The name shakes are used to make distinction between the milk based and others based on fruit, vegetables.
Fruit shakes, smoothies, vegetable juice, dessert, seaweed shakes, aloe vera, Jelly etc. »
Nutrients for optimizing body health.
During recent decades there has been increasing recognition that the relative and absolute amounts of ordinary nutrients in the diet can have important effects on growth, health, wellbeing and aging. The name shakes is used to make distinction between the milk based shakes and the others based on fruit, vegetables and use of supplements. Examples are Fruit shakes, smoothies, vegetable juice, dessert, seaweed shakes, aloe Vera, Jelly etc.
Fruit based shakes/smoothies are the more popular now but shakes or drinks based in vegetables have been in use much longer and the first recorded use goes back to Sumer (Eden and more than 7000 years). When you have a closer look in the bible you will find that the old biblical people did grow old in good health a which might be up to 600 years. However over time the average age did start to decrease and is hovering around 70-80 years average. There have been many attempts made to increase the average lifespan in our history and rejuvenation played an important role.
During recent decades there has been increasing recognition that the relative and absolute amounts of ordinary nutrients in the diet can have important effects on growth, health, wellbeing and aging.
Aloe Vera as plant has been used and known for health related properties for eons.
However most of what we do known comes from the Greek traders and explorer travelling through the old world and up to China thousand of years ago. . The name Aloe vera derives from the Arabic word “Alloeh” meaning “shining bitter substance,” while “vera” in Latin means “true.” 2000 years ago, the Greek scientists regarded Aloe vera as the universal panacea. The Egyptians called Aloe “the plant of immortality.” Aloe vera has been used for medicinal purposes in several cultures for millennia: Greece, Egypt, India, Mexico, Japan and China.1 Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra used it as part of their regular beauty regimes. Alexander the Great, and Christopher Columbus used it to treat soldiers’ wounds.
Aloe Vera looks like a cactus but it isn't ± the plant is a member of the lily family which includes garlic and onion.
Potential use of aloe products often involves often some type of processing, e.g. drying, heating, dehydration, and grinding.
The date of the first herbal drink is open to debate. Certainly ginseng was recognised as a qi qi tonic herb about 5000 years ago (Bown,2003) and one of the traditional ways of using ginseng was to make a tea from its dried root.
Tea itself (Camellia sinensis plant) has been drunk in China for about 3000 years (Bown,2003)for the stimulating effects of its caffeine content. Later, liqueurs, although not soft, drinks, were made from herbs by monks for medicinal and purposes. In the mid-1980s a new era of herbal drinks emerged accompanied by a message of sophisticated healthiness as the drink&drive laws began to take effect in many countries and lifestyle/stress became a significant issue in affluent societies. I new one on the horizon being added sugar. Sugar consumption partly responsible for the current obesity crisis.
The incorporation of extracts in beverages.
The functional drink can be defined as one that offers the consumer additional perceived benefits besides its primary,function, which is hydration & the maintenance of body fluid at a suitable level.
The benefits are usually directed towards some aspect of maintaining good health or coping with the pressures of modern lifestyles. A range of functional, ingredients, including herbal extracts, is available to the formulator of functional drinks.
Aloe Vera gel juice production.
External activity effecting quality,
grinding, Enzymes addition, adding vitamin C and citric acid and finally Pasteurization.
Alternative is to air dry the aloe vera gel directly after harvesting and grind it. The dried product can be stored for many years without los of quality/cost or supervision. With a very low dry weight content the gel you are just transporting water and that makes it very expensive to ship worldwide. It takes 100 kg to produce 1 kg of dried product. A small capsule contains 0.7-0.8 gram and would be enough to produce 1 litre of gel. A, fruit juice or whatever you choose add it and ready.
However as soon as you add the dried Aloe vera to the water the shelf life will go back to a couple of days and you will have to store it cool. Despite the relative high cost of the dried aloe vera you get a very refreshing and health product, the other critical ingredients such as flavourings, colours, high--intensity sweeteners and preservatives left to the consumer, no refined sugar added. Please do have a look at the webpage about honey and shakes.
The number of suppliers and distributors has grown in the past few decades. And many of them publish quite good sales growth.
You can see continuously increasing in sales over the years, an average increase of 1414//33%% over over last years.
The Aloe vera plant cosmetics
The Aloe Vera plant has been known and used for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties and expressed in poultices, gels, ointments, creams, and pastes.
Aloe-derived ingredients as such are used in a wide variety of cosmetic product types at concentrations of raw material that are often as low as 0.1% or less.
Within Cosmetics; these applications were primarily intended for a local topical effect. However for clarity it might be wise to explain it briefly in more detail.
The treatment of the surface of the skin, with the under laying layers, about medical applications and finally total body nutrition. It is possible to feed and nourish a human body completely through his skin. The last not of much importance other than explaining the principle working and affect of certain nutrient and substances used.
Plant materials derived from the Aloe plant can be used for multiple purposes; most used as cosmetic ingredients, other oral, as extracts and to produce pharmaceuticals.
Dr Berdonces an author of the'' The Medical plants,, list it like: curative effects being a natural antiseptic, coagulant, inhibitor of pain, stimulates the growth of new body cells, rich in vitamins, enzymes, minerals, trace elements, 18 amino-acids whereof 10 essential.
For external use like cosmetics on a clean skin for facial care, wrinkles, acne, capillary lotion, sun filter, deodorant, make-up lotions, for massage, half masks, postpartum fissures, psoriasis, fungus, vaginitis, athlete feet's, herpes, haemorrhoids, infections, allergies, eczema cicatrices, varix, skin spot, after operations, restoration ph of the skin, vitality to hair, gentleness and flexibility. Able to help and restart cellular regeneration, maintenance of the shin keeping it healthy a vibrant, alleviating and repairing sunburns, limiting irritation and pain.
For internal use or oral; ulcer, arthritis, haemorrhage, sinusitis, asthma, angina, pharyngitis, ears, eyes, gum, throat, menstruation, troubles, apoplexy, haemorrhoids, digestive problems, excess in eating and drinking, chlolesterin. Recommended dose 4 cl before eating, can be mixed with fruit juice and honey
Products like the Aloe Andongensis Extract, Aloe Andongensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Juice, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Protoplasts, Aloe Barbadensis
Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice, and Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice Extract. These ingredients function primarily as skin-conditioning agents and are included in cosmetics only at low concentrations. The Aloe leaf consists of the pericyclic cells, found just below the plant's skin, and the inner central area of the leaf, i.e., the gel, which is used for cosmetic products.
Aloe Vera is a natural product and has a long history field of cosmetology and wound treatment.
The application of medications to the skin to ease ailments is a practice that has been utilized by humankind over the millennia and has included the application of administering of health promoting substances through the skin. Aloe Vera has been recorded for medicinal purposes in several cultures for millennia: countries like Greece, Egypt, India, Mexico, Japan and China. An ancient story is the story over Alexander the Great, and Christopher Columbus who used aloe Vera for external wound treatment. The use of adhesive skin patches to deliver drugs systemically is a relatively new phenomenon but using the same principles. The admission of nutrient through the skin or ten dermal differs greatly for digestion.
Some substances might do best when you use the oral route other will not get in your blood at all being broken down within the digestive system itself. Some can better be combined using both the oral route and skin. They are more or less complementary to each other. Several nutrients, which do not manage to pass through the digestive system, can be administered through the skin. Substances, which do not get through the digestive system but through the skin are for example B12 or glutathione, which are broken down within our digestive system, but not when, administered through the skin.
Nutrients and drugs suitable for Tran dermal administration do have normally a low molecular weight and high lipid solubility. Aloe Vera is know for its content of these substances, seaweed is another one and the seaweed bath is renown for it, honey, cumuric just to name a few more. When you take a warm seaweed bath measure the Iodine content of the blood it will take only a few minutes before it will start to rise. To feed the body through the skin is much more complex but can be done; it involves the spraying of liquid containing the right nutrients on the total body of taking a bath in it. Special care has to be taken to make sure you do not get pathogens with it, cleaning with peroxide before and after common. The stratum cornea is the greatest barrier to Tran dermal transport. If a substance could not normally pass through the shin you can dissolve it in a liquid, which has this ability and act than as a carrier, DMSO solution for example. Lignin, an inert substance, when included in topical preparations, enhances penetrative effect of the
other ingredients into the skin. Application of aloe to skin may increase the absorption of steroid creams such as hydrocortisone. In this case it will reduces the effectiveness and may increases the adverse effects of digoxin and digitoxin, due to its potassium lowering effect. To dwell on it a little bit more. Lingus Pauling who got a Nobel price for his work on nutrients and body responses. One of his proposals was to us vitamin C in the battle against cancer. A random test was set up and carried out showing no improvements and he was ridiculed for it and his reputation damaged. At a later stage when the tests where compared he did his research using a mix of vitamin C administration being oral plus intravenous. The other research based on vitamin C being oral administration. Studies have shown that vitamin C can be safely administered to healthy volunteers or cancer patients at doses up to 1.5 g/kg and with screening to eliminate treating individuals with risk factors for toxicity These studies have also found that plasma concentrations of vitamin C are higher with IV administration than with oral administration and are maintained for more than 4 hours. The study of antioxidant use in cancer treatment is a rapidly evolving area. Antioxidants have been extensively studied for there ability to prevent cancer in humans. The use of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer has been the source of many claims and controversies over the last 25 years. Initial reports from Drs. Pauling and Cameron were promising, and gained much notoriety. They reported 100 cases of terminal cancer, independently assessed and refractory to conventional treatment, which lived on average four times longer than 1000 age- and disease-matched controls. The protocol did included intravenous and oral administration, and is described in detail. Vitamin C is an organic acid and taste like it, can easily neutralised by mixing it with soda or bicarbonate. Than added to cream contain aloe Vera for topical application and becomes an external source of vitamin C. entering the circulation bypassing the rate limiting digestive system. As mentioned before the pH has to be alkaline to make sure it will pass through the skin and possible some DMSO added to enhance that process. Again Aloe Vera has been known and used for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties and expressed in poultices, gels, ointments, creams, and pastes.
More than 400 traditional plant treatments for all kind of diseases including diabetes mellitus have been recorded, but only a small number of these have received scientific and medical evaluation to assess their efficacy. Traditional treatments have mostly disappeared in occidental societies, but some are prescribed by practitioners of alternative medicine or taken by patients as supplements to conventional therapy. However, plant remedies are still the mainstay of treatment in underdeveloped regions because most of the people cannot payee for the expensive and engineered drugs. A hypoglycaemic action from some treatments has been confirmed in animal models and non-insulin-dependent diabetic patients, and various hypoglycaemic compounds have been identified. A botanical substitute for insulin seems unlikely, but traditional treatments may provide valuable clues for the development of new oral hypoglycaemic agents and simple dietary adjuncts. One of these plants are the Aloe Vera.
The therapeutic qualities of the clear gel of the Aloe vera plant described above depend on the freshness of the gel. For example, the pain of a sunburn may be stopped, not to reoccur, by applying the clear gel from a leaf that has just been cut, but if the gel has been exposed to air and light for several hours the therapeutic powers are partially lost.
Several processes have been developed and are employed to preserve the freshness and therapeutic qualities of the Aloe vera gel.
Its anedotical Medicinal properties listed as; Aloe vera is a traditional anti-inflammatory topical ointment used to combat the inflammation and pain caused by jelly fish stings, insect bites, sunburn and the like. Aloe vera soothes and cools the inflamed skin, numbs the pain associated with the inflammation and prevents itching.
Aloe vera is a traditional remedy for many digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, esophagitis, peptic ulcers and oral lesions. Additionally, as an abundant source of essential nutrients, Aloe vera is a nutritional supplement and a detoxifying tonic that revitalizes the body. Moreover, as a beauty aid, Aloe vera enhances the ability of the skin to absorb moisture, thus revitalizing the skin.
Aloe vera processing;
The main Stabilizing of aloe vera done by warming tot 80 degree centigrade and in most cases adding anti-oxidants for stabilisation like tocotrienol/tocopherol blend, rosmarinic acid, polyphenols, or any combination thereof. The adding of anti-oxidants is now no longer being the case for medicinal plants as Aloe only but also in normal food to increase shelf life. In case of Aloe vera not only to the clear gel but also in aloe containing drinks.
Environmental conditions, such as light, temperature, and humidity are extreme and place a great stress on the Aloe vera gel. Moreover, production of Aloe vera products in large quantities translates into longer storage times, and therefore, a need for products with longer shelf-lives.
The greater demand for Aloe vera in more remote marketplaces requires an Aloe vera gel with a stability that the existing stabilizing processes cannot provide. Accordingly, a need exists for a stabilizing process and a resulting Aloe vera gel that retains its beneficial
viscous, translucent, mucilaginous gel containing various polysaccharides that are believed to be largely responsible for Aloe vera's beneficial properties.
A closer look and some basic calculation:
Aloe vera gel contains between 10-5 gram of dry material depending on age of the plant used. Should be at least 5 years old to reach a 0.8% solid content range within the clear gel.
Tocotrienol/tocopherol blend added in an amount from about 0.01% to about 2.0% based on the weight of the Aloe vera gel or 1-20gram/kilo gel.
Stabilizing agent in an amount from about 0.01% to about 6.0% based on the weight of the Aloe vera gel, at least one stabilizing agent selected from the group consisting of sodium benzoate, citric acid, potassium sorbate, phosphoric acid, and glucono-delta-lactone. Weight/kg gel is 1-60gram/kg gel
Procyanidin in an amount from about 0.05% to about 0.25% based on the weight of the Aloe vera gel; or 0.5-2.5 gram/kilo gel.
Cinnamic acid in an amount from about 0.05% to about 0.25% based on the weight of the Aloe vera gel; or 0.5-2.5 gram/kilo gel.
Caftaric acid (3-deoxycaftaric acid) in an amount from about 0.05% to about 0.25% based on the weight of the Aloe vera gel;
being 0.5-2.5 gram/k gel
Phenolic acid in an amount from about 0.05% to about 0.25% based on the weight of the Aloe vera gel; 0.5-2.5 gram/kilo gel.
Gallic acid in an amount from about 0.05% to about 0.25% based on the weight of the Aloe vera gel; being 0.5-2.5 gram.
These number just to illustrate the distortional use of bio-anti oxidants to stabilise and enhance the 8 gram of Aloe vera on dry weight basis in solution ( 1000gram).