The Good Molecule in Broccoli

Listen to Dr. John Gidea and David Roberts, founders of local Charlottesville’s Mara Labs, as they discuss the basics of sulforaphane.

They talk about how sulforaphane is converted from glucoraphanin, and discuss some of the main benefits of sulforaphane, including pain relief from its anti-inflammation properties.


Highlights of the podcast

2:00 – The difference between cell culture, animal and human studies

5:00 – How sulforaphane is made from broccoli

5:45 – Some organic seeds produce no sulforaphane

6:50 – What does BrocElite bring to the market?

8:00 – All but one other supplement has glucoraphanin – the precursor to sulforaphane.  This needs to be converted in the gut

9:30 – If the enzyme myrosinase is added, it is a protein and gets degraded.

10:40 – If you have sulforaphane in the capsule, it gets into your bloodstream.  If you have glucoraphanin, it may not

12:50 – Sulforaphane benefit of pain relief via anti-inflammation

14:00 – Fasting also gives the same benefits to pain as sulforaphane

15:30 – Sulforaphane benefit of brain health from BDNF

19:15 – Sulforaphane benefit of Phase II detox

22:50 – The difference between a flush, cleanse and detox

25:00 – Increase Nrf-2 by using molecules that work in synergy with sulforaphane

In addition to BrocElite® Plus, Rebecca’s carries these other products by Mara Labs: CurcElite® and BerbElite™.

If you have any questions related to these products, come see us at Rebecca’s Natural Food!