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UPDATE! Review 1: Desert Harvest Aloe Vera

UPDATE on my Desert Harvest Aloe Vera review

UPDATE (April 2019) – I have tried 2 bottles of the Desert Harvest Aloe Vera capsules.  After the first bottle, I was encouraged and felt that the aloe vera was helping reduce my pain level.  I recently completed my second bottle, and now I am confused.  I did not get the relief I was hoping for with the second round of capsules.  Now I am uncertain if aloe helped at all.  I am debating on if I should try a third bottle.  I will let you know what I ended up doing.  See my original post below for more information on this product.


DESERT HARVEST ALOE VERA (March 2019) – As one of the goals of my blog, I wanted to try out different vitamins, supplements and other health-related products to see if I could find anything that would help my IC.  I Desert harvest aloeread a lot testimonies from different products and I always get excited thinking this is the product that is going to give me back my quality of life.  Well, now I am going to document my reviews, thoughts, comparisons, etc.  If you hear of any product that helps other IC sufferers, please let me know.

I purchased Desert Harvest Freeze-Dried Super-Strength Aloe Vera (90 Capsules).  The cost was $36.00 for the product and $8.00 for shipping.  I ordered directly from their website – www.DesertHarvest.com.  The order process was very easy.  I also got emails from Desert Harvest keeping me informed of where my order was in the process.  I order on a Monday and I got the product on Wednesday.  The directions say 3 capsules twice a day with 8 ounces of water.  I tried my first dose on Wednesday evening, but I forgot about the 8 ounces of water.  I will make sure to drink the appropriate amount of fluid next time.

I know a lot of IC sufferers say great things about this product.  I did have one my readers state that aloe improves absorption and to be cautious when combining aloe with other vitamins or supplements (to ensure you are not consuming more of the recommended amounts).

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Photo taken at University of Glasgow, Scotland

A card that came with the packaged product stated that based on a 2016 survey of 660 IC aloe vera users the following results were reported:

  • 92% relief of Interstitial Cystitis (IC)/Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) symptoms
  • 63% improvement of urgency & frequency, 69% improvement  of pelvic pain
  • 68% improvement of urethral burning

I started taking my second bottle of aloe vera capsules on March 6, 2019.  I am taking the recommended dosage of 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules in the evening.  I will try and keep a daily log to see if I can notice any improvements.  I will give you an update in two weeks.  I am hoping that will be enough time to be able to tell if this product provides any relief.  Keep an eye out for my update.

3 comments

  1. Hi there, I’m wondering how you’ve been doing on the Desert Harvest Aloe, or have you stopped taking it? I’ve had severe IC (and PFD) for many years, and I’ve tried just about everything with no results, except Desert Harvest Aloe. I took Healthy Life Harvest IC Aloe for a little over three months with no pain relief at all, so I’m not sure if it’s even worth trying Desert Harvest. I probably will try it just so I know for sure, but I don’t expect much.

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    1. Leanna – I thought that during the time I was taking the first bottle of Desert Harvest Aloe that I was getting some pain relief but when I took the second bottle, I did not get any sort of relief. I am tempted to try a third bottle. I also have PFD. If I end up trying a third time, I will let you know my thoughts. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. Take care.

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