Great Garlic

Depending on your perspective, garlic can be a welcome addition to nutrition or a to-be-avoided-at-all-costs odoriferous mess. Vampires would definitely have negative opinions about this stand-alone herb, but, then again, you don’t have to be a bloodthirsty monster to dislike garlic. Then again . . . there is an interesting connection between garlic and the circulation of blood.

Blood

If you go to WebMD website and look up garlic, you’ll find that it “is used for many conditions related to the heart and blood system. These conditions include high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, inherited high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, reduced blood flow due to narrowed arteries and ‘hardening of the arteries’ (atherosclerosis).” And that’s a lot of blood-related benefits.

Body

But the perks of consuming garlic don’t stop with the blood-pumping heart. Besides demonstrating antibacterial, anti-cancer, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties for the entire body (as though that’s not enough to change the minds of anti-garlic individuals), garlic has been used for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, fever, gout, headache, joint pain, stomach ache, tuberculosis and so much more.

In Asia, Europe and the Middle East, garlic is used as a traditional dietary supplement for diabetes. A 2006 study that tested rats showed garlic was effective for lowering “rodent” blood sugar. A 2012 study that tested diabetic rabbits (yes, rabbits) instead of rats came to the same blood-sugar-lowering conclusion for bunnies. And a 2017 study using humans (finally) concluded that “garlic contributes to improved blood glucose control.” The prevalence of diabetes is rising rapidly worldwide, and it’s a life threatening disease. Increasing garlic intake may help preventatively and proactively for diabetes and so many other conditions.

Smell

Getting back to odoriferousness, if you are healthily pounding back large amounts of garlic in your food intake as a preference or for health reasons, you probably have few people who want to hang out with you unless they too eat copious amounts of garlic, resulting in a mutual “eau de garlic” situation. Mind you, it’s healthy. But there are far less fragrant options.

Wild

There are many types of cultivated garlic. And then there’s alpine wild garlic that grows in the forests and mountains of Europe. Allium ursinum is its Latinized name, and ursinum means bear, which is also wild (both animal- and impressive-wise). And that’s the type that ended up in AIM Bear Paw Garlic. But it’s not the typical bulb of the garlic that is used; it’s the leaves of wild garlic that are found in this unique and effective supplement.

Allium ursinum has advantages over Allium sativum, the usual kind sold in supermarkets and used in other garlic supplements. Along with all of the benefits of garlic, ursinum (bear) has more of the active substances, such as adenosine and allicin, which make garlic so beneficial.

When you open a bottle of Bear Paw Garlic, you’ll know there is something very garlicky inside.  But it’s odorless once digested, mainly because of the presence of chlorophyll in the leaves. So you don’t have to be concerned about alienating your friends and loved ones.

The convenience of taking 3 capsules of Bear Paw Garlic gives you a daily serving of just over 1,000 mg of wild alpine garlic and the benefits that follow:

Helps maintain

  • cardiovascular health
  • maintain healthy blood pressure
  • healthy cholesterol levels

Provides

  • antibacterial and antifungal properties
  • immune system boost
  • antioxidant activity
  • high adenosine content
  • high y-glutamyl peptide (GLUT) content

Bear Paw Garlic is a “great garlic” step toward maintaining good health, especially for your heart and blood system.

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

The Miraculous Heart

The human body is an amazing creation of cells, tissue and organs, making up a variety of systems that operate independently over a lifetime. The cardiovascular system could be thought of as ground zero when it comes to inner physical activity of the body. And the hardest working organ in the “life” business is the heart. It truly is a work
of wonder.

Your heart beats non-stop day and night. It only gets some slow-down respite when you relax or sleep. Otherwise, it works continuously, adjusting to your every movement and physical demand. It’s a “heart-felt” responsibility that goes largely unnoticed.

Maintaining this muscular organ at the center of your life is vital. So much can be done to be mutually supportive of your heart, especially in regard to regular exercise, wholesome nutrition and supplemental help from AIM. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This is only one of the many reasons why your heart needs all the support you can give it.

Energy-Sparking CellSparc 360

Your heart uses so much energy to function. Taking CellSparc 360 is one of the best things you can do to help keep it going. CellSparc 360 increases the presence of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an energy-sparking antioxidant found in nearly every cell.
Inside the mitochondria—mini-power plants of your cells—CoQ10 is essential for transporting electrically charged particles required to generate energy. Without CoQ10, energy production stops.2

Unfortunately, your levels of CoQ10 peak around the age of twenty-one and by the age of eighty decline by 65 percent. Supplementing with CellSparc 360 on a daily basis helps to maintain the body’s required levels of an essential element of energy production.

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Cell-Lubricating AIMega

Your beating heart and circulatory system deliver nutrients through the membranes of your cells. AIMega provides omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that are necessary for the healthy structure and permeability of cell membranes: nutrients can enter and waste can be removed. This process is greatly affected by your levels of omega-3 and -6, which the body cannot produce. They must come from your nutritional intake. Supplementing with AIMega delivers these two essential fatty acids from organic seed oils: plant-based nutrition.

Furthermore, one of the many benefits of omega-3 is its ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation can damage blood vessels and promote heart disease.

Heart-Healthy Bear Paw Garlic

Bear Paw Garlic is no ordinary source of this amazing vegetable. Unlike the common cloves, Bear Paw comes from the leaves of wild alpine garlic, which grows in mountainous areas of Europe.

For centuries, garlic has been an ingredient of a healthy diet. Additionally, this herb has been used for a number of heart and blood system conditions, including high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, coronary heart disease, reduced blood flow caused by narrowing of the arteries and atherosclerosis: hardening of the arteries.3 Bear Paw Garlic adds a heart-healthy supplement to a nourishing diet.

Bountiful BarleyLife

Foundational nourishment for the heart must include greens. BarleyLife provides an incredibly rich source of nutrients, including antioxidants, en­zymes, minerals and vitamins, from the easily assimilated juice powder of young barley plants.
Your body will benefit from the nutritional support of AIM supplements. It’s a thought worth taking to heart.

1. Regina Avraham, The Circulatory System (Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000), 13–14, 31–35.

2. Alan H. Pressman and Sheila Buff, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vitamins and Minerals (Indianapolis: Alpha Books, 2007), 336.

3. WebMD: Garlic, accessed December 7, 2017

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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.

Heart Help

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As the hardest working organ in the body, the heart deserves all the help it can get. Yet so many people go through life doing things that give their hearts a hard time: poor diet, lack of exercise, stressful thoughts, just to name a few of the hard-hearted things they may do.

On top of bad habits, the aging process brings about a reduction in the body’s production of adequate levels of nutrients, so supplementation becomes a vital part of a healthy lifestyle especially when it comes to helping the heart beat.

CellSparc 360
Let’s face it; hearts require an awful lot of energy to do their lifelong job of keeping people alive. One vital, heart-boosting nutrient is the antioxidant and energy sparker, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). To keep beating, the heart depends on sufficient amounts of CoQ10, sparking energy production at the cellular level. A reduction in CoQ10 production is bound to negatively affect heart function in the long run.

Supplementing daily with CellSparc 360 lends a vital helping hand to the heart, providing CoQ10 along with DHA and EPA and vitamin E.

AIMega
Omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body, so eating omega-rich foods and boosting intake with a supplement are essential. In fact, as components of every cell in the body, good health depends on a daily supply of these good fats.

Helping both the heart and blood vessels, omega-3 essential fatty acids reduce arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lower blood pressure levels, decrease triglyceride levels, slow the buildup of plaque in the arteries and reduce blood vessel inflammation.

AIMega delivers the omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that the body requires daily.

Bear Paw Garlic
In countries where garlic is consumed in large amounts, there are fewer incidences of cardiovascular disease. Over the years, research has indicated garlic provides a variety of benefits that include helping to maintain cardiovascular health and healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Providing these heart helping benefits, Bear Paw Garlic offers a unique form of garlic: the leaves of wild garlic that grows on the forested mountains of central Europe.

If You Give Your Husband Garlic, You’ll Like Him More

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Sometimes your husband can be a real lug of a man. He surely has hairy ears and hairy toes. And yeah, he’s maybe always doing something just a little dumb. I mean, it can’t be an accident the plot of most modern-day commercials is “goofball husband set straight by on-the-ball wife.”

So the next time your husband does something ridiculous like sell the gutters off the house to buy racing stripes for the station wagon, don’t panic. Instead, give your husband Bear Paw Garlic. It won’t fix your home or make him smarter or anything (although garlic has been shown to improve blood flow to the brain, so it might help a little there, just FYI), but it will make you like him more.

Why garlic? Researchers at the University of Stirling in Prague did a study where they fed one group of men garlic bulbs, another group garlic capsules and a third group received zero garlic. Then they had women smell body odor samples from the men and then rate those odors based on their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity and intensity.

According to the sniff test, men who ate 12 g (bulb or capsule) of garlic per day were deemed significantly more desirable than the men who did not eat garlic. The researchers believe that this is due to the health benefits (antioxidant, immune-system booster, cardiovascular, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer) bestowed by garlic.

From MedicalXpress

Craig Roberts, Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling, said: “Our results indicate that garlic consumption may have positive effects on the pleasure derived from perceived body odour perhaps due to its health effects

It should be noted, however, that this research only looked at body-odor smell and not breath-odor smell which is still deemed undesirable by the majority.

AIM’s Bear Paw Garlic comes in odorless capsules, so your husband’s breath won’t smell like an old pizzeria, but everyday Bear Paw Garlic-usage may convey those smell-improving health benefits. Who knows? It might work so well, you’ll be able to overlook your husband’s goofball antics, at least for a little while.

AIM Products and Cardiovascular Health

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The Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system transports oxygen, nutrients, hormones and cellular waste and is comprised of the heart, blood and veins.  The term cardiovascular disease refers to a series of illnesses that can affect this system. Many health problems related to the cardiovascular system have been dubbed “lifestyle diseases” because they stem from bad habits such as a poor diet, a lack of exercise and other lifestyle choices.   Part of the problem starts when plaque begins to build up on the arterial walls. This is known as atherosclerosis.  From there, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and other conditions or illnesses can develop.  With proper nutrition and positive changes, a person should be able to correct these problems.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The body is unable to make omega-3 fatty acids, and they have to be obtained through food sources.  They are readily available through plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Recent research has suggested that plant-sourced omega-3 fatty acids are just as effective for promoting heart health as those from fish.

Studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids can

  • Lower risk of arrhythmia
  • Lower triglyceride levels
  • Lower growth rate of plaque
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Prevent inflammation or blood clots

Related Product: AIMega

Dietary Nitrate

Dietary nitrate found in leafy green vegetables, rhubarb and beets has been shown to promote the production of nitric oxide, a vasodilator that widens blood vessels. Multiple studies have shown that drinking beet juice regularly can lower blood pressure.  A recent study showed an 8/4 mmHg reduction in blood pressure, a 20% improvement in blood vessel dilation and a 10% reduction in arterial stiffness. Long-term beet juice consumption was shown to have positive effects on blood pressure, lasting for two weeks after cessation.

Related Products: Red Rush, RediBeets

Fiber

Many of fiber’s benefits will be covered in a Digestion Post, but fiber is also known for heart health.

Research suggests that fiber:

  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics
  • May help lower blood pressure
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • And helps with weight management

Bear Paw Garlic

A unique wild garlic leaf supplement  that helps lower cholesterol and maintain healthy cardiovascular and blood pressure levels. Traditionally used to treat symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.

Current opinion states that the y-glutamyl peptides and ajoene result in an increase in the difference across the membrane of the vascular smooth muscle. This, in turn, results in a widening of blood vessels, which maintains healthy blood pressure. Adenosine helps increase blood vessel width and can also reduce platelet aggregation (blood stickiness).

Related Product: Bear Paw Garlic

CoQ10

CoQ10 is found in every human cell, helps the body convert food into energy and is a powerful antioxidant.  It also provides benefits for the cardiovascular system.  According to studies, COQ10 may play a role in lower cholesterol levels due to the fact that people with high cholesterol tend to have lower levels of CoQ10. Additionally, CoQ10 may improve endothelial function and one study found that long-term use showed significant improvements in blood pressure.

Related Product: CellSparc 360