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Reviews for Aloe Vera and Ulcerative Colitis

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Users of this site can send their experiences of using Aloe Vera for Ulcerative Colitis. These results are collated and displayed below followed by individual stories. You can add your experience with Aloe Vera here.

Number of Respondants: 16 - Note this is a statistically low number so results should be treated with caution

Average Rating: 4.69 out of 5

Did you feel a benefit using Aloe Vera for Ulcerative Colitis?

Yes: 94
No: 6%
Of those who felt a benefit:
Brand Used:
Fresh from the leaf13%
Aloe Elite67%
Forever Living Products13%
Other brand7%
Form Used:
Fresh from the leaf 20%
Drinking juice/gel 13%
Tablets or capsules 67%
Powder
Jelly, cream or lotion
Spray
Time to see an effect:
The same day 20%
Within the week 20%
Within the month 33%
Several weeks 20%
Several months 7%
More than a year
Of those who felt no benefit:
Brand Used:
Form Used:
Fresh from the leaf
Drinking juice/gel
Tablets or capsules 100%
Powder
Jelly, cream or lotion
Spray
Time product tried:
About a week
About a month 100%
Several months
A year
More than a year

Did you feel any adverse side effects when using Aloe Vera for Ulcerative Colitis?

Yes: 19%
No: 81%
Of those who felt no side effects:
Brand Used:
Fresh from the leaf15%
Aloe Elite62%
Forever Living Products15%
Other brand8%
Form Used:
Fresh from the leaf 15%
Drinking juice/gel 15%
Tablets or capsules 69%
Powder
Jelly, cream or lotion
Spray
Of those who felt side effects:
Brand Used:
Aloe Elite100%
Form Used:
Fresh from the leaf 33%
Drinking juice/gel
Tablets or capsules 67%
Powder
Jelly, cream or lotion
Spray

Reviews for Aloe Vera and Ulcerative Colitis with humans

These are individual stories added by users of The Aloe Vera Site or that we have found on the internet who used Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis with humans.
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rajib from Bagladesh

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in April 2015
  • claimed it was beneficial, The same day.
  • said there were side effects (see below)

rajib said:

rajib's review
"very good"

rajib's recommendations
"i am ulcerative colitis patient since 9 years. i take aloelite 3 year ago. then my mucus and blood stop .then i feel better. now a days i fell energy less. now what can i do ??? "

rajib's comments on side effects
"less energy"


rajib's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
rajib filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Donna from USA

  • used Fresh from the leaf Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in March 2013
  • claimed it was beneficial, The same day.
  • said there were no side effects

Donna said:

Donna's review
"the pain and bloated feeling and general aches all over my body and joints felt better. This is when I have a flare.I am buying the whole leaf at a international market, Huge large gel filled leaves. I use about 2 to 4 ounces and mix with 8 ounces of orange juice. Cut the gel out of the plant do not eat the yellow colored part and dont scrape the sides of the leaf, because that is very bitter."

Donna's recommendations
"Demand your grocer bring in aloe vera leaves and if that doesnt work. Buy huge plants at a nursery. If you live in a warm climate grow your own ( that will take a while)"


Donna's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Donna filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Chris Meury from Australia

  • used Fresh from the leaf Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in February 2013
  • claimed it was beneficial, Within the week.
  • said there were no side effects

Chris Meury said:

Chris Meury's review
"Complete remission/cure. Fresh inner leaf straight from plant eaten twice daily. Also as enema once a day - 2 large leaves in blender with 1 litre of warm water."

Chris Meury's recommendations
"Must use fresh inner leaf. "


Chris Meury's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Chris Meury filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

PETER from Albutt

  • used Other brand Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in July 2012
  • claimed it was beneficial, Within the month.
  • said there were no side effects

PETER said:

PETER's review
"I took Aloe Vera in capsules as the presciption drugs i was taking at the time were not working,i was willing to try anything but was very keen to try a natural product to avoid toxic side-effects.I have never looked back,the capsules work,and i have been taking them now for several years,if i stop taking them the symptoms return.The capsules are 500mg i take 3 a day."

PETER's recommendations
"I would recommend these capsules to others without hesitation,and do so."


PETER's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
PETER filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

amanda pockett from Australia

  • used Forever Living Products Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in August 2010
  • claimed it was beneficial, Several weeks.
  • said there were no side effects

amanda pockett said:

amanda pockett's review
"I had suffered with mild ulcerative colitis occassionaly but IBS for 20 yrs before someone recommended drinking the aloe drinking gel. I was taking 8 tablets a day from my doctor and was fed up with taking so much mediction. Within 3 months of drinking the gel 60mls a day, I came off all the medication and have never taken anything from the doctor since then. I am symptom free, but they do come back if I stop drinking it."

amanda pockett's recommendations
"Try it! Over the last 3 and a half years of drinking it I have only had one lot of antibiotics! I was always coming down with throat and viral infections. I believe my immune system is in great shape! i sleep better and the bloating I used to suffer from my monthly cycle is a thing of the past. I would rather give up food than my aloe vera!"


amanda pockett's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
amanda pockett filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Barbara from USA

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in July 2010
  • claimed it was beneficial, Within the month.
  • said there were no side effects

Barbara said:

Barbara's review
"I would have to go on liquid diet myself at times. It was the only way to get to feeling a little better. I have suffered from bloating and extreme pain. I have had bleeding everyday, some days bad. Since I was told, by my doctor, removal of my colon was the best solution I decided to look on the internet for solutions.

I found AloeElite. After only one month, the bleeding has stopped. I have not had the chronic pain. I am following the diet. I feel well. I am getting out planting flowers, and doing other hobbies. My husband is well too, because when I was sick, he was too.
"

Barbara's recommendations
"No comment made"


Barbara's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Barbara filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Brian from Florida, USA

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in July 2010
  • claimed it was beneficial, Within the week.
  • said there were no side effects

Brian said:

Brian's review
"I cannot say enough good things about the product!! I have only been using it for 5 days and my symptoms have vastly dissipated!! The bleeding has all but stopped, the BM's have decreased by more then 1/2 and I am able to leave my house without fear of "accidents" for the 1st time in almost 2 1/2 years!! "

Brian's recommendations
"No comment made"


Brian's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Brian filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Candace from USA

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in July 2010
  • claimed it was beneficial, Within the month.
  • said there were no side effects

Candace said:

Candace's review
"Love the product! I'm 1 week from finishing my first 30 days - had incredible results in 1 1/2 weeks after 7 months of non-stop diarrhea and no improvement with traditional meds. I'm a little nervous about switching to maintenance - just hope things continue as well as they have. "

Candace's recommendations
"No comment made"


Candace's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Candace filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Melissa from Australia

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in July 2010
  • claimed it was beneficial, Within the week.
  • said there were no side effects

Melissa said:

Melissa's review
"I am 31 years old and have been suffering with UC since 1996 and it is now 2008. I can not take any sulphur based medication as I am allergic and have been hospitalised due to this. This has restricted what I could take and what medications I was given did not help at all. The prednisone assisted every now and then - however I felt my body became immune to it and it became less and less effective. Not to mention how unwell I felt while I was taking it.

Basically this year has been my worst, I am completely and utterly fed up to the point where I think having my bowel removed would be a better option. I have become quite depressed, and have been taking it out on everyone around me.

I hate going anywhere and it would suit me to stay home because that's where I feel safest. I can not control my bowel movements and end up being a hindrance to anyone I go anywhere with. I love going on holidays - however this has been restricted due to this condition.

But Guess What!!!!! I received my Aloe Elite last Thursday and started taking Friday and also watching what I have been eating (but not severely strict). It is now Tuesday and in 5 days the improvement is amazing. I have also been taking Immodium as suggested. My cramping has gone, the blood has gone and I feel so much better.

I feel I am in control again and it is only 5 days. I could never just jump in the car and go wherever with out knowing where the toilet stops are on the way - well today I did it and didn't realize till I got back to the office and realised I hadn't panicked about it once.

This is such a turning point for me. I have been so unhappy for so long and now I can't get the smile off my face.

Although it is still early days - I can tell this is my saviou
"

Melissa's recommendations
"Don't hesitate - it is a small expense when you well-being and health improves 100%"


Melissa's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Melissa filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Phil from USA

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in July 2010
  • claimed it was beneficial, The same day.
  • said there were side effects (see below)

Phil said:

Phil's review
"I am 69 years of age, a retired trial lawyer, a lifetime poker player, and I've had ulcerative colitis for nearly 40 years. Those who've had UC know how it can dominate a life, how one must plan when away from familiar environs to ensure a bathroom (or patch of woods) is close by. We know too well the uneasiness, even fear, that overtakes us when a restroom is unavailable at a time we need one.

For 37 or 38 years, I was treated with conventional prescription medications. First was Azulfidene or Sulfasalazine, which controlled the bleeding and mucus emissions most, but not all, of the time for about 25 years before I developed an intolerance for sulfur. Then came Asacol, which didn't work for me at all. Next was Colazal, which was fairly effective for 12 or 13 years, but stopped working about a year ago. What now?

I decided to find out what my next step would be by educating myself. So I Googled "colitis medications," believing I would discover the next logical prescription medication. It turned out there was a problem, because apparently there is no such medication beyond Colazal for severe UC. I had reached the end of the prescription line.

From the various websites, I discerned that my "conventional" treatment options fell into three categories. The first is periodic infusions by IV in a hospital or doctor's office of immunosuppressive drugs. But each of those regimens was accompanied by warnings of increased risk of lymphoma. The second is long-term use of steroids, such as Prednisone. No question Prednisone effectively combats inflammation associated with UC, but long-term use can have both short-term and long-lasting complications. The third is surgery. One type of surgery -- colonectomy -- apparently results in runny bowel movements. The other requires use of a colostomy bag for life. No thanks to both. Where to look now?

I noticed several websites were devoted to aloe preparations of one kind or another, and so investigated them. My trial lawyer persona surfaced. Trained to look for holes and weaknesses in any presentation making "a case," I viewed with suspicion claims exhorting the great healing properties of aloe. Finally, I reached the testimonials for Aloe Elite. Page after page after page. Talented copywriters can pen tales of success that can move a reader to tears or joy or both. Now my poker player side joined me as colitis-suffering trial lawyer. From my 54 years at the green felt, 30 years cross-examining witnesses and 38 years dealing with colitis, I am well prepared to know when someone relating a colitis treatment story is running a bluff or lying. By the time I read all the testimonials to Aloe Elite, I was convinced these stories have the ring of truth. Since retiring from the legal profession 13 years ago, I have become a free-lance literary editor, and believe no copywriter or group of copywriters could fabricate the diverse styles of those testimonials. I'm a good editor, and couldn't do it myself.

So I bit, and in June 2007 ordered a container of Aloe Elite. I started with the standard dose of 8 capsules a day. The results were spotty, but I pressed on and ordered three more containers. By late August, it still didn't work as touted. I couldn't understand why it worked for so many others, but not for me. Was I just too old?

Then, I had a revelation that Aloe Elite might have a better chance of helping me if given a "clean slate." That is, rather than having to overcome inflammation, bleeding and loose stool, the Aloe Elite could be effective in maintaining an asymptomatic condition. But how to achieve it?

I don't necessarily recommend the course I chose, but it worked for me. I scrounged up some old Prednisone tablets -- enough for a declining dose over six days, beginning with 40 mg and descending to 5 mg. All colitis symptoms disappeared nearly immediately. I restarted the Aloe Elite regimen at the beginning of September, and it worked perfectly for 10 days. But on September 11, I relapsed. I responded by upping the dosage to 18 capsules a day. By the beginning of October, my symptoms were again under control, but for the first time I experienced cramping. So I reduced the daily dose to 12, which I took for 30 days, then 8, 6 and 4 a day for 30 days each. As of early February 2008, I've been on the maintenance dose of 2 a day.

For some 5 months now I have been free of colitis symptoms, or stated more positively, my digestion has been just about perfect. I should add that over the last 9 or 10 months I have not ingested alcohol or caffeine, and limit my consumption of dairy products to occasional portions of cheese. I haven't eaten much in the way of fresh fruit and vegetasbles either, but am gradually reintroducing them into my diet.
"

Phil's recommendations
"No comment made"

Phil's comments on side effects
"Some cramping in high doses"


Phil's Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Phil filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Debbie from USA

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in July 2010
  • claimed it was beneficial, Several weeks.
  • said there were no side effects

Debbie said:

Debbie's review
"26 years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. It\'s been a real rollercoaster ride. I have been hospitalized twice with the doctors at one time telling me the only cure for me was to have my colon removed. Glad I didn\'t follow their advice! I have taken prednizone, lomotil, prednizone, sulpha drugs, and asacol. Sometimes it would go into remission for a couple years, but when it came back it would be worse than the time before. At one time I was taking 20 pills a day just to get it under control. Over the years, I became allergic to sulpha drugs and then started taking asacol. The doctor told me that I would never get off the medicine; I was to take it full strength for the rest of my life.

After three years of taking asacol I began developing the side-effects listed for this medication...mucus, cramping, and bloody diarrhea, etc. Seems weird that the side effects are the same thing as what I was trying to get control of. The more I kept taking the medicine the worse my symptoms became. I was losing weight, chilled all the time and had no energy.

Out of desperation, I decided to quit taking the asacol and I went to the internet looking for an answer. I did a search on \"ulcerative colitis\" and your ad for Aloe Elite was the first thing to pop up. I began reading some of the success stories and how Aloe Elite works. I got so excited, I immediately ordered a 3 month supply.

I have had great success after taking it for only 2 months. I would say I\'m probably at least 95% symptom free of the ulcerative colitis. I don\'t even think of it any more! I\'m still taking my 8 capsules a day until I am at 100%! Thank you for all the information and helpful suggestions you sent with my order. I have followed them closely and will testify that it does make the recovery process much faster. I\'ve just placed another order today for more Aloe Elite. To me it\'s like taking my vitamins! No side effects but GREAT benefits.
"

Debbie's recommendations
"No comment made"


Debbie's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Debbie filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Andrea from USA

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in July 2010
  • claimed it was beneficial, Within the month.
  • said there were no side effects

Andrea said:

Andrea's review
"Hi, first off let me tell you a little bit about myself and the last eleven years dealing with ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed in the spring of 1990 I had been feeling pretty sick up to that point and was misdiagnosed several times until I went in and had a colonoscopy and it confirmed I had full blown ulcerative colitis through out my whole colon. I was very depressed about this because I knew how debilitating this disease could be. I read everything I could. It looked like my only options were being on a variety of medications that where in them self bad for me with a bunch of side effects of there own or surgery was my other option and removal of my colon did not sound appealing.

I have been in the Hospital several times to treat severe flare-ups that I was not able to get under control with medications. My worst time was when I was eight months pregnant and was put into the hospital for about a month on TPN. TPN is where they put a tube into my chest and feed me and the unborn baby I was carrying. I have been back and forth on predisone and was so worried about what is was doing to my body so I started searching on the Internet for alternative treatments.

I came across a product called AloeElite and I am here to say this product has changed my life dramatically. I started taking it just like it said and within two weeks I could tell my symptoms were improving. It took me almost one full bottle of AloeElite to put myself into complete remission but I have been talking the maintenance dose of just two capsules a day now for about the last four months and I am completely symptom free. I feel like this has given me a new lease on life. I am a very busy Mom of four children and am so thankful for AloeElite and the research to help all of us out there suffering from these terrible diseases.
"

Andrea's recommendations
"If anyone out there has any doubts, all I can say is give it a try. It will change your life."


Andrea's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Andrea filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Carrie from USA

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in November 2009
  • claimed it was beneficial, Several months.
  • said there were no side effects

Carrie said:

Carrie's review
"I am a 45 yr old female that has suffered with ulcerative colitis for 20 yrs. It has been in constant flare for the last 10. I have fought the bag every step of the way. I have managed to stay clear of the knife, but not without a lot of extra suffering! I have tried every diet, drug, and study possible. I have the most stubburn case of disease. Not even prednisone helped much, and I aborted that because of the horrible side effects. Being a registered nurse, sometimes you just know too much!

I was desperate one day, and searched the internet and found AloeElite. I thought it was snake oil, it was so expensive, but I have tried everything else. What have I got to lose? Within two months I was doing 80-90% better on my frequency and bleeding. I also was being strickened with arthritis as a spin off of the UC. I saw a rhumatologist, who then tried me on Humira.

I can say, now within 3 months, I am completely free of symptoms. I believe when I have my next scope, my bowel will be healed. I am continuing to stay on the meds, but wow, I can have a life. Scuba diving, skiing, and I can ride on a boat and not freak out if there is no toilet!!!!
"

Carrie's recommendations
"No comment made"


Carrie's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Carrie filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Barbara from America

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in November 2009
  • claimed it was beneficial, Within the month.
  • said there were no side effects

Barbara said:

Barbara's review
"I would have to go on liquid diet myself at times. It was the only way to get to feeling a little better. I have suffered from bloating and extreme pain. I have had bleeding everyday, some days bad. Since I was told, by my doctor, removal of my colon was the best solution I decided to look on the internet for solutions.

I found AloeElite. After only one month, the bleeding has stopped. I have not had the chronic pain. I am following the diet. I feel well. I am getting out planting flowers, and doing other hobbies. My husband is well too, because when I was sick, he was too.
"

Barbara's recommendations
"No comment made"


Barbara's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Barbara filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Bernedene from South Africa

  • used Forever Living Products Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in November 2009
  • claimed it was beneficial, Several weeks.
  • said there were no side effects

Bernedene said:

Bernedene's review
"I began using Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel when I was 17 years old, a while after being diagnosed with Ulcerated Colitis on the advice of a family friend. I experienced excellent health while on Aloe Vera Gel with little or no symptoms. I did not realise just how excellent the product was until my supplier moved out of town and I was no longer able to get the Gel. About a month of stopping the Aloe Vera Gel, the diarrheoa started again with blood in my stooles, terrible abdominal cramps and incontinence. This lasted for a year. Cortisone treatment helped for a while, but the side effects became unmanagable, so I went off the treatment and relapsed with the most sever bout of Ulcerated Colitis I had ever experienced - for two long agonising years. During this time I tried other Aloe products from health shops, but they just did not help, until I found Alasdair McLeod\'s Aloe Vera web site. Since starting the Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel again, I\'ve enjoyed good health and a good quality of life. I\'ve not had a relapse since - I do have a bad day every once in awhile, but these are few and far between."

Bernedene's recommendations
"No comment made"


Bernedene's Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Bernedene filled out our Experience with Aloe Vera survey

Jim Tate from USA

  • used Aloe Elite Aloe Vera for ulcerative colitis in September 2008
  • claimed it was not beneficial after trying it for About a month.
  • said there were side effects (see below)

Jim Tate said:

Jim Tate's recommendations
"To make a long story short, I would recommend saving your money on the Aloe Elite product..there are so many more cost effective options"

Jim Tate's comments on side effects
"I have been on the Aloe Elite for exactly one month and it has been a HORRIBLE ride. I have had ulcerative colitis for approximately 3 year and been on a flair rollercoaster for a good portion of that. My Bowel movements and bleeding nearly tripled on the product. I still have two bottles that I am hoping I don't get stuck with. There is a book at "Sprouts" that gives Naturopathic direction (digestive enzymes, Omega 3 and 6, etc), "Gut Solutions" by Brenda Watson ND and Leonard Smith MD. My hopes are high this will aid in my recovery."


Jim Tate's Overall Rating: 1 out of 5