Prickly Pear Extract with Aloe
Prickly Pear Products LLC is pleased to announce our newest addition of prickly pear products, "Prickly Pear Extract with Aloe." This product is a super concentrated Extract. Prickly Pear fruit makes up 95% of the Extract, and the remaining 5% comes from a proprietary blend of Aloe Vera and Acai.
Prickly Pear Fruit Extract is another alternative to buying prickly pear juice, and has these advantages:
* It is shelf stable. (Can be stored without refrigeration, although putting it in the refrigerator enhances the flavor further.)
* A one month supply (60 servings = 1 bottle) is less expensive than many of the Nopal prickly pear juices on the market.
* For those who travel, it's easy to carry on road trips and takes up less space than juice bottles.
* It is easy to administer. (Put one dropper under your tongue two to three times per day).
Why Take Drops Under the Tongue? (Sublingual Administration)
This concentrated Extract has been especially formulated so the antioxidants (betalains) can be absorbed more quickly into the blood stream through the mucous membrane beneath the tongue. Sublingual administration (i.e. "under the tongue") refers to the pharmacological route of administering medications, vaccines, allergen immunotherapy, vitamins, and minerals so they diffuse into the blood stream quicker through the mucuous membrane beneath the tongue. According to an article in Wikipedia, "Sublingual administration has certain advantages over oral administration. Being more direct, it is often faster... whereas orally administered... must survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract, which risks degrading... by stomach acid or bile, or the enzymes therein." (Link to Wikipedia article for more details.)
Prickly Pear Extract is rich in flavonoids - the group of biologically active molecules classified as phytochemicals, belonging to the polyphenol family. Flavonoids are evidenced by the red, yellow and orange colors of many flowers and fruits (including the red pigmentation of many prickly pear fruit in season).
A nutritional author - Ran Knishinsky, lists in his book ("Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine") a sampling of some of the recently discovered applications of flavonoids, which include:
* Age-related disorders;
* Antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine;
* Diabetes mellitus;
He further states, "Experimental studies with flavonoids have demonstrated their ability to reverse the oxidation process and help prevent free-radical formation."(1.)
(1.) Knishinsky, Ran. "Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine: Treatments for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and the Immune System." Healing Arts Press, 2004. Pages 9-10.
Our High Betalain Concentrate:
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a well known doctor on tv, observes that the natural properties in prickly pear fruit extract help stop inflammation in the body, which is the reason he says it can also help reduce symptoms of hangovers: Click link below:
"Since many of your hangover symptoms are believed to be caused by inflammation, stopping that inflammation may reduce symptoms. Chemicals in prickly pear cactus extract stop inflammation in the body. Treatment withprickly pear extract*has been shown to reduce the dry mouth, queasiness, and loss of appetite."
* Note: Dr. Oz is not giving a product endorsement, but addressing the benefits of prickly pear extract in general.
FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.