What is Organic Nutrigenomic Broccoli Sprout Powder?
NourishmeOrganics Organic Nutrigenomic Broccoli Sprout Powder is a fine powder of 100% dried whole Brassica oleracea var. Italica sprouts, with nothing added and nothing but water removed. It is grown hydroponically without any herbicides, pesticides or other harmful chemicals. It is a totally natural food powder that can be consumed dry or mixed in water or other beverages.
Nourishme Organics Organic Nutrigenomic Broccoli Sprout Powder is produced using processes that carefully retain both the bioactive precursor, Glucoraphanin, and the natural Myrosinase enzyme essential for Sulforaphane production. In addition, a proprietary processing technology minimises the presence of the inhibitor compound normally found in broccoli sprouts, Epithiospecifier compound (ESP); sulforaphane yield can be reduced by as much as 90% in the presence of ESP.
Only broccoli sprout powders that contain active Myrosinase enzyme will produce any significant sulforaphane when wet or ingested. Scientific studies have shown that if a broccoli sprout powder contains no active Myrosinase enzyme, human gut microflora will not significantly convert any of the Glucoraphanin it contains to beneficial Sulforaphane. Suforaphane has been shown to heal the gut lining as well as kill off Helicobacter. pylori infections.
The importance of Sulforaphane
The research on sulforaphane is fast emerging, with more than 1000 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. The most significant aspect of sulforaphane is its Nutrigenomic properties. Sulforaphane has been shown to influence around 200 genes related to human immune function. This is the reason sulforaphane can be beneficial to overall health and well being by improving our defences against illness. Sulforaphane is highly bioavailable and can be readily absorbed in the body.
Adults: One gram (1 teaspoon) stirred into water, juice, smoothies or sprinkled on food twice or more daily. Consume immediately on mixing with liquid to retain bioactivity.
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