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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41 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.


    • Rosemarie says:

      I would love to try some of your recipes but don’t see the link to find them, If you could get me the information I would be thankful.

  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.

    • Azalena says:

      May you share the aloe vera concoction that helped you, I’d like to try it?

      Obvisously the aloe vera juice supplement that you linked to helped. And i think i’ll try it. But please let me kow if there’s another alloe vera juxe that helped.

  18. Kelly says:

    How much do you drink daily? I am trying to lose
    weight and I see that you have. Also how much
    have you lost so far?

    I love the stuff!! Started taking it in Sept. and it
    has made me feel great! I hve stomach issues and
    Aloe has really helped with reflux, pain, and constipation!
    I have diabetic nerve pain in legs, two herniated discs,
    inflammation in elbow and neck. After taking Aloe for
    a week, I was feeling better! I would recommend taking

    the juice twice daily!!! You have to try it ti believe it!
    Works wonders for me!!!!

  19. Lorie says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful information about aloe Vera juice! I have heard before that it’s good for you, but I didn’t know it had so many different benefits. That’s awesome! I can’t wait to start drinking it! I have several health issues, that may be helped by adding aloe vera to my diet. One of God’s healing plants. I’m gonna give it a shot asap, and will post when and if it helps any of my health issues. I have inflammation from r.a- chronic upper and low back pain-im 25 lbs overweight, and having a hard time losing it!-constipation from meds-and a few other health problems too, such as fibro myalgia. So I will try the aloe juice and let anyone interested know if it helps with any of those problems I have had for a very long time. I’m only 42 years old, had a 3 disc replacement surgery in 2008, with fusion and plate.i have been in worse pain every since. I never had any health problems before the surgery. I hope the aloe helps me even a tiny bit. Thanks for the information about aloe vera.

  20. diana says:

    what is the right dosage of aloe vera juice to intake per day? I want the benefits of aloe vera without any side effects. thanks!

  21. Aileen says:

    Is it ok to mix other vegetables with aelo vela.will it give me the same benefits.please help.

  22. Geri says:

    I just purchased my first bottle of Fruit of the Earth (Wild Berry) Aloe Vera Juice. Read all this post so far and after I try this will post my results. The bottle suggest 4 oz at meal time – so I will try 4 oz three times a day.

  23. Tencha says:

    I read all the good things Aloe Vera does…the juice, taking it fresh from the garden, I grow it in the back yard. I also have stomach problems….I will try the aloe vera juice mixed with cantaloupe smoothie FIRST, can’t wait!!
    Thank You

  24. Gloria Apostol says:

    I took one
    tablespoon of Aloe Vera this am and also took some Citrocel for my constipation, wow did it ever make me go so fast. I don’t know what the best dosage is. Guess I will call the pharmacist and see how much to take. I didn’t know that it is also a bowel cleanser. Any suggestions out there on how much you use for healthy bowels.


  25. juanita says:

    I just finished off a gallon mixed with cold brew tea and it was delicious.

  26. Gail says:

    My creatine level was elevated to 1.7. Dr states kidney functioning is declining from normal level. Will aloe vera juice help kidney function? Drinking lots of water, eating more green vegetables, cutting out red meats to stabilize decline.

    • Karen Campbell says:

      Try Dr. Chi asparagus extract tea you cannot drink Aloe vera juice if you have gout. After a little bit of research, it’s supposed to reduce creatine and bun levels. You’ll want to do your own research, of course.

      But if aloe juice doesn’t work for you… this could be a great alternative.

  27. DorKthy says:

    We have been looking for a store that sells the gallon sise aloa vere juice. But I tried the on that you linkd to in your artcle and it worked better than i ghouth it could. Thanks god to Golobal healingcenter alo ver jauce!!!!

  28. Les says:

    It works for Shingles too. I had a friend get shingles and he used the gel from the leaves on the blisters and it healed up fast. His wife bought him the liquid to drink and the symptoms and the pain were reduced greatly. So when I got the Shingles It worked great and reduced the itching and the pain And believe me you will be greatly appreciative for relief from the Shingles.

  29. Ruth says:

    I just bought my first container of Aloe Vera. How much do I take at one time and how ofter do you take it? Does it really help acid reflux ?

  30. Dora D says:

    I have rheumatoid arthritis n have not had any good results from the meds recieved. Someone told me that she went to c a eastern med Dr n was instructed to drink 48 oz of aloe Vera juice per day. She said that after 2 months all her aching (she said every joint in her body hurt n couldn’t even pick up her child because she hurt so badly) went away. She drank for another couple months then stopped. Hasn’t been bothered with arthritis since. I’m going to give a try.

    Has anyone else used aloe Vera juice for arthritis? It sounds promising, and would love to know if anybody else had similar success.

  31. barbara says:

    this stuff worked so well on my over all health and energy BUT it raised my potassium levels so high my dr.sent me to the hospital. Is this common? I really want to continue taking aloe juice so I can stay healthy and retain those energy levels that I’ve never had before.

    Maybe just drink less of it at one time, but more frequently throughout the day….?

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