Feed Your Brain

The facts speak for themselves: Alzheimer’s disease is a neuro­de­gen­erative condition that affects well over 6 million individuals in Canada and America. Around 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s.

Modern medicine still has no cure for this deadly condition, only drugs that slightly slow down the destruction of nerve cells in the brain, primarily attributed to the buildup of a plaque-forming protein known as beta-amyloid.

AIM certainly does not profess to have a cure, but research indicates that certain nutrients may be beneficial in preventing some purported factors in Alzheimer’s disease.

The Energy Factor

The failure of cells to produce ade­quate levels of adenosine triphospate (ATP)—the energy-carrying molecule—contributes to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s because the brain is particularly susceptible to energy failure over time.

Peak Endurance helps to increase energy by delivering PEAK ATP®, an oral source of ATP clinically proven to elevate levels in blood, cells, tissue and organs.

CellSparc 360 provides supplemental CoQ10 to help prevent ATP depletion. An August 2018 study revealed a list of 126 genes that control the production of cellular energy stored in ATP molecules and determined “CoQ10 supplementation provides gene-specific protection against ATP depletion.” 1

The Blood-Brain Barrier Factor

The brain is protected on the outside by the skull and on the inside by the blood-brain barrier, which prevents damaging substances in the blood from entering the brain.

The brain uses glucose for fuel, but Alzheimer’s inhibits its uptake. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are an alternative source of energy: ketones that can cross the blood-brain barrier even in people with Alzheimer’s disease. 2

AIMega provides brain-energizing ketones from medium-chain trigly­cerides along with plant-based omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that maintain the function of cells and structure of their membranes.

The Vision Factor

A 2018 study revealed “a significant link between three degenerative eye diseases—age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma—and Alzheimer’s disease . . . offer physicians a new way to detect  those at higher risk of this disorder.”  3

GinkgoSense contains lutein and zeaxanthin, along with other eye-healthy ingredients that improve circulation to deliver protective nutrients to the eyes.

References accessed September 4, 2018
1 https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2004624
2 https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/nyas.12999
3 https://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(18)33034-6/fulltext

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Four Brain Health Habits

Around the world, approximately 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In the USA, over 5 million people have age-related dementias. The figure in Canada is well over half a million.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain, affecting memory, thinking, behavior and personality, and ultimately causing death. Dementia is a general term referring to a severe decline in mental ability that gets in the way of daily life. A number of diseases can cause dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and vascular issues. However, Alzheimer’s may account for 60 – 80 percent of dementia cases.

The month of June brings awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and its effect on the brain, slowly diminishing people’s cognitive abilities and quality of life over time. As the leading voluntary health organization in care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association promotes four categories of lifestyle habits that people can put into practice as they age:

1.  Diet and nutrition

2.  Cognitive activity

3.  Social engagement

4.  Physical health and exercise

These lifestyle habits have been determined to be effective for aging well because research indicates that the combination of good nutrition and mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity. 1

AIM Brain Nutrition

AIM nutrition gives your cells a supplemental concentration of nutrients to help improve and maintain the overall health of your body and brain. For example, the natural profusion of nutrients from plant-based food in the Garden Trio offers incredibly good nutrition that can be taken daily as a lifestyle habit. Giving your body such nutritional wealth can also have a very positive effect on your mood and mental sharpness.

To target brain health, GinkgoSense delivers Ginkgo biloba extract, which contains compounds that support brain cells by increasing energy production. The resulting increased blood flow also helps deliver these compounds and other brain-healthy nutrients. 2 At the same time, ginkgo’s antioxidant properties help protect brain cells from free radical damage, which may play a role in the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease. 3

Lifestyle habits that support brain health are worth full-time awareness and discipline to help lead you into golden years of well-being. Make one of those habits AIM nutrition.

1 Alzheimer’s Association
2 Cambridge University Press
3 Journal of the American Osteopath Association

[References accessed April 16, 2018]

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Can You Help Protect Your Unborn Baby from Alzheimer’s Disease?

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During pregnancy, mothers often fret over the health of their unborn children. They make sure to eat right and exercise, ensuring baby emerges optimally healthy. Some benefits of mom’s hard work are readily apparent: healthy skin, active eyes, a good skeleton, etc. However, there is evidence that mom’s diet may have far-reaching, long-lasting effects on baby’s health.

According to a Canadian study published in Acta Neuropathologicain utero vitamin A may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease later on, way later on.  The scientists looked at genetically modified mice. Some of the mice were deprived of vitamin A when they were in the womb, others were deprived shortly after they were born, another group was given supplements and a final group just ate a normal, boring mouse diet.

The mice that were deprived of vitamin A performed worse on memory and learning tests when they were full-grown. Additionally, there was evidence that in utero vitamin-A deprivation  had long-term effects even if they were given vitamin A supplements after being born. The good news is that some of the negative effects were reversible when vitamin A was introduced into their diets later.

Additionally, vitamin A deficiency was linked to an increase in a protein (amyloid beta) associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers also looked at 330 elderly Chinese subjects and found that three quarters of those subjects who were vitamin A deficient were also afflicted with cognitive impairment. Less than half of those with adequate vitamin A levels suffered from similar impairment. Vitamin A deficiency is rare in the west, and it it always best to get vitamin A from dietary sources, like carrots or carrot juice or barley grass juice.

AIM’s Just Carrots provides 420% of your daily vitamin A (from beta-carotene) in every serving and unlike vitamin A supplements, beta-carotene is nontoxic. It might strengthen your immune system, however.

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3 Exciting New Discoveries About Omega-3 You Need to Know

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There are a lot of fats in this world, and they get a bad rap.  Even the word “fat” has a lot negative connotations hanging from it like so much unwanted adipose tissue. But fats can be a good thing. For starters, you need fat in your diet because it helps the body produce energy, build cell membranes and absorb minerals. The trick is knowing which fats are healthy and which ones are not.

Trans fat, for example, is bad for you, but polysaturated fats like omega-3 and omega-6 can be very beneficial. In fact, the omegas are necessary for blood clotting, muscle movement and more. They are also well-known for their ability to promote heart health, but a few recent studies show they may have other benefits as well.

Omega-3 and B-Vitamins Team Up to Tackle Alzheimer’s Disease 

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a combination of B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduced age-related brain shrinkage, a major contributor to Alzheimer’s disease.  Those with higher baselines of omega-3 had 40% less shrinkage compared to the placebo group.  Try Peak Endurance with your AIMega.

Low Levels of Omega-3 Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Researchers at Penn State found that sufferers of bipolar disorder tend to have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier than people who do not suffer from that affliction. The why behind it is still unclear. Some researchers speculate that people with bipolar disorders may process fatty acids differently. The scientists behind the study are currently investigating dietary approaches using fatty acids for bipolar disorder.  This study was published in Bipolar Disorders.

Omega-3 May Help Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis 

A study published in Rheumatology looked at whether or not omega-3 could lower someone’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by a fault in the immune system. Autoantibodies erroneously attack organs and tissue which causes pain and suffering. In the study, blood tests showed a link between low levels of omega-3 and high levels of out-of-whack antibodies. The researchers speculate that omega-3 fatty acids may be able to play a role in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis in those who are at risk but haven’t developed RA symptoms yet.

Get Your Omegas From AIMega!

The AIM Companies offers the world’s best fats in its essential AIMega. Your body can’t produce omega fatty acids on its own, so you need to make sure you get enough for heart health, immune health, to reduce inflammation and more!