One of the special things about Zim’s line of pain relief liquids is the many  all natural ingredients each product contains. Some of these ingredients are fairly common like aloe and others are more obscure like arnica. For the next few weeks we will be profiling these ingredients and explaining why they work to make the Zim’s formula of pain relief effective. We will start by taking a look at the aloe plant and what makes it special.

Aloe is actually a genus of over 500 different plants but the one we are most familiar with is the aloe vera plant. This looks a little bit like a cactus except it has thinner upshoots rather than one solid stem like a normal cactus. Inside the plant is a gel that is used in many products; most popularly for the relief from minor burns such as sunburns.

Aloe vera also contains antioxidants that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause infections. There have even been studies which have shown rinsing your mouth out with aloe vera juice helps eliminate dental plaque and bacteria like streptococcus in the mouth.

It’s probably no surprise that aloe vera can be helpful with mouth ulcers or canker sores. In some studies not only did the aloe vera help heal mouth ulcers but it also reduced the pain associated with them.

Some studies have also shown aloe vera gel to help tighten up aging skin. “In one study 30 women over the age of 45, the gel was shown to increase collagen production and improve skin elasticity over a 90-day period”

With so many amazing benefits it’s only natural that aloe vera would find its way into all of Zim’s line of products. Whether it is a Max-Heat Liquid or Max-Freeze Cooling Liquid, the benefits of aloe vera are huge. It helps all our products sooth sore muscles and provide maximum pain relief.

Do you use aloe vera? What have you found its best applications to be?