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 review, 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