A new scientific publication by Kaithwas et al just listed on PubMed has shown that Aloe vera gel can help prevent oxidative stress of the heart. In this study oxidative stress was experimentally induced in rats using the well known compound Doxorubicin. Compared to rats receiving placebo, rats receiving Aloe vera gel by mouth experienced significant protection against the cardio-toxic effects of oxidative stress as measured by a panel of well known markers of myocardial oxidative stress including LDH, serum CPK, cardiac lipid peroxides, tissue catalase and tissue SOD.
These results are in good agreement with and support the findings of many other scientific publications that Aloe vera gel, when take orally, may be beneficial in reducing or reducing damage caused by oxidative stress. Collectively these data support the notion that Aloe vera gel as a dietary supplement may be play a role as an antioxidant and be beneficial in the management of oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the body’s natural production of reactive oxygen species and its ability to detoxify them. Oxidative stress is throught to be the root cause or contributing factor to many diseases including atherosclerosis, diabetes, heart failure, chronic fatigue syndrome and rapid aging to name just a few.
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