Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Lysine (Essential Amino Acid)

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains Lysine that has been shown to slow the replication of the herpes simplex virus and may have other anti-viral properties as well.(1*)

Lysine is required to synthesize carnitine which helps in the conversion of fatty acids to energy for your body to use.(2*) Lysine also assists in the formation of collagen,(3*) the fibrous protein that forms the connective tissue, cartilage, and bone within the body. Lysine helps the body absorb calcium as well as aiding in the production of enzymes, hormones and some cells of the immune system.(4*)

Sources of Lysine

Dairy (milk, eggs, cheese), Legumes (beans, peas, lentils), Fish, Red Meats and Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Lysine
(2) WebMD: Lysine
(3) University Maryland Medical Center: Lysine
(4) PubChem: Lysine