Could Aloe Vera aid in Cancer Treatments?
It is known fact clinically that Aloe Vera contains an abundance of antioxidants that are essential for overall health. Antioxidants are the body’s power house for keeping healthy and cancer cell free. The health food industry has an overabundance of products on the market which contain antioxidants. These products show positive health benefits because the science behind them are based on the fact that antioxidants are extremely important in the body. There are juices, elixirs, powders, pills and more which claim to boost the antioxidants within your body are a necessity for healing. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a natural way of getting all of your most important antioxidants in one plant source?
What is an antioxidant?
Antioxidants are the body’s natural garbage collectors. Every part of your body is made up of cells. Your skin, organs, and every tissue in your body. The health of your cells is the basis of the health in your body. Just like, if the trees of a forest are not healthy, the forest is not healthy. Processes involved with oxygen throughout your body internally, along with pollutants throughout our environment, release free radicals which create cell destruction and eventually can lead to chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and cataracts. Antioxidants pick up these cell destroying free radicals inhibiting any further cell destruction that can lead to cancer. Have you ever seen an antioxidant rich blueberry grow a tumor? Nope, that’s how powerful antioxidants are.
The three vitamins that are the most important antioxidants in the body are Vitamin A,C, and E. Vitamin A is extremely important for vision but also plays a role in reproductive processes, bone development/maintenance, tooth development and immune system function. Vitamin A and E are both fat soluble vitamins which means they play important roles within the cell membranes. Vitamin E plays an important role as an antioxidant picking up the free radicals that form during fat oxidation. It is involved in immune function and some cell studies have linked it to cell signaling, gene expression, and other important metabolic processes. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which is very well known for its immune system support and also plays a role in preventing many chronic disease.
Aloe Vera is full of antioxidants
Guess what plant has Vitamin A, C, and E within its inner gel? You guessed it! The Aloe Vera plant has all three vitamins that are essential antioxidants. No wonder Cleopatra had radiant skin! She was unknowingly using Aloe Vera for its antioxidants which are anti-aging. This is not only important externally for young, healthy, vibrant skin but also internally to pick up the free radicals that cause cancer. Some studies are now suggesting that Aloe Vera can be linked with anti-tumerous activity. It is the same reason why nutritionists emphasize the importance of eating high antioxidant containing foods such as berries. The same antioxidants can be consumed through the Aloe Vera gel.
The easiest, freshest way to consume the inner gel is to make a smoothie as demonstrated in our blog on digestion. Just fillet the Aloe Vera gel out of the leaf and mix it into your favorite smoothie recipe.
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What do you think about the importance of these antioxidants that are available in Aloe Vera? Do you know anyone who has used Aloe Vera for its Anti-cancerous health benefits?