Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Aspartic Acid

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains aspartic acid that is needed for the synthesis of antibodies and immunoglobulins(1*), a part of the body's immune system. It also increases the body's resistance to fatigue and boosts stamina(2*). Aspartic acid supports the liver by eliminating toxins and excess ammonia in the bloodstream; a build-up of ammonia in the circulatory system is highly toxic to the central nervous system(3*).

Aspartic acid is important in the synthesis of other biochemicals and amino acids such as threonine, arginine, asparagine and nucleotides(4*). Additionally, the brain needs aspartic acid for neural health as well as for proper construction of RNA and DNA(5*).


Sources of Aspartic Acid

Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Sprouting Seeds and nopal cactus (prickly pear) from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

      Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Aspartic Acid
(2) Arizona University: Aspartic Acid

(3) Medline Plus: Aspartic Acid
(4) Dummies: An Amino Acid For Mineral Absorption
(5) University Of Utah:
Aspartic Acid