Sulforaphane is a sulfur-rich Phytochemical compound belonging to the isothiocyanate family. Highest concentrations are found in the seeds and sprouts of cruciferous vegetables such as Brocolli sprouts which are extremey rich in sulforophane
Sulforophane supports increased and prolonged expression of Nrf2 which is a transcription protein that can speak to our DNA to cause it to transcribe and release a battery of endogenous antioxidants for example:
ANTIOXIDANT REDUCING AGENTS
Reduced glutathione (GSH)
Glutathione reductase (GR),
Glutathione S-trans-ferase (GST),
NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase-1 (NQO1)
These antioxidants get to work mopping up unstable free radical molecules within cells thus limiting their capability to do damage
Curcumin (found in Tumeric) acts both to neutralize free radicals and boosts the activities of our own natural antioxidants.
Scientific studies have shown it decreases oxidative stress biomarkers such as Malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in all tissues but most importantly increased Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) activities in the liver, kidney, and brain. It also increases Catalase (CAT) activity in the heart, and Glutathione Peroxidase (GSH-Px) activities in the heart and brain thus increasing Gluathione levels.
Astaxanthin, Zeaxanthin & Lutein
Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants and pigments found in plants and algae. The pigments produce the bright yellow, red, and orange colors in plants, vegetables, and fruits. They are becoming more popular as stand alone supplements in the preventive health community but can also be found in whole foods, They all work by stimulating the NRF2 pathway and causing the body to generate its own powerful antioxidants such as Glutahione and Super Oxide Dismutase.