Elderly Bedridden Patient Revitalized with Mag-nificence

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As a pain physician in Taiwan, I have seen lots of patients who have suffered from wide varieties of acute and chronic pain. After years of visiting many specialists and trying all kinds of painkillers or other methods, some patients are still deeply devastated by their discomfort, and ultimately become seriously depressed because their pain has affected their physical strength, movement, mood, sleep and even their social life. But the painkillers they are given do not ease their pain to any satisfactory level, and what’s worse, many pain medications, including a few major brand-name prescription drugs, have serious side effects, some of which may even be life threatening.

I was lucky enough to attend a speech on “Nutritional Healing and Health” by Dr. Yu-Shiaw Chen in Tainan, Taiwan in early 2015. When I asked her opinions about the treatment of pain, she introduced the AIM Mag-nificence lotion to me. I knew almost instantly that it would be effective since I have read about the pain-relieving effects of magnesium. But at that time, I wondered what a lotion could do for my patients who have intractable chronic pain.

A week later, I gave it to one of my patients, an 88-year-old lady who had been bedridden with severe lower back pain because of lumbar spine degeneration and senile osteoporosis. Because of her advanced age and a heart problem, surgery was not an option for her. For several years, I had been trying hard to alleviate her suffering with many medications and some invasive procedures, but all the drugs combined and the procedures failed to work well on her and caused annoying side effects such as stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting and constipation. I told her to give the AIM Mag-nificence™ lotion a try as a last resort.

To my great amazement, when she visited me four weeks later, she walked slowly into my office with a quad cane instead of sitting on a wheelchair like before. She could barely control her excitement when she told me about what had happened to her. She said that she had rubbed the lotion on her back every day, and at first it did not feel good because it was too sticky on the skin. But after a week, she began to feel the decrease in the intensity of her pain. So she kept on using the lotion on her back and her feet as well. Her pain virtually decreased day by day, and she began to sit for long hours and walk short distances in the house which had been impossible for years. Eventually, like a miracle, the pain that had tortured her for so many years almost disappeared after four weeks. She and her family were so happy because she was able to move around on her own and could partially take care of herself with some daily activities. They were also happy she could gradually get rid of the drugs.

I would like to thank Dr. Yu-Shiaw Chen, AIM Chairman’s Club Director, for introducing this wonderful product to me and my patients. It really changed my patient’s life. So I would like to recommend it to all of you who have pain problems.

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Shared by Dr. Bing-Shuo Chen, An anesthesiologist and pain physician in Tainan, Taiwan

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

AIM Products and Whole Body Nutrition: A Brief Overview

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Whole Body Nutrition

Food choices are the most important element of a healthy lifestyle.  A diet rich in whole-foods, in fresh foods, in real foods can impact our lives more than almost anything else. The problem is, most of us are eating processed foods, sweetened foods or foods loaded with artificial flavors and chemicals. It has become a pandemic. That’s why we all must make a conscious choice to stop clamoring for convenience and instead choose to nourish our bodies with nutrients and vitamins from healthy foods.

Macronutrients:  Proteins, along with fats, water and carbohydrates are all examples of macronutrients.  Although they may have a variety of functions, they are usually consumed in mass quantities and provide the body with the bulk of its energy.

Related Product: ProPeas
ProPeas contains 12 g of clean, vegan protein per serving.  Not only does protein provide energy, but it also assists in weight management by improving satiety, building lean muscle mass and enhancing the metabolism.

The Vitamins and Their Basic Roles

Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients. Vitamins are fat- or water-soluble compounds.  Minerals are inorganic and retain their chemical structure.   Traces amounts of these substances are needed for general well-being, development and growth.

  • Vitamin A: vision, immune system, reproduction. Assists with heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs.
  • Vitamin C: wound healing, immune system, antioxidant
  • Vitamin D: bone health, muscle health, immune system, nervous system
  • Vitamin E: antioxidant, immune system, blood flow, cell interaction
  • Vitamin K: blood clotting, bone health, blood flow
  • The B Vitamins are a diverse group of vitamins that assist a number of bodily functions. However, they are most well-known for their roles in brain and nervous system health, metabolism and cardiovascular health.

Related Products:

Vitamin A: Just Carrots, BarleyLife, BarleyLife Xtra, LeafGreens, CoCoa LeafGreens

Vitamin C: BarleyLife Xtra, CalciAIM, Peak Endurance

Vitamin D: CalciAIM, Veggie D

Vitamin K: BarleyLife, BarleyLife Xtra, CoCoa LeafGreens, LeafGreens

B Vitamins: Peak Endurance

List of Major Minerals and Their Basic Roles

Calcium: bone health, muscles, nervous system, blood flow, hormones, enzymatic reactions

Iron: blood production, moving oxygen throughout the body, hormones, connective tissues

Magnesium: muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, electrolyte regulation, blood pressure as well as making protein, bone, and DNA.

Potassium: electrolyte regulation, nerve function, muscle control, and blood pressure.

Related Products:

Calcium: CalciAIM

Iron: CoCoa LeafGreens, LeafGreens

Magnesium: CalciAIM, Mag-nificence

Potassium: Red Rush, RediBeets

New Study: Magnesium Shows Promise for Improving Diabetes-Related Health Outcomes

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Magnesium plays a huge role in the day-to-day functions of the body. It strengthens your bones. It helps your heart to beat. It assists in the conversion of food to energy, and it also does a few hundred other things.  It’s very important, and yet the majority of mankind is deficient. (Somewhere between 60-80%).  Recently low levels of magnesium were linked to type 2 diabetes, but a new analysis published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Food Sciences has found that increased dietary magnesium intake is associated with favorable diabetes-related health outcomes.

Researchers looked at the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and compared people with adequate levels of magnesium to those who were magnesium deficient. The magnesium-imbued tended to have smaller waist circumferences, lower blood pressures and cholesterol levels.

From the report:

 Higher dietary intake of magnesium from food plus supplements was associated with significantly reduced odds ratios for elevated glycohemoglobin, metabolic syndrome, obesity, overweight or obesity, elevated waist circumference, elevated systolic blood pressure, reduced HDL and elevated C-reactive protein. Thus, there is a beneficial relationship between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related physiological outcomes in U.S. adults.

AIM provides both target-able topical magnesium  in Mag-nificence and tasty magnesium supplementation in CalciAIM for all your magnesium needs.

The Importance of Magnesium for Athletes

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Living Well recently spoke to  Ron and Lendy Murray, AIM’s magnesium experts, about how important it is for athletes to supplement with AIM’s Mag-nificence products.

How important is magnesium for athletes? 

RLM: Magnesium is the most important mineral that you can put on your body. Doctors and researchers will tell you that. When you put your body under stress of any kind, it drops into its magnesium stores. Athletes have depleted levels of magnesium because of the stress and sweating and, therefore, have the greatest need for magnesium. It is a huge cardiovascular mineral. Some researchers think that football players have more heart attacks than the general public due to magnesium deficiency. Mag-nificence is similar toRed Rush in terms of how they both promote cardiovascular health. The two should be used together.

We give Mag-nificence to marathon runners and others who workout. They won’t ever be without it. They get better performance and they recover faster.

 If you’re in sports, when is the best time or times to apply topical magnesium?

RLM: Before for you workout for sure and after. Have a bath in the salts and it helps to restore the body and build it back up. Magnesium provides healing. It goes right to the inflammation that causes the pain. People get freaked out because it works so fast.

We had a guy who jumped off a trailer at work. He tore the ligaments in his ankle. It swelled up so bad it looked like he had a softball in his sock. We were afraid that he wouldn’t be able to bear weight for three weeks. These guys are oil workers, skeptical. But we put the magnesium on his ankle and it went down in size until it was almost normal. After twenty minutes, he helped load a 300 lb pump. I Golfed with him three days later.

Are there any benefits to taking topical magnesium rather than ingesting it orally? 

RLM: Every oral magnesium supplement needs digestion to breakdown. You’ll only get a low percentage of that magnesium because your body just won’t absorb that much. If you take too much, it can cause diarrhea. Some magnesium supplements have warnings about kidney function.

Topically applied, magnesium goes through your skin. You get 100% of the magnesium. You get cellular magnesium right to the area where it needs to go. If you stretch a muscle or get cramps, you can spray it right on those areas. Spray it on and rub it in until it feels saturated. You can do that as often as you’d like.

The challenge is getting people to do it because they are used to eating and drinking everything. Stick it on your skin like a nicotine or medicine patch.

How often should an athlete take magnesium?

RLM: When it comes to the spray, they need to experiment and figure out what works for them.  My advice is to start their day and end their day with it. Take a bath. Soak their feet. Watch TV or read a book. Our kids are athletic and mostly just soak their feet. Some people aren’t into baths.

If people use Mag-nificence on a daily basis, they get more out of it. The physical body can’t operate optimally without magnesium. When you have adequate amounts, it makes everything work better. It promotes digestion and elimination.

Is there anything that can disrupt proper topical magnesium supplementation? 

RLM: There is nothing that can stand in the way of a topical magnesium supplement. People with thicker skin may need to apply a little more.

What is the future of Mag-nificence?

There’s a growing awareness among young people these days. They’re really taking care of themselves, even in their early twenties. They shop for what they want to eat and are buying more organic foods. They are willing to spend the extra money. We should be sharing Mag-nificence with these young people. Mag-nificence is the best magnesium product out there. They need to know this.

We’ve been with AIM for twenty-nine years. We’ve helped thousands of people. Mag-nificence is the most important product. That’s just a fact.

*testimonials should not be construed as results anyone can achieve

Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes

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Studies in the last few years have investigated magnesium’s ability to regulate insulin secretion and/or action, and this is why low levels of magnesium are commonly considered a risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Scientists at Brown University are now looking at ways to tailor nutritional therapy for diabetes based on several factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity and magnesium intake. Researchers hope to discover if certain genes found in differing populations influence the body’s ability to process or regulate magnesium.

Studies have already isolated genes in specific populations that decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, but they do not know how or if magnesium is a part of this process. Once they are able find the link, they plan to craft nutritional programs tailored to specific populations and even individuals.

Source: Science Daily 

We can’t control which genes we’re born with, but we can make sure that we get plenty of magnesium in our diets and topically with Mag-nificence and CalciAIM.

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Magnesium Has Gone Mainstream But So Has Magnesium Deficiency

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A recent story published on CNN.com proves that magnesium and magnesium deficiency have finally nabbed the spotlight of the mainstream media. CNN interviewed Dr, Danine Fruge the Associate Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida who reminds us that less than 25% of the US populace receives their daily allotment of magnesium.

Without magnesium your heart would not beat. It regulates muscle and nerve function. It’s involved in the production of DNA, protein and bone.  It’s an electrolyte so it helps move electricity through the body. It has a role in blood glucose control and blood pressure regulation. But most people aren’t aware they are lacking in this crucial micronutrient. Magnesium deficiency has been dubbed, “The invisible Deficiency” by medical experts.

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Magnesium was discovered by Joseph Black

The symptoms of magnesium deficiency are often hard to catch because A) the deficiency is hard to test for and b) deficiency is often a side effect of something more serious like an illness or alcoholism.  Side effects of low magnesium levels include: Leg cramps, numbness, seizures, foot pain, muscle twitches, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness. And if you run out of magnesium,  your calcium and potassium levels may also become depleted, leading to further health problems. (I recently wrote about what happens when you don’t get enough potassium on The Red Rush Blog).  Other more severe side effects include personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms and coronary spasms.

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In the CNN article, Dr. Fruge pinpoints the biggest threat to magnesium levels: Soda, caffeine and alcohol. Also, there are a lot of medications that deplete magnesium as well. (Talk your doctor).  (Think about your magnesium tonight as you celebrate the New Year).

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We also sell an oral source of Mg.

 Health Benefits of Magnesium:

For informational purposes only. Not to be construed medical advice. 

1. Cardiovascular Health:

A study out of Harvard published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found a link between higher intakes of magnesium and a 22% risk reduction of ischemic heart disease and a 30% risk reduction of cardiovascular disease. Another Harvard study found that magnesium may reduce the risk of stroke by 9%, and a scientific paper published in Europe reported that magnesium supplementation reduced blood pressure by 4 mmHG points systolic and three points diastolic.

2. Magnesium Reduces Inflammation Markers

Web MD:Adults who consume less than the recommended amount of magnesium are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers. Inflammation, in turn, has been associated with major health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Also, low magnesium appears to be a risk factor for osteoporosis.

3. Magnesium Is Used to Treat Constipation

That’s why it’s the active ingredient in most laxatives.

4. Diabetes

From Dr. OZ Blog

Perhaps the area where magnesium could have the biggest impact is in the prevention of diabetes: Scientists have proven that magnesium levels are low in people with diabetes; people with higher magnesium levels do not develop diabetes; and that supplementing with magnesium appears to help reverse pre-diabetes.

5. Eclampsia 

Magnesium sulfate is often used to treat pre-eclampsia.

6. Asthma 

Doctors are looking at magnesium as a way to treat asthma.