Supplemental calcium from CalciAIM

As the most common mineral in the body, calcium is required for strong bones, teeth and, yes, muscles. Yet most people do not get enough.

Supplementing with tablets or capsules can be a waste of money since the body cannot break them down easily, so most of the calcium is simply eliminated.

CalciAIM provides calcium in powder form, meaning the body can easily absorb it when taken as a beverage. And since the formula also contains nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin D and zinc, which are necessary for the body to properly absorb calcium, you will not find a better supplement than CalciAIM to increase your intake of this fundamental mineral.

Around 99 percent of body calcium (around two pounds) is stored in bones and teeth. The rest is primarily found in body fluids, such as blood. Your body depends on this additional source of calcium to assist in functions like muscular con­tractions. This
in­cludes regulating the rate of contractions of muscle in a vital organ—the heart.

If you are calcium deficient, your body begins to literally excavate it from your bones to use for other functions. Long-term removal of calcium results in the weakening of bone structure: osteoporosis. You never want to be calcium deficient.

As an example of the health risks of a calcium deficiency, Chairman’s Club Director Marilyn Shewfelt fractured both the tibia and fibula of her left leg. An X-ray revealed a clear one inch of osteoporotic bone (little or no bone density). “We started Marilyn on two servings of CalciAIM per day as soon as she was home from hospital,” explained her husband, Dr. John Shewfelt, Chairman’s Club Director and chiropractor. Twelve weeks later, when the surgeon examined new X-rays, he thought they were someone else’s. “Not only had the fractures healed well, but there was no evidence of osteoporosis in either bone!” John exclaimed. “CalciAIM continues to be a daily use product for both of us.”

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982. They offer whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements including CalciAIM.

Peak Endurance Shared with Team Cow

Shared by Cara Knipp, AIM Group Builder

Established in August 1973 by The Des Moines Register, RAGBRAI has since become the longest, largest and oldest recreational bicycle touring event in the world. It’s like “Woodstock” for cyclists, with over 18,000 riders registered to participate throughout the week of riding and events for RAGBRAI 2017.

The week prior to the festivities, I was fortunate to meet Scott Schoppert from Renner, South Dakota, one of the athletes who was participating in his fifth RAGBRAI. We shared a mutual interest: great health through all-natural, whole food. We have since then discovered we share another mutual interest—The AIM Companies™! Scott plans to become an AIM Wholesale Member as a result of our RAGBRAI experience, purchasing a Starter Pack and some Peak Endurance in his first order.

But wait . . . let’s back up the bike!

The week after I met Scott, I was able to join his Team Cow for three days of RAGBRAI. I pitched a tent with the team and got to share with them about The AIM Companies. I provided Peak Endurance to enhance their RAGBRAI riding experience. They loved it! I provided a pre-exercise concentration in the mornings (even filled some of their “water bottles” before they set out for their daily ride of 45–100 miles) and met them in the next town with a post-workout concentration to help them replenish and re-hydrate. While I waited for their arrival, I set up a display table on neighborhood street corners and offered free samples to hundreds of riders as they passed by. They were grateful . . . and energized. And my puppy Jazz got to tag along as well. We had a fantastic time and made many new friends. We’ll never forget our first RAGBRAI experience and the hospitality shown by Scott and his team. Hopefully they will never forget us and the energizing power of Peak Endurance. Go Team Cow!

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982. They offer whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements including Peak Endurance with Peak ATP®.

RediBeets Being Tested in Clinical Trials

Clare Zamzow, PhD candidate at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, is using AIM’s RediBeets in an upcoming clinical trial at the college’s Human Performance Lab. The trial will test the effects of dietary nitrate on trained athletes during wingate trials.

A wingate trial, for those unfamiliar, is similar to riding a stationary bicycle. The experience, however, is much, much different. Prior to the test, the wingate is adjusted to a rider’s body weight. The participant hops on the apparatus and pedals, warming up for thirty seconds. At that point, the test subject is asked to pedal as hard and as fast as he or she can, but then the resistance—which is based on body weight—kicks in. It suddenly feels like you’re running through thick mud, each revolution of the pedal becoming slower and more cumbersome. A thirty-second trial becomes an eternity, a sixty-second trial, a nightmare.

Although the test is unpleasant for the participants, it’s a great way to measure maximum endurance and power output in a short amount of time. Each participant in the study is asked to participate twice in this study, once after drinking RediBeets and once after using a placebo drink. Then at the end of the study, Zamzow will compare the two time trials and look for significant statistical patterns in the data. Participants are also asked to test their dietary nitrate levels with Berkeley Test® Strips.

The AIM Companies™ has provided the RediBeets to the clinical trial. We are excited by the prospect of having our product used in advancement of science. The majority of studies on beet juice have shown positive results, i.e., beet juice improves athletic performance.

One other item of note: Red Rush was disallowed due to the concern that Red Rush’s great-tasting cherries and lemons could somehow interfere with the data collection. However, the results will still be applicable to Red Rush.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

NOTE: Since 1982, The AIM Companies™ (AIM) has been promoting health and providing economic opportunity with an unparalleled product line and a rewarding compensation plan. As a leader in the health and nutrition industry, AIM has pioneered green juice drinks and an assortment of whole-food concentrates while maintaining a consistent income source for its Member distributors.

Prepare or Repair!

A comment from AIM-sponsored athlete and oldest competing IronMan Lew Hollander:

A few thoughts on The AIM Companies’ products. I really love all of them. They are well thought out, and well presented.

For health and long life my motto is: PREPARE or REPAIR. Now that sounds simple enough, but most people do not prepare for old age. What does the health world tell you? To diet and exercise. For one’s diet it is fruits, nuts and vegetables. Now AIM has it all in an excellent grouping of products: BarleyLife, CoCoa LeafGreens and ProPeas.

CalciAIM is well designed, especially for athletes. You want 3 to 1 calcium to magnesium (386 to 104) so you are about right. NOW where you really have something is Red Rush nitric oxide boost. It is my favorite AIM product because it has beet nitrate that the body converts to NO (nitric oxide), one of the most important molecules in the functioning human body. It was molecule of the year. It assists in the Krebs cycle, which is a series of chemical reactions used by all aerobic organisms to release stored energy. This will improve brain function, sex life, improve longevity and energy levels.

My personal routine is to mix all the above every morning with orange juice and pomegranate, ½ and ½ in a big glass. Now I am pretty well covered for the day, so I can eat whatever I want and not worry about getting my veggies.

What you do between ages 30-40, will determine what you will be able to do at 80-90 and beyond, I hope. Prepare or repair.

— Lew Hollander

5 AIM Supplements for CrossFit

CrossFit AIM Products

Now that the Membership agreement has changed, it’s completely cool to supply your local CrossFit gyms with our awesome supplements. Resident CrossFitter Nic Wrightsent me an article called “Five Supplements Even CrossFitters Should Love.”  And sure enough, we had most of the products on the list.

A lot of folks in the CrossFit community don’t like to use synthetic workout supplements. That’s why the AIM Companies product line fits so well into the CrossFit philosophy.

1. COQ10 in the form of CellSparc 360

COQ10 has been linked to increased endothelial function which is great if you’re also supplementing with beet juice. Also, regular COQ 10 supplementation boosts performance by 2.5% over time.

2. Magnesium in the form of Mag-Nificence

Magnesium is ridiculously helpful for sore muscles, especially when taken topically. You can target the sore muscles directly with topical magnesium. It’s a great way to relieve pain. Magnesium has also been shown to increase testosterone in athletes.

3. Vitamin D in the form of Veggie D and CalciAIM

Most people are deficient in vitamin D and when I say most people, I mean a billion people worldwide.

From the smarties at Harvard:

If you live north of the line connecting San Francisco to Philadelphia and Athens to Beijing, odds are that you don’t get enough vitamin D. The same holds true if you don’t get outside for at least a 15-minute daily walk in the sun. African-Americans and others with dark skin, as well as older individuals, tend to have much lower levels of vitamin D, as do people who are overweight or obese.

Worldwide, an estimated 1 billion people have inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood, and deficiencies can be found in all ethnicities and age groups. (13)  Indeed, in industrialized countries, doctors are even seeing the resurgence of rickets, the bone-weakening disease that had been largely eradicated through vitamin D fortification.

Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to lower testosterone levels. That’s why athletes need it.

4. Protein Powder in the Form of ProPeas

Protein helps build muscle and it’s great as a post-workout recovery drink. ProPeas is an all-natural food, vegan food source of protein.

From Breaking Muscle:

 CrossFitters only eat “real food,” right? And protein powder is the gold standard of everything that’s wrong in the supplement industry, right? Wrong. What’s wrong is all the stuff you bought in the past at some franchise supplement outlet was indeed chemical-filled junk. But there are plenty of quality protein powder sources out there.

ProPeas fits the bill of what a CrossFit athlete is looking for in a protein powder.  Notice how the ideals of CrossFit coincide with the ideals of The AIM Companies. We aren’t selling big-franchise, chemical-filled crap. We’re a group of independent people, like CrossFit gym owners, promoting good health.

5. Beet Juice in the Form of Red Rush

Beet juice is simply a nitric oxide supplement in food form. Some of the arginine-based nitric oxide supplements on the market are synthetic, come bagged with warnings and have no scientific evidence to support their health claims. Beet juice is the exact opposite. It’s safe, effective, natural and has been scientifically studied over and over and over again. You can always read more about it over at the TheRedRushBlog.com.

Peak Endurance for Recovery

Study after study has come out denouncing the benefits of over-the-counter, store-bought sports and energy drinks that mainly target inactive teenagers and youngsters with their marketing. The biggest complaints are that these drinks contain too much sugar, caffeine, have an overabundance of sodium and not enough healthy stuff.  My theory is that there is some degree of willful ignorance when consuming these products.  For instance: “Oh. It’s a sports drink. It can’t be anything but healthy. I will not read the label.”

That’s where Peak Endurance differs. Peak Endurance was developed with performance in mind. Instead of containing a ton of sugar. It has only one gram per serving, enough necessary to deliver its full compliment of electrolytes, B-vitamins, oral ATP and vitamin C. But we’ve discussed why Peak Endurance is better than all the other “sports” drinks on the market. Let’s take the time to get into specifics on how Peak Endurance helps athletes and heavy exercisers recover.

1. Electrolyte Replenishment 

An electrolyte is a substance that helps electricity move through the body, and they are found in every cell: Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate and chloride.  When you pump iron, go for a run or do any sort of strenuous activity, you will sweat. Sweating leads to an imbalance of electrolytes which can snowball into cramps, nausea and fatigue. Severe, long-term electrolyte imbalance can lead to kidney failure, irregular heart beat and seizures.

2. ATP

Adenosine triphosphate is the cellular currency of energy.  In order to exercise, your body needs to produce ATP. If it cannot, you are done exercising. Cells can store excess ATP, so replenishing your ATP levels after exercise will keep the proverbial “barn” stocked. Also, it plays a huge role in anabolic signaling for muscle recovery and repair.

3. Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is essential to muscle growth. It is thought to keep your cortisol levels in check. Although the body needs cortisol, too much can increase appetite and interfere with amino acids and hormones essential for building muscle. Additionally, a lack of vitamin C reduces the amount of collagen the body makes, and you need collagen because it helps to repair muscles and maintain lean muscle mass.

4. B-Vitamins 

All B vitamins help the body by breaking down fat and carbs for energy. The also assist the body in metabolizing fats and protein, and protein, I hear, is great for building muscle.

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