Aloe Vera plant

How Does Aloe Vera Work?

Not all Aloe Vera does work. There are hundreds of types and the one found to be the most beneficial is Aloe Barbadensis Miller. But only Good Quality Aloe Vera is really effective.

It is most popular when applied to the skin or taken orally, usually as a gel, juice or drink. There are also companies that produce it in injection form. This is not recommended in any circumstances and such products are banned from the UK and the United States as they have caused death in patients.

How does Aloe Vera Work on the Skin?

Aloe Vera is highly prized because it penetrates deep into the skin, right down to the level where skin cells are manufactured. Unfortunately you need a lot of Aloe to make sure that what penetrates the skins surface does any good. To be sure make sure any Aloe Cream you are thinking of buying, or have bought, has Aloe Vera as its number one ingredient

Because Aloe Vera is a natural substance, not a drug, it works with the body at cell level, feeding and repairing. It works from the bottom up so it can sometimes take days or even weeks to see a result and in the meantime the skin can actually look worse as impurities are pushed out. Such rashes can often be mistaken for an allergic reaction although it should be noted that some people do get genuine side effects from Aloe Vera.

It is these actions that lead people to claim success with wound healing, eczema, psoriasis, burns, acne and stings.

There are cheaper methods to make your skin look better in a matter of days. They mainly rely on putting certain oils in the cream which block up the skins pores. Unable to sweat properly water builds up inside the skin and makes wrinkles look as if they disappear (see diagrams). The real damage is in later life.

The following is of important consideration when trying Aloe Vera on the skin:

  • If the amount of Aloe Vera in the product is small (it is low on the ingredients list) you may not feel any benefit. It may only have been added for advertising purposes.
  • If the Aloe Vera has been mixed with cheap ingredients (such as alcohol, parafin or oil) these may negate any positive effect.
  • The Aloe Vera in the product must be of a high enough quality to actually have any affect.
  • If you use an oil based product first and then apply Aloe Vera the oil may actually block the Aloe and you will feel and see no effect

How does Aloe Vera Work in the Body?

Aloe works in several steps inside the body...

FIRST it goes into the mouth and down the throat soothing and assisting repairs to the body with its rich cocktail of nutrients. This is why many say it helps with such problems as bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and sore throats.

SECOND it goes into the stomach and intestine. Both these organs are lined with tiny finger like mechanisms which themselves have microscopic fingers attached. These massage and digest food but over time the space between the fingers can get blocked up with polutants, toxins, chemicals and additives in food (is it any wonder that 1 in 3 of us suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome?)

Aloe's natural cleansers help break down this 'artificial sludge' that water alone cannot move and boosts the bodies repair of the walls and linings. The result is that many people claim Aloe Vera helps with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Other Bowel Disorders, ME, stress, colitis and diverticulitis.

FINALLY the Aloe Vera moves into the body where it works to boost the bodies own repair system, feeding each and every single cell with as many of the nutrients as it can. It is this action that lead to claims of a 'curative' effect on arthritis, candida and nerves

The following is of important consideration when trying Aloe Vera orally:

  • If the amount of Aloe Vera in the product is small (it is low on the ingredients list) you may not feel any benefit. It may only have been added for advertising purposes.
  • If the Aloe Vera has been mixed with cheap ingredients these may negate any positive effect.
  • The Aloe Vera in the product must be of a high enough quality to actually have any affect
See Good quality Aloe Vera for more information.