My luck changed. I got samples of Aloic organic aloe vera drink in the mail and tried it out to see if it tasted the way its Korean counterparts did. It definitely did, and it was only 60 calories per 8 fl. ounces. After St. Patrick's weekend, this was a lifesaver. I think the best part was that the ingredients list wasn't entirely complicated to read (and I could pronounce every ingredient in my sleep). Whenever I look at labels I'm always partial to ingredients lists that have 10 or less things in them. There are no artificial flavorings, no high fructose corn syrup, and certified USDA organic. For those wary about the taste of aloe vera or the texture of the pulp, it's much like an acquired taste for the tapioca in bubble tea. It's not bothersome, and the natural grape flavor of the drink is sure to mask any weird things going on when you drink this.
Many sources have cited aloe vera juice or aloe vera in general as having anti-inflammatory properties, aiding in weight loss, and helping out immune and digestive functions. Although there are many who tout its benefits, there are still plenty of studies that need to be done to confirm all of these claims. But, when you're out all weekend and water doesn't seem to be doing the trick, reaching out for a bottle of Aloic isn't going to hurt. In fact, your whole day is probably going to have a little less hurting, and a little more hydration.