Frequently Asked Questions about ComposureWhy do you use herbal extracts instead of whole herbs?
There is a debate concerning whole herbs and herbal extracts. One view states that whole herbs give you the synergy of everything found in plants, and that some of this could be lost when extracts are made. The other view states that extracts make it possible to control the amount of the active substances—you do not have to worry about “potency” changing from batch to batch. There is merit in both of these views, and we encourage you to study the issue and come to your own decision.
AIM uses extracts for AIM Composure because we try to supply Members with a range of products.
These herbs are also in AIM Herbal Fiberblend. Why don’t I just take this?
AIM Composure was created because so many people experienced benefits from the herbs in AIM Herbal Fiberblend and asked us to give them the herbs without the fiber. You can, of course, take AIM Herbal Fiberblend and get some of the herbal effect.
Can I take AIM Composure with AIM Herbal Fiberblend or other AIM products?
Yes, you can take AIM Composure with other AIM products. Taking AIM Composure with AIM Herbal Fiberblend will enhance the herbal benefits of AIM Composure.
Will this product make me sleepy?
Some people do experience this effect, while others do not.
Do I need to take AIM Composure every day?
The needs of each individual vary. Some people feel it is useful to take AIM Composure only during times of stress. Others use it regularly as part of an overall health program. AIM Composure should be used daily during the period of supplementation in which you choose to use it (as opposed to taking it twice a week or whenever you feel like using it). There is no problem with daily use of AIM Composure from a safety point of view.
Is it better to take AIM Composure during the day, or should I only take it at night?
Take AIM Composure when you feel it is needed. Some people take it during the day to help with stressful situations, and others take it in the evening to help relax.
Which herbs are found in Composure?
AIM Composure uses herbal extracts. This means that you do not have to take as many capsules to get the same benefits, and the quantity of active ingredients remains consistent. The extracts are obtained through a process that uses water, not harmful solvents.
AIM Composure is 100 percent natural. There are no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, nor are there any added sugars, salts, yeast, or fillers. Following are the individual herbs that make up AIM Composure:
Affects: stomach, blood
Alfalfa is one of the green grasses, which are some of the most nutritionally rich foods there are. It is a source of chlorophyll, beta carotene, and minerals. It is especially rich in minerals, as it pulls up nutrients from root depths as great as 130 feet.
Affects: lungs, kidneys, skin
Irish moss contains 15 of the 18 elements composing the human body. It contains vitamins A, D, E, and K and is also high in iodine and calcium.
Affects: intestines, kidneys, bladder
Marshmallow root derives its botanical name from the Greek word altho, which means "to heal." Humbart Santillo, in Natural Healing with Herbs, calls marshmallow root a nutritive. Michael Castleman, in The Healing Herbs, notes that it is a digestive aid.
Affects: nerves, uterus, stomach, lungs
Research has shown that oat bran, and to a lesser extent oatmeal, may help reduce high blood cholesterol. Oats contain flavonoids, a number of minerals, vitamins B1, B2, D, E, and carotene, as well as wheat protein. Santillo, in Natural Healing with Herbs, notes that oatstraw is good for the nerves, and Penelope Ody, in The Complete Medicinal Herbal, notes that it may help with depression.
Affects: nerves, circulation
Passionflower was used by Native Americans to soothe the nerves, and there is evidence that it does that. Its constituents maltol, ethyl-maltol, and some flavonoids are potentially sedating, and another constituent, passi-florine, reportedly promotes calmness and ability to sleep. In Europe passionflower is used in sedative preparations.
Shavegrass (Horsetail grass)
Affects: kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs
Shavegrass is a member of one of the oldest groups of plants on earth. The plant’s success can be attributed to its ability to grow in poor soil with minimum moisture. It has been used both internally and externally since the sixteenth century, usually as a powder. As an herb, the entire plant is used. It contains flavonoids and minerals.
Slippery Elm Bark
Affects: whole body
Slippery elm bark was used by Native Americans as a skin ointment, and at one time it was listed in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, a book describing medicinal preparations. Castleman, in The Healing Herbs, and Ody, in The Complete Medicinal Herbal, cite the bark as being good for digestion.
The yucca is a cactus-like succulent common to the western United Sates and most of Mexico. It has been commonly used by Native Americans for centuries as a soap for personal hygiene.