Everything you wanted to know about aloe vera………………….
Aloe vera has:
Amino Acids – building blocks of protein and effect brain function. Eight are considered essential (not produced by the body)and all are in aloe vera:
Non-essential amino acids include:
Anthraquinones – in high concentrations are a powerful laxative, however, in lower concentrations highly beneficial to the digestive system
Enzymes – break down food into amino acids and then converted back into body protein – wont function without vitamins and minerals
Lignin – gives aloe vera its powerful penetrating properties
Mono and polysaccharides
Salycylic acid – has similar properties to aspirin, helps reduce fever and inflammation. Believed to be beneficial for
Saponins – soapy substance with cleaning, antiseptic properties
Sterols – plant steroids with analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Include:
Vitamins (the main ones):
Aloe vera has a wide range of benefits including:
Whilst aloe vera is not a panacea for all ills it has shown some amazing benefits with:
Are all aloes created equal ? Far from it unfortunately. It’s legendary benefits are often exploited in products that hardly contain any product and what little it does contain comes from unregulated producers.
As a minimum select only products that have the International Aloe Science Council seal of approval. Better still chose products that offer a money back guarantee their goods and use only regulated producers (growing organic produce).
I hunger for knowledge. I learn more about aloe vera daily and continue to be amazed by the awesome benefits that come from a plant. It is completely unique and there is no other single product on the planet that gets anywhere near equalling it. There is no one single ingredient that creates the magic – it’s a combination of all of it’s components working synergistically in complete harmony with the body and being able to adapt to varying needs.
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