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In this Issue:

  1. The Importance of Probiotics After Antibiotics

  2. September ALTRUM News Online Now

  3. August ALTRUM News: Dealer: ‘I’ve Really Come a Long Way’

  4. Vitamin E Supplement No Longer Available

  5. Bumper Tomato Crop at AGGRAND Food Plot

The Importance of Probiotics After Antibiotics

It’s a common practice to take antibiotics when a nasty cold turns into a secondary bacterial infection or as a preventative measure after surgery or some other injury. After all, who wants to risk a serious bacterial infection when it could be easily avoided? Antibiotics are great at what they do; they kill bacteria. Unfortunately, they can’t discriminate between good bacteria and bad bacteria.

Good Bacteria Bring Overall Health, Well-being

More than 100 trillion good bacteria in the body play a vital role in overall health and well-being, particularly to immune function and digestion. Antibiotic treatments destroy many of these bacteria and therefore must be quickly replenished. The best way to do this is by consuming probiotics, which contain live bacteria that will repopulate the gut.
Because the immune system is compromised after taking a course of antibiotics, it is important not to neglect the good bacteria to avoid the risk of reinfection. One way to help maintain a balance of good bacteria is to begin taking probiotics while taking antibiotics; however, one should wait at least a few hours after taking a dose of antibiotics to take a dose of probiotics.

Probiotic Foods and Supplements

Probiotics exist in various food products like yogurt and are found in particularly high concentrations in kefir. For most people who don’t have access to raw milk, store-bought (pasteurized) kefir and yogurt still contain a fair amount of probiotics.


What Probiotics Can Do

  • Help improve digestion and absorption of vitamins

  • Help manufacture vitamins needed by the body

  • Help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria that cause digestive stress *


September ALTRUM News Online Now

ALTRUM Supplements Help Dealer’s Joints, Digestion and More

Dealer John Sturm of St. Paul, Minn. has discovered ALTRUM supplements that help him with joint discomfort, digestion, vision and fatigue. Find out which supplements work for him in the September issue.  Long-time Dealer and ALTRUM supplements user Carol Eaton Greene found a new “favorite” among the ALTRUM supplements when she had “absolute misery” from dry eyes. Also in this issue, learn the vital roles for good health CoQ10 plays in the body and what supplement to combine with it for even greater results.

Visit to view the entire September 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 to review past issues of ALTRUM News. *

August ALTRUM News Online

Dealer: ‘I’ve Really Come a Long Way’

Dealer Ed Feldpausch of Pewamo, Mich. uses ALTRUM Joint Formula to help with joint discomfort caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ed, and his wife, Julie, use a holistic approach to safeguarding their health, combining organic and whole foods with several ALTRUM nutritional supplements.

Also, learn about new research that once again points to the versatile role of vitamin C, known as the “oil of life.” 

Visit to view the entire August issue of ALTRUM News

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.

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.

ALTRUM Discontinues Vitamin E Supplement

Because of rising manufacturing costs, ALTRUM has discontinued production of its Vitamin E-400 with Selenium (VBO30). The product is no longer available. 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
** Please check with your physician when using prescription medication in combination with food supplements.

^ At time of manufacture
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.



Bumper Tomato Crop at AGGRAND Food Plot

The AGGRAND food plot experiments continued this season for the third year in a row. Harvest time is here.
“Despite this growing season’s extreme temperatures, cutworm infestation and flooding, we have experienced a bumper crop of tomatoes,” said Richard Holappa, AGGRAND research and development manager. “With about 80 percent of the crop harvested, it appears that the plots fertilized with AGGRAND will yield more and better quality tomatoes than the plot fed with a leading organic fertilizer.”
Check the AGGRAND website a for complete results of the 2010 and 2011 growth studies, and keep an eye out for the results of the 2012 growing season.
The annual growth plot studies give AGGRAND fertilizer users “real-life” comparison and technical information to help them more effectively use AGGRAND natural fertilizers.

Fall 2011 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.

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