Most people are not aware that the gastrointestinal (GI) tract plays critical roles in the body’s immune and detoxification systems. Years of overeating poor quality foods, too little sleep, ingestion of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and other toxic substances all upset the delicate balance of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract’s intrinsic nervous system and alter the body’s chemistry. Ultimately, this can result in a severely compromised gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
It’s important to remember that not all food is digested in the same place or with the same enzymes. After leaving the stomach, partially digested food enters the small intestine, where the majority of digestion and absorption takes place. The small intestine plays several critical roles in immune function. While most immune cells are manufactured in the bone marrow of the larger bones, they do not mature there. Instead, they migrate and mature in colonies, accumulations in a network known as the reticuloedothelial system (RES). These accumulations are found in the walls of the intestines, among other places. They are also found in the nervous system, the lungs and in connective tissue. In the course of their maturation, these cells begin to differentiate between “self” and “non-self.” We still don’t fully understand the mechanisms involved, but it is probably not accidental that auto-immune illnesses often manifest symptoms in areas of RES accumulation.
Normally these food molecules would be blocked by the small intestines’ selective absorbtion processes until they were further broken down. Leaky gut syndrome can be caused by excessive use of alcohol and non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as aspirin and acetaminophen, as well as by birth control pills. Persons with food allergies in general and cow’s milk allergy in particular often develop leaky gut syndrome.
Modern day agricultural practices include the use of germicides, radiation and fungicides meant to kill harmful bacteria and other micro-organisms. They also kill beneficial bacteria, leaving our foodstuffs virtually sterile. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a delicate environment in which billions of micro-organisms and ingested materials interact with lifestyle factors, working for or against the establishment of a healthy internal environment. Often the condition can be traced to a prescription of antibiotics, which destroy the beneficial flora in the intestinal tract, allowing a yeast infection to develop. When allowed to grow unchecked by the positive bacteria, these fungi can enter a mycelial form in which they burrow through the thin intestinal wall, causing lesions that allow large protein molecules to escape through to the bloodstream.
The liver then has two added tasks–one of reacting to such food particles as though they were toxins, and the other of reacting to actual toxins generated when the yeast dies. Another burden is created on the immune system, which reacts to these partially digested food molecules as though they were foreign invaders and begins to attack its own cells, a condition called autoimmune disease. The result of leaky gut syndrome can be severe food allergies, abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease resulting in severe diarrhea and cramps, and chronic skin conditions such as eczema and hives. Rheumatoid arthritis appears to be a complication related to poor diet and gut permeability.
Common Gastrointestinal Health Conditions
In the lining of the colon, small fleshy clumps of tissue, called polyps, can form. Most polyps are benign (not cancerous), and cause no symptoms. However, over time, a polyp can change and become cancerous. The larger a polyp becomes, the higher chance it has of becoming cancerous.
The colon, or large intestine, is a muscular tube that forms the last part of the digestive tract. Semi-liquid food waste (stool) from the small intestine enters the colon at the cecum (the beginning of the colon). The stool moves from the cecum to the ascending colon, across the transverse colon, to the descending colon, sigmoid colon, and lastly through the rectum and anus. As the stool travels, the colon absorbs water and solidifies it.
Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine, or colon. The colon is a muscular tube that forms the last part of the digestive tract. Semi-liquid food waste (stool) from the small intestine enters the colon at the cecum (the beginning of the colon). As the stool moves through the colon, the colon absorbs water and stores the waste until it is passed out at the rectum.
Hemorrhoids are rectal veins that become swollen and dilated because of increased pressure upon them, usually due to straining during a bowel movement. About half of the population have hemorrhoids by age 50. They are also common in women during and immediately after pregnancy because of increased pressure in the abdomen. Diarrhea may also cause them to flare up.
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AloZym actively works with the body to promote healthy digestive balance by triggering the growth of beneficial probiotics already present in your digestive tract. As the good bacteria increase so does resistance to harmful bacteria causing a boost in your immune system. AloZym works with your digetive system helping to restore balance creating a healthy, happier you.
AloZym is fermented ALOE VERA juice with Wild Mushroom Extracts and Multi-Probiotics.
Human health depends on gastrointestinal health. The body requires gastrointestinal bacteria for numerous protective, structural and metabolic roles. Our body’s culture of “good” bacterial combats the destructive action of “bad” bacteria. But the lack of nutrients in Our Diet, prolonged illness or the use of antibiotics often strip our gastrointestinal tract of these essential friendly bacterial cultures faster than they can be replenished. AloZym contains a special complex of 16 different and beneficial bacteria, plus phytomedicinals and other nutrients, to help the body restore healthy bacterial flora.
The ingredients in this multidimensional formula have been shown to naturally:
AloZym is a scientifically advanced gastrointestinal nutraceutical Aloe Vera Juice containing active bacteria cultures naturally found in healthy digestive tracts which function to help the body remove toxins, moderate and reduce unwanted yeast cultures, and manufacture helpful enzymes. With more bacteria flora, and more kinds of healthy bacteria than any other supplement product (including yogurt), AloZym acts to gently and effectively “re-flora-ize” and re-culture the gastrointestinal tract, while the micro-nutritionals within AloZym help the body restore and heal the cellular lining of the tract itself.
Most of the intestinal bacteria live in the distal (end) of the small intestine and the large intestine (colon). The bacteria in these areas make up 60% of the fecal mass. The top and middle parts of the small intestine and stomach are rich in acid, bile and pancreatic secretions, which can destroy the bacteria, so fewer numbers are found there.
The most common bacteria found in the intestines are:
The intestine is not colonised with gut bacteria until after birth. A baby’s body is completely sterile until it travels through the vaginal canal or is exposed to the hospital environment. Many factors such as breastfeeding and bottle-feeding, medications, and the environment affect the type of intestinal bacteria that first colonise a child’s intestinal tract. After weaning, or formula introduction, and by the age of two, infants develop a stable intestinal flora similar to that of an adult.
The adult intestine has a stable core of bacteria that is governed mainly by genetics. There are also transitory bacteria that travel through the gut without establishing themselves on the gut wall.
Factors such as diet, antibiotic use, environmental influences, aging, and stress can negatively affect these transitory bacteria.
Alteration of the core bacteria occurs, but should rebound to its original core over time. However, M. F. De La Cochetiere et al. (2005) found in the study ‘Resilience of the Dominant Human Fecal Microbiota upon Short-Course Antibiotic Challenge’ published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, that after antibiotic therapy the core might not rebound back to the original state in the appropriate time. Therefore, antibiotic therapy may cause some individuals to suffer reduced intestinal health, and taking a probiotic supplement would be advisable.
Aloe vera is extracted from the aloe plant and has been credited with the ability to serve a medicinal purpose. Aloe is a succulent that can be grown indoors or outdoors. Aloe vera is used in many forms for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a home remedy.
Aloe vera that comes directly from the plant is a yellowish liquid. It can be obtained by simply breaking off a piece of the aloe vera plant. The liquid will run out and can be applied topically. The leaves can also be crushed and used as a salve. Bioactive AloZym is made from fermenting a mixture of aloe vera juice, wild mushroom extracts, specific plant enzymes and multi-probiotics. It is recognized that the therapeutic effectiveness of fermented aloe vera is due to both the inhibition of lipid peroxidation and the increase of antioxidant activity.
HISTORY OF ALOE VERA
Aloe Vera has been used in the fields of medicine and cosmetics for Centuries. Ancient records show that the medicinal properties and healing advantages of Aloe Vera have been known for over 5000 years. Ancient Chinese and Egyptians used Aloe Vera to treat burns, wounds, and to reduce fever. Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, credited her irresistible charm and vibrant beauty to regular use of Aloe Vera gel. Legend reports that Alexander the Great, upon the advice of Aristotle, conquered the island of Socotra off the coast of Africa to secure supplies of Aloe Vera in order to treat the wounds of soldiers.
In 1944, the benefits of Aloe Vera were firmly established in the United States, when it was learned that the Japanese who were exposed to the “A” bomb. The injured that applied Aloe gel to their wounds reported faster healing of their wounds than others and had significantly less scaring.
Today, it appears that science is re-discovering what our ancestors knew. New studies continue to provide proof of the benefits of Aloe Vera both when applied externally and ingested INTERNALLY. It is currently one of the most studied herbs in the Natural Products category.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE ALOE VERA PLANT
THE ACTIVE QUALITIES OF FERMENTED ALOE VERA
Aloe vera has three layers to each leaf which are filled with nutrients; the leaf or outer rind, the inner gel, and the Aloin or thin, slimy mucilage layer commonly known as the “yellow sap”.
Fermented Aloe vera contains 18 amino acids, plus Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, and E. It also contains sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and chloride, as well as traces of magnesium and zinc. In addition to these major constituents, aloe vera contains numerous other naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.
Fermented Aloe vera is filled with Aloe Polysaccharides which are the naturally occurring active components that promote absorption, digestive health, immune qualities, anti-inflammatory, and overall health benefits.
Fermented aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active constituents; the aloe polysaccharide is the main naturally occurring active constituent in fermented aloe vera that allows all of the benefits to be activated in the body. Polysaccharides are very safe in all toxicity studies, showing no side effects. In the makeup of the total solids found in fermented aloe vera, polysaccharides represent approximately 20-25%. Most commercially produced aloe vera contains very little polysaccharides as they are destroyed in the processing by heat and enzymes. When they are broken in processing, they become simple sugars, and the body will not absorb them.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC ALOE VERA
As aloe vera is a succulent plant, it directly absorbs water from the surrounding soil system. If the soil contains herbicides, pesticides, or other chemicals, the artificial chemicals would be directly absorbed into the leaves and could cause damage to the nutrients in the plant. AloZym does not contain any herbicides, pesticides, or harsh chemicals.
FILLET vs. WHOLE LEAF ALOE VERA
Fillet aloe vera products are made by filleting off the outer rind of the aloe leaf and processing only the inner gel. Whole Leaf products are made by processing the entire leaf and filtering out the unwanted bitter constituents.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GEL AND JUICE
Aloe vera gel is actually made from the aloe vera juice by adding a food grade thickening agent called Carrageenan, which is a naturally occurring Sea kelp/Irish moss. They are almost equally effective because the Lily of the Desert juice products contain 99.7% aloe vera, while the gel products contain 99.5% aloe vera. Juice products are typically made for dietary supplement purposes, while Gel products are more commonly used for topical application, though they can be orally ingested and/or soothing to your throat, stomach, and digestive tract.
COMMON USES FOR FERMENTED ALOE VERA TO IMPROVE OVERALL HEALTH
Fermented Aloe Vera helps support a healthy immune system, as well as many other natural body functions. It is great as a part of a daily healthy maintenance regimen. It also works great to take in conjunction with daily vitamins and herbal supplementation. Studies confirm that taking daily vitamin supplements with fermented aloe vera juice instead of water can improve the bioavailability (absorption) of the supplements.
Fermented Aloe vera helps promote healthy digestion throughout the entire digestive tract including the esophagus, stomach, small & large intestines, and the colon. It helps restore and promote regularity.
The combination of essential components in fermented aloe help heal the distressed lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which contribute to the occurrence of acid reflux. It can also soothe the lining of the esophagus as well as the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, it also encourages the absorption of important food nutrients and cleanses the digestive system through its natural detoxifying properties.
MUSCLE AND JOINT SUPPORT
Fermented Aloe vera helps support normal muscle, tissue, and joint functions.
Fermented Aloe vera helps maintain healthy gums, mouth, and throat environment.
Fermented Aloe vera is effective for minor abrasions, acne, burns, cold sores, cuts, dry skin, insect bites, scrapes, skin moisturizer, and sunburn.
Fermented aloe vera coats the lining of the digestive tract allowing absorption of the aloe polysaccharide. Recent studies have shown benefits of using Aloe when taking supplements versus using water. One study showed an increase of over 204% absorption of Vitamin C & E when using Fillet gel. Another study showed an increase of 210% absorption of Vitamin C and 180% of Vitamin B12 when using Fillet juice. Whole Leaf juice resulted in 140% increase of Vitamin C and 160% increased absorption of Vitamin B12.
Aloe researchers report that Aloe can penetrate through 3 epidermal layers of the skin when used topically. It provides the benefit of driving nutrients and other constituents into the deeper layers of the skin, which promotes epidermal health.
DIGESTIVE HEALTH SUPPORT