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CSPI Organization Warns Against Ingesting Aloe Vera – IASC Responds

According to CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) executive director Michael F. Jacobson, studies conducted by the U.S. government have found evidence suggesting that ingesting aloe vera extracts caused intestinal cancers in male and female laboratory rats. As a result CSPI is now (August 2013) giving all aloe vera an “avoid” rating in […]

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What is Acemannan?

Most people have never heard of acemannan nor would they associate it with the healing-herb aloe vera. Acemannan is a D-isomer mucopolysaccharide found in the inner leaf gel of the aloe vera plant. This compound has been known to have immunostimulant(1), antiviral, antineoplastic and gastrointestinal properties.(2)  Acemannan (the name often used for aloe beta-glucomannans, acetylated […]

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Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

With it’s roots in Northern Africa, the first known documentation of aloe vera’s medicinal use was in the ancient Egyptian Papyrus ebers, which provided twelve different recipes for healing with aloe. Today, aloe vera (commonly known as Aloe barbadensis) is known for it’s many health and healing properties both topically and orally — from reducing […]

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