'Tis the season for digestive disfunction

Friday, December 27, 2019

By Skye Macfarlane, Naturopath

As 2019 starts to wind down, real life starts to speed up! Work gets busier, kids are off school, and Christmas is, well, Christmas! It’s a busy few months for stomachs, too! It’s the season for overindulgence, unusual foods, and sadly not the healthiest of foods – and they can all lead to digestive discomfort.

Did you know that New Zealand has one of the highest rates of food poisoning in the developed world (around 200,000 a year!) and it is more prevalent in summer? Despite sticking to safe food handling and storage, sometimes even best intentions cannot prevent 'summer sickness'.

Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years to help with a multitude of conditions, but the area where it is an all-star is digestion. Aloe vera supports a healing effect through its complex chemical makeup. It is high in polysaccharides which give it calming and immune-supporting properties.

Lifestream Biogenic® Aloe Vera is special, not only because it has been trusted by New Zealanders for years, but also for its multiple uses. It supports against bloating for natural digestion. Holidays are key times for ills and chills, so Biogenic® Aloe Vera works to support immunity.

Key benefits of having aloe vera daily

  • Helps settle wind and digestive upset 
  • Aids digestion
  • Helps maintain friendly intestinal bacteria
  • Supports immunity
  • Helps soothe the digestive tract.

Did you know?

Lifestream Biogenic® Aloe Vera contains 99.7 percent premium-quality, clean-tasting aloe, prepared exclusively from the freshly cut inner gel of aloe vera plants picked at the peak of their nutritional potency. It is organically grown and certified by the International Aloe Science Council. It also contains no added sweeteners, sugars, extra juice or flavour – additives which are common in other aloe vera products.


Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. Lifestream International Limited, Auckland.


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