7 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

So what are the famed health benefits of Aloe Vera Juice that we are hearing about these days?  Is it all it's cracked up to be? 

We have done our homework and found out the good news. . . .

Glass of Aloe Vera Juice with Leaves

1.  Vitamins.  AV juice is definitely full of Vitamins, including all the B Vitamins, folic acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin E which is great for the skin. (Don't take it if you are pregnant, however, as it contains a chemical which is though could induce contractions). 

2. Minerals.  AV contains nearly all the minerals we need, including calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. 

3.  Anti-oxidants. These help the body to fight the effects of toxins, pollution and other nasties that we encounter every day in our environment.

4.  Anti-Wrinkles! Research has shown that taking AV orally actually does reduce wrinkles and improve the elasticity of the skin.  So Cleopatra knew what she was doing all those years ago in Ancient Egypt. Find out more about this research here

5. Dr Peter Atherton, author of 'Understanding Aloe Vera', swears by Aloe Vera Gel to treat his patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other gastric disorders such as Ulcerative Colitis.  He has carried out his own trials which have had very successful outcomes, but read his book and check with your own doctor before embarking on a treatment programme. 

6. Laxative.  Actually, you're not going to achieve much laxative effect from Aloe Vera juice because regulations only allow 10 parts per million of the anthroquinones, contained in the yellow latex layer of the leaf, which have this effect on the digestive system. You can read more about Aloe Vera for Constipation relief here. 

7. Blood Sugar Control. Research is currently being carried out on AV juice for controlling diabetes.  At present, if you do have diabetes, be very careful with AV juice if you are on other blood sugar lowering drugs.  Consult your doctor before trying it, and monitor your BS levels closely. 

Warnings about the Benefits of Aloe Vera Drink – The Other Side of the Story

While there is no doubt that the so-called 'miracle plant' contains a lot of beneficial compounds, there are certain circumstances where you need to be careful.  So before getting carried away with all the wonderful benefits you might achieve, check out our 'Precautions' page if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, have diabetes, heart or kidney disease or any other medical conditions. 

Don't cancel out the health benefits of Aloe Vera Juice with the dreaded SUGAR!!

Also, watch out for added sugars in many Aloe Vera drinks.  Lots of the ones sold in Asian supermarkets, for example, are full of sugar and probably don't contain very much of the health giving gel.  If you haven't heard yet, sugar is now thought to be almost as toxic as cigarettes (according to Dr Robert Lustig, author of Sweet Revenge and the founder of the anti-sugar movement).

So, if you want to try it, find a good quality organic filtered juice made from the inner leaf gel, and which shows the IASC Seal on the bottle.   

How to avoid the side effects of Aloe Vera Juice

Let us help you to avoid the side effects of Aloe Vera Juice, so that you can enjoy this wonderful drink and reap the health benefits it can give you.

Check out this page which gives you all the possible side effects, drug interactions and warnings you need to know. 

Find out more about the health benefits of Aloe Vera Juice, how it is made and how to choose the best

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