Aloe vera is a plant that has been used for centuries for its health benefits. Egyptians called it the plant of immortality for a reason. Aloe vera comes with a wide range of amazing recovery properties a few of which you might currently know.
Aloe vera consists of over 200 biologically active and naturally occurring substances which include vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides and minerals that stimulate nutrient absorption.
Studies are showing that aloe vera has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that assist the body immune system in cleaning the body of toxic substances and invading pathogens.
Aloe vera is specifically useful for vegans, since aloe vera is rich in vitamin B12, a vitamin that they cannot consume in high amounts in their diet. Aloe vera is also a rich source of vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid and choline.
Aloe vera contains high levels of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, potassium, sodium and copper. These minerals integrated together can enhance metabolic paths.
Aloe Vera includes crucial enzymes like amylase and lipase which can help in digestion by breaking down fat and sugar molecules. One molecule in particular, Bradykinase, helps to reduce swelling.