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Why I Drink Aloe....

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

‘Health drinks’ are a fast growing phenomenon in the fitness industry today. However, it is important to make sure that you know what you are really drinking. Plenty of these drinks have lots of goodness, yes. They can also be packed with sweeteners and chemicals however. You should always check the label to be sure.

I have tried plenty of health drinks in my time, but for me one stands above the rest. Everyone has heard of Aloe Vera. It is famous for it’s beneficial qualities, and its nickname is the ‘healing plant’. I genuinely believe that it deserves that name.Imagine slicing open an Aloe Vera leaf and drinking the gel directly. ‘Forever Living’ Aloe Vera is the closest thing that you can get to that. This

Aloe Vera gel is 97% Aloe Vera. it is organically grown, hand harvested and is taken from the inner leaf and bottled within 4 hours. Loads of companies sell Aloe Vera, but you should keep an eye on the percentage of aloe per bottle. Before I discovered the ‘Forever Living’ Aloe Vera, I went into a lot of health stores to check out what they had on offer. Lots of them had as little as 8% of Aloe Vera in the bottle. Also, plenty of the leading brands say ‘not to be given to children under the age of 15’. That is because the Aloe Vera external leaf can be harmful to growing bodies. ‘Forever Living’ only takes the inner leaf which can be given to a new-born baby (and can be very helpful with colic).

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10 top reasons to drink Aloe Vera

1.) It’s a wonderful drink for good health. This Aloe Vera contains 19 out of our 20 amino acids needed by the human body and 7 of the 8 essential ones that cannot be produced by the body. This means that your body can function 100%, which results in feeling great.

2.) The fantastic affect it has on gut flora. Aloe is a natural ‘balancer’ so inside the gut it regulates all our bacteria and yeasts that inhabit in our intestines.

3.) It is a super source of vitamins. Aloe contains a large range of vitamins, even trace elements of vitamin B12 (which is rarely found in plants). Apart from Vitamin A, it contains B-group vitamins, vitamin C, E and folic acid.

4.) It is a super source of minerals. Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron Chromium, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper and Zinc are all found in Forever’s Aloe.

5.) Its affect on the skin. Skin cells are rather large and very much alive when they are first produced in the deep epidermis, but by the time they reach the surface, they are a shadow of their former selves. Aloe Vera Gel provides the essential nutrition to feed the basal cells. As a result, the skin remains healthy and is able to perform its’ vital functions more efficiently – as well as looking much better!

6.) Its affects on the musculoskeletal system. Certain substances in the Aloe Gel (Salicylic Acid and Plant Sterols) are able to soothe muscles and maintain healthy joints, mobility and flexibility.

7.) It balances the immune system. There is a long chain of sugar (polysaccharide) in Aloe Gel that is known to have an affect on the cytokine system – the chemical messengers of the immune system. Therefore it can act in a way that balances the system and thus it can be considered as an immunomodulator.

8.) It assists in healthy digestion. A healthy digestive tract ensures that nutrients from the food we eat

are absorbed into our bloodstreams. There is clear evidence that by drinking Aloe Vera Gel the bowel is able to absorb these nutrients more efficiently, especially Protein.

9.) It increases the activity of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are specialised cells found in the skin. Their job is to produce Fibre such as Collagen and Elastin. These Fibres give the skin it’s structure and of course, make it look plump and elastic. The more you have, the younger your skin looks.

10.) Its affects on the gut. Aloe Vera has a wonderfully beneficial action on bowel function, which results in smooth and efficient transit of contents resulting in a softer, bulkier stool, making it easier to pass.

If you don’t believe the fantastic results – try ‘Forever Living’ Aloe Vera Gel yourself. Please pop me an email and I can get it delivered to you anywhere in the world :)

Happy Aloe-ing!

Erica xx

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