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Aloe Vera Drinks

Updated on October 21, 2017

Uncover the Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Drinks

Aloe vera is rumored to be among the beauty secrets of the ancient symbol of beauty - Cleopatra.

Today, several items containing aloe vera extracts are abundant in the market. The most common examples of which are shampoos, lotions, powders and other skin care products which are only meant for external use. However, recent studies have developed a way to use aloe vera internally, more specifically, through drinking.

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Vitamins and Minerals of Aloe Vera

Contents of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera contains eighteen out of the twenty-two types of amino acids. Furthermore, it is enriched with twelve vitamins, twenty minerals and several enzymes that help in the proper functioning of the body organs. All of these benefits are also present in aloe vera drinks.

Amino acids are vital in various cellular activities that produce biochemical outputs within the body. Three of the most popular amino acids present in aloe vera drinks, which are currently being manufactured and sold as individual natural supplements, are the glutamic acid, phenylalanine and cysteine.

Glutamic acid aids in the metabolism of fats; moreover, its combination with nitrogen atoms hastens the formation of glutamine which detoxifies ammonia in the body. The amino acid also assists in normalizing the activity of the prostate gland. In relation to these, aloe vera drinks can help prevent mental retardation and other forms of brain damage caused by ammonia inhalation; cardiovascular diseases and obesity from excessive cholesterol; and even senility which can be caused by the narrowing of veins due to fat build-up.

Phenylalanine, on the other hand, can function as a pain reliever. It is then recommended to take in aloe vera drinks when suffering from toothache, migraine and even chronic pains due to arthritis. Phenylalanine also aids in improving walking and speech disabilities and more importantly, it hastens the production of dopamine and other brain chemicals. Thus, aloe vera drinks can also be beneficial to patients afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and those going through depression.

Cysteine is an amino acid famous for being one of the few acids which contain sulfur. This property allows cysteine to bond with other nutrients to regulate the production of protein in the body and to create other amino acids. The presence of cysteine in aloe vera also fueled the study of aloe vera drinks’ possibility as a natural cure for AIDS. Cysteine deficiency is hypothesized to be one of the catalysts of HIV progression.

Other amino acids contained by aloe vera drinks include valine, serine, glycine, glutamine, aspartic acid and histidine. Excess amino acids cannot be stored or reserved inside the body. Thus, it is important to remember that lack of amino acids can result to protein degradation which entails serious health problems. To prevent these, constant amino acid replacement is necessary.

Aloe Vera Drinks

Aloe vera drinks are available online as well as in grocery stores. The real problem is whether the drinks are authentic or not. Check the label first before buying one. One thing to focus on is the content details. Another is if it passed a government regulatory body, specifically the foods and drugs sector.

Vitamin contents of aloe vera

Aloe vera drinks are also rich in Vitamins A, B Complex, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Vitamin A is good for improving skin health and vision. Due to its calming effect, Vitamin B Complex, on the other hand, is commonly used to fight stress like exhaustion, lethargy and anxiety. Subduing stress helps in strengthening the nervous system. Moreover, the vitamin also sustains fast stamina recuperation and cell regeneration. It is also needed for the production of hydrochloric acid, which is essential in modulating the digestion process. In relation to this, added to its glutamic acid property, aloe vera drinks is a strong aid in weight management. Since aloe vera helps in normalizing the digestive system, it can also remove unwanted substances in the system such as toxins from liquor. Vitamin B Complex can help reduce toxins acquired from alcoholic drinks and can even hinder further cravings for alcohol.

Thiamine, a kind of Vitamin B complex, functions as coenzyme for the process of converting carbohydrates to glucose. Glucose is a nutrient that supplies energy to the body and is also essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Furthermore, Vitamin B complex's combination with Vitamin C maximizes the use of proteins in the body and also aids in heme formation to regulate the production of red blood cells.

Mineral contents

Aloe vera drinks also contain minerals such as chromium, potassium copper, magnesium and calcium which are important in various bodily processes including the maintenance of acid-base balance, enzyme regulation, efficient nerve impulse transmission, improved bone density, and healthy muscle contraction. They also aid in extracting energy from digested food.

Potassium and magnesium are electrolyte minerals which assist the body organs in functioning properly. Potassium is vital for the consistent process of the cardiovascular system. Drinking ample amount of aloe vera drinks can reduce the risk of stroke and also help cure ulcerative colitis which is partially caused by lack of potassium.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is necessary for almost three hundred biochemical processes. Unique benefits from magnesium include its aid as a treatment for ADHD, hearing loss, asthma and kidney stones. Some doctors already recommend aloe vera drinks as reinforcements to asthma medication and as an immune booster for patients undergoing dialysis. Also, B-vitamins when coupled with magnesium inhibit the production of certain bodily-secreted substances that create body odor. This explains why aloe vera drinks are chosen by gym enthusiasts as their before and after work out drink.

Aloe vera drinks also contain plenty of enzymes. It contains Amylase, alkalin phosphatase, cellulose and peroxides. Enzymes take part in protecting the body and carrying other substances such as proteins to different organs. Phosphatase, for instance, is crucial for learning and memory. Deficiency of this enzyme can induce cognitive ageing, degenerative brain illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and even brain cancer. Therefore, aloe vera juice can be taken in as a substitute for commercial memory enhancers which often contains laboratory manufactured nutrients.

With these numerous health-escalating contents, drinking aloe vera juice is indeed effective in strengthening the immune system and for the consistent efficient functioning of all organs of the body. Actually, taking in two to four ounces of aloe vera drinks daily can provide the immune system its required support

Top Ten Uses of Aloe Vera

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      dwelburn 3 years ago

      Yes, aloe vera is great. Especially for intestinal health and the skin. I would be wary of whole leaf aloe for consumption though, as the outer skin of the leaf is toxic. I know most companies remove the toxins these days but it is just something to be aware of. Great write-up on the benefits.

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      ningbabyblog 3 years ago

      I like all kinds of natural stuff but I don't trust those manufacturers. Who knows what do they add in those drinks. I prefer to grow my own. Anyway, thanks for the info!

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      Halloween Cosplay 3 years ago

      I love aloe vera drinks! I like the aloe vera drinks with some wheatgrass and honey.

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      I use aloe vera skin care to prevent dermatitis - works pretty well where other expensive creams have little effect.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      Love aloe vera, didn't know Cleopatra used it. Great lense!

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      seriousmoney 4 years ago

      I was just reading up on aloe vera the other day, specifically aloe aloe arborescens which some people claim have cancer fighting properties. It's amazing that the solution to a lot of problems in health can be found growing out of the ground and can be grown in your own yard. Love nature. I love aloe vera too.

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      malikaehf 4 years ago

      I love everything about aloe vera, thank you for this great and informational lens :)