Dr. Mercola Fermented Broccoli Sprouts 30 capsules
You’ve heard that broccoli and broccoli sprouts are two of the healthiest foods you can eat, but do you know why?
Both offer potent support for your body’s detoxification processes and cellular health, courtesy of a phytochemical named sulforaphane. But to receive optimal benefits from this key compound, you’d have to eat about two pounds of broccoli a week!
In order to obtain sulforaphane, a compound found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli called glucoraphanin must first be transformed by the enzyme myrosinase. Myrosinase is essential for the conversion of glucoraphanin to sulforaphane.
Common food handling practices and cooking destroys the enzyme myrosinase in broccoli. Yet the conversion to sulforaphane can still occur in the absence of myrosinase if you have healthy gut flora. Many individuals have less-than-optimal gut flora, so that can impact their potential benefits, if they receive any, from broccoli and other cruciferous foods.
Fermenting the broccoli in advance as in my Fermented Broccoli Sprouts converts the glucoraphanin to sulforaphane, so you don’t need to depend on your gut microbes to accomplish the task. In essence, fermentation does exactly what a healthy gut would do – provide your body with bioavailable sulforaphane.
My Fermented Broccoli Sprouts contain both fermented organic broccoli sprout powder and activated organic broccoli whole plant powder. With the whole plant powder, you receive standardized levels of broccoli’s most important compounds to help you maximize broccoli’s many potential health benefits:*
- Sulforaphane 140 mcg
- Glucoraphanin 350 mcg
- Myrosinase 105 mcg