Blend No. 3 Powder (150 grams)
Aloe vera, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) and Boswellia supplement.
Tiny Pioneer Blend No. 3 is a premium, one-of-a-kind powder formulation containing three ingredients that each has compelling scientific research behind it.
Aloe vera is listed as a complementary and alternative therapy used by interstitial cystitis patients in a 2002 article by Kristene E. Whitmore 1. It has also been studied in a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial involving 44 hospital out-patients with Crohn’s disease, where it was found to produce a clinical response more often than placebo when taken for four weeks 2. The particular type of aloe vera powder found in Blend No. 3 has been used in a small, non-blind case study of four people with Crohn’s disease, each of whom experienced ‘significant positive changes’ in their colon health after 30 days of use.
Palmitoylethanolamide has been the subject of over 700 scientific articles. Conditions studied include: interstitial cystitis and unexplained bladder pain; Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; peripheral and central neuropathy; Parkinson’s disease; and lichen sclerosus. You can read more about PEA and find links to clinical studies in this blog post.
Boswellia serrata extract has been the subject of a randomised, double-blind, verum-controlled trial of 102 Crohn’s disease patients which demonstrated that it was not inferior to mesalazine 3. It has also been the subject of a pilot double-blind, placebo-controlled trial where it was shown to exert anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activity in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee 4.
The aloe vera used in Blend No. 3 is a 200:1 spray-dried powder taken from the inner fillet of Aloe barbadensis leaves. It is cold processed without the use of enzymes to produce a powder whose distribution of polysaccharides closely mimics that found in nature.
Unprocessed aloe vera contains polysaccharide molecules of different sizes, which have different properties. Small polysaccharides might help to reduce inflammation in conditions like arthritis and colitis; medium-large polysaccharides might have antibacterial and healing properties; large polysaccharides, including acemannan, might have anti-inflammatory and skin-regenerating properties; while very large polysaccharides have been shown to aid in immune support. Most processing techniques destroy large and very large polysaccharides, but the special process used to produce the powder used in Blend No. 3 leaves plenty of large and very polysaccharides intact.
The palmitoylethanolamide used in Blend No. 3 is water-dispersible OptiPEA®, the only palmitoylethanolamide to be manufactured entirely in Europe, using exclusively RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil.
The Boswellia serrata extract, which you might also know as Indian frankincense, contains 65% boswellic acids.
Each serving of Tiny Pioneer Blend No. 3 provides as much aloe vera as our Simply Aloe Powder, as much palmitoylethanolamide as our Simply PEA Powder, and a full 400mg of Boswellia serrata. The result is a convenient and highly cost-effective three-in-one product.
The suggested daily intake is 5g, split into two separate 2.5g servings. Each pouch contains 150g of powder, so at the full intake, a pouch should last one month. Once you are settled into a stable situation, you might like to reduce your daily intake to a maintenance serving. As this is a powder product, the daily intake can be gradually adjusted over time to your own requirements.
We are not allowed to write about possible uses for Blend No. 3, but we would encourage you to do some research on each of the ingredients – the clinical studies cited above might be useful starting points for you.
Tiny Pioneer Blend No. 3 contains organic, non-GMO aloe vera which is International Aloe Science Council certified. The anthraquinone components, including aloin, are removed during processing meaning that the powder is gentle on the stomach and will not produce laxative effects. Tiny Pioneer Blend No. 3 is IC/PBS friendly and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It does not contain any allergens, fillers, binders or excipients.
As a food supplement, take 2.5g twice a day, or as directed by a practitioner. 2.5g is equivalent to 8.3ml and a 10ml scoop is included for your convenience.
Each 2.5g serving provides 1.5g of aloe vera, 0.6g of PEA and 0.4g of Boswellia serrate extract.
If you have renal or hepatic conditions, consult with a medical professional before use.
For best results, take on an empty stomach mixed into water or other cool liquid. However, if you cannot tolerate the taste or texture then you can also mix the powder into smoothies, fruit puree, or other sloppy foods. Aloe vera naturally has a plasticky, salty taste – this is not a defect of the product.
Please note that it might take several weeks to notice any changes. In studies involving the separate ingredients, timeframes of at least one month and often three to six months are commonly used. We recommend three months of consistent usage before drawing any conclusions.
The powder will go clumpy and hard if it is exposed to moisture or left unsealed. This will not affect the efficacy, but will make it more difficult to use. Please seal the pouch properly when not in use and store in a cool, dry place. Do not put a damp scoop or spoon into the pouch. We include a silica bag for freshness which you should leave in the pouch and we will not issue refunds because your product clumped after opening!
Organic, spray-dried aloe vera powder from inner fillet (200:1); water-dispersible OptiPEA (palmitoylethanolamide; medium chain triglycerides; sunflower derived phosphatidylcholine); Boswellia serrata extract (Indian frankincense). A silica sachet is included in the pouch to absorb moisture and a scoop is included for your convenience.
Tiny says: I’m extremely proud of this product. To my knowledge, it is the only one of its kind in the world and I think it will be of interest to people with a wide array of chronic inflammatory conditions. I am especially excited to hear how those of you with interstitial cystitis or inflammatory bowel conditions get on with it. I will say this though: if you’re not willing to stick with it for at least two months and preferably three, then save your money and just don’t buy it at all. In studies, none of the individual ingredients were used in a ‘quick fix’ kind of way. The last thing I want is for people to take it for only a fortnight and then complain about it to others!
I apologise in advance about the taste, which is not very pleasant. To encapsulate these ingredients without compromising on serving size would not be possible in a reasonable number of capsules. As you’ve probably guessed, I wasn’t able to think of a good name for this product, but it was created at the same time as Simply Aloe Powder and Aloe Mallow Powder, so it became Blend No. 3!
- Whitmore KE. Complementary and alternative therapies as treatment approaches for interstitial cystitis. Rev Urol. 2002;4 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S28-S35.
- Langmead L, Feakins RM, Goldthorpe S, et al. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral aloe vera gel for active ulcerative colitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2004;19(7):739-747. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2004.01902.x
- Gerhardt H, Seifert F, Buvari P, Vogelsang H, Repges R. Therapie des aktiven Morbus Crohn mit dem Boswellia-serrata-Extrakt H 15 [Therapy of active Crohn disease with Boswellia serrata extract H 15]. Z Gastroenterol. 2001;39(1):11-17. doi:10.1055/s-2001-10708
- Majeed M, Majeed S, Narayanan NK, Nagabhushanam K. A pilot, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel Boswellia serrata extract in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee. Phytother Res. 2019;33(5):1457-1468. doi:10.1002/ptr.6338