HANDO® – NOPAL
“Our book “Die heilenden Kräfte des Nopal-Kaktus”, published by Kneipp Verlag, provides readers with a lot of interesting information about this unique plant of the Aztecs.”
“HANDO® Nopal comes from the desert- to semi-desert-like north of Mexico.
HANDO® attaches great importance to checking the production conditions on-site (no pesticides, no pollutants, extreme hygiene), which is why it gets-to-know its suppliers personally and visits them regularly”.
“Since this is a dietary supplement, a positive effect will only be observed after a few weeks. A regular intake is a prerequisite.”
“No side effects have been observed so far.”
“Nopal capsules should be taken with meals. We recommend 1-2 capsules with plenty of liquid with breakfast and 1-2 capsules with plenty of liquid with the main meal (lunch or dinner).
One cup of Nopal Tea should be drunk on an empty stomach before breakfast to lower blood sugar. After eating, however, it enhances its effect in terms of fat loss and lowers blood fats and cholesterol.
For high blood sugar levels (higher than 200 mg/dl), two cups of Nopal Tea are recommended.”
“Nopal helps the body lower blood sugar levels. The stimulation of the liver and pancreas stimulates the body’s own production of insulin, which in turn lowers the sugar in the blood and regulates the movement of glucose from the blood into the body’s cells”.
“The flesh is rich in Pectin. Pectin binds bile acids, a degradation product of cholesterol. The more bile acids are bound, the more cholesterol is broken down. The high content of Calcium and Potassium, as well as the high content of amino acids, in particular Proline and Taurine, is also remarkable”.
“Among the many hundreds of Opuntia species, Opuntia ficus indica and Opuntia strepthacanta have proven to be medically valuable. HANDO® Nopal capsules are made from Opuntia strepthacanta, HANDO® Nopal Tea from Opuntia ficus indica.”
“The powder should have a light green colour and a very typical smell. Often powders are diluted with wheat-bran, with up to a 15 % addition, it can hardly be detected in colour and smell. Avoid powders that are too light and odourless.”