The Myth About Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is good in hand lotion, and that's about it. In other words, it's not good for much else other than spreading it around on your hands. 

Cost of believing the myth

Your health! This myth could have a profound effect on how healthy you are and some other factors.


Aloe vera is much more than just a fancy word in skin care. It is packed with stuff your body needs to not only function normally, but to have extra protection from sickness and disease.

Firstly, the aloe plant contains 6 chemical agents that are known to destroy disease-causing microorganisms. It also contains a healthy helping of vitamins, including A, B complex, C, B12, and E, as well as folic acid. These vitamins are known to help the body maintain healthy cells, as well as boost the immune system. It contains the minerals calcium, sodium, zinc, chromium, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, and selenium. Calcium is vital for the growing and healing of bones and teeth. Selenium and zinc both contribute to healthy immune system processes, zinc by helping to produce and regulate white blood cells, and selenium by combining with proteins to prevent cellular damage and regulate thyroid function.

Aloe also contains 7 of the 8 essential amino acids, as well as 12 of the non-essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are ones that the body cannot produce on its own, so they have to be consumed. Non-essential amino acids can be synthesized from other things that the body has available. Aloe vera's combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids makes it a great nutrient to take as a dietary supplement.

Still, the amazing aloe plant is also great to use on your hands. The vitamins and minerals in the gel of this plant are great for revitalizing and rejuvenating the skin. This makes it useful in hand lotions, but also hand soaps, hand sanitizers, and anything else you put on your skin.

Benefit from the Truth

Now that you know what aloe vera has in it, go out and use it! Vitamin and liquid supplements of aloe vera can be found in almost any store with a pharmacy section, as well as in most natural health stores. Using aloe vera can lead to a healthier, happier life in all aspects, whether it's because you're not sick as often or you have soft, smooth, enjoyable hands.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31