Drink Aloe Vera Juice for Improved Gut Health

Ceci Jayo
I'm Ceci Jayo, a branding & graphic design expert. I'm constantly trying my best to live a healthy lifestyle and be less dependant on traditional medicinal remedies. In my free time, I love going to the beach and surfing or hiking. I used to live a hectic city life, living in New York City, but one of the main reasons I recently moved out was to be closer to nature in my everyday life – which I think is extremely beneficial to everyone's health!
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How It Works

Aloe vera juice is widely available in health food stores and is really easy to use. It doesn't matter when you drink it, but if you consume it about 30 minutes before a meal, it can help digestion! Start with 2oz daily and work up to 4oz daily (I say this from personal experience, as starting with 4oz caused me to have loose stools).


This wonder plant can help heal leaky gut as well as reduce acid reflux and tame an inflamed digestive tract. It is also considered a prebiotic, which our bodies need in order for probiotics to work.


Note: Don't try to ingest aloe vera that is used for sunburn relief ;) it usually has a lot of chemicals and is not intended for ingestion! I like the brand "Lily of the Desert" for the juice that I buy.

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I recently did a Food Sensitivty Panel, as I'd been experiencing many symptoms of inflammation. My results showed many foods that I eat regularly as causing allergic response, so my health care practitioner diagnosed me with leaky gut and recommended a rigorous protocol that included drinking aloe vera juice daily. I definitely have less joint pain after taking trigger foods out of my diet and adding in aloe vera juice.

What do you think?

Ceci Jayo
I'm Ceci Jayo, a branding & graphic design expert. I'm constantly trying my best to live a healthy lifestyle and be less dependant on traditional medicinal remedies. In my free time, I love going to the beach and surfing or hiking. I used to live a hectic city life, living in New York City, but one of the main reasons I recently moved out was to be closer to nature in my everyday life – which I think is extremely beneficial to everyone's health!
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Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
650 - Explorer
4 months ago

I have an aloe vera plant at home. Would using the meat/gel from the plant – throwing it into a smoothie, for example, or blending it with water – work? Or is the "aloe vera juice" based on something else?

Jamie Ferrell
By Jamie Ferrell
500 - Explorer
4 months ago

I think that actually would be much better, def much fresher! The "juice" is just a bottle you can pick up at the store that's mostly water, some chunks of the meat/gel, and stevia or other natural sweetener.