There is a well known plant with some amazing properties that comes from Texas, Mexico, Africa and desert
climates. It is Aloe Vera!
Aloe Vera is a desert plant like a cactus but it doesn’t have big prickly spikes. The leaves are thick solid shafts
wrapped in a deep green skin. For years people who grew up around the plant knew that it was “magical”. Now it
has become commonly known that Aloe Vera is very good for you on many levels (so many that it still sounds a
Most people know that Aloe Vera can be used topically to treat burns. In fact it is amazing at treating and healing
burns. What most people don’t know yet is that you can drink Aloe Vera juice for great health benefits.
Some benefits include:
Immune system – Aloe Vera juice naturally supports you immune system an immune enhancer.
Healthy skin – Aloe Vera juice supports the natural Elastin and Collogen in your skin to help it replenish itself.
Digestive – A natural detoxifier, Aloe will help to cleanse the digestive system. With a healthy digestive tract you will
maintain a better weight and higher energy levels.
Vitamins and Minerals – Aloe is full of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin) and Minerals
(calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc) that occur naturally.
Healthy Cellular Building Blocks – Aloe Vera in its natural unprocessed state contains amazing long chain
polysaccharides, amino acids and proteins that are good for your body on many levels.
Anti inflammatory – Aloe Vera has been shown to reduce inflammation without side affects. This could apply to
back and joint mobility.
Anti Oxidant – neutralizes free radicals
There has been much discussion about the best way to process food in general and Aloe in particular. Aloe, as
with all plant and animals Aloe Vera has a defense strategy. It doesn’t have the spikes that a cactus has, it is more
subtle than that, it is called Aloin. This is a harsh bitter substance that has strong laxative effects. Any animal that
eats the Aloe Vera plant soon learns not to!! It won’t kill the animal but it will cause diarrhea that is hard to forget.
The challenge is how to get all the goodness of the Aloe plant and not the Aloin. There are many different
techniques to process the Aloe and remove the Aloin, there is heat processing and physical processing and
filtering. There is no agreement on which technique is the best so do your research and choose. One thing that is
commonly agreed upon for all foods that contain proteins, amino acids, enzymes and polysaccharides is that heat
above body temperature will break these good ingredients down. It is my opinion that cold processing is what you
should be looking for.
Although the processing will eliminate almost all of the laxative ingredient Aloin, when you start drinking Aloe, do so
in small amounts. Depending on your body and your diet the detoxifying characteristics of Aloe will tend to help
you body flush out toxins. This has nothing to do with any laxative effects of the Aloe, it is simply your body
cleaning itself. As your body cleanses out the toxins (a couple of days) your digestive system will come back to
normal and the aloe will maintain it.
To find the best Aloe Vera juice look for cold processed juice or look for “Bio-Protected” processing. My goal is to
find the best products for myself and everyone else and the best Aloe Juice I have found is available at
[http://www.vitalsupplystore.com] and this site has Aloe gel as well. This process creates a pure Aloe juice as well
as an Aloe and herb juice which is 96% pure Aloe and 4% herbs (Cats Claw herb, “Essiac” Herbs which are:
Sheep Sorrell, Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Bark, Rhubarb Root. Also includes Chamomile, Astragalus, Hawthorne
Berry, Pau d’Arco, Ionized Colloidal Silver (2ppm), Sodium Benzoate (0.1%), Natural organic fruit flavor extract).
I have searched for a better product and this is the best. I drink this juice every day and it has improved my skin
(comments from people) and my skin was normal as far as I knew! It is also the only thing that could have allowed
me to go through my first summer without allergy medication!!! I could even walk by a person cutting grass!!
Do your research and make sure you look for cold processing with no mechanical filtering.
Paul Heino is a wellness expert and author. He has spent years searching out the best ways to maintain a healthy
mind and body. Paul’s approach is to nurture a healthy body and avoid treating symptoms later. Paul’s favorite
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