Almost everyone knows that aloe vera can be very good for treating sunburns and dry skin, but usually it is thought of as a topical treatment. In reality, pure aloe vera can be effective on an internal level by aiding digestion, relieving constipation or diarrhoea, easing stomach aches by bringing balance to acid levels, and by supporting neural functioning.
Aloe vera can be so effective at treating such an array of ailments because it is packed with so many vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, E, C, and B12, as well as zinc, potassium, and magnesium are just a few. They’re also lots of natural antioxidants, which can help to keep the balance of your metabolism and immune system in check. Aloe vera juice has even been shown to increase circulation and heart health.
Aloe vera juice taken internally is just as great for your skin as topical aloe vera. It can help your skin to retain moisture, giving you a plumped, youthful appearance.
WHY DRINK ALOE VERA JUICE?
Aloe vera has a nearly countless number of benefits for the body, and drinking the juice is a tasty way to reap the benefits. You can ingest all the vital nutrients of the plant without dealing with the plant itself. Drinking aloe vera juice makes it easy to know exactly which nutrients, and how many nutrients you’re getting. There are so many juices on the commercial market to choose from, but if none of them fit your needs, you can always make your own at home.
HOMEMADE ALOE VERA JUICE
Making your own aloe vera juice is a great option if you’re concerned about the source of the aloe in your drink, or aren’t happy with any of the juices available on the market. Making your own is relatively easy to do, but it’s important to buy organic leaves that are edible. Always choose leaves that look healthy and are free from chemical additives. You can also grow your own aloe vera at home. Again, be very sure that you are using an edible variety of aloe vera.
If you are cutting aloe vera leaves from your own plant, make sure to use a very sharp knife. Using a dull knife or breaking it off with your hands will slow the regeneration of your plant. Once you have a leaf, remove the inner gel by cutting it longwise. Scrape out the gel, being careful to avoid the outer, hard, yellow portions. Blend the gel and add a citrus element to improve the taste. Add a cup of water to the mixture and enjoy.
ALOE VERA WITHOUT THE JUICE
Although aloe vera juice is one of the most concentrated ways to experience the goodness of aloe vera, you can also take it in a capsule supplement, or continue using it topically. Always make sure that the ingredients in either are pure and natural. For the best supplement results, ensure that your supplement contains acemannan. This powerful plant chemical is what gives aloe vera its potency.