Definitive Newbie Guide to Aloe Vera Detox

The medicinal properties of Aloe Vera date back as far as 6000 years ago. Eczema, sunburn, acne – name it. All these are conditions that can be addressed by the aloe. But did you know that this same plant can also be used to detox?

That’s right. An Aloe Vera detox is a perfect solution to the harmful thingies roaming in your body system. You can say there aren’t limits to what the aloe can do.

Wish to know more about this important process – detoxification – and the specific role played by Aloe Vera? You’ll have more than enough answers once you’re through with this post.

Let’s get it!

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Detoxification – What it is?

Simply put, detoxification is the process by which you rid the body system of harmful substances – toxins if you like. Usually, the liver is the body organ that takes care of the process, either by way of neutralizing or ejecting the unwanted materials altogether.

But this is not always the case. Despite the fact of the liver being upbeat and executing its mandate, the efforts might fall short of eliminating the accumulating toxins. And that’s when you’ll have to enlist another way of staying safe from metabolic poisons.

But how do you know it’s time to go this route? Well, it’s not like the liver will send an alert that it’s experiencing problems, at least not directly.

When the body is overwhelmed with cleansing itself, toxins are going to accumulate, which is not always bad as long as they don’t go over a certain threshold. They can stay in the body for long without causing any deviations to your wellbeing.

But you’ll know it as soon as the body can’t take any more of them. And that’s the time to act.

When to Detox

The following signs are an indication of too much toxin accumulation:

1. Bad odor

Not just bad odor, your breath also.

A persistent bad smell on your part is a sure indication of too much dirt inside of you, and your body is working overtime to remove it. You’ll have to step in since the body hasn’t had much success.

2. Reversed body rhythm

What do you know about alertness in relation to the time of the day?

It’s a general rule – morning hours are periods of high alert, and we have a better chance at plowing through most tasks with ease. But with an increased toxin load, the reverse is true.

You’ll find yourself being generally less alert in the morning. The situation improves as time goes by through to the evening. In such a case, sleep becomes almost non-existent.

The solution is not sleeping pills. It’s time to flash out some spoilt goods.

3. Digestive problems

A couple of things can manifest here:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloat
  • Gas

The absence of a bowel movement means that the toxins that would have otherwise been eliminated, join your circulatory system — bad news.

Better add a few anti-oxidants to your diet – beans, tea, fish, etc. and lots of water.

4. Brain fog

It’s normal, for a more significant part, to forget that ‘important’ concept you learned in 5th grade. But drawing a blank so often is not.

Couple that with the inability to focus for considerable stretches (for no reason), and you have a huge toxins problem. The (toxins) impair oxidation of the brain, which leads to an inability to think stuff through clearly – AKA fog.

5. Constant exhaustion

Call it adrenal fatigue in fancy terms. Usually, enough hours of sleep per day are enough to wash off any exhaustion of the day.

Are you getting this dose of sleep, yet you still feel groggy? If yes, then that’s a problem – a toxic one. And taking a nap in the middle of the day (can you?) is not the solution. It’s time to flush your pipes.

6. Headaches out of the blue

Headaches are usually attributable to something – like an alcohol fest the previous day. But feeling like your head is going to burst the next few seconds for no reason?

Better start looking at what you’re consuming. Good deals of toxins – found in your food – can induce headaches.

7. Weight gain

Packing on a few pounds is not always an indication of toxicity. Considering the conditions of the gain is what will clear stuff up.

If you’re looking and doing every right thing to lose weight, an opposite outcome could mean you’re in the red with the number of toxic substances coursing through you. Why so?

The substances are kept in body fat. So as they keep building up, the body keeps on synthesizing more fat cells to store them. As you can guess, the reading on the scales can only go higher.

8. Skin problems

Toxins that can’t be eliminated from the body via other organs are flushed out through the skin. But then the whole process doesn’t go smoothly.

The skin reacts with the toxins leading to a host of skin conditions such as eczema, acne, rashes, etc.

Detoxification is a must if you see any of these signs. And as already mentioned, an Aloe Vera detox can do the job quite well.

Be sure to read up on all the benefits that Aloe Vera could bring. Check out “How the Aloe Vera Succulent can Help with Eczema” for more on benefits.

Definitive Guide to Aloe Vera Detox
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Aloe Vera Detox

Why Aloe Vera?

The Aloe vera has been proven to contain a host of components, all of which play a role in the detoxification process.

But perhaps its alkaline nature makes it even more ideal to be used as a detox. The Aloe vera neutralizes the acidity in which the toxins thrive best, technically hindering their survival. All these components are just as important, though.

The components of Aloe Vera:

1. Enzymes

The most useful Aloe vera components include lipase, amylase, and Bradykinase. The first two help in the digestion of sugars and fats while Bradykinase alleviates inflammation.

2. Vitamins

Aloe Vera is rife with vitamins. The vitamins A, C, and E help in anti-oxidation. On the other hand, the B group vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, and B9) combined with choline play a role in amino acid metabolism.

Also, vitamin B12 is present, which helps in the synthesis of red blood cells.

Check out our article on “How to Grow Aloe Vera” to see how you can grow this amazing Aloe vera plant.

3. Amino acids

Salicylic acid, for instance, is both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.

4. Minerals

There are nearly 20 minerals available in Aloe Vera. They are essential in the optimal functioning of enzyme metabolic pathways. Select essential ones like zinc act as anti-oxidants.

5. Polysaccharides

The Aloe vera plant has approximately 200 Aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides (AMP). These complex sugars are anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. They promote healing.

They also provide a significant boost to the body’s immune system.

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Definitive Guide to Aloe Vera Detox
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How to Use an Aloe Vera Detox

Aloe Vera can be used in combination with other equally essential ingredients in detoxification. They include mango, orange juice, water, and honey.

Common aloe vera combinations in detox

1. Mango and aloe vera

The key component of concern here is the fiber in the mango pulp. It is an essential addition to alleviating constipation.

2. Aloe vera, water, and honey

Honey is both a prebiotic and anti-inflammatory. Perfectly complements the various properties of aloe components.

3. Orange juice and aloe vera

Just as with the mango above, orange juice contains fiber, which ensures smooth digestion.

Alternatively, you can use Aloe Vera without necessarily adding it to anything. Just purchase the Aloe extract from a trusted dealer and start over your detox with small doses. Typically, small here means 25ml once to twice daily.

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Last update on 2020-03-19 / Amazon

Definitive Guide to Aloe Vera Detox
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Even though Aloe Vera is quite an asset in detoxification, there are a few warning signs about it to heed:

Pregnant women should avoid any Aloe Vera products. The Aloe vera plant contains compounds able to trigger uterine contractions.

Also, do not use the raw Aloe Vera gel. In this state, it contains a compound called aloin, which is bad news in so many ways. Ingestion of this chemical has been found to cause hypoproteinemia (low protein in the blood) and low red blood cell count.

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  • Hi, in the article you said don’t use the raw aloe Vera gel, so do you prepare it for use, do you have to cook it, do you have any articles on preparing aloe Vera for consumption? Thanks

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