What does aloe vera do? Enjoy our easy but accurate explanation. Aloe vera is a desert plant. It contains 99.5% water that, without a proper water-tight container, would evaporate in a jiffy. That is why one of the things an aloe vera plant is acutely focussed on, is the preservation of that ‘container’ which in biology terms is called ‘Epithelium‘.
People also have epithelium, so do horses. It is our skin, our hair and our nails. It is also the lining of our digestive tract, the lining of our respiratory tract and the lining or our urogenital tract. That is an enormous area of very differently looking tissue. But anatomically it all is covering epithelial tissue. For horses some epithelium is named differently e.g. coat, mane, tail, hooves.
When you ingest properly-grown (organic is best), properly-processed whole leaf aloe vera (you do not wish to eat aloe vera as a plant because this will give you diarrhoea!) you ingest molecules that focus on the repair and renewal of epithelial tissue. Small wonder what flourishes… skin, hair, nails, digestion and to a lesser degree breathing and bladder.
When an aloe vera plant gets damaged, there’s a breach that needs to be seen to quickly before its water evaporates. When people get skin damage (including sunburn) or a breach along the digestive tract (very inhospitable location), the ingested aloe vera does what this plant is so superbly good at, it swiftly supports the body’s fixing of the breached area. Stopping you from ‘evaporating’ in a way. As well you know, the best and always the safest way to fix anything is from the inside out. So feed your body cleverly to support this to happen better.
There is however a strong caveat to aloe vera! How good and how useful a by-mouth aloe vera food supplement is, depends totally on how it was grown/irrigated, how it was harvested/processed, how it was preserved and what the serving quantity is. ‘How good and how useful’ doesn’t at all depend on aloe vera being a liquid, a gel or a powder although with the latter it is much easier to concentrate. Also a Seal of Approval turns out to have little meaning once you’ve seen comparative laboratory measurements of the same brand. A foreign Institut tests aloe for harmful constituents (broadly useful) but they’re not equipped to measure the quality of the aloe vera, so even their label means much less than people think it does. Smoke and mirrors aplenty.
You see, that is why we like multiple independent laboratory tests and we share these because we think it’s in the public interest. Aloeride is Soil Association Certified Organic, is grown under optimal conditions, is processed in stages to the ultimate extraction, is served without additives in meaningful quantities, and we make the proven best in whole leaf aloe vera barbadensis miller as affordable as we can possibly make it.