Recently, there was a press release about an extract of Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia) as a hangover cure (or helper). Is this fact or fiction?

Mother Nature disguises nutrition in many, many forms. The Prickly Pear Cactus contains a couple of nutrients which help on a simple level. That's why the study indicated only 50% of the respondents reporting "lesser" negative symptoms. This is a similar result one would attain from drinking Gatorade or Powerade while consuming alcohol - you're only dealing with a small percentage of the entire battle, and only achieving "partial" results!

Remember that hydration is significant but 90% of what most people are consuming along with alcohol is... you guessed it, water! Alcohol is absorbed rapidly. Micro-nutrients which fortify and enhance the body's metabolizing abilities are key. Think about how many times you already "stop" at the restroom during a night out. Flushing the body is ESSENTIAL, but the body can only flush alcohol after breaking it down. If your body is deficient in the elements necessary to break down alcohol, it will take longer to flush the toxins created.

Do a little research on Glutathione (NOT Glutamine) and you'll begin to unlock the key to one of the most powerful antioxidants - a key to a longer, healthier and more active life!

Xo3 goes well beyond simple science - it's combination of essential nutrients, amino acids and trace minerals are now the standard solution to the alcohol metabolization puzzle, to those lucky enough to have discovered it!