Dr.Ivan Danhof is one of the world's leading authorities on aloe vera, its properties, uses and benefits.
He is a former professor of physiology at the University of Texas and is president of North Texas Research Laboratories.
himself tested the effects on his
own hands by daily applications of aloe vera to one hand, leaving the other hand untreated.
Dr. Ivan Danhof
, who has acted as a consultant to many of the world's leading pharmaceutical research institutes and has advised organizations such as the US FDA
, believes that aloe vera is beneficial to the whole gastro-intestinal system.
maintains that due to its magnesium lactate content, aloe vera is able to lower activity in the stomach and is effective in reversing both occasional and chronic symptoms in the upper gastro-intestinal tract.
also found that under laboratory conditions, the presence of aloe vera could effect up to an eight-fold increase in the replication of human fibroblast cells the cells that are closely linked with the production of new collagen in the body.
Again, Dr. Danhof
has found that calcium isocitrate salts in aloe vera can help people with heart problems or with a history of heart disease in the family.
suggests a daily intake of high quality aloe vera drinking juices for those most at risk.