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Effect of Aloe Vera Juice on the human bioavailability of Vitamins C & E

Effect of Aloe Vera Juice on the human bioavailability of Vitamins C & E

Monday, March 25th 2013

Effect of Aloe Vera Juice on the Human bio-availability of Vitamins C & E

The study was designed to discover whether the consumption of Aloe Vera Juice impacted on the absorption of water and/or fat soluble vitamins. The researchers theorised that there are many people who take vitamins, as well as a large group of people with consume aloe vera juice. They chose to report the effects of Aloe Vera juice on the human absorption of Vitamins C & E.

The random crossover study involved 8 subjects for vitamin C and 10 subjects for Vitamin E. The subjects consumed either 500mg of ascorbic acid or 420mg of Vitamin E acetate alone (control group) or combined with aloe very juice.

Blood was collected periodically up to 24 hours after consumption and analyzed for ascorbate and tocopherol levels.

Results showed the following: 

The results indicate that the Aloe very juice improves the absorption of both Vitamins C & E. The absorption is slower and the vitamins last longer in the blood with the consumption of Aloe Vera. Aloe is the only known supplement to increase the absorption of both of these vitamins and should be considered as a complement to them.

A summary taken from Phytomedicine, 2005 Nov,12(10):760-5
Vinson JA, Al Kharrat H, Andreoli L Department of Chemistry, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 18510 4626 USA

Footnote from Ideal Health:

Aloe vera can also help with the following complaints:

  • Helps settle bloating in the tummy
  • Soothes the lining of the stomach
  • Promotes smooth and natural digestion
  • Supports gastro-intestinal health
  • Helps the body digest protein
  • Is a digestive tonic to the liver and kidneys
  • Helps maintain intestinal bacteria.

 

The following products all contain Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and E

Lifestream Biogenic Aloe vera Juice
Lifestream Biogenic Aloe vera capsules
Aloe Liv
Aloe Vera Juice
Ester C 1000mg + Bioflavonoids
Extra C Powder
Super Family C 2000
Yummi Bears Vitamin C
Vitamin E 400IU

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Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.

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