If you do a Google search for ‘aloe vera juice’ you might quickly conclude that drinking aloe vera juice is the ultimate healthy habit, with health benefits ranging from weight loss, digestion, immune function, and even ‘easing general discomfort’. But when you look beyond the first 40+ search results (all of the sites that list the amazing benefits of aloe vera juice just before they sell you an ongoing monthly supply), it’s a different, more accurate story.
Q: What are the benefits of drinking aloe vera juice?
A: What is interesting about aloe vera juice is that despite the huge marketing push to educate people on its benefits, there is very little scientific data to support its use in humans. What’s more, some of the toxicity research done in animals is alarming.
Excerpted from Shape