Cactus Extract

Botanical Name:Cactus
Part Used:Stem
Active ingredients:Polysaccharides
Appearance:Yellowish brown powder
Storage: Stored in a cool, dry and dark place, shelf life 24 months.

What is Cactus Extract?

Cactus are part of the plant order Caryophyllales, which also includes members like beets, baby’s breath, spinach, amaranth, chickweed and knotgrass. Cacti are distinctive and unusual plants, which are adapted to extremely arid and hot environments, showing a wide range of anatomical and physiological features which conserve water. Their stems have adapted to become photosynthetic and succulent, while the leaves have become the spines for which cacti are well known.Cacti come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.
Cactus extract contains a molecule that is similar to glucose, only much stronger. The activi ingredient cacti polysaccharides is white solid powder, soluble in water. The scientists believe that this molecule in Hoodia ‘fools’ the body into believing that hoodia cactus has just eaten. The result of eating hoodia cactus is thus a complete lack of appetite. Because of this property, Western countries have claimed that hoodia cactus is the new miracle diet ingredient. Cacti Extract has been used as an appetite suppressant and thirst hoodia cactus become a hot solution for safe all natural stimulant free weight loss and a well known appetite suppressant.

Health Benefits of Cactus Extract

Cactus are one of the very low-calorie vegetables. 100 g of fresh leaves carry just 16 calories. Nonetheless, its modified leaves (paddles) have many vital phytochemicals, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can immensely benefit health.

The succulent paddles are rich sources of dietary fiber, especially non-carbohydrate polysaccharides, such as pectin, mucilage, and hemicellulose. Together, these substances help bring a reduction in body weight, LDL-cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. This fiber and mucilaginous content in cactus aid in smooth passage of digested food through the gut and help relieve constipation problems.

Also, the cactus extract has been suggested to have an immune booster and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cactus pads feature moderate amounts of vitamin A with 100 g fresh pads carrying about 457 IU of vitamin-A and 250 µg of ß-carotene. ß-carotene converted into vitamin-A inside the human body. Studies found that vitamin-A and flavonoid compounds in vegetables help protect from skin, lung, and oral cavity cancers.

Further, cactus contain small levels of the B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and pantothenic acid. These vitamins are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions inside the human body.

Cactus contain average levels of vitamin-C. 100 g provides 9.3 mg or 15% of this vitamin. Vitamin-C is a water-soluble, natural antioxidant, which helps the body protect from scurvy and offer resistance against infectious agents (boost immunity) and help scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

Cactus extract contain small amounts of minerals, especially calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron.

Dosage of Cactus Extract

  • For diabetes: 100-500 grams of broiled stems of prickly pear cactus daily. Doses are often divided into three equal amounts and given throughout the day.
  • For hangover due to use of alcohol: 1600 IU of a specific prickly pear cactus extract (Tex-OE, Extracts Plus, Inc.) taken 5 hours before drinking alcohol.

Potential Side Effects Of Cactus Extract

cactus is thought to be safe and is commonly used as food in certain parts of the world. If supplements are consumed some mild side effects may include headache, nausea, diarrhea and bloating. For most healthy adults there are no serious side effects of Nopal cactus.

People with kidney or liver disorders should not take the supplement without consulting with your health care provider first.

Certificate of Analysis

AppearenceYellowish brown powderN/AComplies
Particle size100% pass 80 meshUSP32<786>Complies
Extract SolventsWater/EthanolN/AComplies
IdentificationPositive ReactionN/AComplies
Loss on Drying≤5.0%Eur.Ph.6.0[2.8.17]Complies
Acid-insoluble ash≤7.0%Eur.Ph.6.0[2.4.16]Complies
Solvents ResidueMeet Eur.Ph6.0<5.4>Eur.Ph 6.0<2.4.24>Complies
Pesticides ResidueNegativeUSP32<561>Complies
Microbiological Control
Total bacterial count≤1000cfu/gUSP30<61>Complies
Yeast & mold≤100cfu/gUSP30<61>Complies

Flowchart of Production

plant extract flowchart

Package for Cactus Extract

herbal extract package

Shipping for Cactus Extract

  • By Express: Suitable for under 50kg, 5-10 days
  • By Air: Suitable for more than 50kg, 7-15 days
  • By Sea: Suitable for more than 500kg, 15-45days

Why Choose FYZ Cactus Extract?

  • FYZ is a professional GMP standard herbal extract manufacturer in China, provide OEM service.
  • FREE SAMPLE with freight collection (5-10g) for detection, if you need more, please contact us.
  • Fast delivery by DHL/FedEx,  air as your requirement.
  • All of our products from nature, no additive.
  • Money refund policy.



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