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In this Issue:

  1. Zinc Lozenges May Be Effective for Common Cold

  2. November ALTRUM News Online Now: Dealer Counts on ALTRUM Supplements for Better Mobility, Comfort in Joints

  3. October ALTRUM News: Dealer Credits ALTRUM Supplements for Clearer Vision, More Energy

  4. ALTRUM Supplements for the Common Cold

  5. AGGRAND Products for Natural and Organic Production



Zinc Lozenges May Be Effective for Common Cold

An article published in The Journal of Family Practice recommends that physicians advise patients to start taking zinc supplements (available as tablets, syrup, or lozenges) within 24 hours of the onset of a cold and implies that zinc tablets can simply be swallowed. They seem to have based their general recommendation on a Cochrane review in which the authors concluded that “zinc administered within 24 hours of onset of symptoms reduces the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people.”
 
Because of zinc’s antiviral properties, taking a well-formulated zinc cold remedy, such as zinc gluconate, at the onset of a cold can significantly reduce the cold’s duration and severity, according to a comprehensive review of medical research on the subject. However, the delivery method of zinc is critical to its effectiveness; certain additives can prohibit the zinc ions from being released, according to a recent article by Yael Halaas, M.D., in the Aternative Medicine online newsletter.
 
In the opinion of Dr. Halaas, the authors of the article and the Cochrane reviewers generalized too far — all the common cold treatment studies used zinc lozenges that dissolved slowly in the mouth, rather than (swallowed) zinc tablets or syrups. This is an extremely important difference because oral dissolution of throat lozenges over a 20- to 30-minute period allows ionic zinc (which has multiple properties of value in treating colds) to be locally absorbed and transported into the virally infected nose. Swallowed tablets offer no such benefit to the nasal tissues, Halaas wrote.
 
In the first study of zinc lozenges for common colds, published in 1984, Halaas and his colleagues showed that it was possible to shorten the duration of colds by seven days when zinc gluconate tablets (dietary supplements sold over the counter) were slowly dissolved in the mouth every two wakeful hours. The reduction in duration, as well as in symptom severity, is highly probable only if the tablets are used as throat lozenges, according to Halaas.
 



November ALTRUM News Online Now

Dealer Counts on ALTRUM Supplements for Better Mobility, Comfort in Joints

Dealer Steve Gruber has an easier time getting out of bed in the morning since he started using ALTRUM nutritional supplements. The 36-year-old from Stillwell, Okla. has crafted a nutritional supplements support program that helps him manage chronic discomfort in his knees and other joints. He also tells a story of how ALTRUM supplements helped him get on the road to healing after an injury.

The November issue also examines the benefits of antioxidants in the body, identifies common foods that supply these powerful cell protectors and features ALTRUM antioxidant-rich formulas.

Visit www.altrumonline.com to view the entire November issue of ALTRUM News


October ALTRUM News

Dealer Credits ALTRUM Supplements for Clearer Vision, More Energy

Dealer Stephen Devine’s personal health program has changed during the past 16 years while taking ALTRUM nutritional supplements. Devine started with a simple ALTRUM program that has evolved along with his changing nutritional needs. Read his inspirational story in the October issue. This issue also features information on the effects stress has on the body and ALTRUM supplements that can help ease those effects.

Visit www.altrumonline.com to view the entire October issue of ALTRUM News


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 www.altrumonline.com to review past issues of ALTRUM News. *




ALTRUM Supplements for the Common Cold

ALTRUM Cold Season Zinc Lozenges (DZL), Orange Juice Chewable C (DOJ) and Vitamin C-600 Formula With Rosehips (VB020) may aid the body in fighting off the effects of the common cold. Research shows the powerful antioxidant effects of vitamin C can improve the body’s immune system. Studies also show that zinc, especially taken in lozenge form, may have the ability to shorten the duration of a cold. *

Visit the ALTRUM website at www.altrumonline.com for in-depth information about these health-supporting supplements.



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 AltrumENews@amsoil.com 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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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 www.aggrand.com 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 www.altrumonline.com and www.aggrand.com. 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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