Nopalea FAQs

22 Mar


Prickly pear cactus made juice

What are health benefits to taking Nopalea cactus juice?

Nopalea is a combination of antioxidant rich fruit juices. The primary ingredient, the Nopal cactus fruit or the prickly pear cactus, has been regarded as a powerful anti-inflammation and there have been well over 200 published scientific studies that support that claim. The addition of other, more well known, antioxidant-rich fruit extracts just make the juices inflammation fighting powers all the more powerful. You can find the scientific studies on Nopal cactus juice benefits by searching the PubMed dot com database for “opuntiaficus-indica”- the name of the cacti used in the Nopalea or prickly pear cactus juice product.

I’m on medication, will Nopalea conflict with it?

Nopalea has not been shown to have adverse effects when used in conjunction with any doctor prescribed medication. That being said, if you are on medication, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before making any dietary changes. Those on blood thinners, such as warfarin, should be especially careful since they are often cautioned on consumption of juice in general.

Should those that are pregnant or nursing take Nopalea?

Prickly pear cactus juice is just a fruit juice, but it’s always a good idea for those pregnant or nursing to consult their physician before making a dietary change.

How much Vitamin K is there in Nopalea?

There is no vitamin K added to the Nopalea product and the amount that appears in it naturally is so minute, it’s nearly immeasurable.

How much potassium is in Nopalea?

There is approximately 10 mg of potassium per ounce of Nopalea.

How much sodium is in Nopalea juice?

There is .76 mg of sodium in Nopalea.

What are the ingredients of Nopalea?

Prickly pear cactus or Nopal cactus is the main ingredient of Nopalea. Even though Nopalea doesn’t use any sugar to sweetening the juice but the company use some natural sweetening agents like agave nectar within the juice to give sweet taste to the juice. Here is the list of ingredients of Nopalea Juice…

1. Water

2. Nopal Cactus Fruit Pulp

3. Agave Nectar

4. Grape Seed Extract

5. Raspberry Extract

6. Strawberry Extract

7. Cranberry Extract

8. Apple Extract

9. Apricot Extract

10. Mango Extract

11. Orange Concentrate Juice

12. Papaya Concentrate

13. Tomato Concentrate Fruit

14. Kiwi Concentrate

15. Guava

16. Lemon Concentrate

17. Peach Concentrate Juice

18. Pomegranate Extract

19. Grape Tea Extract

20. Beet Juice

21. Bilberry Concentrate

22. Acerola Cherry Extract

23. Amylase

24. Hemicellulase

25. Proteases

26. Stevia Extract Leaf

27. Guar Gum

28. Maltodextrin

29. Cherry Powder

30. Xanthium Gum.

Is Nopalea gluten-free?

Nopalea is not made from any gluten-containing ingredients. However, it does have components that may be produced within mills that manufacture gluten containing products, so there is a chance of cross contamination. Therefore, the product is not marketed as “gluten-free”. I wrote an article on this issue here on my website. You can check it to see what Nopalea producer TriVita says about this issue.

Is Nopalea pasteurized?

Nopalea does not undergo pasteurization. It is aseptically processed using mild heat and a vacuum environment in such a way that it does not compromise the integrity of the inflammation-fighting compounds within the juice.

How much Nopalea should I take per day?

During the period known as the “loading phase”, you should take 3-6 ounces a day for the first 30 days. This should give the product sufficient time to saturate your body, flush out any toxins and start targeting your areas of inflammation. After you’ve completed the loading phase, you may begin testing to find your “maintenance load”. For some, that means dropping the amount per day to 1-3 ounces, while others may find they need to stick with 3-6 or more… It really varies person to person.

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