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What Happens if You Drink Aloe Vera Every Day?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   08/19/21

Detoxification Support  Hydration  Nutrition  Skin Care  Supplements  

What is aloe vera? It's a green plant with spikey leaves which contain a sticky gel inside them. This gel is most commonly known for its soothing properties, which can be put on sunburn.

The aloe vera plant has a long history of use by humans. Evidence suggests humans used aloe as a medicinal plant as many as 6,000 years ago. Ancient carvings depict the plant, and it's even mentioned in the bible.

Did you know you can also drink aloe vera as a juice?

Aloe vera is still regarded as a healing plant; you can drink aloe vera and benefit from the plants' numerous health properties.

Want to know more about the benefits of drinking aloe vera every day? Keep reading to find out.

Aloe Vera Can Help Reduce Inflammation

Aloe vera is an anti-oxidant, a substance that can help prevent oxidation from occurring in the body. Oxidation in the body occurs when you are exposed to free radicals. These free radicals could be anything from air pollution to pesticides, alcohol, smoking, and processed foods.

In general, an unhealthy lifestyle can increase your exposure to free radicals and, thus, oxidative stress in the body. This can lead to chronic diseases to develop such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease.

Drinking aloe vera can help reduce your body's exposure to oxidative stress. A reduction of oxidative stress helps to reduce inflammation in the body and your long-term health.

Aloe vera's anti-inflammatory properties can support muscle and joint pain too. So if you suffer from arthritis or swelling around your joints, aloe vera could help you with this. 

It Can Aid Digestion

The high water content in aloe vera juice means it is incredibly hydrating. This is excellent news when it comes to your digestion. The higher the water content in your intestines, the easier it is for your body to break down the food in your digestive tract.

When you drink aloe vera juice, it can help aid the digestive process and reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of constipation.

This wonder drink can also support the absorption of nutrients in your body.

Drink Aloe Vera Juice to Boost Your Immune System

A healthy immune system starts in the gut. If you have a healthy balance of the good and bad bacteria in your gut, your immune system will be well poised for fighting any infections that may enter the body.

The high zinc, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin content of aloe vera is an excellent boost for your immune system and overall health. Aloe vera is high in vitamin C, vitamin E, and B vitamins, all great for boosting the strength of your immune system. 

Use Aloe Vera Juice for Detoxing

Due to the high water content and high vitamin content of aloe vera juice, it's great if you want to give yourself a detox.

Should you drink aloe vera? Perhaps for the detoxifying properties alone, you should give it a try. You are flushing out toxins in the body and nourishing yourself at the same time.

The gentle hydration that aloe vera provides the body can help heal your liver, kidneys, and intestines. If you feel a little sluggish or like you've overdone it with alcohol and unhealthy food, give aloe vera a try. You'll be astonished by the results.

Aloe Vera Can Benefit Your Skin

As there are so many nutrients in aloe vera, it can help to nourish your skin. Of course, you've heard about putting aloe vera gel on your skin to soothe it, but have you thought about healing your skin with aloe vera from the inside out?

Adding aloe vera into your daily diet can help heal the causes of breakouts and dull skin. You can regain your radiance by drinking aloe vera juice.

You can also apply aloe vera gel topically to the skin to help with scarring, burns, or eczema.

Could Help Lower Cholesterol

Beta-sitosterol is the component in aloe vera that may help reduce cholesterol. There are many other micronutrients in the plant that can contribute to a reduction of LDL cholesterol.

Studies suggest supplementing with aloe vera can reduce your cholesterol and, in turn, reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes. The overall benefits of aloe vera can help promote a healthy heart too.

Great for Hair

Any nutrient-dense plant is usually fantastic for helping your hair and nails grow. Healthy hair and nails are a sign of health and vitality. When you supplement with substances rich in vitamins A and E, like aloe vera, you can expect an improvement in your outer appearance.

Aloe vera can also help calm an itchy scalp, reduce dandruff signs, and remove excess oil from the scalp.

Can Lower Blood Sugar

The healing properties of aloe vera continue. This powerful plant can help to reduce blood sugar and even help people who have diabetes.

Aloe vera may reduce your body's absorption of blood sugar in the digestive tract. This could be incredibly helpful if you have type 2 diabetes.

If you have diabetes, you should always consult your doctor before starting with an aloe vera supplement.

It Is Naturally Low in Calories

Aloe vera juice is naturally very low in sugar and calories. It makes a great addition to a healthy diet and can be consumed as part of low sugar, reduced-calorie diets. 

Aloe Vera Juice Is Rich in Amino Acids

Of the 22 amino acids, aloe vera contains 20, and of those 20, it includes seven of the eight essential amino acids.

Amino acids are crucial for our body to make proteins that we use to heal and repair the body. They are also essential for the functioning of our brains, producing hormones and the digestive process.

Aloe Vera Alkalizes the Body

When your body has the right balance between acid and alkaline, it functions optimally. We should have 20% acid and 80% alkaline for optimal functioning.

If you want to reduce your body's acidity, aloe vera juice can help with this. The alkaline properties of the juice can neutralize high acidity.

How to Drink Aloe Vera

You can make your own aloe vera juice using the plant itself, extracting the gel, and mixing it with water. However, this is not the safest option you can choose! It's hard to know how much to use and whether or not your plant is non-toxic.

To ensure you are safely consuming aloe vera juice, you can buy a ready-made aloe vera drink. Ensure you choose a drink that is organic, non-GMO, safety tested, and purified.

Some studies suggest that aloe vera juice that is not decolorized could be harmful to your health.

Add aloe vera juice to your smoothies or juices, or drink it alone. Some people aren't keen on the flavor of aloe vera juice by itself, so adding it to other drinks is a great way to get all the benefits without the taste!

The recommended daily amount of aloe vera juice is 1oz, once or twice daily. It's straightforward to add aloe vera juice to your daily routine. Switch out one sugary drink a day for aloe vera, and you will soon notice the benefits.

Building healthy habits such as a daily serving of aloe vera juice will not only help you improve your long-term health but improve how you feel on a day-to-day basis too. Think more energy and more vitality, as well as enhanced outward appearance.

Should You Take Aloe Vera Juice With Other Medications?

Aloe vera juice may interfere with some medications. It can enhance the side effects of a few medicines.

You should always consult your doctor before taking a new supplement; they will advise whether or not it is suitable for you.

Drinking aloe vera juice should not interfere with any other supplements you take. However, double-check with your doctor to be sure.

Try Aloe Vera Juice

As this article has demonstrated, there are multiple benefits of aloe vera for your health. From your skin and hair to your digestion and blood sugar, the wonders of this prickly plant are unending!

If you drink aloe vera juice regularly, you will start to notice the benefits. You should always combine a supplement with a healthy, balanced lifestyle. So drink aloe vera along with a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, plenty of regular exercise, and good quality rest.

Supplements from reputable brands such as Fitness First Nutrition can help enhance your well-being and quality of life. Take a look at the supplement options that align with your health goals.


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Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune disorders, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

Learn more about Jay Todtenbier.

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