Forever Aloe Vera Gel
Of all the aloe vera drinks, this plain yellow bottle of gel is one of the best selling products in Forever Living’s range. It consists purely of stabilized aloe vera gel and is practically like taking the gel directly from the plant itself. Around 96% of this product is pure aloe vera gel.
It contains a range of vitamins and minerals and is a rare source of vitamin b12 as well as amino acids, seven of the eight essential ones that cannot be made by the body and must be taken in through the diet. There are actually over 75 nutrients in aloe vera with possibly more to be discovered.
One of its fascinating properties, is that its an adaptogen, it will deliver nutrients to wherever they are needed, which is probably why people who drink aloe vera gel report so many different benefits as the body takes what it needs. This was also the first product to receive certification by the International Aloe Science Council – a body set up to regulate and support those involved in the aloe vera industry.
Aloe Berry Nectar – Aloe With Cranberry and Apple
Made with exactly the same stabilized aloe gel and containing all the very same nourishment, Aloe Berry Nectar contains apples and cranberries for additional benefits.
Cranberries are well known as powerful antioxidants, supporting good health by helping to combat free radicals in the body. They are also reported to help prevent urinary tract infections which is why drinking cranberry juice is often recommended by doctors in such situations.
Apples also provide benefits – they are noted for their vitamin C content as well as providing dietary fiber and are sweet tasting. Overall, the addition of apples and cranberries give this aloe vera drink a different, sweeter, natural flavor and is an option suitable for both adults and children.
There is some debate as to the safety of drinking cranberry juice while taking the blood thinning drug Warfarin, so err on the side of caution and do not consume if you are taking this drug unless with medical approval.
Forever Freedom – Aloe With Glucosamine and Chondroitin
While this aloe vera drink has been around now for a number of years, it is still relatively unknown.
Forever freedom is aptly titled as it formulates stabilized aloe vera gel with glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM (an anti-inflammatory derived from pine trees) and is the drink of choice for those who are interested in the care and health of joints.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are two substances which are necessary for the healthy repair of cartilage in the body. Cartilage is continually being broken down and repaired so healthy levels of glucosamine and chondroitin are essential in maintaining good joint health, since cartilage is actually the cushion between the bones in the joints. The problem is that these two substances are not replaced adequately upon breaking down, usually after the age of 40.
It was thought that supplementation with these compounds would help with the formation of new cartilage and help people avoid the pain and stiffness associated with wear and tear, but dispite numerous studies done, there has been no evidence to support that taking glucosamine and chondroitin supplements have any positive benefits in slowing down joint destruction or helping to relieve pain.
One possibility is that these supplements are not actually being absorbed by the body and therefore no use. Nevertheless, if you pick up any health magazine or check in any pharmacy, these are the supplements recommended for keeping the joints healthy.
We’ve already mentioned that aloe vera is a carrier, it carries vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients to where they are required in the body. Anything that is mixed with aloe vera will also be enabled to travel throughout the body and be utilized as aloe vera helps these nutrients to be absorbed in the small intestine.
Forever Freedom, with its unique combination of ingredients, including vitamin C, can help to transport glucosamine and chondroitin to where they are needed in the body. Anyone with joint health in mind or sportspeople wishing to add a nutritional drink to their diet should consider drinking Forever Freedom.
Forever Aloe Bits n’ Peaches
forever bits and peachesAgain, the primary ingredient is stabilized aloe vera gel but this drink contains natural peach concentrate and flavourings.
The aloe vera is also a little “pulpier”.
It is the sweetist tasting of all the drinks and though popular with some adults – including Rex Maughan, it can be a good choice for children.
A good idea is to mix it into a smoothie if there is any difficulty taking it as is or even mixed with a little apple juice.