Aloe and it’s benefits as a natural health and lifestyle product has gained profound popularity worldwide – Reasons to use it.
The many uses of aloe vera can be traced back to early civilizations. They held this astonishing plant in high esteem for its many healing properties, which has been passed down through the centuries.
Today with the enhancement of scientific approach aloe vera has gained exceptional popularity world wide,
Among the substances identified in aloe vera is a long chain sugar (polysaccharide) that is known to have an effect on the cytokine system – the chemical messengers of the immune system. Therefore it can act in a way that balances the system and so it can be considered and can be called an immunomodulator. In the U.S.A. this sugar has been extracted from aloe vera and made into a drug.
Aloe vera helps the Gut.
Another area where aloe vera is helpful is the gut, by helping the bowl to function effectively which results in smooth and efficient transit of contents resulting in a softer, bulkier stool, making it easier to pass.
Aids healthy Digestion.
A healthy digestive tract ensures that nutrients from the food we eat are absorbed into the blood stream. There is clear, clinical evidence that by drinking Aloe Vera Gel the bowel is able to absorb these nutrients more efficiently, especially protein. I also suspect that many other substances are much better absorbed under its influence.
When they are first produced deep in the epidermis, skin cells are rather large and very much alive, but by the time they reach the surface after 21 – 28 days (in normal skin), they are a shadow of their former selves and are transformed into just thin flakes of keratin which eventually fall off. Aloe Vera Gel provides the essential nutrition to feed the basal cells. Therefore the skin remains healthy and is able to perform its vital functions more efficiently – as well as looking much better! ( See reverse signs of Aging Skin )
The Fibroblasts, increasing its activities
Fibroblasts are specialised cells found in the skin. Their job is to produce fibre such as collagen and elastin. These fibres give the skin its structure and of course, make it look plump and elastic. The more you have, the younger your skin looks.
Effects on the Musculoskeletal System.
Certain substances in the aloe, such as the salicylic acid and the plant sterols are able to sooth muscles and maintain healthy joints, mobility and flexibility.
Aloe vera regulates gut flora.
Aloe vera is a natural ‘balancer’ in many areas and nowhere more so than inside the gut, where it tends to regulate the various bacteria and yeasts that inhabit it. For example, if a person were to suffer with too much yeast in the gut, regular ingestion of the gel would tend to reduce this overgrowth. The same can be said of the more unfriendly bacteria that can accumulate in certain conditions.
A useful source of Minerals.
Some of the minerals found in aloe vera include calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, chromium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc. This is because the plant tends to grow in areas where soils are rich in these minerals and its roots are able to absorb and deliver them to us in a very available form.
A useful source of Vitamins.
Aloe Vera Gel contains a large range of vitamins – even trace elements of vitamin B12 which is rarely found in plants. Apart from vitamin A, it contains B-group vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid. Many of these vitamins cannot be stored by the body so we need to constantly top them up from the food that we eat. What better way than by drinking a daily amount of Aloe Vera Gel while at the same time, seeing how aloe vera benefits the body’s defence system against oxidative stress naturally?
Promotes good Health.
By drinking the Aloe vera Gel with all its important ingredients (often now deficient in food) including 19 of the 20 amino acids needed by the human body and seven of the eight essential ones that just cannot be made, the body is able to get enough to allow complex enzyme systems to work really well. The net result to the individual is a wonderful feeling of well being.Taken daily – either alone or mixed with fruit juice – Aloe Vera Gel is one of the best nutritional supplements available! As You can see from these 10 reasons you will feel the difference and know that aloe vera benefits the whole body. This means that the body can function at 100%.