Glucosinolates

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Glucosinolates are a group of pungent sulfuric compounds that are found almost exclusively in various plants from the cabbage (Cruciferae) family.

There are three (3) types of Glucosinolates:

  • Dithiolthiones
  • Isothiocyanates
    • Allyl Isothiocyanate
    • Phenethyl Isothiocyanate
    •  Sulforaphane
  • Sinigrin

Isothiocyanates are a group of sulfuric compounds within the family of Glucosinolates that are isomers of thiocyanate acid.

Sulforaphane is a type of isothiocyanate glucosinolate sulfuric compound. A particular glucosinolate found in broccoli is known as glucoraphanin and is naturally hydrolyzed by the body into sulforaphane. Sulforaphane promotes detoxification activity and triggers Phase II antioxidant effects.

Glucoraphanin is the precursor to sulforaphane and when glucoraphanin is consumed the enzyme myrosinase transforms glucoraphanin into sulforaphane.

Sulforaphane imparts these benefits:

  • complete liver detoxification
  • sustained healthy joints
  • counters diabetic stress
  • may reduce skin wrinkles and improve texture
  • protects against brain information
  • broad spectrum of free radical illumination
  • reduces some apples or risk
  • inhibits pain and information from exercise
  • protection against air pollutants
  • maintains flexibility of bodily pathways

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