Aloe Vera is great, isn’t it? It’s probably why you’re reading this article! Aloe Vera has a variety of uses in beauty and health products. The actual Aloe Vera plant is usually around 2 feet tall and has prickly leaves to defend itself, the leaves hold the Aloe gel which is very bitter. This gel contains over 96% water and organic compounds, it also contains protein containing amino acids that are found in the human body, along with essential vitamins A, B, C and E.
The Forever Living Aloe field in the Dominican Republic is the largest and most impressive Aloe plantation in the World. At the plantation, all Aloe is picked and then is sent to be processed as quickly as possible to ensure that the inner gel is still intact with its nutritional and natural qualities. The gel then goes through a special stabilisation process, with Forever Living being the only company in the world to hold the patent to stabilise Aloe this way.
Skin – Aloe Vera has been shown to help exfoliate and restore skin using its natural nutrients. Along with using it as part of a daily skincare regime, Aloe can be used to treat cuts, dry skin and burns. The presence of Vitamin C and E, along with beta carotene assists with anti-aging and nourishes and moisturises the skin.
Weight control – There is evidence that drink Aloe Vera can help maintain or decrease weight as part of a balanced diet. The vitamins and minerals contained in Aloe, along with amino acids and enzymes can improve your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and anti-oxidants. It has been shown that anti-oxidants are effective in the fight against free radicals.
Digestion – Aloe can help with your digestion and keeps your insides healthy. Aloe Vera contains complex carbohydrates (mucilage) that is though to have a soothing effect on the digestive tract. Unfortunately there is not much evidence to show it’s benefits for digestion, but Forever Living has been selling it’s ever-popular Aloe gel drink for over 40 years, with many loyal customers continuing to use it.
There are many benefits to Aloe Vera, most are unproven. As with any health product, it is always best to seek advice from your doctor first to understand if you are suitable for the product. We hope that you’ve found this article useful and feel free to subscribe to our blog!