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Visit the ALTRUM website at    2012 - Volume 6, Issue 1

In this Issue:

  1. Are You Consuming Enough Probiotics?
  2. January ALTRUM News Online: Healthy Eyesight Helps Maintain Independence for Life
  3. December ALTRUM News: Give Yourself the Lasting Gift of Good Health
  4. ALTRUM News Issues Available Online
  5. AGGRAND News: AGGRAND Training Meeting is a Big Hit

Are You Consuming Enough Probiotics?

The word “probiotic” means “for life.” Probiotics are the good bacteria that live in the gut and maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Science estimates there are some 100 trillion of these healthy microflora in the intestines, or 10 times the number of total cells making up the body.

The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits to the host.” But just how much probiotics is “adequate?”

How Much Do You Need?
TV commercials often tout yogurt for its “healthy bacteria,” but is eating an occasional cup of yogurt enough? Hardly. Research suggests that in order to ingest an adequate amount of healthy bacteria, one would need to eat multiple cups of high-potency yogurt daily to ingest around 10 billion “colony-forming units,” also known as bacteria. Many of the average yogurts in grocery stores contain bacteria “only” numbering in the millions, which is not nearly enough. *

Can You Benefit From More Probiotics?
Illya Mechnikov, Nobel prize laureate and discoverer of probiotics, documented in detail the unusually lengthy life spans of societies that practiced eating probiotic-rich foods. He made consistent observations of men and women more than 100 years old leading highly active and healthy lives. Decades of research have backed up Mechnikov’s original observations demonstrating that ingesting certain probiotics can help improve body health. *

What Makes Ultra Probiotics Unique?
Ultra ProbioticsUltra Probiotics features nine premium strains of probiotics, providing more than 25 billion live cells^ of beneficial microflora cultures. It includes more than 3 billion live cells^ of Lactobacillus bulgaricus, highly ranked for conditioning the GI tract to support healthy cultures of the other eight probiotics in the formula.*

For complete information about Ultra Probiotics visit the ALTRUM website at:

January ALTRUM News Online

Healthy Eyesight Helps Maintain Independence for Life

January ALTRUM NewsBeing able to see means being able to do; however, good eyesight is increasingly under threat from several factors. The January issue brings you detailed information about the nutrients that may help protect eyesight for a lifetime.

This edition features ALTRUM Vision Power, a premium multi-nutrient formula designed to supplement good nutrition and potentially help maintain eyesight. *

Page two examines the specific nutrients in Vision Power.
On page three, regular users of this unique formula report their experiences. *

On page six, find results of a recent study of two of the nutrients thought to help eyesight.

Visit to view the entire January issue of ALTRUM News


December ALTRUM News

Give Yourself the Lasting Gift of Good Health

December ALTRUM News

Dealers Don and Kathy Reichert of Colorado Springs, Colo. are proof of the axiom that a healthy lifestyle can keep one healthy for life. Read the story of their good health and supplementation program on page one.

Get tips on how to help yourself to better health on page two.

Page three examines the role of probiotics in gut health and on page six find information about why it takes more than diet alone to ensure good health.

Visit to view past issues of ALTRUM News.

ALTRUM News – Brings you the most recent information on ALTRUM Nutritional Supplements, how they help maintain youthful vigor, health and mobility plus much more.* Click any issue below to find the best products for you and your customers. Visit the ALTRUM web site at for a full year of ALTRUM News editions.

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AGGRAND Training Meeting is a Big Hit

Sixty AMSOIL Dealers from the central valley area of California took part in the first of three AGGRAND training meetings on Jan. 11 in Sacramento. AGGRAND Business Manager Chris Orr and AGGRAND R&D Manager Richard Holappa, along with AMSOIL Western Regional Sales Manager Steve LePage, teamed up to provide Dealers with a detailed overview of fertilizer basics, soil analysis, product knowledge and sales strategies.

Among the topics covered in the four-hour meeting was the announcement of a soon-to-be available Certified OMRI-listed AGGRAND Fertilizer that promises to open the USDA certified organic farming market for Dealers.
Many Dealers at the meeting were enthusiastic about what they learned.

“It was extremely effective for our group, and I’m sure the rest of the Dealers, to have attended this meeting,” said Dealer Bob Geyer of LeGrand, Calif. “It put my group a big step ahead while preparing to go out and sell”.

The AGGRAND winter training series will continue with two more meetings.

Arlington, Texas - Jan. 25, 2012, 6-10 p.m.
Hilton Arlington
2401 East Lamar Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006
$129 if staying the night

Richmond, Va. —Feb. 8, 2012, 6-10 p.m.
Holiday Inn
445 International Center Drive
Sandston, VA 23150
$79 if staying the night

Click here to register.
AMSOIL has secured special room rates in the event Dealers stay the night; it is Dealers’ responsibility to make hotel room reservations.

Mention the AGGRAND/AMSOIL meeting when making reservations to take advantage of the corporate rates.

Fall 2011 AGGRAND News

AGGRAND News Online

AGGRAND News is a quarterly publication that offers detailed information on AGGRAND fertilizer use and application available online at in the “Articles” section of the website. Dealers gain access to the AGGRAND archive back to 2001 by logging into the AGGRAND Dealer zone “Articles” section. Most issues include testimonials of how Dealers and customers apply AGGRAND fertilizers. You’ll also find helpful growing tips and general horticulture information

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