Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Arginine

(*) See References and Disclaimer at bottom of the page. 

Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains arginine. This semi-essential amino acid helps to build and maintain lean muscle mass as well as reduce physical fatigue(1*). While the human body usually produces enough arginine on its own an excess of arginine in the body isn't a bad thing as it helps to increase the speed of cell membrane repair(2*). Moreover, It can be used as an alternative 'cellular fuel' thus conserving ATP, giving you more energy on a cellular level(3*). Arginine also helps in managing post-injury concerns such as tissue healing, nitrogen balance, and weight changes(4*).


Sources of Arginine

Chocolate, Eggs, Fish, Meat, Poultry & nopal cactus (prickly pear) from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Arginine
(2) UC Berkeley Wellness Letter:
(3) Mayo Clinic: Arginine
(4) WebMD: Heart Benefits & Side Effects Arginine