What is Broccoli Extract Sulforaphane?
Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable.
The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccolo, which means “the flowering crest of a cabbage”, and is the diminutive form of brocco, meaning “small nail” or “sprout”. Broccoli is often boiled or steamed but may be eaten raw.
Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually green in color, arranged in a tree-like structure branching out from a thick, edible stalk. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different cultivar group of the same species.
Sulforaphane from Broccoli Extract is a phytochemical, which means it is biologically-activated when the human body breaks its chemical components free of the sugar molecule glucosinolate that it is bound to in plants. There are a range of health benefits that the compound brings to the human diet, but chief among them is its ability to act as an antioxidant and bind to free radical oxygen molecules that can cause cellular damage. Because of this activity, it is a natural cancer preventative and has been indicated specifically as being capable of reducing the risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Health Benefits of Broccoli Extract Sulforaphane
Broccoli extract sulforaphane may reduce your risk of certain types of cancer, lower your cholesterol and combat ulcer-causing Helicobacter pylori bacteria in your digestive system. Broccoli extract may come either from adult plants or from sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts. Researchers are still investigating the properties of sulforaphane in broccoli extract, but early results are promising.
Potential Cancer Risk Reduction
The journal “Cancer Research” reported in 2008 that concentrated extract from broccoli sprouts halved the incidence of bladder tumors in an animal study. The University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center found in 2010 that sulforaphane from broccoli extract “killed the cancer stem cells and prevented new tumors from growing” in cell cultures and in animal tests. While the research on broccoli extract’s anti-cancer properties is not yet conclusive, it’s possible that sulforaphane could give doctors a new weapon in the fight on bladder and breast cancer. Broccoli extract cannot replace regular screening and treatment for cancer; it’s vital to maintain your doctor’s recommended schedule for screenings.
Protection From Skin Damage Due to Ultraviolet Radiation
If the report to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from Johns Hopkins researchers is any indication, then sulforaphane may help prevent skin damage, including skin cancers, resulting from ultraviolet radiation. Topical applications of broccoli extract to animals and to human volunteers caused skin cells to step up the production of enzymes that help the cells combat the damaging effects of solar radiation. Unlike sunscreens, broccoli extract appears to encourage your body’s own defense system’s function. However, the participants in the experiment showed a large variation in the degree of protection they got from the extract, so traditional sunscreens remain your safest choice for sun protection.
Improving Cholesterol Levels
Other compounds in broccoli extract may affect blood cholesterol levels, according to research from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico. The study, published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” in 2011, tested hamsters with high LDL cholesterol levels before and after a course of broccoli extract treatments. The animals showed lower cholesterol levels. Animal studies do not always correspond to similar benefits for humans, so researchers don’t yet know if human participants will also enjoy lower cholesterol levels on broccoli extract. However, eating broccoli can contribute to lower “bad” cholesterol levels thanks to the plant’s fiber content.
Potential Ulcer-Fighting Capability
The pathogen responsible for stomach ulcers, Helicobacter pylori, is susceptible to antibiotic treatment. Broccoli extract may have a similar antibiotic effect on the microbe, according to a small study published in “Cancer Prevention Research.” Participants in the study ate broccoli sprouts rather than receiving broccoli extract, but those who ate the sprouts showed a 40 percent reduction in compounds produced by H. pylori, suggesting that the sprouts killed off a portion of the bacteria. A control group who ate no sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts showed no change in their H. pylori levels.
Dosage of Broccoli Extract Sulforaphane
Typical dosage ranges from 200 to 400 mcg daily. (Product is standardized to contain a minimum amount of sulforaphane). Upon oral administration, broccoli extract is absorbed rapidly reaching peak plasma concentration after 1 hour. The bioavailability of sulforaphane varies greatly between individuals. The appropriate dose of sulforaphane depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine a precise dosage for sulforaphane. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Certificate of Analysis
|Appearance||Light yellow powder||N/A||Complies|
|Particle size||100% pass 80 mesh||USP32<786>||Complies|
|Loss on Drying||≤5.0%||Eur.Ph.6.0[2.8.17]||Complies|
|Solvents Residue||Meet Eur.Ph6.0<5.4>||Eur.Ph 6.0<2.4.24>||Complies|
|Total bacterial count||≤1000cfu/g||USP30<61>||Complies|
|Yeast & mold||≤100cfu/g||USP30<61>||Complies|
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