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05-20-2013, 02:18 AM   #1
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Question About Aloe Vera Juice (Filtered Whole Leaf)

I've been out here and reading people's stories and quite often I heard about Aloe Vera Juice. So I did some research and found that it can be good for you, but for some it can also be bad in some ways (like many treatments for Crohn's).

Anyway, the exact juice I bought is Filterted Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice. My main problem is severe constipation and left-sided abdominal pain (like some form of Colitis and/or Crohn's).

Here are the ingredients and details:
Sodium 100mg
Total Carbohydrates 3g
Total Fat: Less than 65g
Sodium (it is list again under 2000 calorie diet): Less than 2.4g
Cholesteral: Less than 0.3g
Total Carbohydrates: 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

Ingredients: Oragnic aloe vera juice, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate

Any opinions on this?

I just found a page at http://www.lakewoodjuices.com/product_detail/id-75/ that shows another product, which recommends against ingredients that are in my Aloe Vera Juice:
✓ No Preservatives
✓ No Citric Acid Added
✓ No Sodium Benzoate
✓ No Potassium Sorbate
✓ Kosher Certified by KOF-K
✓ Cold Pressed - Not From Concentrate
✓ Unsweetened - No Sugar Added


Naturally, my Aloe Vera Juice has a lot of these. What is the problem with these ingredients?

Any input about this would be greatly appreciated. Would rather not do more harm than good right now.
05-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Anyone have an opinion on this?
05-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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I would say its possibly from the aloe vera itself. Whilst some people say it benefits them, theres a lot of people who find it really irritate their stomachs.

Personally I would stay well clear of Aloe Vera. A search of this site would give you more info as will this link http://www.crohnsforum.com/wiki/Aloe-Vera
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05-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
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My wife tried it way back when for her UC and it did nothing, She now has a ilyostomy bag for life and is doing just great.

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05-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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Alright, I'll probably just return it. I am in bad shape as it is. Thanks for the response...
05-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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I do not tolerate it at all, this is very individual disease. If you are having trouble with it don't take it
05-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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I have had good experiences with aloe and pain relief but my doctor was concerned with me taking it for the reasons outlined in the link above.
05-23-2013, 05:44 PM   #8
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Might as well sprinkle fairy dust on your belly...
05-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #9
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I wouldn't go that far Steffers. There have been many studies on the benefits of aloe. Whether IBD is one of them is subject to debate.
05-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #10
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Just my opinion of course...I'm open to most things...but I'm seriously 'unconvinced' by these studies, and have also given it a go myself.
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