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Broccoli Sprout Extract

Broccoli Sprout Extract

A cruciferous vegetable extract with potential chemopreventive activities. Broccoli sprout extract contains a high amount of sulforaphane, a naturally occurring isothiocyanate. Source: National cancer Institute.

In this study of 239 patients … intake of raw cruciferous vegetables was significantly associated with reduced disease-specific (57% reduction) and overall mortality (43% reduction), a result largely driven by raw broccoli intake. The reduction was observed with consumption of at least one serving raw broccoli per month (average intake 3.9 servings/month), indicating the feasibility of this type of diet intervention strategy.

This study found that broccoli sprout consumption slowed prostate cancer formation and decreased cancer severity…

This 2019 study found:
Fifteen capsules with pulverized broccoli sprouts … were administered daily for up to 1 year. Twenty-nine patients were included in the treatment group and 11 patients were in the placebo group; these patients were followed for up to 1 year… Compared to those of the placebo group, the mean death rate was lower in the treatment group during the first 6 months after intake…and Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed a higher survival rate.

This study says: Sulforaphane, the natural compound derived from broccoli/broccoli sprouts, has been proved to possess anticancer activity. This study shows that sulforaphane inhibits breast cancer stem cells in vitro and in vivo, which provides a strong rationale for future clinical evaluation of sulforaphane or extract of broccoli/broccoli sprouts for breast cancer chemoprevention. 

This study concluded:  the present study showed that sulforaphane inhibited cancer stemness through miR-200c induction, which resulted in the inhibition of the self-renewal, metastasis, and tumor initiation properties of OSCC-CSCs [Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas – Cancer Stem Cells].

According to Nutritionfacts.org, Broccoli sprouts, germinated seeds of broccoli that have a radishy taste and look similar to alfalfa sprouts, may improve survival rates of bladder cancer patients, help protect skin cells from sun damage, and potentially boost liver detoxification. They also have among the highest concentrations of sulforaphane, a dietary component of cruciferous vegetables that has been shown to benefit autism and suppress the ability of breast cancer stem cells to form tumors.

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Note:
Broccoli sprouts are 100 times better at providing sulforaphane than the mature broccoli.

Broccoli Sprouts Juice is available in Ireland from Vegus Juices

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