To throw another food trend or health fad into the mix, there is increased interest in aloe water as well. What’s the difference between aloe vera juice and aloe vera water? Well, the answer is pretty simple, actually. The aloe vera gel is typically mixed with citrus juice to make aloe vera juice, and it’s simply aloe water if the gel is mixed with water. The benefits and potential risk factors are basically the same, but some food pros believe ingesting aloe vera gel ( in juice or water form ) can have skin benefits thanks to the hydration and vitamin C.
Information regarding aloe vera’s use dates back nearly 5,000 years to early Egyptian times. It has since been used both topically and orally. Aloe vera gel, found when you break open the green leafy skin, is often used topically to treat burns, abrasions, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. Aloe vera juice, primarily produced from the green outer leaf, was used as a main component in many over-the-counter laxatives until 2002 when the FDA pulled them from drugstore shelves due to insufficient information regarding their safety.