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Get a helping hand from nature

In our busy times it can be easy to forget that we need to self-care when caring for others. Ensuring we are taking in the right nutrients is one way we can do that. Mostly our daily diet will have it covered, but when it feels like you could do with something extra, finding additional sources of nutrients can be useful.

Get a helping hand from nature

A useful source of vitamins and minerals – Aloe Vera Gel

We spoke to Katie Stone (Baverstock) who is a part time member of staff at SCFT and passionate about the benefits of Aloe Vera as a representative of Forever Living.

“Aloe Vera Gel contains a large range of vitamins – even trace elements of vitamin B12 which is rarely found in plants. Apart from vitamin A, it contains B-group vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid. Many of these vitamins cannot be stored by the body so we need to constantly top them up from the food that we eat. Drinking something like  Aloe Vera Gel can be one way to benefit from the goodness this plant contains.”

“Some of the minerals found in Aloe Vera include calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, chromium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc. This is because the plant tends to grow in areas where soils are rich in these minerals and its roots are able to absorb them and deliver them to us in a very available form.”

The benefits of Aloe Vera Gel

“Aloe Vera Gel’s ingredients include 19 of the 20 amino acids needed by the human body, and seven of the eight essential ones that just cannot be made, the body is able to get enough to allow complex enzyme systems to work really well, helping the body to function at 100%. It can support a feeling of well-being which tends to go with an improved ability to withstand stresses and strains that life can bring.”

Want to know more?

The International Aloe Science Council has certified the first product of Aloe Vera Gel by  Forever Living who specialize in Aloe Vera products, set up in 1978 they now operate globally. As well as the Gel they have health and beauty products such as skin care and shampoos.

Check what they offer on their website  www.foreverliving.com.

Contact Katie Stone (Baverstock) on katiebav@hotmail.com she can answer any questions you may have.