AIM Proancynol® 2000 is a combination of seven antioxidant-rich ingredients that helps to protect you from free radical damage, slow down the aging process, and strengthen your immune system.
The immune system is a group of organs, tissues, cells, and cell products such as antibodies that protects us from invaders – viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms – and neutralizes substances that can cause harm. Antioxidants support and strengthen the immune system by neutralizing free radicals.
Antioxidants protect you from free radicals
Free radicals come from inside and outside the body and are a normal part of metabolism, but too many can cause serious damage. External free radicals can come from food additives and preservatives: fried and barbecued foods, rancid fats, cigarette smoke, air pollutants, cleaners, and radiation, even from sunlight. With an overabundance of free radicals:
- the cellular coding of genetic material may be altered
- the protective membranes of your cells can be destroyed
- the immune system may interpret changes in protein structure and the production of fighter T cells as foreign materials and destroys them
- the aging process accelerates
- you may have an increased risk of cancer and age-related diseases, including heart attack, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, cataracts, asthma, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Free radicals form at the cellular level when atoms lose an electron, making them unstable and highly reactive. They steal electrons from other compounds, creating a destructive path of oxidation that leads to free radical damage in the body.
Antioxidants neutralize the destructive nature of free radicals by replacing the missing electron in unstable atoms. The human body provides us with naturally occurring antioxidants such as glutathione and superoxide dismutase to take care of the free radicals we produce and protect us from age-related diseases. However, poor food choices or toxic environments can create an overload of free radicals, so more antioxidants are needed to combat the potential damage.
Additionally, we produce fewer antioxidants as we age. Ac-cording to Dr. Richard Cutler former Director of the Na-tional Institute of Aging, the amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live.
Antioxidant cycling with AIM Proancynol 2000
For the best antioxidant supplementation available, AIM Proancynol 2000 combines seven proven antioxidant compounds: green tea extract, rosemary extract, grape seed extract, N-acetyl-cysteine, alphalipoic acid, lycopene, and selenium. These work individually as well as synergistically for an enhanced effect called antioxidant cycling.
When the antioxidant vitamin E disables free radicals, it gives up an electron and becomes a minor free radical. Both vitamin C and alphalipoic acid convert the radical form of vitamin E back to its natural antioxidant-self. However, when vitamin C “recycles” vitamin E, it then changes to a free radical. Alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione can both recycle vitamin C into a potent antioxidant.
Glutathione not only recycles vitamin C, it is the cells’ primary antioxidant and is critical for life. Glutathione diminishes as we age and cannot be boosted significantly through supplements. However, glutathione is manufactured by N-acetylcysteine and is recycled by alphalipoic acid, so these two supplements help maintain an adequate supply.
Selenium is also a part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase that recycles glutathione. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are antioxidant flavonoids found in green tea and grape seed that also play a role in cycling. They sacrifice themselves in order to neutralize harmful free radicals. This allows vitamins C and E and selenium to focus on their other functions in the body and do less “antioxidant” work.
Based on antioxidant cycling, AIM Proancynol 2000 is formulated to provide optimum free radical protection, slow down the aging process, and maintain a strong immune system.
Medicinal Ingredients: (per serving)
Green tea leaf extract (100 mg), decaffeinated
Green tea is rich in four polyphenols (flavonoids with profound health benefits): epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate. Epigallocatechin gallate is up to 100 times more effective at neutralizing free radicals than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E. Research suggests green tea can maintain a healthy immune system by increasing activation of white blood cells, macrophages, B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes, and natural killer cells.
Rosemary leaf extract (100 mg), standardized to 6% carnosic acid
Rosemary is traditionally used for treating indigestion and joint pain and for improving mental clarity and memory. It helps relax smooth muscle and may provide atherosclerotic protection. Rosemary extract with its constituents carnosic and ursolic acid enhances the activity of enzymes that can detoxify certain carcinogens. It is also thought to have antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Grape seed extract (50 mg)
Grape seeds contain OPCs up to 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E. OPCs may help prevent and reduce wrinkles by protecting collagen and elastin which interlace to give skin its strength, elasticity, and smoothness. The grape seed extract in AIM Proancynol 2000 is made with both red and white grapes.
N-acetylcysteine (30 mg)
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a powerful, immune-supportive antioxidant. Clinical trials in Europe have indicated that NAC may protect against the flu and flu-like symptoms and helps breaks up mucus, especially in lung tissue. Other research indicates that it may enhance the production of human T cells, white blood cells with various functions in the immune system. NAC is metabolized into compounds that can stimulate glutathione synthesis.
Lycopene (2 mg) tomato extract
Lycopene, a member of the carotenoid family, is extracted from tomatoes. It has been found to be twice as effective as beta-carotene and 100 times more effective than vitamin E in counteracting dangerous free radicals.
Alpha-lipoic acid (26 mg)
Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals inside and outside our cells. It is both fat- and water-soluble, and has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, glutathione, and coenzyme Q10. Clinical trials have shown that supplementing with alpha-lipoic acid can help moderate blood sugar concentrations and improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy by stimulating insulin activity. Research indicates that alpha-lipoic acid may increase human T lymphocytes for immune-system support. The alpha-lipoic acid in AIM Proancynol 2000 is derived from potatoes.
Selenium (200 mcg)
Selenium is an antioxidant mineral that works with antioxidant enzymes to fight free radicals. Selenium activates the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase that recycles glutathione. Selenium can strengthen the immune system by improving white blood cell proliferation. It may also help reduce oxidative stress associated with diabetes as it is reported to mimic the blood sugar regulatory functions of insulin in laboratory studies.
Recommended use: AIM Proancynol 2000 provides a source of antioxidants for the support of general good health and a strong immune system. It is especially suited to those who smoke, live in polluted environments, eat processed or refined foods, and participate in extensive exercise. Other factors may generate an excessive amount of free radicals also.
Suggested dose: Adult: Take 2 capsules per day with meals.
Key Benefits & Features
- Helps maintain a strong immune system
- Anti-aging benefits
- Powerful source of antioxidants for the support of general good health
- Seven antioxidant-rich ingredients: green tea leaf extract, rosemary leaf extract, grape seed extract, N-acetylcysteine, lycopene, alpha-lipoic acid, and selenium
- Antioxidant cycling: ingredients work together to improve each other
- Quick absorption into bloodstream
- No harsh solvents used in extraction process
- 60 gelatin capsules
Q & A
Is there anyone who should not take Proancynol 2000?
Not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Do not use if you suffer from cystinuria/cystine kidney stones. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a severe circulatory disorder, are taking chemotherapeutic agents, alkaline medication or nitroglycerin, have a history of non-melanoma skin cancer, have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble.
Does Proancynol 2000 contain caffeine?
The green tea used in this formula is decaffeinated, using a water filtration-decaffeination process. However, 3.1 mg of caffeine still remains in each capsule.