Broccoli Sprout Powder
Broccoli Sprout Powder
Kiwi Superfoods Broccoli Sprout Powder has guaranteed levels of the compounds that combine to form sulforaphane.
Sulforaphane belongs to a group of phytochemicals, or disease-ﬁghting compounds in plants known as the isothiocyanates. Sulforaphane is a very potent free-radical quencher and it powers up the body’s anti-oxidant system. Sulforaphane is an antioxidant and stimulator of natural detoxifying enzymes.
Sulforaphane normalizes DNA methylation, which plays a role in a number of diseases including cancer, and it can suppress the expression of damaged and dangerous DNA. It acts as a powerful detox.
Sulforaphane helps balance estrogen and other hormones and can help reduce the frequency of hot flushes in menopausal woman.
"I have recommended this product to a client to help with hot flushes and reduction in perimenopausal symptoms with great success. Within a few days at 2 caps per day hot flushes decreased from daily to once or twice per month . When my client ran out her hot flushes returned. She has now bought more . Leisa Cournane (Naturopath)"
OK, here’s the science and why Kiwi Superfoods Broccoli Sprout Powder is the best available. It’s a compound called glucoraphanin in the presence of an enzyme called myrosinase that forms sulforaphane. The three day old sprouts from broccoli seeds are the richest food source of these sulforaphane precursors, according to research published in September 1997 in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’. They offer 30 to 50 times more by weight, than mature broccoli plants. Kiwi Superfoods Broccoli Sprout Powder has tested positive for these compounds enabling us to confirm that the myrosinase enzyme is active and offer measured and guaranteed levels of glucoraphanin.
To produce our product we air dry three day old fresh broccoli sprouts. Approximately 12gms of fresh broccoli sprouts, about a cup full, goes into each daily dose (2 x 600mg capsules) of our Broccoli Sprout Powder. One daily dose of Kiwi Superfoods Broccoli Sprout Powder will deliver at the very least 6mg of sulforaphane8 (there is some variation due to an individuals gut flora).
Each pot contains one months supply of 60 x 600mg capsules, which are gluten free and suitable for vegans.
Our capsules contain only 100% lightly milled broccoli sprouts and are guaranteed to deliver high levels of glucoraphanin and active myrosinase enzymes.
Please note: Always read the label and use as directed. Vitamins and minerals are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Warning: Pregnant and lactating woman and those suffering from thyroid complaints should take advice from a Doctor before taking a course of this product.
Health beneﬁts from sulforaphane may include:
Anti-Aging and immune system health
Researchers believe that Sulforaphane helps activate certain antioxidant genes that remove dangerous free radicals from the body. Sulforaphane seems to stimulate a variety of antioxidant defence pathways that can directly reduce oxidative stress and slow down the decline in your immune system that happens with age. Sulforaphane could quite literally slow down the effects of aging.
Sulforaphane prevents certain enzymes from activating cancer-causing agents in the body and increases the body’s production of other enzymes that clean carcinogens out of the system before they can damage cells. Sulforaphane may help to lower the risk of cancer, slow cancer growth and stop its spread.
Heart Health, especially for diabetics
Sulforaphane encourages production of enzymes that protect the blood vessels and reduces the number of molecules that cause cell damage — known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) — by up to 73 percent. People with diabetes are up to ﬁve times more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, both of which are linked to damaged blood vessels. Eating broccoli sprouts may help to reverse some of this damage.
Blood pressure and kidney health
In a study in which hypertensive rats with impaired kidney function were given sulforaphane the natural compound improved the rats’ kidney function and lowered their blood pressure by normalizing DNA methylation patterns within their cells.
Recent tests on cells, tissues and mice show that sulforaphane blocks a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage. It’s thought that sulforaphane may help to slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis.
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