Lily Of The Desert Organic Aloe Vera Juice Whole Leaf Concentrate - 32 oz. (946 mL)
Lily Of The Desert Organic Aloe Vera Juice Whole Leaf Concentrate is USDA certified organic and free of preservatives. The concentrate is a great option for those that want to take a small dose of aloe once a day. Their aloe vera juices contain over 200 biologically-active components including polysaccharides, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that help keep your body healthy!
- Support healthy digestion
- 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
Common Uses for Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera for Improving Overall Health
Aloe Vera is an excellent addition to a health maintenance regimen, and some of its most well-known benefits include:
Helps support a healthy digestive system
Helps sustain and promote health regularly
Support a healthy immune system
Assists antioxidant support
Reduces toxins in the body
Supports normal muscle and joint functions
Moisturizes and hyrates the skin
Benefits of Aloe Vera Juices and Gels
Studies of a generic aloe commissioned by the International Aloe Science Council confirm that taking daily vitamin supplements with aloe vera juice instead of water can improve the bioavailability (absorption) of the supplements. One study showed an increase of over 204% absorption of Vitamin C & E when using generic aloe gel (fillet). Another study showed an increase of 210% absorption of Vitamin C and 180% of Vitamin B12 when using generic aloe juice (fillet). Generic whole leaf juice resulted in 140% increase of Vitamin C and 160% increased absorption of Vitamin B12.
Aloe vera can promote healthier skin. Aloe researchers also report that aloe can hydrate through three epidermal layers of the skin when used topically. Aloe provides the benefit of driving nutrients and other constituents into the deeper layers of the skin, which promotes epidermal health. Aloe vera can be used to:
Provide hydration to the skin
Promote an attractive, refreshed and healthy appearance
Reduce the appearance of damaged skin
Cool and soothe the skin after prolonged sun exposure
Most aloe topical products at retail stores contain less than 1% - 10% aloe vera in creams, lotions, and other body products. Studies have shown that a minimum of 30% concentration of aloe is necessary to receive the benefits of aloe. Lily of the Desert topical products contain up to 99% organic aloe vera.
Lily of the Desert Questions & Answers
How is the Whole Leaf 5X concentrate different from the Preservative Free Whole Leaf Juice?
Their Whole Leaf Concentrate is recommended for those who want to take a smaller amount of aloe in a day. However, their Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Juice is their most recommended product.
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 manufacutre 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 efficacy 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 Fillets 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, they have made what they call their regular juices and gels with the food grade preservative Potassium Sorbate, 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 your products last when opened and place in the refrigerator? What is the shelf life of an un-opened product?
Their regular juices and gels that contain .1% Potassium Sorbate as a preservative will last up to 5-6 months once 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.
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 and is it organic?
All of their products are made using their certified organic aloe vera the 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 are certified Kosher by Kehilla. They are cruelty free.
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 heat 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.
Can I give Aloe Vera to my children or pets? Can I take it while pregnant?
Their recommended dosage is for adults aged 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 it 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 your supplements, herbs and probiotics. If you are taking prescribed medication, it is recommended that you contact your physician or pharmacist priot to using Aloe Vera.
Why does your aloe taste bitter while others taste like water?
The natural flavor of aloe vera has a bitter, citrus-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.
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 us 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 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 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
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 thoughout natural products and health food store since the business began. The company has been known thoughout the years to set a high standard in industry for quality aloe vera products.