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Examining the reported health benefits of drinking aloe water

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NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Aloe water juice is a new trend that can be pricey, but is said to heal people from the inside.

As many of you know, aloe vera can be used to heal wounds, but we met with a naturopathic doctor who recommends aloe water juice as a way to feel healthier on the inside. 

"Aloe water juice has some recent studies which have revealed that it can improve the bacterial health of your gi tract," said Dr. Chris Deszynski, a naturopathic doctor in Northampton.

Deszynski told us that many of patients have jumped on the aloe water juice wagon and is most commonly used as a laxative. 

"It assists them to improve their balotransit time.  Their stool seems to come through a little bit easier and they use it as a general tonic for health.  When someone says it heals you from the inside, that would be associated with the improved bacterial health of your [gastrointestinal] tract," Deszynski added.

Donna Estabrooks has been following Dr. Deszynski's natural diet for about a year now.  She too drinks aloe water juice. 

"Doing the aloe was just one part of an even bigger picture of eating real food and exercising," Estabrooks explained.

Unlike many people who buy bottled aloe juice, Estabrooks decided to skip the packaging and do it herself from aloe plants she has in her home. 

Some reported benefits of drinking the aloe water juice include:

  • Improved bacterial health.
  • Help with a person's stool 
  • Improved blood circulation in ones body
  • Improved digestive tract 

When ingested as a drink, the water offers ways to heal your insides, but Dr. Deszynski said to keep a close eye to the ingredients.

Make sure you look for minimal sugar, corn syrup, and fillers as many of the bottled aloe water juices can do the opposite of what you want. 

"Make sure it's something that clean, that's scientifically tested.  Make sure you get it from a company that has proper research and that they're getting the components that they're promising to have in their product," Deszynski said.

If you do decide to try out this trend, make sure to consult your doctor to make sure it's safe to do so. 

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