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In this Issue:

  1. Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

  2. January ALTRUM News Online Now: Sales Manager Gets Relief With ALTRUM Supplements

  3. December ALTRUM News: Dealer Makes New Choices to Regain Health

  4. Price Adjustments of Some ALTRUM Products Scheduled for February 2013

  5. AGGRAND Division Hosts Series of Meetings for Dealers

Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

Making the decision to exercise or not when you are sick depends on what the sickness is, according to WebMD, an online source for medical information. As an example, exercising with a cold may be OK, but if a fever is present, hitting the gym is not a good idea.
Exercising with a fever can further increase the body’s internal temperautre and can make you feel even worse, according to Lewis G. Maharam MD, a New York City-based sports medicine expert. He recommends sitting out the exercise if your temperature is 101 degrees Farenheit or more.
Coughing and/or chest congestion also indicate it’s a good time to take a break from exercise. Fatigue, widespread body and muscle aches and vomiting, upset stomach or stomach cramps also preclude exercise, according to experts.
The most important thing, regardless of the symptoms, is to pay attention to what your body tells you. If you don’t feel up to it, and all you want to do is get some rest, then that’s what your body needs. It’s vital to understand that pushing yourself to do a full, normal exercise routine when you’re ill will only stress the immune system even more and prolong the illness.
High-intensity exercise should be avoided when you’re sick, because intensive exercise boosts production of cortisol, a stress hormone that inhibits the activity of natural killer cells — a type of white blood cell that attacks and rids the body of viral agents.
The most important things to do when you’re ill are rest, take fluids, eat properly and take nutritional supplements that can help fortify the body.
The time away from your workout may give you the sense you’re slipping, but the sooner you recover the sooner you can get back to your regular routine.

January ALTRUM News Online Now

Sales Manager Gets Relief With ALTRUM Supplements

Eastern Regional Sales Manager Peter Markham tells the story of how he learned the benefits of ALTRUM supplements through his work at AMSOIL. Markham researched the supplements and their nutrients, talked with ALTRUM Manager Greg Sawyer, learned from co-workers who take the supplements and ultimately built a personal nutritional supplements program. Read about how he learned to beat the lingering effects of a cold in this issue of the newsletter. Some tips for aging better are found inside on pages two and three.

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December ALTRUM News Online

Dealer Makes New Choices to Regain Health

Stress, long hours and an unhealthy lifestyle resulted in chronic illness for Dealer Matt Konig of North Babylon, N.Y., a retired air traffic controller. Open heart surgery was the catalyst for him to change some of those habits. Read his story of renewed health in this issue.

The December issue also examines the importance of a healthy heart and the supplements that may help safeguard it.

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ALTRUM News brings you the most recent information on ALTRUM nutritional supplements and how good nutrition helps maintain youthful vigor, health and mobility – plus much more. Visit the ALTRUM website at to review past issues of ALTRUM News. *

Price Adjustments of Some ALTRUM Products Scheduled for February 2013

Some ALTRUM products will undergo price adjustments effective February 2013. Prices will increase slightly for Cold Season Zinc Lozenges, Orange Juice Chewable, Vitamin-C 600 and Superfood Lecithin. Prices will decrease slightly for A. J.’s Upliftment Formula, Daily Garlic Support, Ultra Omega-3 and Daily Enzyme Support. Prices remain the same for the other products in the ALTRUM line. Complete details of the price changes will be available in the February issue of ALTRUM News.

Your ALTRUM Story Could Earn You a Special Bonus

As a bonus for your submission of an ALTRUM testimonial, you may be eligible to receive a free six-pack of your favorite supplements. Send your submission by email to or mail hard copy to 925 Tower Ave., Superior, WI 54880. Be sure to include complete contact information for a follow-up interview. If your story is featured in the ALTRUM News, you will receive a six-pack of your favorite supplements as a gift from ALTRUM.

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All testimonials given about ALTRUM nutritional products are non-scientific reports and are not intended to draw any direct cause and effect link between discussed events or "results" and consuming the nutrients contained in the products described. Results are individual and will vary from person to person.


AGGRAND Presents Winter Training Meetings

AGGRAND is again conducting three winter training meetings. One already took place in Sacramento, Cailif. The other two are scheduled at the locations listed below. Registration is free and open to Dealers of all levels. Training materials and refreshments will be provided, and corporate staff will be on hand to conduct sessions in fertilizer basics, AGGRAND product selection and more. Meeting content will focus solely on AGGRAND. Dealers interested in expanding their profit potential through the AGGRAND product line are strongly encouraged to attend.
Preregistration two weeks in advance is recommended to ensure a place is reserved for you.
To register, click on the link below to complete the registration form.
Registration Form
January 26, 2013 - 1-5 p.m. – Portland, Ore.
Holiday Inn Portland Airport – 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, Ore. 97220

February 23, 2013 - 1-5 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
Crowne Plaza Columbus North – 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229

Fall 2012 AGGRAND News

AGGRAND News is a quarterly publication that offers detailed information on AGGRAND fertilizer use and application. It is available online at in the “Articles” section of the website. Access the AGGRAND archive back to 2001 through the "Updates" section. Most issues include testimonials from Dealers and customers and information on how they applied AGGRAND fertilizers. You’ll also find helpful growing tips and general horticulture information.

For the latest information on ALTRUM nutritional supplements and AGGRAND natural liquid fertilizers, visit their respective websites at and Check the websites regularly to get the most up-to-date information about all of the products in the ALTRUM and AGGRAND divisions.

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