There is an old saying, "You are what you eat!" That is very true: Each cell in our body is comprised of elements we extract from our food. If we eat a healthy diet we will build healthy cells. If we eat an imbalanced or deficient diet we will build imbalanced cells. It is really that simple: We are what we eat!
Nopalea™ products contain a family of bioflavonoids (plant compounds known for their antioxidant activity). Nopal fruit from the Sonora Desert contains all 24 known Bioflavonoids.
Foods that are absorbed during digestion and carried into the bloodstream are called bioavailable foods. If they are good for us they are called bioactive foods. If they neither improve our health nor detract from it they are called bio-neutral foods and if the foods we eat are toxic for us they are called biocidic foods.
The question we have is: How do we know that Bioflavonoids from Nopal cactus fruit are bioavailable and bioactive? The answer is provided by research from Palermo, Italy.
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Professors at the University of Palermo Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology have been involved in the study of Bioflavonoids from Nopal cactus species around the world. They are primarily responsible for identifying the different types of Bioflavonoids and their activity. Recently, these Bioflavonoid experts answered the question of how efficiently Nopal Bioflavonoids are absorbed. The answer to this puzzle helps us understand the bioavailability and bioactive nature of Bioflavonoids.
Recently, Poke berries have been shown to contain Bioflavonoids, but Poke berries are quite toxic and not used as a food. Betaxanthins (a form of Betalains) found abundantly in Nopal cactus fruit were almost completely absorbed.
Further, anti-inflammatory Bioflavonoids protected fats from being oxidized and turned into "bad" fats. Methyl linoleate (ML) is a common fat used in manufacturing detergent and other products. It can become carcinogenic (cancer-causing) if it oxidizes.
Bioflavonoids protected ML from oxidizing. This antioxidant activity hindered the formation of inflammatory chemicals. Bioflavonoids slowed down the domino effect of toxic, rancid fats from becoming carcinogenic before they ever started!
Research continues around the world into the potent anti-inflammatory, anti-toxin action of Bioflavonoids from the Sonora Desert. The more we learn, the more remarkable Bioflavonoids become. Now we have conclusive proof that Bioflavonoids are readily recognized by our body. Further, we see that Bioflavonoids are both bioavailable and bioactive.
If we truly "are what we eat," we can improve the health of our cells, help our body reduce inflammation, oxidation and the impact of toxins by taking Nopalea