CS Health Frequently Asked Questions
Sulforaphane Glucosinolate is an active ingredient in broccoli proven to have anti-oxidant and detoxification benefits, as well as the promotion of cell integrity. Upon ingestion of the Vitalica® capsule, sulforaphane glucosinolate activates the body's phase 2 immune system.
Sulfa drugs and sulforaphane are quite unrelated and there is no cross allergy. In fact, there is no known allergy to sulforaphane.
Studies on sulforaphane have been very promising with respect to its impact on health, as archived and on-going research indicate. Any statements on this site that may be construed as claims are substantiated by the mentioned research.
To a degree, yes. However, the majority of broccoli seed varieties contain sulforaphane glucosinolate (sgs), but roughly less than 10% of broccoli varieties contain quantities that are economically feasible. Similarly, independent testing of commercial broccoli sprouts demonstrates wide variance in the quantities of sgs. Our products are made with our Plant Variety Protection (patented) seed that contain up to Three times the amount of sgs that is normally found in commercially available seed. As a result, our seed and broccoli sprout products contain superior amount of sgs. Incidentally, our seed is produced without bioengineering.
Research has demonstrated that sulforaphane glucosinolate is a constituent of seed, broccoli sprouts and mature broccoli. However, the origin of CS Health sulforaphane glucosinolate is from specially selected and produced broccoli seeds, that contain much higher levels of sulforaphane glucosinolate than either mature broccoli or broccoli sprouts.