Aim for Health
The immune system is the army that protects us from invaders. It extends throughout all
body systems and is linked to our brain and affected by our state of mind. It protects us
from bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Its basic strategy is simple: recognize the enemy
and attack. The immune system is perhaps the "most important" body system when
considering living well and maintaining good health. A healthy immune system can meet all
Unique combination of powerful antioxidants:
In laboratory studies presented at a September 1997 meeting of the American Chemical Society, EGCG proved to be 100 times more effective at neutralizing free radicals than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E.
Research does suggest that this antioxidant power may translate into helping to maintain immunity. In animal studies conducted in Japan in the early 1990s, green tea polyphenols increased activation of macrophages, B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes, and natural killer cells. All of these are white blood cells, which are the "foot soldiers" of the immune system.
Even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published articles on green tea. The March 1996 issue of the FDA Consumer states that "recent studies do show some evidence that polyphenols—chemicals in tea with antioxidant and other biochemical properties—may, in fact, have value in protecting against some serious ailments." (FDA Consumer 30, no. 2 )
In a review of the benefits of the OPCs found in grape seed extract, Bombardelli and Morazzoni (Fitoterapia 66, no. 4 ) note that OPCs’ antioxidant effects are generally credited for their other benefits. The authors note that these include an antimutagenic effect; that is, they inhibit the mutation of DNA. The authors point out that chronic degenerative diseases are believed to be a result of environmental mutagens (substances that cause mutation). OPCs may be able to counter these mutagens.
OPCs also have "cosmetic" value. They protect collagen and elastin, which are an important part of the makeup of skin. It is the interlacing of collagen and elastin which gives skin its strength, elasticity, and smoothness. When these two substances are damaged, the skin loses elasticity—the result can be wrinkles. OPCs help restore damaged collagen and elastin and protect them against further damage. You could say that OPCs are an oral cosmetic to keep skin healthy.
Clinical trials in Europe have indicated that NAC may also offer protection against the flu and flulike symptoms.
NAC provides benefits because it helps increase the levels of one of the body’s most important and most powerful antioxidants: glutathione. The body itself produces glutathione to help it deal with the free radicals generated as part of our own metabolism. N-acetylcysteine is used by the body to create more of this powerful and indispensable antioxidant.
Research into NAC also indicates that it may enhance the production of human T-cells, an important part of the immune system.
Alpha-lipoic acid also works with other antioxidants to boost their levels. When you take alpha-lipoic acid, you are also increasing your levels of vitamins C and E, glutathione, and coenzyme Q10.
Alpha-lipoic acid is especially powerful as an anti-aging substance. Aging can be described as a process that reduces the number of healthy cells in the body. The major factors in reducing healthy cells are free radical damage and glycation.
Glycation is the process in which protein in the body reacts with excess blood sugar (glucose). This damage is as detrimental to our health as that caused by free radicals. Alpha-lipoic acid may keep blood sugar under control, which reduces glycation, and thus slows the aging process. Both free radicals and glycation affect the appearance of proteins found in the skin. Thus, a secondary benefit of alpha-lipoic acid (and all antioxidants) is that we look "young for our age."
Rosemary extract is increasingly under scrutiny for its antioxidant properties. Like other antioxidants, it inhibits and fights free radicals. Recent studies show that rosemary extract, and its constituents carnosol and ursolic acid, enhances the activity of enzymes that can detoxify carcinogens: animal studies show that the extract results in an increase in glutathione-S-transferase, one of these enzymes. Other animal studies have indicated a beneficial effect on the promotion of skin and mammary tumors.
Lycopene, an antioxidant carotenoid found in abundance in tomatoes, has been found to be twice as effective as beta carotene and 100 times more effective than vitamin E in counteracting the free radical singlet oxygen. Singlet oxygen is a dangerous free radical. Lycopene first received attention when it was discovered that it significantly reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer.
When the antioxidant vitamin E disables free radicals, it becomes a minor free radical. Both vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid convert the radical form of vitamin E back to its antioxidant-self. However, when vitamin C recycles vitamin E, it changes to a free radical. Alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione can both "recycle" vitamin C back into a potent antioxidant.
Glutathione not only recycles vitamin C, but is the cells’ primary antioxidant. According to Lester Packer, Ph.D., maintaining high levels of glutathione is critical for life—low glutathione levels are a marker for death at an early age. Glutathione diminishes as we age and cannot be boosted significantly through supplements.
N-acetylcysteine is used by the body to manufacture glutathione, and alpha-lipoic acid regenerates glutathione, ensuring that the body has an adequate supply. Selenium is part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which recycles glutathione.
OPCs also play a role in cycling as they sacrifice themselves in order to neutralize harmful free radicals within the body. In doing so, they make it possible for vitamins C and E and selenium to do less "antioxidant" work, allowing these nutrients to perform their other functions in the body.
You can see how the ingredients found in AIM Proancynol 2000™ work together to provide optimum free radical protection.
Anyone who is concerned with overall health and a healthy immune system. AIM Proancynol 2000™ is especially suited to those who have a lifestyle that may generate more free radicals than normal. This would include living in polluted environments, smoking, or participating in extensive exercise (exercise creates free radicals).
Is there anyone who should not take AIM Proancynol 2000™?
There are no known safety considerations concerning the ingredients in AIM Proancynol 2000™. However, due to the alpha-lipoic acid present, diabetics should monitor their blood sugar levels. Pregnant women and people who are using other medications or who have serious health problems should always consult their health practitioners when adding new substances to their diet.
Does the green tea extract contain caffeine?
The green tea used in AIM Proancynol 2000™ is decaffeinated using a water filtration-decaffeination process. Like all decaffeinated products, some amounts of caffeine remain.
What can you tell me about the ingredients found in AIM Proancynol 2000™?
The extracts (green tea, grape seed, and rosemary) are obtained by using an alcohol and water extraction process. Although the original plants are not organically grown, any impurities that were present in the raw materials are not present in the finished product. The grape seeds are derived from both red and white grapes. The rosemary is standardized to 6 percent carnosic acid. The alpha-lipoic acid is derived from potatoes.
This is what happens to us. Our bodies continuously produce free radicals, which are our sparks. These sparks are multiplied because of the foods we eat and the environment in which we live. When too many free radicals are created, they can result in damage—many of today’s most frequent diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, cataracts, and immune disorders are due to free radicals.
Antioxidants serve as our grill, extinguishing free radicals before they can damage us.
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