Why You Should Be Consuming Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)

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Nopal Cactus(1*), (2*)also known as “Prickly Pear,” “Indian Fig,” or "Barbary Fig," is scientifically categorized as Opuntia Spp, a generic name referring to over 200 species of the Opuntia cacti family.

Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Origins

Since the Pre-Columbian period, the native people of the Americas, Aztecs, Zacatecas, Tepehuanes, Chichimecs, and Coras, have utilized the fruits and green stems of the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) as food.

Archeological research using Carbon-14 dating techniques found human coprolites (preserved feces) containing the remains of Nopal cactus dating back as far as 65 B.C. Another source of information about Nopal's many uses by people in ancient times can be found in the journals of the missionaries who worked in the region, in the Spanish conquistador's messages to their leaders, and in the native documents which survived destruction during the cultural cleanse ordered by Mexico's Spanish archbishop.

The Aztecs used Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) for building materials, food, making glue, firewood, strengthening mortar, stiffening cloth and for religious rituals.


The tuna or the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) fruit is boiled and then combined with honey, which is known to help cure respiratory tract infections. The fruit of the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) is eaten to help with such conditions as arteriosclerosis, diarrhea, and a sore throat(3*). 

The Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) pads can be used as heating pads to reduce swelling, muscle pains, and muscle aches and are also utilized for dressing wounds and/or cuts(4*). The pads' gel or sap can be applied to bruises, burns, and cuts. 

Pureed or ground young Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) is used as a laxative, while a paste out of Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) is used to treat toothaches. The Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) sap is known to alleviate pain and soften the skin(5*).

11 Reasons Why You Should Be Consuming Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)

1. Body Pain & Inflammation

are nature's most potent weapons in the war against pain and inflammation. These compounds are super-charged anti-inflammatories that may work to keep your body in shape and healthy as nature intended!

Chronic low-level inflammation can lead to diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's, carpal tunnel syndrome, and heart disease, to name just a few(8*)!

As a bonus, Betalains may also alleviate the pain associated with inflammation(9*).

2. Diabetes Support

Once called "America's epidemic," this disease is characterized by a reduced sensitivity to insulin. While there is no cure for diabetes, it can be managed by lifestyle changes such as attention to diet and exercise(10*). Chronic inflammation is one of the often overlooked aggravators of diabetes. The betalains in the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may help by reducing low-level inflammation in the body(11*).

3. Promote and Support Increased Energy, Stamina, Vitality, and Mental Awareness
There's nothing better than feeling refreshed and energized all day long. Many people believe that being tired at the end of the day is a natural, regular part of life—it's not! Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) have potent nutrients and betalains that may promote increased energy.

4. Depression Support
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in America. It has been reported that about 9.5 million Americans suffer from depression almost every six months(12*).

Depression has no boundaries. Rich, poor, overweight, thin, young, or old, depression does not discriminate!

One of the common symptoms that depressed people have is a lack of energy and a feeling of lethargy. Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may give you that boost of energy, so you're more apt to get up off the couch and exercise. Exercise creates endorphins, and endorphins are what make you feel amazing after a good session at the gym. They're also responsible for the famous 'runners high' that many endurance athletes feel.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) helps to increase the production of tryptophan(13*)  which is a precursor to serotonin(14*) (which affects our mood and sleep patterns), as well as niacin (which is a key vitamin for vitality and nutrient absorption(15*)). Consuming our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may help you start feeling better in as little as one day.


5. Cardiovascular Support
Heart Disease is one of those illnesses they call a 'silent killer(16*)'. That's because there's usually no indication that anything is wrong until you have a heart attack! Heart disease has a strong genetic component, and even healthy gym-goers and runners are at risk. The antimicrobial and antioxidant effects of Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may promote excellent heart health. Your heart is your most important muscle: you owe it to yourself to keep it healthy.


6. Support For Your High Cholesterol
Are You Horrified About Your High Cholesterol Levels?
Do You Shiver At The Very Thought Of Having Cardiac Problems?
Do You Long For Those Good Old Days, When Your Health Was Under Control?

You're at the doctor's office, patiently waiting for the results of your blood work. In walks your doctor.  You know by the look on his/her face that something isn't quite right. He/She tells you your cholesterol levels are high enough to cause some genuine concern and you need to take immediate action to reverse the situation before it becomes too late.

The betalains in our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) supplements may support your high cholesterol.


7. May Promote Urinary Tract Bowel Function and Prostate Health
Incontinence happens in both men and women, but for different reasons. In men, the prostate can enlarge (benign hypertrophy), resulting in irregular urination. In women, a decrease in muscle tone causes the muscles that control the bladder to become weak. Both of these conditions result in urine being 'left behind,' so to speak, which can lead to bladder infections. 

Although urine is a sterile fluid, there's nothing stopping bacteria from using it as a breeding ground. Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) has natural antimicrobial and antibacterial properties(17*) that may help to keep your bladder infection-free and much more comfortable.

Promote Active Menstrual Cycles

Do you dread your monthly menstrual cycle? Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) you might be able to help with that.

The Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) contain 8 vitamins, 10 minerals, and 18 essential amino acids. Amino acids are what your body uses to synthesize neurotransmitters. Everything else in the body (including hormone levels) is controlled through those neurotransmitters.


9. Weight Management
Do You Shy Away From Handsome People Who Flaunt Their Fat-Free Muscular Bodies?
Do You Find It Embarrassing To Shed Your Clothes At The Swimming Pool?
Frustrated With What You See In The Mirror?

Studies show that being overweight plays a major role in health risks such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and hormonal imbalances(18*).

Over 66% of Americans are overweight by at least 20 pounds. Obesity is at an all-time high as America becomes the fattest nation on the face of the earth(19*).

Most of us could stand to lose a few pounds or, at the very least, start down the road to a healthier lifestyle. We have become a nation dependent on fast food and quick-fix pre-packaged foods to accommodate our busy lifestyles.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) may help to ramp up your metabolism, turning you into a fat-burning machine. Combined with exercise and a proper diet plan, you may be able to shed those unwanted pounds.

The soluble fibers found in the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) are hemicellulose, pectin polysaccharides, mucilages, and gums and are used to delay the intestine's glucose absorption. The Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) fibers, lignin, and pectin also decrease one's appetite or satiety which is a significant factor in controlling obesity (weight management).

If a patient is allergic or sensitive to psyllium (a well-known fiber supplement taken orally for the cleansing of the colon), Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) is a fantastic and gentler alternative.


10. Eye Health
Your eyes are precious. Human beings are wired to get most of their information about the world around them from visual stimuli. So, make sure you protect your vision!

Cataracts(20*) and glaucoma(21*) are two diseases that can be brought on by excess exposure to harmful UV rays. Always wear eye protection (even in the winter!). Also, make sure you consume our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) supplements for their antioxidant properties, which may help support proper eye health.


11. Hangover Aid After A Night Of Partying
Who else enjoys a night of partying without the effects of a hangover? With our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules – Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear), you can say hello to a night of responsible partying and goodbye to the next day’s hangover effects.


Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains 18 Amino Acids: Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, and Valine.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains 15 Potent Phytonutrients.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains 10 Minerals: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, and Zinc.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains 8 Vitamins: Vitamin A, Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Ascorbic Acid (C), Vitamin E, and Folate.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains Betalains.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains Fiber.

Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear) contains Pectin.

       Source References
(1)  Wikipedia: Nopal Cactus
(2)  Wikipedia: Opuntia
Mayo Clinic: Prickly Pear Cactus
(4)  Wiki How: Eat Prickly Pear Cactus
(5)  Biomanantial: The Cactus & Its Beauty
(6)  Wikipedia: Inflammation
(7)  Wikipedia: Betalain
(8)  Medical News Today: Inflammation
(9)  Wikipedia: Betanin
(10) WebMD: Diabetes Health Center
 NaturalNews: Nopal Plant Normalizes Blood Sugar, Treats Diabetes, Boosts Insulin Sensitivity
(12) WebMD: Getting Help For Depression
(13) Medicine.net: Tryptophan
(14) WebMD: Serotonin - 9 Questions & Answers
(15) Mayo Clinic: Vitamin B3, Nicotinic Acid
(16) PubMed: Coronary Health Disease
(17) Essortment: Types of Natural Antibiotics
(18) PubMed: Obesity
(19) Wikipedia: Obesity

(20) Wikipedia: Cataracts
(21) Wikipedia: Glaucoma