You’ve probably heard that aloe vera is great to soothe and heal sunburn, but did you know that it can offer other health benefits too? We love aloe vera so much that we created our aloe vera juice and want to share the love we have for aloe vera, as both a topical product and a dietary supplement.
What is aloe vera?
Aloe vera is a thick-leaved succulent plant that is grown in North Africa and tropical regions all over the world. It has been used medicinally for various purposes for thousands of years.
The plant stores a lot of water in its leaves and is well-known for the aloe vera gel that you can extract from the leaves and use for various skin applications.
But did you know that you can consume aloe vera too?
Our aloe vera juice is made by crushing the entire aloe vera leaf and purifying the liquid. It is thick and has a mild flavor, which makes it perfect for drinking plain or mixing into juices and smoothies.
Benefits of using aloe vera topically
Aloe vera is a great, dynamic skin product that is safe for many skin types and used topically in creams and ointments to treat burns and minor abrasions as well as soothing psoriasis and acned skin.
Aloe vera is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants that help nourish and moisturise skin. These essential nutrients help skin look and feel healthier and more radiant.
In addition to nourishing and moisturising skin, aloe vera can decrease the signs of aging, as it improves skin elasticity, and helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Aloe vera has antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties, which makes it a great choice to help heal wounds, soothe irritation, and treat various skin conditions.
Helps with burn and wound healing
Aloe vera gel is well-known for its ability to help soothe sunburns. Did you know that aloe vera isn’t just a great after-sun soother, but it might actually promote and accelerate the healing of burns and wounds by several days.
Benefits of adding aloe vera to your diet
But aloe vera isn’t just for your skin anymore! Get the most out of aloe vera by adding it to your diet as well. Here are our favorite reasons to incorporate aloe vera juice into your diet.
High in nutrients
The same vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants that make aloe vera a nutrient-dense skin loving product also makes it a nutrient-dense dietary supplement. Consuming aloe vera juice can provide important nourishment to the whole body.
Did you know that aloe vera is one of the only plant sources of vitamin B-12? B-12 is an important nutrient for vegetarians and vegans, which makes aloe vera juice an important supplement.
The aloe vera plant stores a lot of water, and our aloe vera juice is a great product for treating or preventing dehydration. Staying hydrated is critical for so many healthy body functions and can help the body flush out toxins and impurities.
The next time you work out or spend a long time in the sun, substitute our aloe vera juice for your favorite coconut water or electrolyte drink.
Lowers blood sugar levels
Aloe vera juice may help improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels. Consuming aloe vera juice can be a great choice for anyone who is trying to stabilise blood sugar and curb cravings.
Promotes clear, healthy skin
Aloe vera promotes healthy skin on the outside but drinking aloe vera juice can help promote healthy skin from the inside out. The nutrients in aloe vera may help reduce the appearance of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Provides digestive support
Our aloe vera juice helps the digestive system function normally and can provide digestive support. The high hydration content helps bring fluids and enzymes to your digestive system and promotes healthy bowel movements. It also helps maintain and healthy gut flora as well as symptomatically protecting the gut lining.
Alkalises and detoxes the body
Our aloe vera juice can help naturally alkalise and detox the body. Since it is alkaline, it can help balance acidic dietary habits and supports detoxing of normal bodily functions.
Is aloe vera for everyone?
Aloe vera is generally considered safe with few known side effects. It can have a laxative effect, so it should always be consumed in moderation. Also, as we use the inner gel not the leaf, our aloe vera juice does not contain aloin or anthraquinone glycosides, thus safe for pregnancy.
Curious? Try our aloe vera juice today!