Monday, March 7, 2011

The rich gel inside an Aloe plant is made up of over 75 different ingredients even though 95% of it is water.

What does Aloe Vera contain?

  • Vitamins - including C,E,Beta Carotene, B12
  • Minerals - including magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, chromium, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron.
  • Amino Acids - 20 out of the 22 required by the body as the building blocks for protein and 7 out of the 8 that the body cannot manufacture itself
  • Sugars - including long chain polysaccharides that help boost the immune system
  • Enzymes - to help break down and digest food
  • Plant Sterols - that act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents
  • Lignin - a woody substance that helps Aloe penetrate the skin
  • Saponins - soapy substances with an anti-microbial effect
  • Anthraquinones - powerful natural painkillers
  • Salycylic Acid - anti-inflammatory, helps break down dead tissue

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