Dr Peter Atherton is an Advisory Board Member of the Forever Living Products Company. He lists 10 reasons why you should drink aloe vera gel.
1. It is a Wonderful Drink for the Health. Why?
By drinking the Aloe vera gel with all its important ingredients (often now deficient in food) including 20 amino acids needed by the human body and seven of the eight amino acids needed that just cannot be made by the body is able to get enough to allow complex enzyme related systems to work really well.
This means the body will function at 100%. The net result to the individual is a wonderful feeling of wellbeing.
2. A Useful Source of Nutrients
Aloe Vera gel contains a larg range of vitamins, even trace elements of vitamin B12 which is rarely found in plants. Apart from Vitamin A it contains B group vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and folic acid. Many of these nutrients cannot be stored in the body so we need to consistently top them up from the food we eat.
What better way than by drinking a daily amount of Aloe Vera gel while at the same time building up the body’s defence system against oxidative stress.
3. A Useful Source of Minerals
Some of te minerals found in aloe vera include calcium, sodium, potassium, iron chromium, magnesium, manganese copper and zinc. This is because the plant tends to grow in grass where soils are rich in these minerals and its roots are able to absorb and deliver them to use in a very available manner.
4. Effect on Gut Flora
Aloe Vera is a natural gut balancer in many areas and nowhere more so than inside the gut where it tends to regulate the various bacteria and yeasts that inhabit it. For example, if a person were to suffer with too much yeast in the gut, regular ingestion of the gel would tend to reduce this overgrowth.
The same can be said of the more unfriendly bacteria that can accumulate in certain conditions.
5. Effects on the Musculoskeletal System
Certain substances in the aloe such as the salicylic acid and the plant sterols are able to soothe muscles and maintain healthy joints mobility and flexibility.
6. Increase the Activity of Fibroblasts
Fibroblasts are specialised cells found in the skin. Their job is to produce fibre such as collagen and elastin. These fibres give the skin its structure and of course make it plump and elastic. The more you have the younger your skin looks.
7. Effect on the Skin
When they are first produced deep in the epidermis, skin cells are rather large and very much alive but by the time they reach the surface after 21-28 days (in normal sin) they are a shadow of their former selves and are transformed into just thin flakes of keratin which eventually fall off.
Aloe vera gel provides the essential nutrition to feed the basal cells. Therefore the skin remains healthy and is able to perform its vital functions more efficiently – as well as looking much better!
8. Balances the Immune System
Among the substances identified in aloe vera is a long chain sugar (polysaccharide) that is known to have an effect on the cytokine system – the chemical messengers of the immune system. Therefore it can affect in a way that balances the system and so it can be considered to be called an immunomodulator. In the USA this sugar as been extracted from aloe vera and made into a drug.
9. Assists in Healthy Digestion
A healthy digestive tract ensures that nutrients from the food we eat are absorbed into our bloodstream. There is clear clinical evidence that by drinking Aloe Vera gel, the bowel is able to absorb these nutrients more efficiently, especially protein.
I also suspect that many other substances are much better absorbed under its influence.
10. Effect On the Gut
Aloe vera has a wonderfully beneficial action on bowel function which results in smooth and efficient transit of contents resulting in a softer bulkier stool making it easier to pass.
About Dr Peter Atherton
After a 30 year career in general medical practice, Peter developed an interest in complementary medicine and embarked on a 2 year research fellowship at Oxford University examining the medicinal qualities of Aloe Vera. What he found convinced him of the efficacy of this plant and led him to use it in his practice.
He now writes and lectures on its qualities internationally and is regarded as one of hte world’s experts on the subject. He has also set up several clinical trials whose results are persuading physicians to look seriously at its therapeutic potential.
He is the author of 2 books – the latest one being ‘Aloe Vera – The Medicine Plant’.
You may also be interested to note that Aloe Vera gel is also suitable for animals ranging from cats to horses. More information is available in his book which is included in the literature pack you receive on becoming a Forever Living Business Owner.
In the pack you receive 18 Forever Living products to the value of £199. These are at a 35% discount and it may well be for this reason you choose to sign up as the products range from £4 to over £100 depending on which one you purchase.
Personally, my skin has overcome the eczema flare ups I used to have and this has been largely due to consuming the drinking gel and using the topical gelly on my skin.
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