The Side Effects & Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

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Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera is one of the best known herbs throughout the world, widely used for its numerous health benefits, both internal and external. The health benefits of aloe vera have been well known for centuries, however, at that time it was mostly used to treat wounds and cuts.

Nowadays, we know there are many other health benefits of aloe vera juice, like its use in treating constipation, boosting the immune system, cleansing your colon and relief for acid reflux symptoms. On the flip side, there are also several side effects associated with aloe vera. Today aloe vera is available in the form of juice, gel and powder. No matter what type of aloe vera you decide to pursue, there are benefits of each.

Let’s take a closer look at the many aloe vera juice benefits and side effects in detail.

Aloe Vera Juice Benefits

The following are a few benefits of aloe vera juice, which is why it’s one of the most popular natural products today.

  • Aloe vera juice is believed to help boost the immune system.
  • It also has anti inflammatory properties that can help alleviate inflammation, skin irritation, burns and wounds.
  • Aloe vera has a natural laxative effect, as a result, aloe vera juice is widely used to help relieve constipation.
  • Drinking aloe vera juice is another common remedy for acid reflux symptoms, such as stomachaches and heartburn. .
  • Aloe vera juice one of the best detox foods you can ingest. Besides helping with acid reflux, it also helps improve digestion and cleanse your colon.

Side Effects of Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera juice, when consumed in an excess amount, can lead to abdominal cramping, diarrhea, dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. One of the benefits of aloe vera juice can also be one of its main side effects, as it helps lower your blood sugar level. This may be potentially dangerous for people already suffering from low blood sugar.

Another side effect of aloe vera is that it may trigger an allergic reaction, such as skin rash and skin irritations for some people. It’s also strongly advised that pregnant women should not drink aloe vera juice, as it may lead to diarrhea. If you are pregnant or lactating, be sure to talk to your doctor BEFORE you start drinking aloe vera juice. It would also be wise for senior citizens to check with their doctor, before drinking aloe juice.

Although, aloe vera juice are a great complement to a colon cleanse and treatment of constipation, it’s not recommended for certain gastrointestinal diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and stomach ulcers.

Final Thoughts on Aloe Vera Juice

The bottom-line on aloe vera juice, is that it can be a great addition to your diet. Apart from the various benefits and side effects, there are several other factors that need to be taken into consideration. First, talk to your doctor before giving aloe juice to children or pregnant women. Secondly, you will only suffer from the side effects of aloe vera juice when you drink too much.

Also, all aloe vera juice products are different. It’s recommended that you only drink organic aloe vera juice, and from a good source. When you do consume aloe juice, you should only drink the amounts listed on the bottle.

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24 Responses to “The Side Effects & Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice”

  1. David H. says:

    A recent study showed aloe vera gel to be excellent for oral health as well. Alie vera juice benefits nearly every facet of human health and well-being.

  2. Rachel says:

    I do tend towards low blood sugar levels, and have been drinking 30mm of aloe vera juice am and last thing pm forthe last week, and have felt faint twice this week. Should i reduce the amount i am taking?

    many thanks

  3. Richard says:

    Hello, I just picked up two bottles of this stuff at a PX on Ft. Benning in GA. It tastes incredible and the little juicy chunks of aloe in it are awesome. It has had some effect on my heartburn and I hope it really does help. I would suggest that everyone try this atleast once.

  4. Shalanda says:

    I have been drinking Aloe Vera juice for 3 days now. I don’t know if I am getting the most benefits from the juice because I purchased it from Walmart. Since this says drink organic, I may have to go to a health food store and get the real thing. I really can’t tell much difference but my stomach feels better and has been emptied out. But I hope it works.

    • Ryan says:

      I drink the stuff from Walmart every day and it works wonders. No more pain! Some brands taste better but honestly the real stuff is supposed to have somewhat of a bitter taste that takes a little getting used to. If it tastes really good then they probably put too much crap in it. Organic may be better but it’s expensive and you still have to watch for unnecessary chemicals. The walmart stuff by the gallon is cheap, simple, and it works.

  5. Misty says:

    I have a friend who said after receiving chemotherapy her mother had horrible ulcer all down her throat and started drinking aloe juice and within a week she was able to eat again. I have an ulcer in my stomach so I will definitely be getting some for myself soon.

  6. Peter says:

    Aloe is great the best way to use it is FRESH ORGANIC if possible, if you cant get the plant leaves from the supermarket ask, or grow some in a pot or garden. I make a juice normally every morning, different concoctions, and find it great for just about all needs for the healthy body. The only disadvantage in buying the store products ….( juices ) is that they are most probably pasteurized and therefor have lost most of the health benefits. Its also great to apply directly to your skin face and body if you don’t have any reaction. Best to drink or apply as soon as you cut it from the leaves as it oxidizes quickly……….. you can cut the leave into a small piece, trim the sides off then cut the flatter side off leaving the gel on the curved part of the leave then scoop it off with a tablespoon, just take the gel, only as the sap a yellow color and the skin are really bitter, that’s why its best to have some sweet fruit or honey to add and blend when making a juice.
    A great detox additive for juicing is my best recommendation take it internally, if you want juice recipes search me on ( FB ) Hawkes and I can list some of my healthy mixes. : @ )

    • Dan Kleinman says:


      Found your remarks interesting and informative. I grow aloe vera, not in any commercial way,
      but I have two seperate gardens which were started with just a few plants originally, but are
      pretty impressive now. I use aloe vera for burns, cuts, and a follow up on my skin cancer
      treatments. My mother used to buy aloe vera juice from a friend and both are passed away.
      I tried drinking the product she used and didn’t like it, but am interested in making juice from
      my plants. I think from your post I can get started on a small batch for my wife and me to
      try, but if you don’t mind sharing some recipes I’d be happy to look them over. Thanks.


  7. Victoria says:

    Wow, this information and comments are FANTASTIC!!! I know that aloe vera was great for your skin, but I didn’t realize that it was so great for you internally as well. I will have to look for some organic not-pasteurized juice and see how it makes me feel. Thanks :)

    • Ron says:

      Victoria – in my late teens i had a fuel tank blow up in my face,second and third degree burns.My sister rescued me from the hospital after 5 days of scrubbings/very painful!.she would cut open the longest leaves on her huge plant,apply it to my face and head.It hurt so much for about 2 minutes,then would subside-i have no scarring from the burn at all,my hair grew back.I have been drinking aloe 100percent for many years,i get sick rarely,feel great most all days,am 55 years old and am a firm believer in it.I take only a multi vitamin and feel wonderful.Hope this helps you.

  8. Lilia Huertas says:

    I was a patient of Irritable bowel syndrome for years. Pain if I ate, pain if I did not. Everything would irritate my stomach, developing cramps, and a lot of gas and discomfort. A friends girlfriend told me about the Aloe Vera and I was so desperate that I had to start although the one I tried had terrible flavor. In a week or less I started feeling better. Now, is being 5 years with no pain, I can eat anything I want. I buy Aloe Vera GEL and mix it with cantaloupe for a delicious smootie I drink every morning and every night. Aloe Vera saved my life. No medicines, no antiacids. Nothing. Only my juice. My last general check up showed also that all the chemicals in my body are perfectly leveled.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks for the info. I have IBS and have been started on medication. I’m gonna give this Aloe Vera a try. Id rather use that then medication

  9. Stephanie says:

    Like any medicinal plants aloe vera has also its dosage, taking the right amount of aloe juice helps us very much in our daily diet and in addition to this information aloe vera is also a good skin protection.

  10. Organic Aloe says:

    Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel is the best in the market today. It’s the real deal. Works wonders. Google what people are saying about FLP’s Aloe Vera gel? Purest form you can get, doesn’t taste really good though but it’s very organic.

  11. chong sew aun says:


    For the last 3 months or so, I have had acid reflux. It occurred 2-3 times per week especially with I took fried and oily stuff and alcoholic and gassy drinks.

    After taking double-boiled Aloe Vera with rock sugar and red dates, once in the morning and night, for two weeks, my acid reflux seems to disappear. It is now almost 1 month and I hope it will not recur again.

  12. Mark says:

    I have tried aloe vera pills but I haven’t tried the juice. The pills were an extremely powerful laxative, almost too much. I’m wondering if taloe juice is less potent?

  13. rosanne mayo says:

    I hope the lady up above named Rachel found out why she was “feeling faint”. She believes it was from her low blood pressure, but given Aloe’s propensities, that is really a symptom of dehydration, and a very serious one at that.

  14. Nalliana says:

    Try the real fresh aloe juice from your garden.Its more effective. I have severe urinary tract infection after drinking 3 days the pain is gone!

  15. Is Aloe for real? says:

    I Love organic aloe juice I’ve been drinking it for close to 15 years now an the detoxification is great I feel awesome have lots of energy all day…. They now make organic juice with strawberry an kiwi so tastes a lot better. An the harmful chemicals in my body are gone!!

  16. erik says:

    I didn’t even know you could get it as a juice. I new aloe-vera was good for scaring and healing up areas on your skin. But as a juice its also good as a laxative, i struggle with constipation so this looks like very good reason to drink the juice, thanks!

  17. Debi says:

    I recently been drinking an aloe vera concoction a friend shared with me. In 2 weeks I have dropped 6 lbs! I dont do any absolutely any exercise regiment. I am pleased with the results. Fresh aloe vera is available in a local supermarket down the street so super convenient. Now I read all the health benefits..and decided..that this will be a life long venture to my good health plan.

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