Polysaccharides are as necessary as bricks for a brick house.
We live in a hostile environment, without actually thinking about it. Every day we are exposed to potentially dangerous toxins, diseases, bacteria, viruses and even cells within our own body that under unfavourable conditions can be transmuted into cancer cells. The body degenerates in line with our ever increasing consumption of nutritionally poor food.
Fortunately, we have a defence mechanism against such enemies. It is called the immune system and the survival of the body is highly dependent on this system functioning well. When the immune system fails our health also fails, we contract infections and other diseases. An immune system that is subjected to high pressure, such as during stress and other forms of strain, is in great need of a constant flow of nutrients, otherwise it will eventually collapse and we become seriously ill or suffer a “burnout”.
Vitamins and minerals are of paramount importance, but there are also other substances that are equally important. Aloe vera provides a variety of these substances and can thus stimulate the immune system back to an optimal level.
Research shows that few plants can do this better than Aloe vera. It contains most, if not all, of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other innumerable substances, including special, very important sugars and enzymes that are required for the body to function well, so in all actuality it is a food supplement – a concentrated nutritional juice.
There is no plant that has been subjected to so much research.
If one should point to one ingredient more important than the others it is undoubtedly a sugar called mucopolysaccharides, also known as MPS. Poly- means many and refers to the long-chain character of the sugar (Saccharide). This sugar does not affect the insulin content, but rather it seems to stabilize it.
MPS is measured in mg / liter. Aloe vera contains more MPS than any other known plant.
It is only in recent years that researchers have begun to recognize the important role MPS plays in human health. MPS is as necessary for the body as bricks are for a brick house, researchers say. If one uses a brand containing low levels of MPS it seems the Aloe vera has no effect. And to that effect, if one does not receive any of the beneficiary results of the Aloe vera it comes down to either this or that not enough Aloe vera gel has been used. According to the Aloe Science Council, one should intake around 1200 mg MPS on a daily basis. If you have a medical condition you should intake up to 3000 mg. It is therefore important that one uses an Aloe vera product with a high MPS content.
Aloe vera from cold-pressed whole plants contain the most MPS. Scientific research has shown that the mucopolysaccharides are most concentrated just inside the shell, where there is 200% more MPS, and therefore, the juice from unpeeled plants is more potent. The reason why some only use the inner gel is because the shell contains certain substances that, among other things, are highly laxative. However, the latest technology for refining Aloe vera can effectively filter out these substances.
“Aloe vera is so effective in its natural state that there are no reasons to spend time and huge sums of money to produce a synthetic version,” says Bob Hayward, who researched the plant’s history.
Researchers like Dr. Reginald Mcdaniel at the Medical Center says that “the increasing use of Aloe vera is one of the most important steps in human history in terms of disease treatment.”
“If Aloe vera was discovered today, and its spectacular healing properties would be investigated properly, it would be hailed as the medicine of the century” says Med. dr.Ivan E. Danhof, one of the worlds foremost researchers on Aloe vera.
It is hard to imagine the effects that a family from lily plants, related to garlic and onions, can do for humans. But the millennial experience coupled with today’s scientific research speaks its clear language.