The importance of gut health.
There are numerous ailments (mild to severe) that are caused by your gut's health (or ill-health).
Prebiotics and Probiotics are important for health and you gut is where they are processed. What are they?
Healthline.com describes them as follows:
Eating balanced amounts of both can help ensure that you have the right balance of these bacteria, which should improve your health.
Bottom Line: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria found in certain foods or supplements. Prebiotics are types of fiber that feed the friendly bacteria in the digestive system.
The interest in natural health, organics and non-processed foods has exploded in the last decade. Plant-based products have become an interesting alternative to include in the diet.
Aloe Barbadensis (The real Aloe Vera) is well known for it's considerable medicinal properties. It is considered to be the most biologically active and positive of the species of which there are over 500. Aloe Barbadensis is the most active of the Aloes that contain those health-giving properties. It is an outstanding source of natural compounds and contains more than 200 different biologically active substances, including vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, amino acids, anthraquinones, saponins, phytosterols and salicylic acids, and much more . (list of active compounds)
Several studies have shown that Aloe Barbadensis and its constituents act as antimicrobial agents. For this reason, as well as for its prebiotic properties, Aloe Vera represents a valuable functional ingredient for the food intake and it's effect on the gut.
Interestingly the food industry is researching value-methods of including it in certain products so as to assist with the processing of food in digestion and prebiotic effect. Prebiotics feed on the Probiotic fibres allowing your gut to create balance and better digestion. Both are prominent in Aloe.
Additionally the gel/juice of the Aloe is an excellent internal body cleanser as well as many other positive health benefits.