Frozen Broccoli: Lacks Nutritional Punch. Luckily scientists have found a way to put it back.
Also, wanted to post this, as I’ve recently become a fan of Cal. D-Gluc. Thanks for posting this JLone (a while back… here: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/t_booster?id=5085303&pageNo=0 )
Calcium D-Glucarate is a form of glucuronic acid attached to a calcium salt for optimal digestion. It is a phytochemical found in a number of foods such as apples, oranges, broccoli, potatoes and brussel sprouts. Calcium D-Glucarate works by directly strongly inhibiting betaglucuronidase; this means that estrogen bound for excretion stays bound and total estrogen load is decreased. One study found that Calcium D-Glucarate was able to decrease estrogen levels by 23% alone! Furthermore, Calcium D-Glucarate has an excellent safety profile, with no side effects and has even been considered by many scientists as a better alternative for estrogen control than the prescription drug Tamoxifen. Simply put, Calcium D-Glucarate is a critical natural compound in eliminating excess estrogens and balancing overall hormone levels.
Sulforaphane is an isothiocyanate naturally present in widely consumed vegetables, particularly in broccoli and broccoli sprouts. Sulforaphane has been shown in research to support both Phase I and Phase II detoxification. In Phase I detoxification, sulforaphane has been shown to convert the dangerous estrogen-glutathione metabolite into the safer and less toxic 4-OH estrogen metabolite, which has a greater chance of being metabolized for excretion. Furthermore, sulforaphane is a potent inducer of the Phase II detoxification enzymes further shuttling along the removal of estrogens from the body. Finally, sulforaphane has been shown in research to decrease the number of estrogen receptors located within the cells of oneÃ¢??s body Ã¢?? meaning that for the estrogen that does remain in your body, there are less places for it to act upon! In addition to these effects, sulforaphane has also been shown to be a potent antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, able to lower blood pressure, and to have anti-allergenic and anti-cancer effects. Simply put, sulforaphane acts upon a number of different pathways and packs a powerful punch against decreasing estrogen within your body and increasing your overall health.
DIM is a phytochemical that naturally occurs in broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts that is critical for estrogen balance. DIM is actually a composite of 2 molecules of Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), an estrogen fighting compound you may have heard of. However, I3C is not stable as a supplement and has even been shown to exacerbate some forms of cancer Ã¢?? while DIM has not. Thus weÃ¢??ve included DIM for the sole purpose of balancing out two forms of estrogen: 2-OH and 16-Ã?Â±OH. The 16-Ã?Â±OH form of estrogen has been shown to be an aggressive form of estrogen with in the body; linked with estrogen dominance and an number of estrogen-dependant cancers, while the 2-OH form of estrogen has been shown to be rather benign. DIM selectively removes the 16-OH form of estrogen, improving the 2-OH to 16- OH ratio, a key biomarker of health. Furthermore, low levels of 16-OH estrogen have been strongly correlated with increased levels of free (bioavailable) testosterone Ã¢?? testosterone that can be used for building muscle and burning fat.[/quote]
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