Aloe Vera Health Benefits

Aloe Vera the Miracle Plant

Smart people through the millennia have prized aloe plants.

• Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, used at least 14 different formulas containing aloe, 2400 years ago.

• It was King Solomon’s favourite laxative.

• Alexander the Great was exhorted by his teacher Aristotle to conquer the island of Succotra where a rare plant called Aloe succotrina grew, so he could have aloe for his soldiers. At least that’s the story that’s been handed down. This early Mediterranean variety of aloe was known to be so potent that Alexander never left on a military mission without hauling a whole forest of the plants with him.

But we don’t have to rely on ancient legends. There’s plenty of contemporary evidence for aloe:

• Bill C. Coats, expert on aloe vera and author of The Silent Healer: A Modern Study of Aloe Vera, tells the story of the old rancher whose prize bull was bitten by a huge rattlesnake. The bull’s leg was swollen to three times its normal size, and the poison was taking a serious toll. It looked like the animal was going to die.

The rancher sliced two oversized leaves of aloe, wrapped them as a poultice around the bull’s leg. A short time later the bull could walk again. Within 24 hours he was completely healed.

 

• Father Romano Zago, a Brazilian priest and author of the book Cancer Can Be Cured, tells this story (plus at least 40 more) in his book:

The uncle of one of his parishioners, Giovanni, was deathly ill with prostate cancer. 

Father Zago visited the man to administer last rites. But he also knew of a remedy he believed could save Giovanni’s life. Try as he might to convince Giovanni’s wife to give it to him, though, she refused, thinking he was offering false hope.

Later Father Zago happened on the man’s son, and convinced him to prepare this drink for Giovanni. The boy promised to give it to his father. A week later, Father Zago learned that Giovanni was released from the hospital. The family thought the reason was to let him die at home.

But then they told Father Zago that the tennis ball sized swelling near Giovanni’s stomach had shrunk, disappeared even. At which time Father Zago declared Giovanni out of imminent danger, saying this was a sign he was improved.

Long story short, Giovanni improved month after month, resumed his life’s work, and lived to be more than 80 years old. 

 

• Dr. Julian Whitaker reported that a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare brain tumor went into remission after drinking whole-leaf Aloe vera concentrate, 8 ounces a day for three months. Surgeons had been unable to remove the entire tumor, leaving his future uncertain, to say the least.

The child was living a normal lifestyle and participating in sports — but still drinking Aloe vera juice every day — at the time of the Whitaker report.

 

Is Aloe the Cure for Everything?

    Fresh aloe gel used as a topical may be the best skin cream on earth. The yellow bitter part of the leaf is a proven laxative. And whole-leaf extracts can help fire up your immune system, reduce swelling, improve healing, kill bacteria and viruses, and improve communication within and between cells.

    But nothing works 100 percent of the time.

    Body chemistries vary. And frankly, some people’s biochemistry may be so out of balance that nothing can heal it. However, Bill Coats says that if anything has a chance of working on such folks, it’s probably aloe.

What’s So Miraculous about Aloe?

    Aloe is one of the world’s most biologically active plants. It contains life’s basic building blocks — essential vitamins and minerals, proteins, polysaccharides, enzymes, and amino acids.

    Most of aloe’s leaves are filled with gel, about 99 percent of which is water. The remaining one percent boasts at least 75 known nutrients — including 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 200 active plant compounds such as phytonutrients, enzymes, proteins, oils, monosaccharides and polysaccharides.

    Most people are only familiar with the skin healing aloe offers. But this remedy can do so much more. It has recognized antioxidant, anti-aging, and healing properties.

    Some consider it the world’s most impressive herb. Here are the benefits that have been credited to aloe:

• Stops the growth of tumor cells

• Lowers cholesterol / triglycerides

• Oxygenates your blood

• Eases inflammation

• Relieves joint and muscle pain

• Protects you from oxidative stress

• Supports your kidney

• Protects you from oxalates in coffee and tea

• Alkalizes your body, balancing your acid levels

• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and other digestive disorders

• Controls high blood pressure 

• Accelerates healing of physical and radiation burns

• Ends constipation

• Supports heart function, boosts physical endurance

• Speeds wound and injury recovery 

• Hydrates your skin, speeds skin repair

• Prevents candida infections

• Stabilizes blood sugar / insulin levels

• Controls cell communications

What Aloe Can Do for Cancer

Some alternative cancer experts rate aloe a “Stage IV Supplemental” treatment, to be used with highly potent “Stage IV” protocols, like radiation and chemo (should you choose to use them). Some clinics use aloe to boost the effectiveness of the chemo agents cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).

    Aloe is an immune stimulant that helps kill cancer and invading organisms.

    Dozens of studies confirm aloe’s anti-cancer activity — linked to acemannan’s immune-stimulating properties and glycoprotein, as well as anthraquinone and phenolic antioxidants. Acemannan is a substance found in aloe vera leaves. Aloe also boosts nitric oxide, a potent anti-cancer agent used by your immune cells.

    A large epidemiological survey of lung cancer and smoking in Japan suggested that drinking aloe juice prevented lung cancer, as well as stomach and colon cancer. Its impact on existing cancers was unclear.

 

A Word about Cellular Communication

    Aloes contain unique sugars called mannans, which enhance cellular communication — both within and between your cells. 

    These mannans are part of a crucial “telegraph” system capable of preventing or slowing down cancer. Mannans are responsible for billions of messages… and the implications of poor messaging are staggering.

Dramatic Story about AIDS and Cancer

    An AIDS study provides one of the most dramatic clinical proofs about aloe. Nearly everyone in the study who was on the daily aloe regimen got better, as indicated by skyrocketing white T-cell counts.

    One patient from this trial also had advanced liver cancer and was given less than two months to live. His liver was four times normal size. He kept drinking the juice, improved gradually… one year later his tumors were gone. 

    Pathologist H. Reginald McDaniel, MD, also involved with this trial, was initially skeptical. Seeing seriously ill patients improve was good. But what really sealed it for him was a disease of his own — viral pneumonia which conventional medicine couldn’t cure. He drank aloe, and his cure made him an aloe advocate.

Keep Aloe Handy in Case of Trauma Too

    In 2004, researchers discovered that an aloe compound called drag reducing polymer (DRP) could help patients with trauma and severe blood loss. DRP enhances the diffusion of oxygen in the red blood cells supporting your tissues — and allows a traumatized patient to live on less blood.

    This could potentially save many lives from car wrecks, war injuries, and other traumas. Perhaps this was Alexander the Great’s experience too.

How to Choose the ‘Right’ Aloe

    With 300 species of aloe and a host of products all claiming to be the best, how do you choose?

    Aloe vera is certainly the most well-known. Most store-shelf aloe juices don’t go much beyond soothing minor cuts. They’re processed, heated, and diluted. Nor do you have control over previous light exposure.  Also, it’s perfectly legal for aloe juice products to claim “Made with 100% Aloe Vera” on the bottle, when in reality, it may be 99% water and just 1% aloe vera juice. 
The processing method has the largest effect on the number and amount of active ingredients in an aloe vera product. The commercial production process of aloe vera products typically involves the crushing, grinding or pressing of the whole leaf to produce juice, followed by various steps of filtration and stabilization to achieve the desired extract. Although this is easier for the manufacturers, it can result in a product that contains little or no active ingredients.

It turns out, after extracting the gel, heating it and using fillers to make aloe vera products, the health benefits are minimized. In order to stop the common misrepresentations in the industry, and the false idea that all aloe vera products produce the same benefits, the International Aloe Science Council developed a certification program that validates the quality and quantity of aloe vera in approved commercial products. When looking to purchase aloe vera, read the labels carefully and look for this important certification.

 Forever Aloe Vera is grown at our plantations in the Dominican Republic and Texas. Forever Aloe is carefully grown and cultivated, ensuring the highest quality plant possible.

With the perfect balance of soil, the ideal temperature and just the right amount of rainfall, we grow quality into the Aloe plants. On our Dominican Republic plantation, we have over 30 million plants and harvest over 1 million pounds of Aloe per week!

From planting to tending to harvesting, our Aloe plants are carefully nurtured with the same level of care and standards that we put into to every one of our final products. Our farmers harvest our Aloe by hand, treating it with great care.

Raw materials can vary up to 500% based on method of harvest, climate, season and storage conditions. To minimize variations and to ensure the quality of our Aloe, the leaves are processed and packed for shipping to our manufacturing facilities within hours of harvest in order to ensure that you get the purest, freshest Aloe Vera gel as it was intended, intact with all its inherent qualities. Forever Aloe Vera Gel is the first to receive the International Aloe Science Council’s certification.

Recommended Doses of Aloe Vera

These recommended aloe vera doses are based on scientific research and publications. Make sure to read the label on aloe vera products before using them, and notify your doctor if you experience any side effects:

• For constipation, take 100–200 milligrams of aloe vera daily.

• For wound healing, psoriasis and other skin infections, use aloe propolis cream three times daily.

• For dental plaque and gum disease, use a toothpaste that contains aloe vera for 24 weeks.

• For high cholesterol, take 2 ounce of aloe vera gel twice daily for two months.

• For inflammatory bowel disease, drink 100 millilitres aloe vera gel twice daily for four weeks.

• For skin burns, use a 97.5 percent aloe gel on the burn until it’s healed.

• For dry scalp or dandruff, use a shampoo with a high content of aloe vera.

• To protect your skin from infection and bacteria, use a skin lotion with a high content of aloe vera gel.

 

Vital 5 – Our Solution To Daily, Healthy Nutrition In One Simple Pack.

Good health starts with good nutrition. With today’s farming methods depleting the natural mineral content of our lands, we can no longer rely on our foods to completely provide us with the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. More people are turning to nutritional supplements as a means of getting sufficient quantities of those vital nutrients that can make a difference to their quality of health.

Take the guesswork out of advanced nutrition with Forever Vital 5 – our solution to daily, healthy nutrition in one simple pak.

Vital5® contains Aloe Vera Gel®, Forever Daily™, Forever Active Probiotic®, Forever Arctic Sea® and ARGI+®. Together these products help to support the transportation of nutrients throughout our bodies to our cells and tissues.

Vital5 Box

Advanced nutrition made simple. Vital5® combines five amazing Forever products that work together to bridge nutritional gaps and provide key nutrients your body needs to help you look better and feel better.

The products in Vital 5 were specially formulated to work together synergistically to build a road to good health. The series of systems in your body are like roads on a map and at Forever, we call this the Nutrient Superhighway. With Vital 5, you can learn how to support every road in the Nutrient Superhighway with an easy-to-follow supplement schedule.

Vital5® Pack includes:

(4) Forever Aloe Vera Gel® – available in 4 healthy varieties and Forever Aloe2Go® – Pouches

(1) Forever Daily®
(1) Forever Active Probiotic®
(1) Forever Arctic Sea®
(1) ARGI+® pouch
(1) Vital 5 Booklet

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Forever Aloe Vera Gel

  • The power of aloe – from the inside out
  • The first of its kind to be certified by the International Aloe Science Council
  • Beneficial for maintaining a healthy digestive system

Imagine slicing open an Aloe leaf and consuming the gel directly from the plant. Our Forever Aloe Vera Gel® is as close to the real thing as you can get.

A product of our patented aloe stabilization process, our gel is favored by those looking to maintain a healthy digestive system and a natural energy level. The first to receive certification by the International Aloe Science Council, this rich cocktail of pulp and liquid is Aloe Vera, just as nature intended.

Enjoy the benefits of aloe vera in four healthy varieties of fresh, stabilized aloe vera gel. The primary ingredient of all four varieties is raw aloe vera gel, which provides a rich supplement to healthy nutrition. Drink any one of these on a daily basis to assist digestion and absorption of nutrients, to add vitamins, minerals and amino acids to your diet, and above all, to promote a good, healthy lifestyle.

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ARGI+ Stick Pack

L-Arginine is a potent amino acid that helps to support what scientists refer to as the “Miracle Molecule” – nitric oxide. L-Arginine is converted into nitric oxide in the body, to help support circulation. L-Arginine supports many important systems in our body:

• Overall cardiovascular system
• Immune system
• Muscles
• Bone & skeletal system
• Male genitourinary system

New Argi+ Enhanced Formula provides all the power of L-Arginine, plus:

• Vitamin D – Research continues to show the benefits of vitamin D for immune, cardiovascular, skeletal, cognitive, and even weight support
• A full complement of B vitamins for their role in metabolism and because they are readily depleted by stress and exercise
•Pomegranate – well-known for its strong antioxidant properties
•Grape skin, Red Grape and berry extracts for cardiovascular and immune system support.

Together, these ingredients create a new generation of supplement – one that supports health throughout your entire body. Just a scoop of Argi+ mixed with Forever Natural Spring Water or your favorite Aloe drink helps provide a performance boost to every part of you. Add optimal health to your family’s diet with the power of L-Arginine!

• Arginine boosts nitric oxide production
• Proprietary fruit blend adds antioxidant power

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Forever Arctic Sea®

New and improved Forever Arctic Sea® now contains a proprietary blend of DHA-rich Calamari Oil, ultra-pure Omega-3 Fish Oil and High Oleic Olive Oil. This unique blend is exclusive to Forever Living and provides not only 33% more DHA per day, but creates the perfect balance of DHA and EPA for optimal health and wellness.

The Critical Omega-3:Omega-6 Balance

There is an important balance that most people do not fully understand when it comes to Omegas. Historically, nutritionally balanced diets contained a healthy ratio of Omegas as 1:1 up to 1:4 DHA:EPA. Unfortunately, many diets include unhealthy levels of Omega-6’s which are traditionally derived from fried foods, vegetable oils, fake butter products, grain-fed animal fat and other modern convenience and processed foods. In addition, many diets are low in fish and Omega-3 consumption, which creates an unhealthy ratio of Omega-6: Omega-3 as high as 30:1! The key to getting back to a healthy ratio of DHA:EPA is increasing Omega-3 consumption and reducing Omega-6 intake.

Forever Arctic Sea® has been improved to not only increase the total amount of Omega-3’s you get per serving, but also has significantly increased the amount of DHA per dose. DHA Omega-3 is naturally found throughout the body and is most abundant in the brain, eyes and heart. Just as calcium is essential for building strong bones, DHA ensures that the cells in the brain, retina, heart and other parts of the nervous system develop and function properly through all stages of life. Additionally, DHA intake has been associated with a decreased risk of mental decline associated with aging. No other fatty acid demonstrates this relationship.

  • Custom Omega-3 ratio to mimic a diet rich in seafood
  • All-natural citrus flavor for a pleasant aroma and minimal fishy flavor
  • Ocean friendly and responsibly sourced • Pure source of EPA and DHA

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Forever Active Probiotic®

Microbes are live microorganisms that exist in our bodies and play a role in our general health and wellbeing. While some microbes are bad, the majority are beneficial. These “good bacteria” are called “probiotic,” meaning “for life” in Greek. Forever Living Products recognizes the important role that beneficial microbes play in human health and the need for probiotic supplementation. Designed to promote a healthy digestive system, Forever Active Probiotic is a small, easy-to-swallow beadlet that helps overcome imbalances created by our food and lifestyle choices, which can inadvertently lead to a reduction in the amount of naturally occurring probiotics. Forever Active Probiotic® works primarily in the intestines where it assists with the process of food digestion, helping to release nutrients for absorption, and contributes positively to normal human growth and development by helping to maintain a balanced and healthy system.

As probiotics themselves are quite fragile, Forever Active Probiotic uses an exclusive, patented encapsulation technology that protects the probiotics then releases a unique combination of six beneficial strains of microbes only after they reach the desired destination of the intestines. The probiotics in Forever Active Probiotic® are derived from Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium genera; the species are:

Lactobacillus Acidophilus
Bifidobacterium Longum
Bifidobacterium Lactis
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
Lactobacillus Bulgaricus
Lactobacillus Plantarum

Forever Active Probiotic® is the only shelf-stable, 6-strain probiotic on the market today that requires no refrigeration. And what’s great about Forever Active Probiotic is that it works in tandem with our patented aloe vera. Aloe acts as a “prebiotic,” which fosters the growth of and provides the ideal environment for the probiotic to function. So whether your goal is to promote a healthy digestive system or enhance nutrient absorption and immune function, add Forever Active Probiotic to your daily supplement program.

  • Promotes a healthy digestive system
  • Enhances nutrient absorption and immune function
  • Unique combination of 6 beneficial strains of microbes
  • No refrigeration needed

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Forever Daily™

Forever Daily™ is a revolutionary nutrient delivery system designed in combination with Forever Living’s proprietary aloe oligosaccharide (AOS) complex. Forever Daily™ with AOS delivers a perfectly balanced blend of 55 nutrients, including essential vitamins and minerals, providing more efficient absorption and in the case of minerals, targeting specific body systems.

Additionally, Forever Daily’s comprehensive nutritional program delivers optimal amounts of important natural phytonutrients, bioflavonoids, cutting-edge antioxidants with molecular-technology, and a proprietary blend of fruits and vegetables to ensure your body receives all the essential and semi-essential micro and macro core nutrients required for ideal health.

This unique formula is designed to nourish and protect our bodies by filling the nutrient gaps in our everyday diet and provide optimal health and vitality.

  • * Blend of 55 nutrients, including essential vitamins and minerals
  • * Nourishes and protects our bodies

All products available online in one convenient pack.

Visit OUR WEBSITE for a full range of Aloe Vera Drinks and Aloe Vera-based Personal Care Products.

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Why Do We Need To Add Fiber To Our Diet?

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While we often associate fiber with supporting digestive function – and this is certainly very true – fiber provides significant benefits to the body overall. Forever Fiber™, taken between meals, can help to support feelings of fullness, thereby controlling appetite and cravings, and caloric intake. This is especially important for those on a weight management program, when used with a healthy diet and regular exercise. By also helping to support normal blood sugar levels already in the normal range, and slow the absorption of macronutrients from our foods, fiber can also help limit feelings of sluggishness or low energy after we eat.

Fiber has been shown to support cardiovascular function and, of course, because scientists now recognize that up to 70% or 80% of immune function in the body is associated with the gastrointestinal tract, fiber may help to support the immune system via its benefits for digestive function. Adequate soluble fiber intake can facilitate removal of waste products from the body and may help to relieve occasional constipation.

Forever Fiber™ makes it easy to add more fiber to your diet by providing 5 grams of soluble fiber in each stick-pack. That is the equivalent of almost 1 ½ cups brown rice or 2 slices of whole wheat toast – without the carbohydrates and calories! Forever Fiber™ is a convenient way to increase your overall daily fiber intake and optimize your health.  Experts recommend that we consume up to 30 grams of fiber daily for optimal health and digestive function, yet sadly, most people only consume approximately half that amount. Our search for convenience in the foods we eat means that we aren’t obtaining the adequate amounts of fiber that we need to support our health. Forever Fiber™ is a proprietary blend of four types of fiber, and offers a convenient way to add some extra fiber to your diet – by sprinkling on the foods you eat, mixing with Forever Aloe Vera Gel® or other beverage, or adding to your water bottle when you are on the go!

Forever Bee Pollen

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Bee pollen is a holistic remedy used throughout the world. Unfortunately the vast amount of uses that pollen can be used for are often overlooked.

What is Pollen?

Bee Pollen is made by honeybees, and is the food of the young bee. It is considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee-gathered pollens are rich in proteins (approximately 40% protein), free amino acids, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid.

Bee pollen is a complete food and contains many elements that products of animal origin do not possess. Bee pollen is more rich in proteins than any animal source. It contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese of equal weight. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body.

It is important to recognize that a one teaspoon dose of pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather. Each bee pollen pellet, contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen.

Dr. Gabriel Cousens MD, has listed bee pollen as one of his 22 most recommended food energies. Bee Pollen can be used medicinally for a wide range of conditions from prostate health to skin conditions and can help correct specific nutritional imbalances within the body.

Here are just 10 great reasons to add fresh bee pollen to your daily diet… although there are many more!

1. Energy Enhancer – The range of nutrients found within bee pollen makes it a great natural energizer. The carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins can help keep you going all day by enhancing stamina and fighting off fatigue.

2. Skin Soother – Bee pollen is often used in topical products that aim to treat inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations like psoriasis or eczema. The amino acids and vitamins protect the skin and aid the regeneration of cells.

3. Respiratory System – Bee pollen contains a high quantity of antioxidants that may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the tissues of the lungs, preventing the onset of asthma.

4. Treating Allergies – Pollen reduces the presence of histamine, ameliorating many allergies. Dr. Leo Conway, M.D of Denver Colorado, reported that 94 percent of his patients were completely free from allergy symptoms once treated with oral feeding of pollen. Everything from asthma to allergies to sinus problems were cleared, confirming that bee pollen is wonderfully effective against a wide range of respiratory diseases.

5. Digestive System – In addition to healthful vitamins, minerals and protein, bee pollen contains enzymes that can aid in digestion. Enzymes assist your body in getting all the nutrients you need from the food that you eat.

6. Immune System Booster – Pollen is good for the intestinal flora and thereby supports the immune system. According to holistic health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, bee pollen has antibiotic-type properties that can help protect the body from contracting viruses. It’s also rich in antioxidants that protect the cells from the damaging oxidation of free radicals.

7. Treats Addictions – Used holistically for healing addictions and inhibiting cravings by suppressing impulses. Because bee pollen crashes cravings, it is a very useful research is needed into this benefit, particularly when it comes to weight management.

8. Supports the Cardiovascular System – Bee Pollen contains large amounts of Rutin; an antioxidant bioflavonoid that helps strengthen capillaries, blood vessels, assists with circulatory problems and corrects cholesterol levels. Its potent anti-clotting powers could help prevent heart attack and stroke.

9. Prostate Aid – Men who suffer from benign prostate hyperplasia can find relief by using bee pollen. Bee pollen can help reduce inflammation to stop frequent urges to urinate.

10. Infertility Problems – Bee pollen stimulates and restores ovarian function, therefore may be used to assist in accelerating pregnancy. As well as being a hormonal booster it is also a great aphrodisiac!

How Should Bee Pollen Be Consumed?

Bee pollen is a food and acts faster and more effectively when taken at mealtime and especially with fruit, which lets it gently, perform a little cleansing of the intestinal flora.

Forever Bee Pollen is available in a 100 tablet bottle.

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Top 10 Reasons To Drink Aloe Vera Gel

10 Proven Aloe Vera Benefits 

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1. Helps Soothe Rashes and Skin Irritations

There have been numerous reports that have explored the role of topical Aloe Vera administration in skin conditions and wound healing management, including the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis, oral mucositis, surgical wounds and as a home remedy for burn injuries. The first study of this kind was surprisingly done in 1935!

Aloe Vera extract was reported to provide rapid relief from the itching and burning associated with severe radiation dermatitis and skin regeneration.

A 1996 study done at the Department of Clinical Physiology in Sweden included 60 patients with chronic psoriasis who participated in a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of Aloe Vera or placebo cream. The cure rate in the Aloe Vera group was 83 percent (!) compared to only 7 percent in the placebo group, and there were no relapses reported at the 12-month follow-up.

In 2009, a systematic review summarized 40 studies that involved using Aloe Vera for dermatological purposes. The results suggest that oral administration of Aloe Vera in mice works effectively to heal wounds, can decrease the number and size of papillomas (small growths on the skin), and reduce the incidence of tumors by more than 90 percent in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. The studies also showed that aloe vera effectively treats genital herpes, psoriasis, dermatitis, frostbite, burns and inflammation. It can be used safely as an anti-fungal and antimicrobial agent.

2. Helps To Treats Burns

Aloe Vera gel has a protective effect against radiation damage to the skin. With the threat of nuclear warfare always looming, the U.S. government conducted research on the ability of Aloe Vera to treat thermal and radiation burns with the aim of introducing its use into the military.

By 1959, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Aloe Vera ointment as an over-the-counter medication for healing burns on the skin. When Aloe Vera gel is used on burns, it prevents UV-induced suppression so the area can heal at a faster rate.

3. Helps with Cold Sores

When Aloe Vera gel is applied to a cold sore a few times a day, it eases the discomfort and helps speed the healing process. It’s also safe when consumed by mouth, so there is no need to worry about swallowing this natural treatment. Aloe Vera has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that accelerate healing and reduce pain associated with cold sores — or any sores on the mouth.

The amino acids and vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin C are also extremely helpful. One of the vitamin B6 benefits, for example, is it acts as a natural pain treatment and creates antibodies that our immune system uses to protect us.

4. Moisturizes Hair and Scalp

Aloe Vera is a great natural treatment for dry hair or an itchy scalp. It has nourishing properties, and the tons of vitamins and minerals that are present keep your hair strong and healthy. Because of Aloe Vera’s antibacterial and antifungal properties, it also helps with dandruff, and the gel’s enzymes can rid the scalp of dead cells and promote the regeneration of skin tissue around the hair follicles.

Aloe also helps stop the itching associated with dandruff or a dried scalp. Too many shampoos and conditioners are full of chemicals that damage hair and can even cause inflammation and skin irritations; adding aloe vera is an effective way to keep your scalp free of bacteria and uncomfortable skin reactions.

5. Good for Constipation

The use of aloe latex as a laxative is well-researched; the anthraquinones present in the latex create a potent laxative that increases intestinal water content, stimulates mucus secretion and increases intestinal peristalsis, which are contractions that break down food and mix the chyme.

In a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial of 28 healthy adults, aloe vera latex was reported to have a laxative effect compared to a placebo that was stronger than the stimulant laxative phenolphthalein — making aloe vera a natural constipation relief remedy.

6. Helps with Digestion

Because of its anti-inflammatory and laxative components, another Aloe Vera benefit is its ability to help with digestion. Aloe Vera juice helps digestion, normalizes acid/alkaline and pH balance, lessens yeast formation, encourages digestive bacteria and regulates  bowel processing.

One study reported in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences found that 30 millilitres of aloe vera juice twice a day decreased the level of discomfort in 33 patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Flatulence also decreased for the participants, but stool consistence, urgency and frequency remained the same. Although the study suggests that aloe vera can be beneficial to people with IBS, more data is needed to conclude that it can be used as an effective treatment.

Another study from the Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine tested aloe vera on a group of rats with gastrointestinal problems. The gastric acid levels were significantly decreased in rats treated with aloe vera. The study also measured the gut-brain connection and reported data on the water content found in the brains of the rats with aloe vera treatment. The water content in the treated rats was reduced, which suggests that the brain influences the gut and gastrointestinal problems.

Aloe Vera has been used to soothe and heal stomach ulcers because it has antibacterial agents and natural healing properties that can restore the stomach lining back to health.

7. Good for the Immune System

The enzymes present in Aloe Vera break down the proteins that we eat into amino acids and turn the enzymes into fuel for every cell in the body, which enables the cells to function properly. The bradykinase in aloe vera stimulates the immune system and kills infections. Zinc is also an important component in aloe vera — making it a great source to combat zinc deficiency — because it’s essential to maintain immune function.

It helps us ward off diseases, kill bacteria and protect the function of our cell membranes. Zinc is also a key structural component for a slew of hormone receptors and proteins that contribute to healthy, balanced mood and immune function.

A 2014 report points out that Aloe Vera is being studied for its uses in dentistry; this is because it has proved to be an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal plant, and it’s very good in building up the immune system without causing allergic reactions or side effects. It’s gaining popularity because it’s completely natural — and it’s being called a miracle plant.

8. Provides Antioxidants and Reduces Inflammation

We know that inflammation is at the root of most diseases. Aloe Vera provides an amazing number of vitamins and minerals that help reduce inflammation and fight free radical damage.

Vitamin A, for instance, plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, neurological function and healthy skin because it’s an antioxidant that reduces inflammation. Vitamin C is another important component found in aloe vera; it protects the body from cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease and even skin wrinkling.Vitamin E benefits include being a powerful antioxidant that reduces free radical damage, fights inflammation and helps naturally slow the aging of cells.

These antioxidant properties are also helpful when you’re exposed to cigarette smoke or UV rays from sunlight — they protect the skin from skin cancer and fight skin inflammation after exposure to the sun. Aloe vera can also naturally treat acne and eczema since it helps the healing process in the skin. Bradykinase, also present in aloe vera, helps reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically.

9. Recommended for helping with Diabetes

Some evidence in humans and animals suggests that aloe vera is able to alleviate the chronic hyperglycemia and perturbed lipid profile that are common among people with diabetes and are major risk factors for cardiovascular complications. This add natural diabetes cure to the list of Aloe Vera benefits.

In two related clinical trials, 72 diabetic women without drug therapy were administered one tablespoon of aloe vera gel or a placebo for six weeks. Blood glucose and serum triglyceride levels were significantly decreased with aloe vera treatment. In the second trial, the effects of Aloe Vera gel or placebo in combination with glibenclamide, a commonly prescribed antidiabetic medication, were investigated; this, too, resulted in significant reductions in blood glucose and serum triglyceride concentrations in the aloe vera group.

10. May Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Medical studies have shown that beta (β) sitosterol can bring high cholesterol levels in your blood under control. This substance is a type of sterol with a similar chemical structure that stops cholesterol absorption. It even helps to reduce overall levels in your body, hence promotes good cardiovascular health!


Aloe Vera History & Interesting Facts

Aloe Vera was officially listed as a purgative and skin protectant by the U.S. pharmacopoeia in 1820 and was clinically used in the 1930s for the treatment of radiotherapy burns to the skin and mucous membranes. In 2004, the value of the Aloe Vera industry was estimated to be $125 million for the cost of the raw Aloe material, and $110 billion for finished Aloe-containing products.

Today, cosmetic companies commonly add sap or other derivatives from Aloe Vera to products, such as makeup, soaps, sunscreens, incense, shaving cream, shampoos, tissues and moisturizers. Commercially, Aloe Vera is used as an ingredient in yoghurts, beverages and desserts. Extracts of Aloe Vera are used as a fresh food preservative and for water conservation in small farms.

For the greatest health benefit, choose only a good quality Aloe Vera brand like Forever Aloe Vera. 

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Important Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel

Benefit #1 – Alkalizes Your Body

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Our bodies maintain a healthy balance between acidity and alkalinity which is influenced by the foods we eat. Luckily, this juice makes our inner system more alkaline.

The optimum structure of foods should be 80% alkaline and 20 % acidic!

This juice helps by alkalizing our organism and since diseases do not survive in such an environment, this can starve off various illnesses and other health complications.

Benefit #2 – Removes Various Toxins

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When the Aloe Vera juice is produced, it has a natural gel-like consistency.

If you split a leaf of aloe and allow liquids to flow out, you can see how it does not run quickly like water but more slowly.

This consistency allows aloe gel to absorb toxins from your gastrointestinal tract and remove from our bodies!

Benefit #3 – Supports Your Immune System

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Our immunity is always ready to fend off attacks from the environment we live in. This juice can help ramp it up with polysaccharides.

These substances help our bodies to produce macrophages, which is our tool to defend against viruses and other nasty stuff. Besides polysaccharides, aloe vera juice has also a lot of anti-oxidants, that reduce a lot of free-radicals flowing within our organisms.

This even helps with slowing the effects of aging and cell damage!

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BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA

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Aloe Vera, also known as the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. Aloe Vera plants are commonly found in the African regions and belong to the family of Xanthorrhoeaceae, known for its succulent or fleshy leaves. This nontoxic plant stores water in its leaves and survives in low rainfall and arid regions.  Aloe Vera leaf looks unique; it doesn’t have any stems and the edges of leaves have tiny spikes. Aloe Vera is highly regarded as a miracle or wonder plant for its healing properties. You must have seen this ornamental plant in terrace gardens, but didn’t realize it’s worth. The various healing properties make aloe vera a favourite choice among organic and fitness enthusiasts. This magical plant is used for the treatment of various kinds of diseases and illness. Aloe vera consist as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. Aloe vera contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and Niacin. Minerals found in aloe vera include copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese. The nutrients naturally present in aloe vera makes it a potential herbal product that can be safely used both internally and externally. This exotic plant contains other beneficial compounds like polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lectins. The presence of these nutrients makes it possible to use aloe vera for variety of therapeutic purposes.

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