The European Commission (EC) is to ban botanical species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HADs) that includes aloe extracts in a decision set to have implications for the nutrition and nutricosmetic industry.
Of the possible Western herbal medicines for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), peppermint essential oil is supported by the most science, but there are other emerging herbal preparations, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis from Australia.
Polysaccharides from Aloe vera may boost the growth of beneficial gut bacteria such as Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp., says a new study from Chile that supports the prebiotic potential of the compounds.
A “clear and reasonable warning” must be used from December 4, 2016 on products being sold in California containing “Aloe vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract” and “goldenseal root powder” compliant with Prop 65, unless otherwise exempted.
Old habits die hard. The director of the International Aloe Science Council said the decision by California state authorities to list aloe vera ingredients as “known carcinogens” lacks precision in how the ingredients are identified and perpetuates a...
Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Improve USA, has announced the self-affirmed GRAS status of its decolorized inner gel and whole aloe leaf powder products for use in food and beverages.
In an issue that seems reluctant to go away, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has put aloe vera on its “avoid” list because of a range of negative reactions the ingredient can cause. This judgment is in error, according to an industry group,...
The International Aloe Science council has weighed in on an aloe science study that does not adequately characterize the ingredient in its description. The term “nondecolorized” should have been included so as not to mislead consumers, the group says.
The safety of Aloe vera is solid despite a recent FDA analysis reporting ‘clear evidence of carcinogenicity’ since the FDA scientists studied aloe that is ‘completely different than many aloe vera products on the market’, say experts.
Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research (NPRI) has reported a record first
quarter 2006, with sales of its oil powders up 45 percent on last
year's period to $421,000 as business development initiatives pay
UK natural healthcare firm William Ransom said today that it will
buy Optima Healthcare, the UK market leader in aloe vera brands,
and its Irish subsidiary for £23 million (€34.3m), reports
Two awards presented at a recent seminar held by the International
Aloe Science Council (IASC) highlighted the work of individuals who
have contributed to the development and promotion of aloe as a
booming health ingredient.
The herbal extract aloe vera, more commonly used in cosmetics, is
increasingly being added to foods, with the latest innovation from
German dairy company Onken in the form of an aloe vera-enriched
Colorado-based Aloecorp, a supplier of Aloe vera raw materials, has
formed a partnership with Brown Chemical Company, a distributor of
raw material ingredients to the cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and