Did you know the digestive system plays a crucial role in maintaining overall good health? Your gut, made up of our stomach and intestines, can have a major effect on whether our bodies are functioning properly. Poor gut health can cause a multitude of issues including: a weakened immune system (over 70% of your immune health is located in the gut!), occasional heartburn and indigestion, poor metabolism, sleeplessness, and more. But you can help balance your digestion, and in turn, your whole body, much more easily with Aloe Vera.
Aloe has been used as a digestive aid for several thousands of years. It’s even appeared on 4,000 year-old Sumerian clay tablets and in Egyptian records extolling its digestive benefits! Across the centuries, aloe’s natural qualities have been celebrated by many cultures around the globe that use it on a daily basis to help maintain good health.
Let’s look at how aloe actually works in your digestive system, and the positive impact it has on the rest of your body.
Aloe naturally contains over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, and perhaps most importantly: polysaccharides. These components all work together harmoniously and actually create an adaptogenic effect that work to balance your body’s system and reduce stressors.
Aloe Vera is known to help act as a detox for our digestive system, helping to clean the system of excess built-up waste and toxins. It maintains a balanced pH in the stomach and keeps acid in check. Other products that are meant to help with stomach acid can either end up blocking it or eradicating it entirely, which does not allow your body to digest naturally and absorb vital nutrients.
Aloe works with your own stomach acid to bring balance and create a healthy environment for digestion, probiotics with beneficial bacteria, and more. This balance helps to maintain healthy regularity and reduce the likelihood of stomach upset and occasional heartburn or acid indigestion.
The polysaccharides found in aloe not only help to reduce toxins but by doing so, assist in increasing nutrient absorption by transporting nutrients from your foods and supplements to the body. Lily of the Desert aloe is clinically proven to increase nutrient absorption up to 2000%.
By having your digestion balanced, your body is also able to enjoy more fringe benefits from Aloe vera.
As aloe is a great source of support for good digestion, it is also true for immune health. Aloe is able to stimulate the white blood cells in your body that act as your natural defense system against stressors like seasonal allergies. Our own brand of Aloe vera is clinically proven to increase white blood cell counts by 16%, allowing for more protection when it comes to outside contaminants. Adding aloe to your daily regimen can have a positive impact on your overall immune health throughout the year.
Aloe Vera contains antioxidants that belong to a family of substances called polyphenols. Antioxidants help protect the lining of the gut by supporting the cells in the stomach. They also help produce good bacteria and limit inflammation. Additionally, if you’re taking supplements with probiotics and prebiotics, the antioxidants in Aloe Vera can magnify the effect and improve your gut health regiment. Lily of the Desert aloe brand is clinically proven to increase antioxidant support by 40%!
Getting Better Gut Health
Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula is a special blend of certified organic aloe vera and trusted herbs like peppermint, chamomile, ginger, and blessed thistle that have been known to help maintain overall healthy digestion. It works with your own stomach acid to maintain a healthy pH balance while offering relief from occasional heartburn and acid indigestion. It is the ideal natural alternative to the beta-blockers and acid blockers available.
You can take 2 ounces by itself or mix it with a juice you enjoy. We recommend taking it 15-30 minutes prior to your meal.
With different sizes available for everyday use, it’s never been more convenient to soothe your occasional upset stomach. Choose from our 32 fl oz bottle of Stomach Formula, or the smaller 2 fl oz shot of Stomach Formula for when you’re on the go.
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