How much aloe vera juice should you drink daily?
Many people drink aloe vera for its health benefits, taking it as a supplement. But supplement consumption is serious stuff; you can’t go taking them willy-nilly. Like any health supplement, the first thing that comes to mind is how much you should take on a daily basis. Some dietary drinks taste bad (if it tastes bad it must do us some good, right?). Not here: Kelly Loves aloe vera drink is delicious, combining aloe vera juice and gel for the perfect accompaniment to a meal or as a refreshment during the day.
So how much aloe vera juice can we consume each day? Can we drink as much aloe vera juice as we want? Let’s take a look.
Why should you drink aloe vera?
Aloe vera is a bit of a do-it-all miracle product and they’ve known this in Asia for centuries. Behold the multitude of potential health benefits:
✔ Research suggests that aloe vera juice may help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes (in consultation with their GP).
✔ Aloe vera juice has powerful antioxidant properties that can prevent infections.
✔ Studies have found that aloe vera juice could relieve heartburn and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
✔ Aloe vera is rich in magnesium, which is crucial for muscles and nerves to work properly.
✔ Aloe vera juice may relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation. Although, more evidence is needed with regards to its effectiveness against IBS.
✔ Aloe vera has the potential to treat various eye ailments.
✔ The anti-inflammatory properties in aloe vera can help to promote clear skin.
How much aloe vera should you drink a day?
Drinking aloe vera juice every day is absolutely fine, but the amount to consume daily will depend on the type of product you choose. If you’re drinking pure aloe vera gel, start with one tablespoon each day to see how you stomach it.
If you’re drinking pure aloe vera juice (surrounding the gel in the leaf), you don’t need to worry about the laxative effects of anthraquinones. Most people would be OK with 2-4 tablespoons of aloe vera juice a day. But it’s quite bitter, so it depends on your taste preference.
Kelly Loves aloe vera drink combines water with aloe vera juice and gel to make it thirst quenching and palatable so you don’t have to worry about side effects. We add sweeteners (rather than sugar) to offset the natural bitterness.
When’s the best time to drink aloe vera?
There’s no best time to drink aloe vera. Many people swear by drinking aloe vera juice on an empty stomach in the morning. Kelly Loves aloe vera drink is refreshing alongside a meal or as part of a break throughout the day. And it doesn’t contain caffeine or sugar so there’s no reason not to drink it before bed.
Are there side effects of drinking too much aloe vera?
Excessive consumption of pure aloe vera gel or juice may cause some side effects including:
- Stomach irritation including cramping and diarrhoea
- Skin irritation (such as a rash)
A small number of people might find that they have an allergic reaction to taking the pure aloe vera gel. This could include a tight chest or difficulty breathing.
Drinking aloe vera juice has a multitude of health benefits so it’s a good thing to add to your daily routine. If you cut the aloe vera plant you can access the gel or juice. But who has time to be cutting up aloe vera plants every day! Plus, there are around 400 species of aloe vera and some are poisonous if ingested. To enjoy the benefits of aloe vera without going through the hassle of keeping plants alive, worrying about safety, or extracting messy gooey stuff, look to aloe vera juice drinks. Many brands add sugar to their aloe vera drinks which would be bad for your health to consume every day. Luckily, Kelly Loves has sourced an authentic, high-quality aloe vera drink, replacing the sugar with sweeteners.