Friday, August 3, 2007
Aloe vera and Vitamins
A new UC Davis study suggests Aloe vera to be a powerful complement to other supplements, enhancing their absorbance and effects. The study suggests that Aloe vera promotes a significant increase in the antioxidant potential of vitamin C and B12, with ORAC ratings particularly high after 4 hours and remaining high even after 24 hours.
Dr. Sridevi Devaraj, Associate Professor at UC Davis, Laboratory for Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Research commented, "It's clear that consuming Aloe vera along with vitamin supplements would be beneficial expecially among the population for whom B12 deficiency is an issue, such as the elderly."