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Nopalina Review - Does This Fiber Supplement Really Work?

By Summer Banks on Nov 10, 2016
Nopalina Review

Nopalina Lipaza Plus company employees, have you ever taken your own product? We at DietSpotlight did one of our in-depth reviews. We closely examining the ingredients, side effects, customer service and research. We also sorted through countless user comments. At this point we summarized to give you the info you need.


What You Need To Know

First off, Nopalina Lipaza Plus is a fiber powder. It is intended to help regulate blood sugar levels and encourage more regular bowel movements. It may also help lower cholesterol, boost energy levels and promote healthy digestion. This product contains Canadian flax seed, psyllium husk, wheat bran, oat bran, cactus, senna leaves, apple, grapefruit, pineapple and orange. It should be taken daily with plenty of water. Both women and men can use Nopalina Lipaza Plus.

This product has been around since 2010. It’s available in both powder and capsule forms. Nopalina Lipaza Plus sells online for $11.99. Also, this product provides both fiber and omega fatty acids, but read on…

Side Effects – “Concerning?”

The first concern we had is Nopalina Lipaza Plus side effects. “Some users have complained of adverse effects from this product. Some side effects may include abdominal pains, stomachache, dizziness, bloating and loose stool,” says our Research Editor.

According to one customer “I’ve been on Nopalina for a while. I’ve had excessive bloating, constipation, and horrible stomach pain. I look like I gained weight and I can hardly eat due to feeling super full.”

“I wouldn’t recommend Nopalina. This is my third day and my stomach is hurting,” said another user.

Customer Complaints – “Not Good”

There are plenty of user complaints posted online for Nopalina Lipaza Plus ingredients. One customer commented, “I had terrible stomach pain. I have never used this product before.”

Another user revealed, “No weight-loss from this product. Shouldn’t I be losing weight?”

The research we’ve done has revealed an important connection. If there is a small problem, like customer complaints, the chances of lasting weight-loss is minimal. If Nopalina Lipaza Plus does cause unhappy dieters, that’s a problem.

The Science – “Anything Real?”

There is no science mentioned on the official website for Nopalina Lipaza Plus. For us at DietSpotlight, this is concerning. We need to see clinical studies that support the diet product and the ingredients it uses.

The Bottom Line – Does Nopalina Lipaza Plus Work?

Are we racing out for Nopalina Lipaza Plus?. Well, we like the product’s longevity and it contains natural sources of fiber. However, we about it because it’s not backed by science. Also, we’re concerned about possible side effects and customer complaints.

If you’d like to lose some serious weight, we encourage you to go with a strong product. Try one that does not lead to side effects and contains clinically proven ingredients. Positive customer comments are also important.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. Its formula is a proprietary blend of four ingredients. All have been proven in clinical studies to help increase fat loss and kick-start metabolism. We can’t locate any talk of harmful adverse effects and customer comments posted online express people are seeing excellent results.

Also, the makers of Leptigen are so confident in their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a good sign.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks is an ISSA-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has reviewed over 2000 diet products. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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What You Should Know

Nopalina Linaza Plus is sold as a fiber source or flax seed supplement. According to one online source, 100% pure Canadian flax seed is the main ingredient. Users have noted an increase in the number of bowel movements per day when taking Nopalina Linaza Plus. Some describe the bowel movements as being close to diarrhea.

List of Ingredients

Canadian Flax Seed, Wheat Bran, Senna Leaf, Apple, Pineapple, Cactus, Orange, Psyllium Husk, Grapefruit and Oat Bran.

Product Features

The ingredient list for Nopalina Linaza Plus is laden with fiber and natural laxatives. This could be the reason some users reported bowel movements similar to diarrhea. The supplement is to be taken as one tablespoon dissolved in eight ounces of water twice a day. Juice or milk can be used in place of water. Nopalina Linaza Plus does include a healthy source of fiber, protein and omega fatty acids. While this is a positive for overall health, the benefits for weight loss are not clear. Laxatives and cleansing supplements are quickly becoming part of many weight loss lines. Using laxatives to lose weight is not a healthy choice as laxatives are just another form of diuretic than can cause short-term weight loss through dehydration. Once a dieter stops taking the supplement, the body will regain healthy fluid stores and the weight will return. Long-term use of natural laxatives like psyllium husk and senna can also lead to an underactive colon. The colon works to expel waste from the body and laxative loosen waste just enough to cause atrophy to colon muscles over time. Becoming dependent upon natural laxatives is a negative to taking supplements like Nopalina Linaza Plus. Nopalina Linaza Plus is sold in 16-ounce bags. Each bag retails for $11.99. Ordering more bags results in a reduction in price. With a five-bag order, the price is reduced to $10.99 per bag. Ten bags cost $9.99 each and an order of 50 or more bags reduces the price to $7.99 each.

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  • Nopalina Linaza Plus is a good source of protein, fiber and omega fatty acids.
  • The price is lower than other cleansing and flax supplements.
  • Online ordering is supported.


  • Several of the ingredients in Nopalina Linaza Plus are natural laxatives.
  • Long-term use of senna can lead to dependency.
  • There is no fat burning or weight loss ingredients in Nopalina Linaza Plus.


Nopalina Linaza Plus is a natural laxative supplement that may increase weight loss for a short period. Weight loss will be temporary, as water loss will contribute to the majority of the pound shift on the scale. Laxatives are not a healthy part of a weight loss plan and should only be used when the dieter needs relief from temporary constipation.

Nopalina Questions & Answers:

We took a look at tons of reviews and comments on Nopalina Lipaza Plus to create this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Nopalina Lipaza Plus?

According to reviews we’ve read, some of the Nopalina Lipaza Plus side effects may include stomach pain, bloating, loose stools and/or dizziness.

What is in Nopalina Lipaza Plus?

Nopalina Lipaza Plus ingredients include Canadian flax seed, psyllium husk, wheat bran, oat bran, cactus, senna leaves, apple, grapefruit, pineapple and orange.

What is the active ingredient in Nopalina Lipaza Plus?

The active ingredient in Nopalina Lipaza Plus is Canadian flax seed.

Does Nopalina Lipaza Plus work?

The Nopalina Lipaza Plus website does not offer any links to clinical studies showing this product will help with weight-loss. When you take a look at the ingredient list, you find multiple natural laxatives and even one that stimulates. There is a very good chance you will notice changes in your bowel movements and you may lose some water weight, but nothing permanent or long-term.

You may what to go another way and combine Nopalina Lipaza Plus with one containing clinically-tested ingredients that works to help you lose weight, such as Leptigen.

How do you take Nopalina Lipaza Plus?

You take two tablespoons of Nopalina Lipaza Plus twice daily. Mix with 8 ounces of water or juice. If you choose the capsules, you take four in place of the powder.

How much does a bottle of Nopalina Lipaza Plus cost?

A bottle of Nopalina Lipaza Plus costs $10.99 one-pound.

Can I take Nopalina Lipaza Plus if I have a health condition?

As is the case with any weight-loss product, including Nopalina Lipaza Plus, you want to consider talking with your physician if you are pregnant or nursing, taking prescription medications, are under the age of 18 or have any medical conditions.

What do users like about Nopalina Lipaza Plus?

We found some users that reported feeling fuller after using the powder. The price was also a positive.

What do users NOT like about Nopalina Lipaza Plus?

There are quite a few complaints about side effects, which are likely attributed to the high fiber content and laxative ingredients.

Is there a Nopalina Lipaza Plus website in English?

Yes, click the word Ingles next to the word Espanol.

Can I order directly from Nopalina?

Yes, you can order from the official website. There may be some third-party retailers selling the products, but we found none.

Who makes Nopalina Lipaza Plus?

Forever Young makes Nopalina Lipaza Plus.

How do I contact the Nopalina Lipaza Plus customer service department?

Nopalina Lipaza Plus customer service can be reached by phone at 1-877-296-6845. You can also choose the contact form, if desired.

Does Nopalina Lipaza Plus come with a guarantee?

We didn’t find any mention of a guarantee on the official Nopalina Lipaza Plus website.

Do you know of any special deals or promotions from Nopalina Lipaza Plus?

There are special deals and discounts on Nopalina Lipaza Plus, if you purchase large quantities. We have been running around lately trying to keep up with all the readers taking advantage of Leptigen’s Special Trial Offer, which is just the cost of shipping and handling. Click here to give it a try.

65 User Reviews About Nopalina

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  • 1

    can I take this while on birth control



    Hi Ana! For detailed product and usage instructions, please refer to the Nopalina official website for more information.


  • 2

    makes me dizzies, cutting to 2 pills a day cause of blood pressure.


  • 3
    Jackie Bautista

    I was first introduce to Nopalina back in 2003 by my mother in law while visitan her in México. I was skeptical that it would work because I was so frustrated with trying so many things. It is now 2016 and I still use this product. It has always been my go to solution to get me back on track. I am currently taking Linzess and have been for 2 months. I take 299 mcg twice a day and have been for 2 months. Not seeing many results. Previously, I took Amitiza for 30 days and no results. Over the past 20 years, I have struggled wirh IBS and chronic constipation and have self medicated with dulcolax and fleet. I’m at a point in my life where I realize that there is no magic pill that’s going to cure this monstruos for me. It will continue to be a life long journey and I will stay opened to new medicines. However, will always go back to Nopalina cuz that’s never failed me. BTW … I take my Nopalina with orange juice.


  • 4

    Honestly, i have no bad comment on these pills. i started taking nopalina at the age of 15 after my quince and my dad researched it before he decided to introduce me to these capsules. I weighed 180 when i began to take them and didn’t stop taking them till almost 6 months i believe. I never got any pains in my stomach nor did i get bloated. i actually had no bad symptoms on this pill, but then again everybody has different bodies. within months of taking the pills i never noticed me loosing weight but everybody around me began to notice my weight just dropping. within a year of nopalina i lost 67 pounds. yes i know WOW thats alot but this isn’t me exaggerating. i decided to gain just a little more weight just because i needed to be up to 120. i have nothing but positive comments on this pill. im currently 19 and im still in my 120 limit and i haven’t gained weight since then.
    now my directions wernt exactly like the directions on the bottle. i decided to take 2 pills a day for a month straight around 3 o’clock because i was in school in the morning and i didn’t want to be having to run out of class because i had to go let some demons out. lol so after a whole month of taking them i would stop for the next month and after that month was over id start on it again. so technically i took the pills for 3 months. i highly recommend this product because it glowed me up after a year.


  • 5

    My BF got me started on this 3 years ago (when I met him). He lost a TON of weight with it. So I started and then stopped for a long time. I was the same decent weight after losing a ton myself. Well I started working in an office job and then getting anemia on top of it, so I feel little to zero energy and packed the weight back on. I am back to drinking the nopalina. Here are the important things you need to know. Yes it does make you suddenly have to poo (this really is evident when you eat certain foods). BUT the GOOD thing about this is, we are supposed to poop the same amount of time that we eat each day. you eat 3 times, means the next day you poop 3 times. I was going maybe once every 2-3 days=not healthy. This get me more regular. You fell the toilet bowl and feel good and empty rather than bloated with excess food and old junk basically. I recommend this and always have. The only HUGE con is the taste…blachhhh


  • 6

    Can I take Nopalina if am breastfeeding???


    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi! Please make sure to consult with your physician before starting a new weight-loss program or product.


  • 7

    I tried both powder and capsule. I personally like the capsules I drink it with a full glass of water in the morning and before bed 4 capsules daily however sometimes I would only drink one capsule instead of 2 I think some people think you need a lot everyone is different so it should go by what you are comfortable with. It helps with hunger and keeps you full. You may not see major results until 2 months I lost 40 lbs in 4 months about 4 years ago but I had a baby and would love to find these pills again , they don’t have them in fl. I originally bought them in colorado. As for the cramping it might be due to diet or constipation.


  • 8
    Your Name

    Shut yr piehole.


  • 9

    when I first tried this product I wasn’t eating healthy and I was using the bathroom around 5 or 6 times now I restarted and int the first week I lost 6 pounds now I’m on my second week and it’s actually going good I eat way more healthy and it help me use the bathroom way more now I use it ten times a day and feel good about it


  • 10

    hi, so I just wanted to ask a couple questions. Please help. I started taking this product today, I took it about 2 hours ago, at first with oatmeal but I didn’t like the taste of oatmeal so I just drank it with water. I immediately felt a bit dizzy. So I went to lie down. Soon after I needed to use the restroom and instead of being solid waste it was a bit loose. Made me feel like it made me have diarrhea. Any one have similar side effects?



    i too had dizzness and my bp went up


  • 11
    Your Namejasmine

    My name is Jasmine I am 24 years old I’ve been taking the pills for about 2 days and yes I have been getting cramps and I have been having going to the bathroom slot one and two Napa I don’t know about the difference if I’m losing weight because I’ve only been on for two days but with me constantly being on a truck I eat all the time ther really not much movingI had to go get a potty so I wouldn’t have to keep on stopping constantly but I think it’s helping me so be for you knock it try it for your self


  • 12

    Gives me stomach cramps but I’m still at it. Trying to lose weight.thyroid problems



    you should try and change your diet. My mom has a thyroid problem also, she changed her diet and it’s more controllable now. Also maybe turmeric in flax milk or almond milk will help because turmeric is good for inflammation. I made turmeric for my mom one night with ginger and that helped her. Taking these pills might only make it worst in my opinion.


  • 13

    If you are already COMPACTED (constipated) – any fiber product will make it worse. You MUST drink at least a gallon a day or 1/2 your body weight in ounces (ie 150 lbs -= 75oz water). Any fiber product will make your problem worse without water, however, I like the product and sprinkle it on salads and in juices to variety – you don’t need a lot for it to be effective.


  • 14

    Is the product supposed to desolve in water.


    Stephen (Editor)

    The supplement is to be taken as two tablespoon dissolved in eight ounces of water twice a day.



    I have taken nopalina over the years and I have never been dizzy or sick and is the only natural thing that really works,take it with orange juice it works better


  • 15

    Is it okay for me to take Nopalina if im only 19? if so how many should I take per day(Capstiles)?


    Karen (Editor)

    Hello, Sunshine. Most diet product are geared towards adults 18 and over so yes you can take it however, as an added precaution, consult you doctor before taking it. Remember though, this particular product is essentially a laxative and the “water weight” you lose may return in time.



    Fiber makes you feel full… I’ve been on it 2days and it keeps me full for about 4 hours… You needbto drink more water….


  • 16
    Your Name

    I wouldn’t recommend Nopalina this is my third day and My stomach is hurting I feel full and I pee every second to only pee drops and I’m feeling dizzy and nauseous I need to see a doctor ASAP



    Hi I am going to start the nopalina. But came across you story . may I ask what the doctor told you ? If it’s a bad idea to start taking nopalina?


  • 17

    Ive been on Nopalina for a while. I’ve had excessive bloating, constipation, and horrible stomach pain. I look like I gained weight and I can hardly eat due to feeling super full. I feel like there is a bowling ball in my stomach. DO NOT RECOMMEND. I will stick to eating healthy instead.




    You are describing the effects of eating too much fiber at one time. You need at least 8 ounces of water per 5 grams of fiber. I would try only taking 1 tablespoon of Nopalina per day.


  • 18

    I have taken Nopalina and it is fabulous product. I loss about 13 pounds but it was slow and steady. I was also able to keep it off. In addition, my bowel movements were more regular. In addition, when I went for lab work at doctor my good cholesterol was exceptional!!!! The only thing negative is when you stop using it you might find you are constipated but after about a 2 – 3 days all went back to normal (pre taking the product).



    After you took the product for the first time, do you remember how long after that first time you had your first bowel movement?


    Your Name

    I went twice the day i started.. About 2hours apart



    Hi I don’t know how old is cnet….. I read some comment about nopalina the powder i been taking a lot of stuff to lose weight I think my next step is this one (nopalina) do they really work losing weight what happened if you stop drinking it?


  • 19

    I use it many years ago and it did work. I bought it today again because I realized it is now in capsules.. I used to take it with juice.. it did make me regular for sure. Let’s see how the caps work, I am going to take it going to bed


  • 20

    My doctor recommended this product, but I bought it at an H.E.B. that sells lots of international food products.


  • 21

    i had been taking nopalina for about 8 days now and the first 3 days it seemed to work and no side effects but i’ve been very bloated past few days, havent been able to work out how i usually do because of how bloated i am. i stopped using it, and 2 dys later i’m still bloated. this didnt work for me. (i also kept a balanced diet inlcuding lots of fruits and vegggies and drank alot of water how it said on packaging.


  • 22

    would it cause me not to make kids if i use it.


    Your Name



    Jim Adair

    I have been using it since June and I lost 27 lbs,
    Tell Asha she probably don’t need kids anyway!


  • 23

    I have been taking it for about 2 weeks. Zero weight loss, lots of cramping and bloating and when I tried to stop, I had terrible stomach pains.


  • 24

    I have hypoglycemia,i wonder if nopalina works for me?


    Your Name

    Hypoglycemia would mean that your sugar levels are BELOW normal. This would not be a good idea for you.



    I have a bunch handfull i r two thats when i sayfollow your dreams im glad someone cane outwith that why wait ?whats that if it dosent work the side effect if expecting one try something new give it a chance could it do that fn much !


  • 25

    ive been taken it for just about a week, and so far so good..reg.bowel movents,cut my appetite and feel lighter and not bloated anymore. I even lost some of my muffin top! It’s great in chocolate milk and fresh sqeezed Juices..Lovin it!


  • 26

    I started taking the Nopalina in tablets since Sunday and I have noticed cramping and some loose bowel movements..I am really taking this to loose weight. Does this actually work for this purpose? And what are the side effects it has?



    same with me … and lots of crampings



    I lost 25 pound in 2 months.


  • 27

    do you really lose weight with this?


  • 28

    If you google Nopalina by itself, you’ll find that it claims to have no adverse side affects, but try googling up senna leaves which is what makes this product what it is: a laxative. Senna is only supposed to be taken for no more than 2 weeks tops. As a result of drinking this my hair is falling out incredibly fast. My shower drain is full after I shower and not to mention combing my hair. I have now stopped taking it and am taking biotin to stop this terrible shedding, if you will. I’ve also now learned that it causes low levels of electrolytes therefore making way for heart problems and to top it off, it can cause enlargement of fingers and toes!! UGH! I’ve been using it for about 4 months. The package doesn’t indicate how long it is safe to take it for, but as for me, I’m done. Maybe once in an enormous while when you really have to; like when I first took it, I noticed such a good difference that I just continued to the point that it became habitual. So now I just drink alot of water and eat more fiber rich foods instead of this product. I started taking it when I saw the results in weight loss other family members were getting from using it, but coincidentally, we’re all losing hair – all women and one men, same thing. I’m done.



    Omg!! Really!! Loosing hair!? I would rather be a little over weight than loose weight and be bald =/ i think exercise and green leafy vegetables will never go wrong.



    LOL this review is completely FAKE (and funny). I have read thousands of positive reviews about this product and I actually take it. My fingers still the same length and I’m full of hair!! LOL



    It can’t be fake it is a laxative and diet/weight loss methods impact everyone differently. If you have any type of stomach issues or a sensitive stomach like I do it does say it’s not recommended.


    Your backllashName

    If you have issues before taking a product and it strongly indicate not to use it. Then you still take it. You put yourself at risk of enlarged fingers,toes,hair loss etc. That’s a choice. Then to continue to take it for four months after discovering these issues. SCARY.



    Im with Unhappy, well not the fingers and toes but the hair loss. I noticed a slimmer midsection and more hair loss while taking Napolina. I’ve stopped and the hair loss is to a minimal and the mid section is back lol But it worked for my sister. Everybody is different.


  • 29

    I’ve had this product before and it workers really good .. but can I drink it if I’m pregnant I just want it so I can go restroom ?


  • 30

    For the past year i had been taking nopalina linaza pluz but i was kinda disgusted by the outcome of the blend with water or juice it kind of looked like oatmeal. the results were there but the thing i disliked about the product was the need to go to the bathroom without warning i was scared to to it while going out afraid i might have an accident. On the other side i found a product that does just the opposite contols my appetite and maintains my weight loss at an ideal weight. Another plus it has is the great flavor of maqui berry and passion fruit! This dietary supplement is called Numia Performance Fiber. Also i am taking Numia capsules to loose weight its great theres no side effects and has controled my appetite and boosted my energy level to do tasks at home or at work with ease!



    mmmh this seems like a non-natural (and cheap) comment!



    Want to know if you are still taking it


  • 31
    Stacy mark

    i bought a bag but it felt lighter then 16oz so come to find out that is real weight was 11oz


  • 32

    I just started talking nopalina for 3 days now and love how I’ve been regular in my bowel movements.
    Is it safe to continue to drink drink for a long period of time. I have read it has natural laxatives and afraid my bowels will become dependent on this. How often should I take this?


  • 33

    I’ve been drinking Nopalina for about 12 days and I love it!! I’ve gone from 173 to 169 even when I ate a lot for Christmas & New Years. I blend a cup of water, fruit and the Nopalina 🙂 I just love it, give it a try.



    I just bought a bag of nopalina yesterday and this morning i wanted to start taking it but I just don’t know how , should I take it on an empty stomach or after a meal or what , I dont want to mess up . your help is much appreciated Thanks!



    works wonderfull if you take it at night. before you go to bed drink a glass of water (or juice for a better taste) with 3 tbsp of nopalina.
    Another way to take it: at morning with an empty stomach put in the blender the half of a cucumber, 2 slices of pinapple, 2 or 3 tbsp of nopalina and some water.
    Good luck 😉


    Brenda Morris

    I take it b4 n after sometimes… When ever I take it n when I eat I’m going to restroom not long after I take it twice a day n my weight results have bn great.. I eat whatever I choose..my clothes are 4 sizes smaller SO I highly recommend Nopalina


    Your Name

    How much of the product do you use if you just mix it in a water bottle?



    Im confused with all these comments of yes it helps lose weight, and some bowel is to loose.. Because come to think about it i was on it last year for about a month, yes i did go to the bathroom which was good cause im a constipated person, i felt like i lost weight and people would tell me they could see my waist now, but i stopped drinking it and now i fill like i gaining 50lbs, i fill so much bloated, i fill embarrassed now.. So im wondering should i go back to it or not ??? Any suggestions, cause if this is how i fill when i stop then No, but if it made me look and fill like lost weight then Yes….. Please help, im starting to feel depressed here, cause i see so many mixed comments, and i want to do the right thing.


    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi! For detailed product and usage instructions, please refer to the Nopalina official website for more information.


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