For Immediate Release...September 27th, 2010
Betalains are a rare and potent class of antioxidants that flourish in the Nopal cactus fruit. Nopalea harnesses the power of this desert superfruit and its betalains to bring you scientifically proven health benefits.
What they are
Betalains are the pigments that give the Nopal cactus fruit its vibrant pink color. But that's just the beginning. They're also natural antioxidants-and they're only found in a few of the world's plants.
The Nopal fruit isn't just included in this small group of special plants, it actually leads the group by containing one of the highest amounts of betalains in all of nature.
How they heal
When you drink Nopalea, you take these betalains into your system, where they begin to restore your vitality on a cellular level. By helping the body reduce the toxins surrounding your cells and enabling essential nutrients to reach each cell, the betalains in Nopalea can reduce the inflammation in your body that leads to disease.
Scientific research shows that betalains help to:
* Reduces the risk of blood clots-betalains protect the thin lining of your blood vessels; this helps reduce the inflammation that makes your blood sticky and leads to clots.1
* Reduces bad cholesterol-betalains strongly reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol.2
* Protects cells from toxins-betalains protect many types of cells, especially brain cells, from toxins known to trigger tumors.3
* Protects your liver-betalains provide significant protection from toxins that directly affect your liver.4
1 - "Antioxidant betalains from cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) inhibit endothelial ICAM-1 expression." C Gentile, L Tesoriere, M Allegra, M A Livrea, P D'Alessio Dipartimento Farmacochimico, Tossicologico e Biologico, Università di Palermo, Italy.
2 - Allegra M, Tesoriere L, Livrea MA. Free Radic Res. 2007 Mar;41(3):335-41.
3 - Lee MH, Kim JY, Yoon JH, Lim HJ, Kim TH, Jin C, Kwak WJ, Han CK, Ryu JH. Phytother Res. 2006 Sep;20(9):742-7.
4 - Galati EM, Mondello MR, Lauriano ER, Taviano MF, Galluzzo M, Miceli N. Phytother Res. 2005 Sep;19(9):796-800.
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