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Aloe Herbalife, how high quality products are made
The use of botany in food and medicine has very ancient origins. The oldest written historical testimony of this practice dates back to about 5,000 years ago: a Sumerian clay block of 12 recipes for drug preparations referring to over 250 plants.
Many of the botanicals still used today in foods, dietary supplements, and skincare products have a long history of use and tradition.
The Aloe vera plant is an excellent example of an ingredient used in the preparation of these ancient recipes.
As science and technology have evolved, innovative ways have been developed to process botanical ingredients with each other and create products that are safe and have new health benefits.
Nowadays, Aloe vera is used in three main areas:
As early as 1350 BC, Egyptian queens applied fresh Aloe vera leaves to their skin as part of beauty regimens. Today, research shows that a different Aloe vera preparation has the potential to treat certain skin conditions, such as acne, while also boosting improvement in skin elasticity.
Aloe vera helps retain moisture in the skin, so its application as a complementary treatment is useful for healing burns, post-operative wounds, psoriasis and chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers.
In the early 1800s, Aloe vera leaf was used orally as a laxative to treat constipation. The bitter yellow substances (aloins) in the Aloe vera leaf have a laxative effect when a sufficient amount is consumed orally. However, as with many other plants that are part of the human diet, excessive consumption of aloine can cause adverse effects. In order for Aloe vera to be used safely in foods and dietary supplements, scientists have developed a purification process, known as decolorization, to remove the aloins. This process removes the laxative compounds, while still producing aloe vera juice that has benefits for humans, such as promoting digestive health and nutrient absorption.
To make smart and informed decisions when choosing a product with Aloe vera as a food or dietary supplement, we recommend reading the ingredients on the label and making sure you choose purified or bleached Aloe vera.
At Herbalife, the purification process is used extensively to make one of the flagship products: Herbal Aloe Concentrate.
Herbal Aloe Concentrate is the Herbalife drink based on Aloe vera that promotes hydration, with a fresh and stimulating taste and with few calories!
This product, present in the handbook of food supplements published by the Ministry of Health, contains:
- Pure Aloe gel (at least 40%) cold extracted and obtained from the leaves
- Chamomile extract (soothing) and lemon (antioxidant)
- Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) extract rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium and beta-carotene
To have a bottle ready for use, dilute 7 caps (about 30 millilitres) in a liter of water and drink throughout the day, before, during and after meals, as desired.
The benefits of this Herbalife product are several:
- It supports the immune system and promotes greater defenses
- Containing many vitamins (A, B1, B2, B12, C and E) it is a natural supplement that compensates for any deficiencies
- Stimulates cell renewal thanks to the amino acids and enzymes it contains
- Stimulates skin regeneration making it smoother and more homogeneous
- Fights free radicals and skin aging
- It purifies by stimulating diuresis and the elimination of waste
- It has strong anti-inflammatory properties
Another Herbalife food supplement based on Aloe vera is Aloe Max. This product contains pure gel and helps eliminate toxins and give deep hydration to your body.
Just add 3-4 capfuls of product to about 125 ml of water and drink it before eating. Strong soothing, disinfectant and regenerating properties typical of Aloe and amplified in this product will guarantee the correct functioning of the intestine and the gastro-intestinal system.
It is one of the very few products in the world that can boast the aloe purity mark guaranteed by IASC (International Aloe Science Council). This recognition comes from the fact that it is grown in American fields under the direct supervision of Herbalife.
We can all safely say that we're glad 2020 is behind us, but after the stressful year so many of us have had, you may feel like you need the longest vacation of your life. Plus, your body and skin may reflect some of the extra stress you've had.
Your skin and hair may be looking tired and lifeless, and now is the perfect time to give them the vacation they need. The most important thing is to start with simple steps that can create lasting good habits.
But why should we pay so much attention to our skin?
Stress triggers inflammation in the body, which slows down the digestive system. This affects the bacteria in your gut, which can cause acne, eczema and psoriasis flare-ups. Stress also dries out the skin due to adrenaline and cortisol rushes.
Maintaining a daily routine can help you manage stress and its effects on your overall well-being.
And how can we take care of our skin?
The skin is the largest organ of our body and it is important to keep it hydrated and nourished. Having a consistent skincare routine will not only help you look good, but it will also help you feel good.
First you need to use a specific cleanser for your skin type.
Using a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type can make a big difference in how it will feel and look. Incorporate facial cleansing products into a morning and evening routine before bed, just like brushing your teeth.
Avoid harsh, ordinary soaps that can strip your skin of its natural oils. Instead, choose delicate cleansers: dermatologically tested and sulphate-free, such as bar of Aloe soap at Herbalife.
For dry skin, select products with ingredients that help soften and moisturize the skin, such as aloe vera and chamomile. The Aloe Soothing Gel It is a product suitable for this type of skin. Use it and you will immediately get visibly smoother and softer skin.
If your skin is oilier, instead, choose ingredients that leave your skin fresh like orange and grapefruit.
It will be essential to keep the skin constantly hydrated.
A day moisturizer with broad-spectrum sun protection is perfect for everyday use. If you feel you need more moisture, include a daily serum under your daytime moisturizer.
When shopping for a serum, look for products with hemp seed oil known for their conditioning properties. Hemp is known as the wonder plant due to the phytonutrients, moisturizing and hydrating properties it contains.
Periodically treat yourself to a clay mask, it can be very useful when it comes to fighting oily skin. It's not something you have to do every day, but once a week or so can provide wonderful benefits for your skin.
Bentonite clay is known for its absorbent and toning properties. It will remove oil, dirt and dead skin. This helps prevent pores from clogging, which can ultimately lead to breakouts. A good clay mask should help decrease the appearance of pore size as well.
Finally, for specific hand care, we recommend the Aloe hand and body lotion.
Last, but not least, fundamental step: drink enough water!
We all know the importance of water for the healthy maintenance of the body and its internal organs, but it is also vital for skin health. When skin is properly hydrated, it appears smooth and radiant – a sign that it is 100% healthy.
If you are interested in skin care, we have the perfect article for you: "Herbalife Skin Care: Skin Care Goes From Herbalife", read it if you want to learn more about "specific products for Herbalife skin".
Regardless of the weather, let's not forget our hair and scalp! Here are my top tips for taking care of your hair:
When you are at rest, your body recharges. A good night's restful sleep is necessary for hair protein synthesis and the release of enzymes and growth hormones needed for overall hair health. Try to sleep at least 8 hours a day.
Maintain a balanced and healthy diet
A healthy diet is the key to healthy hair. Protein is essential, as your hair is made up of a tough protein called keratin, which helps form the strength of your hair, skin and nails. You also need to focus on trace minerals like copper, iron, magnesium, and selenium, as well as vitamins E, D, and C.
These nutrients are important in the production of keratin. Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins, as are healthy fats. Fish is also a great choice because the omega-3 fatty acids promote hair growth.
Choose the right shampoo and conditioner
Choose a specific shampoo for your hair type to strengthen it. Choose a mild shampoo and conditioner to repair your hair and restore it to a strong and healthy state.
Choose sulfate-free, clinically proven products to improve hair strength. Try to avoid chemical-based products, as they can be harmful. Look for gentler ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, and plant-derived micro proteins to soften and strengthen hair.
Even on days when you might not be shampooing, if your hair is wet, apply a conditioner. This will help lock in much needed moisture. As the water evaporates, unfortunately, it draws moisture from inside the hair shaft, causing it to dry out and become brittle.
Consider going deep into your hair treatment on a weekly basis, including do-it-yourself ones like this: 4 tbsp. of coconut oil, 2 tbsp. of warmed pure honey and a small ripe avocado mixed in (if your hair is longer you can add extra coconut oil). Apply it to freshly washed and towel-dried hair. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing.
It's a great alternative to a store-bought treat.
For hair we have 3 products that are must haves in your personal Herbalife product collection:
The Aloe shower gel it gently cleanses the skin without stripping it of essential oils and, together with the fact that it does not contain parabens and sulphates, it can be used every day.
It Aloe Fortifying Shampoo and the Aloe Strengthening Balm are Herbalife products that can make your hair 10 times stronger with just one use, amazing right? The fact is that clinical tests have scientifically proven that hair breakage is reduced by 90% while hydrolysed wheat proteins repair and protect the hair.
Well, the answer to this question is mainly one: the extraction process.
What makes Herbalife's Aloe extraction process different?
As we have anticipated, the purification process is a fundamental step to remove all the aloins and leave only the Aloe vera leaf juice safe for humans. In this way, Herbalife ensures that its consumers receive the high quality Aloe products they deserve.
Herbalife's purification process is comprehensive, which allows them to produce Aloe vera leaf juice that is highly purified by industry standards.
Herbalife aims to provide the best Aloe vera by partnering with farmers who have been harvesting it for decades in Mexico, the largest producer of Aloe in the world. The Aloe plants we use are grown where the weather conditions and unique soil composition make for ideal growing conditions.
The leaves of the plant are washed, sanitized and ground to produce the liquid juice.
The liquid juice is filtered with food-grade activated charcoal to remove laxative components, such as the oft-mentioned aloins.
Subsequently, a clarifying agent is added to remove the activated carbon.
The resulting purified juice is passed through filter presses to remove solid material.
The purified juice is pH adjusted, filtered to remove any minerals and elements from the soil, pasteurized and condensed into a concentrate, which is used in the formulation of the finished Aloe vera food products.
Because Aloe vera is the star ingredient in one of Herbalife's flagship products, the company continually invests in research, conducting tests and finding innovative ways to maximize the benefits of Aloe for its customers.
The Aloe patent recently granted to Herbalife is the latest achievement, the fruit of the work of our interdisciplinary scientific team. The patent acknowledges that a unique composition of purified Aloe vera leaf juice has potential benefits on microorganisms in the gut and a favorable immune response. This preliminary research gives a relevant clue as to where future research can be done, narrowing the field of study.