Aloe vera juice, an ally of cholesterol?
There are numerous headlines that label Aloe vera as the “miracle or prodigious plant”, among other supernatural adjectives. However, at Atlantia we prefer to disclose information supported by previous and current studies.
Such is the case of the study published in a Mexican chemical engineering magazine: Aloe vera gel: structure, chemical composition, processing, biological activity and importance in the pharmaceutical and food industries, Mexico April 2012.
In this respect, we can say that there is some evidence that contribute to Aloe vera, an important role in lowering levels of LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) and TG (Triacilglycerides) cholesterol, as it significantly increases the so-called “good cholesterol” or HDL (High Density Lipoprotein). This is mainly due to substances that Aloe vera contains such as amino acids, acemannan, vitamins…
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is an important fat for the body, since it’s in each and every dormant cell in our body. This fatty substance is made by the liver and used by our cellular system for the construction of membranes and hormone production.
However, having certain high levels of LDL cholesterol is associated with cardiovascular problems, because if there’s an excess of this fat in our blood, it accumulates in the artery walls forming a plaque that gradually begins to narrow (atherosclerosis). The cholesterol known as HDL, has a counteraction, i.e. acts as a purifier, cleaning out the vessel walls.Aloe gel, administered orally, reduced harmful cholesterol by 61 % in monkeys Click To Tweet
The researchers, Dixit, V.P. and Suresh Joshi (Effect of Aloe Barbadensis and Colfibrate on Serum Lipids in Hyperlipidemia in Presbytis Monkeys, 1983), conducted a study on monkeys where they observed that aloe vera gel, administered orally, reduced harmful cholesterol by 61%, simultaneously increasing the “good cholesterol”.
One of the key findings of the analysis was the fact that there is no single component in Aloe vera that acts in this phenomenon, but rather a collective effect of all substances that are part of its complex chemical composition.
BIALOE, Aloe Vera Juice for Drinking
At Atlantia we have a product made from Aloe vera, eco cultivated in the Canary Islands, and prepared for daily intake: BIALOE. With natural aroma, this Aloe vera juice contains a wide variety of amino acids, vitamins and high amounts of acemannan, which are complementary to our diet as well as balancing the cholesterol levels in our body.
As method of use, we recommend taking 20 ml in the morning (before breakfast) mixed with a glass of water or juice. Once opened, you must keep refrigerated until the expiration date shown on the container itself.