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Sulforaphane - super anti cancer ingredient in broccoli

Oct 15, 2020

Among all natural anti-cancer substances, Sulforaphane is reported with the strongest and most effective ingredient of interest. It has unique anti-cancer performancee and can cause cancer cell apoptosis.


Sulforaphane (1-isothiocyanate-4-methylsulfonylbutane) (Sulforaphane), also known as "sulforaphane", is an isothiocyanate, composed of glucosinlates (glucosinlates, below Glu) Glucosinolates for short) are hydrolyzed by myrosinase enzyme in plants. It is rich in cruciferous plants such as broccoli, kale, northern round carrot, etc. It is a common antioxidant and the plant active substance with the best anti-cancer effect found in vegetables. 



According to analysis, every 100 grams of fresh broccoli's curd contains 3.5 grams-4.5 grams of protein, which is 3 times that of cauliflower and 4 times that of tomatoes. In addition, broccoli is more comprehensive in mineral content than other vegetables. The content of calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc, and manganese is very rich, which is much higher than that of cabbage that belongs to the same cruciferous family. Sulforaphane in broccoli extract is the important maker component.


Sulforaphane in broccoli extract has obvious effects on lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and pregastric cancer. Its mechanism of action is to induce the production of Phase Ⅱ (carcinogen detoxification) enzymes, which further acts on the body's own anti-cancer system to regulate metabolism.


Studies have found that the anti-cancer effect of sulforaphane is mainly performed by blocking the metabolic pathways required for carcinogens to produce carcinogenic effects, preventing carcinogens or their metabolites from entering target cells, and at the same time, eliminating carcinogens; inhibiting the division of cancer cells And growth, block the circulation pathway; promote the secretion of other proteins that can kill cancer cells, and block the role of carcinogens in inducing cancer.

In addition, sulforaphane in broccoli extract may have an effect on the initiation of carcinogens, causing gene mutations in the early stages of cancer formation. In addition, some inhibitory enzymes have dual anti-cancer or anti-cancer functions, degrading toxic substances, and thus play a role in resistance. Cancer effect.