Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Thiamine (B1)

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains thiamine (vitamin B1). Prolonged thiamine deficiency results in beriberi,(1*) which is characterized by a loss of appetite, weight loss, mental confusion, muscle wasting, nerve damage, rapid heartbeat, an enlarged heart and sometimes edema (swelling due to fluid buildup).(2*) As with the B-complex vitamins, thiamine partners with other enzymes to manage the body's cellular activity.(3*) It also plays a significant role in the nervous system's energy metabolism as it's needed to make ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) that is required by every cell in the body.(4*)

Sources of Thiamine (B1)

Pork (Ham & Pork Chops), Sunflower Seeds, Soymilk and Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).


     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Thiamine
(2) Healthline: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
(3) Health-A-Liciousness: Thiamine (B1) Foods
(4) RXList: Vitamin B1 Supplements