100% grown and bottled in Southern California, the aloe in this gel has never been froz.en, Freeze-dried, or reconstituted from a powder. Real Aloe believes in the original method of "hand filleting" the leaves, to maintain the maximum biological activity and effectiveness from the aloe leaf. Real Aloe contains over 150 nutrients in a whole food form in trace amounts (parts per million or parts per billion). Every one of the essential amino acids are available in Aloe vera and they include isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, valine and tryptophan. These Statements Have Not Been Evaluated By The Fda. These Products Are Not Intended To Diagnose, Treat, Cure, Or Prevent Any Disease.