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Benefits of the multifaceted nopal

Beneficios del multifacético nopal

The nobleman prickly pear It is an amazing plant. We see it growing wild in much of the American continent and in the most inhospitable places. We can eat it prepared in hundreds of ways, just as our ancestors did for thousands of years. What few know today is that science is showing that this simple cactus is one of the vegetables richest in nutrients and benefits. Therefore, it is worth paying more attention to it.


What science says about the nopal

He prickly pear it's full of fiber soluble which is useful for the feeling of satiety; also helps with digestion and may support blood sugar regulation(1), especially by making the glucose rise more slowly.(2)

A review of studies indicates that the cactus also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties because it is full of polyphenols (3). It has also been studied that it can protect against damage due to oxidative stress. (Four. Five)

There are other investigations that have shown promising results regarding various aspects of health, especially those related to metabolic syndrome such as cholesterol and triglycerides. (6)

Scientific studies continue to show that cactus is a superfood that can support our nutrition and overall well-being. That's why we include it in our products Prickly pear and Super Bone Broth.


Our exclusive formula




Excess blood sugar is one of the main enemies of Hispanic health, especially as the years go by. Therefore, in Santo Remedio We decided to create a specific and exclusive formula to help maintain healthy levels. This is how it was born Super Nopal, which in addition to the wonderful Nopal, contains Chromium Picolinate (Chromax ®), Gurmar (Gymnema Silvestre) and Vanadyl Sulfate.

He Chromium Picolinate It has proven to be of great help by improving carbohydrate metabolism, which helps maintain normal blood sugar ranges, when used together with a balanced diet, exercise and other healthy habits.

Gurmar either Sylvester Gymnema It is an herb used in traditional Indian medicine to keep sugar under control.

Meanwhile he Vanadium Sulfate It is an important mineral for several body functions and is also used to support the management of normal blood sugar levels.

Avoiding serious problems that affect our quality of life is a realistic goal that we can achieve. We have the great help of nature, validated by science, at our fingertips. The ball is now in your favor to make a difference in your health!


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2. Frati-Munari, A. C., Licona-Quesada, R., Araiza-Andraca, C. R., López-Ledesma, R., & Chávez-Negrete, A. (1990). Action of Opuntia streptacantha in healthy individuals with induced hyperglycemia. Medical Research Archives, Vol.21(2), 99–102. URL:

3. El-Mostafa, K., El Kharrassi, Y., Badreddine, A., Andreoletti, P., Vamecq, J., El Kebbaj, M. S., Latruffe, N., Lizard, G., Nasser, B., & Cherkaoui-Malki, M. (2014). Nopal cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) as a source of bioactive compounds for nutrition, health and disease. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 19(9), 14879–14901. URL:

4. Shirazinia, R., Rahimi, V. B., Kehkhaie, A. R., Sahebkar, A., Rakhshandeh, H., & Askari, V. R. (2019). Opuntia dillenii: A Forgotten Plant with Promising Pharmacological Properties. Journal of pharmacopuncture, Vol.22(1), 16–27 URL:

5. Madrigal-Santillan, E., Garcia-Melo, F., Morales-Gonzalez, J. A., Vazquez-Alvarado, P., Munoz-Juarez, S., Zuñiga-Perez, C., Sumaya-Martinez, M. T., Madrigal -Bujaidar , E. , & Hernandez-Ceruelos , A. (2013). Antioxidant and anticlastogenic capacity of prickly pear juice. Nutrients, Vol.5(10), 4145–4158. URL:

6. Wolfram, R. M., Kritz, H., Efthimiou, Y., Stomatopoulos, J., & Sinzinger, H. “Effect of prickly pear (Opuntia robusta) on glucose- and lipid-metabolism in non-diabetics with hyperlipidemia-- . a pilot study.” Vienna Clinical Journal, Vol.114(19-20), 840–846. 2002 URL:

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