Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel is cooling, soothing and healing for the skin. A traditional remedy for minor burns and aloe-vera-infographic-copy.jpg
skin irritations, the gel from this desert plant is also beneficial for taking care of aging skin and 
reducing the formation of wrinkles. As the body ages the skin becomes thinner, drier and creases 
form. Part of this process is inevitable as cells produce more free radicals and collagen is broken 
down. Keeping the skin lubricated and providing adequate nourishment, as well as compounds that
will stimulate healing and the formation of new healthy cells, can help to slow this process.
Simple, natural aloe vera gel has all of these benefits. It is one of the most powerful natural 
moisturizers, smoothing and softening the skin. It is also very nourishing, easily penetrating the 
skin with amino acids, minerals and enzymes. Aloe vera is also rich in phytochemicals known as 
mucopolysaccharides, which are rich in organic silicon. These compounds link with collagen, 
promoting the formation of new tissue. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, calming skin 
inflammation caused by free radical damage.

The numerous beneficial properties of Aloe Vera make it an unique source of health and skin 
products. 
As research continues on Aloe Vera, new components are being discovered all the time. 
These include vitamins, minerals and trace elements, amino acids, secondary amino acids, 
enzymes and anthraquinones.


WATER:
Aloe contains a high percentage of water. 95.5% of the plant is made of water and only 5% of 
other components.
 
​VITAMINS:
Vitamins are vital for the normal functioning of our body. The B vitamins play an important role in 
maintaining metabolism, helping to generate red blood cells, to maintain the central nervous 
​system and more.
Vitamin A: regenerates cells, ideal for treating psoriasis or acne.
Vitamin B1: eases digestion.
Vitamin B2: favours iron absorption and improves hair, nails and skin.
Vitamin B3: detoxifies and favours the reduction of cholesterol.
Vitamin B5: stimulates cell regeneration and is a powerful hydrating agent.
Vitamin B6: produces a beneficial effect on the immune system.
Vitamin B9: increases appetite.
Vitamin B12: improves concentration and memory, also prevents anemia.
Vitamin C: is an antioxidant, essential for wound healing.
Vitamin D: stimulates calcium absorption in the body, which is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones.
Vitamin E: is a powerful antioxidant and cell regenerator.

MINERALS:
Iron: prevents anemia, integrates many proteins and enzymes in the body.
Calcium: prevents osteoporosis, arthritis and other rheumatic problems. Essential in the formation and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones.
Phosphorus: combined with calcium it promotes bone mineralization and brings vigor and energy to the muscles.
Magnesium: plays a part in the production and transportation of energy in the body. Also useful in the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
Manganese: acts as a painkiller and antidepressant.
Potassium: fights hypertension. It regulates the acid-base balance.
Chromium: is important for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and insulin.
Copper: it is a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Useful against arthritis and circulatory disorders.
Sodium: Regulates blood pressure.
Zinc: stimulates the immune system. It is an anti-inflammatory. Helps fight infections and accelerate wound healing.
Selenium: is an important antioxidant
Silicon: is beneficial to combat osteoporosis.
Germanium: prevents tumors. Participates in the removal of cellular debris. It is an antioxidant and immune system stimulant.

AMINO ACIDS:
Aloe gives us nineteen of the twenty amino acids that our bodies need. Amino acids are essential to life, because they form proteins when combined.
L-Arginine: is important for the production and regeneration of tissues.
L-Carnitine: is important for fat metabolism.

MONO AND POLYSACCHARIDES: ​
Mono and polysaccharides are responsible for many of the therapeutic effects of Aloe. They protect the walls of the stomach and intestine, increase defenses and keep the tissues hydrated. They also have an important nutritional and energy value.
L-Cysteine: is important for the synthesis of keratin, a protein found in skin, hair and nails. Antioxidants.
L-Phenylalanine: is important for the production of neurotransmitters.
Glycine: helps to retain the glucose needed for energy production.
L-Glutamine: is a major source of energy for the brain and the body. It is essential for a healthy immune system.
L-Glutathione: is an antioxidant and helps to detoxify the body.
L-Histidine: is important for tissue growth and repair.
L-Lysine: is also important for tissue growth and repair as well as the production of hormones, enzymes and antibodies.
L-Methionine: is important for healthy nails and skin. It has antioxidant properties.
L-Ornithine: is necessary for the liver and immune system to function properly.
Taurine: facilitates the passage of sodium, potassium and magnesium ions into and out of body cells, and electrically stabilize cell membranes. It plays an important role in metabolism,
Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP): is a precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Tyrosine: is very important for brain nutrition. A precursor of melanin.

ENZYMES:
they are proteinaceous substances that act on tissue inflammation, helping to heal wounds, and producing an analgesic effect.
Acemannan: among all the polysaccharides it is worth noting the actions of acemannan. It is a potent germicide, fungicide and bactericide which strengthens the immune system and has an antitumoral effect.

ANTHRAQUINONES:
natural laxative, powerful antibiotics with antiviral properties. The main anthraquinones of aloe are:
Aloin: with laxative and analgesic properties.
Aloemodida: it is very effective against infections. A bactericidal and fungicidal.
Aloetic acid: a bactericidal and antiviral agent.
Cinnamic acid: a fungicide and pain reliever.
Crisofánico acid: it is a powerful skin fungicide, useful against psoriasis or cutaneous fungi.
Resistonoles: it has bactericidal properties.

SAPONINS:
they have antiseptic and antibiotic properties. When aloe Vera is used as a skin cleanser it is the saponins which react with the grease that clogs the pores and transforms it into easily cleaned solubles.

STEROLS:
inhibit the absorption of cholesterol, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. They are potent natural anti-inflammatories with an analgesic and antiseptic power.

LIGNIN:
can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, allowing the effects of other substances that Aloe contains to work efficiently.