Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Juice Exposed
Before You Purchase Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Juice, Especially From The Various Television Infomercials Marketing This Product, Read This Shocking Report That Was Created From An Industry Insider And Former Employee To One Of Those Juice Companies.

(*) See References and Disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

 

 

6 Insider Secrets Revealed About The Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Juice Industry 

Insider Secret 1: Proprietary Secret Formula Exposed.
Insider Secret 2: Extracts and Concentrates - What You Are Really Consuming.
Insider Secret 3: Network Marketing (MLM) Industry Insider Look.
Insider Secret 4: TriVita Nopalea Vs. FTC $3.5 Millon Dollar Settlement & Deception
Insider Secret 5: The Right Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) To Buy.
Insider Secret 6: Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) – Free Giveaway, Get Your Free Bottle Today.

Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Juice(1*), made its debut in 2000 and generated quite a buzz, sending shock waves across the globe – from the realm of homeopathic medicine to the dietary supplement industry. A number of companies were quick to pounce on the opportunity, and before you knew it, various nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice products sprouted like mushrooms.

In the following paragraphs, we will expose the nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice industry’s insider secrets so that you can be a smart nopal cactus (prickly pear) purchasing consumer.

First Time Clients Get 1 Free Bottle Of Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)

 

Insider Secret 1: Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Juice Proprietary Formula Exposed(2*), (3*)

Proprietary Blends are not inherently a negative for the consumer though they can be confusing when comparing products.

Companies that list "proprietary blend" on the bottle are usually doing so for one of two reasons:

1) to prevent the competition from knowing exactly what ratios and amounts of nopal cactus (prickly pear) are present in the formula so the competition can't copy the recipe.

2) to hide the fact the formula contains very little nopal cactus (prickly pear) in an attempt to fool consumers.

How can you tell the difference?
You can't. Most nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice companies count on the fact that consumers don't have the time to invest researching the contents of their bottles of nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice. Some companies just offer an impressive list of ingredients that they hope will justify higher prices; however, unless those ingredients are in proper and abundant proportions, the juice will have little effect on those consuming it. Other companies attempt to baffle buyers with exclusive proprietary blends that conceal the actual content amounts.

Now, let us ask you this question -
Is a company that is not completely transparent about how much nopal cactus (prickly pear) is in their juice, a company you want to do business with?

 

Insider Secret 2: Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Juice - Extracts and Concentrates(4*), (5*), (6*)

Extract: An extract is a substance made by extracting a part of the raw material, often by using a solvent such as ethanol or water.(7*)

Concentrates: A concentrate is a form of substance which has had the majority of its base component removed.(8*)

If you currently have a bottle of nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice, read the label and see if you come across the words “Extracts” or “Concentrates.” If these are the ingredients listed, then you will know that you have a product mixture that uses a solvent such as ethanol or water in their formula. Natural Home Cures uses both the paddles AND the fruit in their Freeze Dried Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear). To harness all the healthful benefits that nopal cactus (prickly pear) has to offer, you need more than just a nopal cactus (prickly pear) concentrate or extract. You need the whole nopal cactus (prickly pear) processed in such a way that you don’t lose the precious amino acids, betalains(9*), fiber, minerals, pectin, phytonutrients, and vitamins. After all,  these benefits are the reason you are consuming the nopal cactus (prickly pear) in the first place.

Nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice companies add fruit juices and purified water to their product. The reason they do this is to add bulk and broaden the list of ingredients to justify their cost.

If you knew that you were purchasing a concentrated extract which has been diluted with added purified water, solvents, other fruit concentrates and extracts, would you have paid the price?

According to WebMD, men need approximately 38 grams of fiber while women need 35 grams of fiber per day.(10*) Fiber is known to promote excellent heart health, weight management and energy.(11*)

The best way to consume fiber is by consuming the whole nopal cactus (prickly pear), which you will not find in most liquid nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice drinks.

Insider Secret 3: An Insider Look Into the Network Marketing (MLM) Industry

It is amazing how many people fall for those Network Marketing (MLM) rags to riches stories and allow themselves to get pumped full of hopes and dreams that with almost no effort on their part, they can retire the champagne and caviar lifestyle they only dreamed about.

Unfortunately, for 99% of all network marketers, they will be left with shattered dreams and empty pockets of cold hard reality that they just made someone else wealthy and not themselves.(12*), (13)*

For those unaware of the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) industry, let us quickly tell you what this industry is all about.(14*)

Network marketing is a marketing strategy in which the company’s sales force is compensated, not only for sales they personally generate but also for the sales of the salespeople that they recruit. This recruited sales force is referred to as the participant's downline and can provide multiple levels of compensation.

MLM companies have been a frequent subject of criticism as well as the target of lawsuits. Criticism has focused on their similarity to illegal pyramid schemes, price fixing of products, high initial start-up costs; emphasis on recruitment of lower-tiered salespeople over actual sales, encouraging if not requiring salespeople to purchase and use the company's products (even if the salesperson does not need any additional products, leading to garages full of company products not being consumed); potential exploitation of personal relationships; complex and sometimes exaggerated compensation claims, and inflated prices that company’s charge for their products.

How exaggerated are the prices for a bottle of the nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice which is being marketed through the Network Marketing (MLM) industry? Typically a 32 oz bottle of nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice sells for $39.95/bottle plus shipping and handling. The recommended dosage is from one to three ounces of juice a day, so it is not surprising to see that most consumers pay over $100/month for their nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice supply.(15*), (16*)

Now compare that to the average 32 oz bottle of premium juice sold at the supermarket which can range from $5-$10/bottle. Do you want to know why the supermarket juice is only $5 - $10/bottle compared to $39.95/bottle sold by the Network Marketing-(MLM)-Pyramid Companies? The answer is that Network Marketing-(MLM)-Pyramid Companies are forced to charge this amount to offset the average 60% commission rates they pay out to all of their distributors (downline).

Think about it, the first 60% of your money or $24 of the $39.95 goes to pay 10 or 20 levels of distributors who each collects a piece of your payment. This makes the true value of the juice at $15.95 which is still quite pricey.

Now would you like to know the real cost to manufacture a 32 oz bottle of nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice? That depends on the manufacturing processes - by using the whole nopal cactus (prickly pear), not extracts or concentrates, to manufacture nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice, a 32 oz bottle would cost about $3.75/bottle.

If you are someone that has no interest in Network Marketing (MLM) and you are only looking for the best quality nopal cactus (prickly pear) product without the expenses, hassles or knowing that you are dealing with a network marketing company, then we have great news for you. Read on to Insider Secret 5.

Insider Secret 4: Natural Home Cures Is Inundated With Thousands Of Current & Former TriVita Nopalea Victims

While this is not so much an insider secret, this has significantly impacted our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) resources to the point we needed to respond to the thousands of TriVita Nopalea company victims to ensure there is no misunderstanding that we are NOT the TriVita Nopalea Company of Scottsdale Arizona.

Background: The Federal Trade Commission in a criminal complaint against Network Marketing Company TriVita which markets 32-ounce bottles of the “prickly pear” fruit drink, derived from the nopal cactus, for up to $59.99 with a production cost of $3.75 that airs its late night TriVita Nopalea infomercial across the nation has been cited for Section 5 and 12 of the FTC Act For:

(1) Making false claims that the health benefits of TriVita Nopalea were investigated, documented and proven by TriVita’s own In-House Clinical Studies & Trials. When the FTC demanded to see these documents Trivita Nopalea could not produce a single report.

(2) Failing to disclose that supposedly ordinary consumer endorsers were, in fact, TriVita employees and sales consultants who received payment for appearing on the infomercial and further benefited from the sales of the TriVita Nopalea Juice drink. Not a single, genuine, satisfied customer appeared on the infomercial.

The Settlement: Under the proposed settlement order, TriVita Nopalea is barred from making the health claims that they have their own in-house studies and reports when they clearly do not and failing to disclose any material connection between endorsers of their products and themselves. In other words, they may not use their own staff or sales consultants, telling consumers that these are genuine, satisfied, clients who have benefitted from the TriVita Nopalea Juice drink. Further TriVita Nopalea Juice must pay out $3.5 Million in Refunds to consumers.

 

TriVita Nopalea’s Position: TriVita agrees to the FTC settlement with the understanding that Trivita Nopalea DID NOTHING WRONG

Natural Home Cures Position: SAY WHAT???? HOW CAN YOU TELL CONSUMERS YOU DID NOTHING WRONG???. You said you did your own in-house product testing and could validate the health benefits and claims of your TriVita Nopalea Juice with the hundreds of medical and clinical testing you did and then when the FTC requested these reports; you could not show a single document? AND

You duped consumers into believing that you were offering testimonials of genuine, satisfied client’s which is why none appeared on the late night infomercial? Could it be because TriVita Nopalea Juice is not as effective as you claim because you fail to disclose how much Nopal is in your bottle of juice (mainly none) and the first ingredient listed on the bottle is “PURIFIED WATER?"

Further, why would you have agreed to pay out $3.5 Million in Refunds when you did nothing wrong? I can tell you from the thousands of your customers calling Natural Home Cures thinking we are you, you are "GUILTY, " and they want their refunds.

Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) does offer health benefits for those who consume it as we have outlined throughout our website and with the hundreds of "Source References" that we used by third party’s to help demonstrate and validate these claims.

Natural Home Cures thanks the thousands of TriVita Nopalea victims most of them now Natural Home Cures clients for keeping us informed on the latest TriVita Nopalea Federal Trade Commission complaint and hope that this report serves to let those folks know that we are not the TriVita Nopalea Company of Scottsdale Arizona.

Natural Home Cures continues to govern with morals, ethics, and values “DO ONTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD EXPECT THEM TO DO ONTO YOU.” You can read this under Natural Home Cures Your Trusted Source Statement.

For more information about the TriVita Nopalea Vs. FTC Enforcement Action visit the FTC Website

 

Insider Secret 5: Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) - The Right Product To Buy

The right nopal cactus (prickly pear) product to buy is not nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice but rather Freeze Dried, High Altitude, Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) sold in solid capsule form which, on average, is 1/4 the cost of the nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice.

Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried, High Altitude, Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) is grown at an altitude of 2,500 meters (or 8,200 feet above sea level) on a mountainside with rich volcanic soil and a mild, semi-tropical climate.(17*)

The higher the altitude, the greater the phytonutrient and polyphenol content of the nopal cactus (prickly pear) product. This was demonstrated in a recent analysis of the Nopal species Opuntia ficus-indica and its reaction to elevated UV radiation exposure at the University of Arizona's Arid Land Studies Department.(18*) The findings were as follows: in nature, plants produce polyphenols to protect themselves from oxidation caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. The nopal cactus (prickly pear) that are found at higher altitudes in the mountains are naturally exposed to significantly higher levels of ultraviolet radiation stimulating those nopal cactus (prickly pear) to produce higher concentrations of polyphenols. This high altitude environment is also a natural pest deterrent. Insects are less abundant at higher elevations allowing for a premium crop.

Compare that to the desert nopal cactus (prickly pear) which many liquid beverage companies use, especially those marketing their products through MLM or Network Marketing Schemes. Desert nopal cactus (prickly pear) receives very little moisture and nutrients from the arid environment and the low organic content of the desert soil.(19*), (20*), (21*)

Nopal Powder Capsules by Natural Home Cures only uses nopal cactus pads that are at least 30 cm in length, 1 kg in weight and contain no fewer than 6 prickly pear fruit. The larger the pad, the higher the nutrient and mineral content of the finished product.(22*)

Compare that to most companies that call the larger size pads their "premium brand" and charge their clients, even more, money. The secret behind the "premium brands" of the competitors is that they don't own their own farms and must purchase their pads from other companies who in turn charge a premium that gets passed on to you, their consumer.

In the end, you pay more money for something that we offer at no additional cost to all of our clients. In fact, this is the only nopal cactus (prickly pear) we offer as anything less would require us to lower our standards and this is not something we are willing to do. That is why you will always receive the finest in quality. We guarantee that every capsule of our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) is the highest quality possible.(23*)

What Is The Process Of Freeze Drying Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)?
The simple answer is that we take the entire nopal cactus (prickly pear) fruit and we dehydrate it by removing the water through a freeze-drying process rather than a heat drying process. We use the freeze drying process, so it preserves the medicinal and therapeutic properties of the nopal cactus (prickly pear).

Think of it like this: When dehydrating a banana, the heat removes the water from the fruit. In the end, you still have a banana, but without the water, you now have banana chips, and that is exactly what our nopal cactus (prickly pear) is. We remove the water using freezing temperatures which retains all the therapeutic and medicinal properties of the nopal cactus (prickly pear).(24*), 25*)

Eating the whole fruit will always provide you better medicinal or therapeutic health properties than eating a diluted extract or concentrate. It just makes sense to buy from Natural Home Cures to ensure you consume the highest quality nopal cactus (prickly pear).

“How Much Does Your Freeze Dried, High Altitude, Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Cost In Relation To That Of The Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Juice?”

One bottle of our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains 120 capsules each containing 500 mg of 100% freeze-dried nopal cactus (prickly pear) and retails for $30.00 which includes shipping and handling. The more you purchase, the less you pay. For example, we currently have a Buy 3 Get 2 Free. This works out to just $18/bottle and includes shipping/handling.

One Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsule - nopal cactus (prickly pear) is equal to about one ounce of the juice, so if you currently consume 3 ounces of juice a day, you would consume 3 capsules of our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules a day. As there are 120 capsules in the bottle, the bottle will last 40 days. Compare that to the 32 oz bottle of the nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice - you will need 4 bottles of juice to equal one bottle of Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules. Therefore, you will spend $30.00 (or less)/40 days for our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules compared to $200/40 days for nopal cactus (prickly pear) juice. This represents an average savings of $1500/person/year.

Insider Secret 6: Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) – Get Your Free Bottle Today

For a limited time, we would like you to put everything we said above to the test with our Free Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules Offer:

First Time Clients Get 1 Free Bottle Of Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules - Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)First Time Clients Receive One FREE Bottle Of Our Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear)

 

     Source References
(1)
Wikipedia - Nopal
(2)
Food and Drug Administration - Dietary Supplements Food Labeling Guide
(3) Brinkzone - Proprietary Blends in Nutritional Supplements

(4) ehow - Fruit Concentrates vs Extracts
(5) Fitday - Understanding Concentrate Juice
(6) Food and Drug Administration - Common or Usual Name For Non-Standardized Foods
(7) Wikipedia - Extract

(8) Wikipedia - Concentrate
(9) Wikipedia - Opuntia
(10) WebMD - Fiber How Much Do You Need
(11) WebMD - Fiber Health Benefits
(12) Wikipedia - Multi-Level Marketing Criticism
(13) USA Today - "Multilevel Marketing Or 'Pyramid'? Sales People Find It Hard To Earn Much".
(14) Wikipedia - Network Marketing
(15) Wikipedia - Multi-Level Marketing Criticism
(16) Article Base - You're Failing Because Your MLM Products Are Too Damn Expensive
(17) Nopal Powder Capsules - Your Trusted Source For Quality Products
(18) University Of Arizona - School Of Natural Resources and the Environment
(19)
Wikipedia - Soil Fertility

(20) Phoenix Tropicals - Vitamin Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms of Plants
(21) eHow - Sandy Soil
(22) Nopal Powder Capsules - Your Trusted Source For Quality Products
(23) Nopal Powder Capsules - Chemical Analysis
(24) Wikipedia - Freeze Drying
(25) How Stuff Works - Freeze Drying