What is Sulforaphane?
In short: Sulforaphane is a modern day super-compound. Diets rich in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, and brussel sprouts are associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality. This is due to Sulforaphane, a potent isothiocyanate formed from plant compounds known as glucosinolates. Broccoli sprouts are the single best source of these glucosinolates, containing almost 100 times more than mature broccoli.
What are the health benefits of Sulforaphane?
Over a decade of research & clinical trails have established the numerous health benefits of Sulforaphane which include:
May reduce risk of cancer
There is some evidence to suggest that sulforaphane may reduce the risk of cancer and that it may kill cancer cells. This happens through preventing procarcinogens from turning into carcinogens. Carcinogens are substances that promote carcinogenesis, which is another term for the formation of cancer.
Procacinogens are substances that are transformed into carcinogens by the body. You can think of them as precursors to carcinogens. The enzymes that are responsible for turning carcinogens into procarcinogens are known as phase I biotransformation enzymes. Sulforaphane has been shown to play a role in deactivating the phase I biotransformation enzymes. By deactivating the enzymes that turn procarcinogens into carcinogens, sulforaphane might reduce the risk of cancer.
Fights Harmful Free Radicals & Inflammation
Sulforaphane has been shown to be able to get rid of carcinogens from your system altogether. This process relies on another group of enzymes that isothiocyanates might activate, known as phase II detoxification enzymes.
The activation of phase II detox enzymes is brought about by something known as the NRF2 pathway. NRF2 is a substance that regulates antioxidants that can protect you from oxidative damage caused by various factors such as harmful free radicals, inflammation, and more. Additionally, NRF2 pathways also play a role in the expression of hundreds of genes, affecting various functions in the body. Sulforaphane happens to the isothiocyanate that is one of the most potent natural inducers of the NRF2 pathway, which mediates the activation of the phase II detox enzymes. These enzymes then work to get rid of carcinogens from your body.
Detoxification of airborne pollutants
In numerous clinical trials, Sulforaphane has been utilized to significantly increase the excretion of air pollutants like benzene from the body. This is significant because benzene is a carcinogen that has been associated with cancer in both humans and animals. Major sources of benzene are air pollution caused by automobile exhaust and cigarette smoke (including secondhand smoke).
Cognitive protection against autism, schizophrenia & depression
Sulforaphane has been shown in studies to have a positive effect on those suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is characterized by behavior issues and impaired social and communication skills. It is one of the ailments of the brain that is thought to have an oxidative stress component. In clinical studies with participants diagnosed with varying levels of ASD, those given Sulforaphane showed significant improvements in social interactions, behavior, and communication skills.
As with ASD, oxidative stress is believed to play a role in schizophrenia, which is characterized by cognitive impairment symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, abnormal behavior, and others. In clinical trials where participants were given Sulforaphane, each experienced significant improvements in cognitive ability. Researchers have concluded that sulforaphane might have the potential to benefit those suffering from schizophrenia.
Dietary intake of Sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts have also been shown to have a preventative effect on depression symptoms. Researchers have concluded that Sulforaphane can be useful in preventing relapse in the remission state of depression by regulating inflammation.
Improvements to Cardiovascular & Heart Health
Sulforaphane from broccoli sprouts has been shown to lower blood pressure in test subjects. The sulforaphane stopped a DNA biochemical process that has been associated with high blood pressure. Sulforaphane extracted from the sprouts of broccoli, buckwheat, and mung bean has also been shown to significantly reduced hypertension in test subjects. Test participants also showed lowered excess blood lipid levels, which has been linked with the risk of cardiovascular disease.
What are the ingredients of Daily Sulforaphane?
Daily Sulforaphane contains a unique formula of high bioavailability Sulforaphane in the form of Sulforaphane Glucosinolate combined with activated Myrosinase enzyme.
Bio-available Sulforaphane can only be produced in the body with the antioxidant precursor Glucoraphanin and the enzyme Myrosinase. In plant cells, Glucoraphanin and Myrosinase are kept separate and only interact when these cells are damaged (i.e. chewed by teeth), allowing the components to come together and for the transformation into Sulforaphane to proceed. That's why we combine these essential Sulforaphane building blocks within each capsule of Daily Sulforaphane, providing you with more Sulforaphane per capsule then any other dietary source.
How much Daily Sulforaphane should I take? / What is the recommended dosage?
Take 2 capsules daily, ideally accompanied with food. Do not exceed the recommended dosage unless directed by a qualified healthcare professional.
How long will it take to receive my order?
Daily Sulforaphane orders are usually shipped on the same day it is received. Delivery times within the United States range from 2 to 3 days, with international orders between 7 to 14 days.