You may have recently seen or heard about a program on TV discussing the health benefits of a cactus juice drink called Nopalea. So, what is the big deal about this cactus drink? Does it really help relieve pain and inflammation or were all the people on the TV program just trained actors?
First of all, I can assure you the personal testimonials you saw on the TV program are from real people. They are not paid actors who simply memorized a prepared script! They are individuals who have received significant relief from chronic health conditions by drinking Nopalea juice on a regular basis.
You may be suffering from a debilitating health condition that has gone on for years. You may feel frustrated and think your health problems are so severe that nothing will help you overcome them!
Perhaps you have gone to several different doctors, tried a variety of medications or even attempted a more natural approach to improving your health, but all without significant improvement or relief.
You may be wondering; can Nopalea cactus juice work for me? Of course the only way to really answer that question for certain is to try it for yourself. Before you spend your hard earned money you need to educate yourself and understand how and why cactus juice helps relieve pain and inflammation in the body.
What are Betalains?
The Sonoran Desert of the Southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico has a notoriously hostile climate. This vast desert region is known for its temperature extremes; bitter cold in the winter and unforgiving heat during the long summer months.
In order to survive in this harsh environment the nopal cactus plant produces a protective substance called betalains. These betalains are what give the nopal cactus fruit its deep purple color.
These super antioxidant compounds are also found in beets and Swiss chard. There are forty known different betalains. The fig or fruit of the nopal cactus contain the most of any plant. Although the nopal cactus plant is found in many regions of the world the nopal cactus located in the Sonoran desert contain the highest concentration of betalains in the world.
What is Inflammation?
The occurrence of inflammation in the human body is being seen more and more as the root problem in many degenerative health conditions like heart problems, diabetes, arthritis, psoriasis and many auto immune diseases.
Inflammation in the body is a natural response to toxins and other substances that damage the body. Unfortunately, the body will often times over react and create a condition known as chronic inflammation.
Inflammation is characterized by:
This is true both on the surface of our skin and internally as well. The heat and fluids are present to help kill off the body’s invaders. If the body is attacked too frequently the body forgets to turn itself off and chronic inflammation is the result.
There needs to be a way to get the body back in balance again, a way to put out the fire of inflammation and pain.
Nopal Cactus Research
Although Nopalea has not been independently researched many of its ingredients have. Listed below are summaries of studies done on nopal cactus fruit by universities worldwide.
- Research scientists at Spain’s University of Cartagena concluded, “This study provides basic information on the presence of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity in extracts of cactus pear fruits, in order to consider these extracts as ingredient for the production of health-promoting food.”
- A study at the College of Medicine, Hallym University in South Korea concluded “that two flavonoids (kaempferol and quercitrin) isolated from the Opuntia ficus-indica var. saboten (prickly pear cactus) show a potent antidepressant effect”.
- Researchers at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea noted that Opuntia ficus-indica var. saoten Makino (prickly pear cactus) “is used to treat burns, edema, dyspepsia, and asthma in traditional medicine.” Their particular study involved rats and long term memory. They concluded “…that the subchronic administration of BOF (an extract of prickly pear cactus) enhances long-term memory…” in rats.
- A human study at the University of Palermo in Italy concluded that “Consumption of cactus pear fruit positively affects the body’s redox balance, decreases oxidative damage to lipids, and improves antioxidant status in healthy humans”.
- Another Italian study, this one done at the University of Messina in Annunziata, Italy was performed on rats. The researchers concluded that the juice of the Opuntia ficus indica fruit (prickly pear) “…could synergistically, counteract many degenerative processes by means of their antioxidant activity”.
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The History of Nopalea
With this goal in mind Nopalea was born. The natural cactus juice drink was first introduced to the public back in March of 2009 by the TriVita Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona.
TriVita has been in the natural health supplement business since 1999.
Nopalea came about after TriVita founder and CEO, Michael Ellison discovered the healing properties of desert botanicals while on vacation in Northern Mexico. As he sat around the camp fire at night his native guides would relate stories about the healing properties of several of the Sonoran Desert’s plants and shrubs.
After returning home he put TriVita’s chief medical officer and other staff members researching the benefits of the nopal cactus fruit.
As a result of their research Nopalea cactus juice was formulated. Since its introduction to the world TriVita has sold over five million bottles if this delicious tasting wellness drink.
TriVita has recently expanded into foreign markets as well. The company is now doing business in ten foreign countries including, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Great Britain and the Netherlands.
Where to Buy Nopalea Juice?
I sometimes receive telephone calls from people wanting to know where to buy Nopalea juice? I have to explain to them that Nopalea is not available at their local health food store, whole foods market or grocery store. This revolutionary wellness drink is available only on line or through your local TriVita Affiliate Member. You can click here for more information and special pricing.
I was privileged to be at the first meeting introducing Nopalea to the world. It was a very windy night in March, 2009. The meeting was held in a conference room at a large hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.
After learning about this wonderful new wellness drink in the meeting I was anxious to try it for myself. My mother and I both started drinking Nopalea that very night.
The first thing I noticed was improved circulation in my hands and feet. Normally, I have poor circulation in my feet and they feel cold and clammy when the weather is cold. I noticed within a few days of drinking Nopalea that my feet felt warmer and weren’t as cold as they normally were. I also noticed the same effect in my hands.
Next, I noticed that I had more energy. Not the kind you get from drinking an energy drink but just more get up and go at the end of the day.
Lastly, I noticed that I had more mental clarity. It was like someone had cleaned out all the cobwebs in my brain.
Now, I take one to two ounces of Nopalea before I go to bed at night. Not only do I sleep more soundly but I wake up more rested in the morning.
Everyone is different so you may experience different results after drinking Nopalea juice regularly.
If you are considering taking Nopalea juice to help improve your health I have the following suggestions:
- Take the suggested 4-6 ounces per day. If you have been suffering from a chronic health condition for years it is going to take time to feel better.
- You will probably notice the small improvements in your health before you see the big ones. Things like improved sleep, more energy, greater mental clarity and focus.
- If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. I can be reached at 1-866-400-1595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please read the literature that comes with your first order. It helps to understand how Nopalea cactus juice works in the body.