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Summary of Prickly Pear Fruit
Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details
Prickly Pear, or Cactus Pear fruit, is a fruit of the Cactaceae (Cactus) family that is commonly used in Southern America, Mexico, and Spain as an edible plant.
It seems to show benefit in usage against the state of diabetes and high blood cholesterol, but its benefits seem only therapeutic. Interventions with healthy persons do not show the same benefit as with diabetics, suggesting that usage of prickly pear as preventative medicine may be misguided.
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Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
Recommended dosage of Prickly Pear Fruit is the whole fruit, typically 200g or above. It is unsure what dosage of prickly pear supplements should be at this moment in time.
Things to Note
Prickly pear supplementation may be underdosed, as benefits in studies are typically seen with the fruit measured in 'grams'. If a capsule gives a milligram dosage, it may be too small to matter
Prickly pear supplementation seems to have very different effects depending on whether you are healthy versus diabetic/hyperlipidemic
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