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Aloe Vera Fraud: Don't Get Scammed

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  • Aloe vera gel has been used for centuries for dozens of ailments, from cuts to burns, acne to constipation, gum disease to osteoarthritis
  • Recently, lawsuits have been filed against mega corporations such as Target and Wal-Mart because some of their private labeled aloe vera products were tested and shown to contain zero aloe vera
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance was used to look for chemical markers for acemannan, a polysaccharide found in the gel of aloe plants
  • Maltodextrin, a cheaper, look-alike substance, is sometimes used as an aloe vera substitute. Lactic acid, an ingredient that would indicate broken-down aloe vera bits, was absent in all four of the products tested

By Dr. Mercola

Numerous benefits have been reported from using aloe vera on wounds like cuts and burns. Serious diseases have been remedied as well, not just to ease the pain but to help speed up healing.


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