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How does AloeCure work?

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AloeCure works by improving bowel function, reducing heartburn and indigestion and also improving the skin's appearance, according to the AloeCure website. AloeCure is primarily aloe juice made from the Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant.

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Aloe vera juice has been used as a home remedy for digestive and other health-related issues since early history. AloeCure is made from the clear, gooey gel inside aloe vera plants. It is this gel that contains much of the plant's water, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. Aloe is a good source of vitamins A, C, E and some B vitamins.

One 7-day study involving 180 people found that Acemannan, a polysaccharide found in aloe, helped heal mouth ulcers and reduced pain caused by them, according to Authority Nutrition. However, it didn't work as effectively as corticosteroids at healing the ulcers. Polysaccharides and glycoproteins may help reduce inflammation and calm down intestinal disorders, according to ABC News.

Multiple studies have shown that aloe use can help with constipation. The yellow sticky residue just under the skin of an aloe vera plant contains aloin, which is a laxative, according to Authority Nutrition. However, this chemical is not used in products for constipation, due to safety concerns over regular use of aloin, as of 2015.

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