Supporting Your Immune and Natural Detoxification Systems with Sulforaphane
Avmacol® Extra Strength
Individuals today are faced with an array of threats in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. Often unknowingly, we are ingesting and breathing in a variety of potentially harmful microbes and environmental toxins that can have both immediate and lasting negative impacts on our health. Luckily, our bodies are equipped with natural defense mechanisms to combat these threats. The immune and natural detoxification systems work together to help fight off harmful effects, but there are many actions we can take to ensure these systems are working at full capacity.
Diet and exercise are two such actions in the promotion of general health and well-being most people are familiar with and should not be underestimated. There are extensive recommendations, however, which make it difficult for individuals to determine where they can truly make a difference in supporting their immune and natural detoxification systems. Additionally, repetitive moderate to extreme exercise, often suggested as a driver of health and wellness, can negatively impact our immune system and drive chronic inflammation if not done correctly. Here, moderation is essential with a mix of high intensity followed by low intensity workouts. One safe way to help support both our immune and natural detoxification systems is through the phytochemical sulforaphane.
Sulforaphane is produced through the conversion of glucoraphanin (sulforaphane glucosinolate), which is facilitated by the active myrosinase enzyme. The essential ingredients needed to promote sulforaphane production (glucoraphanin and myrosinase enzyme) are found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. Sulforaphane helps increase the production of critical Phase 2 detoxifying enzymes, promoting your body’s natural detoxification process, supporting the elimination of potentially harmful environmental toxicants.
Why Avmacol® Extra Strength?
Unfortunately, it is difficult to get meaningful amounts of glucoraphanin and myrosinase from eating vegetables alone due to widely varying cultivation and fertilizing techniques. The cooking process can destroy the myrosinase enzyme, further diminishing the possibility of any meaningful conversion of glucoraphanin to sulforaphane.
For these reasons, supplementation is an ideal way to support sulforaphane production in the body. Avmacol® Extra Strength provides consistent amounts of glucoraphanin (sulforaphane glucosinolate) and active myrosinase enzyme to help promote sulforaphane production. It also contains beta-glucans which work in combination with sulforaphane to support your body’s natural detoxification process better than sulforaphane alone. The addition of beta-glucans in Avmacol® Extra Strength further promotes immune support by stimulating neutrophil function and natural killer cell activity.
Avmacol® is the most widely used sulforaphane supplement in clinical trial research.* When faced with today’s environmental threats, in particular, a supplement backed by clinical research that promotes sulforaphane production is one essential way individuals can help boost immune function and promote the body’s natural detoxification system in support of overall health.
*Based on a 12/14/20 search of officially registered human clinical trials of known broccoli product competitors found on ClinicalTrials.gov.