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Aloe Vera Juice FAQ

Common Terms

Acemannan is the primary active ingredient in Aloe Vera. Acemannan is a polysaccharide that has been shown to have immunostimulant, antiviral, antineoplastic, and gastrointestinal properties.

Decolorized Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice
Decolorized whole leaf aloe vera juice is produced by grinding the entire leaf followed by treatment of extracted juice by two methods. One method uses activated charcoal and another method uses subzero solvent extraction. Both methods are required to remove unwanted components including the aloe latex. 

Non-Decolorized Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice
Non-Decolorized whole leaf aloe vera juice omits filtration or solvent extraction producing products that contain high levels of anthraquinones. 

Inner Leaf (Fillet) Aloe Vera Juice
Inner leaf gel juice is produced from only the gelatinous fillet of the leaf.

Common Questions

Is Aloe Vera Juice the right natural alternative for me?

Whether you plan on using Aloe Vera Juice for yourself, a pet, or a horse the benefits derived are the same. Aloe Vera Juice has been shown to support a healthy digestive system, support normal joint function and support the immune system.

What sets your Aloe Vera Juice products apart from other Aloe Vera companies?
Since 1997, Pharm-Aloe has had Independent (Third Party) Laboratory Tests conducted on the various Aloe Vera products available on the market, along with our own Pharm-Aloe Aloe Vera Juice. Visit our Brand Comparison page for more information.

What species of Aloe do you use?
Aloe Vera - Aloe Barbadensis Miller.

Are your products organic?
All of our products are made using 100% organically grown leaves.

Are your products cold processed?
Yes. All Aloe Vera Juice products must be treated for bacteria. An Aloe Vera Juice that is cold processed has been treated for naturally occurring bacteria by HTST (high-temperature, short-time) pasteurization. All of the biologically active components remain intact through this process.

Does your Aloe Vera Juice contain anthraquinones, aloin, alo emodin (group of compounds with laxative effect)?
Yes, during processing anthraquinones, aloin, alo emodin are filtered out to less than 1 part per million.

Why don't you have flavored Aloe Vera Juice?
We are Aloe Vera purists, any ingredients we add to our Aloe Vera Juice means less Aloe Vera Juice.

Do you have preservative-free products?
Yes. Pharm-Aloe 100% Freeze Dried Aloe Vera Capsules.

What percent of Aloe Vera is in your products?
Capsules: 100%
Juices: 99.7%
Gelly: 98%

What is the pH of Aloe Vera Juice?
Approximately 4.0.

What is the difference between Aloe Vera Juice and Aloe Vera Gel?
Some Aloe Vera companies add a thickening agent to their Aloe Vera Juice for a consistency that mimics the inside of an Aloe Vera Leaf. There aren't any therapeutic benefits from this.

What is the difference between Aloe Vera Leaf and Aloe Vera Fillet?
Research has shown that the greatest concentration of active ingredients in Aloe Vera is where the rind interfaces with the inner gel. Prior to this finding the inner gel was removed discarding the rest of the leaf. This process is known today as Aloe Vera "Inner Leaf" or "Fillet". Pharm-Aloe Aloe Vera is made by a process that utilizes the entire leaf. This process is known as Aloe Vera "Leaf".

Pharm-Aloe Aloe Vera Juice has 3 to 6 times more potency than Aloe Vera Fillet Juice. We utilize the entire leaf by grinding the leaves into a puree and then remove the rind, anthraquinones, aloin, and aloe emodin, leaving a clear Aloe Vera Juice. Aloe Vera Fillet Juice averages 1,500 mg/L MPS while Aloe Vera Juice averages 7,000 mg/L MPS.

What is fractionally distilled Aloe Vera Juice?
Some Aloe Vera companies fractionally distill their Aloe Vera Juice removing the biologically active solids leaving pure water. It has been proven that all of the beneficial components of Aloe Vera Juice are in the biologically active solids. Any benefits derived from this product are placebo.

What are the benefits to taking your Aloe Vera Juice 4X CONCENTRATE?
All of our products carry the same level of efficacy. However some of the benefits of our concentrate are: ease of handling due to smaller bottle size, easier dosage of 1 fluid oz per day and takes less room in your refrigerator.

Do you apply heat to your Aloe Vera Juice when concentrating?
No. We accomplish concentration by using a rising and falling film evaporator that removes water under pressure at room temperature.

What preservatives do you use in your Aloe Vera Juice?
Potassium Sorbate.

Do you add any additional herbs to your Aloe Vera Juice products?
No. Some Aloe Vera companies add other herbs for digestive cleanses, however when Aloe Vera Juice is ingested on a daily basis there is no need for a digestive cleanse.

Is Pharm-Aloe Aloe Vera Juice safe to use while pregnant or for children?
We recommend consulting your medical physician prior to using any of our products for pregnant women or for children under the age of 2. Pharm-Aloe filters out the anthraquinones, aloin, alo emodin (compounds with laxative effect) to less than 1 part per million.

What's the correct way to spell aloe vera?
Some people spell it as one word aloevera or alovera.  The correct spelling is two words as Aloe Vera.

What is the shelf life of your products?
Pharm-Aloe Aloe Vera Juice - 2 years
Pharm-Aloe Aloe Vera Juice 4X Concentrate - 2 years
Pharm-Aloe Freeze Dried Aloe Vera Juice Capsules - 2 years
Pharm-Aloe Aloe Vera Gelly - 2 years
Pet-Aloe K-9 Crumbles - 3 years

Are your products gluten-free?

Are your products cruelty-free?

Are your products kosher?