Your Best Calcium Source

CalciAIM

For supplemental calcium, you want the most effective product available. That’s why your best choice is CalciAIM™—the most absorbable form of calcium because it comes in a powder, not a tablet or capsule.

How much calcium is enough? The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for healthy adults from ages nineteen to fifty is 1,000 mg a day. When taking CalciAIM, absorption is highest in small amounts of less than 500 mg at a time with food. One serving of CalciAIM provides around 400 mg of calcium.

Why do you need calcium? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Most people think of it in regard to strong bones and teeth. Getting enough calcium throughout your lifetime is vital for maintaining bone mass and a healthy smile …and for so much more.

Calcium supports weight management by being a component in the fat burning process. Since it is an alkaline-forming mineral, calcium helps maintain the pH balance of the blood. It also is essential for blood clotting, as well as nerve and muscle function. Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body, so it requires sufficient amounts of calcium to function optimally and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

This mineral is also a key factor in maintaining hormonal balance. For women, a calcium deficiency can trigger PMS symptoms.

Getting back to the bones that keep you standing straight, a lack of calcium leads to the onset of osteoporosis, the deterioration of bone tissue and loss of bone mass.

No one can afford to be calcium deficient, so ensure that you get enough by taking CalciAIM.

Energy & Stamina During 11.6-Mile Hike

Bob Celski

I recently had the occasion to hike the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park. The trail starts at about 4,200 feet, goes for 11.6 miles, and ends at about 6,500 feet on the continental divide in Montana.

I hiked with two other gentlemen, one half my age—I’m fifty-seven—who is a hiker, and another who is about three to four years younger than me and an avid long-distance road biker. Now, I love to hike, but the last time I did anything of significance was over three years ago. The time before that was about six years ago.

As always, I started my day with the AIM Garden Trio® and my regimen of AIM nutrition. We began hiking about 9:00 a.m., with me in the lead on a very steep grade. I had so much energy, I pulled away from these two guys who are in quite good shape. I kept having to wait for them, and once they caught up, I’d quickly pull away from them again. Neither of them could believe it. It was a warm, dry day, and along the way, I took another serving of AIM BarleyLife® and two servings of AIM Peak Endurance® and CalciAIM™ mixed in sixteen ounces of water. I couldn’t contain the energy! I led the party to a time of 4 hours, 44 minutes in 11.6 miles at altitude. We weren’t racing, just moving along quickly. Aside from the energy, I felt no effects of the altitude while, by comparison, they were breathing heavily.

The story gets better.

In the past, every time I hiked strenuously, afterward I was extremely stiff in my thighs, knees, and hips. This is because I hold nothing back and go all out. I hike so infrequently that the next day my thighs are so stiff and sore I can barely walk. So, I thought I’d test out AIM Magnificence™ because I knew I would hike hard and pay the price.

When I returned to the place I was staying, I immediately poured one quarter cup of Mag-nificence crystals into the bathtub and soaked for twenty-minutes. I could feel my legs relaxing. By the time I came out of the tub, I felt absolutely no soreness, stiffness, or pain in my legs or joints. This is amazing – the first time this has ever happened to me!

My wife, Sue, and I feel the AIM products are a cornerstone of our lives. And now we have yet another product to add to the lineup. I am a true believer in the powers of magnesium, in the form of Mag-nificence!

Thanks for continuing to put out the best nutritional products anywhere!

Magnesium vs. Diabetes: 4 More Things You Should Know

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It’s National Diabetes Month, and it would be remiss of us to not mention magnesium. To be fair, we’ve mentioned magnesium and its inverse relationship to diabetes on more than one occasion, but this month, a large meta-analysis was published in Nutrition.  So, it’s worth bringing up, at least, one more time. Here’s four new things that you may not yet know about the relationship between diabetes and magnesium.

1). A New Study Shows Another Deep Connection

The new meta-analysis looked at nine studies that had, all together, over 300,000 diabetic participants and eight studies with over 300 non-diabetic test subjects.  When all the data was examined, the researchers found that increased intakes of magnesium seemed to reduce the risk of metabolic disorders by 22%. Scientists speculate this may be because of magnesium’s pivotal role in glucose metabolism.

2). Diabetics Have Trouble Retaining Magnesium

People afflicted with diabetes will lose more magnesium through urine, often because of the diuretic blood-pressure-lowering drugs.

3). A High-Sugar Diet Depletes the Body’s Supply of Magnesium 

Dr. Carolyn Dean the author of The Magnesium Miracle writes that sugar overload can cause magnesium deficiency in several ways. Mainly, a high-sugar diet produces an acidic pH within the body. To counteract this, the body uses its stores of alkaline minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium. If the situation is dire enough, the body will even remove these minerals from the teeth and bones. This can lead to tooth decay and other health problems.

4). How Much Magnesium Do Diabetics Need? 

The daily RDA of magnesium is 350 mg. The majority of people in the US, diabetic or not, don’t get that much. (Dr. Dean believes that the amount should be doubled).  Some doctors and researchers even go so far as to suggest that 1000 mg per day may be beneficial for diabetics. (Note: Don’t take this as medical advice. See your doctor and ask what’s right for you).

Diet Low in Soluble Fiber Linked to Weight Gain

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Calories from high-fiber foods have been called “smart calories” because high-fiber foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains tend to be healthier and because fiber fills you up and keeps you feeling full.  Likely due to those reasons, a recent study has shown that a high-fiber diet is almost as effective as a calorie-restrictive one in terms of weight loss.

However, a new study on mice published in the American Journal of PhysiologyGastrointestinal and Liver Physiology shows that fiber may affect body weight in an entirely new and different way.  Mice fed a diet low in soluble fiber gained weight and had more body fat when compared to mice fed a diet that included soluble fiber.

Researchers believe that the mice gained that weight because soluble fiber is essential for a healthy gut microbiota. The lack of soluble fiber contributed to inflammation in the intestines and poor gut health, and these factors were thought to be the underlying factors that contributed to the weight gain.

After just two days without soluble fiber, the soluble-fiber-deficient mice’s intestines became shorter and their intestinal walls became thinner! Without soluble fiber, it seems that the gut flora were unable to produce a sufficient quantity of short-chain fatty acids that the intestinal cells need to make energy. These short-chain fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties. When the mice were once again given soluble fiber, their guts returned to normal and the inflammation disappeared.

From Medical Xpress:

“If our observations were to prove applicable to humans, it would suggest that encouraging consumption of foods with high soluble fiber content may be a means to combat the epidemic of metabolic disease.”

AIM offers fit ‘n fiber and Herbal Fiberblend for all your soluble and insoluble fiber needs.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits Type 2 Diabetics

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With diabetes rising to epidemic proportions worldwide, effective ways of treating this debilitating and often deadly disease are of international importance. Natural supplements rarely receive scientific attention; however, a type 2 diabetes study published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy (2010)1 revealed that barley grass powder “holds promise to be used as a functional food to optimise the health of diabetic subjects.”

Researchers at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda conducted the study using capsules of barley grass powder, produced specifically for their investigation. Over 80 percent of the type 2 diabetics in the test group were either overweight or obese, factors that are associated with the increased risk of developing diabetes. In fact, current thought suggests the cause of type 2 diabetes is a high-calorie diet rich in saturated fats—mainly from animal sources of food—that promote unhealthy weight gain and raise LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

For two months, each individual in the test group took four capsules daily that provided 1.2 grams of barley grass powder. None of them took any other supplement or pharmaceutical medication nor did the control group of diabetics who were not taking the capsules. The results were impressive for the test group taking barley grass powder: significant lowering of their glycated hemoglobin and fasting blood sugar levels. Lowering blood sugar to healthy levels is the key to reversing diabetes and its ravaging effects.

The study also showed the barley grass powder decreased the test subjects’ bad cholesterol and increased their good cholesterol, results that help to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, which Type 2 diabetics are prone to developing.

Try the daily addition of AIM BarleyLife®— powder or capsules—for a positive lifestyle adjustment to help lower high blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Fiber vs Diabetes

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In 2010, the number of Americans who suffered from diabetes was 26 million. Now health experts believe that number may be nearing thirty million. A whopping 86 million—that’s one third of the US population!—have a condition known as prediabetes, higher than normal blood sugar but not high enough to be classified as fullon type 2 diabetes. Prediabetics will likely develop diabetes if they do not make changes to their diet and exercise habits. The Centers for Disease Control predicts that one third of prediabetics or over 28 million people who don’t make healthy changes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

One simple, healthy change that a diabetic or prediabetic can make is to increase the amount of fiber in their diets. And yes, fiber is a carbohydrate and is usually included in a food’s total carbohydrate count. However, fiber does not add to blood sugar because fiber is not broken down by the body. Fiber has been shown to help people with diabetes because it slows the absorption of sugar thereby improving blood sugar levels.

Earlier this year, researchers in Europe examined information gleaned through the EPIC-InterAct, the world’s largest study of type 2 diabetes that followed 350,000 people (12,000 diabetics in that group) for eleven years. They found that people who consumed more than 26 grams of fiber per day were 18 percent less likely to develop diabetes when compared to those who ate only 19 grams.

The researchers then compared the data from the Epic-InterAct with eighteen other large-scale studies from all over the world. They found that for every 10 grams of fiber a person ate, his or her risk of diabetes dropped by 9 percent.

Another factor to consider is fiber’s ability to improve satiety. The more fatty tissue a person has, the more resistant they become to insulin. Obesity is also one of the top risk factors of diabetes. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that people on a high-fiber diet were able to lose nearly as much weight as those on calorie-restricted diets. The high-fiber group lost 4.6 pounds after a year on average while those on the restrictive diet lost six pounds. The fiber diet has the distinct advantage of being simpler, more permissive and easier to maintain than a restrictive diet because it helps to reduce the temptation for unhealthy foods.

The AIM Companies provides two wonderful fiber choices in Herbal Fiberblend and fit ‘n fiber. Herbal Fiberblend has been one of our top-selling products for years and years and contains 5 grams of fiber per serving. fit ‘n fiber is great in a smoothie and adds 7 grams of fiber. The average person only gets 15 grams of fiber per day. Adding these two products to your diet, will ensure you get the healthy, daily fiber that you need.

Our Miracle Arrived ( Dreams of Parenthood Come True)

Celski Family

Shared by Brittney and David Celski (AIM Preferred Members)

AIM played a big role in making our dreams come true when it came to becoming parents. In terms of conceiving, our journey was one of a kind, yet not the easiest for any couple to deal with. David and I have been married for six years and have been trying to conceive since day one.

I was diagnosed with endometriosis which led to both laparoscopy and appendectomy surgeries. This resulted in two blocked fallopian tubes. Our chances of conceiving naturally dropped significantly. We were beyond heartbroken. We held onto the faith that had helped and guided us throughout the years.

I decided to make health my number-one priority, leading me to become more serious about taking the AIM products. My father-in-law, AIM Director Bob Celski, was my biggest mentor through all this. Royal Emerald Director Opal Wright and Royal Emerald Director Karen Miller also gave me advice, reminding me that the day would come that I would be pregnant with my firstborn. They took the time to coach me and help me get my body back into good health.

After my surgery, I went in full force with the AIM products. I used the Garden Trio, AIMega®, PrepZymes®, Herbal Fiberblend® and Bear Paw Garlic®. For about a year, I worked on making my body into what it should have been. I took cycle and spin classes five days a week. I lost about twenty-two pounds in a six-month period.

On Sept 12, 2014, a miracle had arrived. We were PREGNANT! It was almost beyond belief. Our dreams had finally come true. But the journey wasn’t over yet. I worried that a miscarriage could ruin what it took six years to conceive, so I focused on taking my AIM products on a regimented, everyday basis. During the whole nine months of being pregnant, I never skipped my normal AIM product routine.

Now we are blessed with a healthy baby girl by the name of Quinn Kennedy Celski who was born on May 15, 2015, the first grandchild of Bob and Sue Celski (AIM Directors). We are thankful for AIM and all that it has done to bring our little baby girl into this world healthy and strong. We cannot thank you enough.

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