A derivative of the cactus plant, Prickly Pear Extract grows in arid areas of the world. The cactus is high in fibre and rich in antioxidants, whilst being a good source of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Phosphorus.
Its rich nutrient density means Prickly Pear Extract has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant (clotting) benefits. Used for treatment of diabetes, high cholesterol, colitis, digestion and an enlarged prostate, the ingredient decreases sugar absorption, improves insulin sensitivity, helps protect the liver and combats free radicals.
A single serving of Prickly Pear contains 1/3 of our recommended daily dosage of Vitamin C, boosting the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells which fight infection. It also serves to strengthen bones and teeth as a provider of Calcium.