- We grow, process, and manufacture our own certified, organically-grown aloe vera. This is rare in the aloe vera industry. Read More
- Our products contain the fullest range of aloe polysaccharides and are enriched with Aloesorb™, allowing us to offer products with the highest efficacy of aloe vera benefits. Read More
- We are the only natural product company to have “Gold Standard” clinical studies conducted on our products to back up any claims. Read More
What is the difference between Whole Leaf and Inner Fillet Products / Juice and Gel Products / Traditional and Preservative Free products?
Whole Leaf products contain the entire leaf with the aloin content filtered down to a safe level of less than 1 part per million. They contain both high and low molecular weight polysaccharides. The Inner Fillet products contain only the inner gel-like portion of the leaf and contain a concentration of high molecular weight polysaccharides.
When Aloesorb™ was added to our products, its high molecular weight aloe polysaccharides combined with the broad range of both low and high molecular polysaccharides found in our whole leaf products slightly outperformed the inner fillet products for whole health benefits.
The only difference between the juices and gels is consistency. They have the same benefits.
Since 1971, we have made what we call our regular juices and gels with the food grade preservative Potassium Sorbate, which is found in most aloe products.
In 2005, Lily of the Desert was the first company to develop technology that allows us to make USDA certified organic preservative free juice that still has all 200 biologically-active components found naturally in aloe. Recently, our preservative free products have become our best-selling items.
How long will your products last when opened and placed in the refrigerator? What is the shelf life of an un-opened product?
Our regular juices and gels that contain .1% Potassium Sorbate as a preservative will last up to 5- 6 months once opened and placed in the refrigerator. Our preservative free juices will last a minimum of 30-45 days once opened and placed in the refrigerator.
All of our products have a two and half year shelf life when unopened.
It is safe to take aloe vera on a daily basis.
Between the outer rind of the aloe leaf and the inner fillet lies the yellow sap (aloe latex) that contain anthraquinones (aloin). When taken in extremely high doses, aloin can be harmful. Unfiltered aloe contains approx. 10,000 parts per million of aloin.
Lily of the Desert aloe products contain a safe level of less than 1 part per million of aloin. They are safe to use daily. Read more about a recent safety study on our products.
In order to retain the 200 biologically-active components Lily of the Desert utilizes flash pasteurization, applying heat for a limited amount of time, in order to provide the highest efficacy and aloe benefits on the market.
For pregnant women it is suggested that you speak with your physician/pharmacist about taking aloe vera as it has the potential of causing a laxative effect.
You can mix our aloe vera with other liquids to improve flavor without harming the potency.
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