Nopal is a dietary supplement formulated to support blood sugar control, promote antioxidant activity, and promote digestive system health. Nopal is available in liquid form from Natura-Genics®.
Nopal, also known as prickly pear cactus in the United States, is native to some regions of Mexico and the US. It is a common ingredient for a variety of dishes in Mexico. Besides its use for culinary purposes, nopal has been used in both traditional and alternative medicine for hundreds of years.
Benefits of Nopal
• Supports Blood Sugar Control
Nopal is a high fiber food and may support healthy blood sugar, lipid, and insulin levels in the body. The body is unable to absorb and break down fiber, therefore, fiber does not cause a spike in blood sugar compared to other carbohydrates. Nopal also contains pectin, a fiber found in fruits that provides additional blood sugar control support.
• Promotes Antioxidant Activity
Nopal is jam-packed with antioxidants which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Oxidative stress caused by free radicals has been linked to several chronic conditions. Pigments and phytonutrients such as carotenoids and flavonoids found in nopal help give it some of its powerful antioxidant effects.
• Promotes Digestive System Health
Due to its high fiber content, nopal supports healthy digestion by promoting healthy bowel movements and keeping everything in the gastrointestinal tract running smoothly. Some studies have also found that nopal appears to reduce inflammation in the colon caused by high-fat diets.
As a dietary supplement, take thirty (30) drops with juice or water three (3) times daily. Shake well before using.
Keep tightly closed in a dry place and do not expose to excessive heat.
Do not use this product if pregnant or nursing. Do not use this supplement if the band around the cap is broken or missing. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor. Keep this product out of reach of children.
The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.