I’ve been taking aloe vera gel for years now and I’m a big fan. But as I’ve been taking it I’ve noticed something. People seem to be really confused about what aloe vera gel is, where to get it from and why you’d want to take it in the first place. So I thought I’d write this blog to clear up some of the confusion.
I have nothing against tablets, but in my experience aloe vera gel works better than tablets: they’re easier to take and they work faster. That’s because it’s much easier for your body to absorb the nutrients from the gel than it is from a tablet. What’s more, you’ll get more nutrients with the same amount of aloe vera gel than you would with a tablet. The bottom line: if you want your body to benefit from aloe vera, you’re better off taking the gel rather than a tablet.
So what exactly is aloe vera gel? Well, as the name suggests, it’s a gel made from aloe vera leaves. But there’s a little more to it than that; there are actually several different types of aloe vera gels on the market and some are better than others.
Why I Take Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is a food, not a drug. There is absolutely no need to go and get a prescription for it. You can buy it without a prescription and take it as you like. Aloe vera gel is one of the most important substances that has ever been discovered. If you want to know why I think this, read on!
I have had many personal experiences with aloe vera gel. One of the first was when my father burned his hand while working on our car. He put his hand into the engine compartment and touched something hot, which caused a major burn. I had heard that it helps burns, so I grabbed an aloe leaf and cut off a piece of the leaf to expose the gel inside, then put it on my dad’s burn. It stopped hurting immediately, and after that he kept the aloe leaf in our refrigerator so he could use it whenever he got burned again (which was often). Later on I used it on my own burns, and it always worked wonders! After years of using the fresh aloe gel from leaves that I cut open myself, I finally decided to try GNC’s Aloe Vera Gel product. My experience with this product has been just as
I’m a big believer in aloe vera gel, I’ve been taking it every morning for years now, and have also recommended it to almost all my family and friends.
Aloe vera is useful for treating a lot of things, but I mainly take it because:
It’s a mild laxative, so great for colon health.
It helps keep your digestive system moving along nicely.
It helps with acid reflux and indigestion.
It’s great for your skin in general, acne and sunburns.
It has anti-inflammatory properties.
You can apply it to cuts, rashes, bug bites and burns (it heals very quickly).
I only recently learnt that it helps with period pains too! (I get very bad cramps).
Aloe Vera the wonder plant!
I’m sure you have heard about this magical plant that can do everything from clearing your skin to healing a sunburn. But did you know that it can also be taken internally and help heal many ailments? I didn’t. I knew it was good for the skin and I had it in my garden, but no one ever told me that it could be taken internally.
So what is Aloe Vera exactly?
According to Wikipedia, Aloe Vera (commonly called aloe) is a succulent plant and part of the lily family. The gel found inside the leaf is where all the magic happens. Aloe is full of amazing nutrients like Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C and E as well as niacinamide and folic acid. It also contains minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc.
What does it do?
There are so many benefits to taking Aloe Vera gel including strengthening your immune system, reducing inflammation, reducing blood sugar levels, aiding digestion and helping with weight loss. If you suffer from acne or other skin conditions then taking aloe gel can help clear your skin because it will reduce inflammation and give you a natural glow as well as keep your skin hydrated
Did you know that your digestive system is your second brain? It’s true! Not only does the health of your gut affect your physical health, but it also affects your mental and emotional health.
So it’s important to take good care of your tummy. I believe the best way to do this is through natural means, not by taking a lot of pills.
Aloe Vera is one of the most talked about remedies for a healthy gut and as a result, a healthy body. But there are so many versions of Aloe Vera on the market, how do you choose which one is right for you?
I have put together a list of things to look for when choosing an Aloe Vera Gel:
1) Make sure it is 100% pure inner leaf gel with no added ingredients
2) Look for a low dose in the product – mine has just 500mg per serving (one scoop)
3) Avoid products with added sugars or artificial sweeteners – these are bad news (see below)
I have been taking Aloe Vera gel for over a year now. I had no idea how much good it could do. Aloe Vera helps with the following:
1) Improves digestion, eases stomach aches and heals ulcers.
2) Clears up skin problems like acne and eczema.
3) Strengthens the immune system and fights cancer.
4) Reduces inflammation and arthritis pain.
5) Lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics.
6) Reduces cholesterol and triglycerides levels.
7) Eases side effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
8) Helps people lose weight by reducing fat absorption.
9) Provides a rich supply of antioxidants that neutralizes free radicals that cause premature aging.
10) Boosts the body’s ability to heal wounds, fight infection and produce new cells.
To understand the benefits of aloe vera gel, let’s first consider what happens inside our body.
Our body is composed of more than 60 trillion living cells. These cells are our smallest units of life and need good nutrition to perform their functions well. For a cell to be healthy, it needs oxygen along with nutrients like glucose and minerals. The reason why we breathe is to get oxygen into our body and the reason why we eat food is to get glucose and minerals into the cells.
The oxygen we breathe in goes through a process called oxidation where it combines with glucose to produce energy. This energy is needed by the cells for various purposes like growth, repair, movement etc. Along with energy, several by-products are also produced in this process of oxidation – carbon dioxide, water and free radicals (also called toxins or waste products). It’s the job of our lungs and kidneys to remove carbon dioxide from our body. It’s the job of our liver and skin to remove toxins from our body. And it’s the job of our heart, blood vessels, sweat glands and kidneys to remove excess water from our body.
Most people spend so much time working that they don’t have time to think about what they’re eating or drinking (except coffee!) – just