Healthy Aging: What a Concept!

It’s a fact of life that everyone gets older day by day. As the years go by, factors like genetics, lifestyle and nutrition can speed up or slow down the aging process. So what is the definition of healthy aging?

According to a 2006 report by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, healthy aging is “the process of optimizing opportunities for physical, social and mental health to enable older people to take an active part in society without discrimination and to enjoy an independent and good quality of life.” It’s a good definition, especially the part about “optimizing opportunities.” AIM definitely offers that.

First, as an independent distributor of AIM products, you have the option of earning an income that grows in relation to the amount of time and effort you put into growing your business. These factors allow you to optimize the opportunity presented by the AIM Income Plan.

Second, the products you help to distribute optimize the opportunity to improve people’s health so that they can “enjoy an independent and good quality of life.”

Nutrient-Rich BarleyLife

If anyone wants to age healthily, taking BarleyLife daily can help. It’s a nutritional supplement that can be taken from childhood through senior adulthood. BarleyLife helps maintain well-being because barley grass provides a naturally rich source of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that every cell in the body can use to help promote optimal health.

Anti-Aging Proancynol 2000

To protect the body from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals, Proancynol 2000 delivers an additional wealth of antioxidants in an unparalleled formulation. Dr. Richard Cutler, the former director of the National Institute of Aging, stated that the amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live. Top up your antioxidant intake with Proancynol 2000.

Joint-Nourishing Frame Essentials

One of the most common pains of aging is felt in the joints. That’s where Frame Essentials can help make a difference. For relief of joint pain, Frame Essentials offers the anti-inflammatory effects of glucosamine, boswellia and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). You don’t have to have creaky, painful joints as you age. Give your frame the essentials for healthy joints: Frame Essentials.

There are many more products in the AIM lineup that promote healthy aging. Check out the product catalog for the entire list.

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.

Mag-nificence CWR
•  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.

Mag-nificence CWR
•  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 ORGANIC Question

AIM offices around the world frequently receive the question as to whether or not AIM products are organic. The answer is interesting.

AIM products are grown under organic standards. For example, crops of barley grass are cultivated without the use of pes­ticides, herbicides or fungicides and involve other organic practices like crop rotation. As well, some of our ingredients are certified organic such as the seed oils in AIMega.

At the same time, AIM has not pursued organic certifications because it would greatly increase product prices. Besides, there is much more behind the scenes of organic certification.

According to agricultural scientist, Steve Savage, “… surveys of organic conducted by the USDA and by Canadian Food Inspection Agency found un-approved residues in at least 40 percent of samples 1.” In other words, organic certification does not require further testing for chemical residues of pesticides or herbicides.

The difference between an organic product and an AIM product is that once a field has been organically certified, prod­­ucts pro­duced from it are not tested to the standard that we test our products here at AIM. We take quality assurance to a new level, testing for the absence of more than 300 pesticides, herbicides and other chemical residues.

The testing does not end there. We also check for microbiological (bacteria) safety, heavy metals and several other nutritional markers. We also ensure the absence of residual cleaning solvents in over twenty-five different classes. These practices ensure only the highest quality of products for our Members.

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(Forbes online magazine)

RediBeets Being Tested in Clinical Trials

Clare Zamzow, PhD candidate at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, is using AIM’s RediBeets in an upcoming clinical trial at the college’s Human Performance Lab. The trial will test the effects of dietary nitrate on trained athletes during wingate trials.

A wingate trial, for those unfamiliar, is similar to riding a stationary bicycle. The experience, however, is much, much different. Prior to the test, the wingate is adjusted to a rider’s body weight. The participant hops on the apparatus and pedals, warming up for thirty seconds. At that point, the test subject is asked to pedal as hard and as fast as he or she can, but then the resistance—which is based on body weight—kicks in. It suddenly feels like you’re running through thick mud, each revolution of the pedal becoming slower and more cumbersome. A thirty-second trial becomes an eternity, a sixty-second trial, a nightmare.

Although the test is unpleasant for the participants, it’s a great way to measure maximum endurance and power output in a short amount of time. Each participant in the study is asked to participate twice in this study, once after drinking RediBeets and once after using a placebo drink. Then at the end of the study, Zamzow will compare the two time trials and look for significant statistical patterns in the data. Participants are also asked to test their dietary nitrate levels with Berkeley Test® Strips.

The AIM Companies™ has provided the RediBeets to the clinical trial. We are excited by the prospect of having our product used in advancement of science. The majority of studies on beet juice have shown positive results, i.e., beet juice improves athletic performance.

One other item of note: Red Rush was disallowed due to the concern that Red Rush’s great-tasting cherries and lemons could somehow interfere with the data collection. However, the results will still be applicable to Red Rush.

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

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.

Know Your PrepZymes Enzymes

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Digestive enzymes are these little proteins that act as biological catalysts that help the body convert food into stuff you can use, like energy or amino acids. They also facilitate the absorption of nutrients. Digestive enzymes are fragile little guys.  Food, in its natural state, should contain enzymes. Because so much of today’s food is processed and/or cooked, we often don’t get the enzymes that we’re supposed to. That’s where PrepZymes comes in. One capsule provides your body with eight active enzymes to replace what’s been lost.

Here is a quick and handy guide to the possible benefits of digestive enzymes.

General enzyme benefits

Promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria

Transforms food into nutrients

Tissue repair

May improve digestive health by relieving symptoms of:

  • heartburn
  • diarrhea
  • flatulence
  • gas pain
  • stomach ache
  • constipation

May relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

May promote immune system strength

What The Enzymes Do and What They May Do 

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Protease I and Protease II (Proteolytic enzymes)

Proteolytic enzymes are commonly found in plants like papaya. These enzymes digest proteins and may help to reduce inflammation.

Studies have indicated that these enzymes may provide some relief from:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic Muscoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shingles
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pain from Surgery

Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

Lipase

Lipase breaks down fatty substances and plays an essential role in weight loss and weight maintenance.

Studies have indicated that lipase may provide assistance with the following conditions.

Souce: University of Maryland

Amylase

This enzyme helps the body break down and digest starch and may help with inflammation and bolstering the immune system.

Lactase

This enzyme breaks down lactose, a sugar found in dairy products. People who are lactose intolerant cannot break down lactose and lactase may help them do that.

Cellulase

Cellulase converts cellulose into beta-glucose, helping the body maintain a stable energy supply.

Maltase 

Maltase assists the body in the digestion of sugars and starches, converting them in into glucose, the body’s main energy source.

Invertase

Invertase allows the body to deconstruct table sugar/sucrose into its component parts: glucose and fructose (fruit sugar).  Both are used for energy.

Everything You Need to Know About Keeping AIM Products in the Freezer

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Due to their hygroscopic nature–the tendency to absorb water readily–some of our products ( especially RediBeets, CalciAIM and Peak Endurance) may become clumpy when the lids are not fastened tight enough or if they become directly exposed to moisture. This problem is greatest in areas of the globe where there is a lot of humidity.  The best and easiest way to circumvent this problem is by placing the products in the freezer. Modern freezers come equipped with a dehumidifier to keep out frost, making it an ideal place to store juice powders.

Putting your whole-food juice powder concentrates freezer does not kill the enzymes, nor does it denature them. It only slows their rates of operation. The only negative side effect of freezerbound storage is wrinkly labels.