Mixing the goodness of Aloe Vera with the naturally occurring goodness in sea vegetables adds a great boost to your health and vitality.
Aloe Vera plants and Aloe Vera Juice is quiet often referred to as ‘the miracle cure” . The juice of the Aloe Vera plant is the part that gives the plant it’s qualities. The gel and juice of this plant has so many medicinal and cosmetic uses, as well as a long list of essential nutrients.
The Egyptians were well aware of these qualities – Cleopatra is said to have used Aloe Vera Juice in her beauty regimens. Aloe Vera was well known as a medicinal agent, used in ancient Greece, Rome, India, China and Babylonia.
Today, one of the most commonly known use for Aloe Vera plants is as a remedy for burns. If you’ve ever burned yourself handling a hot pan, you know this usually results in a painful blister, which can also be complicated by an ensuing infection of the burned area. All you need do is cut a piece of a leaf and apply the gel from the cut edge directly to the burn to experience instant relief.
The Aloe Vera plant also has an antiseptic effect to stave off infection. I first learned of this medicinal value from a pharmacist I consulted after sustaining a second degree burn. Immediately, upon applying the gel to the burn, the pain was relieved – I was amazed at how effective this simple burn remedy was!
Less well known benefits derived from Aloe Vera plants is the juice and it’s nutritional value. You gain the nutritional benefits by drinking the juice of Aloe Vera, most easily available as a commercially prepared product such as Body Balance.
Aloe Vera contains fully 19 of the 20 amino acids required by the human body, as well as 7 of the 8 ‘essential’ amino acids (amino acids your body cannot make). The amino acids are often referred to as the ‘building blocks of protein’, which helps maintain and repair your muscles.
Now, let’s look at the vitamin content of Aloe Vera plants: Aloe contains vitamins A, C and E, those important cancer-fighting antioxidants, as well as vitamin B9 (folic acid, important for proper development of blood cells, and for pregnant women as a preventative for certain birth defects, including Spina Bifuda. Top this off with a dose of vitamin B12 contained in Aloe Vera plants, which produces red blood cells and gives you energy and endurance.
As for minerals, Aloe Vera Juice contains trace amounts of calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, chromium, potassium, copper and iron.
Aloe Vera plants also contain a cellulose substance, lignin, which allows the aloe vera gel to be absorbed into the skin, acting as a skin protectant, in the case of burns, and also softens the skin, making it an ideal beauty treatment when applied to your face!
Other enzymes contained in Aloe Vera promote good digestion and anti-inflammatory activity (good news for arthritis sufferers). Aloe Vera plants and the derived Aloe Vera juice has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Body Balance from Life Force contains nutrition from seaweeds and Aloe Vera making it a great all round drink for everyone.