A couple of weeks ago I completed the Clean 9 Aloe Vera detox from Forever Living. Back in July when we were in Tenerife I brought a bottle of the Aloe Vera gel to use for sunburn as a lady around the pool was telling me all about it and how she drinks it everyday and the amazing health benefits that it has. Since then it was something that I looked into and when my close friend Emily became a Forever Living agent a few months ago I met her for a coffee so she could tell me all about it. Emily told me all about the products and I instantly wanted to try the C9 and detox my body and do something for myself to help me look and feel good about my body after having two babies. I have recently started back at the gym so the detox complimented my new fitness regime perfectly. I also loved that getting the C9 through Emily rather than just buying it online through Forever has given me a great online support group with other ladies taking on the C9 and also Emily at the end of the phone whether it be a simple question to reordering some gel.
So what is Aloe and what does it do?
It is detoxifying, which is where the C9 comes in which is a total body detox that you complete over a 9 day period. The programmes aim is to cleanse your baby and adjust your mind set and two weeks on I can promise you it has completely adjusted my mind set! After the 9 days I lost 7lbs and am determined to stay at this weight and have completely changed the way I eat.
The Aloe vera juice is crammed full of amino acids, vitamins and minerals making it one of natures most effective cleansers, I noticed after a few days that my skin and hair looked and felt better and generally felt better in myself too. The Aloe can help strengthen digestion and rid the body of any nasty waste detoxifying the body naturally, rather than using nasty chemicals or contraptions. Its main property is to be soothing, cooling and moistening which helps to clear inflammatory and irritating heat, such as in menopause, plus inflammatory skin and digestive problems, such as acne, rosacea and IBS. On holiday I also used it for sunburn as it’s soothing and cooling properties cleared it up quickly. It is much better than anything like that I had used before and will be taking a bottle with us whenever we go away.
Aloe vera is packed full of immune-boosting polysaccharides which help the immune system to work properly and efficiently. Too much inflammation in the body can cause problems with the immune system and can cause conditions like asthma, eczema and Crohns disease. I suffer with eczema on my hands and no steroid cream really works and if it does it has always been a quick fix. Since drinking the gel on a daily basis I have noticed a huge difference in the skin on my hands and it really shows you that the Aloe works from the inside out. I have also been using a Aloe based moisturiser and have had compliments about my skin.
Aloe also lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels, meaning it can be useful for treating diabetes and obesity. Aloe is also worth trying for anyone who suffers with digestion problems like IBS. A few people that I know that drink the gel and suffer from IBS and they have all told me how much it has changed their lives.
Drinking the Aloe Vera gel is also a very easy way to boost your vitamin and mineral intake. I also make sure that the boys take their vitamins everyday but always forget about myself. The Aloe vera juice is packed with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid. It is rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium. After the first day I noticed the difference from taking the right vitamins to how I felt before. Archie is a bad sleeper so taking the right vitamins I need don’t leave me feeling shattered anymore. Result!
The Clean 9 (C9)
So like I mentioned above I have completed the C9. In your pack is 2 bottles of the drinking gel, 9 sticks of Forever fibre, Forever shake mix which comes in a variety of different flavours, 18 Forever Therm tablets, a tape measure and shaker and 54 soft gels. Along with your easy step by step guide.
As a basic round up what you do is for the first two days is you drink 120ml of the gel at breakfast along with your therm tablet and softgels, 1 Fibre for a snack, lunch is 2 softgels, 1 therm tablet and 120ml of drinking gel and dinner is 120ml of gel and 2 softgels then an 120ml of gel in the evening. The first two days were hard but I snacked on cucumber and oranges as they are on the list of free foods. It wasn’t the not eating that I found hard it was routine. When making Oscar and Archie food or Greg’s meal in the evening was when I struggled the most but stayed focus. Days 3 to 9 are so much easier as you are used to drinking the gel by now and can add either a 600 calorie lunch or dinner in to the plan too. We don’t really eat red meat at home so eating a healthy meal was easy as we love chicken and fish.
I exercised throughout the 9 days from walking to circuit training and felt amazing! My favourite bit was on Day 1, 3, 6 and 9 taking and comparing my weight and measurements. My Day 9 I had lost a total of 7lbs and 8 and a half inches from my body. It is amazing how quickly people notice too. I had lot’s of comments from friends about how I looked which has spurred me on even more to stay focus and maintain the great work the detox has done!
I am now continuing with my exercise and drinking the gel every morning and ever since drinking it have noticed a massive difference in not only how I feel, but I have less bloating and my hair and skin feels soft and nourished. I would never go back to not drinking it now and can’t wait to explore the rest of the amazing products Forever have to offer! Emily is also offering 10% off the range at the moment too. There are great products which would make fantastic Christmas presents.
Emily has been a great support throughout the detox and has her own site that you can visit and check out all the amazing products. She is also kindly running an offer on the C9 to anyone who mentions coming through me for only £100.00 which is a bargain for the results that you can achieve! Here is also Emily’s Facebook where you can contact her directly. If you want to have your Clean 9 ready to detox in January you will need to order by the 15th December.
If you try any of the products I would love to hear how you get on!