Breaking News

Aloe Vera Is Bridge To Vitamins

September 11, 2007

A recent study finds that aloe vera—a popular natural ingredient in personal care products—enhances the bioavailability of vitamins B12 and C among mature adults, according to the International Aloe Science Council, Inc. of Irving, TX. Aloe vera is a powerful complement to other supplements, enhancing their absorbance and effects, according to the council.

Both aloe vera gel and whole leaf aloe were tested in the random crossover trial, with the gel demonstrating the strongest results in promoting the absorbance of vitamins C and B12. It only took one ounce of aloe to have substantial effects in enhancing the absorption of a 500mg dose of vitamin C and 1mg dose of B12.

Presenting the research, 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 especially among populations for whom B12 deficiency is an issue, such as the elderly.” More info: www.thealoeinstitute.org.
  • Fit for Fitness

    Fit for Fitness

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||February 21, 2017
    Kinx Active is a new brand targeting women who want beauty products that can stand up to their fitness routines.

  • Cargo Says Aloha To Spring/Summer

    Cargo Says Aloha To Spring/Summer

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||February 13, 2017
    Cargo Cosmetics has rolled out its new Spring/Summer collection with Hawiianan singer Anuhea.

  • Cashing In on Coconuts

    Cashing In on Coconuts

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||February 6, 2017
    Organic to Green is making waves for its new oils and eco-friendly packaging.

  • Trade Association Directory 2017

    February 2, 2017
    Contact details of trade associations that serve various segments of our industry and are mentioned frequently in Happi.

  • What the Halal  Is Going On?

    What the Halal Is Going On?

    Imogen Matthews , In-Cosmetics||February 2, 2017
    Demand for these beauty products is surging thanks to a fastgrowing Muslim population.

  • Relief for Sensitive Scalps

    Relief for Sensitive Scalps

    Guadalupe Pellon and Annette Mehling , BASF||February 2, 2017
    BASF researchers detail the attributes of the company’s highly effective hair care system focusing on scalp sensitivity.