Everyone has heard of aloe vera, but did you know there is now an aloe vera juice available from many suppliers that promises to offer health benefits like never before. Aloe Vera is used in many ointments, gels and creams that can help with sores, sunburn, cuts, spots and burns. But within a drink aloe vera can help in many other ways. In this list of the health benefits of the Aloe vera juice we will be investigating and listing all the benefits of this super juice.
So what is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera (true aloe) is produced from succulent plants, its leaves are long, spiky, thick and green. Aloe vera is a gel like substance that is extracted from within these leaves and then used in a wide variety of cosmetics and medicinal supplements. Aloe vera has been used for health and medicinal purposes for hundreds of years from shampoos to antiseptic creams and lotions.
Aloe vera has been proven to work as a laxative and was sold and packaged as one back in 2002, but this was swiftly removed due to safety fears over potential side effects. Although this laxative was created using the outer green part of the leafs, aloe vera juice may have the same effects but has not yet been proven by any scientific evidence.. Source reference
Any other health benefits?
Apart from being proven to work as a laxative aloe vera juice has not been proven to benefit any health issues such as:
- Weight loss
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cleansing digestive system
- Boosting your immune system
- Improving your skin or hair
- Making you look younger
With such a big marketing campaign by the companies selling this special aloe vera tonic labelled as the next “health miracle” proving it is another matter. We can confirm that there is no medical or scientific trials carried out that can backup these bold PR claims that aloe vera juice can help with any of the points above.
There are many websites claiming this drink to be the new ultimate health drink you must have! They seem to be making false claims on a product that has no backing, scientific research or clinical trials.
What do we think of aloe vera juice?
Aloe vera juice drink might taste nice but has no credible backing or scientific proof. We would not recommend this drink until there is more research or facts published about its health benefits. If you still want to try this juice drink then seek advice from a health professional or doctor before you proceed.