Mannatech Science is the maker of Ambrotose, an immune support supplement in powder form. Ambrotose contains glyconutrients, which Mannatech Science claims aids in cellular communication and can improve health, immune system function, organ function, cognitive function and digestive function. It is important to note that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) does not endorse this or any other dietary supplement to treat or cure any disorder.
Aloe Vera Extract
Ambrotose contains aloe vera extract, which is a source of high-molecular-weight polysaccharides. Aloe vera extract is used medicinally to treat digestive issues and has antifungal and antibacterial properties. According to the National Center for Natural and Complementary Medicine, aloe vera has laxative qualities and is also taken to treat arthritis, diabetes, asthma and epilepsy. It is important to note that the FDA does not endorse aloe vera or any other dietary supplement to treat or cure any disorder.
Glucosamine HCl is a sugar and precursor for glycosylation of proteins and fats in the body. It is also important for forming cartilage, the connective tissue around joints. Glucosamine is naturally produced in the body, but also found in animal marrow and shellfish, although many people only ingest it in supplement form. Glucosamine supplementation may be beneficial for people with osteoarthritis, which is a disorder characterized by chronic joint inflammation and pain. It is important to note that the FDA does not endorse glucosamine or any other dietary supplement to treat or cure any disorder.
Ambrotose also contains arabinogalactin, which comes from the bark of Eastern and Western Larch trees, scientifically known as Larix larcinia and Larix occidentalis. Arabinogalactin is a combination of arabinose and galactose monosaccharides. Arabinogalactin is also found naturally in red wine, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, corn, pears and wheat. Arabinogalactin is taken as a supplement to treat symptoms of influenza, the common cold, chronic fatigue syndrome, viral hepatitis and as a way to increase fiber intake. It is important to note that the FDA does not endorse arabinogalactin or any other dietary supplement to treat or cure any disorder.
Ambrotose contains the gums ghatti and tragacanth. Ghatti gum comes from the bark of the tree Anogeissus latifolia, and tragacanth gum comes from the plant Astragalus gummifer. Both gums are mixes of complex polysaccharides. Ghatti gum is taken to enhance the immune system, increasing wound healing and to reduce cholesterol levels. Tragacanth gum is taken for its laxative properties. It is important to note that the FDA does not endorse tragacanth gum, ghatti gum or any other dietary supplement to treat or cure any disorder.
Ambrotose contains rice starch, which is a polysaccharide that comes from the common rice plant Oryza sativa. It is not taken for medicinal purposes, but is a good source of fiber.