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.

Picture Perfect and Happily Healthy with Help from AIM Nutrition

Shared by George McPherson, Chairman’s Club Director

Over the years, I have dealt with a number of health problems, some far more serious than others. To this day, the AIM products have played a major role in keeping me healthy.

When Herbal Fiberblend first became available in 1988, I was dealing with painfully aggravating hemorrhoids, to the point where I had to have one of them removed. Thanks to Herbal Fiberblend, those uncomfortable issues are history.

In 2002, I was diagnosed with a deadly disease: prostate cancer. An appointment was scheduled for me to have surgery at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. At that time, the immediate medical response was to remove the prostate if the PSA appeared to be elevating.

We decided to monitor and wait, and, in the meantime, we got connected to a naturopathic doctor who felt we were on the right track to try alternatives. I started on a series of chelation therapy and homeopathic medicines along with large amounts of the AIM products … and no surgery!

Nine years later, however, I had a blockage in my bowel and had immediate surgery to remove a tumor. The surgeon sent samples of this growth to test for cancer.

A few days later, the surgeon told us that the tumor was cancerous and recommended chemotherapy. He referred me to an oncologist, who said his reports showed I was nearing stage-4 prostate cancer and suggested I be a candidate for a new trial of experimental chemo.

That’s when my wife, Muriel, stepped in and stalled for time from any further “medical” moves. Again, my naturopathic doctor treated me naturally and complimented us for taking the AIM products.

I passed the 80-year mark in March of 2018 and still enjoy good health. I continue to take the Garden Trio, AIMega, Frame Essentials, PrepZymes, fit ’n fiber mixed with Herbal Fiberblend, which tastes good, along with a few others.

Now the route that we took to deal with prostate cancer the past 16 years may not be the answer for everybody, but it sure has worked for me.

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.

Healthy Bones and Joints

The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone … by a joint. Bones and joints go hand in hand … or ball in socket to be more exact when it comes to hip and thigh bones or shoulders for that matter. The structure and performance of the skeletal frame and all of its movable parts is a work of natural art.

When the skeletal frame works, it gives you the freedom to move and be active. Otherwise, we might all be plants rooted in the earth, going nowhere. It can make you think about those who choose to be physically inactive. And sadly, some people have no choice in the matter.

If your skeletal frame is working, one of the best things you can do to keep it that way is to keep moving and stay active. Being too sedentary turns good bones and joints into an “if you don’t use it, you lose it” situation over time.

‘Osteo’ Conditions

The word “osteo” relates to bones, with its origin in the Greek language: osteon. The two most common health problems related to bones and joints are osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Osteoporosis means porous bones, which is caused by calcium loss, making bones more likely to break. Regular exercise helps to inhibit the rate of bone loss. Because exercise strengthens the skeletal frame, the risk of falling and breaking bones is reduced. The message remains “keep moving.”

Osteoarthritis might be translated as bone-joint inflammation. It’s a condition that results from the break down of cartilage (the cushion) between joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling. Again, exercise is beneficial for the joints. A study published in 2009 in the Journal of Anatomy determined that “exercise has positive salutary benefits for joint tissues in addition to its other health benefits.”1

AIM Bone and Joint Maintenance

CalciAIM
To replace and maintain the body’s calcium levels, CalciAIM provides three types of this essential mineral. CalciAIM powder mixes into a bioavailable drink that also includes nutrients required for the absorption of calcium, such as vitamin D and magnesium.

Frame Essentials
The essential components of joint cartilage structure—glucosamine and methylsulfonylmethane—are available in Frame Essentials. The formula also
includes a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic: boswellia extract, and all three ingredients may help to reduce arthritic pain, stiffness and swelling.

CalciAIM and Frame Essentials deliver supplemental building blocks for healthy bones and joints to support a strong and functional skeletal frame.

1 Journal of Anatomy 2009 Feb; 214(2):197–207
[accessed February 25, 2018]

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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 by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

AIM Keeps Me In the Game

Shared by Blake Thompson, son of Craig and Kristi Thompson, AIM Directors

AIM products have been a part of my life from an early age. I have been taking BarleyLife daily for as long as I can remember.

Using AIM products daily has helped me live a healthy lifestyle, but AIM’s salubrious effects have been most prevalent in my athletic career.

I started playing lacrosse in grade 5, and by freshman year of high school, I knew I wanted to play lacrosse in college as well.

In my first year of high school, I began taking Proancynol 2000, Frame Essentials and Peak En­durance in addition to BarleyLife. Using these products has greatly improved my availability in lacrosse. Today, I play Division 2 lacrosse at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina.

Throughout my high school and current college lacrosse career, I have played or started in every single lacrosse game. During this period of time, there have been multiple occasions when I was either ill or injured to the point when I thought there was absolutely no chance I would be able to compete in the upcoming game. However, with the power of Proancynol 2000 for boosting the immune system and the recovering power of Frame Essentials for muscles and joints, I was always well enough to play come game time.

During games and workouts, Peak En­durance gives me the fuel to perform at a high level for the entire duration of physically demanding two-hour practices and workouts six days out of the week.

All in all, AIM products have helped me to not just compete at the collegiate level in athletics, but also to live a happy lifestyle where I never have to worry about my health inhibiting me from doing the activities I love to do.

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

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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.

AIM Changed My Life

Shared by Sandy Berry, Group Builder in Tarlton, South Africa

In 2017, I listened to an AIM presentation from Royal Emerald Director Madaleine Helm that addressed a number of health issues. My own included osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and anemia along with hot flashes that disappeared only five days after I started taking BarleyLife and using Renewed Balance.

Shortly afterward, I found out that my seven-year-old daughter, Hayley, had
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Having her tested for food sensitivities revealed she had celiac disease as well. I put her on a variety of AIM products, including BarleyLife Xtra, CoCoa LeafGreens and FloraFood. As for changing her diet, I removed anything that contained gluten. For good measure, we are busy eliminating dairy as well.

Two months later, my twenty-six-year-old daughter, Tarryn, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I gave her BarleyLife, Herbal Fiberblend, Frame Essentials and Peak Endurance as well as Renewed Balance. These products have helped her to
feel better.

As for Hayley, seven months of being on the AIM products has made a huge improvement in her well-being. I can almost say she is a different child. She’s not so aggressive anymore. And she falls asleep within fifteen minutes instead of the three hours it used to take. I really notice that her concentration is much better. Overall, Hayley is just a far more pleasant little girl. Giving her AIM products is of utmost importance to me because I believe she’s getting the best support available.

To share what AIM products mean to me and my family, I decided to study AIM’s online courses to learn more about them and how the company works. You cannot promote AIM products if you have no idea what they can do for you or how the body works. I graduated from the AIM Academy in April, so now I have a better understanding of how the body needs AIM nutrition to function optimally.

I hope that more people will educate themselves and help give other people the best possible health solutions. I will always try to increase my own knowledge so that I can give the best of myself to everyone I meet. If I can help just one person, I’ll feel I have accomplished my goal in life. This is why I now sell AIM products to all who want to better their health.

Thank you to Madaleine Helm and The AIM Companies™ for changing my life. I am truly blessed.

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

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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.

Healthy Aging: What a Concept!

It’s a fact of life that everyone gets older day by day. As the years go by, factors like genetics, lifestyle and nutrition can speed up or slow down the aging process. So what is the definition of healthy aging?

According to a 2006 report by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, healthy aging is “the process of optimizing opportunities for physical, social and mental health to enable older people to take an active part in society without discrimination and to enjoy an independent and good quality of life.” It’s a good definition, especially the part about “optimizing opportunities.” AIM definitely offers that.

First, as an independent distributor of AIM products, you have the option of earning an income that grows in relation to the amount of time and effort you put into growing your business. These factors allow you to optimize the opportunity presented by the AIM Income Plan.

Second, the products you help to distribute optimize the opportunity to improve people’s health so that they can “enjoy an independent and good quality of life.”

Nutrient-Rich BarleyLife

If anyone wants to age healthily, taking BarleyLife daily can help. It’s a nutritional supplement that can be taken from childhood through senior adulthood. BarleyLife helps maintain well-being because barley grass provides a naturally rich source of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that every cell in the body can use to help promote optimal health.

Anti-Aging Proancynol 2000

To protect the body from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals, Proancynol 2000 delivers an additional wealth of antioxidants in an unparalleled formulation. Dr. Richard Cutler, the former director of the National Institute of Aging, stated that the amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live. Top up your antioxidant intake with Proancynol 2000.

Joint-Nourishing Frame Essentials

One of the most common pains of aging is felt in the joints. That’s where Frame Essentials can help make a difference. For relief of joint pain, Frame Essentials offers the anti-inflammatory effects of glucosamine, boswellia and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). You don’t have to have creaky, painful joints as you age. Give your frame the essentials for healthy joints: Frame Essentials.

There are many more products in the AIM lineup that promote healthy aging. Check out the product catalog for the entire list.

What’s at the Source of Your Pain?

Physical pain can occur anywhere in your body. It may be the result of an injury, such as banging your knee or toe, straining your back to lift something, or tripping and falling. The resulting pain is the inflammatory response of your body to heal the damage. Even when the source is not so obvious it is usually inflammation that generates the pain you feel.

Inflammation signals that the body is trying to heal itself from external or internal injury by removing or neutralizing harmful materials, including bacteria, damaged cells, free radicals and viruses. However, long-term inflammation is not a healing thing; it is the root cause of most health problems, such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer. Lifestyle—lack of exercise, exposure to environmental toxins, stress, etc.—contributes to chronic inflammation. Poor dietary choices play a huge role in internal inflammation that, over time, manifests itself as illness.

It is so easy to reach for a drug in response to pain for immediate relief without healing at the source of the problem. However, the most common over-the-counter and prescription drugs can have side effects and increase the risk of various conditions: perforated ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, acute liver failure or even heart attack1. It is an individual choice, and one that should not be taken lightly.

Fortunately, there are natural options available. Choosing the whole food in AIM BarleyLife® to internally bathe your body with anti-inflammatory greens is just one of the natural alternatives. How much you take depends on the severity of your condition, so you can take more than one spoonful. BarleyLife is concentrated, whole food, so instead of synthetic chemicals, it gives your body naturally balanced vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and chlorophyll—the green cleanser and healer.

If you have painful joints, supplement with the pain-relieving ingredients in AIM Frame Essentials: glucosamine, boswellia resin, and methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM).

Getting to the source of your pain by using natural nutrients is the healthiest way to help your natural body to heal itself. Supplementing with AIM products is one of the best lifestyle choices a person can make. Ultimately, you determine the destiny of your health.

1http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/high-doses-common-pain-drugs-heart-attack-study-article-1.1358645

1http://www.ajprjournal.com/zip.php?file=File_Folder/225-230(ajpr).pdf&id=167&quat=5

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