- Aging & Longevity
Ten years younger with one small glass of Aloe Vera per day
how to slow down the aging process and rejuvenate the skin
I am a big fan of aloe vera drink supplement . I drink at least one small glass of it per day. I am 44 years old and time is running fast for me so since I was 40 I decided that besides a healthy diet and exercise regime, I needed a good daily supplement to try to slow down the aging process. I began to read reports saying that Aloe Vera is particularly good for regenerating the skin after burns and cuts because of its excellent anti-inflammatory and healing properties thus scars, burns and minor cuts recover quickly and skin grows back smoothly after applying aloe gel. It follows that a product that is good for regenerating damaged cells is likely ideal for fighting wrinkles. So for me aloe vera is the right answer. As someone who suffers a bit from indigestion and heartburn taking tablets has always been a little bit difficult, so I started my daily supplement routine with a drink of aloe gel. There is a specific reason for this: aloe is particularly good for the digestion and helps precisely those kinds of ailments that I have been suffering from since I was born. However I wasn’t very bothered about my stomach problems when I decided to take aloe; my motive was pure vanity, I wanted to fight the time, get rid of wrinkles and help my skin to stay young. Aloe is perfect for this purpose because it exerts its influence mainly in two areas: membranes and surfaces in other words the epithelial tissue such as the skin.
Aloe contains all the nutrients I need to keep free radicals at bay: with vitamins such as E and C and a little bit of selenium, a micronutrient such as bioflavonoids there is no doubt that it is an ideal complementary supplement to my diet . Aloe contains all the elements essential to transport oxygen to the cells, maintain the efficiency of the immune system , and with this wonderful group of antioxidants it protects the skin from external agents which are among the causes of the aging process. Because its excellent anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, aloe triggers the production of the collagen and elastin. For the above reasons,creams based on aloe are also extremely good . The aloe gel contains 99% of water another important component of aloe and it is he especially for burns because it regenerates the damaged skin so quickly. Once, after a sunbathing session that ended up with excruciating sunburns I applied my aloe daily face cream on my arms and legs because I had run out of my usual after sun cream. The soothing effects were beyond my expectations. The skin recovered very fast: not only did the aloe alleviate the burning feeling but also my skin, depleted of water, was back to normal even more moisturized and hydrated than usual.
Along with these benefits, I am pleased to say that aloe is doing an excellent job not only for my skin but also for my digestive track,and my immune and respiratory systems. In fact it is prescribed to people who suffer from asthma and respiratory problems, for inflammatory bowel conditions, colitis, severe eczema conditions, psoriasis, acne and cold sores. Is there anything for which aloe can’t be good? Difficult to answer really! With 75 known ingredients contained in its leaf from which the inner gel is extracted, among them 8 minerals, vitamins (A,C,E,) Vitamin B12 (very rare case of a plant containing such vitamin) folic acid and as many as 19 amino acidis (the human body needs at least 20 of them for maintaining good health) plus a number of enzymes and sterols (important anti inflammatory agents) there isn’t much left, I suspect, that aloe vera cannot tackle.
I won't go too much in details of the other wonderful properties of aloe but there is plenty of good stuff in it, therefore I would recommend anyone to have a drink of aloe because each one of us will benefit from it whatever is the reason or purpose for taking it. For instance are you on diet? Introducing a small glass of aloe will replenish the body of essential nutrients, among them something called Chromium that helps the insulin to do a proper job in cracking down the glucose, thus reducing the excess fat in your body tissues. The only recommendation that I have for you is that for aloe to be really effective you need to choose a high quality product that contains at least 100% aloe components. Therefore read the small print when you choose your aloe cream, gel or supplement. A small quantity of aloe will not be as effective as it should be . Remember that as it is a natural product, it takes some time to see the benefits (especially if it is taken as a drink or supplement to the diet). Stay away from cheap products that put aloe on the label to sell more but don’t contain a sufficient quantity of aloe to get the benefits of it.
So, am I becoming younger, prettier and happier because of aloe? Younger I doubt, but my skin is glowing, well moisturised, and the nasty wrinkles on my face have become much finer and less noticeable. Plus the benefits to my health are just as good: I rarely catch a cold, my digestion has improved greatly, I feel much more energized and overall, better in myself. Aloe Vera, truly source of endless health.