AloeCran or AloeCrap?
Pretty much everyone has heard of putting aloe vera lotion on your skin after a day in the sun, and most have tasted the bitter-sweet tang of cranberry, but most have definitely not heard of drinking a combination of the two. Can AloeCran really get you a healthier digestive system?
The Science of AloeCran
This is a fairly new product and one that isn’t particularly well-marketed. Even so, the science makes sense. In each serving the mix contains:
- Aloe vera leaf gel – 200 mg
- Cranberry powder – 250 mg
- Fibersol – 5 g
- Malic acid/red algae – 200 mg
- Stevia leaf – 70 mg (natural sweetener)
- Luo Han Guo – 12 mg (natural sweetener)
The main purpose of aloe vera is to act as an antacid, though this isn’t particularly unique. Cranberry juice and the red algae complex is known to contain a good amount of antioxidants. The other main benefit here is a good source of fiber, which is the main thing which may contribute to a more healthy digestive system. The natural sweeteners are good to see in place of sugar.
- Contains fiber and antioxidants
- Natural sweeteners
- Fairly expensive for a basic drink mix ($25 per 30 serving container)
- Nothing particularly special about the formula
Is AloeCran for You?
This is a pretty good product in the sense that it is a healthy source of fiber and antioxidants, but it doesn’t really stand out in terms of ingredients. Yes, aloe/cranberry is a unique combination, but aloe isn’t any better a way of balancing pH levels than traditional antacid additives. This is a decent product, but a little too low on value. I don’t recommend it.