August 9, 2011

Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Aloe Vera

Anyone who has ever been to the desert can tell you that as far as the setting sun, there is nothing more stunning than the colors in the dessert. The dessert is also home to one of the most miraculous healing herbs on the planet, the aloe vera plant. Touted as having miraculous healing abilities, this is one supplement that is truly worth it's weight in gold. And, it seems like if there were a natural cure-all this just might be it. Taken internally it has been credited with lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar levels, curing ulcers and digestive issues, reversing inflammation, halting the growth of certain cancer tumors, reducing blood pressure and seriously I could go on and on there are so many amazing benefits. Used topically it is a truly effective skin care ingredient. Known to hydrate and nourish skin. It is also one of the most effective treatments for cuts and burns because of it's ability to accelerate skin regeneration and skin repair. There are different opinions about the best way to buy aloe assuming you are not lucky enough to have it growing it in your backyard and the one consensus is that you need to buy the inner filet usually bottled in a gel form for internal use.  As for a topical version there are lots of companies out there with aloe as a key ingredient. Just be sure to get a product that is either 100% aloe or at least the primary ingredient. Might take a little investigating to find one you like but it is worth it, this is one of those wonders of nature which doesn't get enough credit. And just in case I haven't sold you on it, click on over here for even more benefits.

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