Broccoli Sprouts with Sulphoraphane
60 Broccoli sprout extract tablets
Made by Source Naturals vitamin company
Broccoli sprouts extract with sulforaphane is a Dietary Supplement used to maintain optimal health.
A number of studies have shown that a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower can be beneficial to your health. Researchers have isolated a component of broccoli called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is an isothiocyanate. Freshly germinated Broccoli sprouts contain 30 to 50 times the concentration of isothiocyanate as nature broccoli. Source Naturals Broccoli Sprouts Extract provides 2,000 mcg sulforphane daily, equivalent to eating more than a pound of fresh broccoli.
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Serving Size: 2 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Calcium - 488 mg - 45% Daily Value
Broccoli Sprouts Extract - 500 mg *
Yielding 2,000 mcg Sulforaphane
* Daily value not established.
Suggested Use: One or two broccoli sprouts tablets daily, or as recommended by your health care professional.
Other ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, collodial silicon dioxide, and modified cellulose gum.
Suitable for vegetarians & Hypoallergenic: Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.
Broccoli sprouts supplement questions
Q. Can a broccoli sprout supplement be taken together with a garlic supplement or asparagus extract? My wife tells me I don't eat enough vegetables.
A. We don't see any reason why broccoli sprout supplements would interfere with the others as long as the dosages are reasonable.
Q. Are there any side effects reported with the use of a broccoli sprout supplement?
A. We have not had any reports of broccoli sprout side effects emailed to us after several years on the market. We have also not come across any reports in the medical literature regarding any problems or side effects with the use of broccoli sprout pills.
Oral sulforaphane increases Phase II antioxidant enzymes in the human upper airway.
Clin Immunol. 2009 March; Riedl MA, Saxon A, Diaz-Sanchez D. The Hart and Louis Laboratory, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
Cellular oxidative stress is an important factor in asthma and is thought to be the principle mechanism by which oxidant pollutants such as ozone and particulates mediate their pro-inflammatory effects. Endogenous Phase II enzymes abrogate oxidative stress through the scavenging of reactive oxygen species and metabolism of reactive chemicals. We conducted a placebo-controlled dose escalation trial to investigate the in vivo effects of sulforaphane, a naturally occurring potent inducer of Phase II enzymes, on the expression of glutathione-s-transferase M1 (GSTM1), glutathione-s-transferase P1 (GSTP1), NADPH quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1), and hemoxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the upper airway of human subjects. Study subjects consumed oral sulforaphane doses contained in a standardized broccoli sprout homogenate (BSH). RNA expression for selected Phase II enzymes was measured in nasal lavage cells by RT-PCR before and after sulforaphane dosing. All subjects tolerated oral sulforaphane dosing without significant adverse events. Increased Phase II enzyme expression in nasal lavage cells occurred in a dose-dependent manner with maximal enzyme induction observed at the highest dose of 200 g broccoli sprouts prepared as BSH. Significant increases were seen in all sentinel Phase II enzymes RNA expression compared to baseline. Phase II enzyme induction was not seen with ingestion of non-sulforaphane containing alfalfa sprouts. Oral sulforaphane safely and effectively induces mucosal Phase II enzyme expression in the upper airway of human subjects. This study demonstrates the potential of antioxidant Phase II enzymes induction in the human airway as a strategy to reduce the inflammatory effects of oxidative stress.
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