From internal benefits like strengthened immunity and increased nutrient absorption, to external benefits such as healthy and hydrated skin, aloe can be an incredible source of wellness when used every day.
At Lily, we like to offer a full range of aloe vera products that promote whole body health. But one of most often asked questions is: What are the differences between some of our most beloved aloe products?
Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice
As a reminder, all of our Aloe vera products are grown, harvested, and bottled in-house within our own facilities to maintain the best quality possible. It is here that we offer two varieties of aloe juice based on its contents: Whole Fillet and Inner Fillet.
Whole Leaf products contain the entire aloe leaf, including the outer rind. Inner Fillet products contain only the inner gel-like portion of the leaf.
Inside each aloe leaf are aloe polysaccharides that act as nutrient carriers and assist the body absorb nutrients efficiently. Aloe polysaccharides have a range in weights: lower weight polysaccharides are known to help with whole health benefits, while high weight polysaccharides tend to focus more on immune benefits. The Inner Fillet is where you will find the high weight polysaccharides.
However, when we added Aloesorb™ (a concentration of high weight polysaccharides) to our products, it gave our Whole Leaf products a slight advantage to health benefits because now it had a full spectrum of polysaccharides.
Between Whole Leaf and Inner Fillet, you won’t make a wrong choice in choosing either. It’s ultimately your preference, though Whole Leaf’s broad range of polysaccharides may show to have a bit more efficacy. Our Whole Leaf products have filtered the aloin (yellow sap) content down to less than 1 part per million and are GRAS certified safe to use daily.
The main benefits of Lily of the Desert’s aloe vera products work to:
- Support healthy digestion
- Support a healthy immune system
- Reduce harmful levels of toxins
- Increase absorption of nutrients
- Enhance antioxidant support
- Balance stomach acidity naturally
- Soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort
You can enjoy up to 8 ounces daily, and best consumed 15-30 minutes prior to a meal. We also offer all of our juices in USDA organic preservative free that come in glass containers and have a more mild taste.
Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel
But when should you use our drinkable aloe gel? Our aloe vera gels contain the same 200 biologically-active components as our juices, but have a thicker consistency.
Regardless, you will still receive all the same benefits as above. Some customers simply prefer the thicker consistency and find it has a “soothing” sensation. It really comes down to what your preference is with consistency.
Some customers like to use the aloe gel on their skin as well, but we have to recommend that you try a small patch test first since the pH is lower than a topical product since it is meant to be ingested and work with your own stomach acid.
Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Gelly
Finally, gel and gelly are not the same thing. At least, not in our world! Lily’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly is made for external use only, and aims to naturally replenish and hydrate our skin. Our gelly instantly cools any dry or sun-exposed skin while restoring up to 3 epidermal layers. It also improves your skin’s appearance for a brighter, refreshed look.
Here are the benefits of using 99% Aloe Gelly:
- Cools skin after prolonged sun exposure
- Promotes an attractive and healthy appearance
- Soothes tender skin
- Hydrates at least 3 epidermal layers
- Specially formulated to naturally replenish the skin
Does this clear up any confusion? Let us know! As always, you can hit us up on our Official Facebook or Instagram to chat. We can’t wait to keep providing you with more aloe goodness in the years to come.