Active ingredients of Panda Nutrition’s Aloe vera gel

VITAMINS

It contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline. Antioxidant neutralizes free radicals

ENZYMES   

It contains 9 enzymes: aliases, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, bradykinase, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase, and peroxidase. Bradykinase helps to reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically, while others help in the breakdown of sugars and fats.

MINERALS

It provides calcium, chromium, copper, selenium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc. They are essential for the proper functioning of various enzyme systems in different metabolic pathways and few are antioxidants.

SUGARS                                                                                

 It provides monosaccharides (glucose and fructose) and polysaccharides: (glucomannans/polymannose). These are derived from the mucilage layer of the plant and are known as mucopolysaccharides. The most prominent monosaccharide is mannose-6-phosphate, and the most common polysaccharides are called glucomannans [beta-(1,4)-acetylated mannan]. Acemannan, a prominent glucomannan has also been found. Recently, a glycoprotein with antiallergic properties, called alprogen and novel anti-inflammatory compound, C-glucosyl chromone, has been isolated from Aloe vera gel.

The International Aloe Science Council  ( IASC ) has established several qualitative and quantitative parameters*  for assessing the quality of Aloe Vera leaf juices.

* For the polysaccharides  the minimum value of acetylated mannan is > 5%

Panda Nutrition’s  aloe vera has total polysaccharides 9.2%  +/- 1.5%  and the concentration of acetylated mannan is 7.1%

ANTHRAQUINONES

It provides 12 anthraquinones, which are phenolic compounds traditionally known as laxatives. Aloin and emodin act as analgesics, antibacterials, and antivirals.

PHYTOSTEROLS                                                                 

It provides 4 plant steroids; cholesterol, campesterol, β-sisosterol, and lupeol. All these have anti-inflammatory action and lupeol also possesses antiseptic and analgesic properties. Phytosterols reduce the “bad” cholesterol in human blood.

HORMONES                                                                      

Auxins and gibberellins that help in wound healing and have anti-inflammatory action

AMINO ACIDS                                                                     

It provides 20 of the 22 human required amino acids and 7 of the 8 essential amino acids.

SALICYLIC ACID                                                          

The active ingredient of aspirin, with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.

LIGNIN                                                                            

An inactive substance that, as a constituent of topical use formulations, enhances the absorption of the ingredients by the body.

SAPONINES                                                        

Substances that represent about 3% of the gel used to clean the skin. Also known for their antiseptic properties.

MAGNESIUM LACTATE

Prevents the formation of histamine, which causes the intense itching and pain of allergic reactions.