Serving size: 1 capsule
Amounts per serving
Specialized Brassica oleracea var italica sprout powder 700mg
(yelding 10 mg sulforaphane)
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, silica
Directions to use:
Adults and children over 12 years: Take 1-2 capsules per day on an empty stomach or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
More about Sulforaphane:
Sulforaphane is a natural plant compound derived from many cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale. Broccoli sprouts are by far the highest source.
Sulforaphane promotes your body’s natural detoxification process for certain environmental threats found in the air you breathe, the food you eat, and the water you drink. Every day you are exposed to a barrage of chemicals that are not naturally found in your body. These chemicals can take a toll on your overall health and wellness.
Thankfully, your body has a natural detoxification system to help get rid of harmful substances that you are exposed to in the environment, or from household products and even the food you eat. Sulforaphane is a phytochemical that enhances your natural detoxification processes.
Your detoxification system has 2 phases to process the chemicals we are exposed to each day:
1. First, when these chemicals enter your body, Phase 1 detoxifying enzymes begin to process them into metabolites which may be potentially harmful. An easy way to imagine these metabolites is a broken piece of glass with “rough edges”. These “rough edges”, if not processed further, can harm normal cell function by damaging cellular DNA, proteins and lipids.
2. Next, Phase 2 detoxifying enzymes process the potentially harmful metabolites into water-soluble compounds that can be easily excreted from your body.
Sulforaphane helps increase the production of important Phase 2 detoxifying enzymes, promoting your body’s natural detoxification process, thereby supporting the elimination of potentially harmful metabolites
Research has shown sulforaphane also supports the body’s defences against oxidative stress and cell damage – and offers numerous health-promoting benefits, which are likely due to its positive effect on multiple cellular pathways:
Supports Cellular Detoxification: Sulforaphane increases the production of certain Phase II detoxifying enzymes which help to process potentially harmful environmental toxins into less harmful metabolites that can be more easily excreted from the body. In doing so, sulforaphane promotes the detoxification of certain environmental toxins to which you may be exposed every day that can cause damage to your DNA, proteins and lipids.
Promotes Antioxidant Activity to Reduce Oxidative Stress: Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance in the production of free radicals and your body’s ability to detoxify their harmful effects by neutralizing them with antioxidants. Free radicals, which can damage DNA, proteins and lipids, are by products of your normal metabolism and can also be derived from certain environmental toxins. Sulforaphane can boost the natural production of antioxidant enzymes which reduce oxidative stress, thereby acting indirectly as an antioxidant.
Since sulforaphane is associated with cruciferous vegetables, namely broccoli and broccoli sprouts, many people think they can get the benefits of sulforaphane just by eating their vegetables. Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple, as sulforaphane itself is not found in broccoli. Rather it is the essential ingredients, glucoraphanin and myrosinase, that are present. Unfortunately, there may not be enough of either compound in the plant to allow for adequate sulforaphane production. This can be due to seed quality, soil composition, the age of the plant, and many other factors. Cooking broccoli typically destroys the myrosinase enzyme, thereby limiting the production of sulforaphane.
- Stimulates cellular antioxidant defenses within the body
- Supports Cellular Detoxification
- Broccoli sprouts may activate key enzymes in liver detoxification
- Promotes Long-Lasting Antioxidant Activity to Reduce Oxidative Stress
- GMO free
- Gluten free
- Sugar free
- Suitable for vegetarians
Disclaimer: This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.