Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that belongs to the lily family (Liliaceae) along with garlic and onions. Aloe Vera is used for various healing purposes both internally and externally. Aloe Vera contains over 200 active ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides, and fatty acids – no wonder it is used for a wide range of ailments. Aloe Vera stem is a jelly-like texture that is approximately 99% water. Man has been using aloe vera for therapeutic purposes for over 5000 years. The list of healing effects of this miraculous plant is endless. Vitamins and minerals Aloe Vera contains vitamins C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6. In addition, the plant is one of the rare plant sources of vitamin B12, which is especially true for vegetarians. Some of the minerals in Aloe Vera are calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese. Amino and fatty acids Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are 22 amino acids that the body needs. It is believed that 8 of them are vital. Aloe Vera contains 18-20 amino acids, including 8 essential ones. Adaptogen An adaptogen is something that enhances the body’s natural ability to adapt to external changes and resist disease. Aloe, as an adaptogen, balances the body’s systems, stimulating its protective and adaptive mechanisms. This allows the body to better cope with stress. A detoxifier Aloe Vera is based on gelatin, just like seaweed or chia. The importance of consuming gelatin products is that this gel, passing through the intestines, absorbs toxins and removes them through the colon.