What is Aloe Vera?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Aloe vera-lidocaine Solarcaine Gel

Aloe vera contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B12 and E, essential fatty acids and is naturally rich in vitamin C, amino acids, enzymes, germanium. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 11 4
Bowel irritability 9 1
Support immune health 8 6
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 3 1
Acid reflux 2 0
Acne breakout 2 2

Show all 41 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 22

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aloe Vera

Side effect Patients
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aloe Vera

Dosage Patients
1 tbs. daily 1
1 tsp. twice daily 1
15 mL twice daily 1
60 mL daily 1
500 mg daily 1
1,800 mg twice daily 1
5,000 mg three times daily 1
1other as needed 1
2tbs. as needed 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Aloe Vera

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 11
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 24 patients who’ve stopped taking Aloe Vera

Duration

Currently taking Aloe Vera

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Aloe Vera

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 9
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 14
Not specified 8
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3 patient evaluations for Aloe Vera

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cpt_c_pike
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cpt_c_pike
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See cpt_c_pike's full Aloe Vera history

Aug 10, 2011 (Started Jul 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tbs. Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Adriana Nato
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Adriana Nato
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Adriana Nato's full Aloe Vera history

Dec 11, 2010 (Started Oct 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for reposição minerais e nutrientes, energético, limpeza hepática,etc)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: reposição especialmente de magnésio
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
takotime
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takotime
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

See takotime's full Aloe Vera history

Feb 28, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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