Live Cell B/AB (Sprouted Food Complex)
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Studies by Dr. Talalay show that even low concentrations of SGS can protect human retinal (eye) cells against a variety of severe oxidative challenges. As humans age, the defense of their cells are known to decline. In the retina, this can lead to macular degeneration, the principal cause of deterioration of vision among the aged.
In a series of experiments in 2001 by Dr. Bernard Juurlink at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada, rats with high blood pressure (hypertension) that were treated with sulforaphane showed a significant reduction in the tendency to develop artery-narrowing plaques. Dr. Juurlink demonstrated that sulforaphane retards oxidative damage leading to arterial occlusion, a potentially significant breakthrough in proactive therapies against blocking of arteries. Sulforaphane may, therefore, interrupt the progression of plaque development to strokes.
- Studies have shown that human prostrate cancer cells respond well to SGS in the form of broccoli sprout extracts by showing dramatic increases in their protective Phase 2 enzymes. In his article, Dr. James D. Brooks of the Urology Department at Stanford University suggests, “Intervention trials may be warranted [in humans], and broccoli sprouts, a rich source of sulforaphane, may be appropriate for use in such a trial.”
- Glucosinolate results as a part of the naturally occurring breakdown/degradation of SGS. These breakdown products are called GDPs (glucosinolate breakdown products), and they have been shown to be effective in terms of a decreased risk of cancer in the lung, stomach, colon, and rectum according to the Institute of Food Research. Glucosinolates, are also a large and diverse group of sulfur containing compounds which occur in Brassica vegetables (such as Brussels sprouts, cabbages, broccoli, mustard, and horseradish. The breakdown products of glucosinolates (isothiocyanates) are responsible for the distinctive hot/bitter flavor of these foods
- The Institute of Food Research has also stated that glucosinolate breakdown products are implicated in two anticarcinogenic mechanisms that can account for part of the epidemiological evidence showing a protective effect against cancers of the lung and alimentary tract.
- Taking Live Cell with Polyflora on an empty stomach and a full glass of water increases its efficacy. First, in order for the Live Cell to be optimally utilized, it has to be hydrolysed by the colon microflora to GDPs (see above) which are then partly absorbed in the large intestine. For something to be hydrolysed, hydrolysis must occur. Hydrolysis by definition means reaction with water – more specifically the chemical reaction in which a compound reacts with water, causing decomposition and the production of two or more other compounds, as for example the conversion of starch to glucose. Hence the full glass of water. Second, in order for the body to absorb nutrients optimally, the colon microflora must be balanced. Polyflora as a probiotic provides that balance. Third, the empty stomach prevents anything else from interacting with or disrupting this process. So the synergy of using Live Cell, Polyflora, and a full glass of water on an empty stomach gives a total beneficial effect that is greater than the sum of the parts, thus maximizing the benefit. Live Cell and Polyflora are the perfect combination.