Prickly Pear

Does prickly pear work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Prickly Pear

The overall effectiveness rating for prickly pear is 2.5 out of 3. This rating means there is ample evidence that using prickly pear will lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Prickly Pear

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. Note, this rating is for prickly pear as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Prickly Pear

Products Containing Prickly Pear
Cell Tech Hyper-Build
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Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about prickly pear. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
lower total cholesterol levels

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
reduce muscle damage


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