Frequently Asked Questions About Nopalea
Q. What is Nopalea?
Nopalea is a deliciously unique concentrated wellness drink that blends antioxidant-rich Nopal cactus, naturally sweet Agave nectar and an array of beneficial nutrients. These fresh ingredients are carefully harvested from the Sonoran Desert and aseptically bottled to deliver scientifically proven health benefits.
Q. What type of fruit is the Nopalea juice made from?
The Nopal cactus fruit is the key ingredient in Nopalea. The fruit is carefully harvested from the Sonoran Desert, using sustainable wildcrafting techniques that the native Sonorans have used for thousands of years.
Q. Could you tell me a little more about how Nopalea is made
When the Nopal cactus blooms and ripens, it lights up the desert with its brilliant pink fruit. It’s at this point when our harvest begins – just as it has for thousands of years by the ancient peoples of the Sonoran desert.
Low-impact harvesting for high-impact wellness
By following the sustainable wildcrafting techniques learned from native Sonoran ancestors, we take only what’s needed from the extraordinary Nopal cactus. That means we take only a small amount for fruit from each cactus, leaving the majority of it to supply nourishment for desert animals and ensure reseeding for an abundant crop in the future. It’s our way of … giving back … respecting the cycle of life … and celebrating the harvest season.
Immediately after our harvest, the Nopal fruits are transported to our state-of-the-art processing plant. Here, the fruits are juiced and blended with other natural ingredients to create a deliciously unique, concentrated wellness drink. Plus we use aseptic bottling techniques (low heat and rapid cooling) to sterilize and preserve the fruits’ purity, freshness and potency of its powerful antioxidant Bioflavanoids.
Q. What are the key benefits of Nopalea?
Bioflavanoid antioxidants in Nopalea have been scientifically proven to help your body:
– Reduce inflammation
– Promote optimal cellular health
– Protect against premature aging
As a result of these actions, Nopalea helps your body with:
– Relieving pain
– Improving breathing
– Reducing swelling in muscles and joints
Q. What makes Nopalea so unique?
Nopalea contains a rare and potent class of antioxidants called Bioflavanoids. Of all the known sources for Bioflavanoids, the Nopal cactus fruit supplies some of the highest amounts found in all of nature.
Q. What are Bioflavanoids?
Bioflavanoids are a rare and potent class of antioxidants found in extremely high, concentrated levels in the Nopal cactus fruit. When you drink Nopalea, you take these Bioflavanoids directly into your system, where they work on the cellular level to restore your vitality.
Scientific research shows that the Bioflavanoids found in the Nopal cactus fruit can help to detoxify your body, eliminating the poisons you encounter every day. By helping the body reduce the toxins surrounding your cells and enabling essential nutrients to reach each cell, the Bioflavanoids in Nopalea can reduce the inflammation in your body that leads to disease.
Q. How else can I get Bioflavanoid antioxidants into my diet?
There are 24 types of Bioflavanoids known to science each one having a different function. Beets contain up to 6 of the 24 Bioflavanoids; Rainbow Swiss chard contains 12 Bioflavanoids. 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 Bioflavanoids in all of nature. Nopal fruit can contain up to all 24 Bioflavanoid types, especially the Opuntia Ficus Indica Nopal fruit from the Sonoran Desert. There are many species of Nopal that grow around the world. Opuntia Ficus Indica thrives in the extreme environment of the Sonoran Desert and when wild-harvested at the peak of ripeness, it can contain all 24 Bioflavanoid types.
Q. How is the Bioflavanoid antioxidant different from other Superfruit antioxidants?
Bioflavanoids are a protein-bound antioxidant that does more than help slow aging. Bioflavanoid antioxidants can help the body reduce inflammation, detoxify the cell and restore the balance between the inside and outside of the cell for optimal cellular function. While many antioxidants have been claimed to have different health benefits, the Bioflavanoid antioxidant is specifically studied to help the body reduce inflammation on a measurable and therapeutic level. Multiple studies show that Bioflavanoid antioxidants can help the human cell detoxify and remove unwanted and dangerous toxins which help reduce inflammation.
Q. What makes Nopalea so effective?
Quality! Nopalea is made from premium, antioxidant-rich Nopal cactus fruit. This fruit is carefully harvested from the Sonoran Desert, using the same techniques the native Sonorans have been using for thousands of years. From there, the fruit is juiced to a puree and bottled in a state-of-the-art facility, which ensures quality and freshness while also preserving the antioxidants and their potency.
Q. How much Nopalea should I take?
Many people don’t follow the instructions about the loading phase of Nopalea and don’t consume enough in the first 1 – 3 months. In many of us, our bodies are in a chronic state of inflammation because of the foods we eat and the toxins in our environment. We need to drink enough Nopalea to give our bodies an ample supply of the Bioflavonoids and the other nutrients. We have found that most people should drink at least 6 ounces of Nopalea each day to turn the tide on inflammation. We strongly suggest that a person take 3 ounces in the morning and 3 ounces at night to keep Nopalea working 24 hours a day.
Q. Does Nopalea contain any added sugar or artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors?
No. Nopalea is sweetened with Agave nectar, a natural form of sugar.
Q. Are there any preservatives in Nopalea?
Q. Is it safe to drink Nopalea with medication?
There are no known contraindications with Nopalea and medications. However, Nopalea is a dietary supplement. If you are taking any medications or have a known medical condition, it’s best to consult with your health care provider before drinking Nopalea.
Q. Should I continue taking vitamins and minerals if I drink Nopalea regularly?
Yes. Nopalea drives down inflammation created by trauma, toxins, allergy, infection and nutrient deficiency. To protect yourself from the nutrient deficiencies that can be a cause of inflammation, you should supplement your healthy diet with daily nutrients.
Q. How can I ensure the product maintains its freshness?
The Nopal fruits used in Nopalea are harvested at their peak, so it’s completely natural for there to be differences in taste and color between different batches due to varying environmental conditions. While these differences may be noticeable, they in no way affect the efficacy of Nopalea. And since Nopalea is natural and does not contain any preservatives, the best way to maintain its freshness, color and taste is to:
1. Refrigerate all bottles upon receipt (even the unopened ones)
2. Never drink directly from the bottle
3. Consume the contents within 30 days of opening each bottle
Q. How is Nopalea different from other Superfruit concentrates products?
While many Superfruit liquid wellness concentrates are available today such as Noni, Mangosteen, and Acai, Nopalea is made from the purest and freshest Opuntia Ficus Indica (Nopal) cactus that produces a antioxidant rich Superfruit. This powerful Superfruit is unique in that it contains a rare class of antioxidant called Bioflavanoid. The Bioflavanoid antioxidant is scientifically studied and proven to help the body detoxify itself from harmful environmental toxins which help reduce and protect against inflammation. Inflammation is now considered the number one precursor to dangerous and life threatening disease.
Q. With so many Superfruit products available, why should I use an Opuntia Ficus Indica(Nopal) product over an Acai, Noni or Mangosteen product?
There are many Superfruit products available and they all contain antioxidants to help slow the aging process and fight free radicals. However, none of them have the clinical research that Opuntia Ficus Indica does on helping the body detoxify and reduce inflammation. Because science has proven inflammation is a serious cause for disease, Opuntia Ficus Indica could be a more prudent selection.
Q. With so many Superfruit concentrates containing such high amounts of sugar and calories, how does Nopalea stack up?
The fruit of the Nopal cactus is naturally sweet and low in both calories and carbohydrates. Nopalea contains no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. A single serving (1 ounce) contains 3 grams of carbohydrates and only 13 calories.
Q. Is Nopalea safe for everyone?
Yes. Nopalea is a natural, concentrated wellness drink made from Nopal cactus fruit, which is harvested from the Sonoran Desert at the peak of its freshness. From there, the fruit is juiced to a puree and bottled in a state-of-the-art facility, which ensures quality and freshness while also preserving the antioxidants and their potency.