Aloe Vera – A Simple Way To Boost Our Immune System
To start today, I am hopeful that you all are finding the immune boosting suggestions I have shared over the last couple weeks to be informative and or helpful. As I write today’s post I have suddenly realized that I am now in my 18th year of clinical practice…crazy how time flies!! And when you’ve done something and lived it for as long as I have you tend to forget that information you may think is common knowledge or that everyone else already knows isn’t necessarily the case….and that is a mistake I have made that I will not make any longer.
For those of you interested, I am committed to doing and being the best I can at educating and informing you…in other words, EMPOWERING YOU! The last couple of weeks are just the start! I hope that’s ok with you…. So Onward!
Aloe Vera for Overall Health and Immune Boosting!
As we age our immune system, which is so vitally important to protecting our body, will begin to weaken (known as Immunosenescence). If our Immune System weakens then its ability to defend us will also weaken, allowing unwanted microbes, viruses, cancer cells, etc. to potentially grow and flourish. As a result, our body can become more prone to various illnesses and diseases as we age making it even more important to employ not only immune boosting strategies but to also utilize the incredible age management (anti-aging) tools available to us (another topic for future discussion).
Aloe Vera is loaded with micronutrients, amino acids, enzymes, and polysaccharides, in fact, it is believed that Aloe Vera contains more than 75 nutrients making it a plant rich in health promoting and immune boosting nutrients!
One specific nutrient of aloe vera is Acemannan, a polysaccharide from the Aloe Vera plant that has been extensively researched and is considered to be one of the most biologically active and beneficial components in Aloe Vera. It’s composed of the monosaccharides, mannose, glucose and galactose counted among the eight important essential monosaccharides critical to our overall health.
In terms of its immune system benefits, Acemannan’s biological activities are shown to directly support cell-to-cell communication of the immune system to promote healthy immune responses during times of stress. This communication allows for the interaction with remote cells that cause them to migrate to a damaged site or initiate a secondary biological response in the body.
The biological effects of acemannan include the beneficial stimulation and/or production of:
- IL-1a (interleukin 1 alpha)
- TNF-a (Tumor Necrosis Factor apha)
- IL-6 (Interluekin-6)
- Nitric Oxide
- Prostaglandin E2 by production by macrophages(white blood cels)
In addition, along with acemannan and the plethora of nutrients in Aloe Vera that provide us phenomenal immune boosting benefits, here is some additional health and wellness support you’ll receive from high quality Aloe Vera:
- Digestive Support
- Healing Ulcers
Obviously, a well-supported immune system will help keep various illnesses and disease conditions at bay, so in addition to the immune boosting strategies discussed in previous posts it’s obvious that Aloe Vera is powerful immune booster loaded with nutrients that will help our body’s daily fight to be and stay well.
Please Note: Not all Aloe Vera products are created equally. Many do not contain the beneficial ingredients we’ve discussed today. I strongly recommend our Aloe Pro Juice or Aloe Mannan if you are looking for a high quality Aloe Vera
Make it a Healthy Day!!
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P.S.S As always, if you have any questions on good, whole food, live source supplementation without added excipients or toxic tag-a-longs to boost your immune system or improve your health and wellness then please call! We are happy to help and I’m happy to connect with you via phone or online consult to discuss your specific needs and or health questions!