Aloe vera and digestion go hand in hand for me, because of the relief that it provides for my painful digestive problems.
However, I am not alone, as another member of my immediate family has also benefited from using the aloe vera to help relieve her symptoms of acid reflux, caused by an hiatus hernia. In both of our cases, if we eat anything that upsets our digestive systems, we experience many hours of pain and discomfort.
For the benefit of those of you who may not be aware of it, the digestive tract absorbs all the nutrients from the food we eat and then dispenses with the waste products.
It is worthwhile noting that aloe contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, it also has the potential to soothe irritations of the digestive tract, such as ulcers, colitis and even irritable bowel syndrome. The juice also actively encourages the release of pepsin, which is a gastric enzyme, necessary for the digestive process.
Aloe vera benefits the digestive system as if food is not properly broken down into its elemental parts in order for the body to use it as fuel for rebuilding cells and generating the metabolism, the body as a whole will not gain any effective benefit.
Instead of toxins being removed from cells so that nutrients can be absorbed resulting in good cell function and rejuvenation; the body becomes unable to perform at its best. This is because at a cellular level there has been a lack of oxygen and fuel derived from the food which in turn, causes the immune cells to fail in their normal protective role within the body.
To further complicate matters an inefficient digestive system allows bits of food to remain in the gut which results in irritating the intestines making the intestinal wall weak and allowing protein to access the body's lymph system and into circulation throughout the entire body.
This then causes the immune system to react to these protein invaders and basically overworking itself to the point where it is unable to continue functioning efficiently. It is a vicious circle as the harder it works the more oxygen and fuel it requires, however, due to the poor performance of the digestive system, the fuel and oxygen are not forthcoming.
Furthermore, the bits of food which have been left in the intestines encourage the growth and development of various parasites as well as candida.
Toxins created by the presence of candida only add to the poor function of the digestive system resulting in the development of food allergies and overall lethargy throughout leaving the immune system devastated and unable to perform its purpose to any effective level.
Consequently, inflammation takes over the intestines and oxidative free radicals are produced; cell membranes are breached and the intestinal wall becomes permeable thus creating what is called leaky gut syndrome, which allows food remnants to access the bloodstream.
For all these reasons, it is extremely important to maintain your digestive system as the quality of your life is very much determined by the efficiency in performance of both the digestive and immune systems and this is where the consumption of aloe vera benefits the system.
Aloe vera contains mucopolysaccharides (long chains of sugar molecules). Researchers have reported that these mucopolysaccharides have the ability to undo all the damage done to the body as the result of a dysfunctional digestive system. The mucopolysaccharides in Aloe Vera provide strong anti-inflammatory support by stopping the overall damage to the intestinal wall thus giving the immune system some breathing space.
As is now commonly known, aloe vera benefits include anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties. Consumption of aloe therefore will by default inhibit the growth of negative intestinal fungus and provide the best atmosphere for the growth of healthy intestinal flora.
In summary, therefore the key to keeping your immune system in top notch condition is to ensure you keep your digestive system working efficiently. Aloe vera and digestionthe regular consumption of good quality aloe vera.
In my opinion, if you have access to an aloe plant this is the best quality of aloe vera to ingest however, if you do not have your own plant, you should ensure that you purchase whole leaf cold pressed products that are of at least 80% content. That is to say that the manufacturer's label should highlight that their product contains a minimum of 80% aloe and preferably organic.
Hopefully, this information will help you to better understand how the regular use of aloe vera works to benefit the digestive processes which are necessary for keeping your immune system working effectively, in order to protect your body and to keep you in good overall health
In conclusion I hope you have found this article regarding aloe vera and digestion helpful. However, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have a question.
I am not a medical professional so I always advise that before starting any program you should always consult your own health care provider to be sure that the product will be suitable for your needs/health.