Optimized Broccoli and Cruciferous Blend
Promotes healthy cell division & hormone function
This formula contains an innovative TrueBroc® extract to maximize the cellular health benefits of broccoli, along with extracts from watercress and cabbage, DIM (diindolylmethane), and more. Vegetarian , Non-GMO
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Cruciferous vegetables are healthy. But most of us cook those vegetables first, which decreases the amount of health-promoting compounds. Rather than try to get everyone to eat their cruciferous vegetables raw, we’ve created Optimized Broccoli. It gives you the cell-protective and health-promoting benefits, without the leafy greens.
Add Optimized Broccoli to your regimen, because healthy cell & hormone function is essential to any longevity strategy.
Optimized Broccoli & Cruciferous Blend Benefits
- Innovative broccoli formula mimics the cellular health-promoting benefits of raw broccoli
- Optimizes production of the cell-protecting compound sulforaphane
- Watercress, cabbage, and DIM promote liver health, estrogen metabolism and hormone health
Partitioned Encapsulation Technique
To get broccoli’s cellular health benefits, you have to get the active compounds in broccoli to metabolize into sulforaphane inside your digestive system. We’ve separated myrosinase from glucoraphanin in a dual-layered tablet to optimize glucoraphanin-to-sulforaphane conversion. By keeping the two apart until digestion, you get the maximum sulforaphane from your broccoli supplement.
We know that cruciferous vegetables are good for us. But most of us cook those vegetables first, which inactivates an important enzyme, myrosinase, and reduces the levels of glucoraphanin. Rather than try to get everyone to eat their cruciferous vegetables raw, we’ve created our new Optimized Broccoli formula to give you the cell-protective and health-promoting benefits, without the leafy greens.
The healthy biology of broccoli
No one thinks of broccoli as "cool." But broccoli’s biochemistry is actually pretty interesting. Broccoli contains several health-promoting compounds, including glucoraphanin. Glucoraphanin is converted by the enzyme myrosinase into sulforaphane, which protects cellular health and encourages healthy cell function.1
What’s interesting is that broccoli’s physical makeup separates glucoraphanin and myrosinase from each other, so sulforaphane is not produced until it’s needed.
Innovative partitioned encapsulation technique
So why not just pack a softgel full of sulforaphane? Because the compound is unstable. To enjoy the cellular health benefits of sulforaphane, you have to get the myrosinase to metabolize glucoraphanin into as much sulforaphane as possible, and do so inside your digestive system to avoid the premature breakdown of sulforaphane.
Life Extension has separated myrosinase from glucoraphanin in a dual-layered tablet to optimize glucoraphanin-to-sulforaphane conversion. By keeping the two apart until they’re in your stomach, we’ve optimized the amount of sulforaphane you can get from a broccoli extract supplement. We also added additional myrosinase to help boost sulforaphane production even further.
Watercress, cabbage and more
In addition to broccoli, plants like watercress and cabbage provide phytonutrients such as glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, carnosic acid and carnosol—active compounds that promote healthy estrogen metabolism and cell division.2,3 Cabbage extract packed with benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) also helps maintain cell health.4
Lastly, this formula contains DIM (diindolylmethane), a compound shown to favorably modulate estrogen metabolism and encourage healthy liver enzymes that help inhibit estrogen metabolites and xenoestrogens (estrogen-like environmental compounds).
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size 1 enteric coated tablet
Amount Per Serving
TrueBroc® broccoli extract (seed ) [std. to 10% glucoraphanin]
BroccoVital® Myrosinase broccoli extract (aerial parts) [providing myrosinase]
Watercress 4:1 extract (whole herb)
Rosemary extract (leaf ) [std. to 20% diterpenic compounds, providing carnosic acid/carnosol]
Cabbage extract (leaf)
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, coating (methacrylic acid copolymer dispersion NF, hypromellose, propylene glycol), croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, silica.
TrueBroc® Produced under US patents 5,725,895; 5,968,505; 5,968,567; 6,177,122; and 6,242,018 licensed from Brassica Protection Products LLC; TrueBroc® is a trademark of Brassica Protection Products LLC.
BroccoVital® Myrosinase is a registered trademark of Berg Imports, LLC.
Dosage and Use
- Take one (1) tablet daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
- DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSE
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
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