Nopal cactus powder harnesses the natural power of nopal cactus to lower blood glucose and increase insulin sensitivity, promoting weight loss. Nopal cactus powder may also keep cholesterol levels balanced, reverse harmful inflammation and even prevent or lessen the symptoms of a hangover.
Nopal may help keep blood sugar in an optimal range, leading to increased energy and greater stamina throughout the day. It is packed with gluten free fiber to help you feel fuller faster and antioxidants to fight free radicals.
Nopal contains high levels of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps to sweep toxins through the digestive tract and out of the body, while insoluble fiber is an indigestible, but highly beneficial prebiotic. Prebiotics are the necessary food source for important probiotic gut flora.
Studies show that as part of a balanced diet, nopal may:
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Chosen Foods nopal cactus powder comes from the dehydrated cactus pads of the Opuntis Indica cactus, also called the prickly pear cactus. Traditionally, the green pads are cooked and used in Mexican egg dishes, tacos and salads. Their health benefits have been revered by ancient cultures for centuries, helping to lower inflammation, control blood sugar, increase dietary fiber and more. Chosen Foods nopal cactus powder takes these amazing health properties and concentrates them into a nutrient dense, easy to use supplement.
For thousands of years, Mexican and other Central American countries have utilized the amazing cactus. The prickly pear cactus, with its flowering fruit and vegetable pads provided staple nutrients for ancient civilizations. The fruit was considered a noble food, reserved for warriors and elite tribal members. Today’s Mexican culture continues to recognize the healing properties of nopal cactus.
Our cactus pads are grown and harvested in their birthplace, the highlands of Central Mexico. The rich, volcanic soil, warm days and freezing nights of this terrain yield a cactus that is of the highest nutrient density. We use organic growing practices, gentle and sustainable harvesting and low temperature dehydration to create a superior nopal cactus powder.
Chosen Foods nopal cactus fiber is a gluten-free whole food supplement loaded with 18 amino acids, B vitamins, minerals and many other bioactive phytonutrients. Use nopal cactus in your every diet everyday to promote overall health and wellness.
The health benefits of Chosen Foods bioactive nopal fiber powder are truly outstanding. Ancient civilizations have been tapping into nopals incredible health benefits for years. Only in the last 20 years have clinicians and medical professionals begun to study these qualities.
Clinical studies have well documented nopal cactus has a unique ability promote stable blood sugar and prevent hyperglycemia in those suffering from Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. The reason is thought to be two-fold. Nopal is high in soluble and insoluble fiber, as well as potent phytonutrients. Fiber naturally promotes health blood sugar levels, but the phytonutrients may have an effect on insulin sensitivity on a cellular level. Research shows that nopal effects cellular mechanisms to block glucose production in the liver and slow carbohydrate absorption.
A clinical trial in Diabetes Care, showed that after a 12-hour fast, diabetics taking nopal had a significant decline in blood sugar and increased insulin sensitivity. Nopal decreased blood sugar by 17 to 46 percent for up to six hours. Blood sugar regulation is critical for those suffering from Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, but its just as important for those in better health. Stable blood sugar promotes weight loss and increases energy levels by eliminating the high’s and low’s caused by fluctuating blood sugar.
Bioactive Fiber – Support Weight Loss
AztecNopal™’s fiber absorbs water from the stomach – expanding and helping you feel fuller faster. It contains nine grams of dietary fiber per serving. That’s like eating more than four pieces of whole wheat bread – without the gluten. AztecNopal has double to triple the fiber of leading supplements.
Consult a doctor when taking nopal cactus powder with drugs used to regulate blood sugar including chlorpropamide, glyburide and metformin.
When used together, blood sugar can drop excessively. As with any significant increase in dietary fiber, diarrhea, and increased stool volume are potential side effects.