The Health and Healing Benefits of Drinking Aloe Vera Juice. I drink aloe vera whole leaf or inner fillet juice every morning because of its internal healing benefits. Aloe vera is known for its many healing properties, and many people use it on their skin. But have you ever considered drinking aloe vera juice (not the gel) to help promote a healthy digestive system, support your immune system, balance stomach acids, and help your body absorb nutrients, reduce toxins, promote regularity, and help soothes muscles and joints. I started drinking aloe vera juice 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with acid reflux. Which was actually a misdiagnoses, but I started drinking it heal my esophagus.
As it turned out, after further testing, I did not have acid reflux, I had Celiac Disease. Since my digestive system was damaged, I kept taking the aloe vera juice to help heal my digestive system. Not only has it helped speed up the healing of my digestive system it also has helped with an old shoulder injury I have.
There are two kinds of aloe vera juice I prefer: Organic Whole Leaf juice and Organic Inner Fillet Juice. Whole leaf is a little more potent and a little stronger tasting. While the inner fillet juice is milder tasting. I suggest only using the whole leaf if you tend to be irregular, and inner fillet if you are regular. I would not encourage you to buy this at the drug store or grocery store, as theirs tends to have preservatives.
The one I buy is organic and has to be refrigerated. Here are the main reasons you should consider drinking aloe vera juice:
- Supports healthy digestion and regularity
- Supports antioxidant and immune health
- Increases absorption of nutrients and reduces toxins
- Naturally contains vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids
- Balances stomach acids
- Helps with muscle and joint pain
I take at least 2 ounces a day for maintenance or more if I’m having digestive issues.
Funny but true aloe vera juice story: I drink my aloe juice from a whiskey shot glass because it happens to be precisely a two ounce size. Well, my daughter was home from college for spring break, and happened to see me taking a shot of aloe juice early in the morning. Her jaw dropped and her eyes popped out, and she said “OMG Mom! Are you day drinking?” She was shocked because she knows I’m kind of holistic and rarely drink alcohol. I showed her what it was, and why I drank it from a shot glass. She was relieved to have her organic, urban hippie Mom back, and that she didn’t need to put me in rehab, lol.