AIM Herbal Release ® for Immune System Health.

AIM HERBAL RELEASE ™

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Packaging: 120-count tablets

Herbal Release for immune supportAIM Herbal Release ® is an Immuno Health product. The complete Immuno Health line consists of AIM EarthWise ® , AIM Proancynol 2000 ® , and AIM Herbal Release ® . Use these products to help yourself maintain immuno-respiratory health.

The immune system is the army that protects us from invaders. It extends throughout the body and protects us from bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. When the immune system is healthy, we are healthy. An important but often unconsidered part of the immune system is the lymphatic system. AIM Herbal Release ® helps support this vital part of the immune system.

The lymphatic system
The lymphatic system consists of the lymphoid or­gans, which are spread throughout the body. These are the bone marrow, thymus, lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, and spleen, as well as the adenoids and tonsils. The lymphatic system and lymphoid organs get their name because they are involved with the growth, de­velopment, and deployment of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are key to the immune system.

The lymphatic system plays the central role in building immune response. It enables the body to rid itself of bacteria and viruses, filters foreign substances and cell debris from the blood, and produces lymphocytes. It removes toxins that originated in the environment and toxic waste products that our cells produce as part of their metabolism. If these toxins are not removed, they can build up in the blood and eventually poison us.

Bone marrow

Bone marrow is the soft tissue in the center of all the bones in the body. It produces both red and white blood cells. The white blood cells created in the bone mar­row can be further divided into two types: lymphocytes and phagocytes. These two types of white blood cells are the immune system's frontline fighters. The bone marrow also houses the lymphocytes known as B cells until they reach maturity. B cells fight disease by se­creting antibodies into the body fluid. These antibodies fight bacteria and viruses.

Thymus

The thymus is located near the top of the lungs and behind the breast bone. It is a key to immune response. Lymphocytes known as T cells get their name from the thymus because after the bone marrow produces them they are passed on to the thymus, which fosters their development. T cells both regulate immune response and attack infected or malignant body cells. The thy­mus also acts as the central clearing house of immune response, passing lymphocytes into the lymphatic sys­tem, which transports them to where they are needed.

Lymphatic vessels

The lymphatic vessels are the arteries that carry white blood cells throughout the body. White cells also can travel in the blood, but the lymphatic vessels are bet­ter equipped to transport the waste materials that the white blood cells pick up. Like small creeks that empty into larger and larger rivers, the lymphatic vessels feed into larger and larger channels. At the base of the neck they merge and their contents are discharged into the bloodstream, which carries the waste to the kidneys for processing and removal from the body.

Lymph nodes and spleen

Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped stopping points that are spread throughout the body. They are "wait stations" for white blood cells to congregate until they are needed to fight an invading pathogen. Clumps of lymphoid tissue are found in most parts of the body, especially in the linings of the digestive tract and the airways and lungs-all the places where pathogens can enter the body. These lymphatic tissues include the tonsils, adenoids, and appendix. The spleen also con­tains special compartments where white blood cells gather and work.

All told, the lymphatic system is composed of liter­ally hundreds of miles of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes. It is key to the elimination of waste products generated throughout the body. Dead cells, one of the major components of this waste, collect in the lymph nodes, where they are passed on to the blood­stream, which in turn delivers them to the lungs, kidneys, colon, and skin for elimination from the body. Together, all of the organs that make up the lymphatic system work to protect us from disease and illness.

Today, with the explosion in popularity of altemative medicine, many of us are aware of how herbs may be used for specific purposes. We all know that aloe vera is used for skin care, that soy and black cohosh im support menopause, and that ginkgo biloba may prove memory.

The 12 herbs in AIMHerbal ReleaseTM also work together for a specific purpose, although it is not a purpose well-known to most. They work together to promote lymphatic health.

How to use AIM Herbal Release ® Take 1 to 2 tablets per day. Take with other AIM products or with meals based on personal prefer­ence. You may take more or less depending on your needs.

Pregnant of nursing women should consult a health practitioner before using AIMHerbal ReleaseTM.

Shelf life is 3 years, unopened. Close tightly after opening and store in cool, dry, dark place (70­oF; 20-23.8oC). Do not refrigerate.

Q&A
What is the lymphatic system and why is it important?
The lymphatic system consists of the bone marrow, thymus, lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, and spleen, as well as the adenoids, and tonsils. These organs are necessary for the removal of waste from the body and the function of the immune system.

What is AIM Herbal Release ® ?
AIMHerbal ReleaseTM is an herbal lymphatic cleanser. It may also help with bowel regularity.

Should I take AIM Herbal Release ® daily?
The needs of each individual vary. Some people believe it is useful to take AIM Herbal Release ® daily for a short period of time (for instance, one month). Oth­ers use it regularly as part of their overall health maintenance program. However, AIM Herbal Release ® should be used daily during the period of supplemen­tation that you choose to use it (as opposed to taking it twice a week or just whenever you feel like using it). There is no problem with daily use of AIMHerbal ReleaseTM from a safety point of view.

May I take AIMHerbal ReleaseTM with other AIM products?
Yes, you may. Many Members take it with AIM Herbal Release ® to get complete detoxification effects.

What is the difference between AIM Herbal Release ® and AIM Herbal Fibreblend ® ?
As noted, AIM Herbal Release ® is a lymphatic cleanser. It specifically targets immune system health. AIM Herbal Fiberblend ® provides overall detoxification and is also a good source of fiber. As noted above, many Mem­bers take AIM Herbal Release ® with AIM Herbal Fiberblend ® to achieve comprehensive detoxification.

Are there any side effects?
Some people have experienced cramping. If this is the case, take AIM Herbal Release ® with meals or with AIM Herbal Fiberblend ® .

The herbs in AIM Herbal Release ®

Each herb in AIM Herbal Release ® was carefully selected for its ability to work with the lymphatic system to produce a positive cell environment. In doing so, AIM Herbal Release ® provides benefits not currently avail­able in any other herbal formulation.

Suggested Reading
Castleman, Michael. The Healing Herbs. Emmaus, PA: The Rodale Press, 1991.

Dobelis, Inge, Ed. Magic and Medicine of Plants. Pleasantville, NY. The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1986.

HerbalGram. Quarterly magazine available from the Herb Re­search Foundation. Up-to,date science and research on herbs. Phone: 512-926-4900. Fax: 512-926,2345.

Lust, John. The Herb Book. New York: Bantam Books, 1974.

Ody, Penelope. The Complete Medicinal Herbal. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1993.

Pizzomo, Joseph, and Michael Murray. A Textbook of Natural Medicine. Seattle, WA: John Bastyr College I Publications, 1985. (Updated quarterly)

Santillo, Humbart, N.D. Natural Healing ufith Herbs. Prescott, AZ: The Hohm Press, 1984. (10th edition, 1993.)

Websites
www.all-natural.com/herbindx.html (Herbal Reference Library)

http://chili.rt66.com/hrbmoore/HOMEPAGE/HomePage.html (Southwest School of Botanical Medicine)

www.botanical.com/botanical/mgnih/mgmh.html (A Modern Herbal)

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