Mineral Content style

Mineral Content

Aloe ferox is rich in vitamins and minerals and has been used for medicinal purposes for over two centuries. In addition to the health and pharmaceutical industries, Aloe ferox products also find use within the agricultural industry as a natural parasite repellent.

Minerals contained in Aloe ferox:

Mineral Content



Zinc & Manganese in Animals

Zinc in animals

Zinc has been found in every tissue in the animal body. Zinc acts as a co-factor for many enzymes (1). Zinc is actively involved in enzyme systems through the metabolism of protein and carbohydrates. Zinc is also required for maintaining responsiveness of the immune system through energy production, protein synthesis, stabilisation of membranes against bacterial endotoxins, antioxidant enzyme production and maintenance of lymphocyte replication and antibody production. Virtually every phase of cell growth involves Zinc and a deficiency can impact productivity (2).

Manganese in animals

The amount of Manganese present in the animal body is extremely small. Most tissues contain traces of Manganese. Manganese is important in the animal body as an enzyme activator (1). Manganese deficiency in livestock impairs reproductive performance, skeletal deformities and contracted (shortened) tendons, enlarged joints and reduced birth weight (3).


Zinc in Humans

The health benefits of Zinc include proper functioning of the immune system, improved stress levels, energy metabolism, acne and wound healing.  Zinc plays a vital role in protein synthesis and helps in the regulation of cell production in the immune system (4 & 5).


Manganese in humans

Manganese ensures healthy bone structure and helps build essential enzymes for building bones. It assists with metabolism of cholesterol, amino acids and carbohydrates (6). Manganese is involved in the function of numerous organ systems and is needed for normal immune function. Manganese also works with vitamin K to support the clotting of blood (7).

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