Not a week goes by where someone doesn’t ask me: How much Aloe vera juice should I drink daily?” or “How many times per day should I drink Aloe vera gel?“. These are by far the most common questions people ask. My answer almost always begins with the same two words: “It Depends”.
Aloe For Gut Problems
It truly does depend on many factors. Answering the following questions really helps me provide the best answer:
- What are you trying to accomplish?
- Where are you getting your Aloe?
- Is it whole leaf or inner fillet only?
- How old are you?
- How much do you weigh?
- Do you have symptoms?
- Are you under the care of a physician?
- What medications are you taking?
The most common reason people consume Aloe is gut problems, so I’ll focus on that in this article. They might call it acid reflux, gastric reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel disease (IBD), regional enteritis, regional ileitis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, colitis, or any of many more names given to inflammatory problems in the gut. Symptoms range from heartburn to diarrhea and occur in the gut, somewhere between the mouth and the anus.
The first thing I want to make clear is that there are many other dietary changes that can and should be done alongside the addition of Aloe vera. Consuming clean inner leaf raw Aloe vera gel might be the quickest relief, however, it is important to make the necessary changes to further heal the gut.
With that said, let’s discuss how much Aloe to drink, especially as it pertains to the Stockton brand.
How Much Aloe Vera Juice Should I Drink Daily?
On the high end of the spectrum, many of our customers drink 2 to 3 glasses of Aloe per day, 6 to 8 ounces each. They are the ones that typically purchase it by the 4-gallon bucket. At that rate, each 4-gallon bucket lasts one person about a month.
At this point, I must issue a warning: If you are consuming a brand of Aloe that contains more than 5 ppm aloin content from the outer leaf, ingesting this much Aloe vera may actually irritate the gut. Many brands contain much higher aloin content and that can be dangerous, causing severe cramping and diarrhea.
How Many Times Per Day Should I Drink Aloe Vera Gel?
Although many start out at three large (6- to 8-ounce) servings per day, they usually cut back once their symptoms have improved — usually within a few days. Some cut back to one serving per day. Others choose to drink two or three smaller servings. We feel that either approach makes sense. After all, our raw Aloe vera is just a healthy food beverage, not a medication. If you are eating or drinking only from the inner fillet, and not consuming the outer leaf, you can eat or drink according to appetite — just as you consume other foods.
Of course, size is a factor. Smaller people usually require less, and larger people require more. For a 70-lb. child, cutting these portions in half makes sense. But a 250-pound person might have larger servings.
Regarding taking medications while consuming Aloe: Aloe vera is a superfood. The various nutrients in it do have an effect on the body. As an example, Aloe vera is known to lower blood sugar levels in some people with diabetes. Therefore, anyone taking blood sugar lowering medications should consult with a physician before consuming Aloe vera.
How much Aloe should you drink? It depends … for specific questions, you are welcome to contact us.