Sulforaphane in Broccoli Sprouts
The very high levels of sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts means that their addition to the mix of greens in Aim Leafgreens® makes it an even more-potent product. AIM's green-leaf concentrate product has been revamped with an added ingredient, more servings and a lower price.
Adds Cancer-Protective Factor
LeafGreens' four-leaf green nutrition is making room for a fifth: broccoli sprouts. Packed with immune-boosting nutrients, broccoli works hand-in-hand with the nutrient-rich leaf powders of spinach, field pea, faba bean, and barley. The unique blend of leaves and sprouts is the only product of its kind on the market. And with broccoli in the bunch, LeafGreens is more power-packed than ever.
In addition to broccoli, LeafGreens is also undergoing changes to price and servings - changes that greatly benefit users of this great product..
A nutrient-dense leaf concentrate, the original LeafGreens packed in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and sold for $59.00 per canister. The new LeafGreens powder sells for $41.00 - a savings of $18.00 per canister.
Plus, each canister contains a two-month supply of LeafGreens. The price of LeafGreens nutrition is well under a dollar per day.
The introduction of the LeafGreens product in 2008 brought multiple improved health results to AIM product consumers, due to its high-quality blend of vitamins, minerals, and iron. Bertha Wiebe of Linden, Alberta, Canada, was one AIM Member who has faith in the product after experiencing some of the health benefits.
"LeafGreens is a very high quality source of greens for me," Wiebe said. "I take it at breakfast and at bedtime. I feel it really keeps up my energy level. I believe it is helping my eyes and my kidneys and giving me a general all-around sense of well being."
In addition to her overall physical health, Wiebe claims the product also improved her mental health.
"Taking it at bedtime helps me to sleep better, and when I sleep, I don?t have trouble with depression. That is the best gift of health - no depression!" Wiebe said.
Now, the addition of broccoli sprouts to LeafGreens will bring even better results to its consumers. Broccoli contains sulforaphane, a phytonutrient with anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, and anti-microbial attributes. Scientists have found this can:
- increase cardiovascular health
- decrease inflammatory response in airways
- revitalize the immune system
- reduce the effects of aging and
- support liver detoxification.
Broccoli sprouts host the highest level of sulforaphane of all broccoli components, making it 65 times more beneficial than mature broccoli alone.
With a new price, more servings, and a new ingredient, the deluxe green nutrition of AIM LeafGreens® has never been better.
For more information on this product or if you would like to try it return to the
super greens food page
Here is additional information about sulforaphane and broccoli sprouts extracted from a
Science Daily summary of 5 studies
presented during the American Association for Cancer Research's 4th annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore, MD:
In the latest series of studies, a team from Japan has found that a diet rich in broccoli sprouts significantly reduced Helicobacteri pylori (H. pylori) infection among a group of 20 individuals. H. pylori is known to cause gastritis and is believed to be a major factor in peptic ulcer and stomach cancer.
Scientists are focusing on the anti-cancer properties of a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts called sulforaphane. And broccoli sprouts are loaded with it. Among other things, this chemical has the ability to help cells defend against oxidants, the highly reactive and toxic molecules that damage DNA and kill cells, leading potentially to cancer. Previously, researchers working with H. pylori discovered that sulforaphane acts against the bacterium in vitro, alleviating gastritis in H. pylori-infected mice through its antioxidant activity.
Sulforaphane, the compound derived from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, was applied in a broccoli sprout extract to the skin of hairless mice, and was found to counteract the carcinogenic response to ultraviolet light exposure.
Previous research has shown that sulforaphane boosts protective and detoxifying reactions in cells, inactivating carcinogens and reactive oxygen intermediates that contribute to the disease by damaging DNA. As in other studies involving the anti-cancer potential of sulforaphane, Dinkova-Kostova's group notes that broccoli sprouts contain much more of the compound than adult broccoli.
Kostova's group notes that there is much more of the compound sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts than there is in adult broccoli.
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