Nopalea: Magic desert juice or clever marketing?by Henry Hound on October 12, 2010
It was just a matter of time before Nopalea (pronounced “NO-pay-lee-uh” fancy name for prickly pear cactus), would be unveiled as the world’s next super ingredient in the world of Multi-Level-Marketing…
It will cure… well, according to their marketing materials… just about anything. The mechanism is by cooling off our inflammation, hey who doesn’t want that?
Is Nopalea this century’s greatest health discovery or just another magical waste of your money? Let’s sniff it out!
The Real Deal
|Betalains in prickly pear figs (nopalea) have the ability to reduce inflammation and thus improve health.||While betalains are beneficial (they inhibit a pro-inflammation enzyme called cyclooxygenase enzymes), it is unlikely that the proprietary blend has enough of these guys to reduce chronic inflammation. More on this below…|
|Betalains are rare phytochemicals found in only a few plants… ergo, we are all running around deficient of this “vital” nutrient…||Betalains are found in the following plants:- Red & yellow beets
- Swiss chard
- Cactus fruits
So, maybe these aren’t all on a typical Western diet (but they could be)… I’m just sayin’… they ain’t exactly rare!
|Each serving contains over 900 grams of their magnificent proprietary blend…||900 GRAMS??? In 1 ounce (2 Tablespoons)? An ounce of water weighs approximately 29 grams… Is this a typo, a lie or does this hound dog need a refresher course on measurements???? I’ve emailed them… we’ll find out.|
|Great opportunity to make money…||Can you say MLM? Yup… multi-level marketing!|
Is Nopalea Something Special?
Listen, I’m not doggin’ this company completely. I mean, they are partially correct about phytochemicals having anti-inflammatory properties… they also have antioxidant properties and hundreds of other beneficial health boosters.
BUT, they are contained naturally in all plants and really, a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains is what you need. You can’t focus in on one phytochemical because they ALL work together to optimize health.
As mentioned above, I have to figure out how they got over 900 grams crammed into 2 tablespoons… this HAS to be a misprint. More importantly, because it is a proprietary blend… we have no way of knowing how much cactus is in this stuff!
Bottom line… Their proprietary blend does look healthy, BUT, it just isn’t enough to change your life the way they make it sound.
At around $49 a bottle (32 servings) and a recommended 1-3 servings a day… this could cost you well over $100 a month. Unless of course you join the MLM and bug your friends and family to get into your… “Downline”…
Sorry, I don’t have any magic juice… just something REAL (and free) that actually works…
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