Jarrow Formulas, BroccoMax, Standardized Broccoli Seed Extract, 60 Capsules60 Reviews
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0.17 lbs (0.08 kg)
- Product Code: JRW-20027
- UPC Code: 790011200277
- Package Quantity: 60 Capsules
- Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.1 x 2.1 in, 0.1 lbs (0.05 kg)
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- Stimulates Phase 2 Detoxification
- Supports Healthy Cell Replication
- Sulforaphane Gluco Sinolate - SGS The Long Lasting Antioxidant
- Dietary Supplement
- Gluten Free
- Suitable for Vegetarian/Vegans
- Non GMO
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli have been associated with antioxidant and cellular protection. BroccoMax contains a standardized concentration of sulforaphane glucosinolate extracted (without solvents) from broccoli seeds. Metabolites of sulforaphane glucosinolate have been demonstrated to be a potent inducer of phase 2 detoxifying enzymes and protector of DNA.
Take 1 capsule per day with a meal or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
Calcium ascorbate and maltodextrin. Capsule consists of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose.
No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.
Note: Raw material varies in color.
Note: If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.
Keep out of the reach of children.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
|Serving Per Container: 60|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Broccoli Seed Extract (Brassica oleracea italica) (providing 30 mg sulforaphane glucosinolate)||385 mg||*|
|* Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I was a regular user of this product because I don't care for the taste of broccoli, but want to get the considerable health benefits offered by sulforaphane. However, I came across a recent independent study that compared the release of sulforaphane derived from fresh broccoli to a broccoli extract supplement, which happened to be Jarrow BroccoMax, the same supplement that I was using. In the study, the subjects ingested 6 capsules of BroccoMax daily, which was 3-times the dose that I used.The study found that sulforphane release from broccoli depended on the presence of an enzyme in broccoli called myrosinase, that is released when the broccoli is chewed. This enzyme converts the precursor for sulforaphane in broccoli into active sulforaphane. But without the presence of myrosinase, the conversion to active sulforaphane is negligible. There is some conversion in the colon through the action of intestinal bacteria, but the amount of sulforaphane absorbed from this route is thought to be very low, and may not occur at all in some people. The point here is that BroccoMax doesn't actually contain sulforaphane, but rather the inactive precursor to sulforaphane, which must be converted by myrosinase into active sulforaphane. And there is no myrosinase in BroccoMax. I wrote to the company that produces this ingredient in BroccoMax(not Jarrow), and they refused to answer me when I asked them about the activity of the product. As such, it appears that BroccoMax is useless, and does not provide any significant sulforaphane activity. It's a complete waste of money, and I won't be using it anymore.
Take it with a mixture of antioxidants + flavanoids + turmeric/ginger, and tell me how it feels in one month. Because I personally was surprised to realize it's working as an energizer! I'm mixing it with Jarrow Wellness Optimizer (3/day)+ Jarrow Neuro Defense (1-2/day) + Fish Oil (~1000mg/day) + D3 (~2000UI/day).