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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

Kept hearing about this good stuff, got to wondering, bought some, read this, drank it, felt good about it.   Sharing now with you:

The health benefits of aloe vera juice have long been known. It has been used historically as a soothing balm, applied externally for cuts, scrapes and burns. Modern uses of aloe vera are extensive.  Aloe vera juice contains nineteen amino acids, twenty minerals and twelve vitamins and as such is an excellent, natural nutritional supplement.

The health benefits of aloe vera taken internally include: improved circulation, regulation of blood pressure, promotes healing of bones and joints, strengthens the immune system, defends the body against bacteria, heals internal tissue damage, heals ulcers, improves and even eliminates constipation, blood sugar regulation, and reduces itchiness in psoriasis helping it to heal.

One of the most important health benefits of aloe vera juice is its operation as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent, helping to prevent the onset of disease in the body. Thus, taking aloe vera juice daily helps to maintain good health and provide a sense of wellbeing and energy.

Drinking two to four ounces a day is all that is required to gain the many benefits of aloe vera juice. If you drink it daily, aloe vera can aid your digestion, improve your circulation and detoxify your body and cleanse your colon.

The detoxification properties of aloe vera juice also act to detoxify your blood stream. If you have intestinal or stomach problems it can help your digestive tract to work smoothly.  The detoxification and laxative qualities of aloe vera juice improve the efficiency of the colon, which is extremely important for good health. Poor colon health results in the re-absorption of toxins into the human body resulting in low energy and un-wellness.

Aloe vera also helps to dilate the capillaries and support cell growth, thereby improving circulation.

One of the most valuable health benefits for today's society is aloe vera's ability to assist weight loss.

Detoxification is another of the health benefits of aloe vera juice. Carrisyn, an extract of aloe vera, has been shown to stimulate the production of infection-fighting blood cells and in so doing strengthen the immune system.

For most people, the health benefits of aloe vera juice outweigh any risks, however reported side effects include allergic reactions, liver dysfunction, nausea, dermatitis and strangely colored urine. These side effects are rare and may well be the result of drinking too much of the juice. If you stay to the recommended dose, you should be fine.