Bioconcepts Aloe Vera is brimming with amino acids, vitamins, minerals & trace elements. Aloe has been used by herbalists for generations, but has only now achieved worldwide acknowledgment. In hot countries, this fresh leaf gel is frequently used to treat sunburn. Aloe Vera is often used for its outcome on our digestive systems as well as for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
What is Aloe and why is it important?
Aloe has historically been used for many of the same conditions for which it is used today - particularly irregular toilet motions and minor cuts and burns. In India, it has been used by herbalists to treat intestinal infections, suppressed menses.
The aloe plant originally came from Africa. The leaves (which are long, green, fleshy with spikes along the edges) are used for its healing properties. The fresh leaf gel and latex are used for many purposes including helping promote healing of minor skin wounds and burns. Aloe latex is the sticky residue left over after the liquid from cut aloe leaves has evaporated.
The constituents of aloe latex responsible for its laxative effects are known as anthraquinone glycosides. These molecules are split by the normal bacteria in the large intestines to form other molecules (aglycones), which exert the laxative action. Since aloe is such a powerful laxative, other plant laxatives such as senna or cascara are often recommended first.
How does Aloe Vera work? The science behind the secret…
Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory elements, including salicylic acid, gel polysaccharides and magnesium lactate. These ingredients promote healing and reduce itching and discomfort associated with minor wounds and skin conditions.
Aloe Vera contains Mucopolysaccharides, compounds that help improve the appearance of the skin by helping skin cells retain moisture. Aloe also boosts cell production of collagen and elastin thereby helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and the amino acids within aloe soften the skin.
Aloe vera is also composed of up to 30% anthraquinones which is an effective stimulant laxative
Is aloe vera right for me?
Aloe Vera offers anti-inflammatory properties which may help to treat skin inflammations and itchy dry skin conditions. It may even help promote a healthy digestive system. Aloe itself has been shown to possess skin healing properties and promote healthier looking skin.
Aloe Vera helps promote skin healing in minor burns
Aloe Vera is a common home remedy for burns and minor skin abrasions. A systematic review titled 'The efficacy of aloe vera used for burn wound healing: a systematic review' byMaenthaisong et al, published in the September, 2007 edition of "Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries" looked at the effects of aloe on burn wound healing. Researchers concluded wounds treated with aloe vera gel healed about nine days faster than untreated wounds and noted that aloe vera might be an effective treatment for first and second degree burn wounds, based on these findings.
Aloe Vera helps reduce skin inflammation
The aloe plant has been used to treat or sunburn, a skin condition wherebyoverexposure to ultraviolet rays results in reddening and inflammation of the skin. A study published in the February, 2008 edition of "Skin Pharmacology and Physiology" by Reuter et al, titled 'Investigation of the anti-inflammatory potential of Aloe vera gel (97.5%) in the ultraviolet erythema test' looked at the anti-inflammatory potential of aloe vera gel for treating erythema. Results showed the aloe vera gel reduced skin inflammation more effectively than 1% hydrocortisone cream after 48 hours. Researchers concluded that aloe vera gel may be useful in treating inflammatory skin conditions.
Aloe vera - digestive, antifungal and antibacterial properties
Originally from Africa, the gel from inside the fleshy leaves of the aloe vera plant has been used since the 4th century BC to treat minor burns, intestinal problems like stomach ulcers, and to help speed wound healing. Scientific studies have shown that a complex carbohydrate in aloe vera, acemannan, combines antiviral properties, antibacterial action and also stimulates the immune system. Gel-based creams are effective when applied externally to skin burns and wounds. Aloe vera gel-based drinks have also proved useful for people suffering mouth ulcers and peptic ulcers (unless they are drug-or stress-induced). Aloes and aloe gel are often confused with each other. Aloes, which are obtained by evaporating water from the bitter yellow juice drained from the leaves, contains anthraquinones - a strong purgative often used as a laxative. Aloe vera gel, on the other hand, is obtained from the jelly-like tissue in the centre of the leaf, and does not contain any anthraquinones.
How to take Bioconcepts Aloe Vera:
Take 2 capsules daily
Each Bioconcepts Aloe Vera capsule contains:
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