FAQs

Can I take Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules with…?

Yes.  You can take them with any and all other medications and supplements.


I see that I’m supposed to take six Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules a day.  That’s a lot!  Can I not take less and see how I go?

No.  If you’re not willing to take six a day to begin with, then don’t waste your money.  Just leave the capsules on the shelf for someone else to buy.  It is fine to build up to the full dose of six a day gradually if you are sensitive to supplements – for example, you could take one a day for two days, then two a day for two days, then three a day and so on.  It is important that you do get up to the full recommended intake of six a day though and remain on it until your symptoms are under control.  Taking a smaller amount in the beginning would be like using a sticking plaster to hold a surgical wound shut and then complaining that the plaster didn’t work!  Once your symptoms are under control, you can gradually reduce the dose down to find your own individual maintenance dose. 


How do I reduce the Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules down to find my own maintenance dose?

Once your symptoms have subsided, you can reduce your daily intake of capsules by one capsule per week.  So you would go from six a day to five a day.  After a week on five a day, you would go to four a day.  After a week on four a day, you would go to three a day and so on.  When you feel your symptoms coming back, you add one extra capsule per day back in and that is your maintenance dose.


How long does it take for the Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules to start working?

This varies from person to person, but you should allow three full months.  Many people report five to six weeks as a turning point, which is well into a second bottle of capsules, so they are not a quick fix.  If you have had absolutely no improvement after one whole month, you might want to move up to nine capsules a day for month two.  If you still have had no improvement by the end of month two, you might want to move up to twelve a day for month three.  If by the end of month three you have not improved at all, then you are one of the rare people for whom the capsules are not going work and you should stop taking them.  For most people, taking six a day for three months is usually sufficient to see some improvements. 


I was feeling much better and was able to drop to a maintenance dose of Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules.  However, I am having a flare right now.  Should I take more again?

Yes, if you are having a flare you should increase the dose again.  You can increase to six or even twelve a day.  It is perfectly fine to take up to 24 Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules a day, but most people find that hard on the purse! 


Have the Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules been clinically trialled?

Yes.  See here for more details. 


Are your products already here in the UK? 

Yes.  Unless a product is showing as being sold out, it is already here in the UK. 


Where are you based?

Lancashire in the UK. 


Will I have to pay customs duties on my order?

If you are in the UK, no.  If you are outside the UK, yes.  See here for more information about that.


What countries do you ship to?

See our Delivery Information page for that. 


Which is the best product for interstitial cystitis?

If you can only buy one, we’d recommend starting with Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules.  You might also want to read this blog post and if it resonates with you, consider adding in Quercetin.  If you notice that particular foods and drinks are triggers, the Calcium Glycerophosphate might be a good choice.  For those of you who genuinely can’t afford the Desert Harvest Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules, Calcium Glycerophosphate might be suitable standalone option, although it provides only symptomatic relief and does not promote actual healing.  Palmitoylethanolamide might also be a good choice – you can read more about that here.  And if you are prone to urinary tract infections, making D-Mannose a long term part of your daily regime is also a good idea. 


Are all of Desert Harvest’s products safe for people with interstitial cystitis?

Yes.  They are all bladder-friendly and should not exacerbate your bladder pain symptoms.


Is Calcium Glycerophosphate the same as Prelief?

Not exactly the same, no, but it is the same active ingredient.


Why has my Ancestral Supplements order been cancelled?

Because you are outside the UK and we are not able to ship products containing animal ingredients outside the UK.  They would be stopped and seized at customs.  That’s why we have a notice on each Ancestral Supplements product page saying that the item can only be shipped within the UK.


Does Tiny have IC?

No, but she used to be very prone to bladder infections and she gets bladder pain if she takes ascorbic acid. 


Are the products on your site genuine?

Yes, but we’d say that anyway, wouldn’t we?!  If you’re not sure, contact Desert Harvest or Ancestral Supplements directly and ask them.  They’ll let you know that we really are supplying their genuine products! 


Do you offer bulk discounts?

No.  We prefer to offer the best value that we can to all our customers, whether or not they can afford to buy in bulk. 


Do you ship to America?

No.  Ancestral Supplements, Desert Harvest and ICRelief are all American companies, so you can easily buy their products over there!  Sweet Cures, whose D-Mannose we sell, ship worldwide so you can go direct to them for their products if you’re outside Europe.