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Lauralyme
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Just want to spread the word about the surprising benefits I have experienced since I started drinking aloe vera juice.

I intially started drinking it because I want to heal my stomach when I noticed a wrinkle on my face has disappeared! There has also been a dramatic change with my hair.

I can see alot of brand new growth at the hairline. As well, when I run my fingers through my hair it is WAY thicker.

Found this article

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20548848

I am so pleased with this inexpensive supplement!

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cool! thanks for the info!

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Love using it, even though it tastes awful. I fell off the wagon, thanks for the reminder to get back on!
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Thanks for posting this. Been meaning to post the benefits of both the Gel and Juice. I think the Gel might be more soothing for inflammation and help in healing thos with gastroopresis.

I had forgoten about the fantastic healing properties of this plant. I once healed 3rd degree burns on my fingers with it, and have absolutely no scarring left.

Gael

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Love aloe vera juice!! It has helped me so much with my stomach.
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when i buy the leaves and scoop it out it tastes like nothing. But when I buy the stuff in a bottle from a health store it's one of the strongest tastes ever. It's tough to drink. Just spoonful in water is like ehhhhhhhhhhhh.....
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Be forewarned...those with gastrointestinal inflammation or methylation defects should proceed with caution with aloe vera. Make sure to get the filtered type because otherwise the sulfur compounds in the aloe will cause trouble...

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Marnie
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Why not grow the plant (if able)? Then pick off a stalk and apply the clear gel to your skin (we DO absorb things thru our skin).Your skin may feel a little sticky for awhile.

Yea...lots of good stuff in aloe!

Aloe vera is a rich source of over

two hundred

naturally-occurring nutritional substances.

The Aloe barbadensis plant (more commonly called Aloe vera) is a virtual gold mine of phytonutrients.

I have 2 aloe plants on the side of my house. Mine produce a pretty purple flower.

I have them because we live in Florida and they are GREAT for sunburns! It WORKS.

Taken in large amounts (orally) may be toxic!!

The nectar from Aloe flowers is a favorite food for hummingbirds!

Aloe Vera Flower
Meaning: Grief.
The name was derived from the Arabic alloeh meaning 'bitter' because of the bitter liquid found in the leaves.

It is also known as 'lily of the desert', the 'plant of immortality', and the 'medicine plant'.

Aloe vera leaves contain phytochemicals under study for possible bioactivity, such as acetylated ***mannans***, polymannans, anthraquinone C-glycosides, anthrones and ***anthraquinones***, and various ***lectins***

Hold the phonelectinsmannans?!!!

Mannan is a plant polysaccharide that is a polymer of the sugar mannose.

Detection of mannan leads to lysis in the mannan-binding lectin pathway.

It is generally found in yeast, bacteria and plants.

Oopsthat is P8mannose binding lectin INHIBITOR...the one protein (besides SALP15) that Bb's OspC picks up in the tick saliva...which maybe a protein WE have too.


But that said, do we not give Ritalin (stimulant) for hyperactive kids?

A large industrial application of anthraquinones is for the production of hydrogen peroxide.

***Derivatives of***

9,10-anthraquinone include many important drugs (collectively called anthracenediones). They include

Laxatives such as dantron, emodin, and aloe emodin, and some of the senna glycosides

Antimalarials such as rufigallol

Antineoplastics used in the treatment of cancer, such as mitoxantrone, pixantrone, and the anthracyclines

There is preliminary evidence that A. vera extracts may be useful in the treatment of
diabetes and elevated blood lipids in humans.

These positive effects are thought to be due to the presence of compounds such as mannans, anthraquinones and lectins

Internal intake of aloe vera has been linked in preliminary research with improved blood glucose levels in diabetics, although it has been suggested by the NTP that aloe may lower blood glucose levels.

It has also been linked with lower blood lipids in hyperlipidaemic patients, but also with acute hepatitis (liver disease).

In other diseases, preliminary studies have suggested oral aloe vera gel may reduce symptoms and inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis.

Abdominal cramps and diarrhea have been reported with oral use of aloe vera. Diarrhea, caused by the laxative effect of oral aloe vera, can decrease the absorption of many drugs.

Compounds extracted from aloe vera have been used as an immunostimulant that aids in fighting cancers in cats and dogs; however, this treatment has not been scientifically tested in humams.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloe_vera#cite_note-Expert_Panel-43

It looks to have many of the same effects as berberine, but berberine looks to be less toxic and may have more benefits.

Science and safety:

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/aloevera

CURIOUS - sodium:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22754258

Start scrolling down here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=aloe%20vera

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My mom has aloe vera plants. Maybe I'll get one from her and put the gel on my face at night for these darn lyme wrinkles.

I have the juice and it does take awhile to get used to the bitter taste. I need to start drinking it again to help my gut. Thanks for the reminder!

Plus, I'm losing hair. Back to drinking the juice for me!

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I mix mine with pomegranite juice which is antiparasitic. You can put the juice in one of your favorite juces.

Gael

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Where do you get your pomegranite juice Gael?
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what kind of aloe vera juice/gel do u drink? any specific brands u recommend, and does it help with inflammation?

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I buy my Pomegranite juice at Whole foods or Super Fresh. The brand of Aloe Juice/Gel I buy is Lillie of The Desert.

It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic. Google Aloe Vera juice health benefits.

Gael

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I also buy Lily of the Desert
Really cheap on iherb

Amazing stuff....I can't get over how thick my hair is now.

I also feel fuller when eating meals now and eating less, which makes me think it is healing my stomach.

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I buy my aloe vera juice at Trader Joe's. It's called Aloe Botanicals.
Gael, I knew it helped my digestion but I didn't realize all of the other benefits - even anti-parasitic:) It's great when there's something natural that has such power toward helping us. These abx have so many side effects:(

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"It's great when there's something natural that has such power toward helping us. These abx have so many side effects:( "

I completely agree.

Finding a safe, effective, affordable cure is so important!

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Razzle, thank you for telling us about the sulfur compounds (MTHFR).

Marnie, does this mean it can cause yeast: "Mannan is a plant polysaccharide that is a polymer of the sugar mannose.

Detection of mannan leads to lysis in the mannan-binding lectin pathway.

It is generally found in yeast, bacteria and plants."

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I can't drink it due to the citric acid in it. Some have lemon instead.. same difference to my stomach! Can't fool it!!

I use Nature's Herbs aloe vera GEL CAPS. Vitacost.

We had aloe vera plants when I was a kid. It's great for burns. Sticky stuff though!!

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Reducing MMP1 (which breaks down collagen) is a good thing, but it is not the only MMP that is upregulated in lyme.

There are a few warnings that have me concerned with Aloe vera juice/extract:

Definitions first:

AvE = aloe vera extract

Hyponatremia = blood level of sodium is too low,

hypernatremia = blood level of sodium is too high


"It is thus concluded that AvE impairs renal handling of electrolytes

with consequent

hyponatremia and

***hypercreatinemia.***

However, this might be of therapeutic value in conditions associated with hypernatremia.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22754258 2012

"Urinary bladder rupture associated with severe hypercreatinemia is a rare clinical presentation."

"The inevitability of renal function loss in patients with hypercreatinemia."

"Risk factors for hypercreatinemia in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus."

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my friend, ann, tried it. she said it made things much much worse.

she probably needed the gel caps or something too. she likes those acai drinks.

personally, i think they have too much sugar.

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