Things to know regarding Aloe Vera supplement dosage

There are a lot of Aloe Vera supplements that can be bought in the market. These products are in the form of lotions, creams and ointments. Aloe latex is, of course, used as a laxative and is available in 500 mg capsules or in powdered form. Different labels of these products are formulated into different forms and have varying effects. For serious health problems, always remember to be cautious when consuming supplements and consult a certified health professional. In treating cuts, shingles, scrapes, burns, bruises, sores and other skin problems, apply the gel or any other products at least two to three times a day. For internally consuming gel, you can make your own juice or you can buy it in the market. Use two tablespoons (about 30 ml) a day for maintaining healthy internal benefits or for people with inflammatory bowel conditions, drink juice three times a day. In treating constipation, it is best to consume 40 to 170 milligrams of latex per day for six to seven days. Take note that latex is not for children’s intake.

Precautions and side effects of Aloe Vera Supplements

Consuming Aloe latex may cause the urine to turn red. Meanwhile, products containing anthraquinones may cause cramps and abdominal pain. Itching or rashes in the skin may sometimes be the effect of applying products to the skin. Due to some juice products that have been processed improperly, its quantity of laxative compound may be very small thus, resulting into minimal effect. Electrolyte imbalances may be the effect of the overuse of latex. It may also cause diarrhea and severe intestinal cramps. It is very important to know that pregnant women are not allowed to intake latex since it triggers uterine contractions and miscarriage. It is also no advisable for people with intestinal obstruction, stomach pain, appendicitis and gastrointestinal illness. It may worsen ulcers, hemorrhoids, colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome. Internal use of Aloe Vera is not recommended for people taking diuretics, topical or oral steroids, medication for arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats) and drugs which cause potassium to be lost from the body. Aloe Vera latex is also not recommended for consumption of children and the elderly.

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