Certifications Matter

Members (whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplement distributors for The AIM Companies) worldwide recognize that our products are the finest. However, people outside of the AIM family are faced with many choices, so it isn’t easy for them to make the best selections when it comes to natural health products.

Independent distributors of AIM’s substantial line of high-quality products have several helpful deciding factors at their disposal to encourage people to make the finest choices: product certifications.

Knowing Product Certifications

AIM has five certifications that are featured on product labels and the website and in catalogs, datasheets and other AIM literature: Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, certified Vegan, Kosher and Sport Approved. It is important to be familiar with each certification when speaking to people who may be interested in purchasing AIM products.

As an example, people who are vegetarians or vegans are likely to share this aspect of their lives when talking about health-related issues and would be more inclined to purchase a particular supplement that fits their lifestyle choices.

Awareness of the certifications increases the product knowledge and credibility of AIM independent distributors and prevents unsuitable recommendations.

Non-GMO products do not contain genetically modified ingredients

Every AIM product is certified Non-GMO, so this fact is easy to remember for the entire AIM lineup. None of the ingredients that AIM uses contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are bioengineered animals or plants through the use of gene-splicing.

GMOs have created a worldwide concern for people who want only natural sources of nutrition. All AIM products respect that concern. Telling prospective customers that every AIM product is certified Non-GMO is as good an introduction as any.

Gluten-free products contain less than 20 parts per million (PPM) of gluten

The AIM Companies™ has tested for the presence of gluten in all of its products. Most AIM products have tested gluten-free except for BarleyLife capsules, BarleyLife Xtra, Herbal Fiberblend, CoCoa LeafGreens, LeafGreens and Canada Herbal Release. Knowing these six exceptions confirms the vast majority of AIM products are gluten-free.

Being able to identify gluten-free supplements is of utmost importance for the health of people who have gluten-related disorders. For such individuals, consuming gluten—distinctive proteins found in wheat and other grains—can lead to a number of unpleasant symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, poor absorption of food nutrients and diarrhea or constipation. Those with gluten issues can take comfort in knowing that AIM has a substantial lineup of gluten-free products that can help to improve their health.

Certified vegan products contain no animal products or by-products

For anyone following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, the AIM products that are certified vegan can be easily identified by a logo or vegan indications printed on labels, signifying no presence of animal products or by-products and no testing on animals. This information is essential for vegans and vegetarians to decide which supplements are appropriate for them to take.

Kosher certification indicates the product, process and system comply with the highest kosher standards and regulations

Kosher food laws set a high bar in terms of cleanliness, purity and quality, so people not only of the Jewish faith look for the OK symbol on labels.

The Garden TrioBarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets—as well the BarleyLife powder in the 180-gram canisters and sample packs are certified kosher, and The AIM Companies will continue to expand kosher certifications for those who look for the OK symbol on product labels.

Sport-approved products contain no substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency

The AIM lineup contains three products that are sport approved: Peak Endurance, ProPeas and Red Rush. All three are available individually or as a combination in the Sports Pack. For competitive athletes, enhancing performance with natural products that contain no banned substances is an intelligent choice.

Helping people to make intelligent choices when it comes to their health and lifestyles is a goal for all AIM independent distributors. Use prod­uct certifications wisely to achieve this aim.

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AIM Nutrition: No Fillers and Fantastic Benefits

Shared by Heather Flannelly, AIM Director

I have taken a lot of health products that I’ve been disappointed with because they contain a lot of fillers. Then in 2016, AIM Star Sapphire Director Kathy Craig asked if I would like to try some AIM products, seeing that I was feeling a bit under the weather.

I noticed right away that AIM products don’t have fillers, and so I started with the Garden Trio and a bit of Peak Endurance. Over time, things started to slowly improve. It’s now 2018, and I have continued to faithfully take all of the products.

I don’t have restless leg syndrome anymore, which, for 40 years, had interfered with my sleep, having to get up every night and walk around. And I no longer have Raynaud’s disease, which I had for 20 years. This is a big improvement because you can lose the tips of your fingers with Raynaud’s.

I also noticed that I didn’t have floaters anymore. My night vision cleared up when I was driving. I had been bothered with rosacea, and there was a big improvement on that. Seeing my doctor on a regular basis, she was really impressed with what had been happening with me physically.

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At first I wanted to take the products just for me, but I’d been listening to many people talking to me about their health problems. So I decided to start giving products away, and I noticed that everyone I gave products to was improving.

So now I want to go even further and start to have part of a business on my own selling AIM products because I know they work and I know they’re good for people. And it just makes me feel good when other people’s health is improving too.

By the way, I really enjoy taking Red Rush; it’s nice and smooth and helps my energy levels. There’s no caffeine in it, so there are no spikes to this energy drink. At first, I was taking a third of a bottle daily for a month and then I increased it to half a bottle. My hair had been really thinning, but I now have new hair growth, which is wonderful because I didn’t expect that to happen at all. So Red Rush is one of my favorite products.

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 Red Rush and Peak Endurance and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

4 Beet Things Worth Knowing  

1 Beets are a variety of Amaranthaceae, which is the same plant family as Swiss chard. Like chard, beetroot greens can be eaten for an incredibly rich source of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. The roots are naturally sweet so some people may wonder whether or not it’s a fruit. But both the greens and root are edible vegetables. It’s the sweetness that may be confusing, especially since beetroot contains more natural sugar than any other vegetable. There are around 9 grams of sugar in one cup of cooked beets. One serving of AIM RediBeets contains only 3 grams of natural sugar from this super nutritious root vegetable.

2 Some people do not appreciate the somewhat earthy taste of beetroot. The source of that particular flavor is an organic compound that occurs naturally in beets:  geosmin. Beets that taste the best have a balance between geosmin and sugar. Interestingly enough, there’s a connection to the smell produced by rainfall on soil because of the presence of geosmin. Human beings have an incredible ability to detect the odor of geosmin in the air when rain falls on earth and disturbs this compound.  In fact, the estimation is that people can detect geosmin in as low a concentration as 5 parts per trillion. By comparison, that would be around one teaspoon of geosmin in 200 Olympic swimming pools. Consider this olfactory sensitivity the next time you get a whiff of rain . . . or a taste of beets.

3 The three main varieties of beets are red, golden and Chioggia.  An Italian heirloom variety, Chioggia beets are named after a town near Venice. This especially sweet beet is aptly nick-named both candy cane and candy stripe beet for its appealing red and white rings when the root is sliced. Golden beets are named for their interior orangey-yellow color. They tend to have an earthier taste and less sweetness than red beets due to the likely dominance of geosmin over sugar. Crimson red to the core, red beets are the most common type to appear on dinner tables, especially as a cooked vegetable or in delectable bowls of borscht soup. Red beets are the variety used to make the juice powder in RediBeets.

 4 Your best bet for understanding the nature of beets is 3 words than begin with bet: betalains, betacyanins and betaine. Betalains are water-soluble plant pigments. One classification is betacyanins, the pigment in red beets. Beetroot extracts containing betalains are used as food coloring in edibles that include soups, sauces, jams, fruit yogurt and ice cream. This distinctive pigment also finds its way into cosmetics and drugs. But beyond the outer use of coloring, betalains provide inner benefits for people from various health properties: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer-inhibiting and chemo-preventative. The betaine in beets is an amino acid compound that can help break down fatty acids in the liver and help people to recover from liver damage. Betaine may also help the liver to process harmful chemicals, such as carbon tetrachloride and ethanol, and eliminate them from the body.

The more you learn about beets, the more you realize that eating these vegetables and supplementing with RediBeets can support better health.

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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 RediBeets and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Red Rush: Not Just for Athletes

Sure. There are AIM-sponsored athletes who drink Red Rush to go the extra distance, complete those final reps or laps. But even the non-athletes who make up the majority of people in the world can benefit from increasing nitric oxide levels in their bodies.

The Positive

One of the most important molecules involved in pretty much all of the body’s organ systems is nitric oxide (NO), a colorless and odorless gas. NO relaxes the walls of blood vessels, making them larger and increasing blood flow throughout the body without causing additional pumping effort by the heart. It also may inhibit plaque growth and blood clotting in the arteries.

Even though so much has been reported about the benefits of beet juice nitrate for athletes, a study in the scientific journal Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care (2017) found that, “Dietary nitrate may be most relevant to those with vascular/metabolic impairments, those engaging in short-term, intense exercise, deconditioned individuals, and those with a low dietary nitrate intake.” This means people who are not very fit or have health issues, such as breathing problems, low muscle mass or high blood pressure, may benefit the most by increasing their dietary nitrate intake and raising nitric oxide levels.

Where It All Begins

These days, the hot topic in health is the importance of the microbiome: the microorganisms in the body, especially in regard to good bacteria. The bacterial microbiome living in mouth saliva is responsible for converting dietary nitrate, primarily from vegetables, into nitrite. When it reaches stomach acid, nitrite is converted into nitric oxide. Nitrite conversion to NO can also take place in blood vessels or tissues. But it all starts with saliva.

The moral of this digestive trail is that nitrate from vegetables is incredibly good for your health along with all of the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients such plant-based food contains. And don’t spit, because you need it to convert nitrate into nitrite to become nitric oxide. Whew!

The Red Rush of Beet Nitrate

Beets happen to be a nitrate-packed vegetable, and one bottle of Red Rush contains the juice of five beets, providing 500 mg of vegetable nitrate. To increase your levels of nitric oxide, you can’t go wrong in knocking back a daily bottle of Red Rush. See how far it takes you.

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Red Rush for the Long Run or Walk

How important is blood flow to our health? Why do we need to know about its importance or even how circulation works?

Do We Need a Circulation Education?

The word “circulation” is often brought up when there’s a health issue. Poor circulation leads to sensations of tingling, numbness, pain or muscle cramps often in the extremities: arms and hands, legs and feet. But poor circulation isn’t a condition. It’s often an indicator of an underlying health issue, possibly diabetes, heart problems or obesity. It may also relate to the physical state of the arteries that blood flows through.

Whatever the underlying cause, it is vital that this red rush continues to flow. It’s essential for maintaining good health. The circulatory system is like an internal river of life with a multitude of tributaries that allow nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood to reach the cells of the body. Interestingly enough, Red Rush beet juice concentrate can help to maintain this red rush coursing through the arteries.

The Arterial Connection

Of all of the possible underlying causes of poor circulation, starting with the “internal river and its tributaries” is a good place to begin because the arteries encompass the flow of blood.

If your arteries narrow, the pressure from blood flow increases, just as water in a wide, rushing river would increase in force where it narrows or is obstructed by boulders or a dam. Pressure builds at these points.

Your blood pressure increases if plaque from cholesterol or fatty deposits builds up on the arterial walls, making them narrower or harder. Lined with a layer of cells called the endothelium, arteries are normally smooth and elastic, which allows for normal circulation.

The “Red Rush” Rush

So what happens to arterial walls when you drink Red Rush? They relax. Why?

Beet nitrate—500 mg per shot of Red Rush—is converted into nitrite by the bacteria in your saliva. The nitrite is further converted into nitric oxide when it reaches your stomach.

Nitric oxide is an amazing molecule that has an equally amazing effect on arteries. It relaxes them so that they widen, allowing improved blood flow and lower blood pressure. This means that oxygen-rich blood has enhanced circulation throughout the body, allowing you to maximize your oxygen uptake. And when you use oxygen to the max during physical activity, it improves your stamina.

Suppose you normally go for a walk or a run and at a certain point, you find yourself becoming out of breath. By drinking Red Rush two hours before your walk or run (to allow time for conversion from nitrate to nitric oxide), when you reach that normally out-of-breath point, you’ll find that you can keep going because you’re getting a nitric oxide boost of stamina.

And if you’re a runner but not exactly the fittest on the block, beet juice helps to reduce your oxygen consumption.

Whether you’re a fit-as-a-fiddle athlete or a former couch potato on the move, Red Rush beet juice concentrate offers a natural way to boost nitric oxide levels that improve your physical endurance.

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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 Red Rush and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Red Rush Powers Sue On!

In April 2018, AIM-Sponsored Athlete Sue Phillips-Leclerc faced another beast . . . the Spartan Beast in New Jersey that is. This means Sue endured over 12 miles and more than 30 obstacles that include climbing ropes and crawling under barbed wire until crossing the finish line.

This is something Sue does for fun: testing her strength, endurance and resolve. In the end, she placed 3rd in her age group in the Spartan Beast. Red Rush is an essential supplement for her intensive training and challenging competitions.

The Beastly Beginning

“I guess I was always big into working out, mostly just going to the gym and lifting weights,” Sue explained. “I was a spin instructor for probably 15 years. And I love the mountains and trail running.”

After Sue entered her first Spartan Beast in Killington, Vermont, she was hooked. Both her husband, John Leclerc, and her daughter, Red Rush Athlete Taylor Witkiewicz, were great motivators because they competed as well.

Mountain Life

Sue and her family live in Plattsburgh, New York, in the Adirondacks, so their virtual backyard contains 46 high-peak mountains. “We spend a lot of time on the trails in the summertime,” Sue said. “Sometimes we’ll go hiking, and I’m religious about taking Red Rush. But occasionally my husband will say, ‘Oh man, I forgot to drink my Red Rush!’ It’s so funny the difference that it makes. It gets the blood flowing and increases stamina.”

Even their 2018 travels took them to high heights and physical challenges: Banff and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies and the 6-Pack of Peaks Challenge™ in Southern California. Red Rush came along for the bumpy ride.

Training Schedule

Sue’s day job as a speech therapist in a public school means that she has an interesting work-week exercise routine. “I get up at 3 a.m. and train for 2 hours, a combination of running and weight training,” Sue stated. Her husband set up a workout room in their garage that she half-jokingly refers to as a torture chamber. “I work out six days a week.”

Her job gives her the summers off to focus on training for upcoming events, such as the August 10 North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships and the September 15 Killington “ULTRA”, which is at least 30 miles and double the obstacles of the Beast.

To power Sue on, Red Rush will be her supplement of choice because “Red Rush makes a world of difference for training and competitions.”

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 Red Rush and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Race Walking with Red Rush

By Anel Oosthuizen, AIM-Sponsored Athlete in George, WC, South Africa

Life is not measured by the amounts of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. This has been my motto since I was a little girl in an oversized red T-shirt.

I was born and raised in a small town called George, located in the Western Cape of South Africa. When I began primary school, I used to compete in everything athletic just because I loved sports so much. I even tried shot put, but let’s just say that it just wasn’t meant to be.

My journey as an athlete really began when I was only seven years old, doing short distances. When I was nine, I started doing the middle distances, up to 1200m. I have always enjoyed doing the endurance events more than any other discipline.
I started race walking when I was 10 years old. So much has happened ever since, winning five gold medals at the National School Championships, attaining six South African Senior titles and breaking seven SA records. I’ve been able to travel to 14 countries and compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Throughout my ed­u­cation and sporting career, I have had an amazing support system. My parents have stood by my side, motivating and supporting me ever since I can remember. I realize every day how privileged I am to have been able to receive this kind of support my entire life. I am now a full-time teacher and athlete, enjoying every bit of juggling this thing called life.

In February 2018, I began using Red Rush beet juice concentrate. As an
endurance athlete, I have to always be ready for competitions. After a month of using Red Rush, I felt more energized and noticed that my recovery time really improved after long, hard training sessions.

The fact that Red Rush is a natural product is a huge bonus. I can truly recommend it to any athlete. Besides, Red Rush is so concentrated, it conveniently fits into small bottles that don’t take up much space in a gym bag.

I give huge thanks to AIM and Red Rush for making my life easier with fast recovery and great nutrition.

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.