Prepare or Repair!

A comment from AIM-sponsored athlete and oldest competing IronMan Lew Hollander:

A few thoughts on The AIM Companies’ products. I really love all of them. They are well thought out, and well presented.

For health and long life my motto is: PREPARE or REPAIR. Now that sounds simple enough, but most people do not prepare for old age. What does the health world tell you? To diet and exercise. For one’s diet it is fruits, nuts and vegetables. Now AIM has it all in an excellent grouping of products: BarleyLife, CoCoa LeafGreens and ProPeas.

CalciAIM is well designed, especially for athletes. You want 3 to 1 calcium to magnesium (386 to 104) so you are about right. NOW where you really have something is Red Rush nitric oxide boost. It is my favorite AIM product because it has beet nitrate that the body converts to NO (nitric oxide), one of the most important molecules in the functioning human body. It was molecule of the year. It assists in the Krebs cycle, which is a series of chemical reactions used by all aerobic organisms to release stored energy. This will improve brain function, sex life, improve longevity and energy levels.

My personal routine is to mix all the above every morning with orange juice and pomegranate, ½ and ½ in a big glass. Now I am pretty well covered for the day, so I can eat whatever I want and not worry about getting my veggies.

What you do between ages 30-40, will determine what you will be able to do at 80-90 and beyond, I hope. Prepare or repair.

— Lew Hollander

Nutritional Strategies for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a common tick-borne illness that affects around 300,000 individuals every year. It causes severe pain, swelling in the joints, arthritis, rashes and worse. If detected early, Lyme disease can be treated and abolished, but many will suffer for months on end with some developing post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (also known as chronic Lyme disease or PTLDS).

Scientists believe that PTLDS may be caused by residual tissue damage and chronic inflammation. Dietary factors can ease or increase inflammation. Sugars, gluten and dairy will fan the fires of inflammation, but there are several dietary approaches that will diminish it.

Good fats, the kind found in fish, flaxseed and olive oil are well-known and stalwart inflammation fighters. Look for those fats in AIMega and CellSparc 360.

Fruits and vege­­tables pro­vide in­flam­­mation-fighting antioxidants, and there might be no better source of plant-based an­ti­oxidants than those found in BarleyLife or BarleyLife Xtra.

CoCoa LeafGreens and Leaf­Greens con­tain quercetin, a substance that may assist with Lyme-related bladder issues, allergic reac­tions and pain.
Finally, probiotics such as FloraFood have been recommended for leaky gut issues associated with PTLDS.

Note: The AIM Companies is a wholefood juice concentrate and nutritional supplement network marketing company that has been in business since 1982.

I was having pain in my hips, knees, shoulders, jaw as well as severe headaches. At times the headaches were unbearable. Within a year, it became more difficult to do household tasks. I was praying every day that God would help me.

A family friend heard of my condition and brought me BarleyLife. After three days of taking it, I was up cleaning the house. When my husband came home from work, I was doing dishes. He was surprised that I was up and feeling so much better. He said, ‘That stuff works, keep taking it.’ So I did.

Later, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and was put on a 90-day plan. I kept up with the AIM products and my health and energy began improving every day. I was no longer experiencing those horrible headaches and the pain in my joints was reduced.

—Judy C.

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

Kids Love the Chocolaty Taste — And So Does the Kid in You!

Who would have imagined adding cocoa to greens would taste so good?  We’re pretty sure it was an adult, but the reality is that kids clamor for it too.  Of course the reason is the chocolaty taste, which does a fabulous job of masking “the greens.”  And what exceptional greens they are. We take the leaf powders of three of today’s most popular vegetables in the produce section of your grocery store: arugula, kale and Swiss chard. On top of these super veggies we add spinach leaf and broccoli sprout powders and the juice powder of barley grass.

But as its name suggests, CoCoa LeafGreens isn’t just about delivering the greens. There is in fact a three-part mixture of cocoa powders—organic cacao powder, organic cocoa powder, and alkalized Dutch cocoa.  What you may not know is, these cocoa powders actually contain a storehouse of antioxidants and flavonoids.

When the nutritional benefits of cocoa are added to the mix, you get something truly remarkable–a super-nutritious greens beverage with a delicious chocolaty taste.  There’s something really satisfying about having your greens and thoroughly enjoying it at the same time. So go on . . share CoCoa LeafGreens with the kids, but don’t forget to mix yourself a glass.  It’s especially delicious blended in a smoothie and in all kinds of milk—my favorite is almond milk.

P.S.: Do you have a CoCoa LeafGreens recipe or story?  Drop an email to The AIM Companies at partners@aimintl.com and we might publish it!

Wellness with Green Barley Juice

AIM Members (distributors of The AIM Companies’ wholefood and nutritional supplements) repeatedly meet or hear about people who need something that can make an improvement in their overall wellness. Some are trying to recover from particular health issues. Others simply want to maintain good health and practice prevention.

Most people are overwhelmed by the endless variety of products promoted in health stores, magazines and TV commercials and on the internet. Of course, all are advertised as being effective, but AIM Members know otherwise.

So when you are trying to aim people in a healthy direction, you cannot do any better than telling them about BarleyLife.  AIM has always had the upper hand in supplemental nutrition ever since introducing the health benefits of barley grass juice powder back in 1982.

Since then, BarleyLife has helped a countless number of people to turn poor health around, and today it remains the number one product of choice for maintaining good health. People need to know about this!

AIM BarleyLife (juice powder of young barley plants)

  • Helps maintain whole-body health with natural vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, antioxidants, phytonutrients and enzymes
  • Delivers anti-inflammatory protection
  • Supports a healthy alkaline body pH
  • Increases overall energy

Note: The AIM Companies is an international network marketing company that provides wholefood concentrates and nutritional supplements.

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Nutritional Supplements Are Cost Effective, Research Finds

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If you’ve been a long-standing BarleyLife drinker, it might be a good time to pat yourself on the back.  Sure, drinking BarrleyLife has improved your nutrition, and that in turn, has likely enhanced your overall health, but it looks like all those green smoothies may have saved you some money as well. A study published in Clinical Nutrition took a look at the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements used in care facilities and nursing homes, and what they discovered was that taking non-disease specific nutritional supplements may save money by offsetting healthcare costs.

The researchers sifted through a huge body of evidence that spanned nineteen publications and dozens of articles on the cost and cost-effectiveness of supplement usage in care facilities.  When nutritional supplements were used for a period of  less than three months, there was a 5% reduction in healthcare costs. When supplements were used for longer than three months, the savings rose to 9.2%. The research also showed that supplements improved quality of life, lowered the rates of infections, falls, functional limitations and minor post-operative complications.

From the study:

Overall, the reviewed studies, mostly based on retrospective cost analyses, indicate that ONS (oral nutritional supplements) use in the community produce an overall cost advantage or near neutral balance, often in association with clinically relevant outcomes, suggesting cost effectiveness. There is a need for prospective studies designed to examine primary economic outcomes.

So invest in your health with AIM’s excellent line of nutritional supplements! You’ll be glad that you did.

Vitamin A: What It Can Do For You


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Vitamin A kicks off the alphabet of vitaminery with a bang. If you’re a carrot (203% of vitamin A per serving) fan, you know that vitamin A is the good-vision vitamin. That’s because it helps protect the cornea and has been linked to preventing, impairing or reducing several eye-related health concerns: dry eye, superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Stargardt’s disease, cataracts and recovery after laser eye surgery. Furthermore, vitamin A helps you see better in low lightand a deficiency of vitamin A can impair your peripheral vision. It also helps the development of the eyes in fetuses.

Vitamin A for the Immune System

Vitamin A helps boost your immune system by bolstering your entry points, specifically your respiratory tract and mucous membranes.

From Harvard School of Public Health

Vitamin A. Experts have long known that vitamin A plays a role in infection and maintaining mucosal surfaces by influencing certain subcategories of T cells and B cells and cytokines. Vitamin A deficiency is associated with impaired immunity and increased risk of infectious disease. On the other hand, according to one study, supplementation in the absence of a deficiency didn’t enhance or suppress T cell immunity in a group of healthy seniors.

Vitamin A for Healthy Skin

Vitamin A has been linked to healthy skin. It’s currently under investigation for its ability to reduce wrinkles caused by the aging process. It’s also been used to treat acne, repair sun and other damage, maintain healthy skin and relieve psoriasis a bit.

Vitamin A for Teeth and Gums

Vitamin A has bone-boosting properties which can strengthen the old chompers and because of its relationship with the mucous membranes, vitamin A is good for the gums, too. So the next time you see your dentist and you’ve got a healthy smile, it could be because you’re getting enough vitamin A in your diet.

Vitamin A For Breast Cancer and Stabilization

Vitamin A has been linked to lower rates of breast cancer and has been found to be helpful reducing complications in the following illnesses: malaria, HIV and measles

Vitamin A for Reproduction

Vitamin A is vital for the continuation of the species as it helps the male and female reproductive systems as well as embryonic development, especially the development of a healthy nervous system.

Vitamin A From Vegetable Sources is Safer Than Supplements or Meats

Vitamin A from plant food is completely safe. Fun fact, if you eat a polar bear liver, you will die. It’s because there is so much vitamin A in the liver of a polar bear that it will literally kill you. So if you’re eating polar bear on the tundra one day, skip the liver if you want to continue your harsh, tundrabound existence. Plants contain beta carotene. The body converts what it needs from that and throws the rest out. That’s why people aren’t dying from carrot overdoses.

11 AIM Products for Brain Health

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If you’re concerned about the health of your brain, it’s a good indicator that you have a brain. The three best ways to keep your mental capacities at full functionality are by exercising your body, exercising your brain and by maintaining proper nutrition.  At this point, we all know how to exercise: run, swim, cycle, hula-hoop and/or cartwheel. Exercising our brain can take the form of fun crossword puzzles, solving riddles in order to cross bridges in fairy tales or mentally challenging games, but the nutritional needs of your brain are very specific. That’s where The AIM Companies comes in. We have expertly formulated and tasty whole-food juice concentrates and nutritional supplements that can really help keep your mind sharp. Here are eleven of those products.

1. GinkgoSense

Ginkgo biloba has been shown to promote good blood circulation in the brain. In studies,  it has helped people with dementia improve their cognitive functioning.

2. RediBeets/Red Rush

Speaking of blood flow to the brain, beet nitrate is a potent vasodilator, allowing more blood to get to the brain.  Adequate/improved blood flow to the brain has been linked to an increase in reaction times and enhanced mental clarity. Beets are also a good source of B-vitamins.

3. Peak Endurance

But if you want to talk about B-vitamins, Peak Endurance is the product that you’re really going to want to talk about. Two servings of Peak Endurance gives you 100% of your daily B-vitamin needs. B-vitamins play important roles in nerve impulse propagation. Studies have also shown that B-vitamins may reduce some risk of Alzheimer’s/dementia and can also reduce brain shrinkage.

4. AIMega

Studies have shown that a reduced intake of Omega-3’s increases the risks of age-related cognitive decline.

5. CellSparc 360

In one study, CoQ10 was shown to reduce brain deterioration in Parkinson’s patients. Generally though, CoQ10 has also been shown to improve vascular health which, in turn, promotes healthy blood flow to the noggin.

6. CranVerry+ 

In clinical tests, resveratrol has been shown to benefit memory and increase blood flow to the brain.

7. Veggie D, ReAssure SP

Your brain is made mostly of fat. Cartenoids like lycopene safeguard fat. I know, this is the only time in your life that you’ve wanted to retain fat.  It’s hard for me to wrap my fat mind around this, too.

8. BarleyLife, BarleyLife Xtra, LeafGreens, 

Vitamin K has been linked to better verbal episodic memory performance.  It also helps to keep your arteries pliant, a hallmark of healthy blood flow.

9. CoCoa LeafGreens

The flavanols in cocoa seem to improve blood vessel function in the brain. Also, CCLG has vitamin K in it. See 8.

10. Composure 

Did you know that if you have high anxiety that it can impair your judgement?  Additionally, oat straw may increase alpha-2 waves, brainwaves associated with relaxation.  Also, oat straw might promote nitric oxide functioning which increases blood flow.

11. Mag-nificence, CalciAIM

A study published in Neuron journal, found that increasing brain magnesium can improve learning and memory. Magnesium is essential for brain health, especially in aging populations.