Increase Your Risk of Life! With Fats!

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Being alive is pretty exciting. As a living, breathing human, you have a lot of great options available. You can read a book, hug your children, whistle in the shadow of a statue or admire a nearby toucan. It is literally up to you. And now, there may be a simple way to extend the miracle of life!

According to a study published in the  Journal of Clinical Lipidologyfolks with higher levels of of EPA and DHA omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in their blood tended to have a greater rate of survival when compared to those with the lowest levels.

The study analyzed 6,500 post-menopausal women ( ages 65-80). They had their polyunsaturated fat levels tested in 1996 and their health outcomes were tracked until 2014. Other factors were also measured: smoking and drinking habits, exercise levels, genetic history, etc. By the end of the study, nearly one-third of the women had passed. Scientists put all the information together and were able to say that their “findings support the view that higher EPA and DHA omega-3 levels are associated with better overall health.”

Researchers estimate that it takes only one gram of EPA or DHA to increase PUFA levels from the lowest to the highest. Polyunsaturated fatty acids can be acquired from fish or from seeds that come from plants like flax or sunflower. Making sure that there is an adequate amount in your diet might extend your life, all it takes is a few simple dietary changes and/or regular supplement usage.

Related AIM Products

AIMega contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids from the oils of sunflower seed, flaxseed, olives and sesame seeds in every three-capsule serving.

CellSparc 360 has 100 mg of palm oil and 238 mg of fish oil in every serving along with CoQ10.

And GingkoSense contains 2.5 grams of DHA (as fish oil) along with the world-famous ginkgo biloba extract,  bilberry extract, lutein and zeaxanthin.

These great products may help extend a great life! Try one today.

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.

CoQ10 Shows Promise for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

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A new study published in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics indicates that Co-enzyme Q10 or CoQ10 (to its friends) may relieve some symptoms of fibromyalgia, a disorder that can cause muscle pain, fatigue and sleep, memory and mood disruptions. Researchers in Spain conscripted forty fibromyalgia sufferers to partake in the study, giving half the group a placebo and the other half CoQ10.  Here’s what the scientists learned:

From the Press Release:

The CoQ10 group had molecular changes, including increment in mitochondrial biogenesis and antioxidants gene expression, and reduction in inflammation.

Subjects in the CoQ10 group also reported that they experienced fewer instances of depression, anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity, hostility and other psychological issues.  More studies are needed to verify this outcome, but these initial results are so far promising.

CoQ10 Is Good for You!

In addition to the possible aforementioned benefits, CoQ10 can also be employed to aid with cardiovascular health, cholesterol management, energy production and more! AIM Members know that the best way to get their daily dose of CoQ10 is with CellSparc 360! It provides 60 mg of CoQ10 per capsule as well as fish and palm oil!

 

7 Nutritional Strategies for Headaches

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If you suffer from headaches, migraine or otherwise, finding dietary strategies may prove difficult. Take the banana as an example.  The banana has a lot of good stuff in it: potassium, magnesium, vitamin B 6 and vitamin C. A lot of these nutrients and minerals appear on this list of headache fighters. However, bananas also find themselves on the list of possible migraine trigger foods. That means, finding a nutritional strategy is really an individual journey, one that should possibly be even undertaken with the aid of a health care professional.  With that said, here’s a list of vitamins and minerals that have shown promise for headache prevention and elimination.

  1. Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) 
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50% RDI of B-2, B-6, B-12

According to current lines of scientific thought, migraine sufferers are believed to have an impaired ability to metabolize oxygen due to mitochondrial dysfunction. Since riboflavin plays such an important role in metabolism, it could therefore improve mitochondrial functioning and overall oxygen metabolism. The majority of test subjects in a Belgian study saw a significant reduction in migraine attacks after consuming 400 mg of vitamin B-2 daily.

2. Magnesium

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High concentration topical magnesium

Of all the nutrients on this list, magnesium probably has the best scientific evidence backing it for migraine prevention, migraine reduction and headache relief in general.

  • First, people who suffer from migraines are believed to have magnesium deficiencies in their brains.
  •  Secondly, serotonin deficiency can cause migraines. Guess what nutrient balances serotonin levels? It’s magnesium.
  • Thirdly, it’s shown promise as a way to relieve PMS-related headaches.
  • Magnesium may also be able to stop small, calcium-related blood clots from forming and causing headaches.
  • For general headaches, magnesium may relieve tension and spasms in the head and neck muscles.

3. CoQ10

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60 mg of CoQ10, balanced EFAs

A 2002 study found that migraine sufferers who took CoQ10 for periods of three months or more reduced their frequency of attacks by half.

Sources (1-3): Migraine Trust, The Magnesium Miracle

4. Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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Balanced omega fatty acids

In a small study published in Pain, researchers found that balanced omega fatty acids reduced headache pain and frequency and improved quality of life. A 2002 study on adolescents found that omega 3’s may be beneficial for recurring migraines.

5. Folate, B6, and B12

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10% RDI folate and other B Vitamins

A study released in early 2015 linked a diet high in the B vitamins folate (B-9), B-6 and B-12 to a reduction in migraine frequencies.

6. Probiotics

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Friendly bacteria

Some headaches are associated with a stomach bug known as helicobacter pylori.  Eliminating that stomach bug with antibiotics cleared up the headaches. However, if those people followed up the antibiotics with probiotics, they only had a 20% chance of relapse. Those who took the antibiotics alone were 50% likely to relapse.  Source: CBS News

Counter-intuitively, irritable bowel syndrome can cause headaches. Probiotics may relieve IBS and would then reduce headaches in that way.

7. Vitamin B-3, Calcium and Vitamin D

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38% RDI Calcium, 70% RDI Vitamin D, 26% RDI Magnesium

Vitamin B-3, calcium and vitamin D have all shown promise as a way to reduce premenstrual headaches.

Staying Healthy on Vacation

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Traveling has always been one of Donna Eilertsen’s priorities in life. “Basically, I worked hard all my life so that I could afford to travel,” she admitted. “Otherwise, I would have earned just enough to live simply and stay home.”

Home is Vancouver, British Columbia, where Donna has lived for over fifty-three years. During those years, she journeyed to her desired destinations all over the world including Europe, South America, and Asia. When she retired in 2008, Donna had all the time in the world to focus on where to go next. She had dreamed of going to Africa as a little girl and made that dream come true in January 2013.

“I started planning over a year before the plane took off, so I got a great deal on the flight, hotels, and safaris,” Donna explained. Going to Africa also requires a fair amount of vaccinations that must be done well in advance. “I wanted to stay healthy throughout the trip and was concerned about the day-long flight.”

Having struggled with jet lag and colds from flying, Donna read with great interest a testimonial about AIM Proancynol® 2000 in Living Well magazine. Chairman’s Club Director Janet Pauly had taken this natural health product to avoid jet lag and received an unexpected result: She got rid of a persistent cough. Donna decided to buy Proancynol 2000—six months before her trip.

This world traveler became a Preferred Member a month after joining AIM in May 2010. She regularly takes four heart health products— AIM CellSparc 360®, AIMega®,and AIM BarleyLife® capsules. “I brought all of my supplements in capsules along with me on the trip,” Donna stated, having decided to take two Proancynol 2000 every two hours during the twenty-four-hour flight.

Her advance plans for staying healthy throughout her dream-of-a-lifetime trip worked. Traveling and camping out on chilly nights under African skies can negatively affect health. But unlike most of the people she met on safari in Kenya and Tanzania, Donna never got sick. Some of her traveling companions were surprised that she managed to stay healthy, especially since Donna was the retired elder of the group.

Keeping in touch with her new worldwide friends after she returned to Canada in good health, Donna was surprised to find out through e-mails and phone calls that none of them had taken their supplements while on vacation. Back home, each had a terrible cold, so they asked Donna where they could buy the products that had kept her well. “I told them about AIM,” Donna said, “especially Proancynol 2000 for flying.”

Showing no signs of slowing down or fading interest in new adventures, Donna turned seventy in April. In the same month, she confirmed a flight to Bali for January 2014. Her traveling companion to Indonesia asked her to buy extra Proancynol 2000 for the trip. Donna tells everyone about Proancynol 2000 because it works.

Take It to Heart

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Introduced back in 1996, AIM CellSparc 360® provides plant-sourced coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a natural nutrient that provides antioxidant properties, decreases the risk of blood clots, and sparks cellular energy.

The heart requires an enormous amount of energy to beat over a lifetime, so sufficient amounts of CoQ10 are vital for staying alive. Although CoQ10 is naturally produced by the body, the aging process reduces levels of this crucial nutrient. Daily supplementation of CellSparc 360 increases CoQ10 levels.

Medical science is often slow in legitimizing the effectiveness of nutrients that AIM has offered for years, and such is the case with CoQ10 for heart health benefits. The conclusion of a 2013 study cited in the European Journal of Heart Failure determined that patients with chronic heart failure should use CoQ10 as a part of their maintenance therapy.

The study’s first author, Svend Aage Mortensen, MD, said, “… These results are guideline changing, making a strong case for CoQ10, a natural substance that’s virtually without side effects, to be considered as part of the maintenance therapy for all patients with chronic heart failure. CoQ10 (also known as ubiquinone) is a vitamin like substance … and generates energy in the form of ATP.” (the website of European Society of Cardiology [27 May 2013])

These days, doctors in the know recommend CoQ10 supplementation to patients taking statin drugs to reduce cholesterol levels. That’s because this medication also reduces the body’s CoQ10 levels.

Of course, AIM’s own research indicated the addition of palm oil tocotrienols, which help reverse blockage of the carotid artery, reducing the risk of arteriosclerosis and stroke. Both CoQ10 and tocotrienols are fat-soluble, so AIM included pure fish oil in the CellSparc 360 formula to enhance bioavailability and to add heart-healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Providing another source of omega-3, AIMega® is natural health product that you can also take to heart on a daily basis for overall wellness. Omega-3 essential fatty acids cannot be produced by the body, so dietary intake is vital for good health.

AIMega’s organic seed-oil source is flaxseed, a plant-based omega-3 that WebMD reports to “help the cardiovascular system through several different mechanisms, including anti-inflammatory action and normalizing the heartbeat.” Flaxseeds also provide the richest dietary source of lignans. The Linus Pauling Institute specifies that “Diets rich in foods containing plant lignans have been consistently associated with reductions in risk of cardiovascular disease.”

AIM takes your well-being to heart by providing high-quality, natural health products that are effective in keeping you and your heart in good health.

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