a magnesium pill.

Those who supplemented with oral magnesium saw reductions in intensity and frequency of migraines, and the injections were over 75% successful for stopping or alleviating migraine attacks. This was the first meta-analysis of its a kind and pretty good indication that magnesium, in some way, is helpful for migraines.

Whether you have migraines or not, nearly seventy-five percent of people don’t get enough magnesium in their diets. Therefore, it’s likely you need a little extra magnesium in your life.The AIM Companies provides oral magnesium through CalciAIM and topically with Mag-nificence!