The Real Prickly Pear Extract For Hangover Prevention

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The manufacturer of the patented herbal extract that was clinically tested at Tulane University, peer-reviewed and published in a prestigious medical journal, The Archives of Internal Medicine, would like to set the record straight. Perfect Equation, Inc., manufacturer of HPF Hangover Prevention Formula(TM), wants to clear up widespread misconceptions about the Prickly Pear Cactus extract and its role in preventing alcohol hangover symptoms.

Many mainstream media outlets in America and throughout the world have reported that ordinary Prickly Pear Cactus extract can prevent hangover symptoms-- as a result of the clinical study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine. Because of this reporting, people everywhere have been misinformed because ordinary Prickly Pear Cactus or its extracts will not prevent hangover symptoms.

It is true that the extract administered and clinically proven in the study at Tulane University was derived from Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia ficus indica). However, it was a specially-processed, patented extract obtained by a patented process, called Tex-OE(R). And it provides biological activity that is much different from ordinary Prickly Pear Cactus extract. Tex-OE contains special bio-active molecules that other Prickly Pear Cactus extracts do not contain. Because of this, the patented extract does something no other Prickly Pear Cactus extract can do. Tex-OE rapidly accelerates the synthesis of Heat Shock Proteins (HSP), a natural protective and restorative mechanism in the human body in response to the stress caused by the toxicity of alcohol. In doing so, it prevents hangover symptoms and provides improved cognitive function the morning following alcohol consumption, as reported in the AMA journal.

Tex-OE is the product of ten years of research and development by a renowned cell biology and pharmacology team. The team believed that because of the Prickly Pear Cactus’ ability to survive extremes of high and low temperature and drought it likely possessed active molecules that would help protect and restore cells in humans as well. They were right.

Unlike ordinary Prickly Pear Cactus extract, Tex-OE delivers special active molecules derived from the skin of the fruit of the Prickly Pear. It is these special molecules that provide the protective and restorative benefits that other Prickly Pear extracts simply cannot provide.

To do what Tex-OE does, the manufacturer of a Prickly Pear extract would have to mimic the discovery and use the patented process developed to produce the patented version of the extract. The manufacturer would have to:

1.    Identify the specific molecules that have the ability to synthesize Heat Shock Protein.

2.    Know how to separate them from the plant and its cellulose while maintaining their activity

3.    Know how to test for them chemically

4.    Know how to test for their activity in cell culture bioassays to prove their activity in a biological system

5.    Adhere to a routine cell culture activity quality control specification

6.    Test every lot to prove it has the necessary bioactivity

Tex-OE is the only cactus extract with bio-activity that is proven in cell culture bioassays on every extract. This is to ensure that the active molecules are present in efficacious amounts and that they have been properly captured and separated from cellulose, so they can be absorbed and continue their beneficial activity in the human body. (Humans do not have an enzyme that can digest the cellulose and so the active molecules would pass through the system without absorption unless they are removed from the cellulose). Unlike Tex-OE, common Prickly Pear Cactus extract is taken from the cactus pads (nopales, tunas, or cladodes as they are called)—not the skin of the fruit like Tex-OE. Common Prickly Pear Cactus Extract is bound to cellulose that would prevent proper absorption of any active molecules (if they were present).

In the original clinical report written by the research team at Tulane University, Tex-OE, the patented extract, extracted by the patented process, was initially named throughout the report. However, when the final, peer-reviewed study was published in The Archives of Internal Medicine, common Prickly Pear Cactus or its Latin genus, Opuntia ficus indica, was cited in the title and throughout the text as the effective extract. (Only one reference to the actual extract used, Tex-OE, is on page 1335 under the title-- Intervention. Consequently many of the media reported the name of the extract as published throughout the medical journal-- Prickly Pear Cactus extract, instead of Tex-OE).

There is a significant difference between Tex-OE and common Prickly Pear Cactus extract.

To add to this, the lead investigator stated, “Tex-OE was the extract administered in the study. If people generalize anything from the study to their own lives, they should realize that to get the same results from the study they need to use the same extract-- Tex-OE."

The manufacturer, Perfect Equation, Inc., believes that the media did not realize that Tex-OE and common Prickly Pear Cactus are completely different extracts. While this error was inadvertent, the error should be noted and corrected so that people are not misinformed.

Tex-OE, the extract in HPF Hangover Prevention Formula, is the extract that was tested and proven in the clinical study. Ordinary Prickly Pear extract will not prevent hangovers. Tex-OE is the unique extract proven effective in The Archives of Internal Medicine Report. To prevent hangovers, Tex-OE is only found in HPF Hangover Prevention Formula, sold on the internet at http://www.hangoverprevention.com and http://www.perfectequation.net The product can also be purchased at the company’s 24/7 call center, (800) 720-2970.

Qualified distributor and investor inquiries are welcome.

For further information, please contact: Gerry Stefanko of Perfect Equation, Inc., +1-760-599-6079, Gerrys@perfectequation.net; HPF Hangover Prevention Formula(TM) is distributed by:Nutrimark, LLC. Distributor and investment inquiries welcome, call +1-760-845-4320.Press kit materials, samples, VNR, patent and published report information, and interviews with a responsible spokesperson are available to the media upon request.SOURCE Perfect Equation, Inc.Web Site: http://www.perfectequation.net Photo Notes: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040715/LATH064 APPhotoExpress Network: PRN4 PRN Photo Desk,photodesk@prnewswire.com

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