How  to Choose Good Quality Aloe Vera Products

Everybody brushes teethes, takes shower, washes  their hands, does  laundry and use lotions to moisturize skin. Most of the  people want to buy product with sign “Natural”, but they don't know that it can  contain just a tiny amount  of natural products.  According to North  American standards (as well as most world  countries) if a product contains only 5% of natural ingredients, a Company has a right to label their  product as “Natural”. 

It is very easy to check. Look at the compounding ingredients of the product that  you are interested in. The ingredient in the most quantity is first on the list, while the ingredient in the smallest quantity is listed the last. Very often a natural ingredient is listed the last or almost the last.

When you go to the store you can see a lot of products with“Aloe Vera” on the label – different lotions for face, body, shaving creams, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, even baby pampers, baby powders, medicine gloves, laundry detergents etc. 

Aloe Vera is very popular brand that sells itself. People know about its' healing and regeneration properties for centuries. Some manufacturers advertise “ALOE VERA ” in their products because they know that they will sell it easily. Always check how far down the natural ingredient is listed on the list of ingredients. If the product contains only 5% of Aloe Vera you will see ALOE VERA on a label.

Stabilized  Aloe Vera Gel 

is the first  ingredient  in most of our products!  

You are not be able to find the same quality products on the shelves in the retail stores!

Check  Aloe  %  in most of Forever products.

How  Aloe products are manufactured is extremely important!

The  gel of the Aloe plant, when exposed to oxygen for a prolonged time (about four hours) oxidizes - rendering it worthless. This is the same reaction to air as an apple undergoes when the "insides" are exposed to air - it quickly browns due to oxidation. Thus, you want the manufacturer's reliable assurance, in writing, that not only is the species correct - but also from harvest, to filleting (removing the outer leaf to retain only the clear gel), to manufacturing the process is four hours or less. If you can't have this assurance, look elsewhere.

They Grow Their Own Aloe - or Buy in Bulk?

You want a manufacturer who grows their own Aloe Vera in their own fields. Some manufacturers may purchase Aloe Vera in bulk once or twice a year and it "sits  around" while waiting for the manufacturing process. Thus, if the Aloe Vera is grown on company OWNED and CONTROLLED fields, you can be better assured of freshness and nutritional value.

A Stable Gel - or the Brown Apple Syndrome!

Aloe must be "stabilized". This is a process (involving neither heat nor chemicals that would destroy the Aloe's original compounds) that assures the Aloe (such as the final juice or gelly, or lotion product) is essentially the same as if you freshly filleted the leaf yourself.

 If it is not properly stabilized (in four hours or less from the time the leaf is  harvested), it may also be of no nutritional value. The reason is because Aloe Vera oxidizes within four hours (much as an apple or potato turns brown when exposed to the air for a period of time) from the time the gel is exposed to the  air. Once  oxidized, the gel loses it's nutritional value.

Aloe Barbadensis Miller, one of the 200+ species of Aloe Vera, is the most potent and nutritious - with only mature plants bearing the greatest benefits. But if it is not properly stabilized  (in four hours or less from the time the leaf is harvested), it may also not contain nutritional value.

Unfortunately, there are a number of products on the market that may be labeled as 'Aloe Vera juice' but may only contain a small amount of the actual inner leaf gel. Heat treatment (pasteurization), carbon filtration and other methods used to produce a gel that is crystal clear destroy much of the goodness of Aloe Vera. Beware of products that state "aqua" (Water) as the first ingredient as this almost certainly means that the re-constituted powder is being used. Also be aware that in some cases, the processes used to produce what you see on the shelf can itself result in the active, natural substances being broken down.

Experiment with chloride


You can see as the man gets tab water in two glasses and adds reagent that shows availability  of chloride in our tap water (reagent colors  water in the glasses pink if  chloride is found in it). And then it shows that adding several drops of Forever Aloe Vera Gel (in yellow bottle) makes chloride disappear and we are  aware that chloride is toxic for our body).

 We can see that nothing is happening when the man is pouring aloe from the other bottle of Aloe – there are no bioactive substances or enzymes  left as it is pasteurized/ boiled out or processed somehow.

The  Stabilized Aloe Vera from Forever is made by cold processing with only adding to it natural vitamins and antioxidants that ensures none of the goodness of Aloe Vera is lost. The producer also discards the leafrind and the Aloe Latex which contains Aloin a potent laxative, using only the inner leaf gel.  As I mentioned earlier, anything Aloe Vera related that you find in the majority of health stores processed somehow. The most common and cheapest method of conservation used by thousands of companies producing Aloe is pasteurization and boiling that converts inner gel of Aloe leaf into liquid. 

Nevertheless all know that heat treatment destroys many useful nutrients, vitamins and bioactive substances. What is left in such drink is only small portion of what fresh Aloe contains. Besides, the most important is that it does not contain enzymes. It is well known that enzymes perish at 53 degrees and we also know that enzymes are responsible for detoxification of our body. That is why we are recommended to eat more fresh vegetables to clean our body. If only these vegetables did not contain so many chemicals.

Why  choosing STABILIZED ALOE VERA GEL and other Aloe Vera products from Forever Living and why Stabilized Gel from Forever identical to fresh inner leaf of Aloe?