Lily Of The Desert Aloe 80 Shampoo Normal Hair - 16 oz. (473 mL)
Lily Of The Desert Aloe 80 Shampoo Normal Hair creates cleaner, healthier hair from root to tip. Made from natural, beneficial ingredients, the 80% or more aloe and Vitamins A&E will nourish your hair while the Chamomile extract and Majoram Leaf extract will soothe and moisturize your scalp. This shampoo is gentle enough for daily use.
Reduces the appearance of damaged hair
Minimum of 80% aloe for added moisture
Promotes an attractive and healthy appearance
Hydrates at least 3 epidermal layers, diminishing the signs of aging
100% vegetarian and cruelty free
Aloe is well known as a personal care ingredient for replenishing moisture while soothing skin irritations. However, studies show that products must contain at least 30% aloe to retain its benefits. With Aloe 80, they guarantee quality products made with 80% or more aloe and the most natural ingredients available that still provide optimal benefits.
The Aloe Vera Story
History has shown us that aloe vera is one of the oldest mentioned plants on record due to its medicinal properties and health benefits. Ancient Chinese and Egyptians used aloe vera to treat burns, wounds, and reduce fever. Legend reports that Alexander the Great, upon the advice of Aristotle, conquered the island of Socotra, off the coast of Africa, to secure supplies of aloe vera in order to treat wounded soldiers. Cleopatra used aloe in her daily skin treatments. In 1944, the Japanese who were exposed to the "A" bomb applies aloe gel to their wounds and reported faster healing and less scarring.
Aloe vera (barbadensis Miller) is grown commercially for the health and moisturizing benefits found inside its leaves. The aloe vera plant is one of the most studied herbs in the natural products category. An adult aloe vera plant reaches maturity at 3-4 years and can reach a height of 30 inches with up to 21 leaves. Aloe vera contain over 200 biologically active, naturally-occurring constituents including polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption, digestive health, a healthy immune system, and a reduction of nitrates.
The Most Common Reasons People Use Aloe Vera:
- Support healthy digestion
- Moisturize and hydrate skin
- Support a healthy immune system
- Reduce harmful toxins
- Increase absorption of nutrients
- Enhance antioxidant support
- Balance stomach acidity naturally
- Soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort
The Lily Difference
Lily of the Desert is one of the largest U.S. growers, processors and manufacturers of chemical-free, certified organic aloe vera in the natural products industry. Being vertically integrated allows them to maintain the highest standards of quality control and eliminate third-party pricing. This is unique among aloe vera product companies in the natural products industry. Controlling quality every step of the way allows Lily of the Desert to dictate the industry-leading standards of quality and maintain product integrity from the farm to the bottle.
Broadest Range of Polysaccharides
Aloe polysaccharides are the driving force behind aloe vera benefits, assisting the body absorb nutrients efficiently. A leading university conducted an independent study comparing several brands of aloe vera products on the market for polysaccharide weight content. results showed that Lily of the Desert products have the broadest range of molecular weights and the highest molecular weight of polysaccharides - 4,000,000-7,000,000 daltons - a 46% higher concentration than the next leading brand. This means that we are able to offer aloe vera products that provide the highest quality of aloe benefits including: healthy digestion, increased nutrient absorption, immune support, healthy muscle and joint function and a reduction in nitrates.
A Leader in Science - Optimizing Aloe
Lily of the Desert is a leader in innovation and technology, utilizing science to make the best aloe vera products on the market. Their focus is to be a science-driven company who has "Gold Standard" clinical studies conducted on their products to ensure their customers receive maximum health benefits.
Paving the way for innovation in the aloe vera industry, they developed Aloesorb, a patent-pending delivery system that is rich in naturally-occurring, high molecular weight aloe polysaccharides. When they add Aloesorb to their products the results show:
- Improved absorption of nutrients
- Additional support to a healthy immune system
- Enhanced antioxidant support
- Reduced toxic nitrate levels
Lily of the Desert Questions & Answers
Why should I take aloe?
Aloe vera naturally contains 200 biologically-active components including polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes and minerals that work harmoniously together to support overall health. The polysaccharides found in aloe vera have been known to support a healthy digestive system by helping the body maintain a healthy stomach pH and supporting the growth of healthy bacteria. Aloe vera is the most studied plant in the natural products industry. Some studies have shown that aloe can help support a healthy immune system, improve absorption of other vitamins, minerals, and herbs, and support general wellness.
Why should I use Lily of the Desert products?
As the #1 seller of aloe in the natural products industry, Lily of the Desert separates itself in 3 key ways:
- They grow, process and manufacture their own certified, organically- grown aloe vera. This is rare in the aloe vera industry.
- Their products contain the fullest range of aloe polysaccharides and are enriched with Aloesorb, allowing us to offer products with the highest efficiacy of aloe vera benefits
- They are the only natural product company to have "Gold Standard" clinical studies conducted on their products to back up any claims.
What is the difference between Whole Leaf and Inner Fillet Products/Juice and Gel products/Traditional and Preservative Free products?
Whole Leaf products contain the entire leaf with the aloin content filtered down to a safe level of less than 1 part per million. They contain both high and low molecular weight polysaccharides. The Inner Fillet products contain only the inner gel-like portion of the leaf and contain a concentration of high molecular weight polysaccharides. When Aloesorb was added to their products, its high molecular weight aloe polysaccharides combined with the broad range of both low and high molecular polysaccharides found in their whole leaf products slightly outperformed the inner fillet products for whole health benefits.
The only difference between the juices and gels is consistency. They have the same benefits. Since 1971, Lily of the Desert have made what they call their regular juices and gels with food grad preservative Potassium Sorbat, which is found in most aloe products. In 2005, Lily of the Desert was the first company to develop technology that allows them to make USDA certified organic preservative free juice that still has all 200 biologically-active components found naturally in aloe. Recently, their preservative free products have become their best-selling items.
How long will their products last when opened and placed in the refrigerator? What is the shelf life of an un-opened product?
Their regular juices and gels cotain .1% Potassium Sorbate as a preservative will last up to 5-6 monthsonce opened and placed in the refrigerator. Their preservative free juices will last a minimum of 45-60 days once opened and placed in the refrigerator. All of their products have a two and half year shelf life when unopened.
How should I take the juice/gel?
It is important to note that aloe vera works differently for everyone so we recommend starting out slowly. Our suggested serving size is 2 oz (4 Tbsp.) and you can take up to 8 oz a day. If you are taking aloe for digestive reasons, take a serving 15-30 minutes prior to your meals. Both the juices and gels can be mixed with any other cool liquid. It is safe to take aloe vera on a daily basis.
What is Aloin/Aloe Latex/Anthraquinones/Yellow Sap?
Between the outer rind of the aloe leaf and the inner fillet lies the yellow sap (aloe latex) that contain anthraquinones (aloin). When taken in extremely high doses, aloin can be harmful. Unfiltered aloe contains approx. 10,000 parts per million of aloin. Lily of the Desert aloe products contain a safe level of less than 1 part per million of aloin. They are safe to use daily.
Will taking aloe cause a laxative effect?
With their low content of aloin (less than 1 part per million), the aloe vera should help maintain a healthy digestive system and support healthy regularity
How much aloe vera is in your juices/gels? Is it organic?
All of their products are made using their certified organic aloe vera that they grow themselves. The regular and preservative free juices contain 99.7% aloe vera while the regular gels contain 99.5%. All of their products contain their certified organically-grown aloe vera.
Are their products Gluten Free, Kosher, and cruelty free?
Their products do not contain any gluten. Some of their products ar certified Kosher by Kehilla. They are a cruelty free company.
Are their products cold pressed, cold processed or pasteurized?
Any aloe vera product available on the market is going to be cold pressed. There is actually no such thing as cold processed when it comes to aloe products. It is the law that all aloe plants must be treated in order to remove the harmful bacteria on the plant. If an aloe product claims to be "raw", then it must have a disclaimer on the label. If there is not a disclaimer, then heat has been applied at some point. Many companies use batch pasteurization, which essentially cooks the aloe vera, damaging any biological components. In order to retain the 200 biologically-active components Lily of the Desert utilizes flash pasteurization, applying heat for a limited amount of time, in order to provide the highest efficiacy and aloe benefits on the market.
Can I give aloe vera to my children or pets? Can I take it while pregnant?
Their recommended dosage is for adults 13 and over. Children under the age of 13 and women who are pregnant should consult a physician. In regards to pets, you can use aloe vera topically for skin issues, however when taken internally, you need to take into consideration that overdosing might cause a laxative effect. For pregnant women it is suggested that you speak with your physician/pharmacist about taking aloe vera as it has the potential of causing a laxative effect.
Is is safe to take aloe vera with my supplements/medications/herbs, etc?
Aloe vera is a great daily supplement to maintain overall good health and digestion and will assist the benefits of supplements, herbs and probiotics. If you are taking prescribed medication it is recommended that you contact your physician or pharmacist prior to using aloe vera.
Why does your aloe taste bitter while others taste like water?
The natural flavor of aloe vera has a bitter, ctirus-like taste to it. Lily of the Desert Preservative Free products have a more vegetable-like taste. Aloe products that taste like water have been fractionally-distilled, where the solid portions of the plants with the biologically active components have been removed. All true aloe products have a taste.
About Lily of the Desert
Founded in 1971, Lily of the Desert Organic Aloeceuticals is a family-owned vertically integrated grower, processor, and manufacturer of leading aloe vera based products. As the largest U.S. grower and processor of aloe vera products in the natural products industry, Lily of the Desert branded products are successfully marketed into over 40 countries around the globe. Lily of the Desert products have been distributed throughout natural products and health food stores since the business began. The company has been known throughout the years to set a high standard in the industry for quality aloe vera products.