I get really bad heartburn and have tried everything besides surgery. I went to my local health food store and bought a bottle of this. Drinking is plain is GROSS. I do not recommend that! I mixed mine in with juice and couldn't taste it. Did it help my heartburn? I'm not exactly sure, but I could tell its soothing properties worked well on my esophagus. It is said to help digestive health which is a plus. On the negative side, it almost immediately made me very sleepy. It also made me pee A LOT. Ive read many articles about drinking aloe vera juice and am still on the fence about it. It seems like it has a lot of benefits, but nothing is really proven by doctors. .