Studies have demonstrated its ability to support immune function1 and heart health2 . It has also been studied to support neurological health in children3 and metabolic function in adults4 .
Many isothiocyanates, particularly sulforaphane, have been shown to promote the expression of antioxidant enzymes via the activation of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) dependent pathway.
Sulforaphane has demonstrated the ability to reduce the nuclear translocation of the pro-inflammatory transcription factor nuclear factor (NF)-Κb, which largely controls the production of other inflammatory cytokines such as TNF, IL-1 and IL-6.
Isothiocyanates have been found to modulate the activity of phase I biotransformation enzymes, primarily the cytochrome P450 (CYP) family. Isothiocyanate compounds are also potent inducers of phase II detoxifying enzymes, including Glutathione S-transferase and glutamate cysteine ligase (GCL), which have the potential to protect cells from DNA damage by carcinogens and reactive oxygen species (ROS).*
Broccophane®, the branded, standardized version of sulforaphane is what is used in this liposomal delivery system. The liposomal liquid delivery system allows for flexible, convenient sulforaphane, with the ability to manipulate daily amounts easily in order to address individual requirements. Liposomal technology helps to maintain the health benefits of this compound by protecting it from the degradative environment of the stomach. This is especially beneficial for patients who have had gastric bypass or have general gastro-intestinal dysfunction.* Liposomal encapsulation of ingredients represents a novel delivery system that appears to offer important advantages over existing methods of delivery, including protection and speed of absorption.