One Teaspoon of Aloe Daily Reverses Signs of Skin Aging
Written By Healthy Hot Bod
There is plenty of research that indicates that the unnaturally accelerated aging process associated with chemical saturated modern living and/or natural environmental exposures such as excessive ultraviolet radiation (photo-aging) can be slowed. Of the potential value in aging skin, aloe is one of the most compelling substances, and works from the inside out.
In a study published in the journal Annals of Dermatology in 2009, healthy female subjects over the age of 45, and who received two different oral doses (low-dose: 1,200 mg/d, high-dose: 3,600 mg/d) of aloe vera gel supplementation for 90 days, saw remarkable results. The researchers measured clinical signs and biochemical changes of aging skin before and after supplementation and found that,
“After aloe gel intake, the facial wrinkles improved significantly (p<0.05) in both groups, and facial elasticity improved in the lower-dose group…Aloe gel significantly improves wrinkles and elasticity in photoaged human skin.””
Keep in mind that 3,600 mg of aloe a day is not what you would call a “megadose,” as it is a little less than a teaspoon. 1,200 mg is only a quarter of a teaspoon, and in fact, according to the study, may actually be superior to the higher dose at improving facial elasticity; less is sometimes more, one can assume.
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Ann Dermatol. Dietary Aloe Vera Supplementation Improves Facial Wrinkles and Elasticity and It Increases the Type I Procollagen Gene Expression in Human Skin in vivo. 2009 Feb;21(1):6-11. Epub 2009 Feb 28. PMID: 20548848