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 read 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).
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 the aloe vera 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.