True Aloe: Cut Rate Prices Mean Cut Rate Products
Mannatech is world-renowned for its use of aloe vera to power many of its Glyconutritional-based products. The industry standard product representing the best of aloe vera gel is Mannatech’s premium Manapol® powder – made up of the purest gel powder available from the aloe vera plant.
There are other companies on the market that are offering cut-rate prices on products they claim include similar ingredients derived from aloe vera. However, according to a report by Bloomberg and the experience offered first hand by Mannatech scientists and executives, not all products that claim to include aloe vera contain any at all or may be from sources that do not measure up to Mannatech’s stringent standards.
“Mannatech has been approached by aloe vera product suppliers from around the world, and except for our partners at Natural Aloe Costa Rica, none have met the high standards we set,” said Dr. Steve Nugent, Mannatech’s Senior Global Wellness Director and Chairman of Mannatech’s Global Scientific Advisory Board. “Mannatech had the opportunity to work with other suppliers who offered extreme discounts, but their products are far inferior to what we have now. We saw suppliers whose aloe vera crops could have been exposed to harmful pollutants, with processing facilities that were unsanitary and unsafe. We also saw suppliers who were unable to get their aloe vera leaves harvested and processed quickly enough to keep the healthful benefits of the extracted gel viable. Yet they still were willing to offer their product on the market. Mannatech has and always will refuse to accept these cheap ingredients that do not measure up.”
Dr. Nugent said that while suppliers can provide their sub-standard aloe vera products to the market at a substantial discount, what the consumer receives is far from the promise that company marketers make. In some cases, the products being pushed by other companies can hardly be considered aloe vera, and those products certainly cannot provide the healthful benefits that Mannatech products deliver.*
“We owe it to our customers and the credibility of the nutritional supplement industry to provide the best quality aloe vera products at the highest level of purity possible from the most reliable source,” said Dr. Nugent. “It is like anything else, if the offer seems too good to be true, then it is likely not true. So be cautious about companies offering cheap prices on aloe vera products that are simply not cheap to produce, because it is also true that you get what you pay for.”
Mannatech takes great pains to provide its customers with real, beneficial aloe vera-based products. This includes transparency down to the plant in the ground. A big part of the transparency promise Mannatech makes is tied to the technology and supply Mannatech painstakingly developed through the years. For example, recently Mannatech announced it has secured its continuing source of Manapol with an exclusive deal with Natural Aloe Costa Rica.
Natural Aloe Costa Rica has worked closely with Mannatech for many years to develop the most potent and purest aloe vera gel extracts available. This supplier is unique for its ability to deliver pure, potent and legitimate aloe vera extracts for a number of reasons:
- It farms in Costa Rica’s volcanic soils, which are very nutrient-dense
- The aloe is harvested in low light conditions just after dawn or before dusk because aloe polysaccharides can degrade with sunlight
- The aloe vera leaves it harvests are processed all within the same day; the aloe doesn’t have time to degrade
- Aloe vera is grown organically in Costa Rica, and the acemannan content is very high
- The innovative and proprietary extraction process ensures the gel extract is as pure and potent as possible
- Natural Aloe Costa Rica uses farming techniques that produce aloe vera plants that yield a higher volume of aloe gel containing acemannan
- Manapol has the highest level of mannose-rich polysaccharides tested thus far
So for those seeking products that are derived from real aloe vera gel, Mannatech suggests taking a long look at the source of aloe vera. If a company stands behind their product, they should be transparent about its suppliers.