The Many Benefits of Aloe Vera

One of the key ingredients in all Organic Prestige products is a wonderful and prickly plant called Aloe Vera. You have probably heard of it, right? Do you know why it is such a popular ingredient in the organic skin and hair care world? We love this plant so much, we could not resist writing a brief explanation of why!

Aloe Vera is a type of plant called a succulent. It generally grows in tropical climates around the world. It is usually relatively small, and it has thick, serrated, spiky leaves that are filled will a clear gel-like organic material. These leaves, and their gel, are what contain all the great nutrients we love so much. 

The nutrients contained in Aloe Vera:

Vitamin A: Integral for a strong immune system and bone growth. It helps fight off viral or bacterial threats to the body.

Vitamin C: A powerhouse vitamin that is believed to protect against cancer and cardiovascular problems.  It also supports the immune system.

Vitamin E: May protect against heart disease while promoting a strong immune system.

B1 Vitamin: Also known as thiamine, B1 plays a role in digestion and contributes to a healthy nervous and immune system.

B2 Vitamin: Goes by the name riboflavin and works as an antioxidant. B12, like other B vitamins, provides the body with energy by creating fuel from food. It also plays an important role in maintaining a strong nervous system.

B3 Vitamin: Also known as niacin, B3 vitamins are used to treat high cholesterol, migraines and diabetes. It’s also used to cleanse the body of toxins and promote good digestion.

B6 Vitamin: Important to many of the body’s systems, including immune, cardiovascular and digestive. The vitamin is also connected to the serotonin and dopamine process.

B12 Vitamin: Primarily found in animal products, B12 is necessary for healthy blood cells and helps make DNA.

Calcium: Famous for its role in strong bones, calcium is also vital to the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

Sodium: Often discussed as a negative mineral, sodium is essential to blood pressure, muscles and nerves.

Iron: Makes up blood cells and proteins in the body. It’s necessary for energy.

Magnesium: This mineral has a big job; it’s necessary for hundreds of processes in the body, including blood glucose regulation and keeping the immune system strong.

Potassium: Helps clean cells out, protects blood vessels and is thought to help lower the risk of heart disease.

Copper: Needed for growth and general health. This mineral helps maintain healthy heart function and is thought to help prevent osteoporosis.


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Sources: 

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/aloevera

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloe_vera

http://www.naturalhealers.com/holistic-health/aloe-vera-ultimate-guide/