Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2015 AIM Conference!

2015 Conference

It’s the final month to register for the 2015 AIM Conference, and the remaining rooms are being filled daily. So if you’re thinking of visiting the old Grand Canyon State, you may want to make the decision to go before there is no longer a decision to make.

10. The New, Improved Healthy Cell Concept

Back in the day,  the Healthy Cell Concept was a revolutionary holistic way of looking at health from the bottom up. Today, the concept is still as sound as ever, but the look will be updated to reflect modernity.

9. Arizona is a land of sun and flavor

Arizona is a beautiful state. It also houses the best canyon in the world. And if you’ve seen the Grand Canyon, there is very little reason to hunt around for other, lesser canyons. You’ve already seen numero uno.

8. The Hotel Has a Pool 

I don’t know about you guys, but if I get to go to this thing, I will spend all my off time getting raisin-y hands and swimming laps in the enormous outdoor pool that looks and is totally awesome.

7. A Basketball Court

You’ll get your cell exercise on the awesome full-size basketball court. Which AIM Member is the best basketball player? This will finally be decided, as it should be, on the court.

6. The Panel of Member-Experts

What makes our AIM Organization so great is that our Members are amazing people. This year, we’re going to let some of our capable Members take lead on the presentations.

5.  The Surprises!

There are surprises in store. Amazing surprises. Secret surprises. I can’t tell you what they are. That’s why they are surprises.

4. The Price

Due to the rescheduling, we were able to drastically reduce the price of conference and we passed the savings on to you!

3. Red Rush for Everyday use

Red Rush: Year One–Market the finest beet juice to a young, athletic crowd in order to help expand our markets.

Red Rush: Year Two/This Year–Market the finest beet juice to everyday people who need help with blood pressure, mobility and circulation. Find out more in Scottsdale.

2. Stoking that good, old Network-Marketing Passion

We’re a network-marketing company.  A lot of people get a great deal of satisfaction from their AIM businesses that they built with their strong, bare hands. It’s the kind of thing you can be proud of.  Successful Members will share their stories and their methods with those of you interested in taking up the mantle of entrepreneurship.  In Partnership for Life!

1. Your AIM Family

Nothing is better than seeing old friends and making new ones.  This Conference provides you with the opportunity to relight the fires of fellowship and communion with your friends, colleagues and mentors and also affords you the opportunity of touching new lives and making new memories.

Register for Conference here!

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.

5 AIM Supplements for CrossFit

CrossFit AIM Products

Now that the Membership agreement has changed, it’s completely cool to supply your local CrossFit gyms with our awesome supplements. Resident CrossFitter Nic Wrightsent me an article called “Five Supplements Even CrossFitters Should Love.”  And sure enough, we had most of the products on the list.

A lot of folks in the CrossFit community don’t like to use synthetic workout supplements. That’s why the AIM Companies product line fits so well into the CrossFit philosophy.

1. COQ10 in the form of CellSparc 360

COQ10 has been linked to increased endothelial function which is great if you’re also supplementing with beet juice. Also, regular COQ 10 supplementation boosts performance by 2.5% over time.

2. Magnesium in the form of Mag-Nificence

Magnesium is ridiculously helpful for sore muscles, especially when taken topically. You can target the sore muscles directly with topical magnesium. It’s a great way to relieve pain. Magnesium has also been shown to increase testosterone in athletes.

3. Vitamin D in the form of Veggie D and CalciAIM

Most people are deficient in vitamin D and when I say most people, I mean a billion people worldwide.

From the smarties at Harvard:

If you live north of the line connecting San Francisco to Philadelphia and Athens to Beijing, odds are that you don’t get enough vitamin D. The same holds true if you don’t get outside for at least a 15-minute daily walk in the sun. African-Americans and others with dark skin, as well as older individuals, tend to have much lower levels of vitamin D, as do people who are overweight or obese.

Worldwide, an estimated 1 billion people have inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood, and deficiencies can be found in all ethnicities and age groups. (13)  Indeed, in industrialized countries, doctors are even seeing the resurgence of rickets, the bone-weakening disease that had been largely eradicated through vitamin D fortification.

Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to lower testosterone levels. That’s why athletes need it.

4. Protein Powder in the Form of ProPeas

Protein helps build muscle and it’s great as a post-workout recovery drink. ProPeas is an all-natural food, vegan food source of protein.

From Breaking Muscle:

 CrossFitters only eat “real food,” right? And protein powder is the gold standard of everything that’s wrong in the supplement industry, right? Wrong. What’s wrong is all the stuff you bought in the past at some franchise supplement outlet was indeed chemical-filled junk. But there are plenty of quality protein powder sources out there.

ProPeas fits the bill of what a CrossFit athlete is looking for in a protein powder.  Notice how the ideals of CrossFit coincide with the ideals of The AIM Companies. We aren’t selling big-franchise, chemical-filled crap. We’re a group of independent people, like CrossFit gym owners, promoting good health.

5. Beet Juice in the Form of Red Rush

Beet juice is simply a nitric oxide supplement in food form. Some of the arginine-based nitric oxide supplements on the market are synthetic, come bagged with warnings and have no scientific evidence to support their health claims. Beet juice is the exact opposite. It’s safe, effective, natural and has been scientifically studied over and over and over again. You can always read more about it over at the TheRedRushBlog.com.

5 Reasons Why Peak Endurance Is Better Than Regular Sports Drinks

Peak Endurance

 

Recently on the Red Rush Blog, I wrote about the UC Berkeley report on sports and energy drinks titled “Hiding Under a Health Halo.” The report didn’t have much good to say about the popular electrolyte-having thirst quenchers, except that they may possess some benefits for adult athletes, but were usually consumed by and marketed to sedentary youngsters. The report also said that water was a superior form of hydration, which is pretty damaging considering that these drinks tout themselves on their ability to quench thirst more effectively then anything.

Peak Endurance is more closely related to traditional sports drinks than Red Rush, but it is leaps and bounds healthier than the store-bought brands. In that, Peak Endurance is healthy.

1. Peak Endurance has fewer calories and less sugar:

From the Report:

Although the amount of sugar in sports drinks is lower per volume than in soda, they still contribute a significant amount of sugar, ranging from 35 to 52 grams per bottle. The sugar content in sports drinks can be a significant source of calories in children’s diets and can therefore contribute to excess weight gain.

Peak Endurance has one gram of sugar and contains only 30 calories per serving.

 2. Peak Endurance has no artificial sweetners or ingredients. 

Low-calorie sports drinks often use sucralose and acesulfame in place of sugar. Both have been linked to alteration of hunger-signaling pathways, making the drinkers hungrier after ingestion. High fructose corn syrup has been linked to endothelium damage and is therefore bad for nitric oxide production, a molecule useful for sports performance.

 3. Peak Endurance Isn’t Marketed to Kids and Doesn’t Contribute to Childhood Obesity

Sports drinks have been roundly criticized for marketing to children and their possible contribution to childhood obesity.

Peak Endurance isn’t marketed to kids. We don’t recommend that children under 8 drink Peak Endurance at all. (They don’t need ATP. They got it already.)  On our label we suggest that children between the ages of eight and sixteen consume smaller servings. Also, Peak has fewer calories than store-bought sports drinks, less than even a cup of broccoli.

 4. Other sports drinks don’t have ATP or enough B vitamins.

ATP is the energy currency of the body. Like Red Rush, Peak Endurance provides natural energy without a crash or sugar buzz.

B-vitamins provide a boost to the metabolism as well as positively impacting athletic performance.

5. Reduced Sodium

Peak Endurance uses a reasonable amount of sodium to replace what is lost during sweating. Traditional sports drinks contain way too much sodium.

From the Report:

The sodium and potassium in sports drinks are designed to replenish losses that may occur during sweating. However, youth engaged in physical activity do not need the extra electrolytes contained in sports drinks since electrolytes are adequately provided by a well‐balanced diet (Schneider). Further, most youth do not engage in activity for prolonged periods in extreme heat conditions, the only situation that may indicate the need for extra electrolytes during activity (Unnitham & Goulopoulou, 2004). Excessive amounts of sodium, in particular, are typically ingested by both adults and children consuming the average American diet. The average sodium intake of children exceeds established upper limits that are based on concerns about the adverse effect that high sodium intake has on blood pressure, which is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular and renal disease

Want to Lose Weight? Eat More Fiber, Study Says

Fiber Products Weight loss

For those of you struggling to maintain the American Heart Association Diet, there seems to be a more satisfying and similarly effective alternative: the high-fiber diet.  Researchers at the University of  Massachusetts Amherst found that people on the high-fiber diet were able to lose nearly as much weight as those on calorie-restrictive diets like the one proposed by the AHA. After one year, participants on the AHA diet lost 6 pounds and those on the high-fiber diet lost 4.6 lbs.  However, the fiber diet has the distinct advantage of being simpler, more permissive and easier to maintain. Researchers also believed that high-fiber foods replaced the want for unhealthy foods.

The basic rules of the high fiber diet include eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in order to limit calories, getting at least 30g of fiber every day, reducing salt and sugar,  eliminating nearly all alcohol and balancing fats, carbs, proteins and cholesterol ratios.  Weight loss wasn’t the only benefit of the high-fiber diet. After a year, all study participants who had initially been at a high risk for diabetes had lower blood pressure and improved insulin resistance as well as fasting insulin.

Herbal Fiberblend has 5 grams of dietary fiber per serving and fit ‘n fiber has 7 g. Try both products for easier weight loss.

Fiber weight loss product

 

Vitamin D Brightens Futures Like Sunshine

Vegetable Vitamin D Supplement

There have been two big stories about vitamin D in the news this week. And besides for magnesium–which plays a huge role in vitamin D production, function and use–Vitamin D may be the most overlooked nutrient.  Seventy-five percent of American adults and teenagers don’t get enough of it.  I believe that people take it for granted that they get enough sunlight when they actually don’t. (Our ancestors probably spent a lot more time outdoors than modern man).

The first story came from a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and it found that children and teens who didn’t get enough vitamin D were at greater risk as adults (25 years later) for atherosclerosis, an affliction where plaque builds up in the arteries and may cause heart attack, stroke, etc.  Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem among children worldwide.

The second story comes from the American Stroke Association’s Conference. At that event, doctors presented a paper that showed that people who suffered a stroke were more likely to have more severe strokes later if they had low vitamin D levels. (30 nanograms per milliliter or lower).

Other findings included:

1. Patients with low Vit D levels had twice the dead tissue from blood supply obstruction than those who had sufficient amounts.

2. The findings were similar for both lacunar and non-lacunar strokes.

3. Medical News Today:

For each 10 ng/mL reduction in vitamin D level, the chance for healthy recovery in the three months following stroke decreased by almost half, regardless of the patient’s age or initial stroke severity.

Vitamin D seems to be a good predictor of future health. We have it in two forms.

Citrus-flavored CalciAIM supplement and in convenient, mushroom-sourced Veggie D caplets.

A Healthy Diet a Day May Keep COPD at Bay

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Recently, they did a study that found beet juice may be able to help people who suffer COPD increase their ability to exercise.  In the lab trials, those who imbibed beetroot juice saw a significant increase in mobility.However, it turns out that beet juice is just the tip of the food pyramid when it comes to COPD.

Researchers assessed the lives of nearly 100,000 people–about 66% women–during a span of nearly twenty years and found that a healthy diet seemed to cut the risk of COPD by one third. As defined by the research, a healthy diet was one that included lots of vegetables, whole grains, unsaturated fat, nuts and omega-3 fatty acids and contained low to moderate amounts of refined grains, red and processed meats, sugary drinks and alcohol. BMI, age and ethnicity did not seem to be factors. The researchers cite antioxidant activity as the source of the possible health benefits.

Medical News Today 

As the lungs exist in a high oxygen environment, it is reasonable to posit that certain exposures (and local inflammation) can further increase the burden of oxidants,” they note. “The balance between these potentially toxic substances and the protective actions of antioxidant defenses, including those derived from diet, may play a role in the loss of lung function over time and the eventual development of COPD.”