Nopal Cactus, also known as the prickly pear cactus, has been a staple in Mexican and Central American dietary and wellness practices for centuries. In addition to supporting blood sugar levels already within a normal range, nopal cactus :**
What is Nopal Cactus?
The Nopal Cactus, also referred to as the prickly pear cactus, typically grow with rounded, flat platyclades, commonly known as pads. Belonging to the Cactaceae family and characterized by is ability to adapt to arid and semi-arid climates, the plant is rich in fiber and pectin. The cactus has been a dietary staple in Mexican and Central American practices for centuries, with both the pads and fruit from the plant being edible. In addition to being consumed as a food and beverage, it has also been used in wellness practices.
The cactus plants and their fruit contain substantial amounts of ascorbic acid, flavonoids, fiber, amino acids.** As a supplement, nopal cactus has been used to help support healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range and cholesterol levels already within a normal range.**
Nopal Cactus Products
Nopal Cactus can be consumed as food, often it is a dietary stable in Mexican and Central American cultures. As a supplement, it is available in many forms, including capsules, tablets, and liquids.
Nopal Cactus Directions for Use
Talk to a health care professional prior about nopal cactus benefits before beginning any supplement regimen. A standard recommended daily allowance for nopal cactus has not yet been established.