Sulforaphane is a naturally-occurring compound in broccoli that possesses antioxidant activity, was identified in 1992 by scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
This isothiocyanate appeared to be responsible for the apparent correlation between diets rich in cruciferous vegetables and a lower incidence of cancer. Scientists subsequently determined that the compound present in the broccoli plant is the glucosinolate precursor of sulforaphane, known as “glucoraphanin” or “SGS.”
Since 1992, SGS has been studied extensively at Johns Hopkins and other prestigious medical institutions around the globe, resulting in more than 400 published studies that support this natural phytochemical’s potential to achieve early protection against cell
Silica supplements for stronger skin and joints
Silica exists in a variety of forms in nature and its component, silicon is the second most prevalent element after oxygen. Orthosilicic acid, (H4SiO4) a water-soluble form of silicic acid found in very dilute concentration in the earth’s waters, is the form humans predominantly absorb and is found in the serum fraction of blood.
Compelling data supports the many health benefits of adequate silica in the body. This is due to silica’s ability to activate the body’s synthesis of collagen which constitutes one-third of
the body’s protein. According to Xymogen, a study demonstrated a 12.5% increase in collagen in the dermis with supplementation that stimulates collagen type-synthesis in osteoblasts, enhances osteoblast differentiation, increases calcium uptake and is a major determinant in bone mineral density in men and premenopausal women.
In addition to collagen, silica has a role in the synthesis of two other “beauty proteins” – elastin and keratin. Silica deficiency may cause bone and joint deformities and disrupt mineral balance.
- Far infrared sauna therapies weekly or more
- Visit a chiropractor to balance parasympathetic nervous system
- Acupuncture to jumpstart the body’s energy system
- Soaking in an Epsom Salt bath weekly with hot water, maybe using essential oils for extra relaxation
- Dry brushing helps stimulate detoxification by offering a gentle internal massage. Using a firm, bath brush, brush your skin in the direction of your lymph. Be sure to always go toward the heart. See the diagram to the right.
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