Aloe Vera Juice...What Do You Do?

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imagine
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   Posted 6/1/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Bought some Aloe Vera Juice from Walgreens; drank some yesterday (prob about 6oz). It wasn't that great tasting, and seemed to sting on the way down, as well as creating pains in my stomach a couple of hours afterward. Going to try  it again tonight...
 
Anyone else using Aloe Vera? If so, how do you use it, how much, when and what has been your experiences? confused
Diagnosed 2002(?)
Currently on: alternating doses of 6mp, 8 Asacol, weekly Humira, & 1000mg Canasa nightly


mumbles
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   Posted 6/1/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it for a while at about 8 ounces a day and didn't see much of a change.
Asacol-12 a day
1 Culturelle
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1 Vitamin
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Gluten-free and lactose-free diet


ickypoo
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   Posted 6/2/2009 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I use Georges "always active" Aloe Vera juice. It tastes like water - no unusual or bitter taste to it at all. It was recommended to me because it does not contain aloin, a substance that apparently can aggravate IBD.

When I feel the need I will drink about 1/4 cup two or three times a day. I find it very soothing.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.

Current Meds: Sulfasalizine (2 g), Rowasa (now and then), Folic Acid (1 mg)

Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.

Other: Raw Milk for breakfast. Currently exploring a raw milk fast one day/week.


princesa
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   Posted 6/2/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree. George's is the only brand I trust because it has the aloin component removed which works as a laxative and can irritate an inflamed gut.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


imagine
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Does it make you nauseas (not sure if I spelled that right)? Because I woke up today, sick (as in a cold), and I haven't really eaten anything except chicken and rice soup, yet I seem to be gagging every hour or so.
Diagnosed 2002(?)
Currently on: alternating doses of 6mp, 8 Asacol, weekly Humira, & 1000mg Canasa nightly


ickypoo
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   Posted 6/3/2009 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never had a negative reaction with George's. Can't speak for other brands.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.
Current Meds: Sulfasalizine (2 g), Rowasa (now and then), Folic Acid (1 mg)
Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.
Other: Raw Milk for breakfast. Currently exploring a raw milk fast one day/week.


princesa
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd blame the nausea on the bug, not on the aloe. But if in doubt, lay off it for a couple of days while you try to recover.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.
 
 


Suki2008
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   Posted 6/4/2009 1:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I use Aloe Vera daily in gel form. This I use sparingly, diluted in a cup of herbal tea . I get no adverse effects / sensations from it. However I don't just depend on this particular complimentary, so I don't feel obliged to consume large amounts.

I have no personal evidence that it helps keep inflammation away, but whilst I remain virtually symptom free I am not going to stop using it.
DX Sept. 2008 aged 45. Moderate / Severe pan UC; Prednisolone tapering from 80 to 20 mg; Asacol worked well, but stopped after hepatitis. Azathioprine 100 mg since November 2008. Prednislone tapered off. Surgery hinted at. Azathioprine increased to 150 mg 21.01.09 with predifoam included for 2 weeks. February 2009. Colonoscopy indicates mild UC, left side only. May 2009 no UC symptoms except joint ache. LDN 3.5 mg from 30.5.09. 4.5 mg from 30.6.09. Probiotics, Aloe Vera, zinc, copper, peppermint oil, a low GI diet, high roughage and a protein supplement since DX.

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