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Healing Solutions Health & Nutrition

Broccoli Sprout Powder

Broccoli Sprout Powder

$ 42.45


Broccoli Sprout Powder

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea), is a member of the cabbage family (Brassicaceae). The coaching most of us received as children to eat our broccoli was for good reason as it contains vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and is an excellent source of beneficial bioactive phytonutrients.

Among the beneficial phytonutrients found in some strains of broccoli, is a substance called glucoraphanin. The sprouting seeds of broccoli store a concentrated amount of this nutrient, to supply the growing plant. When the sprouts undergo mechanical stimulation, such as chopping or chewing, glucoraphanin comes in contact with the enzyme myrosinase and hydrolyzes to a potent isothiocyanate compound referred to as sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is the subject of hundreds of scientific studies and has demonstrated numerous properties beneficial to human health. Of particular interest is sulforaphane’s ability to activate proteins that regulate antioxidant responses. Broccoli sulforaphane induces production of certain enzymes involved in antioxidation and has been shown to interfere with some viruses being able to insert genetic material into host chromosomes. Sulforaphane also showed the potential to help the body maintain healthy blood sugar levels, support cardiovascular health, provide neuroprotective effects, encourage detoxification of toxic airborne pollutants, and exert a unique mode of viral defense.

Non-GMO broccoli may help solve our vitamin D deficiency epidemic as well. When large supplemental doses of vitamin D are needed to offset deficiency, ample supplies of vitamin K and vitamin A help keep our vitamin D metabolism in balance. Broccoli has an unusually strong combination of both vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vitamin K. For people faced with the need to rebuild vitamin D stores through vitamin D supplements, broccoli may be an ideal food to incorporate.

 

Broccoli is a quality source of a flavonoid called kaempferol. Recent research has shown the ability of kaempferol to lessen the impact of allergy-related substances in our body. This kaempferol connection helps to explain broccoli's unique ability to support a healthy inflammation response. It may help open the doors to future research on the benefits of broccoli for hypoallergenic diets. Broccoli also provides vitamin C, which may support a healthy immune response. Broccoli is a source of potassium and folic acid. The folate (also known as vitamin B9 and natural folic acid) in broccoli may help women sustain normal tissue growth and is often used as a supplement when taking birth control pills and during pregnancies. The potassium in broccoli may support healthy blood pressure levels, while a large amount of calcium helps to support healthy bones. This vegetable is also fiber-rich, which supports healthy digestion and lipid levels.

 

In recent years, broccoli has made the headlines regarding three components found in the vegetable. For instance, indole-3-carbinol has captured the attention of those looking to support a healthy immune response. I3C supports healthy levels of ""good"" hormones, while working against destructive ones. The sulforaphane in broccoli also helps to support the level of enzymes that support immune health, while the beta-carotene in broccoli transforms into vitamin A within the body, providing an effective antioxidant that may destroy free radicals (responsible for weakening cell defense).

 

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Broccoli Sprout Powder may include:

  • May support healthy digestion

  • Source of sulforaphane

  • May support a healthy detoxification response

  • May support a healthy cardiovascular system

  • May support eye health

  • May support healthy blood pressure

  • Possibly high levels of antioxidants

  • May support healthy lipid levels

 

Constituents of Broccoli Sprouts include:

  • Protein

  • Carbohydrates

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin U, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid

  • Phytochemicals: Glucosinolates, Isothiocyanates: Sulforaphane, Sulfides, Polyphenols, Carotenoids

 

This product is 100% natural. Ingredients:  Organic, Non-GMO Broccoli Sprout Powder

5.4 oz. Container Includes 1-Teaspoon Scoop 

Suggested Use: Mix 1/4  to  1 teaspoon with recipes, juice, or add to your favorite smoothie. Just one-quarter teaspoon of Broccoli Sprout Powder dissolved in a glass of water or juice is a convenient and easy-to-use way of getting a daily dose of these beneficial plant nutrients. Occasionally, a patient will take too much Broccoli Sprout Powder and experience some stomach upset. If this occurs, the dose should be lowered, or stop taking the product altogether.