Aloe vera juice can come in any flavor and contains pulp from the aloe vera succulent plant. This pulp is high in nutrients and fiber. It has numerous health benefits when ingested orally.
Aloe vera has several healing effects on the digestive track, such as decreasing irritation and assisting the process of repairing ulcers in the stomach lining. It can also help with symptoms of inflammatory disorders of the intestines, such as irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. Aloe vera is also known to increase the amount of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Aloe vera juice contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that help to fight toxins and other invading pathogens in the body. It also helps to regulate blood circulation and balance the immune system, decreasing chances of developing inflammatory immune disorders. Evidence strongly suggests that aloe vera is also useful for lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Aloe juice and latex contain a natural laxative called anthraquinone, which can lead to severe diarrhea if taken improperly, As only some aloe vera is meant for consumption, it is advised to consult with a doctor to avoid drug reactions and illness. Aloe vera may also increase the blood lowering effects of some diabetes medications and cause the loss of potassium for those on diuretics.