Four things you should understand about antioxidants

To understand the value of antioxidants found in many AIM products, it is vital to grasp that they protect you from the negative effects of oxygen. Breathing sustains life but also produces free radicals that attack stable molecules in your body. This can create a chain of imbalance and the spread of cellular damage from oxidative stress, a major factor in health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, preventing the harmful effects of oxidative stress.

Your body produces antioxidants but not enough of these inner—endogenous—antioxidants to offset all the free radicals created from normal metabolic function. An external source—exogenous anti­oxidants—is necessary to prevent cellular damage from oxidative stress. Both internal and external antioxidants are invaluable as “free-radical scavengers” that hunt and tame the bad guys.

Kept in balance, free radicals serve a purpose. For example, your body’s immune cells use free radicals to kill infection-causing bacteria. The key is to have enough antioxidants to help keep free radicals in check. It’s not easy because free radicals are also produced by external factors, including UV rays, pollution, smoking and unhealthy foods. Supplementing wisely with AIM products helps maintain an antioxidant edge, especially as you age.

As the benefits of antioxidants became well-known, some studies concluded that the naturally occurring antioxidants in fruits and vegetables should be the primary source. However, wholesome food can be further supported by taking AIM nutrition that includes whole-food concentrates and Proancynol 2000. Supplementation provides an even wider assortment of antioxidants to help fight destructive free radicals and prevent the ravages of oxidative stress. Your cells are engaged in a daily war; AIM nutrition is a valuable ally in winning that conflict.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

March On with BarleyLife

March 20 is a turning point. In the Northern Hemi­sphere, the date officially marks winter turning into spring. The return of green marks the former winter landscape with new leafy growth and the promise of fresh greens from gardens and farms.

Three days before the first day of spring is green-themed St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 celebrates the culture of Ireland through parades, music, dancing, drinking, etc., and of course, wearing green, which can pretty much be a fashion choice any day of the year.

Wearing green on the inside through AIM nutrition ought to be a healthy choice that happens every day of the year. And spring and St. Patrick’s Day can serve as symbolic reminders to “March” on with lifestyle choices that include BarleyLife.

Going Inner Green

Members have been wearing green from the inside out ever since they began taking AIM products such as BarleyLife. Put some on your tongue and green is seen. It’s primarily chlorophyll that gives barley grass and all other plants their green pigment. The beauty of the chlorophyll in BarleyLife is that the 22.4 grams per serving is in balance with the multitude of natural nutrients that spring to green life as barley grass grows.

AIM harvests young barley plants long before the grass grows to golden grain. These fresh young greens are quickly turned into an easily assimilated juice powder with pretty much all of the fiber removed. That’s because people lack the enzymes required to break down grass fiber. AIM makes the incredible balance of natural nutrients in barley grass available for human consumption.

Consuming the concentrated green nutrition in BarleyLife:

  • Elevates plant-based nutrient intake
  • Cleanses and detoxifies
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Delivers antioxidant protection
  • Helps to reduces inflammation
  • Supports the the body’s acid-alkaline balance

By the way, you don’t need a seasonal change or “The Luck the of Irish” to enjoy the benefits of BarleyLife. You just need AIM.

“If you are ever on a sinking ship, grab your BarleyLife. It will sustain you for some time before you are rescued. It is a whole food and essential for health. You can live on BarleyLife for a while, so be sure and grab it … right after your life jacket.”
Michelle Long, Chairman’s Club Director

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

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It’s All About Nutrition

Looking at Health Awareness Calendars for 2019, it’s interesting to note that March stands out as Nutrition Month in the United States and Canada. It’s especially interesting for The AIM Companies™, given that this Member-driven organization is in the business of sharing “Nutrition that works!” It’s a simple yet significant catch-phrase that reflects the importance of the right kind of nutrition.

Nutritious, whole food works to maintain good health, and AIM’s high-quality, whole-food concentrates and supplements can help to take natural nutrient intake to optimal levels.

The Rise of Digestive Diseases Worldwide

On the poor nutritional side, a North American diet that includes too many processed and fast foods has undoubtably been a major factor that contributes to a variety of health problems.

A 2008 National Institutes of Health report on the burden of digestive diseases provides some convincing evidence as to what can happen when you regularly put the wrong kind of foods into your mouth: gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, digestive cancers, etc. 1 To further illustrate the power of poor nutrition, you only have to look to changes in the Far East.

Several Asian countries whose pop­ulations had seemed to be immune are
now experiencing the onset and rise of many of these North American diseases, primarily due to the adoption of poor nutrition over the past 40 years or so. Before the transition toward industrialized societies, most people’s eating habits were healthier until modernization introduced the convenience of processed and fast foods.

A Medical Perspective

A steady diet of poor nutrition shows that a lifestyle move away from wholesome food results in poor health. Of course, there are other factors that can trigger digestive and other diseases, but, over time, dietary factors top the list.

Numerous enlightened minds in the medical profession, including Dr. Dean Ornish, founder and president the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and Dr. Alona Pulde, co-author of The Whole Foods Diet, emphasize that lifestyle changes, with good nutrition leading the way, can make an incredibly positive difference in your well-being.

The AIM Perspective

The AIM Healthy Cell Concept™ focuses on five factors that promote healthy body cells, a key element in your overall state of health. Nutrition is the first factor, and the AIM intention of providing natural sources of supplemental nutrition is not only to get people’s health back on track but to keep it there.

Nurturing cells with easily absorbed, natural nutrients from AIM supplements can help to optimize healthy food intake, making a huge nutritional difference at the cellular level and supporting body health from the inside out.

Along with nutrition awareness, March is also the month that contains the first day of North American spring, when gardens begin to reappear after a long, cold winter. So let’s take a look at the Garden Trio: three examples of AIM “Nutrition that works!” to make cells healthy.

The Garden Trio

BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets comprise a nourishing trio of whole-food concentrates that provide an unparalleled combination of plant-based nutrients.

BarleyLife

Barley grass grows with a fibrous root system that acts like a nutritional sponge, absorbing nutrients from the soil and sending them up into sprouting green shoots. Young barley grass is believed to be the most nutritious plant on the planet, but because of its high concentration of fiber, the human digestive system is not “grass-enabled.”

AIM delivers barley’s potent greens as an edible leaf juice powder to give people easy access to its abundance of natural vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, chlorophyll and unique plant nutrients. Nutritious, cleansing, detoxifying, alkalizing and inflammation-reducing … that’s BarleyLife.

Just Carrots and RediBeets

Carrots and beets are taproot vegetables that you can think of as units of underground food storage. Their fleshy roots absorb nutrients from the earth and keep them in what are literally protective, fibrous containers.

Like barley grass, AIM taps into the treasure of nutrients in carrots and red beets to create easily assimilated juice powders with minimal fiber.

Carrots are a very good source of beta- carotene, potassium, vitamins B6 and B7 and a variety of antioxidants and plant nutrients that support whole-body health, particularly in regard to the eyes and skin. Just Carrots delivers all the benefits of this orange taproot filled with nutrition.

Red beets store a rich source of polyphenols, betalains, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and vegetable nitrates, providing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, circulatory and detoxification support that promotes good health and improved liver function. Each canister of RediBeets stores these nutrients and benefits, so tap into them to improve and maintain well-being.

The concentration of nutrients in the Garden Trio will provide a daily awareness of nutrition . . . and that works!

Reference:
1 http://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/strategic-plans-reports/burden-of-digestive-diseases-in-united-states

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Ruth’s Million Dollar Journey

Being among the Elite group of AIM Members in the Million Dollar Club goes far beyond a dollar figure. It’s really about all the people you have been able to help along the way. This is what you truly come to understand from Chairman’s Club Director Ruth Overholt, who reached this AIM milestone in May 2018.

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Interestingly enough, Ruth and her husband, Andrew, who predeceased her in 2011, both grew up on farms, where they learned about the importance of wholesome, natural food. “My husband was a vegetable farmer,” Ruth stated. “We always wanted to eat healthily.” The Overholts raised their family with this healthy lifestyle choice in mind. And when they lived in Southern Indiana, they even ran a store that sold fresh produce to their local community.

When it came to other healthy ways to help people, Andrew was licensed to provide colon cleanses, operating a rejuvenation therapy clinic for many years. “People would come from all over to get help with their digestive systems,” Ruth said. And a chance introduction to AIM fit perfectly into their aim to improve people’s health.

“We were in Texas on a trip one time,” Ruth said, “We were staying with family and noticed this container of green powder on a shelf. We were told how good BarleyLife was for your health by AIM Director Evelyn Miller, our sponsor, and that’s how we joined AIM and then found out about Herbal Fiberblend.”

When Andrew added Herbal Fiberblend to his customers’ colon-cleansing regimen, the results were astounding. Word of its effectiveness spread like wildfire as did the growth of their AIM business.

Given the Overholts knowledge of healthy food, providing BarleyLife as follow-up nutrition to colon cleanses made perfect sense. “Of course, AIM nutrition also helped to maintain our health over the years,” Ruth added.

To this day, Ruth continues to take AIM products. “I take a heaping teaspoon of BarleyLife twice a day,” she stated. “People marvel at my health. I’m 91, my blood work is normal, and I have been helping my daughter with her cleaning business for over six years.” For Ruth Overholt, it’s all about helping people.

And one of the many beneficial results of helping others to improve their health with AIM nutrition is opening the door to the Million Dollar Club. Welcome, Ruth Overholt!

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

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

Boost Immune Health this Winter

January is a cold month both weather-wise and health-wise. When the temperature drops, more often than not your immune system is suppressed by frigid degrees, lowering its abiltiy to protect. Most people figure getting a cold or catching the flu is a normal part of winter. But those in the know know that there are steps you can take to avoid getting sick, especially AIM Members who are aware of the benefits of Proancynol 2000.

Oxidative Stress Relief from Antioxidants

Simply by breathing the oxygen that is vital for life, the body is introduced to free radicals—molecules with unpaired electrons. This natural process needs to be kept in balance by the presence of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals that can cause a chain reaction of damage to cells, proteins and DNA.

The body produces antioxidants but not enough to keep a person fully protected. This is why eating antioxidant-rich foods and taking supplements such as Proancynol 2000 are so good for the body. Increasing the number and variety of antioxidants strengthens the immune system, particularly when it is suppressed by colder temperatures.

Proancynol 2000 for Diverse Antioxidants

With only seven ingredients, Proancynol 2000 delivers a potent variety of antioxidants.

1. Green Tea Extract

The antioxidant power of green tea is its assortment of polyphenols, including flavanols, flavandiols and phenolic acids, which protect against oxidative stress and increase the antioxidant capacity of the body.

2. Rosemary Extract

A fragrant, evergreen herb, rosemary contains anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants that boost the immune system and circulation.

3. Grape Seed Extract

Delivering antioxidants such as anthocyanins, flavonoids and OPCs, grape seed extract helps to protect against inflammation, tissue damage and oxidative stress.

4. N-Acetylcysteine

As a building block of the anti-aging antioxidant glutathione, N-acetylcysteine supports the immune system and may help to prevent and alleviate colds and the flu.

5. Alpha-Lipoic Acid

A potent antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid is believed to provide protection from nerve tissue damage and relieve oxidative stress by scavenging free radicals and regenerating other antioxidants.

6. Lycopene

Extracted from tomatoes, lycopene is part of the carotenoid family, delivering antioxidant properties that help protect the body from free radicals and keep them in balance.

7. Selenium

This essential antioxidant mineral strengthens the immune system by promoting the production of white blood cells and the recycling of glutathione.

Increase antioxidant levels with Proancynol 2000 this winter to maintain your best line of defense: a strong immune system.

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

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

AIM Nutrition Changed My Life

Shared by Tina Wilkerson, AIM Director and Personal Trainer

Back in 2001, after my daughter, Jordan, was born, I felt very poorly. I had a number of health issues: fatigue, headaches, aching joints, and I was overweight. At that point in time, I wasn’t a personal trainer yet, but I began a wellness journey that would change my life for the better and allow me to help others do the same.

The Journey

I managed to go from size 14 to 2, but, honestly, I didn’t do it in a healthy way. I wish I had had the knowledge that I have now so that I wouldn’t have taxed my body as hard as I did. I would have been able to maintain my weight in a healthy way.

During my wellness journey, I got into personal training and opened my own studio. However, the stress of starting a business and raising a daughter caught up with me. I regularly worked 12-hour days, and I was getting sick a lot and taking antibiotics probably four times a year.

Discovering AIM

Six years ago, I met Star Sapphire Director Leré Robinson, who mentored me on the use of AIM products. I started on a committed regimen of the Garden Trio, FloraFood, AIMega, Composure and Renewed Balance body cream. Within three months, I was feeling completely renewed, capable and energetic.

I credit AIM nutrition with these positive changes because I didn’t do anything else that was different. As a personal trainer, I already exercised and ate well, so it was the AIM products that really changed my life.

That’s when I started telling all of my clients about AIM, recommending products not only for losing weight but for improving all kinds of body functions. Those who come to my studio are generally middle-aged woman, many of whom have chronic pain, don’t sleep well, have poor digestive function and hormonal imbalance. Many want to improve their mobility, or what I call the “feel good” factor.

In addition to the exercise component to enhance mobility, I use AIM products to improve their wellness on an intracellular level. Addressing external factors of wellness, such as exercise (mild to moderate), sufficient sleep, sun exposure, etc., and the internal factors of eating well and supplementing with AIM products has helped a lot of my clients to get stellar results. They are able to look better, move better, feel better and be better from the inside out.

AIMing for Weight Loss

Most of my clients have weight loss goals. Last year, I ran a six-week weight-loss challenge. I had them replace their highest calorie meal of the day with a ProPeas shake. The average weight loss was eight pounds.

ProPeas and fit ’n fiber are mostly used for meal re­placements, having developed a couple of recipes that include adding kale or spinach and a teaspoon of healthy oil. Almost all of my clients also use Peak Endurance for supplemental energy.

The combination of AIM products and functional exercise—movement that helps you age well—is a sustain­able, balanced approach to weight loss and wellness, which I believe is healthiest after experiencing my own health journey and 14 years as a personal trainer.
At the same time, there are definitely unhealthy, unsustainable ways to lose weight. Because of my own history, I don’t encourage extreme exercise, which is not helpful and likely harmful for your body in the long run.

As men and women age, exercise can actually become counter-productive very quickly. Exercise naturally creates inflammation in the body. And if you’re an older person, overweight, have health issues, have been on a lot of meds or you haven’t moved well in a long time, then you’re already walking around with a lot of chronic, low-grade inflammation.

Increasing inflammation with the wrong kind of exercise is only going to make matters worse. And while we’re on the subject, reducing inflammation with AIM whole-food concentrates such as BarleyLife is an ideal approach to wellness. And as for exercise, you just have to move smart.

I don’t even like to use the word exercise; I just think movement. The right kind makes everything better; the wrong kind makes everything worse. Keep moving in the right way that makes you feel better and your life better.

Everything that has transpired in the 10½ years that I’ve owned Elite Personal Training has come out of my own wellness journey, just like my use of the AIM products. I will continue to promote them in my studio because they have changed my life and have been changing the lives of my clients.

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

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

The Red and Green of It All!

Christmas comes but once a year with presents ‘round the tree.

In a symbolically colorful way, it’s always Christmas at AIM. Red and green whole-food nutrition is available year-round: RediBeets and BarleyLife. And when you think about the holiday spirit of gift giving this time of year, it’s a year-round tradition at AIM as well: giving the gift of health.

Some people may think, “Wow! That’s a stretch of the imagination!” But in reality, with a 36-year history of improving people’s lives with high-quality, supplemental nutrition, it’s not just imagination that the AIM family has been sharing the gift of health worldwide. And as another year ends on a Christmassy note, this traditionally joyful time of year can act as a reminder of the gift that keeps on giving: Nutrition that works!

BarleyLife

The AIM Companies™ began improving people’s quality of life back in 1982 with a unique green powder that helped people to transform compromised health into wellness from its concentrated nutrition.

By extracting the incredibly nutritious elements found in inedible blades of barley grass and turning them into an edible juice powder, AIM succeeded in bringing an unparalleled source of greens into the world of network marketing, changing the lives of those who believe in the benefits of drinking a glass of grass.

Since BarleyLife isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so to speak, AIM also encapsulated the green powder for those who can’t seem to swallow the taste but wish to enjoy its benefits.

Everyone has different tastes, but all can benefit from BarleyLife’s natural nutrients, which can never be duplicated in multi-vitamin and mineral pills. That’s because barley grass is among the most nutritious plants on the planet. So to supplement your plant-based food intake, you will find one of the healthiest sources of green nutrition in BarleyLife.

RediBeets

On its own or as part of the Garden Trio, RediBeets serves up the nutritional richness of red beets in a juice powder, so you get the concentrated nutrients from these taproot vegetables without having the messy task of juicing them yourself. That alone is a gift!
RediBeets powder makes it convenient to increase your intake of beet nutrients, including liver-healthy betaine and vegetable nitrate that converts to nitric oxide. Simply mix it in water to make a tasty red beverage filled with beet nutrition that supports healthy cell, heart and liver function.

AIM’s red and green whole-food supplements are colorful, nutritional ways to support the gift of health in your life and in the lives of others from Christmas present through Christmases yet to come.

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The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.