Why A5-Imun™ - What is it and what is its origin?
A5-Imun™ is Alive@5 Nutrition’s name for the patented, organic state-of-the-art Aloe Vera inner leaf gel powder containing the industry’s highest standardized levels of Aloe Vera’s most bioactive ingredient called Acemannan. Acemannans are the bioactive polysaccharides found in aloe vera gel that are responsible for its rich history as nature’s most health-promoting plant. Acemannans are polysaccharides comprised predominantly of the sugar mannose. Unlike other sugars in nature that are used by the body for energy production, Mannose is essential to every cell in the body for proper cell-to-cell communication including all functions of defense, repair, and regeneration.
The bioavailable fractions of Acemannan can be absorbed into the blood stream within minutes, providing mannose to our cells and organs. The immunomodulatory fractions help activate and modulate the activity of macrophages, the master regulating cells of our immune systems. Once the macrophages are activated, they can produce a variety of immune compounds needed to facilitate wound healing and the effective monitoring of viruses, infections, and disease processes. Attachment and engulfment are two independent and necessary processes for the function of macrophages. Macrophages accomplish the attachment process by various cell surface receptors.
Mannose-rich compounds (i.e. Acemannan) are broken down and used to make glycoproteins, which play a major role in cell structure, adhesion, defense, and immunological activities, thereby enhancing macrophage activity.