Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What Aloe Vera Does In Your Body: Nutritional Profile Of Aloe Vera!


The Egyptians called it “immortality plant”, the Native Americans called it “a heaven wand”– this is the popular plant called Aloe Vera. It comes with a range of healthy properties, some of which you already know. Up until now, people had actually used aloe vera as a solution for some small emergency situations such as burns, cuts, or some similar topical uses, however people are not aware that aloe vera is very helpful when is taken internally.

This wonderful plant contains more than 200 biologically active phytochemicals such as enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption.

According to The Journal of Environmental Science and Health studies, aloe vera has anti-bacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, which help the immune system in cleansing the body of getting into pathogens and toxins. But, that isn’t really all aloe vera juice/gel has to offer.

Nutritional profile of Aloe Vera

#1. Minerals
Aloe vera contains many minerals, such as zinc, calcium, selenium, chromium, magnesium, iron, sodium, manganese, copper, and potassium. All these minerals working together to improve the metabolic pathways.

#2. Enzymes
Aloe vera contains essential enzymes like amylase and lipase which can aid in digestion by breaking down fat and sugar molecules. One molecule, in particular, Bradykinase, helps to reduce inflammation.

#3. Vitamins
According to studies, aloe vera has vitamin B12 in its structure, a vitamin which is needed for red blood cells production. Vegetarians and vegans often don’t consume an adequate quantity of vitamin B12 through their diet, so this is excellent information for them because, through aloe vera, they can get enough vitamin B12. Remember however, that was just one example and you shouldn’t rely on aloe alone for your daily requirements of b12. In addition, this magical plant also contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, A, C, E, B6, choline, and folic acid.

#4. Amino acids
There are 22 essential amino acids for the body, and aloe vera contains 20 of them. Also, it contains salicylic acid (natural alternative to Aspirin), which fights inflammation and bacteria.

Other uses for aloe vera

Aside from being an excellent body cleanser, getting rid of toxic matter from the stomach, colon, liver, kidneys, spleen, and bladder, aloe vera can be used for many other conditions, such as indigestion, gut inflammation, constipation, upset stomach, and ulcers. Also, people who struggle with arthritis, they can consume aloe vera in order to improve their condition.

According to one study, aloe vera juice is effective for eliminating plaque, if used the same as a mouthwash. Also, aloe vera works for healing ulcers in the mouth, which are often known as canker sores.

How to consume aloe vera?

One of the ways for consume aloe vera is from the plant. But, another simpler way is if you consume aloe vera as a juice, which can be found in every healthy food stores. If you want aloe vera leaves and to juice them yourself, they can be also found in many grocery stores.

You can drink aloe vera juice straight up, or you can blend it into your juices or smoothies. You need to be careful when you buy aloe vera since it has to be 100% organic. When you buy it, on the bottle is written some instructions about how much should be consumed. But, the better is to speak with your doctor and get an advice about the daily amount of aloe vera.


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