Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a type of succulent and has been used in makeup and for alternative medicine for many years for its healing and soothing properties. Aloe vera juice is believed to support digestive system health, and can help ease the symptoms associated with IBS and other digestive problems.

Aloe vera is believed to have a lowering effect on LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the blood. It promotes health of the skin and hair and its anti-inflammatory effects promote immune system health.

Nutritional Benefits

Vitamin A
  • Maintains immune system health
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Helps maintain eye health and vision in dim light
  • Contributes to iron metabolism
Vitamin C
  • Prevents cells from oxidative stress and damage to cells.
  • Aids in the absorption of iron in the body
  • Aids in the utilisation of iron
Vitamin E
  • Prevention of cell damage by oxidative stress
  • Helps maintain a healthy immune system
  • Helps to maintain healthy skin and hair
B group vitamins
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Contributes to normal immune system health
  • Helps to maintain nervous system health
  • Helps maintain healthy skin and hair
Calcium
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Contributes to normal muscle function
  • Maintenance of normal teeth and bones
  • Contributes to cell specialisation and division
Iron
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Aids in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Contributes to red blood cell and haemoglobin formation and the transport of oxygen around the body
  • Contributes to normal immune system function
  • Helps maintain normal cognitive function
Zinc
  • Metabolism of macronutrient, fatty acids and vitamin A
  • Contributes to DNA and protein synthesis
  • Maintains normal bones, nails, hair and skin
  • Protection against oxidative stress and damage to cells
  • Maintains immune system health
  • Contributes to normal fertility levels
  • Helps to maintain normal levels of testosterone in the blood

 

Risks and Side Effects

Aloe vera may cause diarrhoea if taken in excessive amounts but there are no other risks or side effects.

 

Uses

Aloe vera can be drunk on its own or added to juices and smoothies. It can also be applied to the skin in the form of gels and creams.

 

Aloe vera products we have available can be found here.