Glossary

Aloe Glossary

Acemannan

A complex polysaccharide derived from the plant aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera)

Aloe Arborescens

A species of flowering succulent perennial plant that belongs to the Aloe genus, which it shares with the well known and studied Aloe vera. This species is also relatively popular among gardeners in addition to being studied for its many medical uses.nnAloe arborescens is a large multi-headed sprawling succulent, its specific name indicating that it sometimes reaches tree size. Typical height for this species 2–3 metres (6.6–9.8 ft) high. Its leaves are succulent and are green with a slight blue tint. Its leaves are armed with small spikes along its edges and are arranged in rosettes situated at the end of branches. Flowers are arranged in a type of inflorescence called a raceme. The racemes are not branched but two to several can sprout from each rosette. Flowers are cylindrical in shape and are a vibrant red/orange color. The specific epithet arborescens means "tree-like".

Aloin

Aloin, also known as Barbaloin, is a yellow-brown colored compound noted in the exudate of at least 68 Aloe species at levels from 0.1 to 6.6% of leaf dry weight, and in another 17 species at indeterminate levels. nnAloin extracted from natural sources is a mixture of two diastereomers, termed aloin A (also called barbaloin) and aloin B (or isobarbaloin), which have similar chemical properties. Aloin is an anthraquinone glycoside, meaning that its anthraquinone skeleton has been modified by the addition of a sugar molecule. Anthraquinones are a common family of naturally occurring yellow, orange, and red pigments of which many have cathartic properties, attributes shared by aloin. Aloin is related to aloe emodin, which lacks a sugar group but shares aloin's biological properties.nnPlant-derived remedies containing aloin and other anthraquinones have been used as traditional medicines since antiquity,[9] but harsh side effects make aloin generally unsuitable for household or daily use.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) is a succulent plant species. The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. This species of aloe is the most well-known variety in North America and is what most people are referring to when mentioning aloe.

Amino Acids

Any of many acids that occur naturally in living things and that include some which form proteins

Botanical

Of or relating to plants or the study of plants

Cardiovascular Diseases

Conditions affecting the structures or function of the heart

Citric Acid

Citric Acid is an organic acid that is a component of all aerobic living organisms—most abundantly, and not surprisingly, in citrus fruit. This weak acid has been used as an additive in processed foods for more than 100 years as a natural food preservative. By increasing acidity, the low pH conditions produced prevent bacterial and fungal growth, therefore prolonging the life of a Aloe based liquid dietary supplement. It also helps preserve flavor and maintains pH at a suitable level to prevent product degradation.

Collagen

An insoluble fibrous protein of vertebrates that is the chief constituent of the fibrils of connective tissue (as in skin and tendons)

Coline

A basic compound that is found in various foods or is synthesized in the liver and that is a component of lecithin, is a precursor of acetylcholine, and is essential to liver function

Compliant

Conforming to requirements

Constituents

Serving to compose or make up a thing; componentn

Errant

Deviating from the regular or proper course

Gastrointestinal

Of or relating to both the stomach and the intestines

Glucose

A type of sugar that is found in plants and fruitsn

Hemoglobin

The part of blood that contains iron, carries oxygen through the body, and gives blood its red colorn

Hepatic

Of or relating to the liver

Homeostasis

A relatively stable state of equilibrium or a tendency toward such a state between the different but interdependent elements or groups of elements of an organism, population, or group

Innate

Existing as part of the basic nature of something

Interleukin

A substance extracted from white blood cells that stimulates their activity against infection and may be used to combat some forms of cancer

Lipids

Any one of various substances that contain fat and that are important parts of living cells

Lymphocyte

A type of white blood cell having a large, spherical nucleus surrounded by a thin layer of non-granular cytoplasm

Macrophage

A phagocytic tissue cell of the immune system that may be fixed or freely motile

Natural Killer Cells

A large granular lymphocyte capable of killing a tumor or microbial cell without prior exposure to the target cell and without having it presented with or marked by a histocompatibility antigen —called also NK cell

Nutraceutical

A specially treated food, vitamin, mineral, herb that you can eat or drink to improve your health

Oncologist

The study and treatment of cancer and tumors

OptiMSM

This is the best MSM product available on the market today. Thanks to its antimicrobial action and ability to inhibit bacteria development, it helps keep our raw, unheated Aloe Arborescens viable after the bottle is opened.

Pathogens

Any disease-producing agent, especially a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism

Pathologies

Changes in a person, an animal, or plant that are caused by disease

Permeate

To pass or spread through

Phytonutrient

A bioactive plant-derived compound associated with positive health effects

Polysaccharides

A carbohydrate that can be decomposed by hydrolysis into two or more molecules of monosaccharides

Potasium Sorbate

The potassium salt of sorbic acid (found naturally in the fresh berries of mountain ash trees) is a natural buffering and flavoring agent that helps protect the freshness of the aloe during use.

Proliferation

The growth or production of cells by multiplication of partsn

Saponin

Any of various mostly toxic glycosides that occur in plants and are characterized by the property of producing a soapy lather

Sodium Benzoate

This naturally occurring flavoring is derived from fruits such as blackberries and other mountain berries. It helps stabilize and prevent bacterial growth during product usage. Sodium benzoate is a sodium salt that is present at extremely low levels in berries, apples, plums, cinnamon, and several other natural foods. There’s nothing scary about the chemical in these items.

Consumed under normal conditions, it poses no great health dangers, says Don Schaffner, professor of food science at Rutgers University in New Jersey. "Sodium benzoate is still actively being studied, but in a comprehensive review [researchers] concluded that at levels being used in foods it doesn't pose any health risk."

The Food and Drug Administration limits sodium benzoate to concentrations of 0.1% by weight. In our Supreme Immune Health Formula gel, it is used in quantities of less than 0.1% to prevent spoilage after the bottle is opened.

Sodium benzoate has been proven to be safe and effective in the amount (0.1%), unheated, for use as a benign preservative. Sodium benzoate has been generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as a direct food additive and recently this status was reaffirmed (21 CFR §184.1733) for use as an antimicrobial agent, as defined in 21 CFR §170.3(o)(2), and as a flavoring agent and adjuvant, as defined in 21 CFR §170.3(o)(12).

(NOTE: A 1993 research paper that listed Sodium Benzoate as hazardous has been found to be inaccurate. Those reports of toxic findings have been shown to be unscientific and misinterpreted; all trials cited involved heat and large amounts of the preservative that far exceeded the 0.1% used in our product.)

Other misinterpreted reports of unfounded scientific studies on sodium benzoate and benzoic acid are also being used as a marketing strategy or ploy by some supplement manufactures to provoke safety concerns just to promote benzoate-free products.

Remember, don’t confuse Sodium Benzoate with Benzene. Benzene is a chemical that has been linked to increased risk of leukemia and other blood cancers. While sodium benzoate doesn't contain benzene, it can form benzene when combined with ascorbic acid. The Organic Consumers Association says benzene levels between two and 20 parts per billion have been found in some soft drinks containing sodium benzoate and ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C. The safe level of benzene for drinking water is only five parts per billion, making the amounts of benzene in some soft drinks a health concern.

The Aloe Arborescens-based Supreme Immune Health Formula produced by Deca Aloe Arborescens US LP does not contain any Benzene nor any Ascorbic Acid, also known as viiamin C. You can feel completely safe with our product.

Sodium Lactate

Sodium Lactate is the natural salt derived from a natural fermentation product, lactic acid. It is naturally produced in the skin, according to an article published in Cosmetics and Toiletries, and also occurs naturally in all animal and human muscle tissue, according to Sodium-Lactate.com. It is often found in meat and poultry products as a preservative, thanks to its antimicrobial action and its ability to inhibit bacteria development (Wikipedia).

Synergistic

The cooperative action of two or more stimuli

Tubules

A small tube; especially, a minute canal found in various structures or organs of the body

Uric Acid

A white odorless nitrogen-containing acid that is present only in small quantities in the urine of mammals but is the chief form in which nitrogen is eliminated from the body especially of birds, reptiles, and insects
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