By SHAPE diet doctor Mike Roussell, PhD
Aloe vera juice is quickly becoming popular in the health-conscious world. We've heard a lot about the benefits of drinking it, but wanted to get more information, so we went to the SHAPE diet doctor, Mike Roussell, to get his take on it. Here's what he had to say:
If you do a Google search for 'aloe vera juice' you'll quickly conclude that drinking aloe vera juice is the ultimate healthy habit, as it seemingly aids in weight loss, digestion, immune function, and even 'easing general discomfort'. But when you look beyond the first 40+ search results (all of the sites that list the amazing benefits of aloe vera juice just before they sell you an ongoing monthly supply), it's a different, more accurate story .
What is interesting about aloe vera juice is that despite the huge marketing push to educate people on its benefits, there is very little scientific data to support its use in humans. What's more, some of the toxicity research done inRead More »from What Are the Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice?