The Science of Aloe

Modern scientific investigation confirms ancient historical use

Though most of us have heard of Aloe Vera, many don’t know the health benefits of this remarkable plant. While most people think of it simply as a skin tonic, its benefits extend far beyond that.

Aloe-hero (4-10)A Long History to Healthy Benefits
It’s important to know that aloe has been utilized by cultures throughout the world for thousands of years. Growing in arid regions throughout Africa, India and elsewhere, the aloe plant has been utilized for a wide variety of benefits and is highly esteemed for its health-promoting properties. In fact, historical records show the botanical has been utilized as far back as 3,500 years in Egyptian culture. The Bible tells of using aloe multiple times, and it is found in texts from Alexander the Great, Marco Polo and the ancient Aztecs.

Modern Science Validates Ancient Wisdom
Over the last several decades, the widespread use of Aloe Vera caught the attention of scientists. And the result is an impressive and growing body of research that demonstrates aloe’s impressive health-promoting properties. Literally hundreds of aloe-based studies have documented numerous areas of support provided by Aloe Vera, including:

  • Skin health
  • Digestive/gastrointestinal function
  • Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
  • Maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Inflammatory response
  • Immune function support
  • Oral health

These studies have confirmed what ancient cultures have known for generations – aloe is a powerful, safe and effective health-promoting agent. And the research has also revealed why aloe is so versatile, as it contains several compounds that promote and support health within the body. These compounds include mannans, lignins, and glycosides, just to name a few.

Science Supports Forever Living
Science is at the heart of Forever Living Products. The company employs respected scientists who are world leaders in product development. Not only does modern scientific validation support the impressive historical use of aloe, it has allowed Forever Living to produce the best aloe products available today.

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