Aloe Vera

Pharmachem self-affirms GRAS for aloe leaf powders

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Pharmachem self-affirms GRAS for aloe leaf powders

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.

IASC takes issue with description of aloe used in research study

IASC takes issue with description of aloe used in research study

By Hank Schultz

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.

Experts cool concerns over FDA Aloe vera carcinogenicity study

Experts cool concerns over FDA Aloe vera carcinogenicity study

By Stephen DANIELLS

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.

Photo: Improve USA

Global aloe market estimated at $13 billion

By Hank Schultz

The global market for aloe vera products is estimated to have reached $13 billion, according to information presented at a recent workshop held by the International Aloe Science Council.

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