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Beta-Mannan (Beta-Galactomannan)

What is beta-mannan (beta-galactomannan)

Beta-mannan, an indigestible polysaccharide (fiber) extracted from Aloe vera plant, is sold as a remedy that “offers support of the immune system” and “treats human papillomavirus (HPV), herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)”, but the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved it and advises against its use [1].

 

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