I am a firm believer in the fact that prevention is better than cure, and I have created this site to share the natural health supplements which have worked for me over the years in maintaining good health. Aloe Vera is definitely one of those natural herbal supplements that work.
One of the companies whose products I use consistently is Natures Sunshine; and the product I shall discuss today is the Aloe Vera Whole Leaf drink.
I began using Natures Sunshine’s aloe vera whole leaf while I was still in my thirties. I’m now in my sixties, and I still use it even though it is for different reasons.
Origins of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is derived from a succulent plant, which thrives in warm, dry climate, similar to its native land of northern Africa. Its leaves are thick and fleshy and green to grey-green. A fully-grown plant is only 60 to 90 centimeters high, and weighs 1.5 to 2 kilograms. Its original name is Aloe Barbadensis, and it has been called a “miracle plant” or “natural healer.” The lower leaf of the plant is sliced open and the gel it produces is used for medicinal purposes both internally and externally.
Experts say that the inner gel of the aloe vera plant contains 8 essential amino acids that the human body needs but cannot manufacture, and that makes it very beneficial to us. Here are some of the ways aloe vera has been used worldwide:
- for kidney infections in the Phillipines
- for ulcerative colitis in England (Royal
- as an ingredient in yogurt in Japan
- for irritable bowel syndrome (according to the Neath, Morristar & Singleton hospital in Swansea)
Studies regarding the aloe vera plant and its many uses date back over 4000 years and these studies can easily be researched for your information and education. Over the years, however, manufacturers have taken the bitter plant and extracted its main ingredients and made it into forms which are more palatable for everyday use.
Natures Sunshine Products
Since 1972 Natures Sunshine Products has been manufacturing and producing the highest quality nutritional supplements in the industry, including Aloe Vera Whole Leaf. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and stands behind its products.
My Experience with Aloe Vera Whole Leaf
As I said earlier, I have personally consumed aloe vera whole leaf for many years. This has been because I have found it very beneficial in several ways, the number one being – assisting with my digestion. Because liquids absorb into the body at a faster rate than tablets, NSP’s Aloe Vera Whole Leaf controls any acidity in my stomach which may have come from the food, and in addition, its fiber content helps in eliminating the waste.
In recent times (as I grew older) I have used it to combat high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. If the doctor tells me the numbers are up, I immediately get back to taking my aloe vera and upon my follow up visit, guess what?– my numbers have gone down. It removes from the blood what should not be there and, because it also contains calcium, zinc, magnesium, vitamins A, E and C, it enriches the blood with what it needs.
I will let the product speak for itself. You can try it for yourself to see what benefits you receive. This blog is for educational purposes and merely states what I have experienced. However, I recommend Aloe Vera Whole Leaf as an addition to your dietary supplements.
To order, simple click on the bottle of Aloe Vera and it will take you to my page at Natures Sunshine Products where you can type in “aloe vera whole leaf” in the search box. One last thing, if you decide to purchase from my site, (and I hope you will) you become a member of Natures Sunshine for spending $40. This is the normal membership fee which allows you to shop at discount prices going forward. It beats retail any day.
Thanks for the opportunity to share with you. If you have further questions or comments, or if you would like to share your experiences from using natural health supplements, please feel free to leave a comment in the box below.
Have a Healthy Life!