What is the daily recommended dose of Aloe juice?

While most of us are familiar with the use of aloe vera extracts as topical applications for the skin, consuming the juice extract is not as widespread. Aloe vera is probably the most popular of all traditional herbs. The extracts that are used are taken from the leaf of the plant and its healing properties are attributed to Acemannan, a polysaccharide ingredient, which has an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating action. Like most cacti the aloe leaf is also filled with a gel that consists mainly of water, but in addition to this it contains a number of substances that give the thick sap its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

The daily recommended dose of aloe juice would depend on your condition and your specific requirements. Since you have not mentioned any ailment it is impossible to say exactly what dosage suits you best. Generally however, two teaspoons of aloe added to water or fruit juice can be consumed thrice a day. Consuming aloe juice orally has a number of health benefits, particularly for the digestive system. Aloe vera juice can act as an effective laxative, but this can become a problem as prolonged use may create a bowel dependency. It is therefore best that you consult with a dietician or herbalist for guidance based on your specific health conditions.

Some of the health benefits from ale vera juice would include its detoxifying effect; it cleanses the colon, protecting against colonic infection and can alleviate constipation. Aloe vera juice also helps to regulate the gastrointestinal acidity levels and it offers preventive and curative action against inflammations of the digestive tract and ulcerative colitis. Aloe juice is also believed to help patients suffering from peptic ulcers or heartburn. Recent research has also found the consumption of aloe juice to be beneficial for diabetics as it reduces their blood glucose levels.

Apart from its benefits as a detoxifier and for the digestive system it offers a number of other benefits. Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants that can help boost and enhance the immune system. Drinking aloe juice is also believed to help reduce inflammation, regulate weight and energy levels, and act as an effective nutritional supplement, as it contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, Folic Acid and Niacin. It also contains Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Copper and Chromium. Consuming aloe vera juice is therefore believed to be a better and more effective alternative to dietary supplements had in the capsule form.

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