Nopalea, an Anti Inflammatory Supplement

12 Mar


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One such anti inflammatory supplement that has shown promise in reducing inflammation is Nopalea, a unique juice supplement made from the fruit of the Nopal (prickly pear) cactus. The inflammation-fighting power of Nopalea comes from the high concentration of Betalain antioxidants found within the fruit. To date, over 287 scientific papers have been published in the PubMed directory praising the ability of the Nopal cactus fruit (opuntia ficus-indica) to reduce inflammation. Read my review on nopal juice.

Why Is Nopalea So Effective at Reducing Inflammation

Though varieties of Nopal cacti grow on 6 of the 7 continents, the fruit used to produce Nopalea juice is of the opuntia ficus-indica variety and is harvested from the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and New Mexico- widely regarded as the “most inflamed location on earth”.  The reason this is important is that it assures the highest possible antioxidant potency of the product.

In comparative testing between varieties of Nopal cacti, only the Opuntia ficus-indica variety contained the full spectrum of Betalains (24 total) and in further testing between Opuntia ficus-indica of the Sonoran Desert region and those of other regions, those from the Sonoran Desert had the highest concentrated Betalain content of all.

Additionally, the Nopal cactus fruit is the ONLY naturally growing food that contains Taurine- an amino acid that our body typically has to manufacture on its own- that is especially helpful in preventing inflammation and again, Opuntia ficus-indica takes the gold medal with regard to quantity of taurine found within its fruit. Read which foods to reduce inflammation you should take.

So, Nopalea is effective at reducing inflammation because it contains on the best ingredients of those shown to reduce inflammation!

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