Sulforaphane: What is it good for?
At Bend Beauty, we are proud of the science and innovation behind our products. We are constantly researching and looking for exciting new ingredients to incorporate into our product line. The Skin Climate™ System is at the root of our product development process, as we aim to address beauty and wellness from the inside out, from head to toe.
With this in mind, today we want to introduce you to an ingredient we’re excited about, that you’ll be seeing from us in the future.
Sulforaphane is a bioactive substance made from the compound, glucoraphanin that is naturally present in many cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli. Sulforaphane is typically created when these vegetables are chewed, through the interaction of glucoraphanin and the enzyme, myrosinase, which is also present in the food. Sources of sulforaphane include broccoli sprouts, brussel sprouts, and cabbage.
Sulforaphane helps to enhance your body’s natural detoxification process by stimulating increased internal production of important antioxidant and detoxifying enzymes, and other cell-protective mechanisms that help to eliminate potentially harmful substances from your body.
That’s the scoop on sulforaphane! Have questions? Reach out to us here.