I have been eating paleo now for about 6 months. The first 3 months I was really strict on myself. Lately I have been “cheating” on myself by snacking (I am a huge snacker and need to find a way to work on that). I always need something sweet (so I tell myself) after I eat a meal. Anyway, a guy that I work with goes by the Primal Blue Print and he was telling me about Nopal Cactus http://www.seagateproducts.com/nopal-cactus.html I am curious if anyone has taken this or heard of it before? It says that it helps with cholesterol as well, which mine tends to run high. Thanks.
If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Sadly there is no magic supplement that can fix all of our problems. Any benefits are proabably just psychosomatic, and you have to remember that "trials" done on mice are usually skewed to back up a point, not to learn anything and they don't really apply to the human world, even if they did they usually give test subjects such high doses it would be impossible to keep up with.
A good example of a great supplement scam is Raspbery Ketone for weight loss. Read about how these "studies" are done a bit before you waste your money.
If it blunts your appetite, and lowers your cholersterol, how does it acheive those things? (mechanism). What other effects does it have?
It may well have very interesting properties, but without knowing how it worked in something near totality, its not nessasarily 100% positive in effect.
Have you tried a leptin reset?
Here is a review of the research on Nopolea cactus juice. take special notice of the study showing that it reduces cellular inflammation
It looks like this does nothing more than expand in your stomach, which makes you feel full (the site really doesn't make any other claims beyond that). Sort of like eating rice, but with a (I assume) lower caloric content. Any effects beyond that (cholesterol lowering, weight loss, obtainment of super-powers) would be secondary to the cessation of eating.
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