What is Sulforaphane?
Found in cruciferous vegetables, Sulforaphane is a sulphur-rich phytonutrient. It has been shown to have many powerful, cell-protecting properties that may help prevent and treat cancer.
Besides being used for its antioxidant effects, Sulforaphane is also a popular anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial compound. It’s used to treat diseases like asthma and COPD lung disease while supporting the health of your nervous and cardiovascular system.
How does Sulforaphane Work?
In raw vegetables, Sulforaphane is present in its inactive form. Cutting and chewing these vegetables causes the plant-based compound to bind with the enzyme myrosinase and become activated.
After ingesting, Sulforaphane, in turn, activates the NRF2 molecule inside the body. The NRF2 molecule is the single most vital element in fighting oxidative stress in humans. Thus, its activation results in a wide variety of benefits for your overall health.
Natural Sources of Sulforaphane
Potential Side Effects of Sulforaphane
In normal doses, Sulforaphane is considered safe for consumption.
Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition, should always consult a physician before using.
Some people may experience diarrhoea, constipation, insomnia, or gas if you exceed the recommended daily intake.
To get the optimum dose for your medical concern, we recommend that you consult with your doctor. Nevertheless, doses between 20-50mg per day are considered best to produce the desirable health benefits.
Taking oral Sulforaphane supplements is shown to provide many health benefits. Some of these benefits are stated below:
- It destroys harmful free radicals produced in your body during normal metabolism*
- Sulforaphane binds with toxins to eliminate them without triggering any negative side effects*
- It’s used in treatment of various cancers, most notably prostate cancer*
- It improves heart health due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities*
- Sulforaphane is used to treat symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder*