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Health at all costs: Aloe

No health regime is complete without the inclusion of aloe vera. Whether you are looking for that healthy glow or a treatment for more advanced conditions, aloe should be your go-to. Aloe vera is a succulent that contains beneficial nutrients for the skin inside and out, which is why we love it in all forms.

Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral, combating almost all pathogens. It is also a source of essential fatty acids and enzymes, making it a key nutrient for digestive health. But if you want to go further, aloe is ideal for more serious conditions as well. Aloe is one of the most widely utilized nutrients for intestinal disorders, such as Crohn’s disease, IBS and acid reflux, because it is able to heal the intestinal lining. In addition, it is an effective natural treatment for skin disorders, far beyond just the typical sun burn. It has been shown to ease conditions such as eczema, rashes, and even psoriasis when taken regularly.

The popularity of aloe vera has grown, making the purchasing process more confusing, so let’s simplify it by taking a look at the best choice for your price range.

High: Aloe Ferox Bitter Juice by Immunologic

One of the most unique variations of aloe on the market, this product by Immunologic is the Rolls Royce of aloe supplements. Aloe ferox is a type of aloe specific to South Africa that yields a bitter resin known for its medicinal properties. The bitters are then added to organic Pinotage wine, straight from centuries-old Cape winelands in Bonnievale, South Africa, to maximize its bio-availability and to better preserve the aloe. This juice is suggested for those with digestive conditions and a weakened immune system, as well as for clearing stagnant waste in the bowels.

Midpoint: Aloe Detox by Premier Research Labs

If you are looking for an aloe product that does more than just heal the GI tract, look no further. This formula contains a species of aloe called aloe arborescens, which has been shown to combat an array of conditions including the big C. It is then paired with organic alcohol to act as a transporter and vasodilator, raw honey as a lure for bad bugs (bacteria, fungus etc.), and bentonite clay as a binding and detoxifying agent. Bottom line, Aloe Detox is worth the price, especially if you are looking for that one-a-day healing and cleansing product.

Low: Aloe Vera h2O

Even without added bells and whistles, simple aloe vera is very effective. The simple act of incorporating the gel from aloe vera leaves into your diet can improve your health, and without the hefty price tag. Add the gel to your favorite smoothie or let Pressed make it simple for you: go for Pressed Juicery’s Aloe Vera H20, to keep your bowels moving, your skin glowing and your immune system ready for action!


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  1. Not many people know just how beneficial aloe vera is. The best part is that it’s all natural. I’m excited to try the Aloe Vera H20!

    Natalia | 11.25.2013 | Reply
    • We love Aloe H2O – let us know if you try it out, Natalia!

      The Chalkboard | 11.25.2013 | Reply


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