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Aloe Vera Trade Association Testing

Mass Spectrometry will be used to measure the constituents' volume and numbers in the aloe product. Cell proliferation is used to measure the subtle energy levels in the aloe. Aloe plants harvested too early, preserved with pasteurization or any heat processing, filtered from processing ground whole leaf, or any processing that yields a low or no energy status, will most likely fail testing. Diluted packaged products, aloe to water ratios, low concentration levels to fill large bottles will also fail testing.

Our Testing Standards:

  • Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller
  • Mature Harvesting
  • 30 to 1 aloe to water concentration levels
  • 196 constituents present at live plant volume
  • Constituents in active energy state (identical to live plant)

Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that measures the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles. It is used for determining masses of particles, for determining the elemental composition of a sample or molecule, and for elucidating the chemical structures of molecules, such as peptides and other chemical compounds. The MS principle consists of ionizing chemical compounds to generate charged molecules or molecule fragments and measurement of their mass-to-charge ratios. In a typical MS procedure:

  1. A sample is loaded onto the MS instrument, and undergoes vaporization
  2. The components of the sample are ionized by one of a variety of methods (e.g., by impacting them with an electron beam), which results in the formation of charged particles (ions)
  3. The ions are separated according to their mass-to-charge ratio in an analyzer by electromagnetic fields
  4. The ions are detected, usually by a quantitative method
  5. The ion signal is processed into mass spectra

MS instruments consist of three modules:

  • An ion source, which can convert gas phase sample molecules into ions (or, in the case of electrospray ionization, move ions that exist in solution into the gas phase)
  • A mass analyzer, which sorts the ions by their masses by applying electromagnetic fields
  • A detector, which measures the value of an indicator quantity and thus provides data for calculating the abundances of each ion present