Hooray For SucculentsTips From A Self-Proclaimed #PlantSlut
This summer, I moved into my new apartment in the East Village. It’s a fourth-floor walk-up, it was 92 degrees out, and I had an overwhelming amount of crap. Needless to say, it was a tough afternoon. After everything was somewhat where it needed to be, I obviously went to Liquiteria, down the block and around the corner, for my favorite Berry Powerful smoothing. Full disclosure: I’m so basic it’s embarrassing. I also bought what I thought was water. It wasn’t. It was aloe water.
I was intrigued.
Hold on a minute, isn’t aloe aloe was used for burns? Why does it taste like cucumber? After some research, from which I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly educated, I ordered a jug of the succulent in liquid form from Amazon to my apartment. Thank you, delivery man, for carrying the huge gallon up four flights of stairs because I had no intention of doing it myself. Anyway, a sucker for health fads, I was instantly hooked.
What’s In It?
Let me break it down for you
- Vitamins: A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6, B12 (!!!!)
- Minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese & more
Come again?DW, I had to look it up too
A soothing, anti-inflammatory adaptogen
We all know aloe for it’s soothing properties because it’s commonly used to heal burns and sores. But, when taken internally, it can also soothing for your digestive track. With unique properties like B-sisterole, aloe reduces inflammation in the body and helps to get rid of the unhealthy bacteria in your gut. Also an adatogen, a compound with balancing properties, the succulent helps balance the body internally which essentially makes you more prepared to deal with stress and fight off illness!
You should totally read more about mental and digestive health here, because I definitely preached a little something something 😉 .
You Got Me HookedWhere do I start?
George’s 100% Aloe Liquid is the best. They do something magical that takes away the bitter taste inherent in aloe. It seriously tastes just like water with a slightly thicker consistency!
Recommended dosage: 2 ounces, twice daily
Try it for yourself! I’ve been taking it twice daily for several months now and I feel amazing. It’s hard to put my finger on why, so you’ll just have to trust me. I’ve also seen a huge difference in my skin. It’s been more supple, elastic, and hydrated. I would love to think it’s because of my new BFF, George.