Beyond Topical Applications: The Benefits of Aloe Vera

October 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Herbs for

Have you considered the benefits that aloe vera can have for your body beyond treating sunburn? Among the products and supplements available to help us have healthier, happier lives is aloe. When used as an ingestible supplement aloe benefits the skin, hair, mouth, heart, and immune system while providing antioxidant support to the body. Never thought of aloe as more than a topical application? Take a look at why you should.

  • In a recent Korean study, thirty healthy female participants were orally supplemented with aloe for 90 days. Each woman saw a significant reduction in wrinkles and an increase in skin elasticity with no adverse events or reactions reported.
  • Aloe vera can increase the collagen content of the fibrous tissues involved in wound healing and help to speed the process. If you suffer from chronic mouth sores, aloe can assist in speeding recovery and improving the health of the delicate skin.
  • Our bodies have natural killer (NK) cells which respond rapidly to virally infected cells, tumor formation, and immune reaction. Aloe vera has shown promise in enhancing the immune system by increasing the cell-killing capabilities of the NK cells.
  • Cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer in the US and lowering cholesterol is key to preventing heart disease and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Aloe is used worldwide to improve cardiovascular health and Hanna recommended 2 tablespoons 3 times daily, especially when taking Kroeger’s CircuFlow. Learn more about CircuFlow.
  • Oxidative stress has been implicated in many diseases and in the ageing process. Antioxidants (food or supplement) balance the production of reactive oxygen species and improve the body’s ability to detoxify and repair the damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals. Aloe plays an important role in antioxidant benefits to the system because it stimulates the body’s natural, inherent antioxidant system.

The topical application of aloe is the tip of the iceberg for the benefits it can provide to our bodies. Want to learn more about aloe? Check out our learn link and Kroeger’s inner leaf aloe and whole leaf aloe.


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