A plant with special strengths
Up to the present date, a minimum of 160 important ingredients have been identified in the rich aloe vera leaves. Some experts surmise that the plant could contain as many as 300 to 400 life essential ingredients. Scientists agree in so far that it is not one single ingredient that accounts for the aloe vera’s healing effects but that it is a synergy effect of all combined ingredients. And this is exactly what makes the plant so very special: It contains a variety of essential properties that compliment each other and combined have a powerful effect. The combined properties supply the human body with a wealth of healing substances.
Monosaccharide and polysaccharides have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-mycotic and immune-stimulating effects. These properties enhance digestion and bind numerous detrimental substances such as cholesterol and gall acid. Most importantly are the long-chain sugars (especially the polymannan sugars) which enter the intestinal wall undegraded and then have an immune regulating effect in the blood. Or they stick to the intestinal wall and therefore prevent undesired substances from entering the bloodstream. The most important ingredient is the acemannan which cannot be produces by adults. It supports the immune system, is anti-inflammatory and bolsters the digestive system in its absorption of vital substances.
As an example, the following substances belonging to this group were found in aloe vera gel: Acemannan, aldopentose, arabinose, cellulose, galactose, galacturonic acid, glucoronic acid, glucose, hexanoic acid, mannose, mannuronic acid, pentosan, rhamnose, uronic acid, xylose.
There are 20 different amino acids which our body requires in order to rejuvenate. The crux of the matter is that the human body cannot produce these amino acids by itself. If these life essential components are lacking in our nutritional diet it can result in severe deficiency syndromes.
Aloe vera gel contains at least seven of the eight essential amino acids. In addition, it has a lot of the non-essential precious amino acids which enhance the human organism.
EEnzymes are endogenous catalysts which enable, accelerate or prevent chemical processes. The enzymes contained in the aloe vera gel help with digestion and in absorbing the sugars, proteins and lipids of our daily food intake. Leading scientists agree that a portion of the enzymes present in aloe vera gel can destroy free radicals, i.e. environmental poisons, within the human organism.
Among others, the following enzymes are to be found in aloe vera gel: Phosphatase, amylase, bradykinae, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase and peroxidase.
The highly adaptogenic characteristics of the Aloe plant itself, as well as the smart supplements developed by the Company Forever Living, are a great help in order to increase general health and well being. Both act in prevention and support self-healing processes within the human body. Adaptogenes are plant substances that prevent stress and protect the human body from harmful influences and to the same time decrease the negative effects of the same. One of the primal conditions for a plant to be called adaptogenic is that it is not poisonousness no matter how much and how frequently it is taken.
Dr. Susanne Schwemmlein, Praxis für gesunde Lebensführung, München Solln.
Minerals and micronutrients are an essential part of the human diet and crucial for maintaining a condition of good health. They are vital for the functionality of vitamins and enzymes and partly also influence each other in their roles. An imbalanced relation of the individual micronutrients plays a major role with regards to cancer and heart attacks. The following minerals and micronutrients all contribute to the overall positive influence of aloe vera:
In comparison to a lot of fruit and vegetables, the vitamin content of aloe vera is relatively low; however, the vitamin content in aloe is crucial for the synergy effect of all of the other ingredients. The following vitamins are contained in the aloe plant::
Secondary plant compounds are only to be found in small amounts in plants but they do determine the taste, smell and colour and they are very pharmacologically effective. Mostly, they are highly effective in a pharmacologic way.
Amongst others, aloe vera gel contains: