Controls Obesity By 4 Main Mechanisms
Nopal contains a large variety of Phytochemicals through which it has a unique mechanism of action to fight Obesity
- Nopal Is A Fat Burner. It Increases Fat Metabolim. Fat build up is prevented while fat break down and excretion is increased
- Nopal Decreases Fats & Carbohydrates Absorption
- Nopal Decreases Appetite & Increases Satiety Sensation
- Nopal Diminishes Cellulite & Fluid Retention
A Fat Burner
Increases Fat Metabolism
Nopal contains a variety of Phytochemicals that help to increase fat metabolism in the body:
- Methionine is an important Lipotropic Amino Acid
- Methionine helps stimulate the breakdown of fat during metabolism. It prevents fat build up and accumulation in various body tissues.
- Methionine together with Vitamin B12 & Folic Acid, help the body to produce Choline which is the major lipotrope in mammals.
- Phenylalanine is converted to Tyrosine, which plays an important role to increase fat metabolism
- Tyrosine promotes the healthy functioning of the Thyroid, Adrenal & Pitutary glands. Thus promoting the synthesis of Thyroid hormone, Epinephrine, Growth hormone & ACTH. These substances together with the Lipase enzyme stimulate fat breakdown into Fatty Acids & Glycerol
- Tryptophan is an essential Amino Acid which stimulates the release of growth hormone which burns body fat and therefore acts as an aid in weight control.
- Thereonine is an assential Amino Acid which helps prevent fat build up and aids liver lipotropic function when combined with aspartic acid and methionine
Decreases Fats & Carbohydrates Absorption
contains high fiber content of both soluble and insoluble dietary fibers.
Soluble fibers present in Nopal include mucilages, pectin, gums and some hemicellulose.
Insoluble fibers include cellulose, lignan and remaining hemicellulose.
- Nopal when ingested with or prior to a meal, its fiber content aids in preventing the digestive system from absorbing excess dietary fat & carbohydrate sugars.
- Nopal content of Pectin & other soluble fibers, absorb water and forms a gel like substance in the intestine, from which fats are absorbed with difficulty & are execreted in the digestive system.
- Nopal fibers binds bile salts in the intestines which prevents re absorption of fats into blood stream
Nopal fibres help prevent the rapid absorption of simple carbohydrates such as sugars into the blood stream during the digestion stage of a meal.
Decreases Appetite & Increases Satiety Sensation
- Nopal contains dietary fibers which suppresses the appetite & gives the Feeling of fullness. People feel less hungry and are less likely to overeat.
- Nopal contains phenylalanine which suppresses appetite and therefore is considered an appetite suppressant.
- Nopal contains:
- Tryptophan which is the only dietary raw material for the production of Serotonine.
- Tyrosine which increases Serotonin level in the brain.
Role of Serotonin:
- Serotonin effectively activates the calming, mood elevating, impulse & appetite controlling serotonin neural circuits.
- Serotonin influences an individual’s choice of consuming more or less carbohydrates
Diminishes Cellulite & Fluid Retention
The vegetable protein phytochemicals found in Nopal helps the body pull & absorb fluid from the fat cellulite Back into the blood stream, thus diminish cellulite & prevent fat accumulation in certain areas of the body (buttocks, thighs …..)
A Punch Of Benefits
The encouraging thing about taking Nopal cactus compared to other weightloss supplements is that Nopal also offers an outstanding profile of nutrients and antioxidants that support overall health and nutrition & that may otherwise be absent from a popular weight loss regimen.
- Nopal contains the following Amino Acids:
Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid , Cystine, Glutamic Acid , Glysine, Histidine-(Essential) , Leucine-(Essential), Isoleucine-(Essential), Lysine, Methionine-(Essential) , Phenalalanine-(Essential) , Proline , Serine , Threonine-(Essential) , Tryphytophan-(Essential), Tyrosine, Valine-(Essential).
- Nopal contains the following Vitamins:
• Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)
• Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
• Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
• Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
• Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)
• Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
• Pantothenic Acid
• Folate (water soluble form of Vitamin B)
- Nopal contains the following Essential Minerals:
|• Calcium||• Phosphorus|
|• Chromium||• Potassium|
|• Copper||• Selenium|
|• Iron||• Sodium|
|• Magnesium||• Zinc|
- Nopal contains the following Fibers
Soluble fibers present in Nopal include mucilages, pectin, gums and some hemicellulose & polysaccarides. Insoluble fibers include cellulose, lignan and remaining hemicellulose.
Other Health Benefits
Studies show that Nopal is a valuable health supporting nutrient which helps support immune, glandular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems
• Reduction of blood sugar to normal levels
• Increased energy
• Improved sense of well being and fitness
• Improved circulation and lowered blood pressure
• Reduced cholesterol and triglycerides
• Reduced arthritic pain
• Effective for hemorrhoids
• Improved urinary function
• Improved bowel function
• Has restored menstrual activity in older women
• Decreased tendency to gain weight
• Reduces excess gastric acid (which causes “heartburn”)
• Improved male sexual function
• Reduces skin spots due to aging
• Effective for healing ulcers
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