During my college days, I played Division I football. Our team physician was a wonderful, humorous man, Dr. Joe Reneau. Our entire team loved ‘The Guesser’—he was, and is, a very fond memory for many fellow athletes.
After graduation, I had no reason to see Joe; that is, until September 23, 1979. That morning I had a terrible pain in my groin area, and at the urging of my wife, I called Dr. Joe who told me to get to his office immediately. After a thorough examination, and with all the emotional courage he could muster, Joe said, ‘you have a tumor’. I was 27 years old, celebrating my first wedding anniversary, on my way to the admittance area at Seton Medical Center and scheduled for surgery bright and early the next morning. That was my first experience with cancer; unfortunately, it wouldn’t be my last.
Hearing the word ‘cancer’,especially when it’s being used as a personal descriptive reference, will certainly get your attention. That diagnosis will also start you on a mission of search and discovery—mine has lasted almost 40 years. From the moment the oncologist told me he wanted to ‘destroy’ my immune system, my journey through the alternative world of prognosis etiquette began.
Because seven members of my family have been diagnosed with and treated for ‘the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body’, and because I’m the only one who chose to battle the diagnosis with natural weapons and survived, I continue to look for any quantifiable studies in support of apoptosis (the programmed death of cells) with passion. I am absolutely convinced that the human body can be positively and negatively impacted by it’s external and internal environments; and, just as intensely, I believe there’s an equally profound physical consequence to how we fuel the body—how we give it nourishment!
In my search for the proverbial ‘magic bullet’, I found some amazing evidence supporting inflammation (part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, and is a protective response involving immune cells (microphages), blood vessels, and molecular intercessors) as the source of all disease. So with that as my premise, it seemed more than reasonable to look for whatever scientifically proven foods, nutrients, ingredients and healthcare protocols (the methods which should be followed to control a specific disease) were being used to counteract this pathology, especially on the cellular level. Based on the data I’ve examined, it’s my personal conviction that the most anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, bioavailable immunostimulant available today is Acemannan.
Acemannan is a complex polysaccharide found in the inner leaf gel of the aloe plant. It's composed of mannose, glucose, and galactose monomers (bondable molecules) making it into apolysaccharide (a carbohydrate whose molecules consist of a number of sugar molecules bonded together). From my perspective, the most prolific, definitive, science-based pronouncement of the benefits of Acemannan is found in The Science Behind Aloe: The Healing Plant, edited by Dr. Bill H. McAnalley. His studies, and their astounding results, present the amazing cellular impact Acemannan brings to an immune system’s fight against inflammation.
Alive@5’s A5-Imun™ has the precise molecular weight and size necessary for Acemannan’s bioavailability and direct stimulatory effects on the immune system. It has specific mannose transporters with the ability to carry solution sand nutrients to the inflammation ‘site’ on a cellular level. I have been searching Acemannan’s attributes for almost 10 years, and they are numerous. But for my purposes today, the fact that it stimulates immune microphages to ‘attack’ inflammation at its source makes it the perfect foundation for our family of products.
One final personal note: I am not a scientist; just a man who regards ‘seek and you shall find’ as truth. I believe any God-made, animal or plant-based element, one that’s been scientifically proven to combat the devastation of disease by enhancing our immune system’s ability to counteract internal inflammation, deserves the opportunity to greet the body’s insurgents with a potent cellular defense. In combination with ’real food’ nutrients, our active aloe component introduces many pathogens to the perfect storm.
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