CellWellness: Product Information
AIM CellWellness Restorer™ is a unique and natural bath additive that brings you the benefits of mineral spas.
According to archaeological evidence, balneology—using natural mineral waters for the treatment of disease—has been with us for more than 5,000 years. The Greeks and Romans used water and bathing as therapeutic tools. And it was the Romans who recognized the value of natural hot springs and developed elaborate aqueducts for transporting water from remote sources to bath complexes.
Several kinds of therapeutic baths are still recommended, including hot baths for pain relief and sleep, cold baths for fever, and kinetotherapeutic baths for damaged muscles, most notably from conditions such as polio, a viral disease that chiefly affects children and can result in muscular atrophy. Medicated baths, such as with Epsom salts to relieve inflammation, are common, and alkaline baths are promoted as being helpful in the treatment of arthritic conditions. The efficacy of mineral baths and the therapeutic effects of soaking in mineral water can only be taken from a historical overview as no published scientific research could be found to prove or disprove these claims. However, the value of mineral baths is evidenced by the worldwide growth of the spa industry.
All of us have experienced stress and the effects of stress in our daily lives. In fact, we often talk about being “stressed out.” Stress impacts every aspect of our lives, and for many of us, some stressors are those over which we have little or no control. Stressors are demands made upon the body and include physical and environmental factors, such as pollution, temperature extremes, and trauma; physiological factors, such as nutritional imbalance, gender, age, pain, lack of sleep, and chronic infections; and mental factors, such as emotional strain, anxiety, and depression. When stressed, the body behaves as if it is under attack. Physiological changes, including increased heartbeat, blood pressure, blood glucose, and secretion of adrenaline, as well as sweating, occur. This is known as the fight-or-flight reaction.
Hans Selye, an endocrinologist considered to be the father of modern stress research, showed that certain physical illnesses could develop as a result of the body’s inability to cope with stress (Selye 1978). Current thinking
suggests that stress contributes to cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, mental disorders, cancers, and metabolic disease.
In 1975, Selye said, “For each of us, we must gauge our stress carefully and know when and how to retreat from breaking point.” And most of us do develop patterns for coping with our stressors, including eating, sleeping, emotional outbursts, and so forth. However, most of these methods do not support good health. Some positive methods for helping to cope with stress and stressful conditions include relaxation techniques and lifestyle changes, such as increased exercise or activity, dietary changes, and supplementation.
AIM Cell Wellness Restorer™
AIM Cell Wellness Restorer™ is a unique and natural bath additive. It may help you cope with stress in two ways—first, by promoting relaxation when used in a bath or spa and second, by supplementing magnesium, which supports DHEA production, to combat stress and its negative affects.
AIM Cell Well Restorer™ is desalinated seawater that has undergone processing to concentrate minerals that are essential for the functioning of body cells. The concentrate is enhanced by the addition of unique crystals. The experiences of thousands of AIM Members with AIM Cell Wellness Restorer™ indicate that it provides a wide range of benefits.
Although it represents only 0.05 percent of body weight, magnesium is an essential macromineral. Magnesium is necessary for many metabolic functions in the body, including the production and transfer of energy at the cellular level, the contraction and relaxation of muscles, the conduction of nerve impulses, and the synthesis of protein. Magnesium, like calcium, is an earth alkali mineral. About 65 percent of the body’s magnesium is stored in the bones and teeth. The remaining 35 percent is contained in the blood, fluids, and tissues. Significant amounts of magnesium are present in the heart. It is estimated that 72 percent of Americans are magnesium-deficient, and the Gallup Survey identified that consumers are largely unaware of the importance of
magnesium. Magnesium consumption seems to decrease with age; therefore, deficiency becomes a particular problem for the elderly. Hard water can be a valuable source of magnesium.
Dietary imbalances in Western society have contributed to magnesium deficiency. The high intake of fats and refined foods and the consumption of soft water, alcohol, caffeine, and excess sugar are all linked to a deficiency of available magnesium. Diuretics, antibiotics, chemotherapy, and immunosuppressive drugs increase the risk of magnesium deficiency. The early symptoms of magnesium deficiency include fatigue, anorexia, insomnia, and muscle twitching. Psychological changes include decreased learning ability, poor memory, and apprehension. Recent studies indicate that angina symptoms are more common with deficient magnesium levels. Diabetics are commonly magnesium-deficient, and it is thought that magnesium deficiency accounts for hypokalemia (too little potassium in the blood), hypocalcemia (too little calcium in the blood), and cardiovascular complications. When magnesium deficiency exists, stress paradoxically increases the risk of cardiovascular damage (Seelig 1994). Magnesium deficiency therefore intensifies the adverse reactions to
stress, which can have life-threatening outcomes. There is suggestive evidence that magnesium deficiency contributes to sudden cardiac death.
Benefits of magnesium
A multicenter, placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized study on the preventive properties of magnesium for migraine found that high doses of magnesium were effective (Peikert 1996). Several studies have looked at
the efficacy of magnesium with regard to metabolism and metabolic disorders such as diabetes; studies have shown that the administration of magnesium to Type II diabetics tended to reduce insulin resistance. The muscle-relaxing
effects of magnesium also makes it helpful in the treatment and management of asthma.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a naturally occurring precursor of estrogen and testosterone. It is a hormone and is present in both men and women. DHEA levels peak at the age of 20 and decrease progressively with advancing age. Meaningful levels of DHEA do not appear in foods. And it is thought that certain people do not synthesize enough DHEA. DHEA plays a role in the immune system. Low levels of DHEA are associated with ill health (Inlander
1998). Ongoing current research (Casson 2000) indicates that supplementation with DHEA shows significant improvement in functioning of the reproductive system, cardiovascular system, and metabolism. DHEA appears to increase muscle strength and lean body mass, activate the immune system, and enhance the subjective quality of life.
Effects of reduced DHEA levels
Although DHEA is the most abundant hormone in the body, there is significant decline in levels after the age of 20 to 30 years. By the age of 65, output drops to 10 to 20 percent of optimum levels. Prolonged periods of stress results in lowered levels of DHEA as DHEA and cortisol, a hormone produced during the fight-or-flight reaction, have an inverse and adversarial relationship.
DHEA affects every system, organ, and tissue in the body. Therefore, declining levels of DHEA result in a multitude of disease profiles. Studies suggest that the lower a person’s DHEA level, the greater the risk of death from age-related diseases. Low levels of DHEA have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus (van Vollenhoven 1995). Certain cancers, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease have been associated with low levels of DHEA (Inlander 1998). Insulin-dependent diabetics are reported to have low levels of DHEA.
Benefits of increased DHEA levels
Numerous studies have been undertaken to establish the benefits of DHEA supplementation; however, many have produced inconclusive results. Published works relate the value of DHEA in regard to aging, male reproductive function, and the immune response. A long-term study of men who had received 50 mg of DHEA per day demonstrated significant improvement in all the markers of immune function, including an average 45 percent increase in monocytes, 29 percent increase in antibody-making B lymphocytes, and a 20 percent increase in T lymphocytes. DHEA was also found to increase the production of insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1). An uncontrolled study confirmed the benefit of 50 to 200 mg per day for people with systemic lupus erythematosus (van Vollenhoven 1998).
DHEA improves the sense of well-being, and although many of the studies claiming this are anecdotal, the effect is nonetheless experienced by the persons concerned.
According to research, DHEA supplementation is associated with the following:
Reduction in the risk of a fatal cardiac episode
Modulation of the immune response
Improvement in the stress response
Mediation in autoimmune diseases
Improvement in male reproductive function
- Casson, P.R., M.S. Lindsay, M.D. Pisarska, S.A. Carson, and J.E. Buster. “Dehydroepiandrosterone Supplementation Augments Ovarian Stimulation in Poor Responders.” Human Reproduction 15, no. 10 (October 2000): 2,129-32.
- Peikert, A., C. Wilimzig, and R. Kohne-Volland. “Prophylaxis of Migraine with Oral Magnesium:
Results from a Prospective, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled and Double-Blind Randomized Study.
Cephalalgia 16, no. 4 (June 1996): 257-263.
- Inlander, Charles B. The People’s Medical Society Men’s Health and Wellness Encyclopedia. New York:
- Seelig, MS. “Consequences of Magnesium Deficiency on the Enhancement of Stress Reactions; Preventive
and Therapeutic Implications (a Review).” Journal of the American College of Nutrition 13, no. 5 (1994):
- Selye, H. The Stress of Life. New York: McGraw Hill, 1978.
- Van Vollenhoven, R.F., E.G. Engleman, and J.L. McGuire. “Dehydroepiandrosterone in Systemic
Lupus Erythematosus. Arthrit Rheum 39 (1995): 1,826-31.
- Van Vollenhoven, R.F., L.M. Morabito, E.G. Engleman, and J.L. McGuire. “Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Dehydroepiandrosterone: Fifty Patients Treated for Up to Twelve Months. Journal of Rheumatology 25 (1998): 285-89.
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