The ancient Greeks called it the ‘ultimate panacea’, the ‘ultimate healer’. So, what is about ‘aloe vera’, a this little cactus-like looking plant and its gel-filled leaves that have so many amazing health and beauty related benefits?
There are many natural products that have been created from this amazing plant, but this article focuses on ten ‘healthy reasons’ why drinking ‘aloe vera gel’ may have on your health, well-being and beauty.
A great source of amino acids
A lot of the ingredients in Aloe vera gel are often deficient in food including 19 of the 20 amino acids needed by the human body and seven of the eight essential ones that cannot be artificially created. The aloe drink allows the enzyme system to function at an optimum rate and encourages well-being.
Contains vitamins and trace elements
The gel contains many vitamins and even trace-elements such as vitamin B12 that is rarely found in plants. The gel contains vitamins A, B group, C, E and folic acids.
Many of the above vitamins cannot be stored in the body and need to be constantly topped-up. A daily dosage of the Aloe gel provides an easy solution to bolstering your body’s natural defence system.
Contains an abundance of minerals
Minerals found in Aloe Vera include; calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium, manganese, chromium, copper and zinc. This is largely attributed to the plants growing in soils that are rich in these minerals.
Other substances that have been identified in aloe vera gel have natural anti-inflammatory and painkilling qualities. Regular consumers of the gel often found that previous inflamed conditions were greatly reduced or eradicated.
Within the mucilage layer of the plants leaf that surrounds the gel is a chain of sugars or ‘polysaccharides’. The natural qualities of this product have helped in the prevention of viruses such as common colds and influenza and assist in balancing your immune system.
Increases the activity of fibroblasts
Fibroblasts are specific cells found in the skin that function in the production of collagen and elastin fibres. These fibres give the skin its structure, keeping it plump, elastic and youthful.
Maintains healthy skin
Skin cell production in normal skin takes between 21-28 days from its production to reach the surface of the skin. Once skin has reached the surface it is shadow of its former self. Aloe gel provides skin with essential nutrition to keep is moist and supple
Effect on the gut
Aloe vera brings natural ‘balance’ to the gut where it has been found to regulate bacteria and yeast that inhibit it. For people that suffer from too much yeast, regular ingestion of aloe gel tends to reduce this overgrowth.
Assists healthy digestion
A healthy digestive system ensures that nutrients absorbed from food are absorbed into the blood stream. Clear evidence suggests that by consuming aloe vera gel, the bowel is able to absorb nutrients more efficiently, especially protein. The aloe gel can assist in alleviating the symptoms of; acid reflux, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and stomach ulcers.
It’s 100% natural
It’s a natural product and is available prescription free.
Aloe vera gel is drug free and is an affordable way to bring natural balance to your digestive system. It buffers stomach acid and soothes and coats your stomach with immediate results. The aloe vera gel can be taken alone or mixed with food as part of a dietary plan.
You don’t have one good reason why ‘aloe vera gel’ works, you have ten. Perhaps, it’s the elixir that you’re looking for?