99.7% Aloe in our Aloe Vera Gel drink
Forever Aloe Vera Gel contains a high quantity of pure aloe vera and it really is this succulent plant that makes Forever’s products so powerful. Although there are hundreds of aloe species, Forever’s aloe, Aloe Barbadensis, is considered to be the best. Read on to discover ten reasons why you should choose Forever’s aloe vera over any other aloe brand.
1) Lovingly nurtured
From the moment our aloe is rooted in the ground, we ensure every single plant is carefully nurtured to ensure the thick, green leaves grow plump and strong. Once the lower leaves reach maturity, we harvest each one by hand. Only the leaves that have reached full maturity are harvested to ensure we can extract the largest amount of pure aloe vera gel. Forever owns the very soil on which the aloe is grown and by employing local farmers to care for the crops, we can control everything that happens on the fields to ensure our aloe is not harmed or exposed to anything unsavoury.
2) Processed within hours
After removal from the plant, each aloe leaf is transported to Forever’s onsite processing station for washing and filleting. We wash each leaf twice before filleting it by hand; hand filleting ensures that the rind is fully removed and only the nutritious inner leaf gel is left. Next the aloe vera gel passes through several quality check stations and any anomalies are removed before it travels to a tank where it undergoes a process that ensures the formula is pH-balanced. This whole process is now completed within six hours of harvesting to ensure all of the aloe’s beneficial properties remain intact (it used to take eight hours).
3) Locked-in freshness
Forever’s aloe gel is then flash heated to lock in the benefits and freshness, while safely reducing bad bacteria without the need for preservatives. Flash heating is an extremely quick process and the gel is only exposed to heat for about 15 seconds or less. The temperature is also below 70˚C so that no nutrients or proteins are damaged. Flash heating actually increases the bioavailability of the aloe and it ensures the final product tastes as fresh and is as nutritious as possible.
4) Pure and potent
During manufacturing, additional ingredients are added to the pure aloe gel as required by our proprietary formulas. All of the ingredients used by Forever undergo extensive research to ensure beneficial properties are extracted, and many of the ingredients are believed to elevate the inherent benefits of aloe. With 99.7% inner leaf gel, Forever Aloe Vera Gel is as close to cutting open a fresh aloe vera leaf as you can get! Other formulas include Forever Aloe Berry Nectar at 90.7% aloe and Forever Aloe Peaches at 84.3%. Both these gels have been flavoured with fruit juices and concentrates for a fruity, delicious taste that’s rich in vitamin C and contain less sugar than the previous versions.
5) Recyclable packaging
It’s not just the Forever Aloe Vera Gel formula that has evolved, the packaging has also adopted a brand-new look. With recent awareness of how plastics can be detrimental to the environment, Forever is pleased to have rebranded its precious gel in packaging that’s made from recyclable materials. These special cartons also protect the liquid gel from light and external elements by providing a sterile environment that’s vacuum sealed for lasting freshness. Please do note that different regions in the UK have different rules when it comes to recycling. Click here to find out whether Forever Aloe Vera Gel can be recycled in your area.
6) Natural and nutritious
Due to its high aloe percentage and the swift manufacturing process it goes through, Forever Aloe Vera Gel is as close to the pure inner leaf gel found in the actual plant as you can get! This means the unique tasting gel is packed with properties and nutrients that will work wonders for your skin, immune health, digestion and overall wellbeing! If you commit to taking a daily shot, it won’t be long before you notice a difference in the way you feel, and that’s because this nourishing gel is a natural cleanser that delivers much needed goodness; goodness that will have you glowing from the inside out!
Forever Aloe Vera Gel’s formula is completely natural, containing just three ingredients: aloe vera gel, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and citric acid (acidity regulator), and we love that it now has the added bonus of antioxidant vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress as well as contributing to maintain the normal function of skin, bones and the immune system during and after intense physical exercise. Vitamin C also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to normal psychological function.
7) Skin health
Aloe’s association with skin health is nothing new – legend tells us that Queen Cleopatra used aloe to keep her skin soft and beautiful – but years of studies conducted by Forever’s scientists and aloe specialists have taught us how to create effective products that combine aloe with ingredients that maximise its skin-loving benefits. We cater to all skin types, including sensitive skin, but it’s not just the topical products that benefit skin health, the aloe content in a glass of Forever Aloe Vera Gel can also work wonders for your complexion.
8) Digestive aid
Aloe has been highly acclaimed by many for its cleansing and purifying properties, and that’s why it’s the ideal digestive aid! A glass of Forever Aloe Vera Gel can help support gastrointestinal health and keep your digestive processes in check which is why Forever Aloe Vera Gel is the perfect way to start your day. Aloe is also highly absorbent, so it can start working straight away, giving you what you need, when you need it most!
9) Immune support
Another strong benefit of aloe is that it is believed to contribute to immune function. If you lead an active lifestyle, work with people, children or generally just care about keeping healthy, you’ll love Forever Aloe Vera Gel. Now we’re not saying that a glass a day will keep the doctor away, but we are pretty confident that if you consume the gel consistently over a period of time, you will see a difference in your immune health and overall wellbeing, and you’ll certainly begin to miss it if you forget your daily dose!
10) Aloe you can trust
Any aloe product that is claiming to offer all the benefits that result from aloe is reviewed by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for consistency and purity. IASC has a strong code of ethics and carries out a strict inspection and testing programme on aloe-based products, which is why you should ensure that any aloe product you purchase displays the IASC logo. One of the ingredients IASC test for is acemannan, a naturally occurring compound in aloe. When the company tested Forever Aloe Vera Gel, the drink was found to actually exceed IASC’s strict aloe standards and, incredibly, the new formula contains even more acemannan than the original.