Aloe vera is a plant that has been used for centuries for their health benefits. Egyptians called it the plant of immortality for a reason. Aloe vera comes with a wide array of amazing healing properties some of which you may already be aware.
Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active and naturally occurring compounds which include vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides and minerals that stimulate nutrient absorption.
Studies are showing that aloe vera possesses anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that assist the immune system in cleansing the body of toxins and invading pathogens.
Aloe vera is especially beneficial for vegans, since aloe vera is rich in vitamin B12, a vitamin that they cannot consume in high quantities 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 combined together can boost metabolic pathways.
Aloe Vera contains important enzymes like amylase and lipase which can aid in digestion by breaking down fat and sugar molecules. One molecule in particular, Bradykinase, helps to reduce inflammation.