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Do you have questions about Aloe vera?

Ever since Dr. Michael Haley applied Rodney Stockton’s Aloe healing cream to a serious rope burn and experienced first-hand the incredible power of Aloe vera to restore health to damaged skin, he has been telling everyone who asks about the benefits of Aloe vera … and especially the barbadensis miller-stockton variety.

Dr. Haley founded the Stockton Aloe Research Library to collect information about Aloe species and to answer questions ranging from “What is in Aloe vera gel?” to “How can I use Aloe vera gel for medicinal purposes?”

This is the place to talk about Aloe products — whether Aloe gel, Aloe juice, Aloe cream, Aloe cosmetics … or any of the many health-promoting goods formulated from 100% raw, pure inner leaf Aloe vera gel. You are invited to join the conversation.

Ask your Aloe questions here

Aloe vera questionsQ: I heard about you on Paul Nison’s Raw Life Health show. I am dealing with leaky gut. Do you have any experience with aloe vera gel contributing to the healing of leaky gut? Please let me know your thoughts about this.

A: We have tremendous experience with customers that consumed raw aloe vera gel for help with the full gamut of stomach and intestinal disorders; from indigestion to cancer. If someone in my family wasn’t drinking aloe and had leaky gut, aloe vera gel (inner leaf only) would be the first food that I would add to the diet. Of course I would eliminate some things too… starting with gluten – which you have probably already done.

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  1. does this cream help with psoriasis

    1. Aloe products and raw aloe gel from the plant have been used on psoriasis for many with varying results. I have heard many testimonials pertaining to aloe and our aloe cream. However, testimonials don’t qualify as science, so we won’t make any claims. I suspect that higher amounts of aloe and lower amounts of other ingredients will give good results. Our product has never been clinically researched related to psoriasis.

      With that said, as a physician, when it comes to psoriasis, we look to healing from the inside out starting with the supporting the gut by eating the proper gut healing foods and avoiding those that irritate the gut. Even if the topical works, it will be a temporary fix. But if the inner problem is fixed, then you wouldn’t have to treat the psoriasis externally any more.

      1. When will you have more pups?

        1. regarding your question “When will you have more pups?”…

          We invited another 100 people from the waiting list just yesterday to get their orders in. We shipped many of those today.

          We’ll probably tackle the next 100 next week… and so on…

          Once we complete going through the waiting list, we’ll show it on the cart as “in stock”.

    2. can I drink ur aloe gel and drink some whole leaf aloe Vera juice for constipation?

    3. I also have aloe Vera juices from the inner plant from this company is it strong as the gel or the same strength?

      1. The Aloe Vera gel from Stockton Aloe 1 has minimal aloin content from the outer leaf… about 2-3 ppm. Therefore, you can drink as much of our Aloe Vera gel as you want in addition to any amounts of other brands you choose without having any significant increase in the laxative qualities that are coming from the other brand. That is, due to the clean fillet technique we use, our brand has much less purging effect compared to most other brands.

    4. Hello Dr. Haley,

      Will this form of aloe help with the healing of basal cell scarring/inflammation?

      Thanks,
      Rich

      1. Are we talking about scarring due to trauma… or an inflammatory diet… surgery… or maybe even cancer? Because if it is inflammatory from an inflammatory diet or trauma, I would start by reducing the inflammatory foods or avoiding the trauma.

        1. Scarring due to surgery. The inflammation I speak of is the scar tissue, at times, becoming sensitive and red.

          1. Got it. The older it is, the less it will respond. However, aloe cream directly on the tissue regularly will soften it up and may increase blood flow to the area which is one of the proposed ways in which it helps heal burns.

    5. Hello Dr. Haley,
      Is there any variety of aloe in which the gel is not edible?
      Thanks,
      Rich

      1. I have heard of “aloe venenosa”, that it is poisonous, but I’m not familiar with it.

    6. Is there a specific use for “Sensation Aloe”?

      1. There are many uses for Aloe Joy. But I think this song better answers your question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhcuHI067UE

    7. How does Aloe Vera compare to organic raw apple cider vinegar? Since both are gut related is one better than the other? Can/should both be taken? Taken together? If I’m after clearer, healthy skin and reducing minor gut problems…?

      1. Many notice a difference when looking in the mirror after just one week of aloe veraā€¦ 8 ounces per day. I’ve never heard of that happening from Apple cider vinegar.

        But to more accurately answer your question, aloe vera and raw apple cider vinegar are for accomplishing different objectives. Aloe vera promotes tissue repair and causes your body to secrete more healthy immune factors, amoung other things. Apple cider vinegar creates a healthy environment for your gut flora.

  2. Hi!
    I noticed that your Youth Derm Cream is out of stock! Oh no! That stuff is magical; my husband just came down with a nasty fever rash that itches like crazy and we ran out of the cream and I rushed to buy more, only to find you’re out of stock. šŸ™ Can you tell me when it might be back?

    Worried,
    Allison

    1. Thank you, Allison, for your inquiry.

      Our recent shortage has been quite good for us: we realized just how important our topical aloe creams are to our customer base. Even in our own home there has been a slight panic as we have run out of our New Youth Derm Ultra Healing Cream and have resorted to test batches from our product research and development team. Luckily, even those that didn’t make it all the way through product development are excellent and meeting our personal needs.

      BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR CUSTOMERS?

      Well… the good news is we went into production at the lab this morning, April 16th 2013. We are making a new product that is similar to the New Youth Derm Ultra Healing Cream, but without all the fancy synergistic ingredients. We left out things like Essential Oil Lavender, Theobroma Cocoa, and Manuka Honey. This new formula still has 70% Barbadensis Miller Stockton specie, so we are expecting it to perform quite well. Yet, by leaving out a few of the lush ingredients, we are able to bring it to the market at a fraction of the price. We will send it off the lab for testing. Assuming all goes as planned… we should have our newest formula available in about 2 weeks.

      Regarding the New Youth Derm Ultra Healing Cream that you have come to love; we are waiting on an ingredient to arrive from Australia. We will likely be in production in a couple weeks and have that product available in mid May.

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      1. Thank you for the response. I will be on the lookout šŸ™‚

  3. I absolutely LOVE your Youth Derm Ultra Healing cream – please, please, please don’t ever stop making it. My skin is very picky and I’ve struggled my whole life to find products that I can use & love. This one is absolutely #1 on my list. I’m ordering the other one to try to get through it until this one is available again. When I put it on, it is so soothing, it feels like I gave my skin a vacation – I get comments all the time, you look so rested – even if I’ve only had 3 hours of sleep! I cannot say enough good things about this cream. I’ve been anxiously waiting for you to have it in stock again – just wanted you to know how important & loved it is.

    1. Thank you, Lori. We love the Youth-Derm Ultra Healing Cream too. I am confident that the new Youth-Derm Aloe Cream will be a huge hit too. I remember how upset people were when we discontinued the original formula. They were certain we couldn’t make a better aloe cream. Your comments and others like it are very encouraging to us.

      We should have Stockton Aloe 1 Youth-Derm Ultra Healing Cream back on the shelves in about 2 more weeks.

  4. is excess of aloevera is good for health

    1. Possibly what you really mean is “Can you drink too much aloe vera?” or possibly “Is drinking lots of aloe vera good for you?”. It is possible to drink too much of a good thing. Kids have actually died by drinking too much water.

      But the real thing to consider is “how much should I drink”. And, quite frankly, this is a complicated question for various reasons including:
      1. People consume aloe vera for different reasons.
      2. Aloe beverages can be quite different from one manufacturer to another

      If you are consuming aloe vera for a medical purpose, it is best you get advice from your physician. If you are merely consuming it as a food, then you should consider it as you would any other food and eat or drink what seems right for you. If you are consuming “whole leaf” aloe, start with small servings since it might contain much aloin from the outer leaf. If you are consuming inner leaf only with less than 10ppm aloin, you really don’t have to be concerned about the possible laxative effect of aloe. Most reputable brands indeed have less than 10ppm aloin.

  5. Can fresh aloe vera leaves be frozen?

    1. A funny thing happens when you freeze and then thaw Aloe leaves; they turn a dark color. But if you fillet them, and grind or blend them into a drink, freezing the drink does not seem to change it so much. It tastes almost as good, when thawed, as it tasted fresh.

      We have had our raw aloe independent lab tested for key nutrient content after one and two freezes with rather pleasing results. But we have never tested the gel from a whole leaf that was frozen, so I don’t know whether or not it would be nutritionally different.

      Many other foods are regularly subjected to low temperatures – think of the frozen foods isle at the supermarket. I wouldn’t expect Aloe to be much different in that respect. Normally, frozen foods maintain nutrition value quite well without needing chemical preservatives.

      1. Can I Order Your Aloe products, through the mail to Nova Scotia Canada ?

        1. We get lots of requests for our products in Canada… however, we don’t ship our aloe gel to drink to Canada. We do, however, ship our aloe creams for external application across borders.

  6. Is this gel carrageenan free?? I live in Canada and I am trying to find PURE aloe vera gel that I can purchase in Canada.

    1. Alex, you found 100% pure gel. We haven’t heated it, added anything, taken anything out… only filleted the leaves and then run them through a grinder. We then merely bottle and freeze the gel. However, due to the spoiling nature of the product and difficulty keeping it frozen while crossing borders and clearing customs, we don’t ship to Canada.

      1. Hi.. can i buy your Aloe Vera pups but I’m from the Philippines and how much the shipment to the Philippines?..I hope notify me. thank you so much..

  7. Hello! Would you be so kind as to advise me if your aloe pups for sale are the same variety/species as described in Father Zargo’s writings of using “aloe aborescens?”

    1. They are not the same. The pups we carry are “Barbadensis Miller”, the most nutritious known specie.

  8. I would like to drink aloe Vera to help with regularity without any dangerous side effects. Will your product promote regularity? I love the way you ” process” your aloe Vera- very impressive!

    1. This is a question that needs a detailed explanation; maybe even a phone consultation. There are two parts of the leaf – inner and outer. I recommend the article “Is Aloe Vera Safe To Drink” to really understand the two parts. But to summerize, the outer leaf (considered dangerous when consumed in large amounts) is the part that has a laxative effect. The inner leaf (what we sell) is known for its gut healing and immune boosting properties.

      When it comes to irregularity, we recommend dietary changes which will likely include aloe. But, often, a more complete plan is needed with certain foods introduced in certain order… which is different depending on the individuals needs. It will likely include probiotic foods, lots of hydration, fiber, vegetables, and more. But the key is that everyone is different and a consultation with an expert is appropriate.

  9. I have a little rosacea on my face. It flares up mostly during the hot heat of the day and calms some at night only to repeat the next day. Over the pass few years my Dermatologist has had me try Oracea by mouth and Aczone,Finacea as creams. None has worked,they only make my skin peel in the areas I treat and the redness doesn’t go away,. The rest of my body skin is normal. Besides moving to a colder place, can your Aloe#1 cream help? Should it be used at night? I use a sunscreen for babies and sensitive skin during the day and I limit my exposure to the sun,etc. I came upon your site by accident and looking for advice.Thank-You…

    1. Regarding Aloe Vera for Rosacea, we wrote a post just for you: http://www.aloe1.com/articles/aloe-vera-for-rosacea/

  10. I’ve heard that soaking the aloe leaves in water overnight helps remove the aloin. Is this true? My friend did this and the water turned red. What is that? Are there any other ways to manually remove aloin from leaves?

    1. Veronica, it takes about 5 minutes to bleed out the aloin once you cut the ends off. This video demonstrates the proper filet technique: http://youtu.be/rKXLMD2Dv8o

  11. I do have about ten plants of aloe in my back yard. I want to know if I have the correct aloe plant meaning the one you are selling and cultivating. My plants has white dots or spots. When I looked at your video how to slice the aloe, the plant you are using looks completely green. But when I go to the website to order, I see that the little bud you are selling looks like my plants. I am a little confuse, please advise. Also I read that consuming too much aloe will create a thyroid to malfunction, is this true? Thank you,

    Lucila Gonzalez

    1. We liked your question so much, we decided to discuss it here: http://www.aloe1.com/articles/what-is-the-best-aloe/. Thank you for providing additional details and photos.

  12. I live in Australia and was wondering if you’d be able to ship a few pups?

    I want to buy the gel, but I understand from your response to other customers in Canada that shipping overseas is not feasible as one cannot guarantee that the product remains frozen until delivery! Can you please investigate ways to be able to ship the product overseas? (I’m thinking of ice bricks that remain frozen for a few days in some insulated polystyrene container or something !)

    Thanks a lot for bringing your wonderful products to this world.

    Helen

    1. Thank you, Helen, for your inquiry.

      Our products AND the pups are too perishable to ship. I suppose it could be done… but for most, it would be quite cost prohibitive. Shipping accross the U.S., getting it to the proper destination in 3 days, costs over $100.00 for those on the West Coast of the U.S.. It is about $10.00 to customers in Florida… everyone else in the U.S. is somewhere in-between.

      Going overseas can start at about $200.00. But the products still can get stuck in customs and perish. This is where things get ugly for us. That is, we are obligated to resend packages that don’t make it to the proper destination. That gets quite costly for us when the shipping cost is far greater than the cost of goods being sent.

      Sorry we can’t help you.

      Yours Truly,

      Dr. Michael Haley

  13. I just heard of your product and bought a gallon of it. Now my next question is how much do you drink a day?

    1. This is the most frequently asked question. Therefore, we decided to answer it more completely in a new blog post that you can find at http://www.aloe1.com/articles/how-much-aloe-vera-juice-should-i-drink/

  14. Hello I am Patty I change my diet for complete 4 months ago and I Just turn 41 years old and same day my birthday ,I star having sharps pain in my abdominal area and was very painfull, I went to the specialist and they make me some test and they found out that problably I have Diverticulitis or Diverticlosis I need to go for more test to found out extlactly my problem, but I am a kind of person that I always looking for natural staff firts, before I take any conventional medication that I do really dont trust just for the side effects. I been reading alot abouth natural staff to help my body to heal and I found that the Aloe Vera is very powerfull with gastrointestinal problems and wonder if I can star taking Aloe Vera rigth away or waith to ask my doctor? I will found the way to heal my body and will study a lot about natural staff and when I see that I been cure or at list control my condition, I will share with every person that have this condition just to help others. I am hispanic sorry if my writing is a little off in some sentences. Waithing for our replay. Thanks ! Patty G

    1. Good aloe vera is usually the best and fastest help for diverticulitis. You do not need to wait for a doctor because it is only a food. Do be careful, however, since some store brands have high amounts of aloin which will actually irritate your gut and might even make it worse. But properly prepared aloe (inner leaf only) does not have much aloin in it and the benefits are almost immediate.

      ~ Dr. Michael Haley 954 532-0792

  15. In what zones can the Barbadensis Miller Stockton specie grow outdoors in?

    1. Barbadensis Miller Aloe Vera grows great indoors and outdoors. But it does best with plenty of sunlight. It thrives in a hot tropical climate. Also, it should be high enough above the ground so that it doesn’t get too much water. Barbadensis Miller does not do well in the cold. A freeze will pretty much kill it.

  16. After rinsing the aloin away for a few minutes, is it OK to store the filleted gel in a glass jar and in the fridge? Therefore, I can take chunks or pieces out when needed. Or, will the gel go bad/oxidize/lost nutrients after it’s been rinsed in water and not used right away? Thanks

    1. The longer it is kept, the more the bacteria counts will increase. Although they may be probiotic, they are also consuming the nutrients of the aloe; that is, the mucopolysaccharides, or the beneficial long chain carbohydrate molecules responsible for many of the health benefits of aloe vera. It is better grind or blend the filets and store the liquid in a frozen state to preserve the aloe until you are ready to use it. I don’t recommend keeping raw aloe in your refrigerator more than 2 weeks… unless you are a seasoned food culture pro.

  17. My aloe Vera plant is turning white from the roots up is that ok?

    1. Hmmmm… Can you send us a picture? What species of aloe is it?

  18. Thank you so much for responding. What about preparing my drink immediately with the aloe leaf and store the drink in the fridge? What is the fridge life of a prepared drink? Is a week too long? Or just stick with a few days?

    1. When it comes to unpasteurized and non-preserved clean fresh fruit and vegetable drinks, a week to 10 days is reasonable. But know that your bacteria counts will gradually increase during that time. That is why we recommend freezing the portions that you will not use during that time frame. But make sure you filet your Barbadensis Miller aloe leaves as demonstrated in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKXLMD2Dv8o

  19. Thank you Dr. Haley! I appreciate your help.

  20. Hi, Does the aloe help shingles?

  21. My aunt recently diagnosis with brain tumor. Just wondering do you have any experience or know of anyone drinking aloe vera gel and get cure from it?

    Thanks

    1. When someone gets better from their cancer, you can never say with 100% certainty what got them better. But if I had brain cancer, I would certainly want to eat the most anti-cancer foods along with whatever medical treatments I chose (or chose to not do). Here is one of our customers discussing brain cancer. Of course, his statements have not been evaluated by the FDA: http://youtu.be/5NPZmKw0LQg.

      1. Hello, I live in San diego close to escondido
        Do you guys sell and ship aloe vera fresh?
        Like the whole single long grown up leaves
        I can cut them and clean them

        Please say yes šŸ™‚

        1. We do not ship the leaves… but we do filet, grind, freeze, and ship the gel.

  22. Is it safe to give my 7 month old your aloe drink? My mom swears by it, having been the only remedy to help her digestion and stomach issues (3 ulcers). We want to give it to my son bc he suffers from very bad gas pains and has always had a bit of a problem going #2. He is exclusively breast feed and we have started to slowly introduce some first time solids into his diet. Thank you kindly

    1. That is a GREAT question. The FDA takes the position that raw fruit and vegetable juices “may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems”. But if you find a pasteurized aloe vera, there is a good chance that it will have high amounts of aloin – an outer leaf component that could be much more dangerous for such a small child. You would have to find out the aloin concentration in any product before giving it to such a young one.

      When it comes to a breast fed young one having digestive problems, I think of a few possible causes. From a diet perspective, make sure that the foods you are consuming excellent and avoid those things that aren’t good for you. If there is something you are eating that you think might be making it into your milk that your child is having a hard time with, you might eliminate it for a few days and see if things change.

      As I chiropractor, I have seen incredible changes in gut function by eliminating stress in the spine. It doesn’t take much nerve interference to wreak havoc on digestive function. You might have a pediatric chiropractor check your child.

      1. Thanks so much for the prompt reply! So basically if I’m comfortable giving unpasturized product we are good to go? We already give him a lil sip of our fresh made veggie/fruit juice. My diet is on the very healthy side, tried eliminating dairy for a few mths, helped a little. I think the problem is my over active letdown and oversupply which leads to hind milk and fire milk imbalance and there is no real cure for this. This is why I’m looking for an all natural product to smooth his digestive system on the occasion he needs it. I will def look into the chiropractor though, thanks!

        1. Every batch of our aloe is tested for microbiology. We have not detected any pathogenic bacteria in our aloe.

          Without researching this… maybe you have… or you might want to look into it… I believe an over active letdown can be managed by feeding twice in a row from the same side??? It may help fully empty one side delivering an overall better balance of the macronutrients. This strategy may also affect the amount of milk production… one way or the other. But this is far from my expertise – you might ask a lactation consultant. I would love to know your experience or understanding of these concepts since I might be way off base.

          1. Yes you are correct and that does work some days but in reality when I have to work or be away from the baby for several hours or he has a nursing strike bc teething or he is too busy to nurse for more than a few mins at a time, it throws everything off. Btw is the Stockton aloe on for me to drink while nursing? A lot of big no’s to this question out there on other sites… Thanks!

          2. It is unknown whether aloe constituents make it to the breast milk. With that said, our aloe is VERY low in the outer leaf parts and does not cause the laxative effect that some are warning against. The fear with “aloe latex” (the outer leaf aloe juice) is that it can cause diarrhea, cramping, and electrolyte mineral loss. This is NOT a problem with stockton brand aloe vera gel. Aloe vera may be contraindicated in some people such as those with allergies to aloe, which is rare.

  23. Hello Dr. Haley,

    Thank you for making the Aloe information available.

    I have a question about a product made by Market America called Ultimate Aloe.
    It’s a juice and the label lists:

    Aloe barbadensis
    Aloe Vera Leaf
    200X concentrate
    300 mg.

    Does this mean that the juice is extrmely dilute?

    It also has purified water, fructose, artificial flavor, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, purple sweet potato juice, malic acid and ascorbic acid.

    Can you please let me know any thoughts about this product.

    Thank you very much,
    John

    1. I am unfamiliar with this product, John. But based on the information you are providing, it seems like they added a tiny amount (300mg.) of aloe concentrate. 300 mg. is about the volume of a capsule of aloe vera powder. Of course, we don’t recommend fructose as a sweetener… and when it comes to preservatives, we are cautious since the same chemical that preserves your food (by preventing bacterial growth) can do the same thing in your gut – interfering with the normal gut flora.

      I am not singling out this product, of course, and saying they are doing anything particularly bad; they are doing the same thing that most beverage companies do – trying to make a beverage people will enjoy drinking while having one or two things on the label that makes them feel good about it.

      In the eyes of the FDA… well… the FDA might actually see this product as safer! To stay FDA compliant, we actually have to have this statement on our label:(ref.)

      WARNING: This product has not been pasteurized and therefore may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.
      1. Hello Dr Haley,

        Thank you for your comments about Ultimate Aloe.

        About how many mg of Aloe Vera do most Aloe Vera juices have in a serving?

        It seems like Market America is putting in a fraction of the Aloe Vera that other juices have, and charging double the price.

        And, any idea what is meant by 200X dilution?

        Thank you,
        John
        [email protected]

        1. There are aloe juices, aloe gels, and drinks that have aloe in them. Usually the flavored drinks that have aloe vera in them contain very little aloe. Most aloe juices and aloe gels have much more aloe vera. The primary difference between juice and gel – juice usually refers to the whole leaf drinks whereas gels tend to have less outer leaf parts of the plant.

          Regarding the 200x – I suspect this refers to dehydrated aloe powder – the kind they put in capsules. Quite possibly, the company making this beverage is likely adding some aloe vera powder to their beverage so that they can list aloe on the label. So it is likely a “200x concentrate” that is then diluted in filtered water and other things. But I did not research the product at all… I am just going by the information you provided and comparing it to what is typical in the industry. I suspect any reputable company would verify or refute my analysis.

  24. Hi, i like these aloe products, where can i get them in South Africa, Johannesburg.

    regards

    1. We hope to someday meet a worldwide need. For the time being, we only distribute in the United States. Thank you for your inquiry.

  25. Is there ways to drink this other than a shake? I am having a hard time holding food down so a shake is heavy and this does not taste good.

    1. For most people, drinking aloe is not a pleasurable experience… but something they choose to do, often because they have too.

      Regarding the flavor; a little stevia goes a long way. That is, a tiny sprinkle out of a packet (like 1/5th of the packet) will usually kill the aloe taste. Amanda (one of the owners) used to hold her nose when she drank aloe! Most people drink it straight – that is, not in smoothies. But if you are making a smoothie, just flash blend the aloe at the end so it doesn’t foam up / expand.

  26. we received the aloe pups we ordered and they were in great shape upon arrival. We were delighted that you included some other little babies in the box. We have gotten them planted and now we will see how they do. I feel confident that they will grow well as I have been growing two kinds of aloe for over a year now. I was so excited about being able to have some of your variety of aloe vera barbadensis-miller- stockton to raise. because I have wanted to know which kind was the best and it seems as though you guys have it. Also I have really aprreciated the valuable info that you have on various utubes because I really wanted to know more about how to care for the plants and how to filet the leaves correctly. Thank you very much.
    But also I have been trying to find out about one of the types of aloes that we have. We have been trying to find out if it Is a barbadensis or not and if so what kind and is it safe to eat but without any luck so far. We were hoping that if we sent you a picture you might be able to help out. We are out of batteries right now for our camera so we will send you a picture in a future email. Radha and Donald

  27. Hi Dr. Michael. I enjoyed your lecture at the Raw Food Retreat in West Palm.

    Could you explain a little more about the results you’ve been seeing regarding fibromyalgia? Thank you.

    1. Thank you for asking, Emily. Fibromyalgia is really a diagnosis given to people when they have unexplained pain. According to Wikipedia:

      “it is “characterised by chronic widespread pain and allodynia (a heightened and painful response to pressure). Its exact cause is unknown but is believed to involve psychological, genetic, neurobiological and environmental factors.”

      Personally, I think it is much more real and physical rather than psychological.

      In my years of helping people with chronic pain, when the usual chiropractic treatments failed to work I would try something different. I noticed that many of those that didn’t respond have previously been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Its as if a doctor couldn’t find the problem so they gave a diagnosis that relieves them of the responsibility of correcting the cause of the symptoms… because medically, when you have fibromyalgia, you are just going to manage the symptoms – there is no cure.

      So, with these patients, I would try an anti-inflammatory diet that includes immune boosting foods. I suspect that many of these chronic pain syndromes involves an attack on the immune system of some kind – sort of like an autoimmune disorder that might be associated with an inflammatory gut. We see similar symptoms in those that have been diagnosed with lyme disease. I wouldn’t really know if it is symptoms related to the Borellia bacteria, damage to the gut from the antibiotics that were used to kill the infection, or something else. But what I have noticed is that treating the patient nutritionally often returns very fast results. It is these responses that make me think it is immune system related – since anti-inflammatory foods don’t seem to have such impact on other types of pain.

      So do we have a cure for fibromyalgia? No; we don’t even know what that is. But can we help those that have been given the diagnosis? It seems that in many cases the answer is yes.

  28. Please tell me your opinion for ms and aloe
    How aloe can help?
    Thanks

    1. Multiple sclerosis is a poorly understood condition with an unknown cause and a diagnosis based primarily on symptoms. We suspect that gut health plays a large role in the possible mal-absorption of nutrients and auto-immune disorders. Both of these conditions may very well contribute to MS. Aloe Vera is a superior gut healing food. But we would not merely recommend adding aloe vera to the diet. We would also recommend an anti-inflammatory probiotic diet, largely plant based. Enzymes may also be beneficial. Most importantly, we would want to eliminate inflammatory foods such as gluten.

  29. How much should a beginner drink daily?

    1. Hi Linda. This is one of the most frequent questions we get. whether you are a beginner or not… “it depends”. Check out http://www.aloe1.com/articles/how-much-aloe-vera-juice-should-i-drink/ .

  30. I saw the stockton variety of aloe for the first time through growyourgreens.com and I live very close to Pompano beach, is there any way I could buy some pups and pick them up in person to save myself the $10 shipping cost?

    thanks!
    Devin

    1. We have them already potted to for those that come to pick up.

  31. Greetings,

    I was wondering if you would be willing to sell a couple of your 3+ year old plants.

    I live in Estero Florida and could either pick them up or would pay for overnight shipping.

    Many Thanks,
    Jan

  32. Can this aloe cure my dog’s rabies? She’s the sweetest creature, yet she was bit by a savage dog while I was away (Always keep vicious dogs on a lease). Also, why are the two gallons so expensive? How about a 50% off this one time to save my dog?!?!

    1. I don’t know how much benefit the aloe would provide to your dogs immune system – certainly some, but would it be enough?

      The aloe bottles (actually half gallons) certainly are expensive; it is because they are hand cut and filleted… and so perishable not having been pasteurized nor preserved. That is why we keep them frozen – to keep them preserved without chemicals.

      Blessings to you and your dog.

  33. Can you not buy just one bottle anymore??

  34. Hi!

    Thank you so much for sending out the growingyourgreens video, enjoyed it very much!
    Have been saving up to take advantage of the deal offered thru May 9th. Was planning on using 15% off on 2 gallons of AV juice and 3 pups for the price of 1, but it says out of stock! Oh no! Any idea when they’ll be back in and any chance of a rain check on the deal and coupon if they’re not back in by the 9th?

    Thanks,
    Heidi

  35. what happens to the Aloe Vera Drink if I kept it in my fridge for MORE than 7 to 10 days ?
    is it edible? ie: is there bacteria that may be harmful?
    or is it just that the nutrition value will be reduced?

    1. It is like leaving freshly squeezed orange juice in your refrigerator… it will begin to ferment. Bacteria counts will go up… but it is similar to that of making wine or sauerkraut… the bacteria are probiotic… unless your aloe… or whatever raw juice you have, is contaminated with bad bacteria. But we have never known this to be the case with Stockton Aloe 1 brand aloe vera. Many people do drink their aloe vera long after 10 days. But we recommend pouring it into smaller containers and re-freezing if you don’t plan on using it within 7 to 10 days.

  36. Hello. Do you give consultation on the best soil to use for growing aloe as well a medicinal products such as creams and lotions?

  37. Hi Dr. Haley, Do you ship starter aloe plants to plant in our own garden? I’m in CA.

    1. We certainly do ship starter plants, Jamie. However, at the time, we are out. We will accept about a dozen new orders in about 2 weeks. The best way to get in is to be subscribed to our emails… since that is where we will announce their availability.

      1. That’s wonderful! Thank You Dr. Haley šŸ™‚

  38. Hello how do I know if the aloe plant I have is safe for use it?

    1. I have only heard of one toxic aloe species but have not been able to find any real data on it. There are hundreds of species and thousands of varieties. Where did you get yours from?

      I think the real question is “How beneficial is my aloe plant?”.

  39. How long can Stockton aloe vera gel be kept in the freezer before it starts to go bad?

    1. We have seen people keep it for over a year frozen and we are comfortable with the quality of our aloe vera after it has been properly frozen for a year.

  40. Dr. Haley,

    I discovered your Youth Derm cream from a You Tube video about “Bug Out Bag for Women Only”. I’m considering trying it to possibly include it in my wife and daughter’s bug out bags.

    The couple that made the video had the small packets. I don’t see these on your web site, but I noticed the 4 oz. tubes. Can the packets or tubes of aloe vera be stored for long periods (unrefrigerated) in my bug out bag?

    Thanks, Steve

    1. What a GREAT question. If we ever have to bug out… even us, the makers of Youth-DermĀ®, very well may have to live without Youth-DermĀ®. I had never really thought about it much. I bet it would be one of those things we grab on the way out – you know, in the moment… you grab your bug-out bag and then say… what about this honey? Yah… get that… (of course you aren’t supposed to do that – everything you need should already be in your bug-out bag!).

      But Youth-DermĀ® is a very natural product. It only has about a 2 year shelf life. Heat definitely shortens the shelf life. So does contamination such as using dirty fingers around the opening of the container. At Stockton Aloe 1, our entire inventory is kept refrigerated to maximize the shelf life before it leaves our warehouses. We realize that much of it will end up on store shelves in some cases for a few months prior to being purchased. Furthermore, we have a history of clientele that kept our original formula in their cabinets for years to only use medically for cuts, scrapes, burns and more. But we eliminated all of the chemical preservatives and, although it is great for those things, the shelf life is more for an every day use healing and moisturizing aloe vera cream.

      Regarding the size, currently we are out of individual sachets. But here is a secret… the “OrganinkĀ®” sachets, that is, our tattoo healing aloe cream… it’s the SAME FORMULA!. That’s right… the same Youth-DermĀ® cream that conditions your skin and helps heal cuts, scrapes, burns, and the likes of also helps a tattoo to heal quickly so it’s simply re-branded. We do have OrganinkĀ® sachets available. Also, OrganinkĀ® comes in a 2 ounce tube which is smaller than the 4 oz. Youth-DermĀ® Aloe Vera Cream. I’m going to put one into our bug-out bag right now!

  41. Dr. Haley,

    I watched a video you uploaded on YouTube and it was about cutting the roots off the plant and allowing it to grow a root system. I have done that, and I followed your instructions by placing it back into the soil. I also took the old root system and placed them in the ground. Will the roots grow pups in 61 degrees F?
    I was also keen to purchase seeds or seedlings from the Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller Stockton plant. Do you ship them to Sydney, Australia? Or do you know of a website where I can purchase these?

    Thank you

    Daniel Isaac

    1. 61 is a little cold and slow growing. But, if they are the same species, I suspect they will be fine and grow roots and new pups out of the roots. It just might take a little longer. We do not ship internationally and I wouldn’t know where to direct you for more aloe plants.

  42. Hi. I have a quick question regarding Aloe Inner Fillet

    Can i cut the whole leaf, extract the fillet and keep it refrigerated or preserve it on a vacum sealed bag for a prolonged period of time without really processing it?

    Do you know of any other method to do this?

    Thanks so much for your help

    1. It will only keep for about a week in the refrigerator. But you can freeze it and keep it for a year.

      1. Dr. Haley

        thanks for your reply

        Would you think that if I freeze the fillet and the de-freeze a few months later, the qualities and properties of the aloe will remain?

        Have any tried keeping the fillet on a vacum sealed envelope?

        Thanks for the help

        1. We have tested it after freezing, thawing, refreezing, and thawing again and have seen mimimal loss of quality including acemannan content. We suspect it is the duration spent thawed where microbiology increases that diminishes the quality and not the actual freezing process. Regarding vacuum sealing, we have not tried it, though there is minimal air content when we fill a bottle and freeze it since the aloe pushes the air out of the bottle when it expands during freezing. Of course, our aloe fillets are run through the grinder before freezing. We haven’t tested freezing it in the fillet form.

  43. Is this aloe Vera juice also good for Vitiligo? I have it on my legs not too bad yet but afraid it’s going to spread

    1. I would ingest it for it’s gut health benefits – along with other gut healing foods. That is, we want the gut to have a healthy flora and not be inflamed. Also, having the immune system work optimally might be a factor. But as far as treating vitiligo topically with aloe Vera or aloe cream, I wouldn’t expect you to see any significant lasting improvements.

  44. GREETINGS:

    I WISH TO ORDER A TWO-PACK OF ALOE VERA VIA A CHECK. HOW MUCH MIGHT THE SHIPPING AND HANDLING BE, AND WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO PROVIDE OTHER THAN SHIP-TO DETAILS IN ORDER TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR THIS PRODUCT? THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER.

    1. You can place an order and choose “request a call” instead of submitting credit card information. The shopping cart will calculate actual UPS charges based on where you live and what is in the cart. We will then contact you to make the payment arrangements.

      Thank you for asking us about this.

  45. Hello sir, just need to know what is the best way to preserve aloe vera direct from plant. like wat I do is I pluck many leaves of aloe vera and store it into frizzer and every day I took some peeled it off some amount and have it frozen only. having no problem in doing so. but the thing is I heard that the good stuff get vanished if we store or something?

    1. Gagan, it is best to filet, rinse the fillet, grind, and then freeze the liquified gel in a sealed container. It does not change much at all when frozen.

  46. 11/5/14

    I just heard about you, from Paul Nison’s new site,- http://healibd.com/

    Glad to hear about this pure unheated drink. (Do wish it came in smaller sizes, though.)

    On your products,- OTHER THAN the Health Drink,- are they heated? Concerned about the loss of enzymes & structure.

    1. Thank you for visiting our site. Aloe Joy is a raw product. The Youth Derm Aloe Creams use 140Ā° F to emulsify them in the coconut oils properly.

  47. Dear Dr. Haley,

    I read your home made recipe for body lotion somewhere but cannot find it now. Could you please “repost” it.

    I’m from South Africa and recently had a conversation with a traditional “herbal doctor” about the benefits of aloe. HĆŖ uses the big mountain aloes for his medicine and also for his animals. After studying the different kinds of aloes and medicines I got some aloe vera plants.

    It is juSt amazing to see how it heals and revitalises. My whole family is now passionately in love with it!!

    Keep up your good work.

    Sune du Plessis

    1. There is a funny story behind this article. We have a researcher / writer that decided it would be a good idea to teach people to make their own. So he researched and wrote. I asked him “Did you actually try the recipe?”… he said no. I said, well then, rather than publish this “how to” article, please follow your own instructions and then write about the experience. That is what you will find in this article. I already knew beforehand, of course, that making lotions is not as easy as it sounds. After all, we manufacture skin cream šŸ™‚

      http://www.aloe1.com/how-make-natural-body-lotion/

      Enjoy.

  48. Thank you for your reply about the Aloe Joy , being a raw product. Have some further questions:
    -1-What might this generally be used for?
    -2-How does this come out? Can’t tell whether it has a dropper or whether it comes out, like the essential oil bottles.
    -3-What % of content is AloeVera?
    -4-How long can this be kept,- assuming it is refrigerated?

    1. People use aloe joy for all kinds of things. I think this video answers that question the best: http://youtu.be/PhcuHI067UE.

      Regarding how it comes out… the blue bottle has to be shook upside down and squeezed through the flip-top opening. It is a little thick and slimy. The 10 pack of twist of tubes is also forced out by squeezing.

      Regarding how much aloe… it is 97% aloe vera.

      If you keep it refrigerated, it should last at least a year… probably two. The stability testing we did suggests two years… but we haven’t had it on the market too long yet to really know.

  49. I was told by a neurologist that I have a stretched S2 nerve head. I was also told by the neurologist and my chiropractor ( I make weekly visits to my chiropractor ) that I need to reduce the inflammation in the joint so the nerve can heal. I had read that aloe vera reduces inflammation. Will taking aloe vera help? The neurologist had me on Relafen but I bumped the back of my hand and the whole back of my hand bruised. It scared me so I stopped taking it after 3 months. I was supposed to take it for 6 months.

    1. aloe vera would be part of an anti-inflammatory diet… that is, it is not inflammatory. But you probably wouldn’t notice a difference unless your pain was immune related.

  50. Is aloe useful for treating tinea versicolor, either topically or internally?

    1. Aloe vera is good for the gut… and a healthy gut is a key to good skin. Tinea versicolor is due to an imbalance in the flora of the skin. A healthy skin flora begins in the gut… so there is more to it than aloe. Low sugar and high probiotic or a cultured diet should help significantly.

  51. hello there do you deliver to the uk? Would appreciate a reply

    Kind regards,

    Mr khan

    1. I am not familiar with the species you mentioned. However, I was told by a subscriber that: “I have aloe vera chinensis and we use it the same as the barbadensis. It is safe. Chinensis just means that it is the chinese species of aloe vera.”

  52. I just bought an Aloe Vera plant and it says it is Aloe Vera Chinensis on the label. I wanted to know if it was edible or not and how to tell if it isn’t.

  53. I have dreadlocks and I know that the aloe leaf is great for hair. Being that this is bottled would it still have the same moisturizing affects?

    1. It would have the same effect, however, generally when using aloe for your hair, you would take the gel and use it like a bar of soap. Since ours was already run through a grinder, the pulp is free floating in the gel and would probably look like dandruff in your hair. Therefore, we do NOT recommend using the drink as a leave in gel. Some people do treat the hair with the gel to drink, and then, wash it out. I don’t know how effective this would be with dreadlocks.

  54. I wanted to ask about the potency and shelf-life of raw aloe left outside of the fridge.

    I make my own toothpaste out of coconut oil and essential oils – and was considering adding aloe vera to the mix. I do not keep it refrigerated, as there is no need.

    I noticed many mouthwashes have aloe in them I am guessing the aloe vera in commercial dental products is doing more harm than good due to bacteria count though?

    1. Generally other ingredients in those products are preserving the aloe vera. Additionally, when most cosmetic companies purchase aloe to use as an ingredient, they are buying it with preservatives in it already. They know that they do not have to put the preservatives included in source materials on their labels. They only have to list additional preservatives that they add to the formula.

  55. Dr. Haley,

    I will start to purchase the large 5 gallon buckets soon, but first I need to buy an extra freezer for my garage.

    Do you have any idea how much space those 9, 64 fl oz. bottles will take up? I am planning on buying a small mini-freezer but not sure what cubic ft. size to buy.

    1. 9 bottles takes 14″L x 14W” x 10″H – but one of those bottles will probably go right into the fridge.

  56. Hi, I am about to order some aloe from you and have a few questions regarding the goals that I would like to achieve. I have hashimotos disease and in the process of being tested for lupus, so I have quite a bit of inflammation in my body. How much aloe should I drink for the mentioned conditions? Also, I have a 18 year old son with Rectal Ulcerate Colitis and was wondering if you have had any experience in treating or helping such condition with aloe, he takes probiotics and uses Canasta suppositories at night, his skin is also suffering with breakouts. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Roxana. Please call so that we can best answer your questions. There is a lot to discuss pertaining to these things.

  57. Helo,

    I have been using aloe gel as a beverage for almost a year now, and it has been a great addition to my herbal teas and tonics.

    Do you offer mature Stockton aloe plants for sale?

    I live in Orlando and was thinking that I could make a trip down if yall were able to sell me a few.

    1. We have pups available in the cart and some small plants (1 to 2 yrs. old) available for pickup only. We do not sell the mature plants.

      1. Hmm… Is there a phone to call to make an appointment?

  58. Hi Dr. Haley,
    I purchased a bucket from your company a few months ago, and have only recently begun drinking the aloe gel. I have purchased bottles in the past, however, the aloe from this particular bucket is very “watery.” I defrosted the bucket and froze it immediately after bottling it. Is the watery consistency a sign of fermentation? If so, how could this have happened?

    Thanks,
    John

    1. Thank you for you question, John. I am confident that this is merely the difference in harvests. Our previous harvest was indeed the thickest harvest we have ever had. But the current harvest received more rain and came out a little thinner. The current harvest is more typical. If it has fermented, you will know it when you taste it! But I suspect you will be pleased with the taste and results. Please keep us posted šŸ™‚

  59. Hello,
    On your page can you just buy one Gallon?

    Thanks
    Kathy

    1. We do not ship individual bottles, but we do sell them individually for pick-up.

  60. presently fructose gluten lactose intolerant. using aloe gel from health store and has helped somewhat, will your product help me to heal, frustrated with bloating gas and swelling of stomach, desperate can you help as I watch my diet and read labels but when eating out sometimes reaction even when I order excluding the intolerants. I’ll look on e-mail .

    1. Although aloe vera may help heal your gut, it isn’t likely to cure your problem. That is, if it helps, you will continue to need it until the cause of your problems is removed. The good news is that there is a way to figure this out… it doesn’t cost anything and you can do it at home. Contact us and ask for the doctor to find out more.

  61. This has recently been recommended to me by a friend. I currently have a polyp on my ampulla I am trying to get rid of before resulting to surgery, as well as 2 small ulcers. How much would you reccommend to take of this a day in hope of alleviating either of those problems? Thank you!

    1. Traditionally aloe vera has been used externally on damaged skin and internally for ulcerative and inflammatory conditions. I suppose your ulcers would be more likely to benefit from aloe vera. I don’t know how it may or may not affect polyps.

  62. Hi Dr. Haley,
    Can I ship the empty box and styrofoam back to your company? I just purchased and received the first box of two 58 oz. pure aloe juice from your company. I put one bottle and filled an 18 oz. glass bottle (with room to expand) in the freezer. The taste doesn’t bother me but I’ll have to doctor it up for my husband. I am planning to buy more every other week, but I’m concerned about all the wastes especially since styrofoam can’t be recycled.

    1. Ling, we are also concerned about this. We have looked into getting the packing materials returned to us. The problem is however, that it costs more to return the materials than it does to replace them. The only way for us to do this, would be to pass on the additional expenses to our customer. Furthermore, there’s no way to guarantee that the Styrofoam will make it to us in one piece. The styrofoam we use to make our containers IS recycled stryrofoam.

      For our customers that plan on drinking the aloe vera regularly, we recommend they purchase it in the four gallon bucket. The bucket does not need Styrofoam during shipping. It is intended to thaw on the way to the customer. Once they receive it, they can pour it into smaller containers that we provide for them.

      Since the BPA free bottles we provide are gassed off and used for storing cold content, we know that “leaching” will be at a minimum. We recommend that they are rinsed, stored with tap water in them which usually contains a little chlorine in it to keep things from growing anything in them. Before reusing them, simply dump, rinse, and refill with aloe.

      Storing in glass is great… but glass seems to become more fragile when frozen, so we advise against it.

  63. Hello,

    I am unable to find to aloe Barbadensis Miller Stockton pup/plants in Canada. Do you ship aloe pups outside US to Canada?

    1. We do not. Thank you for your inquiry.

  64. About a year ago I watched John Kohler’s video with you in it and wanted to buy some of the pups. I went to the website shown and saw they were “out of stock”. We just re-watched the video and I went to the sight again and it read again “out of stock”. I decided to look at your shop button and found there that I could have gotten on your mailing list along time ago. You should print that right after you have the “out of stock” so you wont loose people who want to buy your Aloe Vera plants.
    As I watched the video again John claimed the aloe he drank was not bitter at all but like “watered down sugar cane juice. TOTALLY no bitter or astringent or have any weird taste.”
    What is the comparison in what you sell and John drank as to bitterness? In other words, how does your product compare to what John drank? If he tried your bottled frozen version, would he say the same thing about it?

    1. Hi Linda.

      One thing that has always intrigued me is the taste comments about our aloe. Two different people at a trade-show drinking from the same bottle at the same time, each in their own separate shot glass. They healthy looking one says “mmmmm, this is good… not bitter at all” and the other makes a stank face and says, “ewwwww… I could never drink this”. This has happened so many times.

      For me, not bittler. For everyone in my family… not bitter. For lots of people at farmers markets, trade-shows, product demos – “ewwwwwwwwwwwww”. But we pretty much process it the same way John did… only we don’t do a final dunk and we use a grinder instead of a blender.

  65. Can I ask…is it safe for dogs? I have been treating my dog for cancer for 3 years…raw food, tinctures etc…she is doing great, but because she gets skin rashes, especially during hot months…would Aloe be ok to give her?

    1. There is research showing the potential effectiveness against cancer… and dogs were used in the research!

  66. I was talking to a friend about filleting and making aloe vera gel and/or juice. He believes in straining the gel because of the fiber which he says bacteria can grow inside. Personally, I think the gel is good for us. Like I told him, yes, even with raw foods, bacteria will grow inside us, but it’s the good bacteria. Plus, we will eliminate what we eat…or we should be anyway :). Obviously since it is the aloe vera gel you’re selling, can you please explain the difference between drinking aloe vera gel vs the juice?
    Another side note, I noticed most brands also contain the outer skin, I then later read that it could lead to upset stomachs. It is toxic to consume the skin and the skin is there to protect the gel from the harsh weatherization.
    Thank you,
    Wendy

    1. We often consider fiber to be “prebiotic”… that is, it feeds the healthy gut flora. Juice usually refers to aloe that includes the outer skin, whereas “gel” usually means inner leaf only. The outer leaf is indeed filled with “anti-nutrients”… there to protect the plant. Some have used this as a laxative. But if you ask me, I suggest it is an irritant and that something that causes a purging response probably is NOT good for you.

  67. Hello,

    I have been trying to overcome acid reflux for the past 5 years using natural methods. I have tried aloe vera products (about 4 different companies), yet none of them worked for me. Why will your product help (or not help)? (I don’t have a hiatal hernia and have tried the popular natural remedies such as slippery elm, apple cider vinegar, glutamine, DGL, baking soda, and about 60 (yes, sixty) other strategies.)

    Regards,
    JK

    1. Honestly, Joel, I don’t know that it will. We definitely have the most pure, unfiltered, raw aloe vera gel. But, from my experience, even the lesser brands still help people. If the other brands didn’t do anything for you, there is a good chance ours won’t either. But if they did something for you, I suspect ours will do more for you.

      When someone has acid reflux, we don’t recommend only making one change. But it does help to make changes one at a time to see which changes have the most impact. We do have a strategy for eliminating Acid Reflux naturally and it doesn’t cost anything. Feel free to contact me for details.

  68. I have a little child of 19 months. I am still breastfeeding. I would like to try aloe vera gel or juice for my constipation. They told me they don’t recommend to consume aloe gel while brestfeeding. Why is that does it depend on the kind of juice or how much is consumed ? I keep reading about the health promoting effects of aloe and I realy like to be able to have them too.

    1. The important thing to recognize here is the difference between inner leaf gel and whole leaf aloe vera. Some people use whole leaf aloe vera to treat constipation. We do not recommend this. The outer leaf parts have not been demonstrated to be safe as a laxative. Furthermore, the outer leaf parts are contra-indicated with pregnancy.

      Stockton aloe one only sells inner leaf gel. It does not treat constipation. It does, however, contribute to healthy bowels. For us, treating constipation would be done through changes in diet for the purpose of normalizing gut health and the micro biome. Our aloe vera gel is not contraindicated with pregnancy. Many brands, are, however.

  69. Is it ok to use a couple tablespoons of this aloe in an enema?

    1. That is not a recommended use. We believe gut health starts with what you eat and that the best way to get aloe in your rectum is to eat or drink it.

  70. I am from Canada and I noticed you don’t ship there . Is there a similar product sold in Canada?

  71. Hello,

    I am allergic to some of the ingredients in your topical aloe creams. I have very sensitive skin. I have tried your sensation aloe since the ingredients listed shouldn’t irritate my skin, and voila!!!! I LOVE IT AS A DAILY FACIAL MOISTURIZER!!!! I know this isn’t the original purpose, but would using this product as a facial moisturizer cause any problems?

    1. Yes, Aloe Joy is intended to be an “all purpose” topical aloe gel.

  72. Hello,

    When this product is defrosted will it still maintain its slippery/slimy consistency?

    1. Like any raw unpreserved fruit or vegetable juice, aloe vera will eventually ferment. When this happens, the mucopolysaccharides will be consumed by the probiotics. As this happens, the gel becomes thinner and less slippery. Eventually, when you shake a jug of aloe, rather than making goopy sound, it will splash like water.

      We usually don’t see changes like I am describing here for at least a couple weeks as long as the raw gel is kept refrigerated. That is why we recommend pouring into smaller containers and refreezing if you don’t plan on using the whole container within a week to 10 days.

  73. I live in Austin,TX. Can you grow your variety of aloe in full sun or nearly full sun? I am growing a barbadensis variety but I need to use a shade cloth fabric to keep the sun from being to intense. The plants I see around your house look like they may have full sun. I have to protect my plants from winter freezes. I will be ordering plants from you as soon as they are available. Even if I need to shade them. I want them for there health benefits.
    Thank You,
    David

    1. We do grow our plants in full sun. They soak it up and love it!

  74. is your aloe vera safe to drink while pregnant or nursing?

    1. This is a great question. I have to explain the differences and concepts for you to understand as it relates to aloe vera since there are many.
      When it comes to aloe, there are two things the FDA would especially be interested in…
      The first is “RAW”… and you can apply this to other juices as well (OUR BRAND IS RAW). According to the FDA, raw juices must use the following exact wording on there packaging:
      “WARNING: This product has not been pasteurized and therefore may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.”
      although they don’t address pregnancy in this statement, it should be considered. I consider it… But I also consider the dangers of drinking pasteurized beverages that contain preservatives.
      The other thing that people talk about when it comes to aloe vera is the outer leaf aloin content. Aloin, especially, can cause cramping and diarrhea which can lead to dehydration and electrolyte mineral loss. That can be passed on by breast feeding… and may cause contractions during pregnancy. Pregnant people should especially stay properly hydrated for this reason.
      Aloin content is very low with Stockton Aloe 1 brand and this is not an issue. The same can not be said for many brands… so I am NOT saying “aloe vera is safe to use during pregnancy”.
      Some brands do both… that is, they make aloe drinks that are “whole leaf” and others that are only “inner leaf” or “gel”.

  75. Hello,

    My husband was treated for tonsil cancer last year; 35 days of radiation and 7 chemo treatments. His weight is down, immune system compromised, and recently got so sick that his throat closed and he almost died. They are thinking it was a “super big”. He was intubated for 4 days and a camera confirmed that he had scar tissue in his throat and his lymph nodes don’t function normally. I’m hoping your aloe vera will help build his immune system, heal damage on his throat, and help prevent this from happening again. Would you recommend this to him? He’s 160 pounds. How much should be take and for how long?

    1. Lea, we need to discuss this. I feel there is so much more he could be doing. Please call on Monday.

  76. How can I find out how much Vitamin K is in Aloe Vera Juice, I have someone on Coumadin

    1. I am sorry… I do not have the answer to that.

  77. Dr. Haley,
    Due to the harsh winters here in northwest Arkansas, I bring my 3 year old aloe plants in the house for the
    winter. I just took them outside after all danger of frost and they began to turn from bright green to a very
    pale greenish and the tips are like drying up, turning blackish. I put them on the north side of the house
    out of direct sun, which seems to make them worse. Moisture level is “moist to slightly on the dry side”.
    I have lots of pups I was going to transplant, but now I am afraid to do anything. What has happened to my
    beautiful green aloe vera plants?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Ray Benge

    1. They definitely need and love lots of direct sunlight… but aloe plants do stress and take a while to adapt to significant changes like when you transplant them. It almost sounds like they froze… got to or near to freezing temperatures, but I am guessing you didn’t let that happen. When they do get to freezing temperature, they usually die… the leaves droop… get sort of soggy.

      If it is just stress… and you try to over-compensate… they can stress even more. So don’t try to make too many changes.

      Also, if you “fertilize” them, be careful. DO NOT use coffee grounds or anything unusual… since that will also do what you are describing. Minimal organic plant food if you ever choose to fertilize… but probably best to NOT add anything.

      They really don’t need much water… but they do need the light which is there fuel to be able to drink the water.

      I hope that helps… I’m sending happy thoughts to them now…

  78. What is the shelf life of your products if they do not contain preservatives?

    1. Our products do not have a shelf life at all. That is, the shelflife is zero. You will never find them on a shelf. You might find them in the frozen food section however. Once thawed, and kept very cold in a refrigerator, they will last about 7 to 10 days before the taste begins to change. That’s why we recommend people pour off into smaller containers the amounts they do not plan on using within 7 to 10 days. The smaller containers can be put back into the freezer and saved for another time.

  79. Hi Dr. Haley,
    I’m in early thirties and want to start using all natural anti-aging products. which one would you recommend: just simple aloe vera gel or the aloe Youth-Derm Ultra healing Cream?………..Thanks

    1. Health comes from the inside out. Ingesting healthy aloe would probably be a lot more beneficial than putting an aloe cream on you.

  80. Hi Dr. Haley,
    Which one of your product do you recommend for anti-aging for someone in their early 30s?
    Thanks

    1. Health comes from the inside out. Ingesting healthy aloe would probably be a lot more beneficial than putting an aloe cream on you. Therefore, I recommend the gel to drink. As to whether or not it will slow aging… I can’t really say… though those that consume it tend to look younger… and it is not uncommon for those that consume a glass per day to notice a difference in the mirror after a week or two… and tell us that others are suddenly complimenting their complexions.

  81. Hi Dr. Haley,

    Can I use aloe Vera ultra healing cream as a daytime cream while out in the sun?

    Thanks,
    Raman

    1. You certainly can… however, don’t expect much Sun Protection Factor. It was not formulated for SPF.

  82. I have access to large aloe leaves but I don’t know how best to use them. Is there a place on your website that would discuss how to use the leaves?

    Thank you,
    Terri

    1. This video shows you how to filet aloe vera properly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKXLMD2Dv8o what you do with the gel from there… drink it, put it on your skin…

  83. I currently drink 3 glasses a day of your aloe juice. I have a 5-day trip coming up in 2 weeks. What is the best way to make sure I have the aloe drink with me at the destination (a hotel)? It’s not a driving trip so probably not feasible to pack it in a cooler with ice (or is it? – I’ve never flown with a cooler).

    1. We can ship to the hotel. Some of our customers have taken frozen bottles packed in their luggage… that they check in. The clothing insulates it and keeps it frozen.

      1. Those are possible options. I need to make sure the hotel room has a fridge.

  84. Hey Doctor Haley, I just received from my relatives a big aloe plant, more than 15 years old. It’s not Stockton variety but it is barbadensis miller alright, and I was wondering what would happen if hypothetically all the leaves would be gone off of it? Would there be more leaves growing back afterwards on the side? I know aloes grow new leaves from the top and this plant is just a beauty, I really don’t feel like leaving it naked even if it would take me years to do so if I used sparingly. I don’t have much experience in aloes so that’s why I am asking, I currently have 19 or 20 other pups that I just transplanted in their own pots and I hope they will grow nicely ^^ But I don’t want to use leaves from them anymore and I want to use the more mature plant that I received and let them grow in peace.

    And another question I would have is, if I cut the sides and tips of the leaf and then stored it in a closed plastic bag in the freezer, would that be fine? And also, more importantly, fi I were to use fresh leaves from the aloe, freshly cut.. Would it do harm to the aloe to cut just a piece of its leaf at a time?

    And also, if I intend to use that leaf topically, is aloin bad for the skin also? Would I need to place it in water for 5 minutes before rubbing it on my face for example?

    Thank you very much for your time!

    1. You should only remove about three leaves at a time. Try not to harvest from the same plant more than once every month or two. The leaves will probably continue to grow from the center. If you plan on storing the cut leaves, filet them before freezing them. In fact, you might want to filet and grind them before freezing. That way, you can store them in bottles.

      If you cut one portion of the leaf at a time, the leaf will probably healā€¦ But that is not the best way to do it.

      Do not use the aloin on your skin. It is not the part that you’re after, it will also stain your skin. Use only the aloe gel on your skin.

      1. Thank you very much for your reply doctor ! Wish you the best, stay healthy like always ^^ Keep spreading the aloe love šŸ™‚

  85. Hey Doc, I’m back with another small question! I love that you are so open and answer the questions that you can, and for that you have my appreciation, thank you. My question would be, can an aloe plant actually die from lack of sunlight, or will it just go into a dormant state? Some of my aloe’s leaves are starting to curl up inwards. I am currently living in an apartment and will keep living for another 4 months at least, and let’s say 8 months at most. Will this do any harm to the plant or will it just be born anew when the time comes for it to absorb that delicious sunlight?
    Thank you in advance doctor!

    1. Yes, the plant can die from lack of sunlight. Sunlight is the fuel source. After eight months, it may or may not not surviveā€¦ But probably will.

      1. I understand, thank you very much. If hypothethically an aloe would be on its “death bed”, would a whole day of strong sunlight theoretically remove it from that state, thus reviving it?

        1. I doubt a day of sun would do much for it. Also, aloe plants are quite hearty… yet they don’t like significant change, so a sudden change in environment seems to push them in the wrong direction, even when the change is an improvement.

  86. Why do you suggest filling the empty bottles with water and storing them until we refill them again?

    1. We recommend filling them with tap water… which is chlorinated… because it prevents mold from growing in the bottles that may have moisture trapped in them. It will also swell up any remaining pulp to easily rinse out prior to re-using the bottles.

  87. while i was on the waiting list for the aloe pups, i purchased an aloe from english gardens in the spring 2015. in the summer of 2016 it had a yellow flower that grew from it. the leaves are about 18″ long. is this a barbadensis miller-stocton species and how can i tell how old is this plant? do you think it is ready for consumption?

    1. Please post a picture of the plant on Facebook with the same questions… that way I can see it and give my opinion https://www.facebook.com/StocktonAloe1/

      1. I have sent you a picture of my aloe with the question and the web site your provided in the visitors post

        1. Thank you for sharing at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1055864354530242&set=o.133166066707130&type=3 – I just replied. It looks like you have a good species.

  88. I would carry aloe pups from US to Europe inside my checked (cargo) luggage. How many days do the pups survive without water? Lets say I would count 2-3 days to receive them to my East Coast USA address from your shop, I would order it 4-5 days before I fly just in case they will arrive for sure. So we are talking about 1 week from your shop to the garden in Europe. Will they survive for sure?

    1. They would probably be fine… but unfortunately, right now, 2016… we have a 1 year waiting list.

      1. Ohh, Doc, that was a shocking news. I am on your waiting list now but please make a note I will buy 25 pups next year from you as it is a crazy long waiting time and I really want a have a good amount from these next year. Million thanks.

  89. Hello. I am curious after reading some of your information that was emailed to us (specifically the Clifford Larson malignant melanoma thank you card.) My wife was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. After 5 weeks on the Gerson Therapy, it has progressed quickly. We are changing her treatment plan, but have four gallons of aloe drink that i feel will be very useful to her. How much and how often should she drink everyday. I know this is not a medication nor a cure, but i do believe it can make a big difference in her journey back to health. Thank you to all involved. Keep up the good work.

    Love & peace. Calen & Malia

    1. Cliff drank 3 glasses per day, 8 ounces each. He did NOT do all of those other things. The way I see it, ask your self “How much should I eat or drink of this particular food”, whatever it is. Or, if someone says “drink 8 ounces at a time”, does that sound like a lot? Or is it what you expected to hear? Did you expect a larger serving? Because your answer to that is probably what is right for you. If I say “twice per day”, were you hoping for 1 time? 3 times? Because, really, you already know. When it comes to any food that we don’t have science telling us how much is the correct amount to eat, we really have to decide for ourselves.

  90. Is this a hybrid form of aloes? I live in South Florida. The shop you have listed in South Florida to they sell the aloe plants or just the gel?

    1. It is a naturally evolved variety of Barbadensis Miller and one of the more popular varieties in South Florida. At our location is Pompano Beach we do sell some plants and lots of gel.

  91. How long will a opened gallon bottle keep in the frig after it comes to you in the mail? thank you

    1. It varies… it will eventually ferment. We recommend 7 to 10 days in the fridge. If you don’t plan on consuming the whole container in that time, as soon as its thawed, pour it off into smaller containers for re-freezing to take out as needed.

  92. Is it okay to mix the Stockton A 1 Aloe with some type of flavoring or raw juice?

  93. Hello Dr. Haley, I am back with another tiny little question about aloes/ gardening in general this time! I seem to.. have made a little mistake. I have received one aloe and some cacti and they may have been infected with those little black flies that I am not sure if they are fungus gnats or not, but I expect them to cause harm to my plants roots! They seem to have extended to my other plants a little.. so what I’ve done until this point is, I searched the internet and found out that if I put a slice of potato above the soil it would attract the little guys that hatched from the eggs, and it really does work, they keep coming to the surface for that delicious treat. Some plants are infected it seems, some aren’t at all, which is weird. But changing again and again the potato slices got a little tedious.. and so I wish to know how to get rid of those little guys for good. I searched for something called “diatomaceous earth” but I haven’t found it so.. I was thinking of another solution. Would sand on top of the soil prevent the gnat babies from emerging, and the adults from laying eggs? I’ve read about that but I am not sure if it would work and if sand above soil would actually harm my aloes? Just now I’ve placed a fresh batch of potato slices on my plants and I’m going to buy some sand in a few moments actually, to experiment. I don’t like the idea of pesticides.. I don’t want to hurt/ cause long-term damage to my plants. I don’t care as much of the cacti as I do with the aloes so what I’ve done is placed a potato slice on the soil of the cacti and dipped that slice in a soft pesticide, to see if those little buggers will still emerge or not or if they will and they will die. So to do a summary about all this, I am going to try and place sand on top of my plants soil and even on the plate beneath if it is necessary, if gnats would still lay eggs from beneath and emerge from there. I’ve heard good things about diatomaceous earth but I just couldn’t find.. Basically, would sand damage my plants in any way, prevent water from evaporating and do harm or anything like that? Also, do you have any other suggestion for getting rid of tiny flies/ fungus gnats in your home? Since aloes can live long without water, I’m letting my soil completely dry out for a week or two, do you think that would kill the larvae and prevent the gnats from reproducing? From what I understand, sand would give them the impression that it’s dry and they would not lay eggs anymore, so if it doesn’t harm the plants and it also prevents gnats from ever coming back, I will gladly decorate my home with a top layer inch of sand for my plants šŸ™‚ I would just like the opinion of a more experienced person in this matter, so thank you very much for your time and I am sorry for writing such a long paragraph!

    1. In Florida, our “soil” is very much like sand and they thrive! I do not THINK the sand will do any harm… at all… but I could be WRONG… just probably not šŸ™‚

  94. Hi Dr. Haley,
    Is any microbiological contamination testing done on samples? How does the product compare to those that are purported to be concentrated?

    Thanks,
    Brett

    1. Microbiology testing is done on every batch by an independent laboratory. We have never found pathological microbiology. We have never compared to those that have been concentrated (boiled down). The percentage of any nutrient, however, should be higher in those that have had the water removed since most of the weight has been removed. The serving sizes of concentrates are much smaller. So the real comparison, for example, using the extremes… a glass of aloe vera vs. two capsules of aloe vera powder… which is better for you?

      1. Hi Dr. Haley,
        Thanks very much for the response. I’m excited to try out the product. Are you familiar with the SCD (Elaine Gottschall diet)? She mentions in her book to avoid mucilaginous substances like aloe because it can interfere with enzymatic interaction with food (by placing a physical barrier between the lining where the enzymes reside and the food). This seems somewhat plausible, but I’ve never bought into the theory because there are decades of experience with health practitioners and consumers using aloe to heal the gut. I’m just curious what your thoughts are on her belief.

        Thanks,
        Brett

        1. It seems plausible… but I’m pretty sure someone made this up – I don’t know of any research supporting the theory, only that which opposes it such as a study at Hippocrates that showed the group that received aloe had higher plasma levels for every nutrient tested.

  95. HI,

    Aloe Joy is to drink?

    1. It is not to drink – it is an all purpose topical.

  96. I am happy to have found your site. i have been using ‘George’s Always Active Aloe Vera LIQUID? and am wondering what you think of it. They do not seem to mention aloin but do mention things you do not so I cannot tell if it just full of marketing tricks. Unlike your product it does not need refrigeration. it looks & seems very much like water but they claim no water is added. Here are statements from their site: (it is from barbadensis miller)
    Tastes like Spring Water! Requires no refrigeration or special handling. Contains no preservatives or additives.
    Anthraquinone Free! 100% Fractionally Distilled from Aloe Vera Leaves No Preservatives Long Shelf Life
    Never Slimy, Thick or Bitter Tasting
    Although it is believed mucopolysaccharides have beneficial elements, this molecular chain is very large making it difficult for the body to utilize. The complete mucopolysaccharide chain is also the cause of rapid spoilage and breakdown of the product, which is why most other brands contain unhealthy preservatives. We breakdown the mucopolysaccharide chain extracting the sugars in order to eliminate adding any preservatives and increase shelf life.
    A distillate is a liquid that consists of pure components of a plant in its most basic form. It is unique in that a distillate is comprised of a low molecular weight thereby enabling the body to assimilate its components in the purest form at the cellular level. This occurs both internally, and through the skinā€™s dermal layers, at a much higher rate than would occur if the plantā€™s components were introduced in any other manner.
    Most Aloe Vera products are slimy and have a very bitter taste. We remove the chemical antagonists and some of the undesirable components that are mildly toxic. As a result, our product has no adverse flavor.
    George’s Aloe is fractionally distilled, meaning it is broken down into various parts, with the undesirable elements removed. It is then re-assembled.
    George’s Aloe is a refined product. We remove the antagonistic compounds that cause the bitter taste and irritation to the GI tract.

    I would love to know your thoughts on these claims. Thank you for making a product we can trust!

    1. I do know quite a bit about this product… but it is not ours… and I am not comfortable commenting about it. But let me briefly discuss “distilled”. If you look up distill, you will see it is a process of vaporizing, such as by heat creating a steam, then capturing the steam. When you distill water and capture the steam, you are getting pure water that has a forever shelf life since it is pure H2O… though some elements can be picked up along the way in the air and from the equipment. I can distill a fruit juice capturing the water from it… bottle it… and not add any water since all of it came from the fruit juice… making it pure with no water added. I am NOT saying this is what George’s does. I am confident they don’t add water. I am confident that the liquid they sell came from aloe vera.

  97. I’m so fortunate to have found your extremely exceptional, quality company through a YouTube video. I’ve always been a huge fan of Aloe Vera for over 35 years now, ever since a Lady/Hero (A Capeless Crusader) shared a story with me about The Miraculous Aloe Vera (which all started while looking out her front window). And how she resuced her shirtless 19 year old neighbor after he took the cap off the water tank of his over-heated car that was completely engulfed in steam & smoke.. She watched scalding steam & hot water gush out with pressured force all over his chest. She told her husband to call Paramedics ASAP as she’s running to grab her Gallon of Aloe Vera juice. He was on the ground hysterical when she started pouring it all over his chest, neck, arms & face. He calmed-down almost instantly she said. In the daya to come he NEVER GOT BLISTERS OR SCARS and was pain-free, YAY. Will Aloe Vera heal my Aunt Rosalind’s Stage 3/4 (1month old) Pressure Ulcers (Bed Sores)?

  98. Could you tell me the percentage of vitamins and minerals in this kind of Aloe to drink?
    For example, for 100ml which is the percentage of Vitamin A , etc….
    Regards

    1. I do not have that information. I don’t think many of our customers… or any of them, for that matter, drink it for the vitamins and minerals… but rather for the key phytyonutrients such as acemannan… and the and mucilaginous polysaccharides.

  99. I have Stage IV Kidney Disease (as of July 2016). Do you know of or has Stockton Aloe done any studies to show if raw aloe vera is beneficial for improving healthy kidney function or at least stabilizing the functioning?

    1. We do not have studies about this. I do have two customers that come to mind that swear the aloe is what improved there numbers and prevented dialysis. But testimonials are far from scientific results and have to be considered with skepticism.

  100. Have purchased a bucket of aloe 3 times now. This time the aloe is pink. Is that normal?

    1. Sometimes the aloe does turn pink. And, if you let it get warm, the pink goes away! We have customers that prefer the aloe while it is pink. They say it tastes better… and some say it works better. I personally think its psychological… that it works the same white or pink.

  101. Hello. I was diagnosed recently with LPR Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease. My throat has been swollen for several months and my stomach is in a lot of pain. My ENT said to drink Aloe Vera juice, but I am NURSING my one year old. I get scared that drinking high amounts could harm her, but I’m desperate for healing my gut. Do you suggest I stop nursing her if I drink two 8oz glasses or more a day? What do you think? Thank you!

    1. With our brand, you will be fine. It is the brands that contain the outer leaf aloin in amounts greater than 10 PPM that will cause problems.

  102. I have been reading about Aloctin A and Alexin B as healing components of aloe. The aloe plants most studied in the scientific community appear to the candelabra aloes from South America. Are the Aloctin and Alexin compounds present in all aloe plants – specifically the Barbadensis-Miller-Stockon you use too? Thanks.

  103. Thanks for all the great information you provide! I’m on the waiting list for a few of your aloe pups, in the meantime I purchased one on ebay, although I’m stuck taking her word that it is a Stockton variety, but I still want yours because I’ll know for sure. Where can I find information on the best growing conditions and soil for this variety? I live in Washington State, so mine is potted in a 14″ x 6″ pot and will spend the winter in my heated greenhouse, but I would like to try to provide the best conditions and soil possible for optimum therapeutic quality. Thanks.

  104. Is there an instrument I can use to measure the ppm of an outer leaf aloin from an aloe vera plant?

    1. We outsource to Spectrix Analytical Services, LLC for testing aloin content. Last time they tested our Aloe vera, they used the HPLC (High-performance liquid chromatography). It is a rather complex process.

  105. I’m writing to ask you foor aloe vera.
    What happen if we left aloe vera in our skin all night?
    And how can we clean our face from the moths or from the brown spots created by the sun?
    Please write me soon

  106. I was unable to find out where aloe plants are grown and harvested? Do you have a post explaining how Aloe1 is farmed? Thank you

    1. We grow out Aloe vera in the Dominican Republic. Regarding how it is farmed… We rarely water. We use garden tools to remove weeds. We use the same techniques that you can see demonstrated by me on our YouTube channel at http://aloe.guru – check out the gardening / farming videos

  107. Two Questions šŸ™‚

    Aloe is technically listed as GAPS illegal, but you were/are a GAPS practitioner correct? Why is it listed as illegal, and is it okay to have on GAPS?

    Is Aloe okay to use as an enema?

    1. On page 164 of the book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride MD, it says “Aloe vera, once digestive symptoms are gone you can introduce it”. Personally, I have found the quickest way to remove digestive symptoms in most IBS cases is to have them consumer our Aloe vera.

      I discussed why I think some think Aloe vera is “illegal” here: https://aloe1.com/is-aloe-vera-good-for-ibs/

      Regarding use as an enema… My counsel has always been against using it for an enema… for many reasons including:
      * Enemas only treat part of the gut
      * The enema is eliminated and minimally used
      * Aloe vera does NOT flush the liver such as by coffee enema… or like consuming fats / oils to flush the gall bladder
      * Drinking Aloe treats the whole gut… and more aloe gets absorbed and carried throughout the body for use from the inside out (Enemas are really an outside in approach)
      I could go on, but I’m sure that makes enough sense.

  108. Dear Dr. Haley,

    Why is it not recommended to store Aloe in glass bottles? I read that even BPA free containers are not good.

    Thank you!
    Many blessings to you:)

    Rosanna

    1. Aloe vera expands more than water when re-freezing. Refreezing Aloe vera in glass has a very low success rate.

  109. We used aloe vera gel for our young sons acid reflux, it did wonders. Will the aloe vera gel heal an ulcer?

    1. It definitely seems to increase healing and speed up the healing process.

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