Aloe Vera Comfort
Digestive complaints are the body’s way of communicating, through the language of symptoms, that something is wrong. These symptoms may occur due to inflamed mucosal linings of the gastric tract coming into contact with irritants such as stomach acid, spicy foods, alcohol and side-effects of some medicines, or symptoms may be associated with maldigestion, the inability to digest food. Healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients is dependent upon the secretion of gastric juices which contain hydrochloric acid that not only breaks food down but also destroys pathogens that might be present in or on food. From the age of 50, we tend to produce less stomach acid and this decline continues with age. Digestive enzymes are often in short supply, made worse by destroying the natural enzymes in raw food by cooking or heating food.
While antacids may give short-term relief from symptoms, their long term effects of disrupting the digestive process can be detrimental as seen in emerging conditions such as allergies, asthma and auto-immune disorders.
The soothing barrier effect from the mucilaginous gel in Aloe Vera Comfort not only helps to relieve these symptoms without interfering with acid production, but also, by communicating messages to cells, helps calm the inflammatory processes created by these symptoms.
Symptoms of heartburn, indigestion, bloating and flatulence may also be due to low stomach acid. In this instance, food sits in the stomach for too long, leading to feelings of fullness. Meanwhile the small intestine receives bile waiting to neutralize the acid ’soup’ coming from the stomach. Bile is both extremely alkalizing and caustic at the same time. The bile creates a spasm just below the stomach that causes the bile to shoot up into the stomach, giving the first symptom of discomfort. The main symptom of indigestion occurs as the stomach then attempts to douse the bile with a second production of acid from depleted cells.
How does Aloe Vera help during Stress?
Stress is the experience of any perceived threat (real or imagined) to one’s mental, physical or spiritual well-being. The ‘Stressed-on/fight-or-flight’ predictable, physiological hormonal response, irrespective of the nature or cause of the stress, stimulates the body to produce energy, concentration or agility to be able to flee from immediate danger. Problems begin when a stress response overreacts or continues unabated even when it’s no longer needed as is often the case with emotions such as fear, or anger, or if it isn’t balanced or supported on a day-to-day basis. Cortisol slows down some processes like the digestive & immune systems, that would be temporarily unnecessary in an extreme emergency situation, but in daily life, all important for managing wellness. Stress is implicated, if not a cause, of most diagnosed diseases.
By regularly having Aloe Vera Comfort with the glyconutrients and other important properties found within the inner gel of the Imported Aloe barbadensis, Miller fresh leaves, you can proactively support the body through stress before digestive imbalances even begin. Then, by learning to identify what your stressors are, you can look at various strategies to take control of some stress-inducing circumstances and how to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally during these times. If you already suffer from indigestion, heartburn or irritable bowel, you will soon feel the benefits by regularly taking Aloe Vera Comfort Solution and together with integrating lifestyle changes, you can help your body to cope better under stressful circumstances.