Cape Aloe 450
This is an excellent product for those prone to constipation, especially on the HCG Diet. Cape aloe comes from a hearty, succulent plant grown in arid conditions such as those in South Africa known as Aloe ferox. It is a gentle, yet effective product to address constipation, unlike senna and cascara sagrada, which can over stimulate the colon muscle. Common names for aloe ferox are cape aloe, bitter aloe and tap aloe.
The most common use of cape aloe is for laxative purposes. Laxatives used to purge the intestines and stimulate bowel movements. A study published in 2004 by Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, by L. Langmead, looked at the effect of aloe on patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Forty-four patients were given either oral aloe bitters or a placebo. At least 30 percent of the study participants on aloe showed either clinical remission, improvement or response compared with only 1 percent of patients on the placebo. It is thought that taking aloe for four weeks may reduce symptoms of IBS.
60 Capsules / Ingredients include:
- Cape Aloe (Aloe Ferox / Dried Gel) 450 mg per capsule
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily.