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The Mannatech Story
Celebrating a Quarter Century as The Science Company
The Quest for Acemannan
In the early 1990s, a scientist studying the active agent in Aloe vera knew he’d made a ground-breaking discovery. His findings concluded the gel in the Aloe plant, revered for centuries for its health and beauty benefits, contained the long-chain polysaccharide mannose. When it comes to nutrition, polysaccharides play an enormous role in the function of the human body.*
The scientist began imagining the immense possibilities for Aloe as a means to improve our health and nutrition — and he was right. He worked to isolate mannose, the key polysaccharide which sets Aloe apart from other plants, and developed the compound Acemannan.
Acemannan provides far more than just energy — it helps support the immune system and digestion, helps improve cognitive function and mood and provides important nutrients to support our overall health and well-being in significant ways.*
The scientist revealed his findings to business leaders who recognized the enormous health benefits of Acemannan, and they formed Mannatech — to harness the vast healing powers of Aloe.* Investing millions in research and development, Mannatech secured the rights to the perfected, proprietary formula for Manapol® powder, a product containing 100% Acemannan, as the basis for many products.
A Pioneer in Glyconutrition
In 1995, Mannatech launched Ambrotose Complex® — the flagship product, a glyconutrient supplement made with a potent blend of Manapol powder and several other plant-based ingredients. Ambrotose Complex rapidly gained notoriety for its amazing cell-to-cell communication* and, seemingly overnight, was embraced by millions and gained world-wide acclaim for its health benefits. Mannatech emerged as the pioneer in Glyconutrition†, a branch of science now widely accepted by the scientific community.*
Worldwide Acclaim for Our Products
Today, Mannatech enjoys an exclusive partnership with Natural Aloe de Costa Rica (NACR), a manufacturer of premium Aloe products in Costa Rica, that cultivates a superior Aloe vera plant. Mannatech and NACR perfected the processes to ensure Manapol contains the most potent form of Acemannan. Well-known for its arid climate and rich volcanic soil, Costa Rica grows the best Aloe on the planet and the company produces the purest Acemannan known to man.*
At Mannatech, science continues to remain at the forefront. We continue investing in scientific studies and testing to substantiate the efficacy of our products. Throughout our history, Mannatech has obtained protection for technology relating to our proprietary formulas by securing more than 140 patents in numerous countries around the world.
Exclusive to Mannatech, Manapol is the only commercially available 100% Aloe product that meets the scientifically approved molecular weight definition of 1-2 million Daltons to be true Acemannan as set forth by Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) and American Medical Association’s United States Adopted Names Council (USAN). While other companies claim their products contain Acemannan, no other product meets the molecular grade definition. Mannatech is the only company in the world with true Acemannan.
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†Glyconutrients are beneficial saccharides found in nature.