About Forever Living Products, Int'l
From Plant, to Product, to You
Did you know that F L P was the first company to bottle aloe vera gel? Today Aloe Vera Gel (pictured left) is consumed more than any other aloe vera juice. In addition, F L P grows (without chemical pesticides or fertilizers), produces and distributes more aloe vera than all other aloe vera companies combined.
The purest consumable aloe vera juice in the world is aloe vera gel. This aloe vera juice drink, and three companion aloe vera juices, benefit consumers in over 140 countries. Let's read how they do it . . .
The following is a brief outline of how the largest aloe vera grower, manufacturer and distributor in the world is about to produce the purest, freshest aloe vera products for you, inluding the top three reasons this aloe vera benefits you and your family more than any other brand.
Where most other companies control only one or two steps of aloe vera juice formulation, FLP has vertically integrated the entire aloe vera process to guarantee the highest aloe vera benefits and quality at every level.They include:
* Cultivating their own aloe vera plantations for the freshest, purest aloe vera gel.
* Operating their own state-of-the-art processing and stabilization facilities to formulate and bottle their aloe vera juice drinks and aloe vera skin and body care line.
* Owning one of the world's largest, most modern manufacturing plants.
* Managing their own developmental laboratories.
* Running their own trucking fleet to keep the juice as fresh as possible for consumers
Thousands of Rich, Fertile Acres of Aloe Vera Plants
Let's look at how one powerful plant becomes an entire health and beauty family, and how a company's total commitment to quality and PURITY is passed from plant, to container, to YOU!
Producing the highest quality health and beauty care, including aloe vera juice, starts from the ground up.FLP begins by cultivating thousands of acres of rich, fertile soil in the United States, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic (assuring a continuous crop so that should a natural disaster hit one area, the fields in the other two countries remain active).The Dominican Republic plantation alone is home to more than 12 MILLION aloe vera plants, each continually producing fresh aloe vera for the purest, naturally potent aloe vera juice and skin care in the world.
Chemical and Pesticide-Free Environment
To ensure purity, only all-natural fertilizers are used, and fields are rotated in order to constantly renew the soil.By growing, harvesting, and processing in a chemical and pesticide-free environment, F. L. P. produces naturally potent health and skin care options that make for healthier people and a healthier plant.
Producing fresh aloe vera juice and body care is a labor-intensive process.Much of the planting, harvesting, and processing must be done by hand.
Start with the Aloe Vera Plant
Each aloe vera plant starts out as a 'shoot' that's clipped from the root of a matureplant.These shoots, or "pups" as they're called, are then planted to form new aloe vera plants.After two years of careful cultivation the outer leaves of the plant are ready for harvest.Each mature aloe vera leaf is carefully removed from the plant by hand.Workers make a small incision along the stalk and then gently remove the leaf so as not to damage the younger leaves that are still growing.Aloe vera plants remain productive for three to four years after they mature, each producing over 50 leaves during its lifetime.
Once a leaf is cut from the aloe vera plant, the clear gel inside becomes vulnerable to the harmful effects of air and oxidation.If left exposed, the gel begins to turn brown and loses its potency.FLP takes every precaution to minimize this exposure during harvest so that the gel remains in its freshest, purest form.That means processing the leaves as soon as possible after harvesting.For this reason, FLP locates its processing plants on location at the plantations.Trailers are loaded on the field and quickly transported to the plant for processing aloe vera juice and other items.
The leaves undergo a thorough cleaning process where they are bathed several times in cool water, then given a high-pressure wash where any remaining debris is removed prior to trimming.Each leaf is then inspected for defects, and the tops and bottoms are removed before they're given a final rinse in preparation for gel extraction.
Extraction of Pure Aloe Vera Gel from the Essentially Useless Leaf Rind
FLP's patented gel extraction system separates the clear aloe vera gel from the unwanted rind.While other manufacturers use the whole leaf, including the rind in their aloe vera juice and other substances, F L P has found no real benefits to the rind for skin care or for juices.So, instead of filling their aloe vera juices and other aloe vera lines with useless rinds, they return the rinds back to the fields for natural decomposition.This restores nutrients to the soil, rejuvenating it for future generations of plants.
Once the pure aloe vera gel is extracted from the leaf it's collected in stainless steel containers, then filtered to remove unwanted rind and pulp material.Because the gel will quickly spoil when removed from the rind it immediately goes through a patented stabilization process which protects it from oxidation and seals in its natural potency.
After stabilization the gel is packaged and sealed before undergoing extensive laboratory testing and analysis to ensure purity and consistency.
Quality and I.A.S.C. "Seal of Approval"
Although F.L.P. is the largest producer of pure aloe vera in the world, quality is still their first priority.Creating items for consumptions that millions of people depend on for their health and well-being carries with it a big responsibility.So, throughout all of their manufacturing process, FLP continually tests and retests their aloe vera health and skin care lines and ingredients to ensure they meet the highest standards for quality and purity.These demanding standards have earned F L P a variety of distinctions.They were the first company in the industry to receive the prestigious International Aloe Science Council "Seal of Approval."This highly coveted proof of purity is your assurance that the quality and quantity contained in each item you select is second to none.In addition the benefits of aloe vera juice of F L P drinks carry the international Kosher and Islamic seals of approval as a further testament to their international acceptance and excellence!
Once the aloe vera gel has been tested and approved it is transported from the various processing plants via sealed drum or tanker truck to FLP's manufacturing plant, "Aloe Vera of America" in Dallas, Texas.This state-of-the-art facility combines all phases of aloe vera juice and other aloe vera health and beauty lines under one roof.From research and development, to formulation, bottling and packaging, quality control laboratories,warehousing and shipping.
Aloe Vera Gel (unflavored aloe vera juice drink)
Let us look at the processing of their #1 seller, Aloe Vera Gel (the aloe vera juice drink pictured above in the yellow bottle), which is the purest consumable aloe vera in the world.
As the trucks arrive from the processing plants the stabilized aloe vera gel is unloaded and put through a series of micro-biological and quantitative testing before being approved for formulation and manufacturing into juice.
Once approved, the aloe vera is transported to the formulation tanks, or - in the case of their aloe vera gel (juice drink) - sent directly to the automated filling line.This revolutionary bottling machine can produce over 50,000 juice bottles per shift.That is more than one bottle of aloe vera juice filled, sealed, and packaged per second!That's why Aloe Vera of America produces more aloe vera than all other manufacturers combined.
To insure quality and consistency, Quality Control Technicians randomly inspect and weight the bottles as they're filled and capped.As an additional safeguard against contamination, an integrity seal is electronically bonded to each bottle underneath the cap.The bottle is then imprinted with a permanent batch code number for identification and is hand-packed for shipping.This helps to assure your aloe vera juice is fresh and pure and naturally potent.
Benefits of Specially Designed Bottles
Even the bottles for these aloe vera juice drinks are different.To help protect against needless exposure to oxygen, the bottles for the drinks are three distinct layers of plastic.
Whether it is their signature aloe vera health and beauty lines, their nutritional or herbal supplements, or their unique line from the beehive, F L P brings the same quality and purity to everything they produce.Their goal is to create the most powerful sources for health and beauty anywhere, focusing on aloe vera gel and the many aloe vera juice benefits!