Why You Should Be Consuming Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)

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Nopal Cactus, (1*), (2*) also known as “Prickly Pear”, “Indian Fig” or "Barbary Fig" is scientifically categorized as Opuntia Spp, a generic name referring to over 200 species of the Opuntia cacti family.

Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Origins

Since the Pre-Columbian period, the native people of the Americas, Aztecs, Zacatecans, Tepehuanes, Chichimecs and Coras have utilized the fruits and green stems of the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) as food.

Archeological research using Carbon 14 dating techniques found human coprolites (preserved feces) containing the remains of Nopal cactus dating back as far as 65 B.C. Another source of information about Nopal's many uses by people in the ancient times can be found in the journals of the missionaries who worked in the region, in the Spanish conquistadors messages to their leaders and in the native documents which survived destruction during the cultural cleanse ordered by Mexico's Spanish archbishop.

The Aztecs used Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) for building materials, food, making glue, firewood, strengthening mortar, stiffening cloth and for religious rituals.

1 The tuna or the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) fruit is boiled then combined with honey, which is known to help with ailments like respiratory tract infections. Moreover, the fruit of the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) is eaten for arteriosclerosis, diarrhea and a sore throat. (3*) The Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) pads are also utilized as heating pads to reduce swelling, muscle pains, muscle aches and are also utilized for dressing wounds or cuts. (4*) The pads' gel or sap are applied on bruises, burns and cuts. Pureed or ground young Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) are used as a laxative while a paste out of Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) is used to treat toothaches. The Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) sap is known to alleviate pain and soften the skin. (5*)



11 Reasons Why You Should Be Consuming Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)


1. Body Pain & Inflammation

Betalains
(6*) are one of nature's most potent weapons in the war against pain and inflammation. These compounds are super-charged anti-inflammatories that may work to keep your body in shape and healthy, the way nature intended! (7*)

Chronic low-level inflammation can lead to diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's, carpal tunnel syndrome, and heart disease, to name just a few! (8*)

As an added bonus, Betalainsmay also alleviate the pain associated with inflammation. (9*)


2. Diabetes Support

Once called "America's epidemic", this disease is characterized by a reduced sensitivity to insulin. While there is no cure for diabetes it can be managed by lifestyle changes such as attention to diet and exercise. (10*) Chronic inflammation is one of the often overlooked aggravators of diabetes. The betalains in Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may help via reducing low-level inflammation in the body. (11*)

3. Promote and Support Increased Energy, Stamina, Vitality and Mental Awareness
There's nothing better than feeling refreshed and energized all day long. Many people have the misconception that being tired at the end of the day is a natural, normal part of life—it's not! Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear's) potent nutrients and betalains may promote increased energy.

4. Depression Support
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in America. It has been reported that about 9.5 million Americans suffer from some depression almost every six months. (12*)

Depression has no boundaries. Rich, poor, overweight, thin, young or old, depression does not discriminate!

One of the common symptoms that depressed people have is a lack of energy and a feeling of lethargy. Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may provide you that boost of energy so you're more apt to get up off the couch and go exercise. Why would you want to do that? Because exercise creates endorphins and endorphins are what make you feel amazing after a good session at the gym. They're also responsible for the famous 'runners high' that many endurance athletes feel.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) helps to increase the production of tryptophan (13*) which is a precursor of serotonin (14*) (a neurotransmitter that affects our mood and sleep patterns) as well as niacin (which is a key vitamin for vitality and nutrient absorption). (15*) Consuming our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may help you start feeling better, today.

 

5. Cardiovascular Support
Heart Disease is one of those illnesses they call a 'silent killer'. (16*) That's because there's usually no indication that anything is wrong until you have a heart attack! Heart disease has a strong genetic component and even healthy gym-goers and runners are at risk. The antimicrobial and antioxidant effects of Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may promote excellent heart health. Your heart is your most important muscle: you owe it to yourself to keep it healthy.

 

6. Support For Your High Cholesterol
Are You Horrified of Your High Cholesterol Levels?
Do You Shiver At The Very Thought Of Having Cardiac Problems?
Do You Long For Those Good Old Days When Your Health Was Under Control?

Imagine visiting your doctor for a cholesterol check-up and you know by the look on your doctor's face that your cholesterol levels are high enough to cause some real concern. You know that you need to take immediate action now to reverse the situation before it's too late.

The betalains in our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) supplements may provide support for your high cholesterol.

 

7. May Promote Urinary Tract Bowel Function and Prostate Health
Incontinence happens in both men and women but for different reasons. In men, the prostate can enlarge (benign hypertrophy) resulting in irregular urination and in women decrease in muscle tone causes muscles that control the bladder to become weak. Both of these conditions result in urine being 'left behind' so to speak which can lead to bladder infections. Although urine is itself a sterile fluid there's nothing stopping bacteria from using it as a breeding ground. Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) has natural antimicrobial and antibacterial properties (17*) that may help to keep your bladder infection free and much more comfortable.


8.
Promote Active Menstrual Cycles

Are you tired of dreading your monthly menstrual cycle? With our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) you might find the help you've been looking for.

The Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) contains 8 vitamins, 10 minerals and 18 essential amino acids. Amino acids are what your body uses to synthesize neurotransmitters and through those neurotransmitters everything else in the body (including hormone levels) are controlled.

 

9. Weight Management
Do You Shy Away From Handsome People Who Flaunt Their Fat-Free Muscular Bodies?
Do You Find It Embarrassing To Shed Your Clothes At The Swimming Pool?
Frustrated With The Way You Look In The Mirror?

Studies show that being overweight plays a major role in health risks such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and hormonal imbalances. (18*)

Over 66% of Americans age 20 and over are overweight by at least 20 pounds. Obesity is at an all time high as America becomes the fattest nation on the face of the earth. (19*)

Most of us could stand to lose a few pounds, or at the very least start down the road to a healthier lifestyle. We have become a nation dependent on fast food chains and quick-fix pre-packaged foods in order to accommodate our busy lifestyles.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may help to ramp-up your metabolism, turning you into a fat-burning machine. Combined with exercise and a proper diet plan you may be able to shed off those unwanted pounds.

The soluble fibers found in the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) are hemicellulose, pectins, polysaccharides, mucilages and gums and are used to delay the intestine's glucose absorption. The Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) fibers, lignin and pectin also decrease appetite or satiety which is a significant factor in controlling obesity (weight management.)

If a patient is allergic or sensitive to psyllium (which is a famous fiber supplement orally taken for the cleansing of the colon), Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) is a great alternative that is gentler.

 

10. Eye Health
Your eyes are precious. Human beings are wired to get most of their information about the world around them from visual stimulus, so make sure you protect your vision!

Cataracts (20*) and glaucoma (21*) are two diseases that can be brought on my excess exposure to harmful UV rays. Always wear eye-protection (even in the winter!). Also, make sure you take our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) supplements for their antioxidant properties which may help support proper eye health.

11. Hangover Aid After A Night Of Partying
Who else enjoys a night of partying without the effects of a hangover. With our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules – Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) you can say hello to a night of responsible partying and goodbye to the next day’s hangover effects.

 

Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains 18 Amino Acids: Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine

 

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains 15 Potent Phytonutrients

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains 10 Minerals: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains 8 Vitamins: Vitamin A, Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Ascorbic Acid (C), Vitamin E, Folate

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains Betalains

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains Fiber

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains Pectin


References
(1) Wikipedia: Nopal Cactus
(2) Wikipedia: Opuntia
(3)
Mayo Clinic: Prickly Pear Cactus
(4) Wiki How: Eat Prickly Pear Cactus
(5) AltMed: Prickly Pear
(6) Wikipedia: Inflammation
(7) Wikipedia: Betalain
(8) Medical News Today: Inflammation
(9) Wikipedia: Betanin
(10) WebMD: Diabetes Health Center
(11)
Whitney MT. Nopal plant normalizes blood sugar, treats diabetes, boosts insulin sensitivity. NaturalNews.com Feb 20, 2007.
(12) WebMD: Getting Help For Depression

(13) Medicine.net: Tryptophan
(14) WebMD Serotonin - 9 Questions and Answers
(15) Mayo Clinic:Vitamin B3, Nicotinic Acid
(16) PubMed: Coronary Health Disease
(17) Ehow: Types of Natural Antibiotics
(18) PubMed: Obesity
(19) Wikipedia: Obesity

(20) Wikipedia: Cataracts
(21) Wikipedia: Glacoma