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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Low Vitamin D: High Rate of Cognitive Decline

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Vitamin D deficiency–alongside magnesium, potassium and folate to name just a few–is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies. You need vitamin D to absorb calcium for bone growth, and your muscles need it for movement; it helps nerves transmit messages and bolsters the immune system. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, some types of cancer,  autoimmune diseases and more. But a recent study out of UC Davis and Rutgers University has now linked vitamin D deficiency to an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

Published in JAMA Neurology,  the study looked at 400 ethnically diverse elderly men and women who lived along the same longitude. (People with olive skin and darker are at greater risk for vitamin D deficiency due to higher levels of melanin in the skin). At the beginning  of the study, all participants were healthy or showed only slight signs of cognitive decline. They had their blood tested for vitamin D.  Twenty-six percent of the group was D deficient and thirty-six percent were vitamin D insufficient.

The researchers followed up with the group over the next five years. Those who suffered from insufficient levels of vitamin D experienced cognitive declines two-to-three times faster than those with adequate vitamin D levels.

From the Press Release:

“Independent of race or ethnicity, baseline cognitive abilities and a host of other risk factors, vitamin D insufficiency was associated with significantly faster declines in both episodic memory and executive function performance,” said Joshua Miller, professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the time when the research was conducted and now professor and chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University.

The body mainly gets its vitamin D through exposure to sunlight. However, as humans have become more industrialized, we’ve tended to spend less time outdoors than our ancestors. This is probably why most of us are low on this all-too-important nutrient. The good news is that there is AIM’s CalciAIM. It contains 70% RDA of vitamin D alongside calcium, magnesium, copper and vitamin C.  It’s a great-tasting beverage that combos well with Herbal Fiberblend or Peak Endurance.

Vitamin K has also been linked to slower rates of cognitive decline. 

GinkgoSense Is a Smart Move

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Women, you know that keeping your senses about you in a chaotic world is a challenge. It would be great to have supplemental brain power at your fingertips. From the time you’re young enough to collect thoughts right on through the more mature stages of life, you are bombarded with too much information. Time can take a toll on a jam-packed memory. Taking AIM GinkgoSense can help a lady to stay smart and sharp in spite of it all.

GingkoSense is about improving circulation through- out the body, and optimal blood flow is vital for the brain. Your brain is at the center of all body activities, whether thoughtless—balancing, breathing, digesting, etc.—or thoughtful, such as trying to remember the name of that movie actress starring in that film you enjoyed but can’t remember the title of either.

Your brain is hard at work all the time, even while you sleep so it requires an awful lot of cellular energy, which, of course, comes from your nutritional intake. And it gets to the brain via blood circulation which GinkgoSense enhances with its blend of ginkgo biloba, bilberry, marigold extracts and DHA. It is very important to carefully think about the kind of nutrition you circulate to your brain. Is yours a French-fried, cake-headed, soda-drenched burger brain or a whole-food nourished mind? It makes a huge nutritional difference to your control center, let alone the rest of your body.

The main ingredient of the GinkgoSense formula comes from the leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree, the standardized extract of which contributes a circulatory boost that can improve brain function, memory, concentration, and overall mental clarity. Just what a woman needs in a demanding world.

P.S. You can tell the guys it will work for them just as well.

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. 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.