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ryleigh
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   Posted 7/28/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,  Just saw a infomercial on Aloecure..  They say it will cure all types of digestive issues.. Anyone ever try it??  I have had IBS for 15 years but never tried this one..  I might get it if someone else has tried it and it helps..  Thanks...

Ryleigh


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 7/28/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no personal experience with this but I just heard on that it can be harmful for people to drink Aloe. I didn't listen that much but it was a nationwide Dr. on his program recommending not to drink it, that it has shown no benefit and may be harmful. The whole mystery of Aloe, he said has not turned out like they thought it was. Just a lot of hype according to him.

gutastrophe
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   Posted 7/29/2007 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe the good doc is correct!  I tried drinking aloe, the special formula made for consumption.  It did absolutely nothing for me.  And it was completely deeeesgusting!!!

ryleigh
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   Posted 7/29/2007 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks All..  You just saved me a bunch of money.. 

Ryleigh


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   Posted 7/29/2007 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I tend to agree Ryleigh... besides any product with the word "Cure" in it raises red flags for me!!
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sdm9093
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   Posted Today 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ryleigh,

I actually worked for AloeCure/AGHG for awhile, and I've taken AloeCure for almost 2 years. I believe it works and does help with acid reflux and heartburn. IBS, heartburn, and ulcers were three issues I commonly heard Aloe juice can help resolve. I think the version of aloe juice that the earlier post is referring to that is not safe to drink is aloe juice without an element called aloin removed. Aloin is a natural substance in between the outer leaf of the plant and the inner gel that is very bitter and also a laxative. In AloeCure, They have removed the aloin and also added grape flavoring with stevia, a natural sweetener. This makes the taste OK, although it is still just a supplement, not a beverage. I recommend mixing it with your favorite drink. In regard to the name, I agree that using Cure in the name is not necessarily a good idea for the consumer, because it raises red flag. Actually the original name was AloePure but the name was already trademarked in the US. Anyway, hope this helps shed some light on the subject.

Keriamon
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   Posted Today 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I know when my mother took just aloe vera caspules (found in any vitamin section), she got more regular than she cared to be and had to cut back (she was taking it for hair loss--it's supposed to be very helpful for your hair). If I'm not mistaken, Ryleigh, you have a problem with D, so I would advise that you stay well away from any form of aloe, except for topical use for burns (yes, definitely helps cool them). Sdm's post says that they have removed the laxative part from the aloe vera, but if it was me, I would still be suspicious. Probably because it'd give me D where it wouldn't anyone else! Lol.

Sarita
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   Posted 8/4/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard conflicting information about aloe.  Will have to do some research on it.  But I'd definitely recommend NOT going the aloe route if you're diarrhea-prone.  I've ingested aloe twice - once in the gelatinous form (in South America), whereupon I proceeded to vomit all over a city street, and once in the watery form (in Alaska), whereupon I ended up in the ER with severe dehydration due to explosive diarrhea and stomach cramps.
 
Now, I've also heard some very promising things about aloe for those with constipation.  Hope I didn't scare anyone too much - these were just my individual experiences with it.
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jody90
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   Posted 5/1/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been suffering with acid reflux disease for about a year now.  First tried the all natural route by taking DGL (Which is a form of licorice but the harmful ingredient is removed for those suffering from High Blood Pressure Like I am)  It did not work after 3 months. I next tried Orange Peel extract from whole foods- it did not work either and made the acid worse.  Next I tried Prilosec- an OTC med and it did work but cannot be taken long term due to severe side effects.  My doc now has me on an OTC med called Zantac- it does not work well and I am very frustrated.  I heard about aloecure and have been taking it for 3 days- so far it has helped "smooth out" the acid in my stomach- but it's not cheap.  It costs $5.00 for a bottle that will last about a week.  It's taken twice a day- as far as taste I'd say it doen't taste either bad or good- but it's tolerable.  There are times I wake up at night with a burning in my solar plexus and if I take the Aloecure it does smooth out the burning and stop it within a few minutes.  I'd rather take this than Zantac because all OTC meds have side effects.  I'd rather take aloecure than taking TUMS or ROLAIDS because all the extra calcium can cause kidney stones so I hear.  So for now I am taking Aloecure with decent results- will see how it works long-term.  The best way to help acid reflux really is to lose weight- I am about 40 pounds over my desired weight and am sure if I can just stop snacking at night and lose the weight I will be fine.  A few months ago I dropped 10 lbs and the acid reflux stopped completely but started again when I gained it back. It sucks getting old because it's easy to gain weight!!! nono

PeppermintPatti
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   Posted 12/5/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I have not tried AloeCure, however, I have used aloe juice from health food stores, and I have to say that it does provide SOME relief. I'm sure some people are sensitive to it (obviously, from what I've read), but it does provide relief for burning. I have a hiatel hernia, ulcer, an eroded esophagus, and severe inflammation. Aloe DOES help me, however, I would recommend going to a health food store and trying something else... AloeCure appears to be very expensive... There are plenty of aloe juices to choose from at Whole Foods Market. Some are flavored, but I opted to go with the unflavored version (because one of the flavored drinks had cranberry juice in it, which I felt might aggravate my esophagus)... So far, so good... I also use the inner fillet mixed with water... I am able to tolerate gross things, it appears... LOL... Especially when I know it's helping me. As for meds, I just started taking Axid today... Can't make any determination if it's helping or not, but I feel slightly better today, after coming off of Zegerid. My doctor is very concerned about how severe the inflammation is and mentioned surgery... I will drink/do just about anything to prevent having surgery....!!!!! Anyhow... I also read somewhere that slippery elm powder might help... and dried papaya spears... I do realize that what works for some doesn't work for others, but I thought I'd pass the information on...

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   Posted 6/12/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
hated the taste, love the results. so far no buyers remorse. I was on the fence about taking an OTC or prescription, chose not to becuase those long term studies are way scarier than anything I found on aloecure (which was nothing?). Now that I mix aloecure with juice it's easy to take.  so boo to pink and pills - I'm able to stay green.

tiedinknots
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   Posted 6/14/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
If you have trouble with nausea, acid reflux, wind or spasm you could also try peppermint tea? I buy mine from the supermarket and it helps get rid of the burning and the feeling sick pretty fast if you brew it strong.

The abdominal pain is pretty stubborn though so I'm looking into getting peppermint oil capsules which are the same thing but stronger. I'll let you know how they go and how much they cost.

tabbytoo
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   Posted 8/3/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
New to this forum, I'm relieved to find a place to vent my frustration.
 
Warning: Beware of Aloecure! After responding to the Aloecure infomercial with anticipation of getting off Nexium for my GERD, I took AloeCure for two days causing several lumps to appear on my forehead and the side of my face. At the same time, not realizing  Aolecure's effect on me, I rubbed the gel just below my neckline on a mild sunburn. I broke out in small white and red bumps. My doctor said I was allergic to the Aloecure. Regretfully, I am on medication to combat the affects of this product that should be taken off the market.  I'll never again be so gullible to these promos.

gtusf
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   Posted 10/6/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have used aloecure for a few weeks. I have been feeling much better since. The taste is not that pleasant but it does give relief if you suffer from heartburn. Don't know of any published studies that suggest this drink is harmful. Please post if you have scientific data which suggests harmful side effects.

jacketch
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   Posted 10/11/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been using aloe juice for several months for GERD and have had fair results so far. I may stop taking Zantac if it improves a bit. I did find that I am much more regular since taking it.
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TSeelva99
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   Posted 10/21/2011 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I visited my Doctor with concerns about long-term use of Prolazec. He prescribed "Pantoprazole" which is supposed to be better, but I'm not sure about the long-term thing as it works the same way as Prolosec. The pills look like long grain rice, just a bit bigger. I've been taking it for the last 3 years and have had good results. Saw another Doctor last year (unrelated matter) & I asked him about the Pantoprazole. He said it has not shown any future side affects and you can take it for the rest of your life.

On another note, (same subject), a Gastro Specialist was seeing a family member. From casual talk he informed me he had suffered grom Acid Reflux when he had the following surgery; "Nissen Fundoplication". He said he has been Acid Reflux free since the surgery and actually recommended it very highly. I am still thinking about this surgery as you have to re-learn how to chew your food as your Asophagus is stapled (?) and thus shrinked....

i-have-ibs
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   Posted 10/26/2011 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Aloe vera is useless and unhelpful and VERY expensive. I am not personally aware of ALOECURE as I am Scottish but we have what I imagine are similar products in the UK. These were unhelpful and very expensive. Don't waste your time. Peppermint tablets helped me with mild IBS but not severe symptoms. Maybe you could try them?


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