Aloe vera is famous for soothing painful sunburns, but did you know its uses goes beyond that? Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, aloe vera is perfect for both topical use and ingestion. Here at Bell Chem, we keep it stocked for our customers in the health, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care, food and beverage, and nutritional industries. Below are just of a few reasons why we love aloe vera.
The thick, viscous gel inside the aloe vera leaves contains bioactive antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Because of this, it can kill many strains of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and it can even help heal bruises and cuts.
Topical application can appease sunburns as well as most first and second-degree burns. Several studies have proven it reduces healing time, cutting a normal healing rate by nine days. Since 1959, the FDA has approved aloe vera treatment in ointment form as an over-the-counter burn remedy.
Ingesting aloe vera benefits the digestive system. Aloe vera juice can be used as a dental rinse since the bioactive components attack oral bacteria and yeasts, thus reducing plaque buildup. Tooth decay, gum disease, mouth ulcers, and canker sores can all be treated, and it reduces pain as well.
Aloe vera stimulates collagen production in the dermis below the skin’s surface. With age, the human body lessens collagen production, which appears as wrinkles on the epidermis. By stimulating collagen growth, aloe vera slows signs of aging.
Because water is almost entirely removed from waste in the colon, it is a prime site for constipation. Aloe vera’s latex – the residue located beneath the outer covering of the leaf – eases constipation with its laxative effects.
Bell Chem is a beauty care chemical supplier based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando) with hundreds of products, including aloe vera, stocked in our 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly representatives and accounting staff handle all your needs by calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or send us a message online.