Dear Friends

The Broccoli Sprout Extract Trial for COPD began April 8th 2011 and will conclude this June of 2014.  We are pleased to find yet another condition that the Cruciferous Sprouts Complex is able to prevent and support in the treatment of COPD.

Sponsored by Johns Hoplkins University with collaborators at Temple University, the investigators’ group has evidence showing that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have impairment of antioxidant defenses which are caused by a defect in activity of Nrf2—a gene whose activity protects the body from COPD.

Their trial has focused on sulforaphane, a derivative of cruciferous vegetables, which is a potent stimulator of Nrf2 activity.  Their goal is to determine the effectiveness of two doses, 25 and 150 micromoles, for 4 weeks in 90 COPD patients. (NIH Research Matters: Broccoli Compound May Combat COPD)

This all is very exciting for our Cruciferous Sprout Complex as it supply exactly what is needed.  COPD is of growing concern, it is the third leading cause of death nationwide. According to the WHO, 65 million people worldwide have COPD. Data from The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2000 showed that 24 million people in the United States had impaired lung function that might indicate COPD. Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

Clinical Notes:

We developed our Cruciferous Sprouts Complex with the glucosinolate family of phytochemical potency and power in mind.  Glucosinolates are precursor molecules to sulforaphanes.  At the time we were focusing on P2Ps (Phase 2 Proteins).  These Phase 2 Enzymes are responsible for phase 2 liver detox.  We were able to show in our two pilot studies on human liver cell that ingesting capsules BID will increase phase 2 enzyme production by 2.6 times in 20 days.  This was very encouraging when considering the liver’s detoxification ability.

We also had in mind cancer prevention or protection with this product.  I will cover that in Wednesday’s email.

The Last Quiz Answer:

This magnificent bird is the Great White Pelican.  It is a huge bird.  The wingspan can range from 7.41  to 11.81 feet.  The enormous bill can be 1.5 feet.  Adult males can weight as much as 30 pounds.  In flight it is an elegant soaring bird with the head held close to and aligned with the body by a downward bend in the neck.

They are found around the world including the shallow swamps of remote, unexploded Mozambique.  Pelicans are not restricted to eating fish.  In some situations they eat the eggs and chicks of other birds.  Great White Pelicans also eat crustaceans, tadpoles and even turtles.

 

 

 

Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their animals antibiotics regularly to make the animals grow faster and keep them alive in overcrowded, unclean conditions.  This overuse of antibiotic creates a breading ground for drug-resistant bacteria.

Last Fall the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released estimates that more than 23,000 people a year are dying from drug-resistant infections.  According to the FDA twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat.  (See Huffpost Green- After Fears of Antibiotic Resistance, 25 Drug Companies to Phase out Use in Livestock)

 

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