Fundamentals Of Aloe Vera Mucopolysaccharides

By Ivan Danhof, M.D., Ph.D.


The Aloe vera mucopolysaccharide (MPS) is a long chain sugar molecule composed of individual mannose and glucose sugar molecules connected together. There is wide range in the size of the mucopolysaccharide molecule.

The varying sizes determine their healing properties:


Reduces inflammation – which is involved in such diseases as ulcerative
colitis, arthritis, and gastric reflux. Also helps with the reduction of blood
sugar with both type I and II diabetes.



up to 1,500

Where as vitamins and minerals can only function outside the cells,
mucopolysaccharides are very effective intracellular antioxidants and free
radical scavengers – very important in preventing and treating
arteriosclerosis, heart disease and Parkinson’s disease. With the ever
increasing pollution on the planet and loss of nutrients in the soil, the
increase in free radicals and loss of cellular oxygen will only become
worse with time. This makes Aloe vera mucopolysaccharides even more
important than ever.
up to 5,000
Has a direct anti-bacterial and anti-viral effect. Important with all the new
infectious diseases cropping up and the older ones becoming more
virulent from long term use of antibiotics.

Very Large
up to 9,000

The very large molecules are immune modulating, which have a powerful
healing effect on AIDS, cancer and many different immune system
disorders. It is also this large molecule that causes the body to produce a
natural chemical, tumor necrosis factor, that functions to shut off the
blood supply to tumors.