Saturday, November 30, 2013
How safe is Aloe Ferox Bitters when used for constipation?
How safe is Aloe ferox bitters when used for
Constipation is not a disease, but the inefficient functioning of
a biological process. Research on constipation have shown
that Aloe ferox bitters is an effective laxative for acute
constipation and that the bitters does not present any safety
risks for short- or long-term use in this regard.
However, research for one bowel condition should never simply be extended
for self-treatment of other bowel conditions. For example, chronic constipation
may be a sign of an underlying disorder, which should be identified and treated
as such. It may also be a sign of a low-fibre diet or even a high-fibre diet but
with insufficient water intake ̶ both these can be corrected by lifestyle changes
and does not require any dietary supplements for a long-term solution.
Individuals with bowel diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease or
diverticulitis are not advised to use bitter supplements or laxatives since these
increase symptoms of the disease. Long-term use of Aloe ferox extracts to selftreat
diseases is counter indicated, since safety of any product for a specific
condition should be tested for that condition and cannot simply be assumed
from safety reports for other conditions.
Liver health & Aloe ferox
The LIVER is one of our vital organs without which we cannot survive. Since the
liver supports almost every organ in the body, its malfunctioning is severely
In various scientific studies on damaged livers, researchers found a significant
improvement in liver health after treatment with Aloe ferox bitters. Also, those
treated with bitters had much lower damage to their livers than control groups
after other treatments that are known to affect the liver.
This is great news to those who suffer from liver problems as well as those who
have to take medicines that might have adverse effects on the liver. Dose: take
1/4 - 1/2 tablet of Fabulous Fibre Bitter (or a small bitter crystal) every day to
assist in the health of your liver.
Interesting facts about stained colons
Research reports of the 80’s and 90’s questioned the use of
anthraquinones (found in aloe bitters) as a potential risk of
colon cancer because these substances stain the colon.
What does the latest research say?
From studies done between 2000 and 2013 it was shown
that colon staining could be ascribed to many different reasons and that it
cannot be linked to cancer or the risk thereof. Some interesting facts from
• Colon staining is due to a natural intestinal pigment (lipofuscin) that
deposits in the colon lining and is not due to the brown pigment found in
• Lipofuscin only deposits on normal colon linings and not on growths.
Therefore, during a colonoscopy polyps, glands and other growths
appear “bright” against a stained colon. This actually helps to see lumps!
• The use of bitters does indeed cause staining of the colon. Staining
occurs within 4 months of continuous use and disappears within 12-15
months after discontinuation.
• Study participants, who used bitters for a long period, were compared to
one another to determine if long-term use can be linked to cancerous
growths. Interestingly, healthy patients used bitters on average for about
2 years longer than sick patients – with no indication of cancerous
• Inflammatory bowel disease causes colon staining – even if
anthraquinones were never used before.
• Many patients with colon growths (benign or malignant) have never used
any laxatives – neither bitters nor others. Also, many of these patients
show no signs of stained colons.
• Undesirable colorectal growths are strongly linked to gender, age and
smoking. These are more predominant in males and the incidence also
increases with aging and with smoking habits.
A Testimonial from one of our customers:
A few years ago I purchased some Aloe Ferox Gel & Bitter Crystals from a vendor at an African Street Fair.
I was born with a physical deficiency that caused lifelong constipation. As a child I was always sick with fevers because my body was not eliminating properly. I've tried so many things to remedy this condition, from avoiding constipating foods, eating high fiber diets, whole grains, psyllium & flax seeds, to drinking more water, prunes / juices, probiotics, various herbs like senna, triphala, teas, both natural and OTC laxatives, prescription medicines, detox cleanses, enemas, colonics, massage, castor oil internally and external packs, special yogic exercises, etc...
Some were effective temporarily but eventually the condition would return. Some were very expensive, messy or inconvenient. Others caused tremendous pain, cramping, bloating, gas or diarrhea. And sadly, most of these solutions left me even more constipated after I stopped using them, promoting dependence or reducing natural peristalsis as lazy bowel syndrome after using them long term.
This vendor explained how the bitter crystals worked, and I thought being natural it was worth a try. I followed the instructions taking a tiny dose before bed with water, and by morning I was regular with no pain, bloating or cramping, and the results for me were almost miraculous. It was hard to believe such a tiny dosage could have such a powerful balancing effect with no negative side effects.
Aloe Ferox Bitter Crystals are the only product I use now when constipated. I've never experienced any negative side effects from them. The product lasts a very long time so the cost of use is minimal compared to other products/ treatments I've tried, with no mess or inconvenience, They are easy to travel with and something I would not want to be without. It is the only product I have found that works well for me.
The Aloe Ferox skin gel also was almost as miraculous in healing sunburns overnight. I love being in the sun but don't like to use sunscreen because most contain unhealthy ingredients and block natural vitamin D production. This gel helps heal and prevent my skin from that leathery look I used to get after heavy sun exposure. Another wonderful product I would not want to travel without!
Aloe Ferox Newsletter Oct/Nov 2013 and Testimonial from our customer MS