Transcript for Is Aloe Vera Water Trend Beneficial to Your Health?
one of the hottest health trends among celebrities, aloe watvera and are guzzling it down for health benefits and some say it could do more harm than good. Aloe Vera, you don't just slather it on now you drink it down. Aloe Vera in juice or water form is the hot new beverage of choice. Nicki Minaj says she drinks it to keep a clear complexion and Alicia keys said she loves to add it to her drinks so what do they know that we don't? Aloe Vera yugs is a source of vitamins and increasingly people are using it as a beverage. Basically for skin benefit, digestive benefits and other benefits. Reporter: We've heard of pulling off a stalk of it for a burn and dermatologists recommend it for its anti-inflammatory properties. That's what's helping with the redness reduction that we see in sunburns. Reporter: But drinking it? What exactly does it taste like? "Gma's" summer interns were game to give it a try. Do you like it? What does it taste like. Like lemonade. It was bad. It hurts like coconut water. Kind of like apple juice. Reporter: The sweetened versions may taste better calorie counter beware, some are high in sugar. Some of these are sweetened with fructose or cane sugar and one bottle had 220 calories and 30 grams of sugar. Eat a cookie. Or drink a can of soda. Reporter: It's best to keep your aloe Vera juicing to a minimum? As an herb it may have some negative effects in terms of health. There's been sochi research pointing to the fact it can have the effect of thinning the blood so in combination with blood thinners this can be potentially dangerous so, you know, buyer beware. We have no scientific proof on how safe aloe Vera is to drink in large proportions. Reporter: Still I'm going to try just a little sip. I think it's pretty bland. It taste like I'm eating face cream. Which I might have done before. Now more studies have to be done before they can say it has health benefits. Always consult a physician but with that said let's take a little Sippy. Oh, it's not what I thought. It tastes a little like soapy water. Water with a slight after taste. But there's no reason you should jump on this. Just a new trend they're studying so you can leave the soapy water behind. Stick with cough if I. Thank you.
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