In the world of wellness wonders, aloe vera takes the crown as the ultimate multitasker. Its list of benefits is as extensive as it is impressive, making it a cherished ally for both beauty and health enthusiasts.
While its gel has long been celebrated for its soothing, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically, aloe vera also reveals its magic on the inside, offering a solution to one of our most common woes: bloating.
As Vogue so aptly puts it, the succulent pulp of the aloe vera plant is nothing short of a detoxifying elixir for the body. Packed to the brim with vitamins and antioxidant agents, including the illustrious beta-carotene, this remarkable plant offers a digestive symphony that your body will thank you for.
When sipped as a refreshing juice, aloe vera becomes a trusted companion to your liver and kidneys, working tirelessly to escort toxins away in a graceful cleansing act. This virtuous cycle not only aids in shedding those unwanted pounds and prevents bloating, but also bids farewell to the burdens of constipation and other pesky digestive maladies.
Aloe Vera Juice: Why You Shouldn’t Overdo It?
With all good things, however, caution is advised as too much of a good thing can backfire.
Overconsumption of aloe vera juice can irritate the intestine and cause discomfort. This is because the plant contains aloin, a chemical compound with purgative and laxative properties, known for stimulating intestinal peristalsis.
As Vogue points out, the use of aloin in dietary supplements was banned by EU Regulation 2021/468 of March 18, 2021 due to its potential genotoxic effect. Hence, aloe-based products sold within the European Union are free from it.
Although you can make your aloe vera juice, ready-made versions are also available for purchase. However, you should ensure that it is pure juice extracted cold to retain the benefits of the nutrients.
This article originally appeared on Grazia International