What is the difference between "Inner Fillet" and "Whole Leaf"?
by Pamela Pinkston
I have been suffering with GERD for the last three years. When my husband and I both lost over 50 lbs., and changing to a new life style, I thought this disease would go away.
Unfortunately, it hasn't.
My sister turned me onto Aloe Vera Gel. She told me that it would take about a month+ for me to notice the benefits of taking this gel 3 times a day (2 oz's at a time).
In looking at all the different Aloe Vera Gel's available, I noticed that some of them say "A Dietary Supplement Inner Fillet" or "A Dietary Supplement Whole Leaf". Does it matter which one I take for my GERD?
Thank you for your help!
The filet is just the gel inside with the outer green skin of the leaf taken off. That is quite good and healthy for you. The Whole Leaf is with the skin included. Some people don't like that because the skin has a bitter taste.
However, the richest part of the leaf with the greatest healing property is the ambertose, or the amber/yellow bit of juice that is nearest the green skin. A heavy dose of that can cleanse your bowels in a hurry, so you have diarrhea, but for serious illnesses it is probably best to get that too.
Now, if the Whole Leaf supplement you are considering has ground it and put it into a capsule form, I don't think you'd notice any bitter taste. I only did when trying it raw - as straight leaf.
I used to have a lady come to buy plants from me and she said she put the whole leaf into a blender and drank it straight. So some folks can do it! :)
Anyone else have a comment to add?