Aloe Vera Whole leaf versus Inner Fillet Juice: Which one is better?

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Adam77
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   Posted 12/12/2011 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Aloe Vera Whole leaf versus Inner Fillet Juice: Which one is better?

stkitt
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   Posted 12/13/2011 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Adam,

Aloe vera whole leaf might contain health benefits, but not as much as the gel. Aloe vera whole leaf juice still uses the gel which is where the nutritional value is found, but who knows how many of its nutritional value is loss during filtration. The ring of the plant doesn't have any known nutritional value. The gel itself has 75 known nutrients found, which contains high levels of vitamins, minerals, and polyscaccharides which gives aloe vera its health benefits. The gel remains inside the inner fillet of the leaf, and is protected by the ring from bacteria, the sap and pesticides. It doesn't require a filtration process and keeps its nutritional value. Aloe vera whole leaf juice might lose some of its nutritional value when undergoing a heating process, and carbon filtration to get rid of any contamination on the leaf. Bacteria lives on the outer part of the ring and can strip some of its antioxidant properties that are known to give aloe vera its health benefits.. So if aloe vera whole leaf juice loses most of its polyscaccharides, then aloe vera loses most of its nutritional value with the filtration of toxic properties. Aloe vera leaf juice is safe to drink if the aloin and anthraquinone glycosides are removed. The gel itself doesn't contain toxins. Reference: InfoBarrel.com


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Adam77
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   Posted 12/13/2011 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
StKitt,

Thanks for your response. Are you suggesting that I use Aloe Vera gel or Aloe Vera inner fillet juice?

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 12/13/2011 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Adam,

I gave this a try but found no benefit, at least noticeable, for my GERD. If you use the leaf I read that is it advisable to soak pieces overnight to remove the aloin. As per Wikipedia:

Aloe vera is non-toxic, with no known side effects, provided the aloin has been removed by processing.

Like I said I have read that soaking it overnight (the water becomes red), removes the aloin. No idea if it is true. I'd cut it into pieces, soak them, and then cut out the gel and put it into a milkshake in the morning. I have never heard of anyone using the actual leaf. Its generally a debate of buying a processed product or using the gel direct from the leaf.

Hope that helps.
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