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shirlpax
Sep 25, 2009, 03:49 AM
Has anyone tried nopalea and had any negative side effects? All I've heard is good stuff but I want to be sure before I try it.

Desperate for help

tickle
Sep 25, 2009, 03:58 AM
I checked out some websites for 'Nopal" which is a cactus type plant and the claims they make for the benefits of taking this 'stuff'. They claim it lowers cholesterol, reduces blood sugar, therefore aiding diabetes and can lessen the effects of alcohol overindulgence.

I am sorry to say that they make claims that don't really have any substance and nothing mentions negative side effects.

Shirplax, can you tell me why you want to take this stuff and what medical conditions you hope to eliminate by doing so. If you are diabetic you cannot depend on a natural substance to help or eliminate type l or 2 diabetes. Only proper medication and diet can help you with that.

I have never heard of nopalea.

Tick

shirlpax
Sep 25, 2009, 12:45 PM
Its supposed to help chronic pain and inflammation.i have been diagnosed with fibramyalga and ibs and suffer a panic /anxiety disorder.i don't like to take medicine and am looking to try natural things.thanks for your reply

tickle
Sep 25, 2009, 01:33 PM
I don't think you will find any natural medications for the type of chronic medical conditions that you have.

Tick

golfinggirl
Oct 30, 2009, 04:48 AM
I have been taking nopalea for 5 months and have experienced incredible results. Minor pain from playing golf disappeared in 5 days. I just got my cholesterol results. My HDL was up 40 points, LDL down 30 points and the ratio went from 1.9 to 1.1. My blood pressure has gone down from 125 / 85 to 115 / 70.

Nopalea reduces inflammation in the body. Serious conditions that may begin with inflammation are fibromyalgia, diabetes, allergies, asthma, arthritis, and more. See

Untitled Page - Welcome (http://sonoranbloom.com/content/products/nopalea/SecretKillerBrochure.aspx?tref=13239077)

I have not experienced any side effects from nopalea.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

pdaniels1
Mar 8, 2010, 12:10 PM
Have serious fibromyalgia - also have problems and reactions to many products, natural or otherwise. Am a bit nervous about ordering and finding it to have side affects.

golfinggirl
Mar 8, 2010, 01:02 PM
TriVita, the makers of nopalea, have a 60-day money back guarantee. To order go to www.trivita.com/13239077. The website also lists the ingredients in nopalea. It's mainly made from the nopal cactus. It has many fruit juices in it. There are no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or sugar in it. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

LarryStang
Apr 11, 2010, 11:09 AM
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I have been taking nopalea for 5 months and have experienced incredible results. Minor pain from playing golf disappeared in 5 days. I just got my cholesterol results. My HDL was up 40 points, LDL down 30 points and the ratio went from 1.9 to 1.1. My blood pressure has gone down from 125 / 85 to 115 / 70.

Nopalea reduces inflammation in the body. Serious conditions that may begin with inflammation are fibromyalgia, diabetes, allergies, asthma, arthritis, and more. See

Untitled Page - Welcome (http://sonoranbloom.com/content/products/nopalea/SecretKillerBrochure.aspx?tref=13239077)

I have not experienced any side effects from nopalea.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

LarryStang
Apr 11, 2010, 11:12 AM
I have to disagree with the person who says you cannot take a natural product to combat diabetes or other chronic illness. Relying on pharmaceducals is the trap most of us our lead to believe is the answer to all our problems. It is not how nature intended it. Napolea is a powerful natural aid to many issues.

zigswife
Apr 14, 2010, 09:20 PM
Actually, I also suffer from Fibromyalgia. I reacted poorly to all the anti inflammatory drugs that would be a normal course of action to abate symptoms.I was diagnosed at 31 and was told to go home and do the best I could. Some days my child had to help dress me and I could hardly feed myself. Through de stressing, natural therapies including massage and acupuncture I have been able to get at least a partially active life back. I am 33 now, 34 this year and my massage therapist (who is not with Trivita by the way)told me of another client who has rhuem arthritis and Fibro. Her RA number was in the hundreds and she was taking multiple meds including steroid and couldn't get the inflammation under control... she asked her doctor about Nopalea and he agreed she should try anything... Her RA number fell so low the doctor started taking it! I decided I had to know because I want my life back. It has really been working for me. I have gone from 2-4 pain meds per day being the norm (and often not anywhere near enough) to taking an advil being the exception to the rule. Try it! They do have an excellent guarantee. One bit of advice is to order multiple bottles the first order as you need to take a loading dose to get your inflammation under control.I took between 6 and9 oz per day depending on the weather. For me, within 2 days of taking it I no longer was wakened from sleep for oain med... I now can usually walk 2 km day and I feel pretty great most days. I still have pain some days, but before some days I was almost crazy with pain and I haven't experienced that yet with the Nopalea. Hope this helps and good luck

zigswife
Apr 14, 2010, 09:22 PM
Oh also, after the loading dose you lower the daily dose to whatever you need to keep things in check for me that's 2-3 oz per day-you'll know. :)

ashleyatroyer
Apr 16, 2010, 09:55 PM
We just received our first bottle from our uncle that is very involved in it. Our 2 year old suffers from SEVERE eczema that is only controlled with bouts of Prednisone every 3 months and daily medication of Zyrtec and Hydroxizine to help with the itching. She continues to tear her skin up so severely that she bleeds. We're at our wits end and heard a story about a young lady that suffered from eczema far worse than our daughter, she never went outside and after suffering from this for most of her life tried the Nopalea and it completely erased her skin issues. My only thought is the anti-inflammatory results that Nopalea gives would surely help our daughter or anyone suffering from allergies since the medications that they are prescribed i.e.. Prednisone are anti-inflammatories. I am hoping this our cure. 2 tablespoons a day is surely better than the 8 doses of medicine our daughter receives a day. Good luck to anyone trying this!

TonyStark
May 13, 2010, 05:12 AM
I have to disagree with the person who says you cannot take a natural product to combat diabetes or other chronic illness. Relying on pharmaceducals is the trap most of us our lead to believe is the answer to all our problems. It is not how nature intended it. Napolea is a powerfull natural aid to many issues.

Take a shower Hippy.

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May 20, 2010, 01:23 AM
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leepers
May 26, 2010, 12:53 AM
I believe that Fibromyalgia/CFS is a circulatory condtion. I do believe that taking pure, organic cactus helps circulatory and inflammatory conditions: garlic, adaptogens (bitters), omega fatty acids (particularly from fatty fish, flax and hemp), parsley, cilantro, peppermint (herb,oil and tea), capsacin (hot peppers), lemon/lime juice AND peel (organic and wash well), green tea (there are low caffeine ones), and a few others also help with not only circulatory/inflammatory conditions, but a few other conditions as well, such as; digestive disorders. It is also important to eat at least 4 small/medium meals (breakfast is an absolute must, and should be medium meal) every 2-4 hours. I know this can be/is challenging, but it can be done. I also believe that there is something to be said about eating foods according to ones' blood type: I was skeptical, but now I believe that it has some merit to it, from being on and off the blood-type program for >7 years. It is difficult at first, because your body/brain is so accustomed to eating a certain way, but after a few months, it becomes more routine... granted, I still will occasionally eat one or two items which I should not, but I compensate with eating mostly beneficial foods for my blood-type.

I am not disadvising the use of pharmaceutical drugs. I believe that there are alternatives to many/most medical conditions; one being prevention... an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, would not you agree?

We must ensure that our schools and children are consuming (and being taught in class) foods which enhance their well-being, and to use this knowledge for their children, et al.

leepers
May 26, 2010, 01:00 AM
I also believe that there is a parasitical compenent to fibromyalgia/cfs and other conditions as well.

leepers
May 26, 2010, 01:05 AM
I believe that Fibromyalgia/CFS is a circulatory condtion. I do believe that taking pure, organic cactus helps circulatory and inflammatory conditions: garlic, adaptogens (bitters), omega fatty acids (particularly from fatty fish, flax and hemp), parsley, cilantro, peppermint (herb,oil and tea), capsacin (hot peppers), lemon/lime juice AND peel (organic and wash well), green tea (there are low caffeine ones), and a few others also help with not only circulatory/inflammatory conditions, but a few other conditions as well, such as; digestive disorders. It is also important to eat at least 4 small/medium meals (breakfast is an absolute must, and should be medium meal) every 2-4 hours. I know this can be/is challenging, but it can be done. I also believe that there is something to be said about eating foods according to ones' blood type: I was skeptical, but now I believe that it has some merit to it, from being on and off the blood-type program for >7 years. It is difficult at first, because your body/brain is so accustomed to eating a certain way, but after a few months, it becomes more routine.....granted, I still will occasionally eat one or two items which I should not, but I compensate with eating mostly beneficial foods for my blood-type.

I am not disadvising the use of pharmaceutical drugs. I believe that there are alternatives to many/most medical conditions; one being prevention.....an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, would not you agree?

We must ensure that our schools and children are consuming (and being taught in class) foods which enhance their well-being, and to use this knowledge for their children, et al.

Forgot to add ginger (particularly fresh) which is a potent circulatory rejuvenator.

mslisarose
May 26, 2010, 08:36 AM
I've been looking into Nopalea partially for me, but more for a family member with Gout. It seems to have some really healthy ingredients - never heard of Betalains - so I'm intrigued to try it out. So far I haven't heard much of anything negative and I'm trying to find the best deal online for it - who pays retail on the internet?!

mslisarose
May 26, 2010, 08:37 AM
I've been looking into Nopalea partially for me, but more for a family member with Gout. It seems to have some really healthy ingredients - never heard of Betalains - so I'm intrigued to try it out. So far I haven't heard much of anything negative and I'm trying to find the best deal online for it - who pays retail on the internet?!

tickle
May 26, 2010, 10:46 AM
I've been looking into Nopalea partially for me, but more for a family member with Gout. It seems to have some really healthy ingredients - never heard of Betalains - so I'm intrigued to try it out. So far I haven't heard much of anything negative and I'm trying to find the best deal online for it - who pays retail on the internet??!!

I am in the healthcare field and also have gout which is too much uric acid in the blood, so drinking lots of water to flush out kidneys helps to reduce painful attacks. That is what I have found. I wouldn't care to take any holistic remedy as I am a diabetic.

tickle
May 26, 2010, 10:48 AM
forgot to add ginger (particularly fresh) which is a potent circulatory rejuvenator.

Yes, ginger has many good properties but should not be taken by anyone with high blood pressure. There are limitations to its use.

Tick

phantomfractal
May 26, 2010, 12:32 PM
Hi tickle, I am with some of these people in that any natural medicine including using food for medicine is good for the body. There are rarely any side affects to using organic things, because we have organic bodys. The synthetic meds always have side effects, especially long term use. There are wholistic doctors. Acidic body's have a tendency to produce disease, ageing, and inflammation all the way down to the cells. So what I understand so far about the Nopalea is that it reduces inflammation.

tickle
May 26, 2010, 12:50 PM
Hi tickle, I am with some of these people in that any natural medicine including using food for medicine is good for the body. There are rarely any side affects to using organic things, because we have organic bodys. The synthetic meds always have side effects, especially long term use. There are wholistic doctors. Acidic body's have a tendency to produce disease, ageing, and inflamation all the way down to the cells. So what I understand so far about the Nopalea is that it reduces inflamation.

I agree to a certain extent, I work with holistic doctors and take an holistic approach to how I treat my clients holistic meaning treating every aspect of their wellbeing, but I absolutely will not refer them to organic means to treat their diabetes or high blood pressure. Most of my clients are elderly, so would prefer that they follow their doctor's orders in their treatment.

It is okay to say nopalea reduces inflammation but it all depends on where the inflammation is coming from and what is causing it. Most painful diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis an auto immune disease which means the RA attacks the immune system. I really don't believe any organic medication is going to ease the pain of that debilitating ailment.

Tick
Certified PSW and RNA

Tick

ke6seh
Jun 11, 2010, 03:26 AM
The spokespeople for this product have a financial incentive in that this is a Multi-level Marketing scheme.

Also, consider that the Placebo Effect is very powerful.

I feel badly for people with chronic pain, such as that from fibromyaligia.

If the Nopal cactus was a miraculous "cure" for inflammation, you can be sure that the pharmaceutical companies would be all over it, researching the active elements and looking to make extracts or synthesis of the Cactus Pear.

By the way, Cactus Pear is a pernicious weed in the southwest U.S. You see them growing on hillsides all over the place,

perfumambo
Jun 22, 2010, 10:30 AM
What I can tell you is that in my culture we have been taking the juice and eating the nopal whole as part of our typical diet. You can also find it in the Mexican food grocery stores, the dried whole nopal. Sometimes you can find it with flax and pineapple. It is a lot cheaper and highly effective. In our culture, nopal is taken to immediately reduce cholesterol. IN a weeks time, of continual ingestation of the nopal.. you can see a significant drop in cholesterol. Also, diabetics take it to control sugar levels. It is also taken to lower high tricygleride levels. I had not heard of it being taken for inflammation, but I am sure it will work for that as well. If you prefer the dried extract, you can find it under the names of nopalina, nopalinaza (nopal with flax), pinalinaza (pineapple, flax, nopal and fenugreek).

sewtnanny
Jul 6, 2010, 01:25 PM
I have only been taking Nopalea for a week. NO side effects. I have noticed that pain Drs attributed to e fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis are MUCH better. Also, my breathing is better. By the way, the type 2 diabetes recordings have been lo

Ladye_Fantasy
Jul 7, 2010, 01:33 AM
I came here in seeking info on nopalea... i have fibro, arthritis, and psorasis... but i need to pass on some information that i know for a fact... seen it for myself, as well as had others i referred to this supplement, come back and praise how well it works.

If you have diabetes... problems with your sugar levels... a natural alternative that really works... cinnamon capsules... some take them twice a day (2-4)... others once... you have to find your own level... but taking it before bed is imperative.

Ladye_Fantasy
Jul 7, 2010, 01:40 AM
I came seeking info on Nopalea... I have Fibro, arthritis, and psoriasis

After reading a few posts... I MUST correct the statement "there is no natural alternative for diabetes"... YES... THERE IS

After reading about it and sharing what I read with people I KNOW PERSONALLY that suffer from diabetes... then having PEOPLE ONLINE I KNOW ONLY Through A GAME SITE post that I was 'right'... IT WORKS... I now know WITHOUT A DOUBT

IF YOU HAVE DIABETES... CINNAMON CAPSULES WILL HELP YOU

You have to 'find' your own levels. Whether you take it once a day, or twice... 2-4 capsules... TAKE A DOSE BEFORE BEDTIME

bms29
Jul 7, 2010, 02:46 PM
Side effects - not heard of any - except for better health!!
6/30/2010 I rec'd my 1st bottle of Nopalea - took 3 oz. Took 4 oz on 7/01/2010. Woke up 7/02 with NO knee pains. - no more grinding sound & pain when I bend knees. Can also walk bare foot now (had platar fistula). All is not perfect YET but well on their way. Today is Wed. 7/7/10. I will continue taking Nopalea.
- The only side effect - body feeling so so much better than have in years!
- WONDERFUL PRODUCT.

tickle
Jul 7, 2010, 03:13 PM
IF YOU HAVE DIABETES ... PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SUGAR LEVELS ... A NATURAL ALTERNATIVE THAT REALLY WORKS ... CINNAMON CAPSULES ... SOME TAKE THEM TWICE A DAY (2-4) ... OTHERS ONCE ... YOU HAVE TO FIND YOUR OWN LEVEL ... BUT TAKING IT BEFORE BED IS IMPERATIVE.

I am in healthcare and I have diabetes. I follow doctors orders, take the meds she prescribed, watch my diet, exercise and for the last five years all my levels have been in the normal range. I would never advise one of my clients to go beyond what they have been taught and I will never be a proponent of alternative medicine for diabetes. Is that what you are saying, cinnamon capsules are an alternate treatment for diabetes? And if so, seeing as our kidneys are so important, will this natural supplement cure kidney failure ?

Tick

mm779
Sep 15, 2010, 11:44 PM
You might try to become a vegetarian and follow the diet of the hare khrisnas, I know this sounds silly and crazy for some, but I do this and it has helped me out tremedously, I have some of the ailments you have mentioned, though I don't know about fibromyalga