Benefits of Aloe Vera
Amino acids are our body building blocks. Aloe vera has 20 amino acids including the 8 which are essential and cannot be made by the body! Growth, repairs and maintenance of cells depend on them – literally every part of the body’s growth depends on amino acids. Taking Aloe vera on a regular basis allows you to help maintain your health by replenishing your body naturally with these essential amino acids.
Daily Dose of Vitamins
Aloe Vera contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Vitamin A is good for the eyes; Vitamin C is good for the brain cells and inhibition of anemia and gum diseases; vitamin E is good for the skin. A combination of the three acts as antioxidants in the body combating free radicals that cause cancer. Vitamin B Complex is essential for nerves health, production of red blood cells and development of muscle mass and energy.
Since the human body simply cannot store some of these vitamins, we need to supplement them regularly through our diets.
Daily Dose of Minerals
Some of the minerals found in aloe vera include – calcium (bone health), copper & iron (transportation of oxygen to blood cells), sodium & potassium (regulate the body’s pH), chromium (proper function of insulin which in turn regulates sugar levels in the blood), magnesium & manganese (catalyst for activation of other enzymes), and zinc (helps in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats – lowering cholesterol).
Aids in Healthy Digestion
A healthy digestive tract ensures that nutrients from the foods we eat are absorbed into the blood stream. Aloe vera contains at least 8 enzymes – these help in digesting and breaking down the fats, proteins, sugars and carbohydrates. It has natural, detoxifying abilities and drinking Aloe vera regularly increases protein absorption, while at the same time decreasing unfriendly bacteria and yeast! Aloe vera has also demonstrated its ability to assist in soothing heartburn, gas and other types of digestive upsets.
Collagen and Elastin Repair
Recent studies show that aloe vera stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen, which is a type of protein, connects and supports other bodily tissues, such as skin, bone, tendons, muscles, and cartilage. Basically, it gives body tissues form and provides firmness and strength; elastin gives the same body tissues much-needed flexibility. Some people refer to collagen as the glue that holds the body together. Without it, the body would, quite literally, fall apart. Using the nutritional building blocks of aloe vera, the skin can utilize these nutrients daily to renew itself, slow down the aging process, and keep us youthful longer!
Regulates Weight and Energy Levels
Aloe vera allows the body to cleanse the digestive system. Our diets include many unwanted substances which can cause lethargy and exhaustion. Taken regularly, Aloe vera ensures a greater feeling of well-being, allowing energy levels to increase and helping to maintain a healthy body weight.
Immune Support & Function
Aloe vera provides natural support for the immune system. Since the immune system works around the clock protecting the body, aloe vera, with its natural immune enhancers, gives the body a continual arsenal from which to draw. Taking Aloe Vera regularly will give your immune system the helping hand it needs.
Aloe vera has 12 natural substances/sterols that have been shown to inhibit inflammation without side effects. Aloe vera also supports proper joint and muscle mobility and assists treat arthritis and gout.
Aloe vera contains lignin. Lignin has no medicinal properties; but it possesses the property of penetrating the human skin so that if taken with medication it assists in transportation through the skin and the cell membrane.
Dental Health & Hygiene
Aloe vera is extremely healthful for your mouth and gums.