Over the years there have been quite a number of “Aloe Gurus” who have spent large amounts of time and effort in investigating Aloe Vera and their opinions are conclusive that there is no single “Magic Ingredient”.  However it is the synergistic way of all its nutritional components that give Aloe Vera it’s amazing healing, nutritional and health benefits

The components of Aloe Vera can be categorised in the following main areas:

  • Enzymes
  • Lignin
  • Mon- and polysaccharides
  • Saponins
  • Sterols
  • Vitamins
  • Anthraquinones
  • Salicylic acid
  • Amino acids
  • Minerals

As we can see there are a number of different nutritional components in the Aloe and importantly Amino Acids is one of them.

To understand Amino Acids think of them as building blocks of protein, they affect brain function and this includes our emotions.  To be considered in good health (in human beings), it is essential to have 20 amino acids, the human body however can only produce 12, leaving out the 8 necessary ones. This means we have to find these 8 essential amino acids through the intake of our food and drinks.  The 8 Essential Amino Acids are:

  • Phenylalanine
  • Isoleucine
  • Valine
  • Tryptophan
  • Leucine
  • Threonine
  • Methionine
  • Lysine

You can find all these in Aloe Vera.  Non-essential amino acids are also in Aloe Vera and are as follows:

  • Glutanmine
  • Aspartic Acid
  • Alanine
  • Cysteine
  • Serine
  • Proline
  • Arginine
  • Histidine
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Asparagine
  • Glycine
  • Tyrosine


Commonly found in food such as gelatine, cheese, peanuts, almonds and oats Phenylalanine is used in production of the adrenal and thyroid hormones. It’s production of Endorphins (natural pain killers) have been found that it may help backaches and arthritic pain


Research has suggested that a supplement of Isoleucine may infact help with symptons of ME, because of its way to reduce levels of tryptophan in the brain.


Valine is recommended to be taken with Isoleucine and Leucine.  It has been seen to reduce the symptons of ME by simply not allowing the levels of trypotophan into the brain.


Commonly used with anti-depressants, tryptophan produces serotonin  in the brain.


The level of tryptophan in the brain is inhibited by Leucine.  It’s been found when taken with isoleucine it can lower Chronic Fatigue.


A study that was conducted showed that there were reduced symptoms of clinical depression when threonine was supplemented into the diet. For those that had clinical depression had low levels of Threonine.


Used to fight against allergies like hay fever as it is able to reduce histamines.  Metabolised effectively when taken with Vit B’s.


Studies have indicated that it is able to help with symptoms of the herpes virus.  People involved in a trial taking Lsine supplements showed a reduced amount in the frequency of outbreaks ie genital herpes and cold sores.



In studies that have been undertaken, it has been found that a supplementation with L-glutamine is infact able to quicken the repair of stomach linings that may be damaged by alcohol consumption whilst at the same time curving the body’s crave for alcohol.


In research  it has been seen that Aspartic Acid can be beneficial for cancer patients who have had radiotherapy mainly because it helps red-blood-cell-producing organs to regenerate after the radiation exposure.


People who do a lot of exercise or who are on low-fat or high-protein diets definitely need more alanine, as do diabetics so they can produce enough glucose.


Helps the liver to break down toxins and is also very helpful in removing excess heavy metals from the body.


2 crucial memory neuro-transmitters are released by the supplementation of Serine, that being acetylcholine and dopamine. It’s been found in research that supplementation of Serine can also help with improving our memory.


Believed to be responsible for increasing healing time in a wound; Proline taken with Vit B3 and Vit C is also known for decreasing some conditions called gyrate atrphy or lesions of the eye.


Arginine is able to relax blood vessels, aiding those with high blood pressure and angina problems. Arginine is also used to make muscle tissues.


For those that suffer from allergies  and hay fever need to make sure that their histidines levels are not too high.  It’s been recorded in some studies that those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis have low levels of histidine by supplementing join inflammation can be reduced.


This is essential for healthy bodies, especially for women.  Glutamic acid is used in the producing of folic acid. There needs to be a balance of Glutamic Acid in the body or other problems can immerge eg. Seizures.


This is required for the nervous system to maintain equilibrium. Asparagine is also required for the transforming of amino acids from one form to the next.


Glycine supplementation can be very beneficial for those suffering from the effects of gout as it helps break down the uric acid in the kidneys.


For those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, tyrosine which makes the neuro-transmitter dopamine is found to be quite low.  Tyrosine can also increase the production of the hormone noradrenaline which is found to be quite effective in the reduction of stress levels.

Aloe Vera really is a TREASURE CHEST for our mental and physical health. Make sure you use a pristine quality Aloe Vera and start digging into it today.




Informations on this website are for educational purposes only. They are only my opinion based on my internet studies. They are not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any disease or mental condition. Consult your licenses health care professional on all health concerns.

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Sophia Hechmer August 20, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Hello.This article was extremely helpful and motivating, particularly because I was investigating for quality issues on this matter of aloe vera last Thursday.

764Michal August 17, 2013 at 6:33 PM

I hope more blogs like this will come into existence as I want to know more about the wisdom of using quality aloe vera as once had reaction to toxic aloe of poor quality cheap variety and found this one works and is safe.Thanks.

Milford Bemer August 1, 2013 at 9:03 PM

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Anastasia Banvelos July 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Aloe is the only safe thing that does not upset my tummy as long as good pure one.