Why Baby Broccoli Juice?
Just about everyone has heard that Broccoli is one of the superfoods that we should be eating to support our health, but did you know much real science and research exists to support this often heard endorsement? The research on the benefits of broccoli is simply fantastic. Everyone should try to consume more of this superfood.
Perhaps the most definitive research published to-date comes from Johns Hopkins University Medical School, although there is an abundance of supporting evidence across multiple credible sources.
The Johns Hopkins University Medical School research strongly suggested that a compound found in abundance in Broccoli sprouts may be a superior cancer preventative, and may reduce the rate of growth of established cancer tumors. Sulforophane Glucosinolate (SGS) is the name of the compound identified. (Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA Vol 94, pp10367-10372 September 1997).
We think that isolating the compound is fantastic, but we should not forget that the SGS comes in nature via a vast supporting network and structure of other elements and substances contained within the plant, and that this supporting medium is likely to assist and complement the SGS in its work.
But, the basics are as follows:
- Sulforaphane (SGS) is a phytonutrient that occurs naturally in broccoli.
- Studies show that baby broccoli (sprouts) contain 20 to 50 times the amount of sulforaphane found in mature broccoli heads.
- There is serious and compelling evidence that Sulforaphane is a potent anti cancer agent.
Unfortunately, most conventional broccoli is not as good as it could be, because of deficiencies in the soil and chemicals used, but imagine how potent broccoli could be if it was given all of the nutrients it desired for it’s maximum development, and grown organically? CellFeast Baby Broccoli Juice strives to do exactly that, and delivers a true superfood for your benefit. Your cells have never been as lovingly fed as this.
CellFeast Baby Broccoli Sprout Juice 33ml(1oz) Serving
Almost 40 grams of carefully cultivated baby broccoli sprouts is used to make each 33ml container of CellFeast / baby broccoli juice. It could take 20 minutes to half an hour to prepare and consume the raw sprouts, not to mention the inconvenience. Instead, you can obtain the green food energy from a large serving of broccoli in as many seconds with CellFeast. Additionally, given that there is 20-50 times as much sulforaphane in the sprout, it would take roughly 2 kilograms or 4.4 pounds of mature broccoli to provide the equivalent amount of sulforaphane. Not at all a practical amount to ingest.
Our ‘Baby Broccoli Juice’ tastes fantastic! If you like broccoli, you’ll absolutely love the taste. It’s like broccoli, but from ‘fresh pressed’ sprouts, – giving it a depth and complexity that is hard to describe – but exquisite.
Lots of folks are trying to find the ‘magic ingredient’ like sulforaphane that can be delivered in a pill, because it would be worth a fortune. In fact, if anyone could, they would patent broccoli immediately and reap enormous benefit financially. But we think that if you feel there’s something really, really good about broccoli, you would be better off with the real thing – just as nature intended – With its uncountable myriad of components and support agents to do the things that it does.
However, let’s not take away from the excellent research that keeps teaching us more and more about this Superfood component. For anyone seeking supporting scientific evidence of the usefulness of Sulforaphane or SGS in combating a variety of disorders including certain cancers can be found via the following references:
Jed W. Fahey, Yuesheng Zhang and Paul Talalay. Broccoli Sprouts: An exceptionally rich source of inducers of enzymes that protect against chemical carcinogens. _Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Vol. 94, pp. 10367-10372, September 16, 1997.
N.-A. Pham, J. W. Jacobberger, A.D. Schimmer, P. Cao, M. Gronda, and D. W. Hedley. The dietary isothiocynate sulforaphane targets pathways of apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, and oxidative stress in human pancreatic cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth in severe combined immunodeficient mice. Mol. Cancer Ther., October 1, 2004; 3(10): 1239-1248.
A. V. Singh, D. Xiau, K. L. Lew, R. Dhir, and S. V. Singh. Sulforaphane induces caspase-mediated apoptosis in cultured PC-3 human prostate cancer cells and retards growth of PC-3 xenografts in vivo. Carcinogenesis, January 1, 2004; 25(1): 83-90.
Antimetastatic activity of Sulforaphane. Life Sciences, Volume 78, Issue 26, 22 May 2006, Pages 3043-3050.
M. L. Kerns, D. DePianto, A. T. Dinkova-Kostova, P. Talalay, and P. A. Coulombe. Reprogramming of keratin biosynthesis by sulforaphane restores skin integrity in epidermolysis bullosa simplex. PNAS, September 4, 2007; 104(36): 14460-14465.
M. Tanito, H. Masutani, Y.-C Kim, M. Nishikawa, A. Ohira, and J. Yodoi. Sulforaphane Induces Thioredoxin through the Antioxidant-Responsive Element and Attenuates Retinal Light Damage in Mice. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., March 1, 2005; 46(3): 979-987.
Mark V. Galan, MD., Arfana A. Kishan, M.D, Ann Silverman, M.D.*. William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Broccoli sprouts may eradicate H pylori infection [a primary cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancers] The American Journal of Gastroenterology Volume 98, Issue 9, Supplement 1, September 2003, Page S57.
P. Thejass and Girija Kuttan. Department of Immumology, Amala Cancer Research Center, Amala Nagur, Thrissur, Kerala State 680555, India. Antimetastatic activity of Sulforaphane.