Aloe vera is the latest trend in health and beauty and it is easy to see why! Scientifically recognized as the most powerful medicinal plant, the gel is used in phytotherapy, naturopathic medicine, dermatology and cosmetology. Aloe Vera is known to treat many conditions, and can be used either externally or internally as a dietary supplement. Here are some of its exceptional properties:
ANTI-WRINKLE AND REJUVENATION
Aloe Vera’s effectiveness on the skin is proven to date. By accelerating cell renewal, aloe vera limits the appearance of wrinkles. Regular use could enhance the beauty of the skin and fight against the signs of aging. Simply said, Aloe Vera works from the inside out as much to help reduce wrinkles as to prevent new ones from appearing. Here’s why Aloe Vera is the ultimate anti-aging cocktail:
Topically, Aloe repairs skin damage (burns, scars, wounds, acne).
Internally it helps to rebuild collagen (adds more quickly).
At the DNA level, she fights first to prevent the breakdown of collagen.
Aloe is known for its anti-inflammatory functions that contains many elements capable of inhibiting or slowing inflammatory processes by acting on different mechanisms. The sterols or 5 – methylchromones are all compounds responsible for anti-inflammatory effects. In clinical trials, Aloe Vera has had proven anti-inflammatory activity, relatively large with reference to anti-inflammatory compounds.
The moisturizing power of aloe vera gel is mainly due to the mixture of water and polysaccharide components. this creates a consistent gel which retains water within the mixture and minimizes evaporation, providing and important moist environment when applied to dry tissue .
Thanks to its healing properties, aloe vera provides immediate cooling effects and can help recreate the skin tissue. A useful property for repairing damaged skin or maintaining healthy skin. The aloe vera gel is capable of stimulating angiogenesis, stimulating macrophages activation leading to increased release of growth factors and cytokines which promotes cell proliferation, as well as acting on the constitution and renewal of the healing process.
Did you know that in Japan following World War II, Aloe vera Gel was used to treat skin burns on victims of nuclear bombs ... successfully? Extensive research in the scientific and industrial community actually begins at this time.
Aloe vera has antioxydant characteristics and power by exerting it directly by way of trapping free radicals, or indirectly by increasing the levels of antioxydant enzymes. Anthraquinone derivatives and gel polysaccharides compounds appear to be responsible for the antioxydant activity
Due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, its antihistamine properties, its ability to increase mucus recreation and reduce the secretion of acid, aloe vera shows that it can be a very powerful anti-ulcer agent.
Several studies show aloe vera’s ability to reduce blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin rate. Gel extracts also demonstrate the ability to regulate cholesterol metabolism by reducing total cholesterol and LDL levels and increasing HDL levels.