Aloe vera has long been praised for its unique soothing and healing abilities. But did you know it can also enhance your immune system?
Today we are delving into the immune-enhancing properties of aloe vera and how it works to help our body fight viruses.
What is aloe vera?
The aloe vera plant comes from the succulent species of plants and is grown organically in mineral-rich soil. It is a potent medicinal plant with an extensive nutritional profile and long history of treating sores and burns when applied topically. Not only does it help with cell regeneration and healing, it also helps to increase our immune health.
How to take aloe vera?
You can apply aloe vera directly to the skin, taken as a juice, or as a purified natural extract.
For immune-boosting purposes, it would be best to take aloe as a purified extract. This is because topical aloe will not have the same effects and some people may experience digestive side effects from drinking daily aloe juice.
How Aloe Vera enhances the immune system
Taking aloe vera can help to increase immunity in several ways:
Enriched with antioxidants
According to research, antioxidants exhibit a protective role against bacterial and viral infections. Aloe may also increase resistance to infectious pathogens.
Contains vitamin A (beta-carotene)
Not only does vitamin A play an important role in immune system development, it also helps to regulate immune responses. Furthermore, vitamin A helps to reduce inflammation in the cells and has shown therapeutic effects in the treatment of infectious diseases.
Many of our immune cells are actually located in our gut. Aloe vera helps to assist the mobility of the intestines to keep and digestion running smoothly. This means better release of any toxins and less work for your immune cells to contend with.
Contains vital enzymes
Another way that aloe helps the immune system through the gut is by helping to break down sugar and fats. This assists the good bacteria in our gut and helps to inhibit the bad bacteria, keeping immune cells healthy. Aloe also contains the enzyme, Lupeol, which has been shown to inhibit viral, bacterial, and fungal infections.
Promotes cytokines and nitric oxides
Aloe vera causes our cells to produce cytokines and nitric oxides which reduce inflammation and have been shown to stimulate the immune system with antiviral properties. Nitric oxides also play an important role as in cellular messaging, which is crucial for healing and immune response.
The healing and immune-boosting properties of aloe vera can be combined with natural supplements for added benefits.
Its nutritional profile works powerfully when combined with oleuropein, an organic compound found in olive leaves.
Together they work as nature’s best anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.
Here are some of the main immune-enhancing properties of aloe vera combined with olive leaf extract:
- Promotes immunity to fight infectious microbes and toxins
- Get high-quality nutrients derived from the patented extraction process of d-Lenolate® olive leaf extract mixed with organic Aloe.
- Helps to strengthen a weakened immune system.
- Assists with digestive balance
As you can see, aloe vera has many properties that enhance our immune system. When combined with oleuropein from olive leaf extract, it gives that extra barrier of protection against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
This means that should any pathogens find themselves entering your body, your immune system will be better equipped to fight them off. This speeds up recovery time with quicker, milder symptoms.
D-Lenolate® Olive Leaf Extract with Aloe Vera is an all-natural supplement that combines the health-promoting benefits of both the olive leaf and Aloe Vera. The active properties of Aloe Vera plant are stabilized by cold process, saving all the natural components found in fresh aloe, so you receive its full benefits.
If you’re feeling under the weather or want to avoid those seasonal viruses, this aloe and oleuropein combo may well become your new favorite supplement.