Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides - The Ultimate guide
With so many different supplements on the market it can be hard to know which one is right for you. How are you to know which companies to trust and beyond all the scientific jargon, do they actually work? When one first reads the title of this article it may sound somewhat confusing but have no fear, this ultimate guide will feed you everything you need to know about Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides or AMP, and also Serovera an Aloe Vera based health supplement.
What is Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides- the quick reference guide
· Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides or ‘AMP’ are gluey, sticky complex particles (sugar molecules) found in the Aloe gel of an Aloe Vera plant.
· AMP offers many natural healing properties that may be beneficial for us alongside a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
· AMP is edible and becoming a popular supplement among people in modern society.
· The source- Aloe Vera; is a popular alternative medicine that has been used across the globe for centuries.
· AMP molecules are identified in different chains, each chain offering different health benefits and properties. They are identified as small chain, medium chain, long chain and longest chain AMPs.
· Small chain AMPs have a positive effect on blood sugar levels and could help improve insulin secretion. Improving energy levels!
· Small chain AMPs can also improve digestive health and reduce inflammatory symptoms in the digestive tract.
· Medium chain AMPs have properties that can have a positive effect on the anti-oxidants in your body without interfering with any natural processes. Medium chains can combat free radicals and oxidative stress.
· Long chains have anti-bacterial properties and some studies have shown they can have a positive response is combatting viruses and infections.
· Longest chain AMPs could boost white blood cell production, boosting immunity and support a healthy body. It is believed that the AMP longest chains can help release materials from white blood cells to produce anti-bodies. Longest chains are the most efficient and valuable of all chains.
Fun fact- The Aloe Vera plant lives in cohabitation alongside fungi plants. Fungi lives inside the root of Aloe, helping to extract nutrients from soil to feed the plant. The aloe plant feeds the Fungi as part of this process. Aloe is also used in food production, many of the yoghurts and beverages we consume use Aloe.
What is Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides? or AMP
First of all, we are sure that you have heard of the Aloe Plant and Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera is a very popular substance used widely across the globe; known for its natural healing properties and functions.
The Aloe genus contains over 500 different species but Aloe Vera is the most sought after or commonly used and for good reason.
The Aloe plant originally grows in tropical and desert regions but is widely cultivated for the market and has been used in medicine for centuries.
History of the Aloe healer
The aloe plant has been recorded in ancient scripture as far back as 16th century BC.
In a study from the Indian journey of Dermatology; Ancient Egypt referred to the plant as ‘plant of immortality’ and whilst this may have been a very bold name, it does have fantastic healing properties.
Other recorded uses of the plant include such countries as Japan, China, India, Mexico and Greece.
Fun fact- Cleopatra and Nefertiti both once ruled Egypt, they were known for their beauty and used Aloe Vera to keep their skin soft.
Hello Aloe Plant
Aloe Vera is a shrub plant with short stems, they grow and form dense clumps.
The plant has succulent leaves that form a dense rosette. Leaves are usually grey/green coloured and grow up to 50cm long.
The leaves are separated with margins pink in colour with small spines.
The flowers of an Aloe plant are yellow and tube-like, making them actually quite a pretty sight to be seen!
The Aloe plant was once part of the Asphodelaceae species but was later added to the Xanthorrhoeaceae species.
Common uses of Aloe
The crop is cultivated for its wonderful jelly-esque leaf substance referred to on the market as aloe gel.
This gel is used in food, supplements, herbal remedies and cosmetic products.
Aloe Vera is a popular treatment for skin irritation such as frost bite, psoriasis, burns and other sores.
Aloe gel is believed to even have the ability to lower cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels when combined with a health balanced diet.
What is in the leaves of the Aloe plant?
The green layer of the outer leaf offers a bitter exudate and is not to be mistaken with aloe gel.
The outer leaf exudate is yellow and has very different properties to aloe gel.
This yellow substance found in the outer leaf has been used as a laxative but some studies have shown this could be harmful when combined with other medicine or herbal remedies.
Aloe Vera cultivation
A great fact of the Aloe plant is how easy it can be to grow, it is not a temperamental plant and with the right care can be grown with minimal effort compared to other sub-tropic plants.
IF you are wondering what makes this plant so special in terms of healing properties; that is where Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides become responsible. Before we delve into the facts, lets break down the AMP terminology.
Fun fact- The Aloe Vera plant can grow up to 39 inches in height!!
Aloe Vera active properties
Vitamins- Aloe contains Vitamin A, C and E which are all essential micronutrients and anti-oxidants. Aloe also contains Vit B12, folic acid and choline.
Enzymes- aloe contains 9 different enzymes including Aliase, amylase, alkaline phosphatase, catalase, bradykinase, carboxypeptidase, lipase and peroxidase. Bradykinase has been proven to reduce inflammation when used on the epidermis (skin) externally. Other enzymes help to break down sugar and fats.
Minerals- Aloe contains calcium, zinc, chromium, selenium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and sodium. All of these micronutrients are essential for normal functions of metabolic pathways.
Sugars- Aloe plant contains glucose, fructose and polysaccharides.
Anthraquinones- The Aloe plant has 12 anthraquinones, otherwise known as phenolic compounds that you and I would refer to as laxatives. 2 of them are Aloin and emodin and can be used as antibacterial or antiviral substances.
Fatty acids- 4 plant steroids can be found, these are campesterol, sisosterol, lupeol and cholesterol. Each one is believed to have anti-inflammatory action.
Hormones- Auxin and gibberellins can help heal wounds and also reduce symptoms of inflammation.
What is mucilage?
Now you understand more about what Aloe plants can offer you, let’s take a look at what mucilage or ‘mucilaginous’ means..
Nearly all plant life produces a thick, glue-like substance known as mucilage.
Otherwise known as a polar glycoprotein. Mucilage plays a vital role when storing nutrients, thickening membranes and in seed germination. Plants in warm climates such as Aloe or Cacti are very rich sources of mucilage.
Mucilage is a soluble fibre and viscous in nature, produced in the seeds of plants and performs many vital roles in plant life.
Speaking of science and mucilage anatomy
Mucilage cells occur in a number of plants families and can occur in all parts of the plant anatomy.
The cellulose walls are oft very thin and unlignified. Only the Golgi bodies of the plant are responsible for mucilage secretion, the mucilage carried by the Golgi vesicles passes through the plasma membrane by exocytosis.
After progressive mucilage production, the lumen of the cell can become occluded with mucilage and the protoplast becomes confined to thread like regions. The protoplast will eventually degenerate.
Exopolysaccharides are a stabilising factor for micro aggregates and found widely distributed in soil.
Exopolysaccharides produce soil algae and help fertilise soil for plants to grow successfully in.
The created substance then covers the outer pars of unicellular of filaments of green algae and other cyanobacteria.
· Mucilage protects leaves from any damage or wounds, it prevents microorganisms from entering the plant and causing harm to the organism.
· Mucilage increases in volume when mixed with water, this aids in germination of seeds by keeping a layer of moisture around the seeds.
Other uses of natural mucilage
Mucilage has protective properties and is used in medicine to relieve irritation of mucous membranes.
Mucilage forms a protective film and can protect other materials in the same it would for plant life. Marshmallows were once made from mucilage from a marshmallow plant and used as a cough medicine.
When mucilage is mixed with water it can be used as a substitute for glue.
The created solution can be used for sticking of stamps, labels and envelopes etc. Mucilage can be made into different strengths and can even be made strong enough to glue wood, leather and metal!
Fun Fact- Glue-like mucilage is safe to eat and even is the cause of eating for some carnivorous plants such as the Venus Fly Trap. This type of plant has leaves studded with mucilage secreting glands that trap prey when it lands on the leaves.
What are polysaccharides?
Polysaccharide means ‘Many sugars’ but they are also known as polymeric carbohydrate molecules made up of small to long chain monosaccharide units.
Polysaccharides can range in structure from linear chain to highly branched-chain. Polysaccharides are sugar molecules that can store energy such as starch or glycogen; whereas structural polysaccharides store chitin or cellulose found in the leaves of plant life.
Polysaccharides are complex in structure. Made up of long chains of glucose and mannose monosaccharides formed by glyosidic bonds. This is how we identify them as complex.
The mannose is much more abundant than glucose in polysaccharides.
Polysaccharides are usually heterogeneous, containing only slight modifications of a repeating unit. Dependant on structure, the macromolecules may have distinct properties that differ from monosaccharide building blocks of the chains.
When all of the monosaccharides in a polysaccharide are the same, it is called a homopolysaccharide or a homoglycan. If one type or more of a monosaccharide is present on the chain, then they are known as a heteropolysaccharide. (heteroglycans)
Polysaccharides are usually made up of more than ten monosaccharides, they are an important class of biological polymers.
Their structure in most living organisms is to provide structure or storage. Starch is a stored polysaccharide in plants and can be located in amylose and amylopectin.
A similar polysaccharide is used in animals and very similar in structure to polymer- sometimes called animal starch but commonly known as glycogen, usually stored in muscles to be metabolized quickly.
To combine Aloe, Mucilaginous and Polysaccharides in a way that you can fully understand. Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides or ‘AMP’ are gluey, sticky complex saccharides found in the Aloe gel of an Aloe Vera plant.
Fun fact- A simple way to understand the difference in size of polysaccharide molecules and varying chain lengths is to imagine the beads of a necklace, the chains of polysaccharides are made up in a similar way. Some necklaces have more beads than others, some have many and some have very few beads.
How is Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides made?
Aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides vary in length of chain and different chains can offer different healing properties.
When an aloe leaf is broken or cut, a release of enzymes breaks down polysaccharides into simple molecules.
Other stress conditions such as heat or acidic properties can degrade the potency of each plant’s healing properties.
To reap the most from extracting AMP from Aloe plants, one must use a consistent production process to extract the polysaccharides and preserve wanted biological effects.
Different types of aloe polysaccharide chains have to be handled differently, with the longest chains being the most delicate.
The extracting process determines the quality of polysaccharides and if not handled appropriately, the beneficial properties are damaged considerably.
One of the best ways to extract is to use freeze drying, this involves isolating molecules with freezing and vacuum processes. (freeze drying or lyophilisation)
How does the digestive system absorb AMP?
When AMP is made, one must consider how the product is digested but way beyond when the supplement is entering your mouth.
The real importance is of how much AMP is actually absorbed and released into the bloodstream to have a beneficial effect in your body.
Common polysaccharides such as starch are digested into simple sugars (glucose molecules) by enzymes in the digestive tract and released into the bloodstream.
Amylase enzymes will break down the glucose molecules for bio availability.
Aloe polysaccharides cannot be handled in the same way as the chains would not have any chance of being absorbed into the bloodstream.
The human body cannot break down the AMP chains into simple sugars which actually protects the wanted healing properties of the polysaccharides, keeping them ‘active’ in the body opposed to them being destroyed.
AMP chains are not digested by enzymes in the digestive tract, as they travel through the body they remain intact.
Cells known as introns make up the wall lining of our digestive tract, each of the cells produces a sticky substance on the top of the cell, this is called the glycocalyx or ‘fuzz’.
This substance has special receptors or binding sites known as two different types- non-specific receptors or specific receptors.
Non-specific receptors bind the majority of AMP and protect the molecules along the gastrointestinal tract.
This process actually has the ability to combat GERD or Acid reflux- Non-specific receptors have an ability of binding partially and absorbing AMP molecules in a type of synergistic protection.
This combination is able to protect the cell wall from acid reflux. Acid reflux can otherwise cause pain and discomfort in individuals due to the lower oesophagus not working properly due to bile acid.
The other type of special receptors are otherwise known as Specific binding sites, when specific binding sites are bound to AMP molecules, the cell wall completely absorbs the molecules. (Endopsychosis)
The molecules are then carried to the lymphatic system and into the bloodstream. This special process transports AMP along the lining of the digestive tract and into the bloodstream. (Pinocytosis)
The different chain lengths vary greatly, meaning there is also a significant variation in chain length activity in the body.
Small chain polysaccharides are absorbed up to 12-14%, whereas the longest chain polysaccharides are only absorbed up to 4%.
This may not sound like very much but only a small amount of AMP is necessary to have a positive effect and high amount of activity.
Carefully extracted AMP has significant benefits in small doses.
Small Chain Polysaccharides
Small chains may have a positive effect on blood sugar levels and regulation.
Diabetes is caused by a deficiency of insulin which is regulated by the pancreas.
The pancreas has 4 different types of cells and one of them is responsible for the secretion of insulin.
When there is a problem with insulin it is usually identified as 2 different types.
Type 1 diabetes patients cannot create insulin as antibodies and antigens react and destroy the insulin cells created in the pancreas.
The process is self-destructive so insulin cannot be secreted. Type 1 diabetes patients need to have insulin medication to survive.
Type 2 diabetes is more common in older people due to lifestyle choices.
These patients can create insulin but their sensors can no longer detect insulin secretion, creating an inability to control blood sugar levels.
When we eat, insulin secretion is responsible for permitting blood sugar to enter fats and proteins into the skeletal muscles for energy.
This release-sensing mechanism in patients is defective so blood sugar levels can be very erratic, so they need oral hypoglycaemic medication to restore the normal function of this release mechanism.
AMP has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in both types of diabetes in animals and humans.
Although not a medicine or replacement for any treatments; aloe polysaccharides could have a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels.
Normal people also can suffer from erratic blood sugar so this could be a great way to combat unwanted symptoms.
Small chain AMP also have other potential healing properties and can be used as an anti- inflammatory.
Inflammation can be caused by Injury or irritation, internally or externally within humans. Inflammation characteristics are redness, swelling, heat, pain and a dis-use of the area that is inflamed.
Serious inflammation includes arthritis and alterative colitis. Arthritis is an inflammation of the lining of the joints, a material known as lupotriem b4 is what causes the inflammation reaction.
When AMP is taken on a regular basis, they could inhibit the release of lupotriem, so could control the inflammatory reaction caused by this and reduce symptoms.
In colitis, this is a problem in lining of the colon and causes infection and can become a series condition.
AMP anti-inflammatory properties may also be able to reduce symptoms of alterative colitis.
Medium length Chain Polysaccharides
Medium length chains contain about 1500 molecules. Medium chains have been shown in studies to have properties that can positively affect anti-oxidants and free radical activity.
Many diseases and the aging process are believed to be linked to free radicals and oxidative stress, some such diseases linked with this are heart disease and stress symptoms.
Manifestations can be caused by free radicals; medium AMP chains have been proven to have a potent effect on anti-oxidant activity that doesn’t interfere with any normal functions of cells.
AMP could be a great way to protect the body from free radicals and boost performance of anti-oxidants.
Long Chain Polysaccharides
Longer chain AMP are made up of up to 4000-5000 molecules. In the longer chain AMPs, there is a potent anti-bacterial material that may be beneficial against some bacteria and viruses.
Longer chain AMP also contains some of the healing properties known in the Aloe Vera plant, which has been used for centuries.
Longer Chain length Polysaccharides
The longest chain AMPs can contain up to 9000 molecules, studies have shown that longest chain AMPS could boost the production of white blood cells, which could support the immune system function and release materials from white blood cells to produce anti-bodies.
These anti-bodies fight off bacteria and infections. Longest chain AMPs are believed to have the best properties for healing.
The Healing Power of Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides
AMP offers the potential to support the healing of many different ailments, the varying chain lengths are what determines the type of healing power each polysaccharide may have.
The main polysaccharide found in the Aloe Vera plant Acemannan, making up nearly 90% of all found polysaccharides in the leaves and mucilage.
Acemannan is an acylated-mannan. The smaller constituents of AMP are referred to as galactan and acidic galacturonide pectin.
Each polysaccharide works in synergy and can help boost the healing process on our skin and in the human body.
Fun fact- There are beliefs that Aloe can only be beneficial when used as a complete juice due to the properties working in synergy, however there is no sufficient evidence available to back up these claims.
Explaining the different types of Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides
The easiest way to remember varying polysaccharide chains is to divide them into small chain, medium chain, long chain and longer chain polysaccharides.
Amounts of polysaccharides found in chains can vary from 50 to a whopping 90,000 molecules!
Such chains have the ability to lessen the strain on our immune system from causes of inflammation, which then reduces painful symptoms of digestive issues, autoimmune diseases, Crohn’s disease and can even promote the growth of healthier tissues within the human body.
A large part of inflammatory problems come from our diet and many foods cause issues within the digestive tract.
Inflammation is your body’s response in trying to protect itself by trying to remove damaged cells, pathogens or other irritants.
Inflammation is the beginning of the healing process but this puts your body under stress.
Note- Inflammation is not to be confused with infection, infections are caused by bacteria, fungus or viruses. Inflammation is the response to the infection.
What are the side effects of Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides?
Aloe polysaccharides are non-toxic and there is little evidence to show that they are harmful for human consumption.
AMP is in fact quite the contrary and could have many digestive health benefits.
One should always consult a doctor before taking or adding any supplement to your regimen.
We also advise that to get the most out of any product, do not expect AMP to replace, act as a medicine or be a cure for any ailment.
Studies have proven it has many benefits but to get the most from the product, you should always follow a healthy balanced diet, get ample rest and recovery, exercising frequently.
AMP is not recommended for pregnant women or children.
Society now places more of a focus on health these days than it ever has in the past, the fitness industry and supplement industries are booming and so is your busy schedule.
Family and work commitments can feel like we never have time to ourselves.
A healthy diet and immune system are essential for a busy lifestyle but most of us never even consider what is happening with our digestive system and immune health.
When we focus on what actually goes on inside us we can become a much more efficient human.
SEROVERA is a great support system for people who are serious about optimal performance and longevity.
SEROVERA AMP 500 is growing in popularity for being a natural immune system supporter.
Video about Aloe Mucilaginous Polysaccharides and Serovera
What is Serovera AMP 500? A brief intro
People always focus on the outside matters of the body and how they look but true health comes from the inside.
Your internal health and organs will always be a true reflection of how healthy you appear on the outside.
SEROVERA works on your inner health including your gut. When you consume SEROVERA it releases mucilaginous polysaccharides that act as glyconutrients, offering many properties and health benefits.
The polysaccharides are able to bind to receptors in the intestines of your digestive tract.
The synergy of the molecules combining then protects and offers a multitude of different benefits for you and your body.
I have never heard of AMP?
AMP stands for Aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides; they are long chain complex sugar molecules.
Made up of glucose and mannose sugar molecules that are connected to make a chain. From over 200 ingredients found in the Aloe plant, AMP is one of the true active ingredients that gives Aloe Vera its natural healing properties.
The discovery of AMP has been a significant breakthrough and has made the use of Aloe gel and other products even more popular. Sometimes you can’t beat the solid proof in the pudding that something works.
The human body produces mucolpolysaccharides and they work in a very similar way to how AMP would in a plant organism.
They are responsible for functioning health, growth and proper immune system function. After puberty, the production of mucopolysaccharides decreases greatly.
So obtaining them from an outside natural source such as SEROVERA is a great idea.
SEROVERA AMP 500- the immune booster?
So many supplements that are released don’t actually have any proof that they work but Aloe Vera and AMP have had many studies to back up the claims of their efficacy.
SEROVERA uses a proprietary blend of bolstered glyconutrients that are extracted from leaves of the Aloe plant, this is done using a freeze drying process.
The source of goodness is the Aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides or AMP. Many well respected doctors have conducted research and written papers on AMP.
SEROVERA is non-toxic and no chemicals are used, it is designed to boost your immune system function and promote a healthy body.
SEROVERA AMP 500
Can help you in many ways and when you know why, it will become much clearer as to why it would be a great addition to your healthy balanced lifestyle.
Up to 80% of proper immune function takes place in the digestive system and SEROVERA can be used for a 1 to 3-month period.
In this time, you can expect less inflammation and boosted immunity in the digestive tract.
One of the most popular way to take SEROVERA is to start on a high yet safe dose for maximum effect, then when you reach an equilibrium it is possible to taper off the dosage and still keep the desired effects of SEROVERA.
Many prescription drugs can have undesirable side effects and can be very taxing on the body.
They often mask one problem but then create another in the process, they can even lead to addiction. SEROVERA is non-toxic and doesn’t use any chemicals so there is very little chance of side effects and certainly no chance of becoming dependent on the product. SEROVERA simply works in the areas it is supposed to and has no negative effect on other parts of your body.
A Quick run-down of the benefits of SEROVERA AMP 500
Who can take SEROVERA AMP 500?
SEROVERA AMP 500 is safe for most people to take, some individuals are aware of needing support for their digestive tract and immune health, whereas some may not be aware of the potential SEROVERA has just yet.
Many people take SEROVERA to prevent certain problems and to get the best results it is recommended to be taken over a long period to maintain desired effects.
It is always recommended that you consult a pharmacist, physician or general practitioner before taking SEROVERA or any other supplement.
Supplements are not a replacement nor a medication and you should never try and treat any illness with them.
SEROVERA is a safe addition to a healthy balanced diet, plus an active lifestyle with adequate rest and recuperation.
It is not recommended SEROVERA AMP 500 is for pregnant or nursing women, it is also not suitable for children.
The depth of different AMP chains:
Aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides actually have different chain lengths. They have been broken down into 4 different lengths.
We can refer to them as small, medium, long and longer chains. Each different size of AMP chain offers a different health supporting benefit.
Small chain polysaccharides
These are usually between 50 to 600 molecules and have the ability to reduce inflammation caused by the immune system.
There is also evidence to prove that small chains can help control blood sugar levels. Definitely not a cure for diabetes but could help with symptoms.
Medium chain polysaccharides
Medium chains consist of up to 1500 molecules. Vits and minerals are only able to function outside cells but mucopolysaccharides are fantastic at intracellular antioxidant support.
They can also combat free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. This could help combat autoimmune diseases.
As the planet becomes more polluted and soil loses nutrients, free radicals will increase over time- this is another solid reason to add AMP 500 to your regimen.
Large chain polysaccharides can be up to 5,000 molecules, offering a direct effect on anti-bacterial antibodies and antigens. This may be a great defence against infections, viruses and diseases.
Longer chain polysaccharides
These are the largest of all consisting of up to 9,000 molecules per chain!
They may be able to support immune modulation, believed to offer the best potency and benefits of all AMP chains.
The large molecules may be able to act as TNF blockers and inhibit the production of growths, cists and tumours.
The 4 different types of chains can exist in harmony AND work in synergy.
AMP can be compounded and SEROVERA offers the full spectrum of varying chain lengths so you are guaranteed full potency with each purchase.
SEROVERA is lab certified and has built a solid reputation with supporters and consumers.
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Efficacy in Biomarkers
"Aloe polysaccharides act as a potent anti-inflammatory agent, stopping the damage and leakage of the intestinal wall, thereby taking the stress off the immune system." — Dr. John C. Pittman, M.D.
"Aloe vera contains Glucomannan, a special complex polysaccharide… interacts with special cell-surface receptors on those cells which repair damaged tissues, called fibroblasts, stimulating them, activating their faster growth and replication." — Dr. Lawrence Plaskett B.A., Ph. D., Chem., F.R.S.C.
"The Aloe Vera mucilaginous polysaccharide reduces inflammation, which is involved in a variety of serious gastrointestinal and autoimmune conditions." — Dr. Ivan E. Danhof, Ph.D., M.D
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