What You Should Know
VitaBoost is an all-natural liquid multivitamin that incorporates traditional vitamins with aloe vera and seaweed. There is an official website detailing the amino acid, trace mineral and vitamin profile. While the supplement is packed with healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants it is the aloe vera that pings our interest. Aloe vera is a natural laxative, which could cause increased bowel movements and water loss. Potassium is added to VitaBoost so dieters do not have to worry about suffering dangerous potassium loss from excessive water loss, but using laxatives as a daily multivitamin could lead to reduced natural bowel function and dependence on laxatives.
List of Ingredients
Pure Aloe Vera Juice, Honey, Siberian Ginseng, Natural Fruit Flavor, Cultivated Seaweed (Alarai Valida, Costaria Costata, Gigartina, Laminaria, Nereocytis, Ulva Latuca, Ulza Linza), Vitamin C, Gingko Biloba, Potassium Benzoate, Citric Acid and Potassium Sorbate.
VitaBoost claims foods consumed in modern form are lacking in nutrients the body needs. This is completely true, so the concept of supplementing a western diet with a multivitamin rich in amino acids and trace minerals is a fantastic idea for overall health. Weight loss is not a benefit, but if the body is working optimally, diet supplements, exercise and a reduce calorie menu will be more effective for weight loss.
The red flag with VitaBoost is the inclusion of 100% aloe vera. Aloe vera is listed first on the ingredient list. Typically, this means is the included in the formula in an amount greater than any other ingredient. VitaBoost is essentially a laxative combined with a multivitamin.
Most natural laxatives and colon cleansing supplements will warn users not to take vitamins and prescription medications within two hours of taking the cleanser. This is because anything taken with cleansers is not likely to perform well because the ingredients are quickly pushed out of the body.
Laxatives also come with the risk of addiction. If the colon and intestinal tract muscles do not have to work as hard to move waste from the body, they will lose strength. Soon, laxatives are necessary to have a bowel movement.
VitaBoost sells for $35 a bottle.
- Packed with healthy vitamins, trace minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.
- In liquid form so dieters do not have to swallow a pill.
- May be more bioavailable.
- Aloe vera is a natural laxative.
- The dieter may suffer from diarrhea.
- The product is more expensive than other multivitamins.
If VitaBoost did not contain aloe vera it would be a fantastic foundation for better health. The aloe vera moves the supplement into laxative territory, which comes with a long list of healthy concerns. We suggest the dieter choose a multivitamin without laxative ingredients.