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Discovery

It was discovered in 1992 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that fresh young whole broccoli sprouts yielded the Glucoraphanin compound and the Myrosinase enzyme.

This same team then discovered, that when the Glucoraphanin compound and the Myrosinase enzyme were combined in the presence of moisture (saliva or water), the Glucoraphanin compound was converted to Sulforaphane by the action of the Myrosinase enzyme.

Their studies further showed that Sulforaphane instigates the cell's 'Nrf2 switch and that this switch mobilizes the body's own antioxidant properties in support of a healthy immunological response. These dominant compounds are all part of the cell's own powerful system, of which many are enzymes. This is Nature's way of supporting our bodies.

The antioxidant activity from these enzymes are far more powerful than the  vitamins, A, E, C and beta-carotene.* There have been many research studies since, investigating the actions and benefits of sulforaphane.

What does Sulforaphane do?

Sulforaphane is a small molecule that is easily absorbed by human cells. Once inside the cells, it acts as a ‘signaling molecule’, sending messages to other parts of the cell. One of sulforaphane’s most important functions is that it supports the activation of the ‘Nrf2 switch’ within the human cell.

Sulforaphane is one of the most dynamic compounds available - and one that we can use to support and invigorate human cells.* To date, scientists have discovered that there are numerous cells in the human body known to be directly influenced by sulforaphane. 

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Is Sulforaphane Found in Broccoli?

In fact, there is no sulforaphane found in broccoli or any other cruciferous vegetable. The highest source of sulforaphane is not the broccoli vegetable itself; it’s actually fresh young whole broccoli sprouts, which can generate around 100 times more sulforaphane than much larger portions of the mature vegetable. 

The whole broccoli sprout plant stores the myrosinase enzyme and glucoraphanin compound in separate sacs within each cell.  When the sacs are broken (chewed), the glucoraphanin compound comes into contact with the myrosinase enzyme in a moist environment and Sulforaphane is produced.*

Sulforaphane is not stable for longer than a matter of minutes, so it must be consumed immediately in-order to get its remarkable benefit.* As soon as BROC SPROUT 2 capsules are swallowed, the chemical reaction begins and sulforaphane is rapidly produced within your body!*