Protect Your Macula from Degeneration

Twenty-five percent of people over the age of 50 will start to lose their eyesight from various causes but the majority will lose it from a condition called Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).  The medical system has now renamed it to simply Macular Degeneration because it is now being found in younger people.  The fact is it was never an old age disease however poor or ‘fake’ nutrition is a major contributor.  Some sufferers are as young as the age of 20.  The future for the majority of today’s young people is failing eyesight from following a poor diet.  A nutrient-deficient diet comprising of too much processed foods which are sorely lacking in antioxidants and the specific carotenoids needed to protect our eyes.

Powerful antioxidants called carotenoids in ample amounts can protect your eyes from degeneration.  As free radicals attack your healthy eyes, the macula becomes damaged.  The macula is a small part of the eye that controls central vision and provides you with the ability to see crisp detail and vivid colours.  It depends upon healthy nutrition and blood supply.  A deteriorated macula usually starts in one eye and soon affects the other.

Two specific nutrients are responsible for protecting the macula from degeneration – lutein and zeaxanthin, which are key ingredients in AIM’s GinkgoSense. Eye health was recently covered in the ABC’s summer series of Dr. Michael Mosley’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor, screened in January, he found that lutein and zeaxanthin had a protective effect on the macula.

Lutein is not made by your body.  This powerful carotenoid must be gained from food and nutritional supplements to prevent permanent vision loss.  An anti-inflammatory diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables provides a foundation for healthy vision at any age.  Many health experts are now recommending to eat up to two pieces of fruit and eight vegetables daily. Along with that, a daily lutein supplement can support eye, brain and full-body health.

Zeaxanthin is also an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables.  It works alongside lutein to maintain the structural integrity of blood vessels that supply the macula to protect against photo-oxidation.

We need to empower ourselves by using our knowledge and taking action.  Ensure you and your loved ones are eating sufficient amounts of fruit and vegetables.  Take AIM BarleyLife on a daily basis to support your health.  Simply mix in AIM Just Carrots (containing carotenoids) and RediBeets for an added boost.  Then supplement with AIM GinkgoSense which contains the very important lutein and zeaxanthin for ongoing eye health.

NOTE: AIM (The AIM Companies) is a wholefood nutritional supplement company that has been in business since 1982.

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.

Our AIM-Nourished Travels

Aim Nourished Travels

Shared by Jan Baxter, AIM Director in Waterloo, Ontario

My husband Wayne and I are both in our early seventies, and we do enjoy traveling. The first thing I pack is our First AIM Kit to help us maintain our health. We use recycled containers for our nutritious AIM powders such as the Garden Trio®, ProPeas®, and CalciAIM™. Depending on how many days we’ll be traveling, I pack an equal number of small, plastic bags containing a daily supply of encapsulated supplements that include AIM GinkgoSense™ and AIM PrepZymes®.

In celebration of our forty-second anniversary, we planned a Caribbean cruise over Christmas 2014. A few days before our trip, I sent a message to AIM Online to check which products we would need for Jamaica after hearing about the chikungunya virus spread by mosquito bites. Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headaches, nausea, and rash. It affected hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean, spurring a state of emergency in Jamaica. Keith Duff (AIM Regional Meeting and Training Director) suggested that I also pack extra AIM Proancynol® 2000 for antioxidants and AIM FloraFood® for friendly bacteria.

We like adventure but opted for a taxi ride around the town of Falmouth, Jamaica instead of taking a bamboo raft trip down the Martha Brae River that runs through lush, green vegetation where mosquitoes breed.

On the beautiful island of Roatan, we went on a five-hour, 20-mile, guided bike tour through tropical rainforests with fourteen others despite the 900 F (300 C) temperature and the hilly, narrow roads. We took a well-deserved break at a beach to unwind and do some snorkeling. Thank goodness I had some convenient sample packs of AIM BarleyLife® (for energy) and AIM Peak Endurance® (for ATP and electrolytes) to mix in my water bottle. Biking back to the ship gave us an interesting insight into the life of the locals. Back onboard, it was wonderful to rub on AIM Mag-nificence™ lotion to relax our sore, stressed muscles.

Two days later, sixteen of us took a 5-hour, clear kayak and snorkel trip. The transparent kayak made it even easier for us to see the incredible variety of colorful fish and coral below us in the crystal clear water. Later, our snorkeling adventure gave us an even closer look at the marine life.

Not only did we enjoy these excursions, we also survived them due to the wonderful AIM products that we’ve been taking daily for over seventeen years. We owe our health, wellness, and active lifestyle to them. Thank you, AIM, for Nutrition that Works!

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve

GinkgoSense Is a Smart Move

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Women, you know that keeping your senses about you in a chaotic world is a challenge. It would be great to have supplemental brain power at your fingertips. From the time you’re young enough to collect thoughts right on through the more mature stages of life, you are bombarded with too much information. Time can take a toll on a jam-packed memory. Taking AIM GinkgoSense can help a lady to stay smart and sharp in spite of it all.

GingkoSense is about improving circulation through- out the body, and optimal blood flow is vital for the brain. Your brain is at the center of all body activities, whether thoughtless—balancing, breathing, digesting, etc.—or thoughtful, such as trying to remember the name of that movie actress starring in that film you enjoyed but can’t remember the title of either.

Your brain is hard at work all the time, even while you sleep so it requires an awful lot of cellular energy, which, of course, comes from your nutritional intake. And it gets to the brain via blood circulation which GinkgoSense enhances with its blend of ginkgo biloba, bilberry, marigold extracts and DHA. It is very important to carefully think about the kind of nutrition you circulate to your brain. Is yours a French-fried, cake-headed, soda-drenched burger brain or a whole-food nourished mind? It makes a huge nutritional difference to your control center, let alone the rest of your body.

The main ingredient of the GinkgoSense formula comes from the leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree, the standardized extract of which contributes a circulatory boost that can improve brain function, memory, concentration, and overall mental clarity. Just what a woman needs in a demanding world.

P.S. You can tell the guys it will work for them just as well.