Tagged: aloe vera dosing
March 14, 2006 at 1:00 pm #3809AnonymousInactive
bought a digestible form of aloe vera from our local health store-$7 for a huge container. Substituting it for Cherry Mylanta Supreme. Working wonders. We give food first followed by the aloe (his dose is 1 tsp x 4 a day) then his soy milk. He burps within the half hour and seems to be doing much better on his stooling as well-I’m guessing the mylanta was partially his problem. Anyway, thought I’d post it in case it helped someone else. 😉March 14, 2006 at 2:40 pm #3817AnonymousInactive
glad to hear it’s working!!! What do you mean by “digestible form”? Is it a powder? What does it taste like? Can you add it to food?
Sorry for all the questions…
s&h’s mum2006-3-14 14:41:17March 14, 2006 at 6:10 pm #3842AnonymousInactive
it’s clear liquid and has no taste or smell! doesn’t stain clothing and can be added to food. does it get any better than that?!! so far it has the same effectiveness as the Cherry Mylanta Supreme but without the gastro probs the CMS was causing. i have been told it is the only thing that actually heals the erosions reflux causes while you would also need an acid reducer or blocker while you are in full reflux mode. hope this helps! 😉March 14, 2006 at 7:20 pm #3850AnonymousInactive
Amanda, could you tell me the brand so I could check it out. Thx.March 15, 2006 at 9:52 am #3885AnonymousInactive
It’s George’s 100% Aloe Vera. It’s doesn’t require any special refrigeration either in case you need to ship to receive it. Our bottle was $7 and looks like it would take the place of oh 5 mylanta bottles give or take. I have all my fingers crossed that it keeps working! 😉
March 19, 2006 at 8:18 pm #4229
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One thing that we’ve tried is liquid organic aloe vera. Everyone feels differently about trying herbal things …..but I’ll just explain that when you are as sleep deprived as I have been and as desperate for anything to work and the docs say they can’t do anything else….you get the picture. So, the aloe vera works as a healing agent. Same idea as when people put aloe on a burn. It’s a healer. The zegerid your baby takes only stops the acid pumps in his tummy so that the body can have some time to heal itself (before the acid gets turned back on again). None of hte reflux meds are actual healing agents. The aloe vera is plant based, so it’s like ingesting juice from any plant or fruit, like apple juice is how I htink about it. Anyway, I’ve been giving Lucas Lily of the Desert brand, it’s 100% organic and I stagger it after his zegerid. So a few hours after he gets zegerid, when his acid pumps are “off” I give him aloe vera, to heal whatever is bothering him in there. I’ve read on-line about lots of adults taking aloe vera to treat their reflux. My chiropractor suggested it for Lucas and said she’s been dealing with patients taking it for years.
March 20, 2006 at 9:53 am #4247AnonymousInactive
so if the reflux agents are not healing why does it say on the prevacid site that it repairs esophogal damage?March 20, 2006 at 3:22 pm #4285AnonymousInactive
The reflux drugs are supposed to heal the damage, but the correct dosing needs to be given. The aloe is a natural agent that can be used in addition to the drugs (i.e covering more bases). Interestingly we looked into it, but of course the George’s brand is not available here (surprise, surprise!?) and they only have some brand that tastes rancid.March 21, 2006 at 6:18 pm #4385
Adding from Facebook (link is ‘icon’ on this page/site), October 28th, 2014:
[We]started using it at 7 months. I probably would have used it sooner but I learned about it too late. I give .5ml in the morning 30-60 minutes after her previcid. I repeat it again at dinner
I increase the dose to 1ml when she has flare ups. Posted by Meghan F J.February 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm #135473
from here: https://www.infantreflux.org/forums/topic/beta-carotine-and-mspi/#post-13009
Posted by Jamesonmom:
Aloe vera juice has been used for a long time for this-I know some of my friends were given it as kids and now we’re all in our 30′s. I am not sure though that this clear, no taste version has been out a long time. Seems like that was a previous complaint but now has been solved. My ped liked the idea a lot but the ped GI of course discredits anything that doesn’t come from the script pad. My bottle of George’s brand gives doses for under a year all the way to adults. 1 tsp each day for up to age 1 and 2 tbsp each day for up to age 5. ages 5 to 12 years, 2 ounces per day. It’s safe and natural and the people at the health store sell it all the time and say you san’t overdose on it if you treat it like a juice. I think it’s perfect since we have to dilute anyway! The probiotic Kidzyme runs about $21 – we still are using the same bottle we got 6 mos or so ago. And the aloe is $8 for a quart. You can buy a gallon I think for $24 though and it doesn’t have to be kept cold so it’s easy to ship and to travel with. Health store people can tell you a lot more about allergies than most docs can. Isn’t that crazy?
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