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The Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera

Odds are, you’ve used aloe vera at some point in time to treat sunburn. But have you ever used it for anything else? If you haven’t, you’re really missing out!

The gel inside the aloe vera plant is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. In fact, it’s used in a variety of Yon-Ka products. Aloe vera can be used topically, and taken as an internal juice to boost overall health. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of aloe vera… 

1. It can help heal burns and sores.

One of the most widely known uses for aloe vera is for treating a sunburn. The gel inside the aloe vera can be applied topically to speed up the healing process of skin ailments such as burns and sores. The cooling sensation that helps to soothe the skin and reduces inflammation. Some studies have even shown it’s an effective treatment for both first and second-degree burns, which is pretty impressive.

2. It may improve skin health and prevent signs of aging.

Aloe vera can aid in boosting overall skin health leaving the skin hydrated, soft and supple. Studies have shown that the compounds found in aloe vera have a positive effect in increasing collagen production and improving skin elasticity over time. Aloe vera has very potent anti-inflammatory properties that provide immediate relief to red, irritated or aggressed skin.

Here are a few Yon-Ka products that contain healing aloe vera:

3. It helps to reduce dental plaque.

One surprising fact about aloe vera is that it can be used to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, as it’s effective in reducing dental plaque. How does it work? Aloe vera can actually kill the bacteria and yeast inside your mouth that causes plaque. If you use 100% aloe vera juice, it’s proven to be just as effective as a regular mouthwash. It can even be used to treat canker sores by accelerating the healing process and reducing the pain they cause.

4. It can detoxify your body.

Due to the amino acids, vitamins, and minerals it contains, aloe vera juice can provide great benefits for your body when you drink it. The aloe vera juice will help to strengthen digestion and can naturally rid your body of any waste. As a result, it can also help those who suffer with IBS by soothing painful symptoms.

5. It’s an easy way to get more vitamins.

Naturally Speed Up Metabolism

As a child, your mom probably told you often that you needed to take your vitamins and minerals. If you’re still slacking off in this department, a little aloe vera can help. Drinking aloe vera juice is a great way to increase your intake of important vitamins and minerals. Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, and folic acid. It’s also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium, and potassium. With good-for-you ingredients like this, who wouldn’t want to give it a try?

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Rachel Moffett
Rachel Moffett

Rachel is the blogger behind the lifestyle site, The Haute Notes. She has been blogging since 2009 and loves to use her passion for writing to share fashion advice, beauty tips, and glittery DIYs. Her site aims to help women live fabulous lives, no matter what their budget may be. When she’s not blogging, you will likely find her reading for her book club or having movie marathons with friends.

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