Effectiveness Rating for Prickly Pear's Ability to Increase HDL (good) Cholesterol Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well prickly pear is able to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Prickly Pear to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Using Prickly Pear to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Prickly Pear's Ability to Increase HDL (good) Cholesterol Levels

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There is one study in the database on prickly pear; the confidence rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

References

Title of Study
The effect of Opuntia ficus-indica juice supplementation on oxidative stress, cardiovascular parameters, and biochemical markers following yo-yo Intermittent recovery test