Clinical Studies - Lily of the Desert
lily aloe leaves cut cross sections.
lily aloe leaves cut cross sections.

Clinical Studies

Real Aloe. Real Results

Thanks to the studies conducted by IASC and the University of Mississippi, our team was able to develop a one-of-a-kind infusion process called Aloesorb™.

Independent “Gold Standard” aloe studies have shown that, when infused with Aloesorb™, there is a major improvement in immune support, digestive health, antioxidant support and nitrate reduction. Not only that; when compared to generic aloe vera, bioavailability is improved 10 times over!

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Metabolism, immune response, and the cardiovascular system can all improve as a result of a healthy, maintained digestive system. Aloe helps maintain a healthy intestinal pH while promoting a friendly environment for probiotics in the digestive tract.

Aloe has been known to help reduce the toxins in the body and assist in the elimination of waste that can slow down cellular process and inhibit nutrient absorption. It can also assist in controlling harmful bacteria growth, which can cause further damage to the digestive system.

A “Gold Standard” clinical study on Lily of the Desert products with Aloesorb™ showed a significant increase in the absorption and bioavailability of vitamins, minerals, and herbs. By increasing absorption of these vital nutrients, Lily of the Desert products with Aloesorb™ enhance the benefits that aloe vera naturally provides for digestive health support.

The immune system is a series of biological processes within the body that protect against disease by identifying and killing pathogens. A major part of the immune system includes the white blood cells, which form the first line of defense in the immune system by creating a “barrier” that hunts down and kills foreign particles in the body.

A compromised immune system, especially involving drops in white blood cell counts, can lead to infections and illness. Likewise, a “boost” to the immune system would indicate that the body is better suited to fight off infections and diseases naturally.

A “Gold Standard” clinical study on Lily of the Desert products with Aloesorb™ showed an increase in white blood cell counts over the placebo group. By increasing the amount of white blood cells, the body is able to further support a healthy immune system.

The human body is bombarded with free radicals and toxins from the environment, which can cause irreparable damage to our health. Aloe has a significant amount of antioxidant properties, but it also helps the body absorb antioxidants from our foods and supplements.

Lily of the Desert uses a method of measuring the effectiveness of the antioxidant in the body known as Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). The ORP test measures the “reducing power” of the tissues of the body. The greater the ORP value, the more reducing power the body has to neutralize the dangerous free radicals in the body.

A “Gold Standard” clinical study on Lily of the Desert products with Aloesorb™ showed an improvement in Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). This provides an indication that people who consume our products have more protection to defend themselves against free radicals in the body, thus giving them a powerful daily antioxidant.

Metabolism refers to what the body does with nutrients after they are absorbed. If the metabolism of nutrients is efficient, the presence of toxic byproducts (ammonia and nitrates) is insignificant and energy is produced.

If the metabolic process is disrupted or compromised, levels of energy are decreased and those byproducts begin to accumulate in the body. Nitrates and ammonias are major examples of toxic byproducts. High nitrate particle numbers are a direct result of poor digestion and metabolism.

A “Gold Standard” clinical study on Lily of the Desert products with Aloesorb™ showed an 11% decrease of nitrate levels in the body. These results demonstrate an improvement in the metabolism of nutrients in the body by reducing the amount of toxic byproducts (ammonia and nitrates). This indicates that Lily of the Desert products with Aloesorb™ further reduce toxic nitrate levels to support a healthy digestive system.

Vitamins and minerals are essential to maintain a healthy body, but a majority of the vitamins and supplements we consume are flushed out of our system before we are able to absorb them fully. Aloe polysaccharides are considered the main biologically-active component of aloe that helps enhance nutrient absorption.

An independent study conducted by a leading university showed that Lily of the Desert was the only brand sold in health food stores that contains the broadest range of molecular weight aloe polysaccharides. These polysaccharides offer a full spectrum of health benefits including: supporting a healthy digestive system, sustaining and promoting healthy regularity, and helping normal muscle and joint support.

The International Aloe Science Council (IASC) sponsored a study using a generic aloe juice to evaluate the absorption of taking a water-soluble supplement, Vitamin C, with aloe versus when taken with water. The results of the study showed a 200% increased absorption of Vitamin C when taken with generic aloe versus when taken with water.

A “Gold Standard” clinical study of our own products with Aloesorb™ showed a significant increase in absorption of Vitamin C in the first hour versus when taken with water; therefore, making our products a great addition to your supplement regimen.

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. Some years ago, there was a 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.

During this process, we also seeked GRAS certification (generally recognized as safe) by an expert panel to verify not only our products as safe, but also our manufacturing facilities and processes.