Made With Broccoli Sprouts
THE POWER OF SULFORAPHANE
A large dog serving of Green Rover delivers an impressive 9mg of Sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has been isolated by scientists and it carries a pretty impressive body of evidence. Here are the 3 most important benefits for your dog:
Researchers from Oregon State University gave dogs Broccoli Sprout Powder, which is the richest food source of Sulforaphane. They found that Sulforaphane had the same digestibility in dogs as humans … and that they also saw a better reduction in tumor activity.
Every day, your dog is exposed to toxins. They’re in his food, his water and even the air he breaths. This buildup of toxins is highly inflammatory … and if this inflammation is left unchecked, it will damage or kill your dog’s cells. And eventually the organs they make up.
That’s one reason why your dog has a liver. Its job is to help exit inflammatory toxins from the body.
Most toxins (and carcinogens) are fat soluble. So the liver has to convert them in two steps.
Phase I detoxification use enzymes to prepare the toxins to be eliminated from the body by making them more water soluble. The problem is, the toxins are made into compounds that are even more toxic than the original ones.
If the second part of detox, Phase II, goes according to plan, this isn’t a problem. The toxins will be made completely water soluble and passed to the gall bladder and kidneys to be exited from the body.
But if Phase II detoxification doesn’t keep up, the freaky new toxins can wreak havoc with your dog.
Sulforaphane is a potent activator of phase II liver detoxification. It also activates enzymes that protect your dog’s cells from DNA damage from carcinogens and inflammatory toxins.
Sulforaphane is a potent activator of the Nrf2 pathway. Nrf2 is a protein that lives in every one of your dog’s cells. When it’s activated, it fires critical anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions throughout the entire body by activating antioxidant enzymes. One of the most important is glutathione.
Many antioxidants will increase Nrf2 and glutathione activity … but what sets Sulforaphane apart is that it’s a potent activator of Nrf2.
Like the almighty blueberry, Sulforaphane can cross the blood-brain barrier and increase antioxidant activity in the brain. And, of course, Sulforaphane increases antioxidant activity in the liver. And this has been shown in animals and humans, not just with in vitro studies.