The Stress Reliever: Mag-nificence CWR

A multitude of different factors contribute to most people being deficient in magnesium in today’s society, an important one being chronically high stress levels.

Stress increases adrenaline and cortisol and there is an associated decline in magnesium because it is used to counteract the “fight or flight” stress response of the body.

As a student with deadlines and time pressures, I know my stress levels can get out of hand. Since magnesium can be absorbed transdermally (through the skin), I love to use Mag-nificence CWR to increase my intercellular magnesium.

If I make the time to have a bath, wonderful! However, what I find much more feasible with my nightly agenda of studying or essay writing is footbaths. I fix a basin of hot water, pour in CWR and then let my body absorb the magnesium through my feet while my hands are free to work— multitasking at its best!

—Karina Gerhardt-Strachan, AIM Preferred Member

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

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Joining the AIM Mag-nificence Family: Mag-nificence CWR

CWR is looking good. Its new label makes it an identifiable part of the Mag-nificence line of topical magnesium: lotion, spray and bath additive. CWR is looking good. Its new label makes it an identifiable part of the Mag-nificence line of topical magnesium: lotion, spray and bath additive.

More importantly, CWR makes people feel good. Case studies of participants who used Mag-nificence CWR reveal that they experienced significant reductions in pain and stress.

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•  PAIN Case Study

The study involved people who had different conditions, such as muscle soreness, arthritis and fibromyalgia, because pain can result for a variety of reasons. Some had more than a single health problem.Three times a day, participants poured a generous amount of CWR liquid on a clean cloth and applied it to the skin area nearest the source of their pain. Each day, they followed up by soaking in a tub of warm to hot water with 2 ounces of added CWR.  Some took a foot bath. On a one-week chart, pain was rated daily on a scale from 1–10, with 10 being the worst pain imaginable. The majority of participants experienced pain reduction of 30 to 67 percent after only a week of using CWR.

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•  STRESS Case Study

So much has been written about the health problems caused by stress yet it only scratches the surface of how much of a negative impact it can have on health.

The CWR case study recorded stress-level reductions on a day-to-day basis. Participants took daily baths for 20–30 minutes in warm to hot water with 2 ounces of added CWR.

On a seven-day chart, participants in the study recorded pre-and post-soak stress levels on a scale from 1–10, with 10 being the worst stress imaginable. Taking daily CWR baths for one week resulted in total stress-reduction levels ranging from 29 to 100 percent.

Keep Mag-nificence CWR on hand to help relax and stay calm.

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

The Great Wheelbarrow Race

Shared by Nikola Wilkie, AIM Star Sapphire Director

From Chillagoe to Mareeba it’s 139 km and in those parts of Queensland, Australia, it doesn’t rain too often but it did the day before The Great Wheelbarrow Race, an annual fundraiser. Leading out from Chillagoe a long stretch of the road is not sealed and 42 teams of runners negotiated the mud with wheelbarrow in hand for almost a full day.  There’s nothing actually in the wheelbarrow but it’s being pushed for a good cause.  There usually is a good cause behind an insane act like this pushing an empty wheelbarrow for three days.

Over 400 participants pushed to raise money for their chosen charity.  At the end of a hard run of at least a 35 km most went to sleep in their swag on the ground, thankfully there was a clear sky.

I’m not that crazy as to run behind a barrow but I was there to support my team of ten by working on their bodies to keep them able for the next day’s run.  A Recovery Team of six worked on bodies for 6-8 hours using Australian muscle-releasing techniques Bowen and Emmett.  Putting tired feet in a bath of AIM CWR was the first relief, and rubbing AIM Mag-nificence magnesium lotion into legs was very welcome.

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Our team were well backed with AIM products.  On board the bus the runners were primed with Red Rush nitric oxide boost at the beginning of the day and kept going with Peak Endurance.  Taylor, my son, was the source of encouragement.  Through his training he knows how valuable the products are for everyone wanting stamina.

The task is to run just 10-15 seconds pushing the wheelbarrow, the driver of the bus toots the horn at the command of the timer, the next runner jumps out of the moving vehicle and takes over pushing.  Of course it is in the teams best interest to keep that barrow moving but taking control of a moving barrow is no easy feat. The first runner then jumps back on board the still moving vehicle and finds a seat whilst the next runner lines up to jump out.

Thanks to AIM Australia’s contribution to us we were able to raise over $2,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

NOTE: Nikola has worked as a naturopath in Cairns for over twenty years.

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What’s your Sign … of Magnesium Deficiency?

You may or may not be deficient in magnesium—a mineral that is required for over 300 enzymatic reactions in your body. However, given the prevalence of its bodily use, it’s quite possible that you could use a little more. But how do you know if magnesium is something you lack? Let’s look at some of the signs…

10 Common Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • Tense muscles or muscle cramps and spasms
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia or poor sleep patterns
  • Low energy levels
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Lack of strength
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Poor memory
  • Cold hands and feet (Oops! That’s 11 symptoms … and there’s a whole lot more …)

So what do you do if you think you might be magnesium-deficient? You can correct it in magnificence style…

AIM Mag-nificence offers two absorb-it-through-your-skin options to increase your magnesium intake: Lotion and Spray.  Apply the lotion or spray on your skin to reverse a magnesium deficiency or maintain sufficient levels.

Top 5 AIM Products for Relaxation!

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The Face of Relaxation 

We are constantly bombarded with non-stop information from televisions, computer screens, radios and our mobile phones. It’s enough to make you want to live on a deserted island in a shack made out of coconuts.  But most of us have families, duties, careers and loved ones that mean more to us then the possibility of a relaxing, coconut-centric existence.  That’s why instead of looking to distant shores for relaxation we should, instead, check out The AIM Companies’ product line instead.

Here’s our top five recommendations!

Composure

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Well, the name says it all.  Composure’s formula has been specially formulated from four herbal extracts and four whole herbs to provide flavonoids and antioxidants that specifically target neuro health and provide herbal anxiety relief. Composure is made from all-natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about chemicals or preservatives. It’s a load off of anyone’s mind.

 

Mag-nificence

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If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a dozen times, the majority of people don’t get enough magnesium in their diets.  Some reports say that up to 80% of people aren’t getting enough magnesium. And since magnesium plays a role in over hundreds and hundreds of chemical reactions throughout the body, we should really being going out of the way to get more. Magnesium has long been used as a home remedy for anxiety, but now there are several scientific studies that link magnesium to stress relief. Mag-nificence is topical magnesium, and it comes in a lotion and a spray. Both are relaxing to use.

CalciAIM

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CalciAIM also contains magnesium. This is good, but what is better is that it contains both calcium and vitamin D.  Calcium deficiency has been linked to poor mental health. It also plays a huge role in the day-to-day operation of the nervous system. Vitamin D is famous for its mood-boosting abilities. That’s why it is called the “sunshine vitamin.”  You can get it from the sun,  but most people don’t. It’s one the top vitamins people are most likely deficient in.

AIMega

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Your car probably has a gas tank. When it gets low, you have to refill it. Otherwise, your car goes nowhere.  Omega-3 fatty acids are like gasoline for your brain. When your gray matter isn’t getting enough of the fatty acids, it can disrupt the signaling between nerves and increase nuero-inflammation. Both things have been linked to anxiety, and studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce that anxiety.

Peak Endurance

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Studies have shown that a lack of B vitamins are linked to panic attacks, specifically B6, and B9. Peak Endurance has 50% of Bs 1-3, 5, and 12. It doesn’t have B9 which is commonly known as folate, but you can find that in BarleyLife and in Red Rush or RediBeets.

Tell Us Your Story

What are your favorite AIM products for relaxation? Do the antioxidants in BarleyLife help you sleep? Or are you a fan of the green tea extract in Proancynol 2000? Post your testimony in the comments below.

Nutrition That’s Working!

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Shared by Pascale Raphaelle Dennery, AIM Preferred Member in Sacramento, California

I was first introduced to AIM in 2011 by my best friend’s beau, AIM Director Bill Marriott. I had heard of Bill’s health business, but I had not met him in person because both of them lived so far away. My husband and I drove thousands of miles to meet up with Bill and my best friend in Big Sky, Montana, and Bill gave me several AIM products as gifts, including Cell Wellness Restorer™ and Mag-nificence™. I used the Cell Wellness Restorer almost immediately for relief from mosquito bites. Wow! The itching was gone. Bill also shared his experience with the AIM products and some literature.

When I returned home, I tried BarleyLife®, CalciAIM® and some other AIM products, so I signed up and became a Member. I really liked the Cell Wellness Restorer. Adding it to baths helped me recover from aches, pains and bruises.

Sometime after that, I ended up getting hospitalized. I have a genetic predisposition (MELAS syndrome). It explained why I had struggled with my health most of my life. The condition impacts my cells, and they operate at less than half of the capacity that they’re supposed to. Many of my family members are also afflicted. This makes me prone to late onset type 1 diabetes, strokes and seizures. The hospital food wasn’t very nourishing, but with sheer determination and spiritual understanding, I had an amazingly fast recovery and was discharged.

As I delved into AIM more, I learned a lot from the AIM Academy and the webinars. From what I read, I wished I could have used more AIM products from the get-go because they may have helped me deal with many stressful situations. It was an article in Living Well that inspired me to add Renewed Balance® body cream to my daily regimen. I had an “a-ha!” moment and decided to try it on my face. My eldest sister complimented me recently by saying “You look like a baby.” The biological clock is slowing as, technically, I am in my late forties!

At the moment, I use a full range of AIM products: Cell Wellness Restorer™, Mag-nificence™ crystals, Peak Endurance®, CalciAIM®, AIMega®, BarleyLife®, fit ‘n fiber® and Proancynol 2000®. And Red Rush® is just wonderful. Since I have type 1 diabetes, I don’t drink the whole bottle unless I haven’t had a lot of carbohydrates, but I do take what I need. It seems to help with the seizures. It’s a wonderful product.

BarleyLife is something that I take every day. I have a Master’s Degree in sustainable agriculture and have taken ongoing classes in horticulture and environmental science. I personally like that many of the AIM products are non–GMO, gluten-free, vegan and plant-based.

5 Nutritional Strategies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Irritable bowel syndrome affects a significant segment of the population (around 15%).  The underlying cause or causes of IBS is unknown, but it often manifests in a variety of symptoms like cramps, diarrhea, gas, bloating and constipation.  To complicate matters further, each sufferer’s symptoms can be triggered by any number of factors specific to the individual.  That means a nutritional strategy has to be self-tailored, possibly under the watch of a healthcare professional.  We will examine what experts are saying about nutrition for IBS as well as some of the latest research.

Fiber Supplements

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders calls fiber a double-edged sword because some IBS sufferers may experience gas or bloating after use. However, they also add that almost every IBS sufferer would likely benefit from a moderate fiber increase. The IFFGD recommends gradually increasing fiber intake until reaching 20-35 grams per day (based on the individual’s recommended dietary allowance).

Probiotics

There is evidence that probiotics which contain Bifodacteria may alleviate or reduce some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. There is a caveat to this, however.  In terms of IBS, it is less about just taking a probiotic and more about gut-flora manipulation. Some people found relief from IBS by taking antibiotics which kills gut flora, and others have benefited by gradually changing the landscape of their gut biome over time.

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes like amylase, lactase, protease and lipase help break down food, making digestion easier. There have only been two small studies on digestive enzymes and IBS. Both have been positive. One study found that enzymes improved post-meal IBS symptoms. The other showed that enzymes helped relieve gas and bloating.

Magnesium 

Dr. Carolyn Dean wrote The Magnesium Miracle. She also, conveniently, wrote IBS for Dummies. In her works,  she explains that magnesium taken orally can have a laxative effect, helpful for people whose IBS has made them constipated.  However, if a person suffers from IBS-related diarrhea, he or she can use a topical magnesium on the skin to reap magnesium’s benefits without upsetting the stomach.

A Low-FODMAP Diet

There is evidence that short-chain carbohydrates (aka fermentable oligo-saccharides, si-saccharides, mono-saccharides and polyols) can aggravate IBS because they tend to ferment in the gut and cause gas. That is why many IBS sufferers choose to follow a low-FODMAP diet. You can find a complete list of low- and high-FODMAP foods here. Spicy foods, sugary foods and caffeine can be problematic as well.

AIM offers nutritional supplements that can fit into a low-FODMAP diet as well as digestive enzymes, probiotics, fiber and topical magnesium. But in the case of IBS, you should consult a medical practitioner before making any drastic dietary changes. This post is for education purposes only.