Aloe Vera Juice Nature's Health Tonic - AloElite™ & Sabila™ You probably already know that the common household plant Aloe Vera is marvelous for treating bums. But did you know that Aloe Vera juice is miraculous health tonic? The Ultimate Green Pharmacy Aloe Vera has been revered for thousands of years all over the world for its restorative powers. The ancient Egyptians used it for preserving the bodies of their pharaohs. The Greeks used it to enhance the body's natural wound and skin revitalizing processes. African hunters rubbed it on themselves to eliminate body odor that would be detected by their prey. Spanish missionaries in America planted Aloe Vera around their missions and carried it with them wherever they went. The use of Aloe Vera in the United States is documented in the US Pharmacopoeia of 1820, in which a number of aloe preparations are described. By the early 1900s, more than 27 different aloe preparations were in popular use, and in 1920 the cultivation of aloe for pharmaceutical use began. (l) Today, Aloe Vera is sold in most countries, pharmacies, supermarkets and health food stores, as a nutritional supplement, and in cosmetics such as lotions and shampoos. The Best of Science and Tradition The formulators at Kaire have combined the knowledge from ancient civilizations with the results of years of scientific research to produce two different Aloe Vera juices, Sabila™ and AloElite™. All of Kaire's Aloe juices are made from the Aloe barbadensis Miller plant - the most potent and nutritious of the 200- plus species of Aloe Vera - cultivated in Venezuela in virgin, nutrient rich soil. Hundreds of miles from the nearest industrialized city, and just a short distance from the ocean, the aloe fields bask in the sunshine and clean breeze of the Caribbean. Aloe Vera and Nutrition The Aloe Vera plant contains more than 200 active components including vitamins (Bl, B2, B6, C and E, folic acid, choline, beta- carotene), minerals (calcium, sodium, manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper, chromium), essential amino acids, enzymes and plant chemicals such as complex sugars, proteins and more. These nutrients encourage cellular activity in the body and provide dietary sup port for the digestive tract. Aloe Vera has been shown to have a soothing effect on the digestive tract lining and provide a healthy balance of intestinal secretions. (2.3) It has been used internally to enhance the immune system. (4.5.6) Two Different Aloe Juices - Choose the one that's right for you Sabila™ is an unadulterated and pure juice. It is not concentrated or diluted in any way, and contains two to three times more solids than other juices on the market, for optimum potency and maximum effectiveness. For most effective results, sip two ounces of Sabila™ mixed in your favorite fruit juice or beverage, three times a day. AloElite™ is a slightly concentrated juice, so it is about twice as strong as Sabila™. It is enriched with Manapol, one of the most effective polysaccharides of the Aloe Vera plant. Although all Aloe Vera juice naturally contains this sub- stance, enriching AloElite™ with additional Manapol increases the efficacy of this premium juice. AloElite™ provides 20mg. of Manapol per one-ounce serving, and, like Sabila™, also contains two to three times more solids than other juices on the market. For most effective results, sip two ounces of AloElite™ mixed in your favorite fruit juice or beverage, three times a day. How often should I drink AloElite™ and Sabila™? Research shows that Aloe Vera supports immune system functions at the cellular level by a process known as receptor-site activation. Because your body's receptor sites for polysaccharides become saturated with two ounces of aloe juice, it's best to drink the juice three times a day so the receptor sites are continuously saturated. What are Polysaccharides? Polysaccharides are found in every cell in your body and perform many functions. This natural chemical glues cells together, lubricates joints and enhances the immune system. However, once you hit puberty, your body stops manufacturing polysaccharides, so it's important to supplement your diet with them. According to one researcher, the Aloe barbadensis plant contains the greatest concentration of the most active polysaccharides in nature. (7) Polysaccharides are the most abundant component of aloe's methyl precipitable solids (MPSs). When aloe solutions are processed, about 20 to 25% of the total solids come out of the solution precipitate. These precipitated solids are known as MPSs, which consist mostly of polysaccharides, glycoprotein, and salts of organic acids. Depending on the origin of the aloe leaves, the harvesting conditions and leaf processing, the polysaccharides represent about one half to two thirds of the MPSs, or about 10% to 15% of the total solids Experts recommend between 600 - 1,200 mgs of MPSs per day for a healthy adult and 1,200 - 3,000 mgs per day for individuals with health problems. The majority of Aloe Vera products available in the USA have 0-1,400 mgs. of MPS’s per liter. Even with the best of these, you would need to drink one liter each day to get enough of the polysaccharides. Kaire’s AloElite contains 13,500 mgs of MPS’s per liter, making it one of the most potent forms of aloe extract available in the nutritional supplement industry! Sabila contains 5,000 - 7,000 mgs of MPS’s per liter. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. References: 1) Grindlay D and Reynolds T; The Aloe Vera leaf phenomena; A review of the properties and modem use of the leaf parenchyma gel. Ethnopharacol16, 117-151,198 2) Hedendal, Bruce Eric, "Whole Leaf Aloe Vera - Almost a Panacea," Health Consciousness, Vol. 13, No.1 3) Bland, Jeffery, "Effect of Orally Consumed Aloe Vera Juice on Gastrointestinal Function in Normal Humans," Preventive medicine, March/April 1985. 4) Murray, Michael T., N.D. The Healing Power of Herbs, 33-35. Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA, 1995. 5) Ajabnoor MA: Effect of aloes of blood glucose level in normal and alloxan diabetic mice. J Ethnapharmacol 28, 215-220, 1990. 6) Blitz JJ, Smith ]W, and Gerard JR: Aloe Vera juice on human gastrointestinal fraction. Natural Foods Network Newsletter, Aug. 1985. 7) Pittman, John C., "The Immune Enhancing Effects of Aloe." Health Consciousness, Vol. 13, No, 1.