FAQ

Aloesomal Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to some of the most common questions concerning aloesomal, acemannan and liposomes.

How is Aloesomal different from other aloe products?
Aloesomal is the only high molecular weight aloe vera product utilizing a liposomal delivery system for increased absorption.
How well is aloe vera absorbed?
According to Dr. Ivan Danhof M.D. Ph.D., a leading aloe vera expert, larger aloe polysaccharide molecules are orally absorbed in the 4-5% range. While the absorption rate is unimpressive, the plant provides remarkable results. The Aloesomal team determined that if properly processed, yet poorly absorbed aloe could produce such impressive results, then what would the result be using a delivery system that is 5-8 times that of normal oral consumption? Our Liposomal delivery system integrates nano-sized particles of active ingredients in a layer of phospholipids to protect them in the highly acidic environment of the stomach and to boost uptake into the bloodstream. Liposomes fit in perfectly with our philosophy in that they are a natural form that humans create within their bodies, nor do they denigrate the polysaccharide content.
What is Acemannan and why is it important?
Acemannan is a D-isomer mucopolysaccharide in aloe vera leaves. This compound has potential immunostimulant, antiviral, antineoplastic, and gastrointestinal properties.

It starts with raw materials. All aloes are not created equal. There are over 400 species of the plant. The most common species for healing is known as Aloe Barbadensis Miller, or “true aloe,” Beyond species, it’s about growing, harvesting, and processing the aloe in a manner that prevents degradation of the polysaccharide content, and ultimately the molecular weights of those polysaccharides. We utilize a proprietary process to separate the active ingredient, Acemannan, from the presence of enzymes present at the time of harvest. Many processors use Diatomaceous Earth, activated charcoal, heat, or additional foreign enzymes to the aloe resulting in a compromised polysaccharide content. Our unique process uses pure ethanol from sugar cane, in a cold process. The ethanol is produced in a non-GMO sugar plantation. In addition to separating the Acemannan from degradative enzymes, our process eliminates both bacteria, and any remaining traces of anthraquinones (aloin) using a super chilled ethanol bath. The stabilized Acemannan content is separated from water, ethanol, and the naturally degradative enzymes which are removed by centrifugation and freeze drying. Absolutely no enzymes, toxic solvents, or chemicals are ever used.
The process yields an aloe product with an average molecular weight of 1,200,000 Da. Although we guarantee Acemannan content to be at least 30% of the total solids, testing through size exclusion chromatography confirms that Aloesomal typically exceeds 32%, a statistic virtually unheard of in the industry. For perspective, a handful of our competitors produce products with Acemannan contents in the 8-12% range, but most aloe products are closer to 1% Acemannan.

What are Liposomes and why are they important?
Liposomes are pharmaceuticals or supplements formed in the nano size range and wrapped in a lipid molecule providing a vehicle for increased absorption. Depending on the nature of the vitamin or mineral, the nutrient is placed either in the inner aqueous fluid or imbedded in the cell membrane. Liposomal nutrients are then protected from the gut. Fatty acid chains and molecules like phosphatidyl choline are used as the delivery mechanism in liposomes.

Once they’ve completed delivering the ingredients, they become nutrition for your brain and liver cells, as they are a critical component of human physiology.

Is Aloesomal Organic?
All of our products are grown organically.
What is a Certificate of Analysis?
A certificate of analysis (COA) is a document attesting to its laboratory analysis for polysaccharides and in some cases adulterants, heavy metals and pesticides, mold, etc. It’s also a way to review test results from responsible companies selling products.
How do I know that your product contains liposomes?
Aloesomal performs (QC) Quality Control testing using several methods to confirm the presence of liposomes including Dynamic Light Scattering, gas chromatography, and Electron Microscopy.