How Avmacol® and Avmacol® Extra Strength Work?

Our Sulforaphane Production System® supplies broccoli seed extract (glucoraphanin) and Myrosimax® (Active Myrosinase Enzyme) which helps promote sulforaphane production in your body. As depicted in the diagram below, when sulforaphane enters your cells it allows for a master regulator, known as NRF2, to enter the nucleus and bind to DNA. This helps increase the production of important Phase 2 detoxifying enzymes, promoting your body’s natural detoxification process, thereby supporting the elimination of potentially harmful metabolites.*
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What is Glucoraphanin?

Glucoraphanin, also known as sulforaphane glucosinolate, is a compound that is present in many cruciferous vegetables, most notably in broccoli. It is an essential ingredient needed for sulforaphane production because it is sulforaphane’s direct precursor. The glucoraphanin is converted into sulforaphane after it is processed by an active myrosinase enzyme.

What is Myrosinase?

Myrosinase is an important enzyme required to convert glucoraphanin into sulforaphane. Additionally, it can be found in cruciferous vegetables, though it can become inactivated during the cooking process.

The Importance of Active Myrosinase Enzyme

The conversion of glucoraphanin to sulforaphane can be expressed in this simple equation:
Active myrosinase enzyme is essential for the conversion of glucoraphan into sulforaphane. Without this enzyme, it may not be possible to reap sulforaphane's many health-promoting benefits, which is why you’ll always find Myrosimax® (Active myrosinase Enzyme) in the Avmacol® brand family.
Even though it is true that both glucoraphanin and the myrosinase enzyme can be found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower, there may not be enough of either compound to allow for adequate sulforaphane production. This can be due to seed quality, soil composition, and many other factors. Additionally, the myrosinase enzyme can be destroyed during the cooking process. So while both glucoraphanin and the myrosinase enzyme can be found in the vegetables you eat, the ones you buy from the market are not reliable sources of either compound.
The Avmacol® brand contains both glucoraphanin and Myrosimax® (Active Myrosinase Enzyme), the essential ingredients needed to promote sulforaphane production.*
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