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   Posted 10/5/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone has tried aloe vera gel orally to help with UC. I was on a health food store this weekend and the lady working there suggested I try it for UC. She said I would be a "happy camper" in 24 hours. I am skeptical. I haven't tried it yet. She said she has IBS, she didn't know the difference between IBS and IBD, and I wasn't about to give her a lesson on it, she already knew a lot (ha ha). She said I have to drink a cup of it every day, and I'd see results in 24 hours. We'll see. Just thought I'd ask. I'll let you all know. She also said it's really viscous, so I should mix it with water.

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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not tried that - let us know if it works.

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing that for a while - well, what I do is I take a small glass (it looks like the size you'd get a gin and tonic in), put a scoop of chia seed in the bottom (which is meant to be good for you in general, but also boosts your fibre intake) the about a third of the way up with aloe vera gel, then the rest with fruit juice. Tastes fine, and it does seem to help. But the problem with so much that I try is that I'm always doing a lot of things at once, I couldn't tell you which helps and which doesn't, and I'm not about to start experimenting by seeing what induces a full-blown flare.

But, when I travel for work and I can't have my regular morning drink I think I do notice a significant difference. The extent to which it's the aloe v. the chia seed I can't tell you. It may just be that the travel puts an extra strain on me that my guts reacts to.
Diagnosed November 2007
10cm moderate
Canasa 1000mg 2 per day, Asocol 2x2 per day, Digestive Advantage Crohns and Colitis probiotic, Animal Pak multivitamin, Aloe gel, concentrated fish oil

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   Posted 10/6/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink 1/4 cup of George's Roadrunner Aloe Vera as a preventative measure. Aloe is healing to the gut lining, but you need to make sure you're consuming a brand with the aloin component removed as it can cause cramping and D.

I would disagree with the saleslady in that you won't necessarily be a "happy camper" in 24 hours. Natural supplements don't usually work wonders in a short amount of time. They can support healing over time, though.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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   Posted 10/7/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Very important is that statement on taking one with the aloin component removed. I took aloe pills for a few days (without it removed) and it made me start bleeding like crazy.
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