WHAT: Lakewood Organic Pure Whole Leaf Aloe is a fresh pressed aloe vera juice (not from a concentrate… which defeats the whole purpose of drinking FRESH nutrient-filled juice), organic, preservative-free, nothing artificial and NO SUGAR ADDED.
WHY: The medicinal use of aloe vera dates back nearly 5,000 years to early Egyptian times, with claims that Cleopatra used the “plant of immortality” as part of her beauty regimen. It has since been used both topically and orally for it’s healing properties. Aloe vera is taken internally to aid in digestion, sooth stomach discomfort, and promote bowel regularity. This mineral-rich juice also improves circulation, joint function, and the healing process. Aloe vera is used externally (topically) to sooth irritated skin (including rashes and sunburn), and repair rough, dry skin.
WHERE: Available online at Amazon or in most health food stores such as Whole Foods Market, and Erewhon Natural Foods Market and Sprouts. When purchasing whatever product you use does not contain Aloin or latex (Lakewood Juices are free of both!)
THE VERDICT: Once you start to hear about the amazing health benefits of aloe vera (who knew it had so many uses other than for sunburn!), you can’t help but want to try it out. I like to add a little Aloe juice to my cranberry drink whenever my stomach feels unsettled. This combination is incredible for upset stomach and/or bloating.
Try this Skinny Aloe Margarita recipe from Your Southern Peach