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 (sŭl′fō-răf′ăn′, -rā′făn′)
A sulfureous phytochemical compound, C6H11NOS2, occurring in cruciferous vegetables and acting as an anticancer agent, antimicrobial, and antioxidant.

[sulfo- + -raphane (blend of New Latin Raphanus, genus name, from Latin, radish, from Greek rhaphanos -ane).]
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The positive effects of sulforaphane are so widespread that it is in about 30 clinical trials at this very moment covering a variety of diseases ranging from schizophrenia to emphysema to autism, said Plafker, a scientist in OMRFs Aging and Metabolism Research Program.
5 Broccoli In addition to many anti-inflammatory flavonoids like sulforaphane and carotenoids, broccoli also contains vitamins K, C, and E and other valuable nutrients.
The compound sulforaphane, found in things like broccoli, brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables, is a case in point.
Sulforaphane wasn't shielding their bodies directly but rather increasing their own detox capacity and helping them to expel pollutants.
A laboratory study on the dietary impact of sulforaphane from broccoli suggests that it may prevent and suppress prostate cancer (The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistty, 2017).
Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale contain sulforaphane that helps the body flush out cancer-causing chemicals.
Sulforaphane is a compound within the isothiocyanate group of organosulfur compounds that helps obese type two diabetes patients in controlling the high blood sugar levels.
Sulforaphane also helps the body's natural detox mechanisms, coaxing enzymes to turn cancer-causing chemicals into more safer forms that the body can easily release.
SFX-01 is a synthetic and stabilised version of the naturally occurring plant compound sulforaphane, a known anti-cancer agent and neuro-protective.
1 THIS vegetable contains lots of calcium but it also offers a great selection of antioxidants, including a particularly powerful one called sulforaphane, as well as vitamin C, quercetin, glutathione and lutein.
For example, sulforaphane is a compound associated with protection against certain cancers, including breast cancer.
Each serving of the Brocco-Yummies contains 250 mg of glucoraphanin, a naturally occurring phytonutrient that converts to sulforaphane in the body.