Aloe is the lifeblood of Forever, which is why this month we have decided to celebrate all things aloe vera. Aloe is an amazing plant, and did you know there are over 400 species? But there is only one species that has been recognised for being particularly beneficial to humans and animals – Aloe Barbadensis Miller, which is known for its natural soothing, cooling and moisturising abilities, and it’s the only one we use here at Forever! We wanted to take a closer look at this incredible plant and all the benefits it can have.
The aloe vera plant has been known and used for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal and skincare properties. In fact, examples of aloe vera have been found in Egyptian tombs, the Bible and in famous ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese and Indian herbals texts, and of course not forgetting Cleopatra! But what makes aloe so special? The inner leaf aloe gel from an Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant is beneficial for humans and animals when consumed as a drink or when used as a topical product, so what exactly can aloe do to support your lifestyle?
Natural and nutritious
Aloe vera really is at the heart of everything Forever Living does, which is why our aloe is carefully grown and cultivated, ensuring it is of the highest quality possible. Due to its high aloe percentage and the swift manufacturing process it goes through, Forever Aloe Vera Gel is as close to the pure inner leaf gel found in the actual plant as you can get! This means the unique tasting gel is packed with properties and nutrients that support your skin, immune health, digestion and overall wellbeing!
Aloe vera supports digestion
Digestion is an essential bodily process that takes place in the gut. The process involves the body breaking food down into other substances that are then absorbed into the bloodstream or distributed around the body. Our gut also plays a vital role in more than just nutrient absorption; it’s also connected to our immune system, mental health and general wellbeing. Taking care of your gut is essential to supporting a healthy lifestyle. Aloe is known for its cleansing and purifying properties, and Forever’s Aloe Vera Gel contains a staggering 99.7% inner leaf aloe vera gel, which has been lovingly extracted by hand so that you can experience the true power of this impressive plant.
Aloe is great for the skin
Aloe’s association with skin health is nothing new – legend tells us that Queen Cleopatra used aloe to keep her skin soft and beautiful – but years of studies conducted by Forever’s scientists and aloe specialists have taught us how to create effective products that combine aloe with ingredients that maximise its skin-loving benefits. But it’s not just topical products that benefit skin health; tackle skin from the inside out with 99.7% pure inner leaf aloe in a glass of Forever Aloe Vera Gel to support skin health, hair and nails.
The best method for maintaining a healthy immune system is to keep yourself healthy by eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise. A varied diet will ensure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs in order to stay healthy. Aloe is also known to support the function of the immune system, and promote health and wellbeing. In addition, Forever Aloe Vera Gel also contains vitamin C which contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to a normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Since aloe vera is good for the immune system and as a digestive aid, you’re going to want to consume an aloe drink that carries a high percentage; a higher percentage means a more powerful result. Forever Aloe Vera Gel is almost as pure as drinking aloe directly from the leaf containing 99.7% and Forever Aloe Berry Nectar and Forever Aloe Peaches follow close behind at 90.7% and 84.3%. These percentages really are impressive, but it just keeps getting better and better: each flavour also contains vitamin C, is free from preservatives and additives, and is housed in recyclable packaging that’s vacuum sealed to keep all the pure goodness inside.
No added preservatives
Forever Aloe Vera Gel’s formula is completely natural: stabilised aloe vera gel, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and citric acid (acidity regulator), and we love that it also has the added bonus of antioxidant vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress as well as contributing to maintain the normal function of skin, bones and the immune system. Vitamin C also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to normal psychological function.
What do you love most about aloe vera? Let us know in the comments below.
by Amelia Bruce – Forever UK