We're huge proponents of plant-power. One of our favourite green superheroes is aloe vera. Check out these amazing facts about this cool plant:
1. Aloe Boosts Immunity
The long-chain polysaccharide sugars in aloe are a healing form of sugar. The white blood cells that make up our immune system operate more efficiently on certain types of nutrients such as these bitter-tasting polysaccharide sugars. These rare sugars are the same ones you may have heard about in medicinal mushrooms such as reishi and chaga—they help our immunity and fight back all forms of infection. This is further boosted by glutathione inherently present in aloe.
2. Aloe Clears Your Skin
Adding products containing aloe vera or aloe vera juice may help reduce redness and help broken skin and acne heal. As such, aloe vera is a powerful ingredient in toners and hydrosols, providing antioxidants, increasing hydration, and helping to reduce redness and the inflammatory response.
3. Aloe Aids Digestion
Internally, aloe vera can balance high blood sugar, regulate a leaky gut, and ease constipation. For this reason, we should consider it as seriously as we would a conventional medicine—it really is that much of a wonder and affects the system too.
4. Aloe Protects From Ultraviolet (UV) Irradiation
Scientists at Kyung Hee University Global Campus, South Korea, wanted to determine whether baby Aloe shoot extract and adult Aloe shoot extract might have a protective effect on UVB-induced skin photoaging; in other words, whether they could protect the skin from the aging effects of sunlight.
Now that we've sparked your love affair with aloe, find it in action in our natural outdoor skin care product, Wild Relief. It's a family-friendly, multi-purpose spray that's perfect for soothing bug bitten, sunburnt, scraped, and itchy skin.