Why use Aloe vera?
Why use Aloe vera?
There are over 300 different species of this plant. However, it is the species Aloe Barbadensis Miller that is the most effective for consumption.
Aloe vera is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids and has been renowned for thousands of years across many cultures for its overall health benefits.
Vitamins: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Folic Acid, Niacin
These essential substances are a valuable addition to the other active ingredients of Aloe Vera contributing to well-being and health. Your body needs vitamins to function properly which makes them really important substances.
Vitamin B1 - needed to supply our body with energy & is needed by muscles & nerves
Vitamin B2 - controls biological oxidation process, is needed for detoxification & building
Vitamin B6 - is a coenzyme & is needed for efficient functioning of the nervous system
Vitamin B12 - primary function is in the formation of red blood cells & the maintenance of a healthy nervous system
Folic Acid - used body for cell regeneration
Niacin - assists in the functioning of the digestive system. Important for the conversion of food to energy
Calcium - needed for the growth of bones & teeth. Essential for blood clotting, for the regulation of blood pressure
Potassium - assists in muscle contraction & maintaining fluid in body cells
Magnesium - dampens the irritability of muscles & nerves
Sodium - plays a key role in normal nerve & muscle function
Iron - carries oxygen in the red blood cells to the muscles
Zinc - supports a healthy immune system
Manganese - helps the detoxification of the body
The word ‘Aloe’ comes from the Arabic Alloeh while Vera comes from the Italian word meaning ‘True’, coining this particular species as the true aloe for its array of health benefits. Aloe Vera plants have been found carved on Egyptian walls dating 4000BC.
Aloe vera has been applied to the skin since ancient times as a healing aid for minor cuts, burns and abrasions. More recently, aloe vera juice has become increasingly well known for its benefits as a general tonic, promoting greater health and vitality. Aloe vera juice, taken daily, can assist in soothing intestinal problems as a digestive aid, or can be used just as a general health and well-being drink.
Aloe vera has more recently been discovered as a miraculous ingredient for skincare products due to its soothing, moisturising and astringent properties.
Each of our products contains no less than 20% pure organic aloe vera combined with only the finest active ingredients to create a range of products which is naturally gentle on the skin yet effect.
All aloe vera gel used in our skincare products is extracted from only the highest quality Australia Aloe Barbadensis Miller plants at optimum health to ensure that the product effectively embodies the amazing properties that aloe vera has become renowned for.
Our aloe vera is recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration as an Australian Therapeutic Product.
The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 came into effect on 15 February 1991, to provide a national framework for the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and ensure the quality, safety and performance of medical devices. They also set Regulations and Order requirements for inclusion of therapeutic goods in the ARTG, including advertising, labelling, product appearance and appeal guidelines.
The TGA carries out a range of assessment and monitoring activities to ensure therapeutic goods available in Australia are of an acceptable standard.
Every country world wide has their own governing body that all finished products have to abide by law before selling to consumers. Australia has the highest standard.
The TGA has set the standard and is recognised world wide for their strict policies in medicinal products for consumers.