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Life Extension Life Extension Optimized Broccoli and Cruciferous Blend
This formula contains an innovative TrueBroc extract to maximize the cellular health benefits of broccoli, along with extracts from watercress and cabbage, DIM (diindolylmethane), and more. Cruciferous vegetables are healthy. But most of us cook those vegetables first, which decreases the amount of health-promoting compounds. Rather than try to get everyone to eat their cruciferous vegetables raw, we’ve created Optimized Broccoli. It gives you the cell-protective and health-promoting benefits, without the leafy greens.
- Innovative broccoli formula mimics the cellular health-promoting benefits of raw broccoli
- Optimizes production of the cell-protecting compound sulforaphane
- Watercress, cabbage, and DIM promote liver health, estrogen metabolism and hormone health
We know that cruciferous vegetables are good for us. But most of us cook those vegetables first, which breaks down important nutrients such as myrosinase and glucosinolate. Rather than try to get everyone to eat their cruciferous vegetables raw, we’ve created our new Optimized Broccoli 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 and enteric-coated tablet : So why not just pack a softgel full of sulforaphane? Because the compound is unstable. To enjoy the cellular health benefits of broccoli, you have to get the active compounds in broccoli to metabolize into as much sulforaphane as possible and do so inside your digestive system. Watercress, rosemary and more : In addition to broccoli, plants like watercress and rosemary provide phytonutrients such as glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, carnosic acid and carnosol—active compounds that promote healthy estrogen metabolism and cell division. Cabbage extract provides benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) that also helps maintain cell health. DIM (diindolylmethane) : 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).