Pea Protein Promotes Muscle Thickness and Strength

If you are an adult who wants to maintain healthy muscle mass throughout the aging process or an athlete or bodybuilder, especially someone just beginning, a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (January 2015) recommends pea protein.

The research took a long hard look at whether pea protein would be just as effective for increasing muscle thickness and strength as whey protein, using a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

A total of 161 physically active males from the age of 18 to 35 participated in a 12-week program of resistance training. Three groups were created based on the supplement taken by each participant:

◊ Placebo (54)
◊ Whey protein (54)
◊ Pea protein (53)

All participants followed the same training routine, three times a week with a rest day between each session. The focus on upper limb muscles allowed researchers to document increases in bicep size by taking measurements at the inclusion visit, a 6-week follow-up and a final 12-week visit.

Biceps are the most common muscles that guys flex to impress people, and it was impressive how the participants supplementing with pea protein had a lot to flex about. A sensitivity study performed on 68 participants with the lowest muscle force revealed that the most significant increases in muscle thickness were seen in the participants taking the pea protein. Muscle strength also increased. So pea protein is especially beneficial for beginners or those who are getting back into weight training.

The study concluded that this statistical superiority makes pea protein a valid alternative to whey protein for athletes from different levels and sports and should also be of value for less athletic individuals, including seniors who want to slow the aging process and maintain muscle mass.

ProPeas

Studies such as this one confirm what AIM has been saying ever since introducing ProPeas back in 2009. As a healthy alternative to meat protein as well as whey and soy protein supplements, AIM’s pea protein can help maintain strong, healthy muscle mass for people of all ages and at all levels of physical activity.

Reference: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition [Published 21 January 2015]

https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5

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Three Generations Using the AIM Products

AIM Group Builder Wendy Hewett lives in Australia. She became a Member in 2003 after picking up a copy of Dr. Hagiwara’s book in a local store. Wendy had always been interested in health, so she was constantly on the lookout for products to improve her own health and that of her children.

The health benefits of barley grass grabbed her attention, especially the growth factor, so she immediately started taking AIM’s green barley powder along with giving it to two of her three teenage children. The third teen was living away from home at a boarding school but would eventually enjoy AIM nutrition as well.

Through Wendy’s efforts, she won a prize to an AIM conference held in Cronulla, Sydney. And as another way to share AIM goodness with her family, Wendy brought along her daughter, Raven, who loved taking the Garden Trio for breakfast.

Today, Wendy continues to work night shifts and attributes her good health to the daily intake of BarleyLife, LeafGreens, Cocoa LeafGreens, Herbal Fiberblend and ProPeas along with rubbing Mag-nificence magnesium lotion all over her body. Interestingly, after using Mag-nificence lotion, she massages the excess on her hands through her hair and leaves it in. She believes it’s the shea butter in the lotion that makes her hair feel extremely soft.

Wendy’s mother thought that once her grandchildren were old enough, they would stop taking the AIM products. But little did she realize that not only would they continue on this healthy path but also start their own children on the products.

In fact, Wendy’s AIM nutritional intake has translated into a “like mother, like daughter” situation. Raven now shares her mother’s daily products as well as fit ’n fiber with her three children and her partner, encouraging them to use the products diligently. The AIM products now have a generational following with Wendy, her three children and four grandchildren, all powering ahead today.

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A Promise Kept … Continue Striving

Shared by David Baxter, AIM Chairman’s Club Director

My wife, Helen Ruth (Hoff­man) Baxter was never short on ambition. After a successful venture selling Avon products, she ultimately joined AIM in 1987, working out of an office in our home. Her goal was to work full-time selling the wonderful AIM products. I assisted her whenever possible.

In just five years, she and I achieved the highest possible level in the organization, AIM Chairman’s Club Director. She humbly credited The AIM Companies’ product quality with her success, but her love for people and concern for their health were always foremost in her mind. Her first customers were those she had previously come in contact with through Avon.

Over the years, Helen vigorously studied the AIM Member Income Plan with the goal of maximizing earnings to someday become a Member of AIM’s Million Dollar Club. This was her dream and our goal. Unfortunately, before this goal could be reached Helen passed on at the age of 82.

Shortly before her death, I made a promise to her that I would do the best I could to accomplish our goal and become members of the Million Dollar Club. Although April 28, 2011, was the most disheartening day of my life because I lost my beautiful wife, Helen, after nearly 57 years of marriage, I was compelled to carry on our business and more determined than ever to complete the goal we had set.

In January of 2018, our goal was achieved and I was notified that we reached the Million Dollar Club. Although, Helen is no longer here to share this moment with me, I know she would be elated at our milestone.

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Four Cool Growing and Harvesting Facts

“Why BarleyLife is Unique”

#1 Grown Outside

One of the reasons that the barley plants AIM uses are so nutrient-dense is because the grass grows outside in the varying weather conditions found in nature: sun, rain, extreme dryness, moisture, etc., which stimulate the production of protective nutrients. Many barley grass products are made from grass grown indoors in greenhouses. This is a huge nutritional disadvantage because there is no direct exposure to the elements.
In particular, cooler temperatures stimulate the production of antioxidants to defend against this “cool” element that threatens the life of the plants. By growing our barley crops outdoors, we are increasing nutrient levels long before the grass is harvested.

#2 No ‘CIDES’ Are Used

Additionally, our barley grass is grown in nutrient-rich soil without the use of fungicides, herbicides or pesticides. And all plants are planted close together so that there are no other competing plants in the fields of barley. Once the plant has reached the desired height, which is quite short, the harvest begins.

Harvesting takes place in the evening because, once again, temperatures are cooler than during the daytime. In low temperatures, the plants produce what could be referred to as natural antifreeze, pushing sugars and nutrients into the leaves to protect the plant and the cells from freezing.

#3 An Evening Harvest

The coolness of the evening also helps to preserve other nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and live enzymes, until the barley grass is transported to the juicing facility, which fortunately happens to be very close to the crop fields. This means AIM harvests the barley grass at its nutritional peak and delivers it directly to the process that makes it a juice powder jam-packed with nutrients.

#4 Cooler Is Better

It is vital that the cool temperature remains throughout the processing stage because the cold slows the degradation of the grass after it has been cut. This applies especially to the live enzymes that would literally run out of control and spoil the juice powder if we didn’t keep them cool. Colder temperatures allow us to transfer the “fresh grass” taste and nutritional quality of young barley plants into every canister of BarleyLife. And that is a pretty cool accomplishment.

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Guys and Supplementation

It can be a challenge to convince most guys that supplementing beyond muscle-building protein powder is a good thing. So let’s start there.

If you’re a guy reading this (or if you’re reading this and know a guy), ProPeas is a natural way to supplement protein intake. Building lean muscles, maintaining a healthy weight and boosting a fat-burning metabolism are just a few benefits of pea protein for men of all ages. It’s plant-based, so ProPeas is a healthy alternative to consuming meat.

Beyond supplemental protein, there’s so much more from AIM to support men’s health

Giving Guys a Healthy Helping Hand

Maintaining good health is often something that guys think about after there’s a problem. But proactive men know that eating (and sleeping) well, exercising and supplementing with AIM whole-food concentrates and natural health products contribute to their overall well-being and reduce the risk of many diseases.

AIM for Longevity

After Chairman’s Club Director Keith Thompson began tak­ing AIM products, his sons noticed a big difference in him. By using products such as energy-boosting Peak Endurance, Keith has gone rock climbing with his middle son, impressing people with his ability to make it through the really challenging parts. And he’s gone on 10-mile kayak trips and 22-mile bike rides with his boys. “I couldn’t have done any of this without AIM products,” Keith admitted. “My sons wish that I could have taken them when they were growing up.”

Chairman’s Club Director George McPherson has also been able to maintain an active lifestyle, and younger men and colleagues envy his strength and endurance. “I don’t know where I would be today without the AIM products,” George stated, relating the time many years ago when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Immediate surgery had been recommended. But he decided to opt for naturopathic IV treatments and AIM products, including the Garden Trio and Herbal Fiberblend along with ReAssure SP for prostate health. And to this day, George has never required the surgery.

Almost 30 years ago, Chairman’s Club Director Dr. John Shewfelt began taking BarleyLife, which is his favorite food. John and his wife, Marilyn, along with their kids and grandkids have seen positive health benefits over the years by taking AIM products such as BarleyLife.

For example, at the age of 64, John decided to have a thorough heart examination “to see how the old ticker was doing.” When he went in for the results, the cardiologist told him he had the heart of an ox and that all of his blood vessels were perfectly clear—no plaque buildup. “The cardiologist also said that he knew I used green food nutrition because none of his other patients had such healthy arteries. He had emigrated from Hong Kong, where he used to see healthy arteries all the time because people use green nutrition to stay healthy,” John stated. “When I finally told him about BarleyLife, he said ‘don’t stop using it’ and I never will.”

AIM’s Healthy Nutritional Edge

From a young age, AIM Director Dan Nichols had an unhealthy fear of disease. His father died at the age of 53 from a heart attack and his grandmother had cancer. In 2003, he came across healthy eating and juicing. “I suddenly realized you could fight disease with nutrition,” Dan stated, noting he has also been involved with regular exercise since his teen years.

After meeting AIM Star Sapphire Director Leré Robinson, Dan was introduced to AIM’s juice powders and got to know the heart of AIM. One of his children had allergies that were relieved by taking products recommended by Leré, including Leaf Greens and BarleyLife. For his entire family, BarleyLife would become a daily nutritional supplement. And Dan began a morning routine, taking BarleyLife Xtra, RediBeets and Peak Endurance as well as a daily shake made with ProPeas and fit’ n fiber. With healthy eating and AIM supplements, he and his family continue to “fight disease with nutrition.”

Bruce Crevier, AIM Preferred Member and AIM-sponsored athlete, turned a childhood fascination with basketball spinning into an entertaining show that would eventually take him and his family all across the USA and to over forty countries. Bruce and his wife Diane and their 12 children even performed their “Spin-tacular Basketball Show” on episodes of America’s Got Talent.

For good health, the Creviers had been juicing at home for many years but found it difficult to do when on the road. Finding The AIM Companies™ and whole-food concentrates like the Garden Trio allowed Bruce and his family to continue this healthy routine while traveling. And in 2017, the Creviers became the very first AIM-sponsored group whose demanding performances benefit from Nutrition that Works!

AIM has been in the business of helping people with high-quality supplements since 1982. Many of those individuals are guys who know that AIM nutrition helps to keep them in good health. But there will always be room for more AIM supplement guys.

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Why BarleyLife Is Unique

Part 1

There are many kinds of barley grass products in the marketplace. None is as good as BarleyLife. It’s a strong statement, and here are some initial reasons that make it a true one.

Barley Whole-Leaf Powder: Bad

Many new Members may not recognize the difference between AIM’s barley leaf juice powder and the whole-leaf powder in other barley grass products.

Under a microscope, whole-leaf powder looks like ground leaves because that is exactly what it is. And when whole leaves of barley grass are dried and ground, you get a mostly indigestible powder with few absorbable nutrients because unlike livestock that grazes on grass, humans cannot digest the cellular walls of grass fiber to release its incredible source of natural nutrients.

AIM has always taken a different approach to accessing the wholesome food available in green barley grass. Obviously, the entire details of the process that AIM has developed over the last three and a half decades cannot be revealed here because our competitors would love to get their hands on this secret information.

Barley Leaf Juice Powder: Good

To begin with, a lot of care and attention goes into making BarleyLife. AIM uses only young barley plants that are short in stature while at the height of their nutrient content. The grass is processed in a way that breaks down the fibrous cellular walls that enclose the nutrients, releasing them so that the juice can be concentrated and dried into an easily digested, bioavailable powder.

This is accomplished by mac­erating the barley leaves into tiny pieces and putting them into a press that draws out all of the juice. The remaining debris, mostly fiber, is taken away and used as cattle feed or a soil additive. This vital detail once again points out that these indigestible components are included in barley whole-leaf powders made by our competitors.

What’s more, our juicing process is conducted at a low temperature to preserve the nutritional content of the barley leaves. When it reaches the spray drying stage, a low temperature is also used for the same reason. AIM gets the most nutrition out of every single leaf so that Members get the highest quality BarleyLife possible.

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The Probiotic and Prebiotic Connection

Over the years, The AIM Companies has stressed the importance of good gut bacteria known as probiotics. The latest research is now confirming the significance of prebiotics—types of fiber that good bacteria eat—establishing that these two go hand in hand to improve and maintain good health. AIM offers healthy sources of both: FloraFood probiotics and fit’ n fiber prebiotics.

You and Your Gut Microbiome

All of the microorganisms that make up your gut microbiome (or microbiota) can be thought of as a nurturing and protective army. Your microbiome helps to keep you alive by performing many important duties, such as digesting food, absorbing nutrients, forming short-chain fatty acids (primary nutrient of cells lining the colon), producing vitamins and defending you from disease-causing pathogens.

Many of the pathogens your gut battles against are types of bad bacteria. These bad guys are believed to be factors in the onset of inflammation, obesity and a variety of chronic diseases by overpopulating your microbiome until they are out of balance with your good bacteria.

Consuming probiotics in FloraFood help to keep your gut in a balanced state. And with the latest research showing that probiotics thrive by eating prebiotic fiber that you cannot digest, AIM has a duo of products that supports a balanced microbiome.

FloraFood Probiotics and fit’ n fiber prebiotics

As a source of probiotics, FloraFood contains three types of good bacteria: Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum. Each capsule delivers 3 billion good bacteria that back up your nurturing and protective army.

To help feed this army, the fit ’n fiber formula includes three types of prebiotic fiber: acacia, konjac (glucomannan) and guar gum. Each serving delivers a significant amount of food for probiotics: 8 grams of prebiotics to feed FloraFood’s 3 billion good bacteria, helping them to grow and reproduce exponentially to ensure a balanced microbiome.

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