Aloe Vera and Immune Regulation

Aloe Vera Immunomodulation

Frequently Asked Questions

Aloe vera L. has been used topically and ingested as a Nutraceutical for thousands of years. In today fast paced world of advertising, information overload makes it extremely difficult to separate marketing hype from reality. In an attempt to short cut this process, Dr. Santiago Rodriguez, a world renowned Chemist with twenty years experience in Aloe vera discusses some of the more common issues.

Myth #1 All Aloe is the same.
Soil, temperature, sunshine, harvesting and processing techniques
dramatically affect the quality of Aloe vera L. I have found that Aloe grown in
a tropical climate to have the best quality.

Myth #2 A fresh Aloe leaf is better than processed Aloe.
Generally true for most processed Aloe vera products. My experience has
allowed me to see both the worst and the best of processed Aloe vera. Only
properly processed Aloe without the use of enzymes, chemicals, or heat
produces the best Aloe vera powder.

Myth #3 Aloe is better with the rind.
Aloe rind contains a laxative called Aloin. The best, most bio-available, most
immunomodulatory Aloe vera uses only the inner leaf gel without the rind.
Numerous companies use the rind and then eliminate the Aloin by using a
charcoal filter which degrades the Acemannan content of the Aloe.

Myth #4 All Aloe is bio-available.
That depends upon your definition of bio-available. Some Aloe is much,
much more bio-available than others. For instance, standard Aloe vera
powder does not dissolve in water. The most bio-available Aloe vera will be
completely water soluble with excellent molecular weight distribution below
50,000 Dalton.

Myth #5 Immunomodulation is immune system stimulation.
No. Immunomodulation allows the immune system to respond to any
situation. If the immune system is over stimulated due to chemicals, a poor
diet, or certain herbal supplements, Aloe vera helps the body to correct itself
and find balance. Conversely, when the immune system is under active
when fighting an insult, Aloe vera can propel macrophages to help the body
overcome an assault.

Dr. Santiago Rodriguez is the CEO of Lorand Laboratories, LLC.
Copyright 2010 Dr. Santiago Rodriguez

Dosage Suggestions

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Getting the most out of BiAloe     

Before reading everything below please note that because BiAloe is 3 to 10 times more potent than other similar aloe products on the market, a little goes a long way.  A long term effective daily maintenance dose can be as little as 160mg a day, which is less than 1/8 tsp.  Also, it is very important to understand that the BiAloe freeze dried powder is hydrophilic, which means it will readily absorb moisture and clump.  Do not leave your container open any longer than you need to and avoid having any water on your measuring spoon when you take out your daily dose. The BiAloe will still be effective even if it has clumped, it may just need extra shaking to dissolve. BiAloe is not a substitute for your prescriptive medications or medical care, rather it is a powerful support for normal/optimal functioning of the body. For more specific instructions continue reading. 

For optimum results if you have struggled with health issues for a while, it is suggested that youbegin with 1/8tsp of BiAloe/day (approx. 250mg) and slowly increase to 1/4tsp two times a day.  If you are very sensitive to botanicals or have been suffering with a chronic condition for a long time, you may want to start with even less.  As long as you are not experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as headaches and/or increased aches and pains, try increasing your dosage every 2-3 days (these uncomfortable detoxification symptoms do not indicate anything bad. On the contrary they are signs that your body is starting to "clean house").  Be patient, it has no doubt taken many years for you to have reached the level of health you are experiencing now.  It will take some time for your body to heal naturally.  When you have found a dose that brings you a greater sense of health and wellbeing, staying at that dose may be sufficient to continue the detoxification and repair of your bodily systems.

The freeze dried powder can be mixed with purified or spring water or juice and has very little taste. A good protocol is to mix your dosage of BiAloe with 1 liter of good water and have a second liter of good water without BiAloe (you'll want to stay well hydrated to get the best results). Good to find a 1 liter glass juice bottle, which is easy to clean, that you can use for your BiAloe (sprinkle the BiAloe in and shake well).  Consume both liters in a 24 hour period.  BiAloe works best if you have some every 4 hours throughout the day.

Once you have reached your ideal dose you may want to maintain this same level for 3 to 6 months, or until you have been symptom free for 1 month. You can then reduce to a maintenance dose of 160mg/day.

Each person has different health objectives and tolerance levels. Therefore, listen to your body and go at your own speed. You may notice an increased amount of energy, or you may immediately experience signs of detoxification. Use your own judgement when it comes to dosing and trust that the human body has an amazing capacity to heal and regenerate when conditions are right.

For most of our clients we have found that 1/8 tsp at the beginning of the day and 1/8 tsp at the end is sufficient to counteract a tendency towards auto-immune conditions.

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Rebuilding Your Body's Communication System

Rebuilding Your Body’s Communication System

What are Glyconutrients? Glyco – referring to a sugar molecule, and nutrient – self-explanatory.

Also known as polymannans, these are complex sugars consisting of two mannose molecules and one-glucose molecule.

These polymannans are composed of many lengths, weights, and sizes. Lengths vary from short, medium, long to very long. Within these parameters, each size molecule performs its own unique function in the body.

The varying sizes determine healing properties:

Short Chain Length – Reduces inflammation, which is involved in such diseases as ulcerative colitis, arthritis, and gastric reflux. Also helps with the reduction of blood sugar with both type I and II diabetes.

Medium Chain Length – Vitamins and minerals can only function outside the cells, but polysaccharides are very effective intracellular antioxidants and free radical scavengers – very important in preventing and treating arteriosclerosis, heart disease and Parkinson’s disease. With the ever increasing pollution on the planet and loss of nutrients in the soil, the increase in free radicals and loss of cellular oxygen will only become worse with time. This makes polysaccharides even more important than ever.

Large Chain Length – Has a direct anti-bacterial and anti-viral effect. Important with all the new infectious diseases cropping up and the older ones becoming more virulent from long term use of antibiotics.

Very Large Chain Length (Acemannan Fraction*) – The very large molecules are immune modulating, which have a powerful healing effect on AIDS, cancer and many different immune system disorders. It is also this large molecule the causes the body to produce a natural chemical, tumor necrosis factor, which functions to shut off blood supply to tumors.

Think of mannans as the pearls in a necklace, ranging from lightweight short necklaces with small pearls to very long, heavy weight strands with large pearls. The heavier, longer in length, and larger the pearls are, the more valuable the necklace becomes. As with mannans, the heavier and longer the chain of polymannose (glyconutrients), the more vital and valuable the function it performs within the body.

What Do Long Chain Glyconutrients Do in the Body?

Science now supports the concept that the very long chain mannans have specific immune functions in the body. The immune system is the master system of the body; every other system relies on a properly functioning immune system in order to optimally function.

To illustrate how polymannans and the immune system function together to support the rest of the body’s physiology, think of the body’s communication system like talking on a cell phone. If you are far from a cell tower, or the tower is down, you will send and receive garbled messages.

These polymannan glyconutrients repair and rebuild the “cell towers” on the surface of your cell walls, allowing good communication between your body’s systems. This means your immune system can perform much better, because it gets more accurate information!

BiAloe® is the highest quality, most bio-available, most immunomodulatory freeze dried Aloe vera made. A technological breakthrough in Aloe vera processing, BiAloe® has a bio-active profile nearly identical to that of natural Aloe vera inner leaf gel. There is absolutely no other Aloe vera product on the market that can match the polysaccharide and Acemannan content. Additionally, BiAloe® is water soluble, with no bitter taste, and is virtually Aloin free with no laxative effects.

Farming, harvesting, processing, and packaging affect polymannan content and the bio-availability of the Acemannan. BiAloe® is more efficacious than 3 to 10 times the amount of other commercially available Aloe vera.

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