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Aloe Liquids, Gels, and Supplements Review
 

Initial Posting: 2/15/15  Last Update 5/18/17
Aloe Vera supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com

Choose the Best Aloe Supplements, Gels and Drinks

Some Products Contain No Aloe! Only 50% of Aloe Pills, Gels, and Liquids Pass CL's Review

Alphabetical list of aloe brands in report
Alo Exposed Original + Honey GNC Natural Brand Aloe Vera Gel Pharm-Aloe Freeze Dried Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
Aloe Farms Aloe Vera Gel Herbalife Herbal Aloe Concentrate Puritan's Pride Aloe Vera Gel
Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera Herbalife Herbal Aloe Concentrate Solgar Aloe Vera
Carlson Aloe Vera Gel Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Juice Vitamin World Aloe Vera Gel
Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel Nature's Way Aloe  
Alo Exposed Original + Honey Aloe Farms Aloe Vera Gel Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera Carlson Aloe Vera Gel Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel GNC Natural Brand Aloe Vera Gel Herbalife Herbal Aloe Concentrate Herbalife Herbal Aloe Concentrate Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Juice Nature's Way Aloe Pharm-Aloe Freeze Dried Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Puritan's Pride Aloe Vera Gel Solgar Aloe Vera
Be sure you choose the best aloe supplement, using our results and ratings!
Isn't your health worth it?

When selecting an aloe product, you need to choose carefully! Only 50% of the aloe products selected for testing and review contained what was expected. Some had little or no aloe -- including one aloe pill and one aloe gel.

Aloe has a range of potential uses when applied topically or taken orally -- although you need be cautious with products made from certain types of aloe, as they may contain aloe "latex" which may cause serious effects and reactions but isn't necessarily labeled.

Fortunately, ConsumerLab.com's tests did find several aloe products of high ingredient quality and accurate labeling. Some were also very reasonably priced.

You must be a member to get the full test results and quality ratings for aloe gels, liquids, and supplements and ConsumerLab's recommendations. In this comprehensive report, you'll discover:
    • Which aloe products failed testing, which passed and, of these, which offed the best quality and value  
    • The amount of acemannan (a key compound in aloe vera gel) in each product, as well as amounts of aloe latex (aloin and emodin) 
    • How aloe vera gel differs from aloe vera juice, what these have been shown to do, and what to look for on labels    
    • Aloe dosage for specific uses  
    • Potential side effects and drug interactions with aloe
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Update:

(5/18/17) The distributor of one of the products which failed to be approved (as it contained no aloe vera gel) contacted CL regarding the testing method and standards applied. The distributor's comments and CL's response to them are posted in the Update at the top of the Aloe Vera Supplements Review. The product remains "Not Approved.".

(3/21/17) A CL member informed CL that after using one of the products which failed to be approved (as it contained little to no aloe vera gel) as a hair styling gel (a use listed on the product), the gel hardened and she has not been able to remove it from her hair for the past three months.

(1/2/16) A CL member informed CL that the company which distributes one of the products which failed to be approved (as it contained little to no aloe vera gel) is claiming that the product "is 100% aloe vera gel." Not according to our findings. We found many other compounds in the products, such as synthetic polymers, but no detectable amount of a key aloe compound. 

(3/23/15) The findings have been updated for one of the products which failed to be approved for having less aloe compound than expected from its label. After further review, ConsumerLab.com believes the product may contain the expected minimum amount of compound. However, it remains "Not Approved" because the type of aloe it contains is not the type listed on the label. 

For details, see the Updates at the top of the full report. 

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