¿What is NeOpuntia®?

NeOpuntia® is a unique lipophilic fiber developed and produced by Nexira, in France. It is a 100% natural and functional ingredient that can be incorporated into food supplements for optimal weight management and wellness applications.

NeOpuntia® is extracted from dehydrated Opuntia ficus-indica cactus leaves thanks to a a patented, gentle, chemical-free and solvent-free process (international patent number PCT / FR 02/01254). It is certified Kosher and Organic.

Lipophilic properties

By lipophilic properties, we mean the ability of NeOpuntia® to attract and bind fats in its presence.

In more scientific terms, lipophilicity, or fat-hobby, refers to the ability of a chemical compound to dissolve in fats, oils, lipids, and nonpolar solvents. Lipophilic substances have a strong affinity for fats, which induces interactions between these lipophilic compounds and fats.

In vitro tests showed that the soluble and insoluble fibers contained in NeOpuntia® physically interact with fats:

Step 1: The hydrophobic interaction takes place between fats and insoluble fibers.

Step 2: The primary interactions are stabilized thanks to the soluble fibers (polysaccharides that create a fluid gel, stable at any pH).

Therefore, NeOpuntia® can be implicated to reduce the absorption of fat in the body, with instant effect starting in the stomach.


A large set of studies was conducted on NeOpuntia® to confirm its lipophilic properties. The latest clinical study goes even further: it also reveals its health benefits related to regulating blood lipid levels.

Lipophilic properties

In vitro tests simulating gastrointestinal conditions showed that:

NeOpuntia® could decrease the bioavailability of fatty acids by more than 28%. The lipophilic capacity of NeOpuntia® is much higher than that of chitosan.

Nexira conducted a larger study designed to evaluate the ability of NeOpuntia® to manage 5 risk factors typically associated with metabolic syndrome (syndrome X).

The study highlights that, along with a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, NeOpuntia® per meal could help to regulate some lipid parameters of the blood, which are generally associated with the reduction of cardiovascular risks. Positively influence the diagnosis of Syndrome X.

The results of this study are published: E. Linares et al. "The effect of NeOpuntia® on blood lipid parameters - Risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)". Advances in Therapy Vol. 24; No. 5, September / October 2007; (1113-1223). Abstraction.

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It helps absorb and eliminate fat coming from diet and food. It also decreases and controls the appetite.

Composition: NeOpuntia®, Glucomanano, Chitosán Vegetal y L-Carnitina.

How to use: It is recommended to take 2 capsules 15 minutes before lunch and dinner.

Presentation: Oral route, 60 capsules packaging.