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Aloe Vera Juice – Hidden Health Secrets

 

How many of us have a pokey little cactus looking plant in our yard or in a flowerpot?

Aloe Vera plants can be a lifesaver when it comes to sunburns, insect bites, or burns from kitchen mishaps. Just cut a piece off your plant, and rub the gel on the irritated or painful area, and relief is at hand!

Not only does it immediately help relieve pain, but aloe vera is said to help reduce scaring and facilitate healing. It’s also a great moisturizer…

I mean we see it in about every lotion or skin and hair care product on the market.

Now, we all know these uses, but have you ever imagined drinking the juice from an aloe vera plant?

I never had until recently.  However, it turns out that there are many, many important health benefits that aloe vera juice may contain. 

I found out about it not long ago when I saw gallons of aloe vera juice at a health food store. When I asked about it, I found out some pretty interesting things.

First, in addition to the obviously well known uses in lotions and the plant itself for scrapes, burns, and skin irritations, aloe vera is also very helpful in the following areas:

Immune support and function. Aloe Vera juice/gel contains natural immune supporters and also supplies the body with around the clock, extra resources to help the body keep its immune system humming along and in fighting off intruders.

Helps regulate weight and energy levels. Aloe Vera, used regularly helps cleanse the digestive system, facilitating a cleaner system that allows for higher energy levels. Higher energy levels in turn facilitates healthy and natural weight loss.

Collagen repair. Because the skin replenishes itself every 21-28 days, regular use of aloe vera offers the essential building blocks to help overall skin health.

Daily dose of vitamins. Aloe Vera contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Since the body cannot store some of these vitamins and since our normal eating habits do not provide a lot of live and whole foods in our diet, a daily dose of aloe vera may really enhance the vitamin supply to our bodies.

Daily dose of minerals. Calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc, are some of the essential minerals that aloe vera contains. Imagine being able to get all the other health benefits plus a daily dose of needed minerals!

Anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera gel and juices have been shown to have 12 natural substances that help inhibit inflammation without any side effects. This is excellent news and shows that aloe vera may help support those with joint and mobility issues.

Helps regulate normal blood sugar. There is research showing aloe vera is helping to regulate normal blood sugar while cleansing the internal organs.

These are just a few of the benefits of Aloe Vera; some others include digestive system health, dental hygiene improvement, and more.  

When I found out this information, I was pretty impressed.  However, I was also thinking – how does this stuff taste?  

Well, quite honestly it is not the best-tasting stuff in the world. It’s one of those things you kind of just deal with. Straight aloe vera juice or gel just doesn’t taste good to say the least, and there is not a lot you can do with the taste to fix this fact.

However, I did find that one of the “super food” drinks that are full of antioxidants and other healthy whole foods, also contains aloe vera in it and it also tastes really good, plus it has even more benefits than just aloe vera gel by itself.

SeaAloe is a great-tasting whole food blend of Aloe Vera, 7 Sea Vegetables, Pau D’Arco extract, and 4 Fruit Juice Concentrates, with no unnatural sugars.

SeaAloe is definitely worth checking out if you want the benefits of Aloe Vera, in a great-tasting liquid that also contains over 80 Nutrients plus all Essential Amino Acids.

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