While aloe is a wonderful ingredient with healing properties that work on arthritis, acne, liver toxicity, burns, psoriasis, high cholesterol and much more, folks should be weary of the quality of aloe they’re using. Aloe can become a negative ingredient when it is not processed in a toxic-free way, or if it is compromised by hidden preservatives.
The irksome issue is that companies are typically not required to list the secondary ingredients, so “aloe” in an ingredient list should be approached with caution. Only the inner filet, or gel of the aloe plant is known to generate rapid healthy cell growth and deliver over 200 vital nutrients directly into cells. Processing any other part of the plant, or adding preservatives like sodium benzoate, sodium sulfite, potassium sorbate and citric acid can compromise the effectiveness and cleanliness of the aloe.