Depression & DHA

May help with depression, memory, concentration and
vision.

What is DHA?

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an essential fatty acid (EFA). EFAs are called “essential” because we must obtain them from diet. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fish oil. EFAs are necessary for good health, and DHA is a wellknown key to a healthy nervous system.

It is the building block of the brain – 60 percent of the brain is fat, and DHA is the most abundant fat in the brain and the retina. It plays a role in the structural development of retinal, neural, and synaptic membranes. DHA is essential in communication between the brain and nervous system. It plays a role in the cell membrane. Without DHA and other fatty acids, communication within this system can break down or become less effective.

The body’s ability to synthesize DHA, which is limited in all people, may decline with age. We get some DHA in our diets, but vegetarians might get less. Rich sources of DHA are red meats, animal organs and eggs. Research indicates that low levels of DHA may be involved in a number of health problems relating to the nervous system.

Depression

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition presents research indicating that omega-3 fatty acids, specifically DHA, may reduce the risk of depression. The authors associate the increase in depression in the past century with the decline in consumption of DHA. They also note that there are lower rates of major depression in societies that consume large amounts of fish, a key dietary source of DHA.

AIM GinkgoSense combines ginkgo biloba, bilberry, lutein, zeaxanthin, and DHA in a synergistic product to maintain your neuro health.

Check out AIM GinkgoSense at www.AimForBalance.com

Reference:  AIM GinkgoSensedata sheet

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

Protect Your Heart

Protective Steps for Your Heart

Eat a balanced diet low in cholesterol, sodium, saturated fats, and trans fats and rich in whole grains, vegetables, and healthy fats.

This is the first step in managing your weight, keeping your blood pressure down, controlling your blood sugar levels, and lowering your cholesterol.

Although cholesterol intake from the diet does count, most of the cholesterol in your blood is actually produced by your own liver when you are stressed, so managing your stress levels is very important. Furthermore, regular exercise is extremely beneficial for heart health.

The next step is smart supplementation with AIM CellSparc 360, a combination of plant-derived coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), fish oil, and tocotrienols (vitamin E) for proven cardiovascular support. Their synergistic action results in the ultimate heart health supplement to ensure adequate energy production at the cellular level.

To produce its cellular energy source, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body must have coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is found in cell membranes and in the mitochondria—energy factories of the cells. However, our bodies produce less CoQ10 as we age, so supplementation is crucial.

Therefore, CellSparc 360 helps to support and maintain cardiovascular health by providing CoQ10.

According to an article in the American Journal of Cardiology, coenzyme Q10 is “an essential cofactor for mitochondrial energy production.” To spark your cells, increase your energy levels, and maintain overall health, supplement with CoQ10. Small amounts of CoQ10 are found in some foods (e.g., spinach, broccoli, some vegetable oils, animal organs, and some types of fish), but it can be reduced or destroyed by cooking or refining.

The liver can manufacture CoQ10 but is unable to produce enough if the body is deficient in any essential enzymes or cofactors— such as vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12, C, or folate. Furthermore, stress and pollution deplete CoQ10 from our tissues, and aging makes CoQ10 production even more difficult.

Key Benefits and Features:

  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Helps maintain healthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels
  • Increases energy production at the cellular level
  • Helps maintain gum health
  • Quick absorption into the bloodstream
  • Provides a potent antioxidant
  • Contains 60 mg of plant-derived coenzyme Q10, 100 mg of Palm oil providing 30 mg of tocotrienol/ tocopherol complex, and 238.8 mg of fish oil per capsule
  • No artificial flavors or fillers
  • No harsh solvents used in coenzyme Q10 extraction process
  • More than 15 years of safe and beneficial use by AIM Members
  • 30 softgel capsules
  •   GLUTEN – FREE CERTIFIED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reference:  AIM CellSparc 360® Data Sheet
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Vitamin D powerhouse in AIM’s Veggie D

All Natural Vitamin D

A vitamin D powerhouse

An exciting new ingredient and an exciting new taste have come together to form the new Veggie D™ from The AIM Companies!

A vitamin D powerhouse, Veggie D derives its D from an all-natural source never before found in a beverage: shiitake and button mushrooms.

Combined with a blend of twelve vegetables and lycopene-rich tomatoes, the mushrooms give Veggie D™ a savory taste — smooth and rich in a beverage concentrate or hearty and full-flavored in a soup or sauce.

The new Veggie D™ is unlike any other vitamin D product you can find, and it gives this product lineup a savory, satisfying taste treat.

The Science Behind The Product:  Few companies can boast an all-natural, food source of vitamin D. And none can say their D comes from both shiitake and button mushrooms. 

The AIM Companies is the first.  Veggie D™ provides 500 International Units (IU) of vitamin D per serving, 126 percent of the Daily Recommended Intake (US). The AIM Companies™ chose mushrooms as a source of vitamin D2 over animal sources of vitamin D3, which are primarily derived from lanolin or sheep wax.

Wild mushrooms naturally create vitamin D2 when exposed to sunlight. Commercially grown mushrooms are grown in the dark and only contain a minimal amount of vitamin D. AIM’s mushrooms are exposed to UVB light, which simulates natural sunlight exposure. After this short exposure to UVB light, the mushrooms are dried and milled into powder.

The Nutrition Benefits of Veggie D™:  With 500 IU of vitamin D per serving, Veggie D™ is an ideal source of this essential vitamin and one of the healthiest alternatives available.  The importance of this sunshine vitamin is growing as research mounts as to vitamin D’s benefits for osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer and several autoimmune diseases.

The most commonly known benefit of vitamin D is that it aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones.

In addition, it works in the body to modulate cell growth, boost immune function and reduce inflammation. Many cells have vitamin D receptors. This explains the vitamin’s many benefits.

Deficiencies in D are common due to lack of sun exposure and the few naturally-occurring whole-food sources of the vitamin. Such deficiencies can lead to heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Without D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Upwards of forty million adults in the United States have or are at risk for osteoporosis, which is most often associated with poor calcium intake and absorption. Children must be careful, too, as a vitamin D deficiency may result in rickets, a disease of the bones.

Veggie D’s other nutritional calling card is lycopene, a pigment that gives tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables their red color. Lycopene acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting against free radical damage.

The most common association with lycopene is with the prostate. Several studies have shown that lycopene helps lower the risk of prostate cancer and may increase energy.

Its antioxidant properties also help with reducing bad cholesterol and protecting against infertility, osteoporosis, and eye diseases.

The Savory Taste of Veggie D™

Veggie D™ has a savory, hearty taste. The vegetable and tomato mix lends a robust flavor that works well as a nutritious beverage, a complementary mix-in or a tasty ingredient in foods.

On its own, Veggie D™ has a rich taste with veggie ingredients that pop. Combined with other AIM vegetable concentrates like BarleyLife or the garden Trio, Veggie D™ complements the products.

Try Veggie D™ in a multitude of different ways in the kitchen — as a soup, a sauce, or an ingredient in a variety of dishes. Here are just a few foods that could do with a sprinkle of Veggie D™:

  • Hearty soups
  • Pasta sauces
  • Salads

Whether you try Veggie D for its savory taste, its vitamin D delivery, or its fourteen natural food ingredients, you won’t be disappointed.

For more information or to order products, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

Reference:  AIM Living Well magazine May 2012

 

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pH and AIM BarleyLife

Super Green Plant Enzymes

AIM BarleyLife Helps Balance your Body's pH

Our cells cannot function efficiently if the pH (which measures acidity and alkalinity) is not in a narrow range. Many foods are acidifying, and when we consume too many of them, the acid-alkaline balance is upset. Green barley grass contains the alkalizing minerals potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals neutralize acidic materials and can help maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.

In 1964, only 1 person in 214 contracted Cancer. Today it is 1 in 3 females and 1 in 2 males. The determining factor between health and disease is pH. It is not uncommon for the average American to test between 4 pH to 5 pH.

Oxygen levels in the body are directly related to pH.   Research has proven that disease cannot survive in an alkaline state, however, viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, Candida and Cancer cells thrive in a low oxygen, / low pH environment.  There are two factors that are ALWAYS present with cancer no matter what else may be present. Those two factors are Acid pH and Lack of Oxygen.

AIM BarleyLife: has a strong alkalizing effect, which helps keep the ratio between acidity and alkalinity in our body fluids balanced.   Green barley leaves contain a multitude of    enzymes. Enzymes are essential for the thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body, including the absorption of digested nutrients.  To order AIM BarleyLife,Go to http://www.theaimcompanies.com/products/barleylife/powder_and_capsules.aspx?prodcode=5809E&lid=691954

Chlorophyll has been studied for its potential in stimulating tissue growth and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with oxygen supply. A remarkable similarity has been found between chlorophyll and the red pigment in the blood. According to an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, chlorophyll fed to laboratory animals reduces absorption of three dietary carcinogens.

Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays an important role in growth and development,    immune functions, red blood cell production, reproduction, and the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes.  The vitamin A in BarleyLife is beta-carotene, which is the most efficient of the carotenoids for conversion to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is also an important antioxidant known to protect cells.

Folic acid helps produce and maintain new cells—it is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells.  Folic acid in BarleyLife helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.                                                                                                                                                                                      References:  AIM BarleyLife data sheet 2011

 

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AIM BarleyLife Products

BarleyLife Xtra powder

Great taste, amazing nutrients!

AIM BarleyLife capsules• 280 vegetarian capsules / 40 servings• Provides a full spectrum of nutrients• Capsules dissolve rapidly for excellent assimilationand absorption• Great for travelers and people “on the go”• Free of animal products, soy, and wheat.

AIM BarleyLife Sample Packs— in convenient single servingsAIM’s Sample Packs come in handy, resealable pouches containing six single servings of BarleyLife or BarleyLife Xtra. Heading out on vacation or just a quick trip somewhere? Want to share BarleyLife with someone? Looking for a handy way to carry some BarleyLife as you go about your day? The single serving Sample Packs are the answer.

AIM BarleyLifeXtra powder— when taste makes all the differenceBarleyLife Xtra is a delightful, cherry-apple flavored green barley juice powder with 18 different fruits and vegetables. With only one gram of sugar per serving, BarleyLife Xtra provides a healthy, nourishing alternative to the plethora of sugar-filled drinks available today. Children and adults alike enjoy this smooth, pleasant drink. • 9.03 oz (256 g) powder / 57 servings• Provides a full spectrum of nutrients• No artificial sweetener, coloring, or preservatives• Free of animal products, soy, and wheat• Each 4.5 g serving of BarleyLife Xtra contains 4 g BarleyLife• Great source of vitamin C—a 4.5 g serving contains 34 percent of the Recommended Daily Intake.

For more information or to order products, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

 

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Folic Acid

Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. Folic acid is a form of folate that is found in some foods and also in supplements. Folic acid helps produce and maintain new cells—it is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells. This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy.

Research has shown that women who take folic acid before and during pregnancy have a 70 percent reduction in incidents of spina bifida and other neural tube defects. Folic acid also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. Both adults and children need folate to make normal red blood cells and prevent anemia.

Three servings a day of AIM BarleyLife provide over 30 percent of your RDI of folic acid.

For more information or to order products, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

 

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Beta-carotene

Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays an important role in vision, growth and development, immune functions, red blood cell production, reproduction, and the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes.

Vitamin A can be found in two main forms in foods: • Retinol from animal and synthetic sources• Carotenes that are synthesized by plantsThe vitamin A in BarleyLife is beta-carotene, which is the most efficient of the carotenoids for conversion to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is also an important antioxidant known to protect cells. Beta-carotene has been linked to the maintenance of ocular, cardiovascular, and immune health. AIM BarleyLife is a great source.

For more information or to order products, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

 

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Alkalinity (pH)

Green barley grass has a strong alkalizing effect, which helps keep the ratio between acidity and alkalinity in our body fluids balanced. Our cells cannot function efficiently if the pH (which measures acidity and alkalinity) is not in a narrow range. Most processed foods are acidifying, and when we consume too many of them, the acid-alkaline balance is upset. Green barley grass contains the alkalizing minerals potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals neutralize acidic materials and can help maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.

For more information or to order products, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

Order an AIM pH Test Kit (5488E US) to determine whether your body is acidic or alkaline.

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

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Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)

Whole Body Nutrition

AIM BarleyLife: Green barley leaves contain a multitude of enzymes. Enzymes are essential for the thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body, including the absorption of digested nutrients. The enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a powerful antioxidant thought to slow the rate of cell destruction by providing a defense against free radicals, especially the most prolific free radical, superoxide. Superoxide free radicals are thought to be responsible for the breakdown of synovial fluid that leads to the inflammatory response in joints. Much of the current clinical research on SOD is focused on arthritis, bursitis, and gout. SOD is heat sensitive, and it is considered to be a measurement of overall enzymatic activity. If SOD is present in a food in an active state, it can be concluded that the other enzymes in the food are also present in an active state. Enzymes are not found in processed and cooked foods.

For more information or to order products, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

 

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Lutonarin and Saponarin

Lutonarin (7-O-GIO) and saponarin (7-O-GIV) serve as very powerful antioxidants. Lutonarin is the superior antioxidant of the two and is found in high concentrations in AIM BarleyLife. Research in New Zealand has observed that lutonarin and saponarin content in barley leaves increases with UV exposure. This indicates they may provide antioxidant protection against environmental stresses.

For more information or to order products, go to  www.aimforbalance.com

Reference: AIM data sheet 2011

 

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