Aloe, also known as aloe, is a plant with hundreds of species and thousands of uses. In addition to its ornamental function, some species are known for their medicinal properties. However, although the gel and the latex or juice obtained from them have been used for centuries both orally and applied to the skin, their effectiveness has not been scientifically proven in all cases. And what is worse and even dangerous, drinking latex, especially in large quantities, can be highly harmful. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) even refused to approve the use of latex as a laxative. Recently, it is being marketed and gaining popularity among those seeking healthy alternative foods adrink made with aloe extract, which is usually made more appealing to the palate by adding flavors of natural juices such as pineapple, mango, coconut and many others.
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If you want to receive the possible healing benefits of aloe, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before starting to take any supplement. And this includes, of course, natural juices with aloe.
Here are some side effects of aloe juice that you should be aware of:
• Stomach problems, such as pain and colic. Latex can cause irritation of the intestines.
• Decreased blood sugar levels. People suffering from diabetes must be very careful with their consumption, especially due to its incidence on the action of medications.
• Potential for electrolyte removal. Lack of potassium, for example, can cause anything from muscle weakness and pain to cardiac arrhythmia.
• It can aggravate the condition of hemorrhoids.
• Its consumption in high doses has been associated with kidney failure and other kidney diseases.
• It is not recommended for pregnant women. Both gel and latex have been linked to miscarriages and malformations of the fetus.