Essential Amino Acids
One of the many components of Aloe Vera.

It is quite remarkable how many components of aloe there are and, of course, the goodness contained within.

Amino Acids

Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein which manufacture and repair muscle tissue. The human body requires: -
  • 8 essential amino acids of which aloe provides 7.
  • 20 required amino acids of which aloe provides 19.


  • Calcium
    Essential for proper bone and teeth density
  • Chromium
    Necessary for the proper function of insulin, which in turn controls the sugar levels in the blood
  • Copper
    Enables iron to work as oxygen carriers in the red blood cells
  • Iron
    Controls the transportation of oxygen around the body via the red blood cells
  • Magnesium
    Used by nerves and muscle membranes to help conduct electrical impulses
  • Manganese
    A component of enzymes necessary for the activation of other enzymes
  • Potassium
    Regulates the acidic or alkaline levels of body fluid
  • Sodium
    Ensures that the body fluids do not become too acidic or too alkaline
  • Zinc
    Contributes to the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats


  • A, C & E
    Crucial antioxidants that combat dangerous free radicals in the body
  • B & Choline
    Concerned with the production of energy, amino acid metabolism and developing muscle mass
  • B12
    The b12 vitamin is responsible for the production of red blood cells
  • Folic Acid
    Helps develop new blood cells


Enzymes help to break down food and assist in digestion. Some enzymes help break down fats while others break down starches and sugars.
Some of the most important enzymes in Aloe Vera are:
  • Peroxidase
  • Aliiase
  • Catalase
  • Lipase
  • Cellulase
  • Carboxypeptidase
  • Amylase
  • Alkaline Phosphatse


Aloe Vera contains monosaccharides, such as glucose and fructose, and polysaccharides.

Polysaccharides are the most important types of sugars.

They aid in proper digestion, maintaining and/or reducing cholesterol levels, improve liver functions and promote the strengthening of bones.


Sterols are important anti-inflammatory agents. Ones found in Aloe Vera are: -
  • Cholesterol
  • Sitosterol
  • Campoesterol
  • Lupeol
These sterols contain antiseptic and analgesic properties and also have pain killing properties similar to aspirin.


There are 12 contained in the sap of Aloe Vera: -
  1. Aloin
  2. Isobarbaloin
  3. Anthracene
  4. Emodin
  5. Ester of Cinnamonic acid
  6. Hrysophanic acid
  7. Barbaloin
  8. Anthranol
  9. Aloetic acid
  10. Aloe Emodin
  11. Ethereal oil
  12. Resistannol
These act as natural laxatives, painkillers and analgesics, and they contain powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and virucidal properties.


This cellulose substance is found in the gel has the property of penetrating the human skin.


Contain antiseptic properties.

Can you see how the components of aloe can play a significant part in your health.

Basically, Aloe Vera has the ability to provide essential nutrients, kill bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts and reduce inflammation.

Tissues that die and are renewed rapidly such as the lining of the gut(which renews itself about every four days) and the skin(every 21 to 28 days or so), need a rich and ready supply of building materials to produce and maintain healthy, efficient cells.

Please note.
A proper diet supplemented with Aloe Vera is an effective way to get these essential nutrients.

A daily intake of an aloe vera drink can easily help you achieve this and be most beneficial over a period of time.

I can highly recommend drinking Aloe, it certainly makes me feel more 'alive'.

The components of aloe are far reaching, they cover all parts of the body, inside and out.

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The benefits of Aloe Vera have long been known throughout history, but it is only in recent years that studies have scientifically proven many of the benefits.

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