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 & Supplements: Alanine
Chem Spider: Alanine
(5) Pub Chem: