Aloe Vera is one of the most impressive medicinal herbs available and is an amazing plant juice offering many health benefits for your horse including:
- Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients
- Helps prevent ulcers and other digestive disorders
- Maintains the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract
- Protects the body from oxidative stress
- Eases inflammation
- Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion
- Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance
- Boosts the oxygenation of blood
- Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics
- Functions as natures own “sports drink” for electrolyte balance
Aloe Vera Juice can benefit all horses with its remarkable qualities. Also ideal to use as a tonic for run down, recovering, lethargic or retired older horses.
Quality and purity is vital when buying aloe vera juice, organic is an absolute must, and unpasteurized is also important to ensure enzymatic integrity. Falcon Aloe Juice contains 100% pure, highest-grade, Certified organic inner leaf Aloe Vera, with less than 1% food grade preservatives.
Aloe Vera could be considered a super food, the leaf is filled with a gel containing at least 200 active compounds including amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sterols, salicylic acid and polysaccharides. These compounds have tremendous potential for health benefits internally and externally.
The inner leaf gel is where the endless list of properties is stored! Below are listed the nutrients that are vital for general well being and for the body to work smoothly on a daily basis.
Amino acids: Aloe vera is high in amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which aid growth, repair and brain function. Each amino acid has a specific role to play within the body. There are about 22 amino acids that are necessary for the body and it is said that 8 of these are essential. Estimates of the amino acids found in aloe range from 18-20 amino acids, with all 8 essential amino acids.
Vitamins: vitamins are another vital requirement of the body to run efficiently. Aloe Vera contains many vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6 and B12. Aloe Vera is one of the few plants that contain vitamin B12.
Minerals: most of us are aware of the importance of minerals, which are vital for the body to run efficiently. Some of the 20 minerals found in Aloe vera include: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese.
Enzymes: enzymes act as biochemical catalysts that break down the proteins we eat into amino acids. The enzymes turn the food we eat into fuel for every cell in our body, enabling the cells to function and work efficiently. “The main enzymes found in Aloe vera include Amylase (breaks down sugars and starches), Bradykinase (stimulates immune system, analgesic, anti-inflammatory), Catalase (prevents accumulation of water in the body), Cellulase (aids digestion – cellulose), Lipase (aids digestion – fats), Oxidase, Alkaline Phosphatase, Proteolytiase (hydrolyses proteins into their constituent elements), Creatine Phosphokinase (aids metabolism), and Carboxypeptidase.
Plant sterols: the plant sterols or phyto-steroids in Aloe vera include Cholesterol, Campesterol, Lupeol, and B-Sitosterol. The plant steroids have fatty acids in them that have antiseptic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Salicylic acid: Aloe vera contains salicylic acid which is an aspirin-like compound with anti -inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-bacterial properties.
Polysaccharides: the polysaccharides are the more complex long-chain sugars involving glucose and mannose or the gluco-mannans. These sugars are ingested whole from the stomach. Once in the blood stream, they exert their healing and immuno-regulating effect.
One polysaccharide, acemannan, is known for its ability to restore and boost the immune system. Acemannan produces immune agents such as interferon and interleukin which help to destroy viruses, bacteria, and tumor cells. Acemannan improves cellular metabolism by normalizing cellular function and regulating the flow of nutrients and wastes in and out of the cells.