BroccoProtect contains both broccoli seed extract and broccoli sprout concentrate in a delayed release capsule to make sure that the reaction of the effective compounds happens in the alkaline environment of the intestines. There are several health benefits to broccoli components, including detoxification, healthy cellular function, supporting healthy hormone levels, boosts immune function, may help inhibit H pylori, and protects neurological function and arms against vascular damage that may come with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Because the active compounds are broccoli extracts, this supplement contains very little vitamin K, therefore should be safe for those on blood thinner medications, and also does not contain goitrogens like the whole vegetable. The blend helps convert toxins into water-soluble forms so they can be excreted out of the body more easily. The enzyme myrosinase is added to help convert SGS into the active form of sulforaphane. Some people don’t make this conversion easily and have less sulforaphane to perform antioxidant benefits; this form supports that process.
You would have to consume 500 grams of fresh broccoli or 100 grams of sprouts to acquire the same level of sulforaphane that you can get from one capsule of BroccoProtect containing 500mg BroccoRaphanin!
How does sulforaphane work?
The dietary isothiocynate sulforaphane targets numerous biological pathways that (1) modulate Phase I enzymes and (2) elevate Phase II enzymes that are present in all cells.
Once inside the cells, it sends a signal to individual cellular enzymes that turns on the natural cellular defenses housed in all cells. In some cases, sulforaphane is capable of restoring the gene’s activity towards normal cell progression. Cells are naturally equipped with their own internal defense system. Much of the cell?s ability to defend itself is due to two main factors, focusing on sulforaphane’s ability to produce:
- the antioxidants that quench harmful free radicals
- detoxification enzymes to break down toxins.
This 60-count bottle is great for people who need short-term support in any of these areas.