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Super Strength Aloe Vera and Interstitial Cystitis, Painful Bladder Syndrome, Prostatitis, and Pelvic Pain

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Desert Harvest's Super-strength, Freeze-dried Aloe Vera Capsules have been shown in clinical trials to effectively reduce urinary frequency, burning, and pain that are a part of many bladder disorders, but especially interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) (sometimes called prostatitis in men and chronic pelvic pain in women). The Urology Wellness Center in Rockville, Maryland, conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Desert Harvest aloe vera capsules in IC/PBS patients. The results showed that 87.5% of the patients who completed the study received relief from at least some of their symptoms. Fifty percent received significant relief from all or most of their symptoms and were able to return to a more normal lifestyle. Only one patient did not respond within the first 30 days.

Patients with interstitial cystitis should be cautious about using liquid aloe vera since it must be preserved with high concentrations of citric acid, which is irritating to the bladder. Freeze-dreid aloe vera from the whole plant--with no additives, no fillers, and no heat treatment--has been proven to be the most effective type of aloe for treating interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrom, nonbacterial prostatitis, and chronic pelvic pain.

It is theorized that the aloe plant helps IC patients in several ways. When processed correctly, the powder maintains its high levels of the glycosaminoglycans (GAG). The first lining of the bladder destroyed by IC is a GAG layer. It is possible that aloe vera is working much like Elmiron, but with no side effects from a man-made drug. The aloe plant is also a natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, analgesic, and anti-microbial agent but only when used in its super-strength form.

See the testimonials page for success stories from actual IC patients.


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