The leaves of Opuntia ficus indica cactus which resulted NeOpuntia ® nopal is traditionally eaten for centuries by local communities such as South America, southern Europe, its status is clear: it is a food ingredient. Toxicological tests have confirmed its perfect safety.
The NeOpuntia ® ( nopal ) awarded the Silver Trophy 2004 HY ingredient health most innovative, can integrate all types of food supplements. Accompanied by sound nutritional advice (diet, regular exercise ...), it is the original natural asset that boosts your health and slimming formulations.
The NeOpuntia ® ( nopal ) a slimming action through lipophilic fiber that traps fat meal and limit their uptake. The NeOpuntia ® innovative functional ingredient is particularly attractive to reduce fat absorption and regulate lipid parameters, especially HDL cholesterol. It is unusual to limit the absorption of calories of the meal. Lipids trapped in this "complex" are not assimilated by the body and are eliminated naturally.
The NeOpuntia ® ( nopal ) is a unique lipophilic fiber, is derived from dehydrated leaves of cactus Opuntia ficus-indica with a patented manufacturing process that does not use solvents or chemical (N ° International Patent PCT / FR 02 / 01254) developed and produced in France. It is a functional ingredient 100% vegetable, it is certified vegetarian (Vegetarian Society - UK), Kosher and Organic (Ecocert SAS - F 32600). It is intended to be incorporated into dietary supplements for weight management and wellness. Studies in vitro and in vivo have demonstrated its clinical lipophilic properties and its health benefits.
Scientific data have confirmed its lipophilic properties.
Properties of lipophilic NeOpuntia ®: we see his ability to attract and retain greases made in his presence. In more scientific terms, the lipophilic compound is a judge of its value to be decomposed in lipids and non-polar solvents. This leads to an interaction between fat and lipophilic substances, thus eliminating excess calories.
Hydrophis Interactions between fat and insoluble fiber
These initial interactions are stabilized by the soluble fiber (polysaccharides) forming a stable gel at any pH.
Thanks to these original properties, the NeOpuntia ® helps reduce the absorption of fat ingested in the stomach.
The latest clinical study done on the NeOpuntia ® showed the positive effect on blood lipid parameters:
The NeOpuntia ® reduces the bioavailability of fatty acids of about 28%
The ability of lipophilic NeOpuntia ® is clearly superior to that of chitosan
A pilot clinical study also suggests that 1.6 g of NeOpuntia ® per meal increases the excretion of fat by 27% on average compared to placebo.
To be more precise the NeOpuntia ®, from ingestion during the meal, acting on the fats float to the surface. Insoluble fiber NeOpuntia ® set of dietary lipids in the stomach due to lipophilic interactions and create a large complex fat / fibers, and the soluble polysaccharide NeOpuntia ® forms a gel, irrespective of the pH, thereby avoiding a release fat through the cell walls of the intestine. Preliminary studies suggest that the action of NeOpuntia ® prevent pancreatic lipases to split the molecules into smaller fractions.