Brassica Protection Products LLC (BPP) is a nutritional ingredient company that markets and sells SGS™ brand broccoli seed extract containing glucoraphanin, a phytochemical naturally found in broccoli. Brassica has gone directly to the source and extracts the glucoraphanin straight from the broccoli seed where it is most highly concentrated. Since 2000, Brassica has been working in collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and other renowned institutions to grow the science surrounding glucoraphanin and sulforaphane (its active form) and to better define the many health benefits.
Glucoraphanin, when consumed, converts to a potent antioxidant and cellular protector called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane belongs to a group of compounds called isothiocyanates. In 1992, Dr. Paul Talalay, MD and Dr. Jed Fahey at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine identified sulforaphane as the most potent natural inducer of Phase 2 detoxification enzymes. These enzymes eliminate many types of free radicals and environmental pollutants and trigger ongoing antioxidant action that lasts for up to three days. These compounds and their mechanisms have been studied extensively and are supported by more than 1,700 scientific publications.
So THAT'S why your mother insisted you eat your broccoli!