Supplements … Natural or Synthetic?

When considering supplements-vitamins, minerals, or other nutritive products-one of the first questions you should ask is: Are they synthetic or natural?
Synthetic supplements supply chemically constructed nutrients cooked up in a laboratory that may be of little use to your body and possibly do more harm than good. Some studies of supplement use reveal negative results in test groups taking synthetics:

  • More deaths from lung cancer, stroke, and ischemic heart disease in male smokers using synthetic beta-carotene and vitamin E
  • Birth defects increased by 400 percent in pregnant women taking synthetic
    vitamin A

Your body is natural, so it responds well to natural ingredients. AIM’s high-quality, wholefood concentrates and herbal supplements are made for your body. Nature created their nutrients, which work synergistically to deliver your body’s required nutrition and health benefits.

Supplements are Necessary

Before the age of convenience foods, nutrition came from whole foods that provided natural proportions of necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, etc. In today’s world, farmland is not as nutrient-rich as it was over a half century ago, so modern crops provide fewer of the required nutrients. Even eating healthily does not guarantee that you are giving your body all that it needs.

Supplementation is necessary for maintaining a strong, healthy body and slowing down the aging process.

AIM Offers the Best

Over thirty-five years ago, The AIM Companies(tm) recognized the nutritional value of whole foods when it first introduced concentrated powders. Today, AIM’s natural garden of nutrition includes a harvest of concentrated whole-food powders and natural health products.

Concentrated Whole-Food Nutrition

Your body easily absorbs the natural nutrients in AIM whole-food powders. Concentrated greens like AIM BarleyLife, AIM BarleyLife Xtra,  AIM LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens nourish your cells with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, chlorophyll, and phytonutrients packaged and delivered by nature. The many health benefits of juiced carrots and beets are a sip away with AIM Just Carrots and AIM RediBeets. Derived from non-GMO peas, AIM ProPeas delivers healthy vegetable protein for building, maintaining, and replacing tissues in muscles, organs, and body systems. You can’t beat powders for delivering nutrients in balanced-by nature proportions.

Natural Health Products

Choosing synthetic drugs to deal with health issues is a growing dependency all around the world. AIM offers natural choices for prevention, improvement, and maintenance with high quality, natural health products, AIM Bear Paw Garlic for heart health, and seed oils in AIMega providing omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids for the structure, function, and maintenance of every cell in your body.

Necessary for good health and ideal body weight, fiber helps to keep your digestive system working optimally. AIM Herbal Fiberblend contains natural sources of fiber and herbs for cleansing, detoxifying, and maintaining your digestive tract. AIM fit ‘n fiber offers an additional source of fiber that is complementary to Herbal Fiberblend, a healthy product to help you lose weight. Big-box stores and drugstore chains sell cheap, synthetic vitamins and supplements with few or poor health benefits. But remember, nature produced your body. You should not fuel it with anything processed, packaged, or synthesized in a laboratory. Natural or synthetic? It’s your choice. Make AIM yours.

The Secret Power of LeafGreens and Proancynol 2000

Oxidative stress is associated with disease, weight gain and the aging process. One of the ways that the body fights oxidative stress is with antioxidant enzymes released by the NRF2 pathway. NRF2 is a protein that lies dormant in each cell. Once that protein is activated, it slips into the cell’s nucleus and triggers the defense systems there, releasing very powerful antioxidant enzymes like superoxide dismutase, glutathione and catalase. These enzymes are very effective at destroying the free radicals that cause oxidative stress. If the NRF2 pathway is triggered regularly, it may significantly reduce overall oxidative stress.

High-quality antioxidants do battle with oxidative stress firsthand.

Although there are multiple ways to trigger this pathway, the simplest and most effective is through the foods that we eat. The dietary pathway trigger alpha
lipoic acid is found in spinach, broccoli and tomatoes. Another one, sulforaphane (Biology Redux, 2013) is found in broccoli, cauliflower and kale, and
resveratrol resides in grapes and cranberries. Drinking green tea, intermittent fasting and exercising seem to work, too.

The AIM Companies™ offers three powerful products that activate the NRF2 pathway. Proancynol 2000 contains both alpha lipoic acid and green tea. It also has a selection of other high-quality antioxidants, all of which do battle with oxidative stress firsthand.

Food sources of sulforaphane are extremely potent pathway triggers.

LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens are good food sources of sulforaphane, an extremely potent pathway trigger. These products also contain the antioxidant enzyme glutathione, which is also released by the NRF2 pathway. Although it is hard to absorb dietary glutathione, food sources of glutathione are extremely important to overall glutathione bioavailability. A 2016 study in Biology Redux linked glutathione to a significant reduction in age-related decline.

If you’re looking to lose weight, put the brakes on age-related decline, or just stay as healthy as possible, look no further than the AIM product line. We hold our products to the highest standards of quality and nutrition!

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.

 

AIM Nutrition: Essential for Good Health

With such a wide variety of AIM Nutrition available to Members, sometimes a little direction is needed, especially for those new to AIM. To keep it simple, let’s look at nutrition that is considered to be essential on a daily basis: greens, fiber and essential fatty acids (EFAs). AIM has supplemental options to increase the intake of all three.

Greens

Even though the body benefits from the wealth of nutrients in dark, leafy greens, many people don’t like them or simply don’t eat enough. AIM provides four different concentrated greens to choose from, providing an abundance of nutrients in easily absorbed powders.

BarleyLife is a barley grass juice powder concentrate that nurtures whole-body health with a rich source of essentials, such as antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals, phytonutrients and vitamins. Each nutrient is made in balance by nature.

BarleyLife Xtra delivers all of the above along with the powders of eighteen fruit and vegetables that offer additional vitamin C and a sweet taste.

LeafGreens combines the juice powder of barley grass and the powders of five green superfoods, arugula, broccoli sprouts, kale, spinach and Swiss chard, delivering exceptional plant nutrients such as quercetin, kaempferol and sulforaphane.

CoCoa LeafGreens includes the antioxidant and flavonoid benefits of three kinds of cocoas, adding a chocolaty taste to LeafGreens.

Fiber

Having a well-functioning digestive system is essential for good health. Maintaining a high-fiber intake is vital, but statistics show most people get far less than they need. AIM offers two fiber supplements.

Herbal Fiberblend combines psyllium for soluble and insoluble fiber and a variety of cleansing herbs that detoxify and provide gentle relief of constipation.

fit ’n fiber peach contains six sources of fiber and five botanicals in a daily supplement that increases fiber intake, promotes regularity, aids in satiety and assists with weight management.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Good health depends on the dietary intake of omega-3 and -6 EFAs, the good fats that the body cannot produce. Most people do not get sufficient amounts.

AIMega delivers encapsulated organic seed oils for a plant source of EFAs, which every cell in the body requires to grow and function optimally.

Greens, fiber and EFAs are essential on a daily basis. Make sure you get yours!

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.

Combat Seasonal Allergies with Nutrition

The rate of seasonal allergies is on the rise. Luckily, there are several dietary strategies that can alleviate or ameliorate symptoms.

Omega-3s with AIMega

Inflammation occurs when the immune system reacts to injury, illness or irritant. An allergy is often nothing more than an inflammatory overreaction to a perceived threat: a particle of dust, pollen. Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to help soothe inflammation in people with either allergies or asthma.

Probiotics with FloraFood

Preliminary research sug­gests that probiotics might aid seasonal allergy suffers. Beneficial gut bacteria help to regulate the immune system’s response to allergens, re­lieving symptoms.

Green Tea Extract with Proancynol 2000

Your aunt may have been right when she told you to drink green tea for hay fever. Researchers in Japan found that green tea contains a compound (EGCG) that blocks certain allergic responses. Plus, green tea brims with antioxidants.

Quercetin with LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens

Quercetin is a pow­er­ful plant flavonoid. In test tube studies, quercetin stopped im­mune cells from releasing allergy-causing histamines. It also has antioxidant proper­ties that can reduce inflammation.

Vitamin C in BarleyLife Xtra and Peak Endurance

Most often used to prevent the common cold, Vitamin C also has antihistamine properties. Several studies have shown that vitamin C might reduce allergy symptoms as well.

Note:  The AIM Companies provides AIMega, LeafGreens, CoCoa LeafGreens, BarleyLife Xtra and Peak Endurance.  We are a wholefood juice concentrate and nutritional supplement network marketing company that has been in business since 1982.

LeafGreens and Exercise Recovery

quercetin

Under normal conditions, moderate and even intense exercise is very healthy. It does, however, put a lot of oxidative stress on the body. Oxidative stress has been linked to a lot of nasty things like cardiovascular disease, cancer, kidney problems and more. In the case of exercise, all this is fine because the oxidative stress caused by working out is usually moderate and it forces the body to adapt, allowing you to build a natural resistance to it.  This is why exercise is considered to be a natural “antioxidant.”

However, there is evidence that extended, heavy and sustained exercise can put too much oxidative stress on the body. This could lead to those health risks mentioned earlier.

One of the ways to combat the stress is through the use of antioxidants. Vitamin C, Vitamin A, lycopene, these are all common antioxidants. You can easily get them by eating fruits and vegetables, and they are the body’s first line of defense against free-radical damage.

Quercetin is a flavonoid, an antioxidant found in plants. It has gotten a lot of press over the last few years because some studies have shown that it can improve sports performance and counteract exercise-induced oxidative stress.  If only it were that simple.

According to Antioxidants in Sports Nutrition by Konrad and Neiman, quercetin supplementation, by itself, doesn’t really do a whole lot for combating oxidative stress, but when taken with other antioxidants:

Taken together, the results and benefits of pure high-dose quercetin as an antioxidant are very limited, and in contrast, using quercetin as part of an antioxidant-cocktail has been found to be much more efficient and can be generally recommended.

Furthermore, the research shows that food sources were better than supplements.

There seems to be better evidence to support the intake of foods rich in antioxidants within the diet than there is for supplementation due to the consequence of increased uric acid levels

Data are limited and the method and regimens vary widely, but the main conclusion is that flavonoid–nutrient mixtures or any extracts of fruits, vegetables and tea consumed acutely or chronically before exercise diminish post-exercise oxidative stress, inflammation and delayed onset muscle soreness. To avoid the risk of exceeding intake, the most effective way is to consume a varied diet focused on fruit, vegetables and whole grain

In this case, the great thing about a whole-food juice like LeafGreens is that it provides the nutrition and the flavonoid profiles of six vegetables–spinach, arugula, Swiss chard, kale, broccoli and barley leaf–without the pre-exercise bulk of fresh produce. Apart from quercetin, LeafGreens contains plenty of antioxidants like sulforaphane, kaempferol and lutein among othe

Natural AIM Nutrition for Families

Natural Nutrition for Families

Seeking an all-natural source for nutrition, Directors David and Miriam Borkholder from Kalona, Iowa, turned to AIM whole-food products like AIM BarleyLife® and the AIM Garden Trio®. And through consistent use and a strong belief in whole-food nutrition, they got the results they wanted … and more.

“I always liked the idea of having animals out on the grass in a natural state, getting their minerals and nutrients from plants,” said David, a dairy goat farmer. “With this vision in mind, we were looking for a product for me and my family that was closer to nature’s way—a plant form of nutrition. We are well satisfied with the AIM products.”

When the Borkholders chose AIM, Miriam was pregnant with their fifth child. The previous three of the four pregnancies had been difficult, and this one would prove to be no different. Less than two months into pregnancy, complications arose. Bleeding, which continued for two months concerned the Borkholders for the health of the pregnancy.

Approximately six weeks before her due date more complications arose, forcing them to go to the hospital. Three days later, Miriam gave birth without complication to baby Sarah. Thirty-six hours later, Sarah’s lung collapsed, and she was transferred to a children’s hospital for care.

These events challenged the Borkholders, but with their belief in whole-food nutrition and with guidance from Star Sapphire Director Marlene Rawls, they remained determined.

“We decided to continue on the AIM products,” David said. “Marlene stressed the fact that even though this pregnancy went the way it did, Miriam’s body was not built up—we needed to rebuild her body before she had another child. Miriam took therapeutic amounts of AIM products, and we saw more and more evidence that this was helping and working.”

Two years later, the Borkholders were pregnant again.

“The sixth pregnancy should have been the worst of all of them,” David said, “but it was the opposite. It was her easiest pregnancy. She was able to continue her own work all the way through the pregnancy.”

Miriam’s pregnancy went full-term. There were zero complications.

While taking AIM LeafGreens® during pregnancy, Miriam was even able to raise her iron and hemoglobin levels to within normal range—well above her traditionally low levels.

“After that sixth child was born,” David said, “we could talk to others and we were ready to listen and help.”

The Borkholders have felt blessed to see the amazing difference in the mental development of all their children. They credit AIM nutrition for the change they see and especially for the products’ prenatal support.

“We’re enjoying life,” David said. “For us, life has been different since we’ve been using the AIM products. Nutrition changed our whole life, not just the children part. That’s where we’re grateful to God.”

It’s Easy Being Green

green Team

In the world of plants, the color of life is green. It’s a healthy hue due to the chlorophyll that is the lifeblood of our planet’s vegetation. This greenery produces the oxygen in the air that we breathe and provides a nutritious food source that can keep us healthy. AIM makes it easy to go internally green with a healthy variety of whole-food concentrates.

BarleyLife®
(powder, capsules & sample packs)
When The AIM Companies™ introduced the juice powder of barley grass to the world in 1982, no one could have predicted the lasting impact of these unparalleled greens on people’s health. Thirty-three years later, AIM BarleyLife® continues to provide a balanced source of natural nutrients from one of the most nutritious grasses on the planet. Most importantly, BarleyLife is a juice concentrate (not dried, ground grass) giving you more green nutrition that is fully absorbable and usable by your body.

The alkalizing and anti-inflammatory effects are only two of the many health benefits of going green with BarleyLife. The abundant supply of vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes in barley grass makes BarleyLife a bountiful food supplement. In fact, the number and types of natural nutrients in young barley plants have yet to be fully counted and identified, but you can count on BarleyLife greens to help maintain good health.

BarleyLife® Xtra
(powder & sample packs)
Sometimes you want something extra, so one more green option is AIM BarleyLife® Xtra. Providing a sweet, fruity taste for children (or adults with a sensitive palate), BarleyLife Xtra packs an additional nutritious punch with the powders of eighteen fruits and vegetables.Each 4.5 grams of powder contains a 4-gram serving of BarleyLife. Best taken on an empty stomach (thirty minutes before a meal or at least two hours after eating), concentrated BarleyLife and BarleyLife Xtra powders are easily digested by your body and absorbed at the cellular level.

CoCoa LeafGreens
(powder and sample packs)
Not everyone appreciates the taste of greens, so a healthy taste of chocolate was added to create AIM CoCoa LeafGreens®. Along with a delectable flavor, three types of cocoa powders provide a wealth of antioxidants and flavonoids to the already nutrient-dense LeafGreens mix. Over 700 healthy compounds are found in cocoa, supporting bone, heart, and cognitive health.

Those who just can’t wrap their minds around the thought of drinking greens will enjoy the taste of CoCoa LeafGreens, especially when added to almond or rice milk.

ProPeas
(powder)
You can even green your protein by supplementing with AIM ProPeas®, which provides a vegan source from field peas. Protein is an integral macro-nutrient required by all of your cells. This means your body needs large amounts to build and repair tissues and to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals as well as for the building blocks of blood, bones, cartilage, muscles, and skin.

The major source of protein in the North American diet is meat, which has an acidifying effect on your body pH. “An acidic body opens the door to disease” is a message that AIM has repeated over the years and for good reason. AIM greens and pea protein help promote a healthy, alkaline body pH. Add a scoop of ProPeas to almond or rice milk and you have a tasty smoothie that supplements your body’s protein requirements in a healthy way.