Definition

Aloe vera juice is a beverage product consisting of aloe vera gel pieces floating in a flavored juice.

Health considerations

Aloe vera juice is a source of potassium and vitamin C. As a medicine, aloe vera gel, a component of aloe vera juice, has been studied as a treatment for many diseases. Aloe vera gel has been found to induce remission in inflammatory bowel disease, protect against liver and kidney damage ellicited by type 2 diabetes and lower blood sugar and triglyceride levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Aloe vera gel has also been found to be protective against liver toxicity and genotoxicity caused by lindane, an insecticide. See: Lindane.

Keep in mind

The differences between consuming aloe vera gel and aloe vera juice are unclear and health effects may vary. Aloe vera beverages may not contain actual aloe plant products.

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