I always knew Aloe Vera had wonderful skin healing properties, but when I discovered the magical benefits of ingesting it, I started adding it to my daily diet! If you want to be beautiful, flexible and limber, and have a radiant immune system and nervous system for the rest of your life, Aloe Vera is the Superfood for you!
Powerhouse of Nutrition
The gel of raw aloe vera contains vitamins A,C,E, the minerals sulfur, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, chromium and antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, enzymes, sterols, lignins, and most importantly, polysacchirides.
Lubricates Joints, Brain, Skin & Nervous System and is Anti-Viral
Aloe’s polysaccharides have a particular lubricating effect on the joints, brain, nervous system, and the skin. They also allow the human immune system to fight back chronic viral, nanobacteria and fungal infections.
Promotes Weight Loss and Muscle Gain! Aloe vera is a crucial part of any weight loss and fitness program as it’s been shown that when you ingest aloe, you can lose weight AND also gain lean muscle mass.
Amazing for Digestion
Aloe Vera is helpful for all types of digestive issues and can aid in recovery from digestive illness such as colitis, ulcers, IBS, and others. Research suggests that the polysaccharides are responsible for the calming effects on digestion. It also cuts and dissolves mucous in the intestines, which helps increase nutrient absorption.
Kills Candida Yeast
Aloe’s mannose polysaccharide is effective at killing yeast (candida). In clinical human research, acemannan (mannose chains) from aloe improved food digestion and absorption and enhanced the presence of friendly bacteria (probiotics) in the digestive tract by reducing yeast and normalizing pH levels. Aloe also acts as a prebiotic—this means it potentiates the effectiveness of probiotics such as acidophilus, bifidus, L. salivarius, L. planatarum, etc; it makes them all work better.
Reduces Inflammation, Radiation Sickness, Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes.
In studies done on rodents, aloe vera has demonstrated the ability to markedly inhibit arthritis, edema, and inflammation. Mast cells, which are active in autoimmune and allergic responses, decreased by 48 percent.
Studies have also demonstrated that aloe vera reduces radiation sickness in animals. Aloe helped them gain weight and recover faster with less nausea after being exposed to the radiation. Topical treatments using acemannan aloe extract reduced skin reactions in animals to radiation significantly.
A study done in Milan, Italy, on 26 patients with advanced solid tumors including cancers of the breast, digestive tract, brain, and lung were treated daily with twenty milligrams of the tryptamine neurotransmitter melatonin. Another 24 patients
Ormus, Polysaccharides, and the Immune System
So I’ve been really obsessed with Ormus, and I will soon dedicate an entire blog post to this substance. But what I’ve found is that the polysaccharides found in raw, fresh aloe vera are one part of a larger family of essential glyco nutrients, long-chain sugar that the body needs in order to maintain a strong immune system and achieve radiant health.
The polysaccharides such as those found in raw, fresh aloe vera may also be found in practically every superfood and super herb, yet aloe, noni, and the medicinal mushrooms (reishi, chaga, maitake, shiitake, cordyceps. etc) lead them all in overall healing polysaccharide content.
*ORMUS and Aloe Vera*
Ormus compounds have been found to increase healing, decrease aging, and assist in the rejuvenation of our joints, skin, brain, nervous system, pancreas, liver and hair.
Aloe has a high affinity to concentrate Ormus minerals, a type of strange matter or “high energy particles” known to the ancients, but lost in time until Rediscovered (this knowledge is ancient) in the 1970s by alchemist David Radius Hudson in his research on Arizona basalt rock (in a nutshell). David Hudson’s research indicated that aloe vera concentrates Ormus minerals in the polysaccharide fraction of the aloe’s gel.
Polysaccharides carry the Ormus minerals that have an affinity for the surface of our joints, our nervous and immune systems, our skin and hair, as well as our pancreas and liver. These polysaccharides containing Ormus act as a unifying biological force, leading to accelerated healing and a deep, optimal homeostatic balance.
I have become interested in growing my own Aloe Vera for this reason alone!
And if all this isn’t enough for you yet, it also makes you appear younger! Aloe’s Ormus-carrying polysaccharides can stimulate collagen production which retains moisture, resulting in younger looking skin. The sulfur contained in aloe has been shown to be in forms similar to DMSO (dimenthyl sulfoxide) and its important chemical relative MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane). These forms of sulfur are effective at hydrating dried-out, leathery tissue (collagen damage, wrinkles, hardening of organs, etc.) thus restoring juiciness, elasticity, and flexibility.
Keeps Kidneys Healthy
Aloe vera is a tonic adaptogen—which keep our vital organs healthy. They help balance blood sugar and enhance the liver, digestive system, and skin.
Supplementing the diet with aloe, aloe extracts (500+mg daily), and arabinogalactan(polysaccharide gum sugar) supplements (500+mg daily) has been shown to help decrease the need for kidney dialysis, as mentioned in Emil Mondoa’s and Mindy Kitei’s book Sugars That Heal.
How to Use it
The gel of raw, fresh aloe vera has a mild, slightly bitter flavor due to the presence of high concentrations of polysaccharides. Aloe Vera is best when filleted. Cut the portion you desire to eat from the aloe leaf, remove the thorns on either side, and separate the gel from the skin with your knife.
Once the gel is removed from the inner leaf, it may be combined with other foods in smoothies, salads, or other meals. It is combines well with high-antioxidant foods such as goji berries, noni, raw chocolate, bee pollen, and green superfood formulas. You can also add tiny cubes of raw aloe vera gel into a salsa, or blend up pieces of the raw gel into soups, spreads, and dips. Add the benefits of this traditional healing food to any raw dish you can imagine!
Today I used it in my berry smoothie. I used about ¼ of the leaf’s gel. I don’t notice the flavor, but the texture of the smoothie changes a bit, it becomes a little more gelanious.
Use the Remaining Leaf
You can use the remaining gel on the leaf to apply it on the skin as a lotion, suntan lotion, or as a soothing relief from minor burns.
I hope this information inspires you to try adding some Aloe Vera healing effects into your life and share with others. Health and Peace be with you brothers and sisters!
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