Many people are looking to natural ways to approach their health challenges. During the 18th and 19th centuries Aloe Vera was the most frequently prescribed treatment of certain illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, gout, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcers, inflammation and others. Numerous scientific studies have been done on Aloe Vera demonstrating ita analgesic, anti-inflammatory, would healing, immune strenghtening, and anti-tumor activities as well as anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-paracystic properties. The variety of nutrients in Aloe Vera gives it the ability to be used in many ways. It is known to have 75 nutrients including minerals, amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, and water. Minerals make up the basic foundation of health and are essential for the proper function of amino acids, enzymes and almost every aspect of human health. Our soils have become depleted of minerals, resulting in our foods and our bodies becoming mineral deficient. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that make up 75% of the human body. Glydine, Proline, and Lysine are the amino acids that make up collagen. Collagen is the main ingredient of the connective tissue such as fascia of the muscles, tendon's and ligaments, cartilage, and even bone. Another amino acid is tryptophan which helps with normal sleep, anxiety, depression, and builds a strong immune system. Serotonin is produced which helps with sleep as well. Amino acids are found in foods such as eggs, chicken, beef, milk and wheat. Many people choose not to eat these foods because of allergies or personal preference. Enzymes support digestion and help the body break down certain nutrients so they can be absorbed and nourish cells, tissues and organs. The enzymes protease breaks down protein, amylase breaks down carbohydrates, lipase breaks down fat, cellulose breaks down fibers. When taken on an empty stomach protease has been found to detoxify and reduce inflammation. Aloe vera energizes and strenthens the system to combat environmental and internal stressors such as the air we breathe, water we drink, and just a bad day emotionally.
Consistency is the key to getting the maximum benefit with any "medication", herbal or otherwise. If you take aloe vera randomly, the results may not be there for you to benefit from
Nopal cactus, also called prickly pear, is a familiar sight on roadsides and fields across much of the United States. This family of pad forming cacti has been used in many ways for it's health benefits by different cultures since ancient times. Nopal contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fibers know as roughage that absorbs water and gently hastens food through the digestive tract to contribute to regular bowel movements. They help absorb toxins and reduce inflammation as it sweeps the colon clean. Insoluble fibers are also known for giving a more satisfied feeling after eating. These dietary fibers control excess gastric acid production and protect the gastrointestinal mucus membranes Clinical data shows that this cactus actually stimulates the healing of gastric ulcers soothing and significantly reduces gastrointestinal inflammation. The addition of Nopal Cactus also reduces the glycemic effect of a mixed meal because Nopal cactus is a low carbohydrate and may help in the treatment of diabetes. The naturally available vitamins are A, B1, 2,3, C, minerals and 17 amino acids. These help detoxify and support the liver which frees that organ to balance other bodily functions as well as improves the immune system as well as the whole body in general. It helps to neutralize free radicals before they overtax the liver. The regular ingestion of Nopal can help reduce and even eliminate the need for over the counter medications that many people use to temporally soothe the symptoms without actually attacking the condition.
Flax seed contains an Omega 3 fat, alpha-linolenic, which has been found to he helpful in soothing skin inflammation related to acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Some nutritionist have noted that am Omega 3 deficiency may be connected to health problems such as arthritis, skin conditions, asthma, heart disease, breast cancer and muscular degeneration. The anti-inflammatory effect of Omega 3 may be useful in preventing or slowing disease.
Avocado in a natural approach in protecting and moisturizing the skin as it soaks up the oil's vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants. It contains Vitamin E which is known for its antioxidant properties that absorb free radicals.
The main ingredients in Ted's Aloe Products are Aloe Vera, Nopal Cactus, Flax Seed, Avocado and Fenugreek.
Please read the individual benefits of each of these ingredients below.