Aloe Vera for Internal Use & Application - Lily of the Desert

Aloe Vera for Internal Use & Application

With almost 50 years as a leader in the Aloe vera industry, we’ve learned and discovered so much about what makes aloe beneficial for good health. As an extremely versatile plant, its benefits can be seen not only in its topical applications, but also when ingested as a juice or gel. Let’s discuss the many reasons why you should use Aloe vera in your daily health regimen!

About Aloe Vera

Let’s start by breaking down what you will find inside the aloe plant. There are 200 active components working harmoniously together inside Aloe vera: vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and perhaps most importantly, polysaccharides.  

In simple terms, polysaccharides are molecule chains that help transport nutrients in the body in an efficient manner. This allows nutrients to be more bioavailable, which plays a huge role in helping improve the body’s overall condition.

A study conducted by the University of Mississippi discovered that specific higher molecular weight polysaccharides yielded greater benefit. At Lily of the Desert, we decided to investigate further and made an extract that contained only those higher weight polysaccharides found in our aloe. The result was our patent-pending ingredient, Aloesorb™, that is added to all of our products. Gold standard clinical studies found that Aloesorb™ had positive effects in nutrient absorption, immune health, detoxification and antioxidant support.  

Let’s take a look at the ways drinking aloe can benefit your overall health. 

Immune Support

Immune support is an exciting topic in Aloe vera research, especially when it comes to the production of white blood cells.

White blood cells act as the initial defense system of the body. By actively finding and fighting off issues caused by foreign contaminants, these cells are crucial in helping your body stay healthy. Our gold standard study found that our aloe with Aloesorb™ helped to increase white blood cell counts!

Another exciting benefit that Aloesorb offers is assisting in  nutrient absorption. A gold standard clinical study verified that, when taken with water-soluble supplements like Vitamin C, Aloesorb was able to help increase nutrient absorption levels. This helps make them more bioavailable for your body to use.

We recommend 2 ounces of Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Juice a day to help support your immune system all year long. It can be added to your favorite juice or smoothie with ease, and of course, used with your daily supplements.


We’ve covered that Lily of the Desert’s Aloe vera can assist nutrient absorption, but what is the benefit of better absorption rates? Well, when your body is able to take in more nutrients, it is able to function at a higher level. This in turn helps your stomach and its ability to digest foods normally.  

Aloe’s various active components are able to help remove waste from the body and assist in lowering toxins that prevent cells absorbing necessary nutrients. This helps balance the pH of the stomach and overall digestion.

Through a special blend of Aloe vera juice and trusted herbs, our Lily of the Desert Stomach Formula is designed to help balance stomach acidity, digestion, and support gut health naturally.


A good way to keep your body in tip-top shape is to help reduce toxins that inhibit nutrients from being absorbed in your cells. Aloe can help in a couple of ways. As a very water-dense plant, Aloe vera naturally helps with hydration. When a body is properly hydrated, it can help to flush out high levels of toxins more effectively while keeping the system moving. 

It also helps to support our liver and kidney function through the 200 vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in aloe. These two organs act as a filtration system for the body.  Lily of the Desert with Aloesorb™ is clinically proven to help reduce toxic levels of nitrates in the body.

Whole Leaf vs. Inner Fillet Aloe Vera Juice

Though we have talked about the fantastic world of Aloe vera as a supplement, you might have noticed Lily of the Desert sells two different types of juices. These juices are called Whole Leaf Aloe Juice and Inner Fillet Aloe Juice

When you open up an aloe leaf, you will find clear gel inside. Whole Leaf juice includes the inside gel of the leaf as well as the outer shell or rind. Inner Fillet juice just contains that inner gel without the rind. So, why would I choose one over the other?

The answer is really just based on your preference. Some people prefer the taste of the Inner Fillet or the taste of the Whole Leaf version. It’s really up to you, as you won’t receive any more major physiological benefits from choosing one over the other. 

(Tip: Adding Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Juice to your favorite smoothies helps to absorb the nutrients from your healthful ingredients! Need some inspiration? We have a few recipes for you to try out here.)

Aloe Vera Juice VS Aloe Vera Gel

You can also decide if the juice or gel better fits your preference. Aloe Vera Gel, which differs from our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly used for topical application, contains the same 200 biologically-active components as our juices. The gel is thicker that some find to have a “soothing” effect on the throat, whereas our aloe juice has a thinner consistency. Both are meant to be ingested for internal usejust pick a consistency that you like best!

Ask Us About Aloe Vera

As you can see, Aloe vera is a complex plant that can do awesome things to help your body be its best. Have any questions about aloe, our products, or potential benefits? Ask us your questions on our official Facebook page.

Don’t forget to hop over to the Lily of the Desert Store Locator so you can track down our aloe products at your nearest retailer. 

Watch our recent interview with Naturally Savvy discussing all things aloe!


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