Everyone knows aloe is great in lotion for your skin but how about as a refreshing drink? Containing amino acids, vitamins and minerals, aloe vera juice is available at many health food stores including Whole Foods and offers a diverse range of benefits.
Drinking aloe vera with your meal can help your body better absorb nutrients and reduces stomach issues like gas and bloating. Looking for a boost in your weight loss routine? Some studies claim that aloe vera can stimulate your metabolism. For diabetes suffers, a study led by Kwanghee Kim in September 2009 in the International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology found that processed aloe vera gel seemed to decrease blood glucose levels in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus cases. Your immune system can also be positively impacted by aloe, making you more resilient to everything from the common cold to more severe viruses.
Aloe is very good for dental health as well. Acting as an anti-inflammatory due to the presence of anthraquinones, aloe can reduce the swelling and redness of gingivitis and other mild forms of gum disease. According to an article in General Dentistry, a product called Aloe Gel offers more potent results than regular toothpastes in reducing and killing bacteria. Xerostomia or dry mouth resulting from diabetes mellitus, sjorgen’s syndrome, menopausal patients and medications can also be reduced with the use of aloe. As interest continues to grow across the country among researchers about utilizing natural products versus synthetic agents in alternative therapies, it’s likely we’ll soon learn even more benefits of this wonder product!
So, on your next shopping trip, don’t forget to pick up aloe lotion for skin soothing and aloe juice for body renewal and health boosting! At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, our favorite is ALO which comes in a variety of tasty flavors, from Pomegranate and Cranberry to Grapefruit and Lemon, all packed with the nutritious benefits of aloe.
Before beginning any health regime involving aloe vera, you should consult with your doctor.