HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA

WHAT IS ALOE VERA?
Aloe Vera is a water storing succulent that has potent healing properties for the skin and body. Aloe has been used for its medicinal properties for millenia in countries like Greece, India, Mexico, Japan, China and Egypt. The Egyptians revered it so much that they coined it  “the plant of immortality.” Famous rulers ranging from Cleaopatra and Nefertiti used it in their beauty regimes, while Alexander the Great, and Christopher Columbus used it to treat soldiers’ wounds. In modern times, researchers studied Aloe and confirmed that it does have intensive healing powers.
WHY IS ALOE SO EFFECTIVE IN HEALING?
Aloe Vera is packed with 75 different types of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids which have powerful healing properties both for the body and the skin.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO THE SKIN?
Aloe vera provides extensive benefits to the skin including anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antiseptic, and healing properties.
Anti-Inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antibacterial Properties:
The hormones Auxins and Gibberellins (naturally occurring in the Aloe plant) were found to have anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties for the skin. Aloe is also a powerful antiseptic agent for the skin because it contains 6 different antiseptic agents such as lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamic acid, phenols and sulfur. These components all have inhibitory action on fungi, bacteria and viruses.
Anti-Aging & Healing:
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ALOE TO THE BODY?

Aloe Vera has many benefits to the body as a whole. It enhances immune function, has analgesic, antibacterial, laxative, and antiviral properties, and has even been shown to have anticancer properties. 

Enhanced Immune Function:

Aloe has 23 polypeptides that stimulate the immune system by activating mast cells. Mast cells are typically the immunological first responders to infection and they play a pivotal role in the host defence against pathogens. This pathogen defense helps the immune system fight off disease more efficiently.

 

      Aloe is also known to help decrease pain because it has analgesic (pain relieving) properties due to plant derived steroids such as lupeol. The gel must be applied topically directly to the inflamed area for most effective results.

  Anticancer Properties:

Aloe has 23 polypeptides that stimulate the immune system by activating mast cells. Mast cells are typically the immunological first responders to infection and they play a pivotal role in the host defence against pathogens. This pathogen defense helps the immune system fight off disease more efficiently.

 

Aloe is also known to help decrease pain because it has analgesic (pain relieving) properties due to plant derived steroids such as lupeol. The gel must be applied topically directly to the inflamed area for most effective results.

 Aloe Vera has polysaccharides that increase white blood cell count which helps attack and fight cancer. White Blood Cells are important because they regulate our bodies immune response by activating our immune cells and killing infected host cells. 

 

A study conducted by the University of Texas and Fukuyama University found that a polysaccharide called acelated mannose, doubles the number of white blood cells (both “killer” and “helper” T-cells) within three weeks. 

 

Another study, published in The Journal of Clinical and Translational Research, found that Aloe-emodin (the gel that is found in the sap and leaves of Aloe vera)  is both strongly antiviral and can kill tumor cells all on its own. It disrupts and kills cancer cells, stops the spread of cancer, cuts off the blood supply of tumors, and strengthens the body’s immune system.

 

Researchers found that aloe also boosts two of the body’s strongest antioxidants, Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione. 3 This is important because antioxidants help protect from free radical damage. Free radicals are very dangerous to the body because they can turn healthy cells into cancer cells. High glutathione levels are important to the body's health because they are known to prevent illness, slow aging and reduce cancer risk.

 

If you are interested in adding Aloe products to your beauty regimen, check out Cellagenix’s clean, anti-aging, biofermented skincare creme's products containing Aloe Vera. They are: CellaFirm Day Creme and CellaFirm Night Creme.

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Aloe is bursting with vitamins such as A, C and E. These are all potent antioxidants, which are known to neutralize free radicals. Neutralizing free radicals is important because free radicals cause oxidation in the skin. (Oxidation is the same process wherein a cut avocado turns brown when left out). Oxidation harms the skin cells that are responsible for the production of substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. These structures are what give youthful skin its firm structure, so it is very important to protect them. 

    One of the major ways Aloe can help maintain youthful skin is to stimulate more collagen synthesis on the cellular level. This is made possible by polysaccharides and hormones found in the aloe plant that interact with growth factor receptors on the fibroblast. (Fibroblasts then secrete collagen proteins that are used to maintain a structure of the tissues). 

 

      Not only does Aloe help keep the structure of the skin firm, it also provides the majority of the necessary amino acids that the skin needs to be healthy. Amino acids are the building blocks of both peptides and proteins and help hydrate and texture the skin. Without them, the skin would lose its youthful, firm texture. Aloe gel, or skincare products containing aloe gel, should be applied topically to nourish the skin.

 

      Aloe has also been found to help the skin of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. In a study published in the well esteemed Journal of Oncology, researchers found that Aloe Vera can protect against radiation damage to the skin. The study looked at the effects of both UV and gamma radiation and found that aloe vera gel was effective in protecting the skin against radiation induced dermatitis.

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