Sulforaphane is a natural plant compound derived from many cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, cauliflower, kale, broccoli and broccoli sprouts (by far the highest source).
This disease-fighting phytochemical enhances the body's natural detoxification process, thereby protecting you from environmental threats in the air you breathe, the food you eat and the water you drink every day. You are constantly being exposed to a barrage of chemicals that don’t belong inside your body – and these chemicals can take a toll on your overall health and wellness if they are not processed properly.
Your detoxification system has 2 phases to process the chemicals we are exposed to each day:
- 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.
- 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.
Coyne Healthcare’s Bio-Sulforaphane Advanced, is a next generation, highly bio-available concentrated source of Broccoli phytonutrients rich in Sulforaphane to support the activation of Nrf2. It is a 100% whole Broccoli sprout concentrate yielding cell-protective compounds. This potent formulation has been produced using technology that optimizes the sulforaphane yield. Its ability to produce high levels of sulforaphane when ingested is what makes it capable of assisting human cells in reducing inflammation and enhancing detoxification. In this way, it can protect the skin by increasing cellular integrity.
Recommended 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.
Indications: Bio-available Sulforaphane supplement to support the activation of Nrf2.
Capsules per container: 60
- Specialised Brassica oleracea italic sprout powder (600mg) (yielding 10mg sulforaphane)
- Selenium (25 µg)
- Vegetable cellulose (capsule) vegetable stearate, silica
Allergen advice: Contains no known allergens, artificial flavors or preservatives.
Storage: Store at below 25°C. Keep in outer container until required for use. Protect from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
Warnings: Very occasionally, gastro-intestinal adverse effects have been reported, including nausea, gastro-abdominal discomfort and diarrhoea. Limited available data seems to indicate that such effects are limited to certain pre-existing gastro-intestinal conditions, in particular those with dysbiosis. However, it has been observed that for those affected, the dose can be managed in a manner whereby the symptoms disappear and may not recur even after the consumption of larger doses.