For two and a half months I drank Aloe Vera juice every morning before breakfast. I drank roughly, 7-8 ounces ( which is half of a standard, personal water bottle) mixed with 7-8 ounces of water. I preferred mornings but some people find it more effective to drink the juice at night. Do whatever works for you.
Initially, I started drinking Aloe Vera juice back in April because I thought it would miraculously help clear up my acne. Even though it failed in that department, I continued to drink it everyday because it helped me in a lot of other ways. Please note that at the time, I was also going to the gym four-five times per week for 1.5 hour sessions. An hour of cardio (mainly the stair-master) and 30 minutes of strength training). Depending on what your end goal is, exercising may help you achieve better results.
For the first few days, it was kind of a chore because the juice is so bitter, even with water. But like most things in life, it grows on you.
You can purchase the juice at Trader Joe’s for around $7.
One change I noticed right off that bat was I was using the bathroom more often (number 2…TMI sorry). I would go 1-2 times per day, which is in the normal range.
This is something that I expected because one of the benefits of drinking the juice is that it facilitates digestion and relieves occasional constipation. It’s a natural laxative that detoxifies the body. This is why it’s imperative to stay hydrated during the process.
I also started to notice that my stomach was a lot flatter. Not only does it help with bloating but its also known for it’s ability to help your body shed excess weight, build muscle and increase flexibility. It encourages the production of collagen, which is a protein found in muscles and tendons that essentially holds your body together.
I didn’t really notice a change in energy, but at the time i was already a pretty energetic person. The juice also contains vitamin B, C, and E, and folic acid which will strengthen your immune system so that’s always a plus.
In conclusion, I highly recommend drinking Aloe Vera juice regularly to improve your overall health, and especially if you’re trying to lose weight.
If you expect it to be a solution to your skin problems, you will be disappointed. However, keep in mind that since it does enhance your overall health this might show (with time) through your skin. Stay cautiously optimistic.
Do not drink Aloe Vera juice if you are:
- Suffering from intestinal or colon issues ;
- Have Crohn’s disease; or
- If you’re pregnant. Aloe vera contains anthraquinones – an organic compound that stimulates uterine contractions – which is no bueno for the baby.