“Capture the Amazing Cell Health Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts and Whole Broccoli Without Sprouting a Single Seed”
Over 650 scientific publications suggest certain key compounds found in broccoli sprouts and broccoli may play a potent role in supporting cellular and total body health. Get these widely acclaimed bio-available nutrients now, without sprouting seeds or eating pounds of whole broccoli plants.
There’s one type of sprout in particular that has a delicious, mild taste and offers unparalleled nutritional benefits and that is broccoli sprouts. The problem is that if you purchase fresh broccoli sprouts at the store, they can be very expensive. And that’s too bad as researchers have discovered that broccoli and broccoli sprouts especially contain exceptionally high levels of two compounds that may offer unprecedented potential health benefits.
Just because you may not eat sprouts or regularly consume heaps of fresh broccoli doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of these key nutrients.
Dr Mercola have found a way for you to get the important intact nutritional benefits of broccoli sprouts and whole broccoli plants without having to grow your own sprouts or eat pounds of broccoli each week.
Don’t get us wrong… Dr Mercola highly encourage you to sprout your own seeds and eat fresh organic broccoli as often as possible. It’s hard to beat these two wholesome foods for their phytonutrients and fibre. However, there may be times when you want far larger amounts of these two incredible compounds.
The Focus of Over 650 Scientific Publications, These Key Compounds Offer Valuable Potential Support for Your Body
Fresh broccoli and broccoli sprouts are two of the healthiest foods you can eat, but do you know why? Both contain high concentrations of a broad category of compounds called glucosinolates. Two of these compounds, glucoraphanin and sulforaphane, have become the focus of over 650 scientific publications.
Sulforaphane, identified in 1992, is now considered the leading compound in broccoli sprouts and broccoli, and is responsible for many of the potential benefits:
- Supports cell health throughout your body
- Supports your body’s detoxification processes
- Helps protect cells, tissues and DNA from free radical oxidative damage
- Supports healthy normal cholesterol levels
- Supports gut health and a healthy gut microbial balance
- Supports healthy joint cartilage and comfortable movement
- Supports bladder health
- Supports prostate health
What These Nutrients May Offer for Your Body’s Detoxification Processes and Cell Health
Sulforaphane helps protect your cellular DNA: Much of the research focuses on these compounds’ antioxidant properties. While most antioxidants in your body have very short lifespans, these potent antioxidants have the ability to recycle and actively scavenge free radicals in your cells for up to three days. Sulforaphane especially plays an important role in your body’s detoxification processes. It maintains your body’s own removal of free radicals and cellular debris by its unique ability to support the final stage of normal detoxification.*
Research shows that:
- Precursor glucoraphanin boosts cell enzymes to help protect against damage
- Sulforaphane helps support normal cell function or DNA methylation
- Sulforaphane plays a role in activating more than 200 different genes
- Sulforaphane helps support normal cell division and growth
- Sulforaphane’s potent antioxidant activity may help slow age-related immune function decline
- Sulforaphane supports the normal healthy production of blood vessel-protecting enzymes
- Sulforaphane helps protect your muscles against exercise-induced damage
However, it’s not always easy to get the sulforaphane where it’s most needed. To get sulforaphane, a substance in broccoli and sprouts – glucoraphanin, must be converted with the help of an enzyme called myrosinase. Typically, you need myrosinase to get sulforaphane.
Here’s how the process works: Glucoraphanin → (Myrosinase) → Sulforaphane
Unfortunately, there are several conditions that can hinder this process, preventing the valuable compound from getting where it needs to go – your cells. First off, you need to eat about two pounds of broccoli a week to get significant amounts of sulforaphane! It’s easier with fresh broccoli sprouts. They are far more nutrient-dense than whole broccoli. After three days of sprouting, broccoli sprouts contain 10 to 100 times the amount of precursor glucoraphanin. Another potential pitfall with regular broccoli is that typical handling and preparation can destroy many of the fragile beneficial nutrients.
If any of broccoli’s key compounds are destroyed or becomes inactivated, you can lose out on many valuable potential benefits. Common handling practices can destroy broccoli’s beneficial enzyme.
Here are some ways you can miss out with regular broccoli:
- Broccoli can lose 80 % of its precursor glucoraphanin just 10 days after harvest
- Broccoli cut into florets loses its precursors twice as fast as whole-head broccoli
- Steaming broccoli longer than five minutes can destroy its myrosinase
- Boiling or microwaving broccoli longer than 30 to 60 seconds destroys most of its myrosinase
- High-temperature blanching and subsequent freezing may destroy broccoli’s myrosinase
- Even if you do happen to destroy broccoli’s myrosinase through common food handling and cooking practices, all may not be lost…
Mimics What a Healthy Gut Would Do
When you chop or chew broccoli, glucoraphanin combines with the enzyme myrosinase to form sulforaphane. However, your body still doesn’t immediately benefit. Using a sulfur bond, sulforaphane attaches to a sugar molecule. When myrosinase breaks off the sugar to release the sulforaphane, a sulfur-grabbing protein can inactivate it. This is where healthy gut bacteria come into play. If you have healthy gut flora, that can help release the sulforaphane. Yet that’s a big “if,” as everyone has varying levels of healthy gut microflora balance for a wide range of reasons.
Scientists have now discovered a way to help make the sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts and broccoli more bioavailable, no matter the state of your gut microbial balance! By fermenting the broccoli sprouts, the glucoraphanin is converted to sulforaphane in advance. This is great news for the many people who may have less-than-optimal gut health. You don’t need to blindly rely on the “good” microbes in your gut or the presence of myrosinase to convert the glucoraphanin into sulforaphane. Fermentation does exactly what a healthy gut would do – provide your body with bioavailable sulforaphane. And that’s exactly what Mercola have created with their Fermented Broccoli Sprouts product… dependable, viable sulforaphane!
Dr Mercola Fermented Broccoli Sprouts Product: The Perfect Source for a Larger Dose of Broccoli Sprouts’ Valuable Compounds
For when you want a larger dose of bio-available sulforaphane, Dr Mercola Fermented Broccoli Sprouts product contains both fermented organic broccoli sprouts and activated organic whole plant broccoli. With both, you receive standardised levels of broccoli’s important compounds to help you maximise broccoli sprouts’ and broccoli’s many potential benefits.
Each dose of Dr Mercolas Fermented Broccoli Sprouts product contains standardised amounts of:
- Sulforaphane 140 mcg
- Glucoraphanin 350 mcg
- Myrosinase 105 mcg
Rather than using extracts that can require harsh extraction and processing methods (including the use of solvents or chemicals), Mercola use a special low-temperature drying process to get the real thing: nutrient-intact powdered broccoli sprouts and whole plant broccoli. This helps preserve essential myrosinase activity to help you receive high levels of sulforaphane! And because they use fermented broccoli sprouts, the conversion to sulforaphane happens before you even take it!
Why Mercolas Fermented Broccoli Sprouts Product Isn’t Your Ordinary ‘Broccoli Pills’
Dr Mercola’s Fermented Broccoli Sprouts product is made from organic broccoli sprouts and broccoli. Eager to take advantage of sulforaphane’s potential benefits for cellular health, the pharmaceutical industry has wasted no time coming out with their own synthetic form of sulforaphane. And there’s no shortage of so-called “broccoli pills” either or often futile attempts to put sulforaphane into capsules. But do they all offer the same potential benefits?
While broccoli supplements often contain glucoraphanin, they typically lack myrosinase and they are not fermented! Above was highlighted how the lack of myrosinase can affect how much sulforaphane you end up with.
9 Ways Dr Mercola Fermented Broccoli Sprouts Product Stands Apart From Other Broccoli Sprout or Broccoli Supplements
- Contains fermented broccoli sprouts for optimal sulforaphane conversion and bio-availability
- Is made with only organic broccoli and organic broccoli sprouts
- Uses sprouts harvested at their peak to concentrate the important plant nutrients to help support healthy lipid levels and cardiovascular health
- Is triple-standardised for sulforaphane potential, glucoraphanin and myrosinase activity
- Ensures a substantial quantity of glucoraphanin together with myrosinase
- Is prepared using a unique, low-temperature drying process to preserve myrosinase activity
- Is a concentrated powder and not an extract, so no solvents or harsh extraction processes are ever used
- Is a clean formula with NO harsh chemicals, genetically engineered ingredients, pesticides or herbicides
- Avoids magnesium stearate, an unnecessary flow agent with no nutritive value and unknown toxicity
The fact that the sources for both the sprouts and whole broccoli plant are organic deserves mentioning twice. After all, if you’re trying to support your body’s detox processes, the last thing you want to do is add to your pesticide and herbicide load with conventionally grown broccoli. That just makes your body work harder!