HOLISTICALLY PERFECT PLANT
According to Dr. John Finnegan, mucopolysaccharides are
made in the human body and perform many key functions in
our health, including growth and immune system functioning.
Unfortunately, after puberty we cease manufacturing mucopolysaccharides
and must obtain them from outside sources. Mucopolysaccharides
are found in large amounts in fresh aloe vera and in properly
prepared aloe vera juices. Following are a few of the vital
functions this substance has been found to perform.
Aloe Vera Juice
from Herbal Aloe Force
Quantity - 8, 32oz. bottles
Raw, Organic, Whole Leaf
| · They become incorporated into the
cellular membrane and make the cell more resistant
to viruses and pathogenic bacteria.
|· They improve overall cellular metabolism
| · They have anti-inflammatory properties.
| · They provide critical lubrication
of joints; helping to prevent arthritis and to
heal it once it has developed.
| · They aid in the absorption of water,
minerals, and nutrients in the GI track.
| · They improve macrophage (white blood
cells) activity making them up to ten times more
effective in engulfing foreign matter.
| · They enhance the macrophage's effectiveness
in modulating the entire immune system.
| · They enhance the macrophage's effectiveness
to stimulate and direct the production and release
of antibodies (increasing the body's own production
of interferon, interleukins and more).
| · They increase the number of antibody
forming T-cells in the spleen and increase the
number and activity of killer T-cell and monocyte
|· They are responsible for aloe's special
|· In conjunction with their cellular
detoxification support and immune enhancement,
they improve allergic reactions.
| · They stimulate bone marrow activity.
|· They stimulate the fibroblasts to release
collagen and elastin to make new tissue (inside
| · The mucopolysaccharides in aloe vera
enhance the functioning of the entire immune system,
and repair and detoxify the digestive and elimination
systems of the body. (51)
Dr. John Finnegan prescribed aloe vera for me, and at
the time I had no idea that it was anything more than expensive
cactus juice. After taking it for two days, the diarrhea
I'd had most of the time since my four blood transfusions
was gone. There was a true feeling of reversal from sicker
and sicker to a leveling off and a healing taking place.
Of course, Dr. John Finnegan prescribed several other things
in the first few months, only a few of which I could afford.
Aloe vera was one item I purchased by the case from him.
He has had great successes in using aloe with his hepatitis
clients. Properly prepared aloe vera is a must in the quest
against hepatitis C. In chronic hepatitis C cases there
is suffering from severe joint pain. Aloe vera helped eliminate
this pain for me better than anything else I've tried. The
cost can drive you to the poor house, but at least the physical
suffering on the way isn't as bad. Wouldn't it be great
if you were one of those fortunate enough to have insurance
and they would pay for at least a portion of this product?
It's better than most things you'll ever buy in a bottle.
|The FDA allows aloe vera companies to label
their products "cold pressed" if they are kept under
400 degrees. However, heating aloe vera over 90 degrees
shortens the mucopolysaccharide molecule. Most of the
aloe on the shelves in health food stores has been heated.
Herbal Aloe Force is one of the companies that guarantee,
in writing, that their aloe is never heated!
John Pittman, M.D. writes in The Immune Enhancing Effects
Beta-glucomannans are a class of very long chain
sugars derived from plants, which have been shown
in laboratory and clinical studies to have a wide
variety of immune stimulating and protective effects
within the body. In studying the different sources
of this polymer, it has been discovered that the aloe
barbadensis plant contains the greatest concentration
of acetylated polymannans, which is also the most
active form of mannans. These long-chain complex polysaccharides
are often called beta-glucomannans, mucopolysaccharides
or Acemannan. These aloe polysaccharides have been
shown to have many effects in the body, mostly impacting
the gastrointestinal and immune systems, which are
intricately related. Before elaborating on their beneficial
effects, it is appropriate to discuss the type of
pathology often present in individuals experiencing
immune system depression.
The most striking commonality found in individuals
suffering with immune depressive conditions such as
Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue syndrome, systemic
candidiasis, HIV infection and others, is the high
incidence of digestive dysfunction and maldigestion.
This has several effects that contribute to stress
on the immune system and weakening it.
Maldigestion means that the consumed food is not
properly broken down into the elemental building blocks
needed for the body to rebuild itself and to generate
energy for metabolism. This results in a type of starvation
at the cellular level, with all tissue suffering malnourishment
and therefore decreased effectiveness of all internal
These processes include breakdown and transport of
toxins out of the cell, movement of nutrients into
the cell, and energy production for cell functioning.
This affects all the cells in the body, including
those of the immune system such as white blood cells,
(macrophages, and lymphocytes) and red blood cells
which carry oxygen throughout our bodies. Not only
do we lack enough fuel, but we're low on oxygen too.
However, it is not this cellular starvation alone
that causes the immune depression. Maldigestion also
results in pathologic reactions. First, these remnants
become irritants and cause inflammation of the mucosal
wall of the intestines. Many powerful enzymes and
damaging chemicals are released, injuring the intestinal
wall causing increased intestinal mucosal permeability.
The foreign proteins of the digested food can leak
across the mucosa into the lymphatic channels of the
intestinal wall and from there, gain access to the
circulatory system. Here, these absorbed proteins
are recognized as foreign and are attacked by the
cells of the immune system. Antibodies bind to the
protein and then call in the macrophages and monocytes.
T-cells arrive later, releasing enzymes and using
oxygen to drive the metabolic breakdown of the foreign
protein. The total result is that the immune system
is constantly turned on and draining down like a battery.
As these allergic reactions to food breakdown products
continue, the cells of the immune system wear out
faster, run out of fuel and aren't reproduced in sufficient
In addition to this chronic hyper-immune state, undigested
food remnants provide fuel for overgrowth of fermentative
fungal organisms such as Candida Albicans as well
as several types of parasites. Overgrowth of Candida
in the intestines has significant effects throughout
the body due to the absorption of toxic by-products
of its metabolism. This can result in worsening of
food allergies, hypoglycemia, digestive disturbances,
excessive mucus, bloating, flatulence, skin rashes,
and extreme fatigue. This chronic infection
further drains the immune system and complicates the
Further damage is inflicted on all cell membranes
from the effects of the generalized inflammation occurring
as a result of maldigestion. These metabolic reactions
utilize large amounts of oxygen and produce oxidative
free radicals as waste by-products. The negatively
charged oxygen molecules are desperately trying to
balance their electrical charge and immediately begin
to chop holes into cell membranes as they grab positive
charges. The result here is further damage to the
intestinal mucosa and a worsening of the increased
All these processes work together in a vicious sequence
of events leading to progressive weakening of the
immune system. It is clear that many mechanisms are
at play in orchestrating these processes. Without
definitive therapy directed at each component of the
immune system pathology, this is a downward spiral
to death. Fortunately, a thorough multidimensional
treatment protocol addressing each component has been
shown to reverse these processes. Aloe vera has been
shown to have properties addressing all these issues
and appears to play a key role on many different levels
in boosting all immune functioning.
At the intestinal level, the aloe polysaccharides
have been shown to act as potent anti-inflammatory
agents, neutralizing many of the enzymes responsible
for damaging the mucosal wall and, in effect, quenching
the fire. They do this anti-inflammatory action while
at the same time boosting the immune system functioning.
This results in decreased leakiness of the intestinal
wall and less absorption of allergic stimulating foreign
protein as well as enhancing the repair of the tissue.
Research has also demonstrated their direct viricidal,
bactericidal, and fungicidal properties, which can
help control Candida overgrowth so the normal gastrointestinal
bacterial flora can be restored. It has also been
found that these polysaccharides stimulate intestinal
motility, improving the elimination process to move
allergenic proteins from the small intestine into
the colon. All these processes help to normalize gastrointestinal
wall structure and function and therefore stop the
viscous cycle of immune system damage.
In addition to restoring gastrointestinal and elimination
functioning, large glucomannan polysaccharides also
have direct effects on the cells of the immune system.
They have been shown to increase the number of and
activate the intensity of macrophages, monocytes,
and T-cells as well as increasing the number of antibody
forming B-cells in the spleen. Enhancing macrophage
activity increases the effectiveness of the entire
immune and repair system of the body as it is responsible
for so many functions, including immune modulation.
These polysaccharides have been shown in laboratory
studies to act as a bridge between foreign proteins
(such as virus particles) and the macrophage, facilitating
phagocytosis ingestion of the protein by the macrophage.
Activating the receptor sites of the macrophages is
a key to the overall boosting of cell-mediated immunity,
which is deficient in HIV infection and other immune
disorders. These aloe polysaccharides also protect
the bone marrow from damage by toxic chemicals and
These various effects, while seemingly wide spread
and unrelated, are in fact due to one simple process
at the cell membrane level. Acemannan (the name often
used for aloe beta-glucomannans, acetylated polymannans
and mucopolysaccharides) is a long chain sugar that
interjects itself into all cell membranes. This results
in an increase in the fluidity and permeability of
the membranes allowing toxins to flow out of the cell
more easily and nutrients to enter the cell. This
results in improved cellular metabolism throughout
the body and an overall boost in energy production.
The vicious cycle of maldigestion and cellular starvation
is finally broken as the Acemannan normalizes absorption
of nutrients and increases tolerance for allergenic
foods (from detoxification). The immune system is
now stronger, under control, and better prepared for
any new threat.
As humans living in the late twentieth century, our
body's metabolic and detoxification systems are under
ever increasing stress from foreign chemicals, nutrient
depleted foods, and immune damaging infectious agents.
In order to control and prevent the inevitable progression
of the immune system destruction that these stresses
cause, therapy must be multifactorial involving all
levels of health, diet and lifestyle. These different
areas consist of destruction of pathogenic organisms,
metabolic detoxification, intestinal cleansing, increasing
cellular metabolism, antioxidant agents to combat
free radicals, and direct stimulation of immune system
cells. Aloe vera's Acemannan, the active ingredient
in cold-processed, whole leaf aloe, has been demonstrated
in laboratory testing and clinical use to be effective
on all levels of this therapeutic program. (52)
Jeri L. Heyman, Ph.D. writes in The Secret Promise
of Aloe Vera:
I am a developmental psychologist who has focused
on psychological and emotional development for most
of my life and career. By becoming aware of the latest
research on aloe vera, I have become inspired to examine
healthy physical development more closely in addition
to the biochemical contribution to overall optimal
health and balance. I found the aloe vera plant to
be the most fascinating and miraculous plant on the
planet. I have spent the last five years investigating
aloe vera, and it keeps getting more interesting all
the time. As you begin to look at the information
on aloe, you may find conflicting information. Please
be aware that there is still a great deal of misinformation
and misunderstandings about aloe vera and aloe vera
products. It is very hard to believe that all the
scientific research on the properties of fresh aloe
vera could possibly be real - but they are.
The research raised many questions for me. How could
something be so profoundly and fundamentally effective
for so many areas of health and have only good side
effects? Why (if this research is real and aloe has
been around for so long) haven't we heard more about
experiences of these miraculous effects? What I found
is that the research on fresh aloe vera is real and
the research on the constituents in fresh aloe is
real. However, most of the aloe vera products available
in the marketplace are not demonstrating the promises
documented by the research, even though they have
some benefits. Thus, aloe vera's true potential has
remained a secret. (53)
The Effectiveness of Aloe Vera - Fundamental
The Immune System:
Scientific research has demonstrated so many healthful
properties of aloe that one's immediate response has to
be, "this can't be real." Aloe vera enhances the body's
own health and healing in so many ways that I wouldn't even
have dreamed to pray for them all. Certainly I couldn't
have imagined that they would be found all in one plant,
in a natural form and with only good side effects.
Fresh aloe vera contains over 250 constituents including
the full range of all sizes of polysaccharides (complex
sugar chains that feed the cells). The largest long-chain
polysaccharides have an intricate, multifaceted, multi-functional
biological design and are manufactured by the body only
until puberty. After puberty we must get these health and
growth producing polysaccharides from outside sources. Aloe
vera has been found to be the most concentrated plant source
of these largest known and most profound health supporting
polysaccharides - the beta-glucomannans (also known as mucopolysaccharides,
Acemannan, and acetylated polymannose).
Research by a pharmaceutical company, Carrington Laboratories,
has documented some of the astounding properties of the
various sizes of the aloe vera long-chain sugars. As reported
by Dr. Ivan Danhof, they discovered that the smaller-chained
polysaccharides have properties that help in balancing blood
sugar levels. Although this is still being studied, there
is evidence that they improve insulin receptor cells, with
importance for both Type I and Type II diabetes (not to
mention balancing sugar cravings). The research has also
demonstrated some anti-inflammatory properties of these
smaller polysaccharides as they mimic the action of steroids.
The medium size polysaccharides have been found to be potent
antioxidants. The larger chains have demonstrated direct
antibacterial properties (staph, strep, E coli, etc.), direct
antiviral properties (herpes, influenza, HIV) and the stimulation
of the body's own tissue regeneration processes (by fitting
receptor sites of fibroblasts stimulating them to produce
collagen and other factors needed to make new tissue).
The largest longest-chained polysaccharides, the beta-glucomannans
(mucopolysaccharides), have received the most attention
and Carrington has patented the beta 1, 4 glucomannan under
the name "Acemannan." They documented astounding immune
enhancing and tissue production properties of this aloe
polysaccharide. They actually showed that when the Acemannan
meets the receptor sites of macrophages it stimulates the
macrophage into action and can increase its affectivity
ten fold. The macrophages are the main immune system cells.
They are the white blood cells that engulf foreign matter
throughout the body, release growth factor to stimulate
tissue generation, modulate the inflammation processes,
and more. They command the other immune cells to release
their antibodies - how much, when, and where needed.
Carrington's research showed that when the macrophage is
stimulated it does increase the production and release of
interferon and the interleukins when needed. This fascinates
me because here is a natural way that actually helps the
body's own mechanisms to increase antibody production as
well as increase the effectiveness of getting to where it's
needed. The body was designed with all the mechanisms
to heal itself. Here there is a way to enhance the body's
own systems for healing! The macrophages are also responsible
for orchestrating and modulating all the other immune cells
and the functioning of the entire immune system. They command
the immune cell army, signaling where to go, when and how
hard to attack and when to cease-fire.
The question of how can one polysaccharide be so great
in so many areas is partly answered here because the macrophage
does so many profound things and the beta-glucomannan is
making it ten times more effective. So, when the literature
on aloe vera talks about direct immune enhancement, they
are referring to this body of research on polysaccharides
by Carrington Laboratories.
Supporting Fundamental Health By "Re-Naturing"
Macrophage stimulation and direct immune system support
is just part of the story of how aloe can have such a broad
range of health benefits. Aloe vera is known to be the most
penetrating and absorbing of substances. It permeates cells
and tissues like no other substance on earth. Research has
shown that fresh aloe will absorb through to all seven layers
of skin. Understanding this action has profound implications
understanding the effects of aloe for cellular health. The
aloe, led by the large polysaccharide, is of a unique size
and shape as to be able to penetrate cell walls dramatically.
Sometimes the polysaccharides can become part of the cell
membrane fortifying the cell wall. Sometimes the aloe moves
into a cell, bringing with it all its nutrients and co-factors.
It also cleanses the cells by taking toxins out. The aloe
feeds, nourishes, fortifies, and cleanses the cell, improving
cellular metabolism and the cell's optimal functioning.
I call this "Re-Naturing" the cell because it can feed the
cell in such a way as to make it function as it was originally
designed by nature. The health benefits of this one property
of fresh aloe are mind-boggling. Here is a plant that can
improve the health of the cells throughout the body. When
the cells are healthy and functioning as they should, all
the tissues, glands, organs, and systems of the body are
also getting "Re-Natured."
A Myriad of Nutrients and Co-Factors
supporting overall Healthy Functioning.
Dr. Robert Davis has done a great deal of research on fresh
aloe vera, the properties of its many nutrients, and how
the aloe polysaccharides work. Research has found that in
addition to the full range of sizes of polysaccharides,
fresh aloe contains over 250 other constituents including:
vitamins (the only plant source of vitamin B12); minerals,
amino acids, essential fatty acids, a natural form of salicylic
acid and plant sterols (with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory
and analgesic properties), two enzymes that the body needs
of which aloe is the only plant source, glycoproteins, and
more. These constituents have properties of their own as
well as serve as co-factors and support for many of the
body's biochemical processes. Dr. Davis' research, as explained
below, shows that all the nutrients in aloe vera are crucial
to the aloe polysaccharides' effectiveness and biological
availability throughout the body.
Isolated Nutrients Extracted by Science
Versus The Original Designs Created by Nature.
Carrington Laboratories isolated and patented Acemannan.
They continued their research with orally ingested capsules
of Acemannan, which was isolated from freeze-dried aloe.
The clinical results must not have given them the results
they expected, because they switched to the study of injectible
Acemannan for which they have FDA approval for study with
animals and humans. What does this tell us? I can't imagine
that a pharmaceutical company would rather patent an injectible
over a capsule. It certainly made me wonder that maybe the
research findings only are experienced if the polysaccharides
are injected right into where they are needed.
Is this why we haven't heard of these miraculous immune
enhancing effects? Is it because the digestive system destroys
the polysaccharides? Is it because the polysaccharides can't
get through to the lymph system?
It is Dr. Davis' explanation of his "Conductor/Orchestra
Theory" that helped me to understand aloe's "Secret Promise."
Dr. Davis describes how the entire aloe molecule, with the
polysaccharides laced in perfect balance with the other
myriad of constituents within a base of water, is what is
necessary for the aloe polysaccharides to be available throughout
the body and to effectively demonstrate the research on
the polysaccharides. The polysaccharide acts as the conductor
of the orchestra of all other nutrients. It is the entire
"orchestra" that is responsible for the benefits of aloe's
"being heard" throughout the body.
As I understand it, the aloe molecule is balanced with
the polysaccharide on one end and the other constituents
as the "orchestra" on the other end, making it slightly
charged on each end. In this form the aloe moves through
tissue and throughout the body with the biological design
that has a biological wisdom and intercellular communication
properties. The aloe works its way to special receptor sites
in the digestive tract that ingests the aloe led by the
largest polysaccharides and brings it in its whole form
into the lymph system where it is then available to move
throughout the body and know exactly where to go. Our immune
cells send out chemotaxic signals when they are in need
of assistance that other immune cells as well as the whole
aloe are drawn to.
Thus, it is in its whole form that the aloe polysaccharides
are most biologically active and biologically available
to the cells of the body. The isolated polysaccharide lacks
the biological wisdom and ability to move throughout the
body to the cells in need. Thus, the properties of polysaccharides
that are not in their original design within the aloe will
only work when they happen to hit on particular cells.
It is of critical importance that the aloe not only contain
the full range of sizes of polysaccharides but that they
also need to be in their originally designed form and balance.
Thus, the full promise of aloe vera with all the properties
that the research has documented will only be fully demonstrated
if the aloe vera is intact.
Why Aloe Vera's True Promise has Been
So, again, I ask myself - if this research is real then
why aren't we hearing more about these miraculous effects
of drinking aloe vera? And why are the aloe vera gels on
the market just okay and not the miraculous tissue regenerating
gel that the research suggests?
Processing, Processing, Processing! It dawned on me when
I used two different aloe juice products that were labeled
the exact same way - whole leaf, cold processed, aloin removed
- but they tasted different, and they were not equally effective.
As my aloe investigation and search for a good aloe product
continued, I learned that it is important to read labels
very carefully - what they say and do not say are both important.
It makes sense that if the fresh, whole aloe works then
we need an aloe that is as close to fresh as possible.
Processed Aloe Vera Versus Its Original
Although the research is real, the effectiveness of any
given aloe product will depend on what "is in" and what
"is not in" a given product. Demonstration of the scientific
research's promises will depend on having the full range
of sizes of polysaccharides in the form they need to be
to work best in the body. Thus, any processing of the aloe
(to stabilize and purify it) needs to capture and protect
all the constituents as well as maintain their original
design and balance. Beware of an aloe product that does
not guarantee - in writing - that no heat is ever applied
from field to bottle. Beware of concentrated or dried aloes.
The processing can damage constituents as well as lose their
original proportions and design. Aloin is a bitter substance
found in Aloe that has unwanted, irritating, laxative properties
and is responsible for the contraindications for daily use.
Be sure your aloe juice has the aloin removed to less than
10 ppm (laxation occurs at around 2 ppm).
Heat and Biological Activity.
Heat can be the most damaging to the important aloe nutrients.
Heat can break down the links between the sugars. When this
happens, the long chain sugars no longer have the same size
and shape of the polysaccharides that fit the receptor sites
of key immune cells and tissue producing cells, nor do they
have the other properties that the research has documented.
Heat also breaks down the structure of the enzymes and
can also damage amino acids and all the other nutrients.
Cells are designed with a biological structure that breaks
down with heat above body temperature. As I understand it,
the body produces fever, when all else is failing, that
helps to kill cells, but unlike other aspects of the immune
system, heat does not discriminate between our own cells
and foreign cells. Thus, it seems logical that temperatures
of 100F- 110F are designed to kill the biological activity
(life) of cells in our own bodies. I used to think a fever
was a side effect of the body not having enough energy to
effectively fight off an illness. But that doesn't make
sense to me anymore. If the body has no energy for maintaining
the homeostasis (balance) of temperature, it is more likely
that the body's temperature would drop. When the immune
system is being overtaxed and failing it fires up and uses
heat to help to break down and destroy the biological structure
for life and growth.
This focus on fever highlights the importance of biological
temperatures. When aloe vera (or any food) is heated, intricate
biological structures are destroyed along with their biological
benefits. Additionally, when aloe vera is heated, not only
are the important polysaccharides, enzymes and other factors
destroyed, but the balance of the entire aloe molecule is
destroyed, and thus its biological availability and effectiveness
throughout the body.
Our Bodies are Perfectly Designed.
Our body is designed in perfect balance to take in, absorb
and eliminate nutrients and process and eliminate foreign
and toxic matter, fight off ills, repair tissue and grow.
If given the proper tools, the body is designed to be healthy
and strong. The best thing we could do for our bodies is
to feed it the nutrients it needs, limit the toxins we take
in, not overtax any one system, and protect the balance
of all the systems. So look at what we are doing: we do
not eat enough raw organic foods that contain the nutrients
we need in the form we need them; we eat mostly cooked foods
which changes the nutrients into forms that not only do
not give the body what it needs, but they burden the body.
By age five, the toxins in our environment have overtaxed
all the systems of our bodies, and we take medicines that
put the digestive system out of balance and do nothing to
restore balance and healthy functioning, thus starting a
domino effect of problems that eventually overtax the entire
immune system's functioning.
All illness can be traced to the body's own systems not
working well. Medicine is designed to be crisis intervention
(and I am grateful for this) not nutritional health support.
We need to learn ways to work with our bodies to support
the perfectly designed systems we are. When we treat only
the symptoms of illness, we can be interfering with our
natural "wellness" processes. Often we are counteracting
the body's own wisdom and mechanisms for health. Is diarrhea
a sign of illness? Yes and no. Yes, it is a sign that the
body is overloaded with waste that needs to be flushed.
But no, it is a sign of wellness in that it is flushing
the waste from successful immune warfare. Diarrhea is not
an illness, per se. It is a result of the body's fighting
an illness caused by harmful microorganisms. What an ingenious
wellness system: when the fluids from the fight (mucous)
build up, the body takes water and mucous from the system
and flushes the toxins out.
Enough on that system, let's move on. Think about the mucous
produced with allergies and viruses. It is a waste product
that needs to be eliminated. We need to help the body get
rid of the mucous, not stop it from coming out. When we
stop the mucous elimination process, what happens to the
toxic waste? We don't need things to dry up the mucous,
but we could use a "flush button" that would get rid of
it in 5 minutes! I wish all the resources available to medical
science were actually focused on wellness!
Our environment and the foods we eat overtax our body's
ability to eliminate toxins. Traditional approaches to health
care and medicine not only can destroy the digestive system,
but also overtax the elimination system, especially the
liver. When we stop the symptoms of an illness, we are clogging
up the body's immune and elimination systems' natural processes.
We can be stopping the body's natural wellness process trying
to rid the body of toxic waste. When we do this, we end
up overloading the other systems of elimination, especially
the kidneys and liver even more.
Aloe Vera - The Herbal Answer to Today's
Aloe vera is the best herbal answer I can imagine to support
the health and healing mechanisms of the body because it
doesn't heal, rather, it FEEDS THE BODY'S OWN SYSTEMS in
order for them to function optimally and be healthy. It
does this, in part, by going into the cells and "Re-Naturing"
them to function optimally, as they were originally designed.
Thus, aloe is a fundamental tool that gives life to the
cells, tissues, glands, organs, and other systems of the
body in order to support optimal health, balance, and functioning.
In addition, aloe vera has been shown to have many specific
properties that profoundly enhance the functioning of body's
own immune and repair systems for health and healing to
be up to ten times more effective, thus healing can be ten
times faster. Aloe vera is a remarkable plant. I urge everyone
to examine this for him or her self. To understand that
nutrients designed by nature were designed to feed our body
perfectly is to understand the importance of feeding the
body the fuel it needs to function optimally, as it was
The promise in the aloe vera plant has opened my eyes to
the need to look at nature's original design for life -
to feed life, development and health. It is as though GOD
put the aloe vera plant here not only as a gift for health,
but also as a metaphor for the miracles that are possible
if we trust the design of the divine.
It is fortunate that the aloe vera recommended to me by
Dr. Finnegan happened to be a unique aloe product that was
enhanced with fantastic immune herbs and processed in a
special way. You just can't get any aloe product. Processing
will determine what is "in" and "what's not in" the aloe
and will determine the results. Once again it is difficult
to know the truth about products. So make sure your aloe
company guarantees - in writing - that heat is never applied
from field to bottle, that it never experiences temperatures
above 90F at any time during processing, that it has never
been concentrated or diluted, that the whole leaf is being
used (more potent), and that the aloin (which can irritate
the bowel) is completely removed to 1 ppm or less without
any damaging processing. Remember, if it's not written on
the bottle, you can't assume anything.
During my treatment I drank:
Four oz. of properly prepared aloe vera
two to four times per day, usually more.
By properly prepared I mean raw (unheated),
organic, whole leaf and never concentrated or diluted
aloe with all the aloin (laxative properties) removed.
Aloe Vera Juice from Herbal Aloe Force
Quantity - 8, 32oz. bottles - Raw,
Organic, Whole Leaf