Garuda International
Aloe Vera Gel Freeze-Dried Powder, 200:1 - Ingredient - Raw Material

100% Aloe Vera Inner-Leaf Gel (Aloe barbadensis Miller)

Product Code: AVGFDPW200

Aloe Vera gel contains a combination of powerful organic compounds, which are found inside the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant. The gel is a colorless, odorless, hydrocolloid with several natural beneficial substances, including mucopolysaccharides such as Acemannan and aloe sterols (cycloartenol and lophenol). Today's consumers in the cosmetic, food, and beverage market are increasingly interested in healthy life-styles anti-aging and sun protection, trends that have produced a skyrocketing demand for health-oriented, UV sun protective & anti-aging products. The current worldwide popularity of Aloe Vera gel as an ingredient is an example of this trend. It was found that while 81 percent of consumers in the United States are aware of vitamins in products, an astonishing 78 percent of American consumers are aware of the presence of Aloe Vera as an ingredient.

• Gluten-Free Ingredient

• Non-GMO Raw Material

• Suitable Ingredient for Dietary Supplement and Beverage Powder Formulations

• Source of mucopolysaccharides and aloe sterols

• Easily Dissolved Raw Material for Liquid Formulations (water soluble)

• Effective Ingredient for Food, Beverage, Personal Care, Cosmetic, Dietary Supplement, Animal Care Formulations

• UVB protection and anti-aging properties

• Cryo-temperature Freeze-Dried Ingredient to Protect its Valuable Components

• Support for anti-aging, UVB and sun-protective supplements and creams

• Highest Purity Aloe Vera Gel Raw Material Available

• 200 Times the Concentration of Natural Aloe Vera Gel

• A Pure Ingredient without Additives, Preservatives, Fillers or Carriers

• Also Available as a Certified Organic Ingredient

Garuda's Aloe Vera Gel Freeze-Dried Powder, 200:1 Ingredient is the highest purity pure aloe vera gel available. The delicate freeze-drying process helps preserve the delicate gel components and creates an easily dissolving powder as a suncare ingredient, dietary supplement ingredient, beverage ingredient and cosmetic ingredient.

Garuda's Aloe Vera Gel Freeze-Dried Powder, 200:1 raw material can be used "as-is" in powder formulations or dissolved in beverages, liquids or the aqueous phase of personal care products and cosmetics. It is a valuable, soothing, anti-inflammatory, UVB sun protective anti-aging and moisturizing raw material for formulators.

Quality Assurance
Mature aloe vera leaves (Aloe barbadensis) are harvested by hand. The inner gel in the leaf is removed by a hand-filleting process. The gel fillets are ground, filtered, and concentrated under vacuum and freeze-dried into a powder. Garuda packs it under cGMP/HACCP certifed conditions with controlled humidity. Microbial counts, moisture content and other safety parameters are carefully controlled through proprietary processing techniques with rigorous testing of every batch. Full Certificates of Analysis that meet Garuda International's exacting standards for purity, quality and safety are included with every shipment.

Approved to be used in food under US FDA CFR Title 21. Non-GMO and gluten-free. A Certified Organic option is also available.

Aloe vera gel can be used in a wide range of food products. It is presently used in health drinks, sports beverages, soft drinks, candies and chewing gum, yogurts, wet-wipes, facial tissues and many personal care and animal care products. It has also been used to prepare a hangover remedy.

Food & Beverage Applications
Sports Drink (with electrolytes), Diet Drink with soluble fiber, Hangover Drink with B-Vitamins, amino acids, acetaminophen, Aloe & FOS health drink, Healthy Vegetable Juice Mix (Vegetable/Fruit juice with aloe vera), Tropical Fruit Juice with Aloe Vera, Yogurts & Yogurt Drinks with Aloe Vera pieces, Aloe Vera Jelly Desserts with chunks of Aloe, Instant Tea Granules, Gum for sore or bleeding gums, Healthy Aloe Vera Candy, Aloe vera/citrus (Lemon/lime/grapefruit) sorbet, Mixers for whiskey or other alcohol, Concentrates that can be mixed at home with tea, Water, or juice, Aloe Vera chunks in light syrup (With or without other tropical fruits), Fruit smoothies.

Cosmetics, Dietary Supplements and Pharmaceuticals
UVB protective, anti-aging tablets/capsules (aloe sterols), After Sun Soothing Suncare Spray or Gel, Moisturizing Suntan/Suncare Lotions, Low or non alcohol Soothing Aftershave Moisturizer Lotion, Soothing Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin, Lip Protector (Lip Balm or Lip Salve), Lipstick, Under Eye Wrinkle Remover Moisturizer Gel, Psoriasis Dry Flaky Skin Moisturizer Ointment (with or without Cortisone), Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Hair Rinse, Anti-Dandruff after rinse gel (rub into wet hair after rinse and let dry in hair), Diaper Rash Ointment/Cream/Jelly, Hemorrhoid Suppositories, Hemorrhoid Ointment, Rich Moisturizing Night Cream for Face, Light Moisturizing Lotion for Face, Hand Lotion, Mouth Rinse for soothing sore and bleeding gums, Soothing Toothpaste for anti-plaque and sore gums, Non-Foaming moisturizing Bath Gel (add to bath water to soothe skin), Aloe Vera Vaginal Douche, Moisturizing Aloe Vera Spray for Refreshing Face, Aloe Facial Cleanser, Facial Scrub, Aloe-Kaolin Facial Masque, Day Creme, Skin Toner/Astringent, Personal Lubricants, Baby Wipe Pads, Burn Ointment. Moisturizing shampoos and salves for horses, pets, cow udders and other formulations related to animal care.

Consistency & Integrity
Consistency is everyone's concern with any natural product. Maintaining the commodity's consistency is the most difficult hurdle to conquer. This is certainly true with a natural juice/gel such as aloe vera, especially when it is highly concentrated. Garuda has tried various processing techniques for more than twenty-five years and has settled on those methods and processes that produce the most consistent quality day after day, and year after year. All of Garuda's Aloe Vera Gel Freeze-Dried Powder, 200:1 ingredient is processed and stabilized within hours of harvest to maintain the essential polysaccharide, aloe sterols and chemical profile. Our focus is upon product, process and company Integrity so that you can be assured that you get what you pay for. We feel its a sad state of affairs when the buyer must always we wary of his suppliers. But, we all know from experience, that there will often be unscrupulous business people who will cleverly, and sometimes, not so cleverly try to misrepresent the products they sell. Unfortunately, botanicals, including aloe vera, have often fallen prey to such unscrupulous companies and individuals. For this reason, Garuda has always endeavored to maintain rigid specifications for its aloe vera products, that make it more difficult for false or diluted products to meet. Garuda also has a broad base of knowledge about aloe vera that is shared with its customers and prospects. Garuda believes that your knowledge and understanding of aloe vera will make you a more prudent and effective buyer.

Supply & Service
Aloe vera, being a natural product, is affected by weather, seasonal changes and natural phenomena. That is why Garuda's aloe barbadensis is grown and processed in the sunny Caribbean and pristine isolated tropical areas in China where the climates remain warm the year-round. Mountain streams provide pure, year-round water for irrigation. The leaves are harvested and processed all year long. With over 3,000 acres under cultivation in three countries, you can be assured of a continuous and ample supply of aloe vera from Garuda International, Inc.

Through Garuda's experience working in many industries and in over forty countries, Garuda is acutely aware of the special needs of formulators of foods, beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Garuda can prepare special formulations to meet the requirements of most government regulatory agencies. Garuda can custom formulate a product specifically for you, if required. Garuda also has local agents and distributors in many areas of the world to better serve you with prompt communications and shipping times.

History of Aloe
Aloe plants belong to the liliaceae family which contains over 200 genera. With its different species it composes 1/10th the size of the lily family. Aloeneae is the tribe of the liliaceae family to which the aloe genus belongs. According to different botanical sources, there are from 325 to 380 different species and varieties of Aloe.

The oldest known picture of an Aloe plant is believed to have been shown in color in a manuscript prepared at Istanbul, Turkey. Records of ancient knowledge of the Egyptians about aloe vera is available to us through the everas papyrus which was written in the year 1552 B.C. and is kept now in the German University in Leipzig. Ancient records of the Egyptians, Arab, African, Asians and Americans have discussed the different uses and pathological cases in which Aloes were administered.

Aloe was cultivated in Egypt thousands of years ago and was used by the people of the Mediterranean at least 400 years before Christ. Aloe is also mentioned in the Bible's New Testament. The Arabs had taken Aloe vera plants to India and the Indian people called it savari, a name from which the name savila (Spanish for aloe vera) might have been derived. The Indians also named Aloe Ailwa from which the Greek word alon might have been derived. Aloe was also mentioned in ancient Chinese transcripts. It was employed medicinally for eczematous skin conditions in China and India under the name Luhui in China and Musabbar in India.

The Greeks knew Aloe through the Indians. The Greek physician Peter Pedanius Dioscoriades wrote about Aloe in his medicinal plant collection materna medica. Aloe was first illustrated in the Codex Aniciae Julianae which was written around the year 512 A.D. by Dichotomous. Aloe was also mentioned in the writings of the Latin writer, Aurelius Celsus, who wrote a book about medicine and called it De Medicina, which appeared for the first time in the year 1378. Aurelius Celsus was a well-known writer in agriculture and medicine. In America, Aloe was mentioned in Columbus' journals. The earliest record of using Aloe's bitter material as a drug in America was 1697.

Aloe and world cultures
In Arabic, the Aloe plant is called sabbar, an Arabic word that means burden bearer. The Arabs used to sling Aloe plants on the doors of their homes, supposedly to prevent evil from entering. The plants will stay green and alive for extended periods of time and may even flower. Egyptians, who have a long relationship with Aloes, still grow the plants around graveyards to symbolize the patience which is to be exercised during the long suffering from losing the deceased person.

The Gala, a hematic tribe who now lives in Ethiopia and Somalia in East Africa grow the plants around their graves and they believe that when the plants flower, the deceased has been admitted to heaven. Hindus in North India, practice the tradition of feeding their newborn children a little of Aloe mixed with honey in a golden spoon. It is normally administered by the father. It is supposed to help discharging the meconium. In 1893 there was a preparation from Aloe that was described in the Pharmacographia Indica. The preparation was described as follows: a mixture of worm wood, jatamesi, chiretta, cinnamon, cassia, herba schoenenthi, asarum and mastich to be boiled, then strained and mixed with the powered Aloe, and then a solution will be made and drank in the morning.

The British Medical Association issued a couple of books called Secret Remedies, What They Cost and What They Contain, in 1909 through 1912. Many of the drugs that were mentioned contained Aloes. Some of these drugs were: Hugh's Black Pills, Gloria Pills, Graziona Reducing Treatment, Mother Siegel's Curative Syrup and Tablet-45. The Aloe content of these was used as the active agent in conjunction with a few other ingredients, such as rhubarb and seaweed.

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Revision Date: 01/22/2018