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New month, new staff pick! This month is Aloe Vera.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera comes from a green cactus plant that contains a gooey translucent gel that is made up of 96% water, and contains 18 out of 20 amino acids found in the body (Malik, 2019). In addition, aloe carries vitamins A,B,C, and E.
What are the benefits?
Aloe vera has great properties to help nourish the skin, such as a complex carbohydrate known as acemannan. This allows the nutrients to reach the cells and nourish them along with removing toxins (Malik, 2019). In conjunction, aloe vera has great anti-aging properties. It can moisturize the skin without making it greasy, and contains vitamins C, E, and beta carotene (Malik, 2019). These vitamins helps with anti-aging, while keeping the skin well moisturized.
Furthermore, aloe vera treats skin on an epithelial level of the skin, which makes it perfect for treating tans, sunburns, EVEN stretch marks!! In addition, aloe vera can even be used on the scalp! Yup...that's right! Aloe vera can help to repair dead skin cells, condition hair, prevent scalp itch, and reduce dandruff. In the winter, this is a great product to help with hair loss due to the winter season!
Aloe vera has also been used to treat wounds, minor cuts, and dry skin. Aloe also contains anti-oxidant properties which help to remove free radicals in the body and boost your immunity (Malik, 2019). Furthermore, aloe is considered a good source of protein and helps muscle development, thus providing energy to your body (Malik, 2019)!
Wow! Sounds like Aloe Vera is truly an amazing plant, with many benefits to the body :).
Let's see what our care coordinator Kayla, has to say:
Feeling a little scorched this summer? Finding yourself tucked away in dark rooms , or hiding behind large hats and sunglasses? Don’t fret, aloe vera has come to the rescue. Ever since I started using this plant remedy, I have not only been sunburn free but I now have the youngest, most vibrant looking skin I have had in years! Allow your future self to thank you and invest in aloe vera today!
As always the staff pick will be 10% off all month! The discount applies to all aloe products including Aloe juice, Supplements, and products such as Nature's Aid and Green Beaver aloe facial products.
Malik, K. (2019). 6 Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera for Hair, Skin, & Weight-Loss. Retrieved from https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/6-amazing-benefits-aloe-vera-hair-skin-weight-loss-1221869