- MFG # 98249-60X
- UPC # 310539004005
Nopal Cactus Vcaps vegetarian capsules‚ provided by Douglas Laboratories®‚ contain 600 mg of the cactus Nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica). Nopal‚ also called prickly pear‚ is a perennial cactus that grows in semi-tropical area throughout the world. Nopal's content of gums and mucilages is thought to reduce the absorption of sugars and fats from the gastrointestinal tract.
Nopal Cactus Vcaps capsules may be a useful dietary supplement for those vegetarians who wish to reduce their absorption of dietary fat and calories.
Nopal Cactus‚ traditionally used to control glycemia in diabetics‚ has been shown in scientific studies to effectively attenuate postprandial hyperglycemia. Studies comparing the glycemic and insulin indices of foods commonly eaten in Mexico show that nopal cactus has the lowest indices of all. Nopal‘s therapeutic effectiveness may depend chiefly upon its content of gums and mucilages.
These hydrophilic polysaccharide molecules may bind not only water as they increase in volume‚ but also sugars and fats as they are caught within the voluminous matrix of mucilage and water. Nopal consumption has also been demonstrated to support healthy cholesterol metabolism. Another way that nopal may effectively lower body weight is by reducing appetite. The increased volume in the stomach afforded by the swollen mucilage and water matrix of ingested nopal may more quickly produce a feeling of satiety and thus limit caloric intake.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Amount Per Serving
Nopal Cactus ...600mg*
(Opuntia ficus-indica‚ leaf)
* Daily Value not established
Cellulose‚ Vegetable Stearate
Does Not Contain:
Yeast‚ Wheat Gluten‚ Soy Protein‚ Milk/Dairy‚ Corn‚ Sodium‚ Sugar‚ Starch‚ Artificial Coloring‚ Preservatives‚ Flavoring
As a dietary supplement‚ adults take 1-2 capsules before meals‚ 1-2 times daily or as directed by physician.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Vegetarian Product
- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Dairy Free
- Milk Free
- Corn Free
- Yeast Free
- Artificial Color Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Sodium Free
- Starch Free
- Sugar Free
- Wheat Free
- Made In The Usa
- Artificial Preservative Free
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