Aloe Vera is most well-known for its cooling effect on a bad sunburn but did you know aloe vera has tons of other health benefits and can be used not just topically but also ingested? We’ve created this list of 7 benefits of drinking and taking aloe vera.
1. It’s high in amino acids.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and help your muscles recover faster and build stronger. Aloe Vera contains 18 – 20 amino acids including all 8 essential amino acids.
2. It contains heart-healthy fatty acids.
Aloe also contains fatty acids that can help lower the amount of fat in your blood as well as reduce acid indigestion symptoms!
3. Aloe can help detoxify your body.
The gel form of aloe vera helps collect and absorb toxins as it moves through your digestive system. It then naturally removes them when it passes through your body.
4. Skin Health
Used topically, Aloe has been known for its cooling powers on a bad sunburn but did you know that aloe can also be used on psoriasis, cold sores and as a healing agent! There is some evidence that aloe gel may actually help increase circulation in blood vessels in the skin as well as kill bacteria.
5. Supports your immune system.
Aloe juice contains polysaccharides, which help your body produce macrophages, the white blood cells your body uses to defend itself against viruses.
6. Helps reduce inflammation
Aloe Vera contains 12 substances that can help reduce inflammation which can ease painful joints and stiffness.
7. Improves Digestion
Aloe can help soothe and cleanse your digestive tract and has been known to help clear up constipation.