Purposes and Effects of Broccoli

Broccoli - Anti-carcinogenic Powerhouse

Broccoli*

Paul Talalay
The health benefits of broccoli are being studied for their benefits in the reduction of the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers and cancer, and for a promising compound found in broccoli that could help treat Autism.
At the forefront of these studies are a team at John Hopkins Medical founded by Dr. Paul Talalay. Isolating the sulforaphane glucosinolate compound found in broccoli in 1992, Paul has a large body of work promoting the health benefits found in broccoli sprouts and broccoli seed extracts. In 2005, Paul was awarded the Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research. This award is one of the leading honors in the world for scientists studying micronutrients, diet, and other natural approaches to disease prevention. Press Release 1

Stomach Ulcers


To cite an article from the John Hopkins Gazette:
'A bacterium responsible for the vast majority of stomach cancers, a leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and ulcers may have met its match, scientists from Johns Hopkins and the French National Scientific Research Center report in the May 28 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The research team discovered that sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts, kills the bacterium in laboratory studies. The findings should lead quickly to clinical trials to see whether dietary intake of vegetables containing sulforaphane can relieve infection, the researchers say.' 2
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Treating Autism


Double-blind studies have also been conducted to show the effect of sulforaphane, a derivative from broccoli sprouts on patients with autism. As showcased in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal, these tests documented that there was improved behavior during the 18 week trial. The results were quantified by parents/caregivers, and physicians by three widely accepted measures. 3

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Three Elements Inc.'s Proprietary Extraction Methods


As evidenced by these articles from notable journals, it is hard to dispute the emerging potential that the heads of the scientific fields studying micro-nutrients are discovering. Much of the nutritional value is lost when packaging and distributing these products. This is due in part to the shelf life of the wellness inducing ingredients found in products currently on the market, which is almost non-existent.

That is why the private label extracts provided by Three Elements Inc., are a true innovation in the field. With our proprietary method of extraction, we solve the problem of the time constraints with nutritional extracts. The result is product specific shelf life , and a higher level of purity and nutrient strength than what is on the market.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Broccoli is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Broccoli is a food, not a drug or dietary supplement.

Citations:

  1. John Hopkins Medicine: Faculty News. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacology_molecular_sciences/news/faculty/primary/talalay.html.
  2. Downer, Joanna. "Dietary Component Kills Bacterial Cause of Ulcers, Stomach Cancer." John Hopkins Gazette May-June 2002: n. pag. Web. 30 Dec. 2014. .
  3. http://www.pnas.org/content/111/43/15550.abstract Contributed by Paul Talalay, September 4, 2014 (sent for review August 12, 2014; reviewed by Bryan H. King, Robert K. Naviaux, and Cecilia Giulivi)