Aloe Vera – more than just a gut supplement

Aloe Vera – more than just a gut supplement

Aloe Vera is renowned for its natural ability to help support digestive function and has been traditionally used for more than 6000 years as a healing agent. Alexander the Great was thought to capture an entire island to use Aloe Vera for his wounded army. The Aloe plant was also believed to be used as a parting gift to Egyptian pharaohs as they passed over as it was deemed to be the plant of immortality.


The normal everyday use of the Aloe vera plant ( Aloe Barbadensis ) is to support healthy digestion and to help soothe and settle any stomach upset. Aloe is also used topically as a gel for skin recovery. Being an ideal sunburn remedy, helping moisturise, supports collagen production and healthy skin while gently assisting recovery. Some of the lesser known properties of Aloe Vera are its unique ability to support our immune health.


The unique immune health properties of Aloe Vera are largely due to its polysaccharide content. One of its main polysaccharides is acemannan. The active ingredient acemannan helps to give aloe vera its numerous health benefits and immune-supporting action.

A well-known active constituent in plants, polysaccharides are often found as a standout ingredient amongst immune-supporting herbs or plants. Like echinacea, a well-known powerful immune herb that also contains polysaccharides as its key active constituent helping lend to its strong immune supporting effect.


The inner leaf of the aloe vera plant naturally contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, C, E, B1, B3, folic acid, calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium and chromium. Aloe vera is its own rich superfood of nutrients for everyday health. The Aloe plant is a potent antioxidant. Helping against free radical cell damage and acting as super antioxidant protection for wellness.


Aloe has a remarkable natural ability for soothing, from upset skin to unsettled digestion it helps bring comfort to the body. For anyone that has used Aloe, it often remains as part of the medicine cupboard or as everyday supplement support. Its profound ability to also help support general immunity is one of its fewer known benefits. Aloe vera and its powerful antioxidant action also helps support a healthy immune response by acting on supporting normal cell health, it encourages healthy cell function in the body, including our immune cells.


Aloe is widely used today as much as it may have been years ago. Retaining its popularity for thousands of years. Helping as a super digestive tonic, supporting healthy skin and recovery. See our phytonutrient rich recipe for a refreshing greens aloe face mask.

Aloe can help support much more, from healthy blood sugar balance, skin issues to bowel health. The aloe plant can be used to support our everyday health alongside helping optimal digestive function. It is common for our gut and immune health to be linked.

Our gut and digestive health are closely connected. Up to 80 percent of our immune cells are located within gut. Making a healthy gut a vital part of our everyday immunity and wellness.

Lifestream Biogenic Aloe Vera is organically grown, GE free, hand harvested at the peak of its potency and is certified by the International Aloe Science Council. Lifestream Aloe Vera is made with the unique patented NaturLOCK system. This specialised process ensures that high levels of active constituents and nutrients are in the finished product, as similar to the freshly picked inner leaf as possible. The way nature intended.