Super Aloe is intended for the relief of occasional
constipation. Cape aloe, the solid residue obtained by
evaporating liquid aloe vera, has been shown in research
to affect regularity, due to its influence on colon peristalsis,
which it triggers to contract, resulting in accelerated
intestinal passage. Super Aloe is available as 250 and 450 mg
capsules, two potencies to provide tailored natural support for
elimination. Also available in convenient blister packs.
Cape aloe has been used for thousands of years to promote
the health of epithelial tissue, including the bowel lining. Cape
aloe is one of a class of compounds called anthraquinone
glycosides. When ingested, these molecules are activated
through bacterial metabolism in the gut. They promote
water retention in the stool and stimulate peristalsis in the
large intestine. By stimulating active chloride secretion, aloe
increases the water and electrolyte content in the stool1-4 and
eases its passage without the artificial additives and associated
cramping common to other therapies.
Despite the lack of published studies, aloe preparations have
been in the United States Pharmacopoeia for over 100 years.
Anecdotal evidence suggests cape aloe supports normal
inflammatory response in the gastrointestinal tract. A 2011
animal study showed cape aloe to have stool softening
properties in a 200 mg/kg of body weight.5
that cape aloe increases stool bulk and bowel transit time and
improves microflora balance.6
Cape aloe also supports the colon
to help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.7
1 capsule at bedtime (allow 24 hours before redosing) or as
recommended by your health care professional.
Does Not Contain
Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
For occasional use only. This product contains Cape Aloe (Aloe
Ferox). Do not use this if you develop diarrhea or abdominal
pain. Consult your health professional if you have frequent
diarrhea (DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT). Nursing mothers should
contact their health professionals.
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action of aloe-emodin anthrone and rhein anthrone in
mice: synergism in large intestinal propulsion and water
secretion. J Pharm Pharmacol. 1997 Jan;49(1):22-5.
2. Yagi T, Yamauchi K. Synergistic effects of anthraquinones
on the purgative activity of rhein anthrone in mice. J
Pharm Pharmacol. 1999 Jan;51(1):93-5.
3. Ishii Y, Takino Y, Toyo’oka T, Tanizawa H. Studies of aloe.
VI. cathartic effect of isobarbaloin. Biol Pharm Bull. 1998
4. Akao T, Che Q, Kobashi K, Hattori M, Namba T. A purgative
action of barbaloin is induced by eubacterium sp. strain
BAR, a human intestinal anaerobe, capable of transforming
barbaloin to aloe-emodin anthrone. Biol Pharm Bull. 1996
5. Wintola OA, Sunmonu TO, Afolayan AJ. The effect of aloe
ferox mill. in the treatment of loperamide-induced
constipation in wistar rats. BMC Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug
6. Robinson, M. Medical therapy of inflammatory bowel
disease for the 21st century. Eur J Surg Suppl. 1998
7. Shimpo K, Chihara T, Beppu H, Ida C, Kaneko T, Nagatsu T,
Kuzuya H. Inhibition of azoxymethane-induced aberrant
crypt foci formation in rat colorectum by whole leaf Aloe
arborescens Miller var. natalensis berger. Phytotherapy
Research. 2001 Dec 1;15(8):705-11.