ALOE VERA 10,000mg - 100 SOFTGELS
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Aloe Vera: The Perfect Supplement for Optimal Health
Looking for a way to improve your overall health? Aloe vera just might be the perfect supplement for you. This plant offers a range of important nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. What's more, recent studies suggest that its active components - mucopolysaccharides or glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) - may help support the body's natural healing processes.* Plus, aloe vera can also promote a healthy digestive system.*
What are mucopolysaccharides or glycosaminoglycans (GAGs)?
Mucopolysaccharides or glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are complex carbohydrates that are found in all body tissues, especially in connective tissue. They are long chains of sugar molecules that are often sulfated or acadylated. The most common GAGs are chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, heparin, heparan sulfate, keratan sulfate, and hyaluronic acid. These molecules play important roles in many biological processes including cell proliferation, cell adhesion, cell migration, and angiogenesis. In addition, GAGs provide mechanical support and protection for cells and tissues. They also regulate water balance and act as lubricants in the joints. Deficiencies in GAGs have been linked to a number of diseases including osteoarthritis, diabetes, and cancer.
What do scientific studies say about aloe and its ability to support the body's healing processes?
A 2009 study published in the "Pharmacognosy Journal" found that aloe vera may help to accelerate the healing of burns. In the study, rats that were treated with aloe vera gel showed a decrease in inflammation and an increase in collagen production when compared to rats that did not receive treatment. Collagen is a protein that helps to support the skin's tissue.A 2010 study published in "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine" investigated aloe vera's ability to heal wounds. The study found that wounds treated with aloe vera healed faster than wounds that were not treated with the plant extract. The authors of the study concluded that aloe vera may be an effective complementary treatment for wound healing.
How can aloe vera help to promote a healthy digestive system?
Aloe vera's thick and fleshy leaves of the aloe plant contain a clear gel that is rich in compounds with soothing and restorative properties. When ingested, aloe vera gel can help to promote a healthy digestive system. The gel coats the lining of the stomach and intestines, protecting them from irritation and inflammation. Additionally, aloe vera gel helps to keep the digestive tract hydrated, which can reduce constipation and promote regularity. Aloe vera gel is also a source of probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that help to maintain a healthy balance of microorganisms in the gut. For best results, look for products that contain 100% pure aloe vera gel.
Overall, aloe vera offers a range of important nutrients that may help to support the body's natural healing processes and promote a healthy digestive system. If you are looking for a way to improve your overall health, aloe vera may be a good supplement for you to consider.
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 50
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.5 g <1%*
Organic Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) (Inner Leaf) (200:1) (Equivalent to 20,000 mg of pure Aloe Vera Gel) 100 mg
†Daily Value not established.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. †Daily Value not established. Other Ingredients: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Softgel Capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin, water) and Silicon Dioxide.
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Naturally occurring particulates may be visible in the aloe vera.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
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