Is Cactus The New Coconut? Benefits of Prickly Pear Cactus Water – MAGIC CACTUS




The Benefits of Prickly Pear Cactus Water

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Prickly pear juice, often referred to as "Cactus water" due to its naturally low sugar content and light taste, is the hydrating liquid harvested from the Prickly Pear Cactus fruit. This cactus plant is not just known for its striking appearance (they're downright beautiful) but also for the nutrient-rich fruit it bears. The water extracted from prickly pear cactus is fast gaining traction in the health community for its impressive benefits.

In the dynamic world of health beverages and natural hydration - the Prickly Pear Cactus is emerging as a star, with this tiny cactus fruit boasting massive benefits around hydration, antixoidants, and even anti-inflammatory properties.

With just a fraction of the sugar as coconut water, prickly pear is quickly becoming a preferred hydration choice. This shift is significant when compared to the long-reigning benefits of coconut water. Let's explore the unique properties of the Prickly Pear Cactus plant, delve into the benefits, and compare these to the well-known benefits of coconut water.

Here we'll explore the unique properties of the Prickly Pear Cactus plant, delve into the benefits, and compare these to the well-known benefits of coconut water.

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Starting with coconut water, we have Vita Coco Coconut Water.

10g of Natural Sugars & 45 calories.

It's no soft drink but these can add up when consumed habitually.

Looking for less sugar and calories? Aren't we all. Here's where cactus water shines. Let's compare natural sugars and calories per 12-ounce serving with popular products from each category.


Hydration and electrolyte profiles are a fundamental property where both beverages thrive, yet they differ significantly in their nutritional compositions. Cactus water, sourced from the prickly pear, is renowned for its low sugar and calorie content, making it an appealing choice for those mindful of their dietary intake. 

Over the past decade, cactus water brands have been showing up on the shelves of mainstream grocery. Namely, a brand called True Nopal's Prickly Pear Cactus Water has become the go-to cactus water brand around the United States with their trademarked "The Original Cactus Water."

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4 grams of Natural Sugars & 20 Calories.Less than half the sugar and calories compared to its coconut counterparts

More recently, brands have begun using Prickly Pear Cactus as an ingredient alongside other flavors and functional ingredients.

One of the brands doing just that is Pricklee - a newer brand with a variety of flavors and added sugar, flavoring, and lemon juice. 

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The antioxidants in cactus water, particularly compounds like betalains, are pivotal in promoting skin health. These antioxidants help combat oxidative stress caused by environmental factors like pollution and UV radiation, which can lead to premature aging. By neutralizing free radicals, cactus water aids in maintaining the skin's elasticity and natural radiance, contributing to a more youthful appearance. Additionally, the presence of taurine, a vital amino acid in cactus water, plays a crucial role in skin revitalization and rejuvenation. Taurine has been found to support hydration at the cellular level and helps in the repair of damaged skin, making cactus water an excellent beverage for those seeking a natural boost to their skin care regimen.


Cactus water has advantages over coconut water as a more gut-friendly choice, thanks to its fiber content. Fiber is essential for healthy digestion, as it helps to maintain bowel regularity and prevent constipation. But the benefits of cactus water for digestion extend beyond fiber. The water also contains compounds that may help soothe the stomach lining and reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. This makes cactus water not only a hydrating option but also a potential ally in maintaining a healthy and balanced digestive system, especially for those who may suffer from occasional digestive discomfort or irregularities.

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Cactus water's role in reducing inflammation is primarily attributed to its content of betalains, potent antioxidants that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds are especially beneficial for individuals who lead physically active lifestyles, as they can help alleviate muscle soreness and joint discomfort that often accompany exercise. Additionally, for those managing chronic inflammation-related conditions, cactus water can serve as a supportive natural remedy. Beyond its anti-inflammatory benefits, cactus water also promotes detoxification. It aids in supporting liver function and helps in the elimination of toxins from the body, enhancing overall health and vitality.


Cactus water is rich in nutrients that support cognitive function. For example, the amino acids and minerals in cactus water can play a role in improving mental clarity, concentration, and overall brain function. Regular consumption of cactus water may contribute to reduced mental fatigue and improved neural health. This makes it a valuable beverage for individuals looking to support their cognitive wellness, whether they are engaged in mentally demanding tasks or simply looking to maintain healthy brain function as they age.


And for those who are over 21 years old and want the benefits of cactus water alongside an alternative to alcohol, Magic Cactus has created a sparkling cactus water beverage with a unique blend of THC, THCV, and CBD, all derived from hemp, ensuring a legal and responsible enjoyment of its benefits.

This product taps into the natural properties of the prickly pear cactus with the benefits described above while also being infused with L-Theanine. This powerful amino acid, commonly found in green tea, is celebrated for its ability to promote relaxation without drowsiness, enhancing the 'buzz' you get from Magic Cactus in a way that’s both soothing and uplifting.

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