The Health and Healing Benefits of Drinking Aloe Vera Juice. I drink aloe vera whole leaf or inner fillet juice every morning because of its internal healing benefits. Aloe vera is known for its many healing properties, and many people use it on their skin. But have you ever considered drinking aloe vera juice (not the gel) to help promote a healthy digestive system, support your immune system, balance stomach acids, and help your body absorb nutrients, reduce toxins, promote regularity, and help soothes muscles and joints. I started drinking aloe vera juice 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with acid reflux. Which was actually a misdiagnoses, but I started drinking it heal my esophagus.
As it turned out, after further testing, I did not have acid reflux, I had Celiac Disease. Since my digestive system was damaged, I kept taking the aloe vera juice to help heal my digestive system. Not only has it helped speed up the healing of my digestive system it also has helped with an old shoulder injury I have.
There are two kinds of aloe vera juice I prefer: Organic Whole Leaf juice and Organic Inner Fillet Juice. Whole leaf is a little more potent and a little stronger tasting. While the inner fillet juice is milder tasting. I suggest only using the whole leaf if you tend to be irregular, and inner fillet if you are regular. I would not encourage you to buy this at the drug store or grocery store, as theirs tends to have preservatives.
The one I buy is organic and has to be refrigerated. Here are the main reasons you should consider drinking aloe vera juice:
- Supports healthy digestion and regularity
- Supports antioxidant and immune health
- Increases absorption of nutrients and reduces toxins
- Naturally contains vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids
- Balances stomach acids
- Helps with muscle and joint pain
I take at least 2 ounces a day for maintenance or more if I’m having digestive issues. Here is where I buy quality Aloe Vera juice:
- Organic Inner Fillet Aloe Vera Juice (milder tasting for daily use)
- Organic Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice (stronger for occasional constipation)
Funny but true aloe vera juice story: I drink my aloe juice from a whiskey shot glass because it happens to be precisely a two ounce size. Well, my daughter was home from college for spring break, and happened to see me taking a shot of aloe juice early in the morning. Her jaw dropped and her eyes popped out, and she said “OMG Mom! Are you day drinking?” She was shocked because she knows I’m kind of holistic and rarely drink alcohol. I showed her what it was, and why I drank it from a shot glass. She was relieved to have her organic, urban hippie Mom back, and that she didn't need to put me in rehab, lol.
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Great article! thanks for sharing this article with us .I was knowing the benefits of Aloe Vera for hair but i was not knowing the these many health benefits are there thanks for the information and it improve digestion so definitely i will try
I just started drinking inner fillet gel this week. Not sure I’m seeing any effect yet, but I like the possibilities, as I have very irregular bowels. Thanks for your blog
It's really cool and healthy
I love it. Atleast every day I can't miss
Do you recommend taking the whole leaf on a daily basis?
Laura, I have not taken the whole leaf, just the inner fillet.
A little FYI, whole leaf contains the whole leaf and the Very toxic yellow juice that lies between the flesh and the leaf. It is toxic to your liver so they have to add chemical to pull that toxic stuff out making whole leaf not as healthy as it sounds. Go with filet aloe for pure aloe.
There are lots of variations of ALOE, how do I know which is the best, and how to pick one? I recall growing up in Puerto Rico my Mom had Aloe Vera in the yard, she would often use it for our scrapes & wounds. But I cannot find anything that resembles that type of Aloe Vera plant.
I have a large aloe plant in my garden. I cut the white inner fillet out. I juice it in a NutriBullet with a protein powder, strawberries, banana and milk. Delicious!!!!
Audrey, that sounds perfect. I have been thinking of planting some aloe vera and making the juice myself. Great idea!
Just a note for everyone. You can put your aloe juice in Gatoraide or any other fruit juice if the taste is too strong for you. That's what I do. I take 2 oz. with each meal until my heartburn and reflux get better. I got great results after only 2 days! Wonderful since they found out that all the medicines for these issues cause dementia!!!!!
Thanks Paula, adding it to juice is a good idea 🙂
I just purchased from Amazon "preservative-free aloe vera juice for dry mouth. it is inner filet.
Can you use Aloe on your Dog's or is it bad for them.
Mickey, I have heard that the aloe vera plant and aloe vera products are poisonous to dogs and cats. So, I would keep all aloe vera plants or products away from any pets.
Can I make my own from the aloe plant?
Michele, Yes you can, as some viewers have said that they make their own from a plant. I have not tried it though but here is a video I found with instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyvB4xYZ7lY
I was wondering how long the aloe vera juice last in the fridge?
Ang, My aloe keeps for quite awhile (a few months) in the fridge, but you should check the expiration date on the product to be sure.
Please use INNER FILLET juice and not whole leaf! If you drink whole leaf juice on a consistent basis, the laxative properties can seriously damage your colon!!!!
Correct Amy, the inner fillet is best, as the leaf juice is more for constipation.
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I have severe Barrett's disease. Will Aloe Vera juice help me? I hurt.
Mel, I was tested for that among other disorders and diseases, when I was having such problems with my esophagus swelling and making it difficult for me to swallow. I know aloe juice has helped me with my digestive issues, but I can't say for sure whether it would help with your specific issue. It can't hurt to try it for awhile and see. Have you tried an other digestive aides or diets for Barretts?
I have been sick for over a week and Having issues with my esophagus and swallowing and just today I was walking outside and God urged me to have some aloe leaf and I couldn't believe how amazing this plant is!! How much of the inner leaf do you eat? Just one tbsp?
Melinda, I use 2 ounces (4 tbsp) of the aloe vera juice, but I think that would be around 2 tbsp of the gel. You can blend it with water or juice (to taste better) for drinking.
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day drinker, ROFLMBO I have tried this before it was such a awful taste but you know if it helps I may have to go back to it. Thanks for posting, very cheap too 🙂
Great article. My neighbor just started drinking aloe to lower his cholesterol and blood sugar also. I have a question, I have fresh aloe growing in my garden with no chemicals, can I use that? If so what part and how much would I use. I'd like to incorporate this into my day. Also can it be taken any time in the day?
Yes it can be taken morning or evening.