Sulforaphane – Marshalling A Powerful Antioxidant Defense

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Sulforaphane is derived from broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, Brussel sprouts, and Bok choi.  There are several mechanisms identified to explain the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects of sulforaphane. A primary role is activating Nrf2 which has a powerful cascading effect. Glucoraphanin in broccoli is converted by myrosinase to sulforaphane. Sulforaphane then activates … Read more