Gary, You ask a loaded question. Technically oral 'acemannan' is not yet available. What I was referring to was the oral form of sugars that are an extract from the aloe vera plant. The best product would be an organic all natural aloe vera juice preparation. There are a few good ones out there.
With respect to specific papers supporting it's efficacy. Well, this is convoluted. Largely because felv is so unpredictable and it's hard to say whether any of these treatments are really doing anything anyway. Having said that, there are many papers written about the value of aloe vera poly- and mono-saccharides in viral infections and immune support. In reference to felv specifically most studies have been done around the IP injection. There is a paper comparing the use of IP injection and oral preparation in fiv cats - comparable results in each group. I don't have access to pub meb from this computer, but can get it from work and send you the abstract. To me the big issue is whether or not things are absorbed through the oral preparation - the fiv paper supports that it does and most of what I know about intestinal absorption supports easy passive and active diffusion of the sugars. Additionally any IP injection would also require absorption into the vascular system. To the best of my knowledge no specific research has yet been done or at least published to answer your exact question. Although it always nice to have evidence to support actions, sometimes the data just isn't there. I still believe in the value of acemannan and believe it can be used orally if only as a support measure in assisting the immune system. I have recently, however, spoken with a number of holistic vets who have better success with a oral supplement known as Moducare - it is a plant sterol derivative known to modulate the immune system. Some of them have also expressed support of the Standard Process feline immune support supplement. Who knows. I wish there was a straight forward easy answer to this disease. I really do, but I haven't found it yet. I will keep searching and I hope that if you find anything of value that you share it with me. Thanks and I will send you the paper when I can. Jenny On 3/26/10, Gary <gcru...@centurytel.net> wrote: > > I would be very interested in the source of the oral product and the > protocol for FeLV cats. Also, any articles or studies relating to the use > of oral Acemannan. > > Thanks, > > Gary > > jbero tds.net wrote: > >> Minnie, >> >> 3. Acemannan - a supplement known to help fight off the virus. I would >> get >> them on an oral dose of this daily. >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org