The proposed research was to trace the functions of carbohydrates through pathways of our complete immune system.
This research examined key studies and principles of glycobiology and will focus on the importance of saccharide molecules that are available in specific aloe plant species. Tracing these pathways provided a comprehensive picture of supporting immunity thought the basic mechanisms of glycobiology.
The anticipated results would be of greater understanding of mannans in particular in carbohydrates in general and can offer answers never before available in healthcare. Never before has the treatment of illness been so limited to the treatment of symptoms rather than the curing. This study will clarify the role of carbohydrates and the value of natural plant molecules, essential to the defense of our bodies.
The international aloe science council grant proposal was approved and the project commenced in the fourth quarter of 1999. The project objective is to provide the aloe community with claims labeling guidance with the food and drug administration's approval. This outcome of this project will be helpful for both industry professionals and consumers.
The American Botanical Council proposal was approved by The Clarke Family Foundation for “The Aloe Education Booklet Project.”
The projects objective was to produce educational materials as well as responsible research and literature reviews. The result was the creation of a botanical booklet of aloe vera that was distributed through a variety of networks.
The final document was included in the journal Herbal Gram, as well as used in sales to industry, retailers, health professionals, journalists and consumers.
Completed in 1998, a comprehensive newsletter was created on the history, research and medicinal uses of aloe vera.
This grant supported and funded the production of the “The Wonders Of Aloe,” a newsletter that provided classroom information and experiments for students to fully understand the wonders of aloe.
Distributed to over 20,000 teachers (kindergarten through 8th grade), the newsletter contained various school projects that assisted the teachers in lesson planning.
Students learned about herbal remedies and how they can be used for self care. The newsletter called “The Wonders Of Aloe” touched the lives of over half a million consumers.
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