Optimized Broccoli and Cruciferous Blend
30 enteric-coated vegetarian tablets | Item # 02368
What Is Optimized Broccoli and Cruciferous Blend?
You know you need to eat your veggies. But not everyone likes broccoli, watercress and cabbage. For those folks, we’ve created Optimized Broccoli. It gives you the key compounds associated with the cell and hormone health benefits of raw broccoli , watercress, cabbage and more, without having to fork down those leafy greens every single day.
Don’t fancy those dark green veggies every day? Add our Optimized Broccoli formula to your regimen instead!
Optimized Broccoli and Cruciferous Blend Benefits
- Promotes breast health and healthy estrogen metabolism
- Optimizes delivery of key compounds found in raw broccoli
- Cruciferous compounds help protect cells and even delicate DNA
- Innovative broccoli formula mimics the cellular health-promoting benefits of raw broccoli
Partitioned Encapsulation Technique
To obtain broccoli’s cellular health benefits, you have to get the active compounds in broccoli to metabolize into the health-promoting compound sulforaphane inside your digestive system. We’ve separated myrosinase from glucoraphanin (sulforaphane precursor) in a dual-layered tablet to optimize glucoraphanin-to-sulforaphane conversion. By keeping the two apart until ingested, this formula optimizes the amount of sulforaphane you can get from your broccoli supplement.
We know that cruciferous vegetables are good for us. But most of us cook those vegetables first, which inactivates an important enzyme, myrosinase, and reduces the levels of glucoraphanin. Rather than try to get everyone to eat their cruciferous vegetables raw, we’ve created our new Optimized Broccoli and Cruciferous Blend formula to give you the cell-protective and health-promoting benefits, without the leafy greens.
The healthy biology of broccoli
No one thinks broccoli is cool. But broccoli’s biochemistry is actually pretty interesting. Broccoli contains several health-promoting compounds. Glucoraphanin, myrosinase and sulforaphane are key compounds involved in broccoli’s cellular health benefits.
Myrosinase actually helps turn glucoraphanin into cell-health-promoting sulforaphane. What’s interesting is that broccoli’s physical makeup separates glucoraphanin and myrosinase compounds from each other by keeping myrosinase in a separate compartment. That’s why chopped raw broccoli has greater benefits than whole sprouts (and why chewing is important as well!).
Innovative partitioned encapsulation technique
So why not just pack a softgel full of sulforaphane? Because the compound is unstable. To enjoy the cellular health benefits of sulforaphane, you have to get the myrosinase to metabolize glucoraphanin into as much sulforaphane as possible, and do so inside your digestive system to avoid the premature breakdown of sulforaphane.
Life Extension has separated myrosinase from glucoraphanin in a dual-layered tablet to optimize glucoraphanin-to-sulforaphane conversion. By keeping the two apart until they’re in your stomach, we’ve optimized the amount of sulforaphane you can get from a broccoli extract supplement. We also added additional myrosinase to help boost sulforaphane production even further.
Watercress, cabbage and more
In addition to broccoli, plants like watercress and cabbage provide phytonutrients such as glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, carnosic acid and carnosol – active compounds that promote healthy estrogen metabolism and cell division. Cabbage extract packed with benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) also helps maintain cell health.
Lastly, this formula contains DIM (diindolylmethane), a compound shown to favorably modulate estrogen metabolism and support liver health. When we eat cruciferous vegetables, our body naturally produces very small amounts of DIM in the gut. DIM also supports healthy cell division and helps protect cells when they are exposed to xenoestrogens (estrogen-like environmental compounds).
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|Dosage and Use
|Take one (1) tablet daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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