A few weeks ago, my friend Sophie from university contacted me letting me know she's signed up as a Forever Living representative and did I want to try any products. As someone who knows only too well how great network marketing is, I was happy to support her. After finding out which her favourite products were, I decided to give the Aloe Vera Gel a try!

Here's some of the benefits of drinking aloe vera:
  • It contains 19 of the 20 amino acids required by the human body, and seven of the eight that the human body can't produce by itself, helping to promote overall health
  • Contains numerous vitamins and minerals
  • Good for gut flora (I am always on the lookout for products that help with this because when my stomach is in good condition, so is my skin!)
  • Can aid digestion
  • Can help with bowel movements
So, how was it?

First thing's first, let's get this out of the way: it tastes awful. There's no two ways about it. However, when chased with a pint of water it's bearable and I've heard reports of people getting completely used to it or mixing it with fruit juice to make it more tolerable. Thankfully you don't need to drink a lot to get the benefits, just two of shots pictured above, so I was willing to look past it.

The first thing I noticed when I started using this daily is how settled my stomach became. I have a lot of tummy troubles, partly because of my poor diet, partly because when I make the effort to be healthy, my body doesn't know what the hell is going on. For the period of time where I was drinking the aloe vera gel first thing every morning, all my tummy issues just vanished. My stomach felt very settled with none of the issues I usually have.

Secondly, I really appreciated how convenient this little drink is. It came with a handy little measuring cup and all I had to do was get up in the morning, walk to the fridge, pour my cup, shot it, and repeat. As we all know, I am constantly trying to improve my health and I'm always on the look out for products that will help me out with this. A lot of the supplements I've tried have just been fiddly and annoying. They require lots of preparation and just don't fit into my day properly. The Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel however was a habit I was able to get into straight away.

Best of all, the results I saw, my settled stomach and towards the end of my trial, overall improved wellbeing, came quickly. I wasn't hanging around wondering whether the nasty taste was worth it or not, because I knew it was working almost right away. I think this little drink makes a great companion to a healthy lifestyle.

If you are interested in trying Forever Living products for yourself, you can contact Sophie at sophie.fraser@live.co.uk or visit her website.