• Tristin Hunter

Prickly Pear Cactus Extract

Updated: Aug 5


TN Scientific is committed to helping you beat your hangover! The Hangover Pill includes a premium, 13-ingredient formula that contains a blend of multiple vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients geared towards helping you replenish your vitals after a long night out! Read on to learn more in-depth about the Prickly Pear Cactus, one of the natural ingredients in our formula that will battle hangover symptoms!

The Prickly Pear Catus is native to Mexico and the American Southwest. It's high in fiber, antioxidants, and carotenoids, (the red, yellow, and orange natural pigments in fruits, veggies, and some bacteria and fungi). You can eat the leaves, flowers, stems, or fruit boiled or grilled. It's also made into juices and jams.


The extract gotten from this plant is most commonly known to help manage diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and hangovers.


Preliminary studies have given evidence that this cactus can help decrease blood sugar. In doing so, it helps to make Diabetes Type 2 more manageable. It can also help prevent high cholesterol. In 2003, there was an Italian study based around 10 people indicated that the Prickly Pear Cactus might lower your LDL, "bad" cholesterol while maintaining your HDL, the "good" cholesterol.


Traditionally, the Prickly Pear Cactus was used in Mexico for a variety of disorders, including helping to treat hangovers. The leaves are heated to help rheumatism, diseases that cause joint inflammation. The fruit of the plant, when eaten, has been known to help manage asthma, diarrhea, and gonorrhea.


What started as a mere folk remedy was proven effective. A study was held to determine the effectiveness of Prickly Pear Extract as a hangover cure. A dose of the plant was taken five hours before consuming 5-7 alcoholic drinks. The results included less nausea, dry mouth, and loss of appetite.



Prickly Pear is most likely so effective at combatting hangover symptoms because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains betalains, an extremely rare antioxidant.


It was because of these reasons that made it such an easy decision on our part to include Prickly Pear Extract in our 13-ingredient formula for The Hangover Pill.


When you drink too much alcohol, it acts as a natural diuretic, meaning it increases your urine production. While you sit on the toilet 12 times in one night, you end up ridding your body of a lot of necessary vitamins and minerals. You then end up with a small deficiency in most, or all, of these necessary nutrients. When you have a deficiency you can wake up tired, in pain, nauseous, or fatigued. (You can read more about hangovers in our article about them here). While Prickly Pear Cactus does not occur naturally in the body and therefore is impossible to have a deficiency in, it helps counteract the symptoms of deficiency in all your other vitamins.

The Hangover Pill includes Prickly Pear Extract, along with all the vitamins and minerals your body will need to regenerate after a long night. Taking a dose of our vitamin supplement before you go out and after your last drink can greatly reduce the severity of your morning-after symptoms. How many pills you will take will depend on the amount of drinking you do. The Hangover Pill will restore the balance of vitamins in your body and lighten your hangover symptoms! TN Scientific is committed to helping your hangovers disappear!

References


Shaheed, A. (2014, November 20). Prickly pear gives relief from a bad hangover. In Fox News. Retrieved from https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/prickly-pear-gives-relief-from-a-bad-hangover


Weil, A. (2013, January 7). Prickly Pear: A Cactus Cure?. In Weil. Retrieved from https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/balanced-living/wellness-therapies/prickly-pear-a-cactus-cure/


Zeratsky, K. (2018, December 5). I've seen prickly pear cactus promoted as a superfood. What's behind the hype?. In Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/prickly-pear-cactus/faq-20057771


Graham, S. (2004, June 29). Prickly Pear May Be Hangover Preventative. In Scientific American. Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/prickly-pear-may-be-hango/


Prickly Pear (2019, March 25). In Drugs.com. Retrieved from https://www.drugs.com/npp/prickly-pear.html

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