10 Top Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

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The Top Ten Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera juice is fast becoming as popular as coconut water so what are the most significant health benefits of this juice, how much should you take and when should you not take it? And note that we aren't talking about the Aloe Vera drinks here - but the Aloe Vera juice from the inner leaf gel!

The Top Ten Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

  1. Aids Digestion – With a healthy digestion system we can absorb all the nutrients in our food and Aloe Vera juice has natural detoxifying abilities but can also increase protein absorption and improve bowel regularity. It can also reduce digestive problems such as heartburn and reduce the quantities of unfriendly yeast and bacteria in the gut. It can be very beneficial for people with IBS and as a vermifuge, can help rid the body of intestinal worms.
  2. Boosts Immunity – Drinking Aloe Vera juice provides the body with a high level of anti-oxidants which help combat the unstable compounds known as free-radicals, which contributes to the aging process. Also the polysaccharides in Aloe Vera juice stimulate the white blood cells of the immune system that fight viruses.
  3. Anti-inflammatory – If you have painful joints or difficulty with joint flexibility due to stiffness then Aloe Vera juice can help due to it containing 12 substances, including B-sisterole, which can help to slow down or inhibit inflammation.
  4. Detox – As a gelatinous plant, like seaweed and Chia, Aloe Vera assists in absorbing toxins through the intestinal tract absorbing toxins which are eliminated through the colon.
  5. Alkalizes the body – Disease cannot live in an alkaline environment however most of us are eating acidic foods. Aloe Vera is an alkaline forming food and it can help balance acidic foods in our diet.
  6. Provides vitamins and minerals – Aloe Vera contains a large number of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, folic acid, chromium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium, iron, sodium, and calcium.
  7. Healthy Skin – Aloe Vera can help repair collagen and elastin, giving you healthy skin. There are many skin products and cosmetics containing Aloe Vera for this reason. It can also help heal wounds, and is good applied to burns, abrasions, psoriasis and bug bites. It is also good to use on sunburnt skin.
  8. Weight loss – By improving your digestion and detoxifying this will assist weight loss as we detoxify primarily through the bowels. Energy levels can also increase when we are carrying less toxic load in the body.
  9. Provides Amino Acids & Fatty Acids – It is thought that Aloe Vera contains 18-20 amino acids, including all 8 of the essential amino acids. It also contains three plant sterols – HCL cholesterol (which lowers fat in the blood), campesterol and B-sitosterol which can help reduce allergies and acid indigestion.
  10. Cardiovascular health – Some studies have shown that Aloe Vera contains nutrients that regulate blood pressure, improve blood oxidation and circulation, lower cholesterol and makes blood less sticky.

 

How much to take?

It is generally recommended to take 2-3 tablespoons (about 50ml) per day.

When not to take it?

Aloe Vera is not advised during pregnancy, menstruation, if you have haemorrhoids or degeneration of the liver and gall bladder. It is also to be avoided by mothers’ who are breastfeeding as it can cause diarrhoea for the baby. Aloe Vera can act as a stimulant laxative and this can lead to loss of electrolytes, especially potassium, and dehydration. When taking Aloe Vera make sure you are drinking enough water. There is also a risk of diarrhoea when consumed in large quantities. Aloe vera juice can interact negatively with medications, both over-the-counter and prescription especially stimulant laxatives, anti-diabetes drubs, diuretic drugs and sevoflurane (which is used for anesthesia).

Did you know?

Aloe Vera became noted worldwide after the two nuclear bombs in Japan, where scientists noticed that people who had been exposed to the radiation had a far lower rate of skin cancer when they had applied Aloe Vera to their skin. Also the irradiated patients who were treated with Aloe Vera recovered much faster than others.

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Article written by Sebastian Curtis

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