Each year, we have seen Aloe vera become more popular as an ingredient in a variety of products. As a leader in the Aloe vera industry, we at Lily of the Desert devote ourselves to offering products that our customers can feel confident are safe and effective. Recently, there has been concern with the aloin content in Aloe vera products and its adverse effects in the body when taken at high doses for extended periods of time.
Aloin (also known as Aloe latex or Anthraquinones) comes from a thin layer of yellow sap that separates the outer rind from the inner gel-like portion of the leaf and acts as the laxative component. In raw form, Aloe vera’s aloin content is around 10,000 parts per million, which can be harsh on the body.
For decades now, the aloin content in our products has been filtered down with a charcoal filtration process to be well within safety standards set by the International Aloe Science Council.
As an aloe leader, we saw it necessary to have independent testing conducted on our products to validate their safety when ingested. The results of this study showed that Lily of the Desert’s products contain less than 1 part per million aloin content, or 1,000 times less than raw Aloe vera. This minimal content affirms that our products are safe to use on a daily basis, for extended periods of time. This study was published in the Journal of Toxicology and can be viewed in the link below.
For over 40 years, Lily of the Desert has set the standard for quality in the Aloe vera industry through a commitment to provide our customers with the most efficacious products on the market.
- Read our safety study published in Journal of Toxicology*
- Read response letter from IASC (International Aloe Science Council) to CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest)
- Read IASC’s position paper on the National Toxicology Program study
- Learn more about the ‘relative risk’ of everyday foods
*Inder Sehgal, Wallace D. Winters, Michael Scott, et al., “Toxicologic Assessment of a Commercial Decolorized Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice, Lily of the Desert Filtered Whole Leaf Juice with Aloesorb,”Journal of Toxicology, vol. 2013, Article ID 802453, 12 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/802453