Opuntia Ficus-Indica, aka Prickly Pear Cactus
When it comes to weight loss, there are many myths people unsuspectingly buy into, many of which are perpetuated by unscrupulous companies looking to make a quick buck at the expense of someone’s credulity. As such, we don’t blindly believe any diet or weight loss claim as many are based on specious statements, that’s why it’s vital to always conduct your due diligence before jumping in with both feet.
On that same note, we wanted to investigate the media buzz surrounding prickly pear. After noticing several media reports that showered this cactus plant with accolades based on its purported weight loss powers, we had to seek the truth.
Prickly pears are technically a paddle cactus, which is also known by its scientific name, Opuntia Ficus-Indica. This species of cactus grows throughout the Americas and in the Mediterranean.
Prickly pear works in two ways to aid in weight loss. First, the fibers in it bind to fat floating in the stomach and renders that fat indigestible. Second, the fibers are a cross between a liquid and a solid, which makes them viscous. Thus they sit in the stomach much longer than ordinary food.
Due to that, consumers of prickly pear experience longer periods of feeling satiated. As such prickly pear elicits an appetite suppressant effect and the result is you consume less calories and cravings vanish.
With weight reducing qualities like this, it makes sense to consider trying prickly pear. One problem. Obtaining some may be difficult and even if you do acquire a batch of prickly pear, you’ve got your work cut out for you. You’ll have to remove the spikes, and dice up the cactus plant so it can be edible. It’s a lot of effort.
We’ve found that one of the biggest flaws in most weight loss programs is they require too much change or effort. To increase your chances of succeeding in your new fat loss program, especially if you’re prone to not following through on things or you simply have an impossible schedule, is to minimalize the change required. That said, eating prickly pear on a consistent basis for weeks on end, dicing it up and de-spiking it simply isn’t realistic.
The next best thing is to purchase a supplement based on prickly pear. Few such supplements exist. Of those available, we examined them and found one we felt best exemplified what we look for in a reliable weight loss aid. The brand name of this prickly pear supplement is called Proactol Plus.
Proactol Plus™ – Clinically Proven, Medically Backed Fat Binder & Appetite Suppressant
What’s special about Proactol Plus is that it has been certified as a medical device, (Certification: MDD 93/42/EEC), and it has been put through six clinical studies.
Ultimately the results construed from the six studies shows Proactol Plus can make up to 27.4% of the fat in the food you eat, indigestible. Imagine that. So for those days when you give in to gnawing temptation, the damage won’t be severe. What’s more, you’ll be able to eat reasonable amounts of food without starving. That’s why Proactol Plus makes losing weight more realistic for the average person.
Another thing we liked about Proactol Plus was that it reduced calorie intake by a whopping 295 calories per day. To achieve that on your own would take serious will power.
If you’re prone to food cravings that sabotage your diet efforts, take heart, because Proactol Plus also cuts down on cravings.
Aside from aiding in weight loss, Proactol Plus may help with improving high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular problems and diabetes. It may also benefit you in terms of greater joint flexibility, improved concentration, and more youthful energy.
With results like this, there’s a reason why many doctors have jumped on the bandwagon to endorse Proactol Plus. Dr. Ikram Abidi said, “Proactol does its role effectively as is shown by the trials, studies, and numerous testimonials.” Another doctor, Dr. Joerg Gruenwald who has spoken at over 150 worldwide scientific presentations and is the author of 150 publications mentioned “Proactol offers a healthy way of making it easier to take charge of your weight and eating habits.”
But what do actual users of the product say? Good question. Laura Price dropped from 95kg to 62kg in eight months. It’s important to note she says that a healthier diet played a key role in her transformation. Sophie Silva claims she lost 11 pounds using Proactol Plus. And Steven Martin reported he was 18lbs lighter.
Various media publications have also done features on Proactol Plus, including The New York Times, Daily Express, The Telegraph, Florida Style Magazine, More Magazine and Heat Magazine, all of which were favorable.
In terms of price, Proactol Plus is reasonable, and is covered by a generous 180-day money back guarantee.