Leaves are among the most abundant sources of vital nutrients on the planet, and cocoa has long been touted for its delectable taste and antioxidant ability. AIM CoCoa LeafGreens delivers the nutrition of barley, spinach, kale, arugula, Swiss chard and broccoli sprouts powder in a delicious cocoa beverage. AIM CoCoa LeafGreens is the only product on the market to utilize this singular blend of leaf juices
and sprouts with the flavor profile of cocoa for optimal health benefits and a great taste.
Hordeum vulgare is the most nutritious of the green grasses. Barley leaf contributes to the high
vitamin K and chlorophyll in AIM CoCoa LeafGreens. Vitamin K is essential to the body’s utilisation of
calcium for healthy bone density and for the formation of blood clots to heal wounds. New research indicates that vitamin K may also help prevent the calcification of arteries, slow the cognitive decline associated with the ageing process, and regulate blood sugar. Chlorophyll protects the body from radiation, carcinogens, and DNA damage and helps the body heal wounds, improve regularity, and control odour.
Spinacia oleracea is rich in nutrients, including many essential vitamins, minerals, and potent antioxidants. Research shows that lutein, a nutrient particularly abundant in AIM CoCoa LeafGreens,
may prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Among its many documented health benefits, the spinach leaf may aid in curbing anemia, constipation, insomnia, obesity, high blood pressure, bronchitis, and indigestion.
Kale (Brassica oleracea Acephala) leaf has an abundance of flavonoids. Quercetin, found naturally in kale,
arugula, Swiss chard, and spinach leaves, belongs to a group of plant pigments known as flavanoids that are partly responsible for the colour of many fruits and vegetables.
The synthetic quercetin dihydrate found in most supplements is not soluble in water and thus provides no meaningful benefits. The natural quercetin found in AIM CoCoa LeafGreens is bioavailable and absorbable.
Recent studies have found that quercetin inhibits the production and release of histamine and other allergic and inflammatory substances. Histamine contributes to allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, and the swelling of soft tissue. Quercetin may reduce the inflammation in joints, provide arthritis relief, suppress the aggregation of platelets (abnormal clotting), and help improve circulation. According to the National Cancer Institute, research has shown that phytochemicals known as indoles found in kale “inhibit the development of cancer in several organs in rats and mice, including the bladder,
breast, colon, liver, lung, and stomach.”
Arugula (Eruca sativa) contains a group of compounds known as glucosinolates responsible for the distinct flavor of arugula. When digested, glucosinolates are broken down into indoles, nitriles, thiocynates, and isothiocyanates. These compounds have been found to deactivate carcinogens,
protect cells from DNA damage, and have anti-inflammatory effects.
Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris) leaf contains the flavonoid kaempferol. Kaempferol constrains the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol and the formation of platelet clusters in the blood, providing benefits for those with arteriosclerosis. Kaempferol also plays a role in regulating our blood’s water-sodium/glucose balance and kidney cell function often problematic in diabetics. A study in 2002 found that flavonoids such as kaempferol can suppress oxidative stress, which may help prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Swiss chard is also a source of syringic acid, a flavonoid that according to study published in the Journal of Acute Disease helps to stabilize blood sugars.
Of the cruciferous vegetables, Brassica oleracea sprouts contain the highest concentration of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is a phytonutrient that may lower inflammatory response and improve cardiovascular health. A study published in 2009 found that oral consumption of sulforaphane reduced inflammation in human airways by increasing naturally occurring enzymes in the body. An animal study in 2004 found that broccoli sprouts decreased stress in both cardiovascular and kidney tissues. One serving of AIM CoCoa LeafGreens powder provides the recommended 400 μg of sulforaphane daily. A 2015 study found that after drinking sulfophane-rich juice, protective changes were detectable in the lining of the test subjects’ mouths. Some researchers believe these protective changes may reduce the likelihood of oral cancer.
AIM CoCoa LeafGreens contains a three-part mixture of cocoa powders: organic cacao powder, organic cocoa powder, and alkalized cocoa.
The organic cacao powder comes from cacao beans and retains the unadulterated cocoa flavor, natural antioxidants, and fiber found in the original bean. The organic cocoa powder and alkalized cocoa are obtained through a hydraulic pressing of cocoa mass whereby cocoa butter is removed from the bean.
Cocoa contains an abundance of antioxidants and flavonoids; over 700 vital compounds have been discovered in cocoa. These compounds contribute to cocoa’s support of bone health, its benefits for the cardiovascular system, and its effect on energy. Harvard researchers found that the flavonoids in cocoa may prevent heart disease, and several studies have supported cocoa’s positive effect on blood pressure and cholesterol.
Along with these benefits, cocoa also has shown an ability to raise cognitive function and improve mood. An Italian study noted that flavonols in cocoa can be associated with a positive effect on cognitive abilities like verbal fluency, visual searching, and attention. Cocoa’s mood-elevating and anti-depressant properties can be traced to compounds like theobromine and phenethylamine, natural stimulants that increase endorphins and dopamine.
Mix 1 rounded teaspoon (4g) with 6 to 10 ounces of cold milk or water (AIM recommends almond milk) twice daily. For children 8 years and under, mix 1 rounded teaspoon once daily.
I started taking AIM CoCoa LeafGreens and I feel worse. Why?
When you make a positive change in your diet, your body often goes through a cleansing known as detoxification. This can manifest itself in fatigue, rashes, and headaches.
Is there anyone who should not take AIM CoCoa LeafGreens?
AIM CoCoa LeafGreens is a whole-food concentrate. Most people should be able to take it. Those with severe medical problems or on a restricted diet (especially in regard to green foods) should consult a health practitioner. Women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to consult a health practitioner.