Our organic broccoli capsules contain 100% natural broccoli powder with natural sulforaphane and glucoraphanin in best bioavailability. This is achieved through the interaction of all the ingredients of broccoli. For this reason, we do not use any fillers, extracts or other additives!
Sulforaphane - the power substance from broccoli
First it makes its mark in cancer prophylaxis, then even in cancer therapy. Its potential is discovered in the area of arthritic diseases and finally it is shown that it can also be helpful in respiratory diseases such as asthma and hay fever.
We are talking about sulforaphane, a secondary plant substance from the isothiocyanate family (also called mustard oils or mustard oil glycosides).
Mustard oil glycosides are found in particular in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes, white cabbage, red cabbage, kohlrabi, horseradish, rocket, cress and mustard and give these vegetables their characteristic pungent taste.
But what exactly is sulforaphane?
The secondary plant substance is only found in certain types of vegetables. It is particularly concentrated in broccoli and Brussels sprouts. It is said to have various effects, for example on cancer, arthritis and respiratory diseases.
The consumption of certain vegetables alone is of course not suitable as a treatment for a (serious) disease. Sulforaphane can, however, positively support the therapy.
Sulforaphane is said to have a strong antioxidant effect. Background: In 1992, the secondary plant substance was isolated for the first time by the scientist Paul Talalay from John Hopkins University. Unlike vitamin E or vitamin C, for example, sulforaphane does not "die" in the body's fight against free radicals. It is reported to activate certain detoxification enzymes in the liver. These are also called phase II detoxification enzymes.
These enzymes are then supposed to destroy free radicals so effectively that they can no longer damage the cells. Sulforaphane is therefore only supposed to work indirectly and thus be available to the body for longer.
Broccoli also contains minerals and trace elements such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and iron. Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E. Ascorbic acid and carotene (better known as provitamin A).
We are often asked why sulforaphane is not packed in the capsules, why it is better to take its precursor, glucoraphanin, in combination with myrosinase, which occurs naturally in broccoli. Some suppliers simply offer dried sulforaphane instead of glucoraphanin. Disadvantage: Sulforaphane extract is usually not very stable. It is better for the effect to combine glucoraphanin with the enzyme myrosinase. After consumption, one part is then quickly broken down into the active component sulforaphane and another part is broken down more slowly in the intestine by the intestinal bacteria. This makes the sulforaphane available to the body in a very fresh form.