Prickly Pear, or should we say Opuntia ficus indica is actually a cactus! Prickly Pear is the plant that is cultivated in different parts of the world and it is usually used as a fruit, believe it or not. The taste of the Prickly Pear resembles of watermelon and the plant can be eaten as a whole, the only uneatable part is the thick skin.
Why is Prickly Pear so good?
Prickly Pear contains high levels different positive ingredients such as amino acids, magnesium, Vitamin C, calcium, taurine and proline. Besides this, it is medically proven that soluble and non-soluble fibers within Opuntia act as a natural fat binder, which can help slowing down absorption of negative fats and sugar. Furthermore, some studies conducted on animals have showed that green pad part of the plant may lower levels of negative (bad) cholesterol by a third, without getting rid of positive cholesterol.
Is it safe for anyone?
Prickly Pear extract is organic extract made out of dehydrated prickly pear plants. It is a process where final solutions are natural fibers derived from Prickly Pear. It is safe to be used by anyone and there are no reported harmful side-effects.
Does Proactol contain Prickly Pear?
Yes, Proactol contains Prickly Pear and the whole idea behind this food supplement is based on positive results of Prickly Pear fibers. But how these fibers actually work to help you get rid of the fat? That’s not a secret and there is no complicated scientific explanation behind it. Proactol is using positive effects of non-soluble fibers to bind the fats and to prevent them from being digested and incorporated into the organism.
Without using this product our organism is working every day on absorbing ingredients from our gastrointestinal tract. The foods we eat consist of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Proteins and carbohydrates are absorbed in water-soluble form. Fats, having different structure, are not water-soluble.
Now that we know how the fats are absorbed we can explain why Proactol and what Prickly Pear extracts actually do to help you get rid of the fats. It is simple and it actually works. The fats that we talked about can be absorbed only in a case when salts are bind with fats. This is where non-soluble fibers from Prickly Pear come as a solution. Those non-soluble fibers from Prickly Pear extract are binding the fat before it was already bind with salts. Instead of being absorbed by organism, fats are kept inside of the stomach until they are sent away from organism with the help of gastric system. Like this organism is not absorbing the fats and our blood stream and the whole organism are getting less of the bad fats (LDL).