Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contain Pantothenic Acid

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains Pantothenic Acid, also called Vitamin B5, although it's not an amino acid it plays a role in some vital processes within the body. The Krebs cycle, fatty acids beta-oxidation and in a process called the hepatic synthesis of cholesterol.

These biochemical events are very complex, and they all have one thing in common: they all require a compound call acetyl-CoA, and this exceedingly is formed, in part, from Pantothenic Acid.

Because Pantothenic Acid is found in various foods, it is extremely rare for a person to acquire Pantothenic Acid deficiency. However, a considerable amount of this vitamin is lost in foods that have been highly processed.

In an experiment, induced deficiency resulted in impaired motor skills, sleep disturbances, personality changes, weakness, gastrointestinal symptoms, listlessness, fatigue, and headache.

Sources of Pantothenic Acid

Chicken, Eggs, Fish, Legumes (Lentils, and Peas), and Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).


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