14 Really Important Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice

14 Really Important Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice

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Aloe-vera-cut-to-pieces-with-juiceWe are all familiar with aloe gel and it’s variety of uses in topical form to help treat cuts, soothe a sunburn and even promote healing in bedsores.

But there is another form that has many benefits as well – the aloe vera (AV) juice. This plant is a very hearty succulent that can grow in a wide range of climates.

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Moreover, it can survive in temperatures from freezing colds to 120 degrees F, as well as in droughts and a rain-forests as long as its roots do not drown or get damaged.

Its leaves are harvested to obtain liquids that can be sold or processed into gel by combining it with a thickening agent. Additionally, this substance has many important benefits and has soared in popularity to treat variety of conditions.

No. 1: Alkalizes Your Body

Our bodies maintain a healthy balance between acidity and alkalinity which is influenced by the foods we eat.  This juice makes out inner system more alkaline which reduces bad effects of the acidic stuff we eat.

The optimum structure of foods should be 80% alkaline and 20 % acidic. This liquid helps by alkalizing our organism and since diseases do not survive in such an environment, this can stave off illness and other complications.

No. 2: Removes Toxins

When it’s produced it has a natural gel-like consistency. If you split its leaf and allow liquids to flow out, you can see how it does not flow quickly like water but more slowly.

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This property (when you drink it) absorb toxins from your gastrointestinal tract. When it absorbs these bad substances, they travel through your organism and are discarded.

No. 3: Supports Your Immune System

Our immunity is always ready to fend off attacks from the environments we live in. This juice can help ramp it up with polysaccharides.

These help our bodies produce macrophages, which is our tool to defend against viruses and other nasty stuff. Besides polysaccharides it also has anti-oxidants, that reduce the amount of free-radicals within ourselves. This helps with slowing the effects of aging.

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No. 4: Drink Aloe Vera Juice to Lose Weight

We all would like to find the easiest formula for skinny body, but unfortunately this one isn’t your magic bullet. Instead of directly contributing to weight loss, the many benefits of this plant make losing pounds a secondary effect.

It removes toxins, enhances our immune system, maintains a healthy digestion. All of these enable us to stay well and shed body mass.

No. 5: Lowers High Cholesterol

Medical studies have shown that beta (β) sitosterol can bring its high levels in your blood under control. This substance is a type of sterol with a similar chemical structure to cholesterol.

How it works is that it stops the absorption and helps to reduce its overall levels in your body and promotes good health.

No. 6: Fight Against Inflammation

Inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors. There could be an injury or it could be an auto-immune response. Either way, it makes our bodies experience pain and minimizes what we are able to do by limiting our capabilities.

The next time you are suffering from inflammation try drinking some AV juice. It contains over 12 different substances that can help you get rid of it. The most predominant one is beta-sitosterol that has been used by many runners to minimize swelling after a competition.

No. 7: Improves Digestion & Reduces Irritation

We all face issues with our digestive tract such as:

  • Ulcers
  • Acid Reflux
  • General Irritation

This natural liquid has three properties that can improve stomach health and reduce irritation:

  • Firstly, it is an adaptogen that can regulate your organism and make your bowel movements more regular.
  • Secondly, it might ease acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome by soothing and regulating your systems.
  • Thirdly, it might help your body get rid of worms because it is a vermifuge as well.

All of these work together to promote proper digestion.

No. 8: Bye-Bye Constipation

If you’ve ever been constipated you know that it’s not pleasant at all. However, drinking this juice can boosts regulation of your digestive system and get both diarrhea and constipation under control.

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Furthermore, it helps get rid of bad bacteria that may have entered your organism. These benefits will make you more regular and function optimally. Your overall health and feelings of well-being will improve.

No. 9: Diabetes Patients Might Benefit From It

If you are struggling with diabetes this liquid can regulate your blood sugar. There are studies that have been done to show some improvements in glucose levels when patients drank aloe vera juice.

There are three compounds in it that help provide this benefit:

  • Lectins
  • Mannans
  • Anthraquinones

No. 10: Boosts Your Vitamin & Mineral Intake

This juice is a cornucopia of vitamins and minerals. Very few drinks or foods can boast such large amounts. It contains:

  • Vitamins A, C, E.
  • Contingent of B including B1, B2, B3, B6 & B12.
  • Folic Acid
  • Choline

Moreover, it has over twenty different minerals. For example, there is:

  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Iron

It also contains fatty acids and 8 essential amino acids. Overall, this one has more bang for the buck than any other choice on the market right now.

No. 11: Hydrates Your Body

Aloe vera gel has many applications when used as a topical solution to treat skin conditions but it also has important secondary benefits because it works as a moisturizer and has anti-aging properties that keep your skin looking young and fresh.

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Drinking AV juice can keep you hydrated which is good for keeping your skin healthy. Additionally, it gives your body the building blocks it needs to replenish old cells and regenerate.

No. 12: Cures Your Gums

jar-full-of-aloe-vera-juice-gelIts benefits even extend to the area of your mouth. The reduction of inflammation and killing bad bacteria also apply to your gums, but there is evidence to show that aloe plant can help reduce its bleeding and cure ulcers.

Medical studies have shown that maintaining healthy gums is important to our overall well being. Food and pathogens can enter through your mouth but if we allow them to take up residence and grow, then we are giving them a gateway into our organism.

Extra Info: Aloe gel is starting to become more popular in toothpastes because of the benefits it provides to good dental care.

No. 13: Reduces Acne & Blemishes

AV juice combined with a gel is a great way to combat acne and blemishes on your skin. It works internally to supply vitamins and nutrients, reduces inflammation and fights bacteria and infection. It also hydrates our bodies because of its high water content.

Its gel form when applied topically helps to:

  • Make It Supple
  • Heal Blemishes
  • Moisturize
  • Minimize Inflammation Due To Shaving Or Sun Burns

All of these improve the overall health of your skin and eliminate acne.

No. 14: Improves Hair Growth

If you’ve always wanted to have long silky hair then maybe you should try drinking some aloe vera.

  • It assists to keep the pH balance in the correct range to boost growth.
  • It also helps to retain moisture so that it can also grow.

If you apply this liquid directly to the scalp it might also help. There are two things that it does when applied to the scalp:

  • It Clears Dead Skin Clogging Pores
  • It Removes Sebum Which Can Lead To Baldness

Overall, both liquid and gel combined together can help you to have the full head of hair that you’ve always wanted to have.

Aloe vera juice has become the new super-food in the health food industry. Very few natural liquids have such a long list of benefits that this one has. No longer is this just a topical solution that we use to heal cuts, burns and bites. Now many natural substances are available so that we can take full advantage of this super-food.

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  • Tori

    I have always heard that aloe vera juice is good for you but how does it taste?

    • Claudia

      Hi Tori, Aloe Vera Juice tastes very good! It has a sweet taste, but its not overbearing with sweetness. I suggest that you try drinking it cold, but avoid drinking with ice, as you don’t want to water the taste down. I usually drink some after a workout, mainly because its very refreshing and the taste. I like Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Whole Leaf juice. Best of Luck:)

      • Ryan

        Haha, Claudia, I’m not sure what you were drinking, but that sounds nothing like Aloe juice at all. Maybe what you had was mixed with something? Alone, it tests like a slimy green pepper, but stronger. It’s pretty gross, unfortunately. I did find a way to make it taste good though – I mix two shots of Aloe with a shot of lemon juice, and put that in a pint of cranberry or apple juice. Still feels a little thick, but it’s good enough so I don’t think twice about drinking it.

        • http://www.aloefamilyhealth.co.uk Sam

          It might have been the berry nectar made by forever, they do a variety of flavours and also the plain pure drinking gel. I love the taste of the berry one as it has cranberry and apples too to help with problems of the waterworks and also helpful for skin conditions :)

      • greta

        The Aloe Vera Gel has a taste but it is not horrible. I take the gel twice a day and I have all fruit jam that I use to take away after taste….just a teas.

  • PassionateAboutHealth

    Aloe Vera is a plant that I just love! I grew up with a single father,he is very OCD about his plants. Growing up we always had aloe vera plants. They took up so much space in the living room, as these plants tend to get grow rather large. Anytime I would get injured he would cut part of a leaf off, and rub the gel on my cuts and bruises. Now that I am older I appreciate how much he loved his plants because these plants are so beneficial. They are also beautiful to look at and are great to put on burns.

    • girly2

      In my case, my mother is the one that loves plants and reading about their healing properties. She used to makes us dandelion tea when we had various allergies and Aloe Vera was the go to “ointment” whenever we cut, scrape or injure ourselves. This plant is so effective that now I use it for my kids and they seem to love the whole “mother Earth” concept.

  • Pam

    I have been looking for a natural remedy for hair growth. I am 100% going to try using Aloe Vera! Sadly, my hair is thinning so hopefully this will help.

    • Hannah

      I always figured that oils would help hair grow, I never would have thought of aloe vera! Glad I stumbled on this blog.

  • Amber

    Wow I am so impressed with Aloe Vera. I always thought it was just an odd plant in my grandmothers house, they are rather ugly. But now I will start drinking aloe vera juice and using it on my hair. The main reason I want to try this, is to lower my cholesterol. My doctor keeps complaining about it, not realizing that the pills he has prescribed me, give me terrible side effects. Should I do organic aloe vera drinks or is conventional fine??

  • VeganMommy

    I agree with everything written here. As a vegan, I look to plants for many of there benefits and healing powers. I use aloe vera gel for my weekly facial. It leaves your skin feeling cool and revitalized. I find that the dark spots under my eyes are slowing going away. Kudos to Christine for sharing this wonderful information about this ancient plant that is a super plant.

  • Amy

    Aloe Vera is excellent. I had a horrible rash just the other night and this stuff really helped calm it down. It is great for you in every way.

  • Loraine

    My mother always grew Aloe Vera to put on rashes and other stuff like that, but I never knew it had so many other properties! Guess since I had it at home I never had the curiosity to google it. I will definitely use it on my hair, I’m trying to grow it out of my pixie cut :D

  • Miu

    My friend used Aloe Vera to reduce the zits on her face! She was so acne ridden before, poor girl it was really awful. But as soon as she started to use Aloe those things cleared up really fast!!!

    • Sue

      Wow, I wish I had heard of that when I was a kid! I figured out over time that my zits were being caused by some kind of bacteria, because when I used an antibiotic they went away.

  • Lucas

    Nice article, very informative! I never knew aloe vera had so many vitamins…it’s impressive. I saw some green tea and aloe vera at the supermarket a while ago, so I think I’ll try to make some for myself at home.

  • Peter P

    I love aloe vera, I’ve used since I was a teenager and wanted to get rid of my back acne. Now I drink it regularly because it has so many vitamins and hydrating properties, since I have a hard time drinking plain water unfortunately. Very informative article!

    • Manuel

      I must have misread the article – *drinking* it helps get rid of acne? I kept putting it on my skin, I must have been doing it wrong.

      • keen

        You re suppose to drink 8oz pet day for about 2 to 3 weeks…buy from walmart $6.44…if u take for longer periods could have bad side effects…b careful…moderation is key O

        • Beth

          the Wal-mart variety ($6.44/gal) had an awful taste. Tasted like the plastic bottle. I then bought the Vita-cost organic aloe vera juice, and it tasted excellent. Reminded me of lemon juice . . . which makes me think that Aloe Vera juice is acidic. If so, would it be contraindicated for persons with GERD or a hiatal hernia? The diet that a doctor gave me said to avoid lemon juice and lemonade, something that I had been drinking almost daily.

  • Karmen

    Aloe vera is a great cure-all, mostly for skin stuff, it soothes immediately. Since I now found out from your list it also has a lot of vitamins and the like, Ill experiment and put it into some of my shakes. I think it might work with more exotic flavours :D

  • Malcom

    I was aware of the benefits of Aloe Vera to aid diabetes, as my grandmother and other West Indian ladies would drink it with lemonade for that reason. I didn’t kow about the other stuff though!

  • Martha Robinson

    I wonder how much Aloe Vera could one drink daily without going overboard. This plant has a lot of benefits, but like any other thing out there, if you use too much of a good thing it will eventual turn against you and may have secondary effects at some point.

    It’s very interesting to me that Aloe Vera can get both diarrhea and constipation under control. If you had any of these two problems you would usually need to get a different drug for each one and most will have side effects. But Aloe Vera is able to do well in either situation which is
    pretty neat.

    If anyone here knows how much Aloe Vera is too much, please share. I want to start drinking it on a regular basis and see what happens, but don’t want to encounter any side effects.

    Thanks for the well researched post, Christine!

    • Jujubees

      Only 4 ounces – I take it – and it also gives energy without accelerating your heart rate! It’s wonderful!

    • shae

      i read somewhere you should drink 2-4 oz per day. hope this helps

    • Zosia

      To much is not good . Follow the instructions on the bottle . I start drinking and my blood test have a great numbers my doctor was impress . I have a diabetes ,blood pressure problem , cholesterol (still high ), Acid Reflux (perfect for that ),arthritis (less join pain) .

  • Zina

    My dermatologist recommended I should drink Aloe Vera juice to cure my acne. It took almost half a year before I started seeing some improvements in my skin. After a couple of months of drinking I noticed that I was less bloated and my digestion was smoother and less noisier. Now I have one-two glasses of Aloe Vera each day.

  • tim

    I don’t think you would shed tens of pounds by drinking this juice, but it will clean out your body of toxins. This will help you lose a few pounds but you still have to be mindful about your diet and implement a rigorous fitness routine if you want to see actual results.

  • jackie

    If you want to achieve maximum results, avoid drinking sweetened or overly processed Aloe Vera juice. Buy the natural version because it has a ton more benefits compared to the calorie-sweet-bombed one. If you hate the taste that much, just mix it with a strawberry-banana smoothie or any other drink you want, as long as it’s as natural as possible.

  • jiji

    Since I was little my father used to drink this stuff as he had really bad cholesterol. Me and my brother always teased him, saying he will turn green one day, ha ha. But it actually works and the best part about it is that it is as natural as it can be, whenever he was sick he didn’t have to swallow lots of meds to feel better.

  • Elizabeth

    I see nothing here warning people about the 2 year laboratory study which found thatAloe Vera Juice caused cancerous tumors in rats!? Yes, I know we are not rats but it indicates there may be a carcinogenic component. Additionally the FDA ruled that Aloe is “not safe” to be used as a laxative.Please let your followers know the whole story so they can make an informed decision!

  • Noni

    Elizabeth the FDA is not your friend. They work with companies to hid many of the harmful things that are in our food today. You may want to verify that the test you read about was accurate.

  • Matt

    Elizabeth , Its actually been proven that the components in Aloe Vera , actually deplete cancerous cells & tumor cell growth . It is a wonderful natural way of building a shield against the hazards of carcinogens.

  • ishani

    Hey friends i’m having acne.. can eating aloe vera gel be helpful in it? Plz reply n what would be helpful in treating their scars?

  • Ken

    I know a pretty cool aloe water project on kickstarter called detox water…maybe I don’t need to buy my own aloe plants now

  • Mamta Bora

    I have sun burn spots in my face & neck can you please suggest me that what shall I ues to reduce the sun burn spots (fast).

  • Katwoman

    I just tried aloe vera juice for the first time today…. I tried a juice cthaalled Aloe Vera King….. It’s all natural and has NO ALOE LATEX that’s bad for you. This particular one says almost all the ing. are organic…. The taste was wonderful as it was flavored with mango, it contains a lot of mineral water as well.
    Might I ask that anyone who doesn’t like the taste to try it with mango juice if you like that particular kind…..it also comes as natural flavor and pomegranate. Those were the only flavors I found so far.
    My husband and I are both diabetic and have gastrointestinal issues. I hope it works for us. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    • luxx

      I have an 80 year old uncle who drinks pure aloe vera juice, it has controlled his diabetes and he’s really looking better than ever. His hair is even growing back. Seeing how good he is, has inspired me to start drinking it myself. I recommend you get the pure gel, trader joe’s or wal-mart has it. Good luck.

  • niru

    how is aloe vera helpful to skin?

    • jseven

      Creates more collagen and collagen is vital to healthy skin connective tissue joins ex See Youtube ALoe Select

  • Emmanuel Igechi

    Am having serious indigestion and malabsorption. I took half a glass of aloe vera juice by forever living products. It seems to have a cooling effect on my stomach and its working right away

  • jseven

    Aloe Select

  • jseven

    The best Aloe I’ve ever had is Aloe Select. Its amazing what it’s done for my health and skin Wow