Lacey, WA– September 28, 2004 – Aloecorp, the world’s leading vertically integrated supplier of bioactive Aloe vera raw materials, reports that recent groundbreaking research sponsored by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) concludes that Aloe vera dramatically increases levels of vitamins C and E in the bloodstream by more than 200% when consumed while taking these vitamins.
In addition, levels of these health-preserving vitamins remain elevated for 24 hours and provide an outstanding natural time-release effect. The study also concludes that Aloe vera can enhance the bioavailability of both water- and fat-soluble vitamins.
“Like Aloe, vitamins C and E are known to be powerful antioxidants that boost immune system function, promote skin health, and protect cardiovascular health,” said Ken Jones, Aloecorp’s Director of Research and Development. “By adding Aloe vera to these and other supplement products, we are delivering to discerning consumers highly synergistic and superior products that allow them to gain maximum benefits from their supplements.”
According to Jones, recent studies also show that consuming vitamins C and E can help offset age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and diabetes.
Jones added, “The bioavailability research has created a landmark event and major turning point for the functional food and nutraceutical industry as these companies realize the benefits of incorporating Aloe into their products containing vitamins C and E.”
Aloecorp’s patented ACTIValoe™, available in Aloe gels, whole leaf, concentrates and powders are IASC-certified, the criteria for the Aloe used in the study.
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Aloecorp (www.aloecorp.com) and sister company Unigen Pharmceuticals, Inc. (www.unigenpharma.com) are subsidiaries of Univera, Inc. Unigen and Aloecorp each focus on identifying and studying the unique ingredients of medicinal botanicals (Aloecorp’s focus is on Aloe vera) and then formulating proprietary raw materials for use in cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
Aloecorp is a multinational company providing research-proven, bioactive Aloe vera ingredients to world markets. Aloecorp’s corporate philosophy is to “bring the best of nature to mankind,” and does so with its bioactive, standardized Aloe vera that guarantees 10% polysaccharides by weight, and is clinically proven to enhance the activity of Native Aloe gel. Since its inception in 1988, Aloecorp has been the world’s leading vertically integrated supplier of raw Aloe vera materials. All of Aloecorp’s raw Aloe vera materials have been scientifically tested for biological activity, certified pure by the International Aloe Science Council, and clinically supported in published, peer-reviewed studies. Aloecorp provides raw Aloe vera materials to finished goods manufacturers in the nutritional and dietary supplement, functional food, cosmeceutical, personal care and pharmaceutical industries. Aloecorp, ACTIValoe™, and all associated logos are registered trademarks of Aloecorp in the United States and other countries. Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has granted Aloecorp an exclusive licensing agreement to use its patented processes to manufacture ACTIValoe™.
1) Vinson, Kharrat and Andreoli. Effect of Aloe vera preparations on the human bioavailability of vitamins C and E. Research sponsored by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) and first reported at the 2003 IASC annual conference.
Barb Apps, Marketing Director