Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Alanine

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains alanine which acts as fuel for the muscles, nervous system, and the brain's tissues.(1*) It plays a role in the production of antibodies and immunoglobulins, but the main role of alanine is to convert glucose, a simple sugar, into energy that the body can use directly.(2*) Alanine also helps to detoxify the liver and provides a buffer against toxicity during events in which muscle tissue is used for quick energy by the body i.e. anything aerobic.(3), (4), (5)

Sources of Alanine

Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Meat, Poultry and nopal cactus (prickly pear) from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Alanine
(2) Web MD: Alanine
(3) Vitamins and Supplements: Alanine
Chem Spider: Alanine
(5) Pub Chem: