There has been some discussion on another thread about whether aloe vera contains protein.

I did a bit of research and found some information that indicates aloe vera has a high content of collagen protein. I also found this site that says...

Aloe vera contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B12 and E, essential fatty acids and is naturally rich in:

Vitamin C which helps maintain tone of blood vessels and promotes good circulation and is essential to the health of the adrenal gland which supports our body in times of stress.

Amino acids which are chains of atoms constructing protein in our body.

Enzymes, which are the life-principle in every live, organic atom and molecule of natural raw food, rejuvenate aged tissues and promote healthy skin.

Germanium which is a mineral that some health authorities claim therapeutic benefits for: immunodeficiency, pain, cardiac disorders, circulatory disturbances and eye problems.
I know some plant extracts can contain protein but I wonder if there is enough protein in aloe vera to affect those who are protein sensitive? I'm not and don't have an adverse hair reaction when I use aloe but I've seen other threads where curlies report having a reaction similar to that of a protein-sensitive curly.

Does anyone out there have any thoughts/knowledge about this?
Originally Posted by *Angela*
I just asked this same question on the protein sensitive board... I want to try Aloe Vera... but not if it is not for the protein sensitive!
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