FAQs: Vitality Aloe Vera Plus
Q. Is there any change in the benefits of the nutrients in Vitality Aloe Vera Plus if the product is heated before consuming?
A. Vitality Aloe Vera Plus was formulated to be enjoyed chilled. Consequently, if the product is boiled, there will be a significant decrease in its nutritive benefit. However, if Vitality Aloe Vera Plus is simply warmed up (not more than 120°F), there should not be a considerable nutrient difference experienced.
Q. Can someone with diabetes consume Vitality Aloe Vera Plus safely, since it contains the sweetener fructose?
A. Because Vitality Aloe Vera Plus is sweetened with fructose, which does not produce an “insulin spike” as does sucrose, many people with diabetes are able to use Vitality Aloe Vera Plus without difficulty. However, we would always recommend that such questions be put to the person’s physician. Diabetes is a serious medical condition which can be affected by diet, and which varies from one person to the next and can worsen with age, so dietary changes should be considered carefully.
Q. What is the filleted aloe product used in Aloe Vera Plus?
A. Vitality Aloe Vera Plus’ filleted aloe product is a high quality, cold-processed product from the inner leaves of the aloe vera plant. To obtain this fillet, the leaves of the aloe vera plant are sanitized, and any remaining bacteria is eradicated. Then, the outer surface of the leaves are stripped, leaving only the delicate inner “fillet.” Using this process avoids some of the known drawbacks of the “whole leaf” process and is one of the GNLD differences in this product.
Q. How much of Vitality Aloe Vera Plus is aloe vera juice? And, how much of the aloe vera juice in Vitality Aloe Vera Plus is pure?
A. The aloe vera juice in Vitality Aloe Vera Plus is 100% pure, filtered aloe vera, and makes up 50% of the ingredients. The other 50% is comprised of our unique vitamin and electrolyte infused Special 3x Herbal Tea Blend. The high quality aloe vera juice used in Vitality Aloe Vera Plus contributes to its delicious taste. Additionally, it meets all of the requirements for aloe vera juice as outlined and adopted by the National Aloe Science Council (NASC), a voluntary industry council that has established guidelines for the definition of aloe vera products.
Q. What is the pH level of Aloe Vera Plus?
A. The pH for Aloe Vera Plus is between 3.2 and 3.6, with an average pH of 3.4. As a comparison, the pH for milk is 6.5 and the pH for grapefruit juice is 3.
Q. Are preservatives necessary in Vitality Aloe Vera Plus and, if so, are there better choices?
A. Vitality Aloe Vera Plus is a high quality, well-researched product. This pasteurized drink contains the preservatives potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate. Potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate are the safest preservatives that can be used in food products. Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. Sorbic acid is a natural constituent of many fruits and vegetables. Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. Benzoic acid is a natural component of berries. At the very low levels used in Vitality Aloe Vera Plus, these two preservatives are the safest preservatives that can be used.