Anti-Aging Ingredient in Broccoli – Prevents DNA Loss
So you don’t like broccoli but other people in your family do. Well, you don’t have to eat it to enjoy some of the benefits, especially if you’re aging, are a woman (or even a man) like me, and have some that your skin is making you look older than your age.
Well you don’t have to eat the broccoli to get the benefits to your skin; you can wear it in the form of lotions or creams or take supplements.
You can wear it and you’ll be doing your skin a favour, and will end up looking great and younger…so the experts at Johns Hopkins university have concluded after conducting research on sulforaphane (so I don’t have to keep retyping, I’m going to refer to this as S from this point forward) from broccoli…way back in 1992…and I’m just reading about it now? Why is that I wonder? Could the cosmetic industry want it kept a secret? Would it be competition for their high, often extremely over priced products that don’t do half of what they say they will do.
The following information is taken from an article in a health magazine. The article is called A DNA Repair, Phytonutrient Facial by Marty Newcomen.
The purpose of the research was to identify the benefits of sulforaphane against the 4 main contributing factors that cause DNA breakdown (also known as carcinogenesis) and its protective benefits. The 4 factors are: radiation, chemicals, viruses and reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are free radicals (now there’s a term I am sure a lot of us are familiar with) and electrophiles.
Apparently S causes the induction of phase two detoxifying enzyme activity (detox of the chemicals). The next reaction is the creation of NRF@ protective proteins, and the 3rd part of the reaction is it causes the body to unleash an army of antioxidant reactions.
Johns Hopkins were so impressed with the results they began filing patents on S.
Every cell in our face and ears is replaced every 2 years and the rest of our bodies regenerates every 7 years. The aging process is caused because every time a cell produces another cell it loses a bit of its DNA. What this means, the example given, is that if you took a photo of your face & then photocopied it 35 timex it will represent your face changing in shape & image from age 0 to 70. You lose some of the quality of the images just as your face ages. If you could prevent the DNA loss your shape & image of the cells & your face would remain more the same; you slow the aging process.
So, they’ve come up with DNA repair and protective lotions and ointments and pills you can take, all based on the S from brocolli.
A company based in Calgary, Alberta (yeah Canada…you rock) has produced some products, boasting the following benefits. The company is Newco Enterprises Inc. and their web site is www.organicteatreeoil.com. They have a toll free # to call 1-800-722y-4155. I have no affiliation with this company, they just happened to have their products listed with the Johns Hopkins article, so I figured why not share this information as well. Newco’s advert claims the following benefits are derived from their products:
DNA Repair & Protect Lotion
- anti aging
- protection against UV radiation
- repairs UV damage
- reduction & elimination of hyperpigmentation
- stretch marks, acne and scars
DNA Repair Ointment
- moles, skin lesions abnormalities
- sore joints,
- rapid healing of cuts, scrapes, burns & insect bites
- stretch marks, skin tags
- DNA support & protection
- cardiovascular (arteriosclerosis)
- prevention of macular eye degeneration
- type II diabetes
- total body detox
- restoration of skin integrity
- hormone balance in women
- support for the immune system
I may just try out the last product, BroccoGen 10, given I already buy antioxidant supplements from the health food store, and ensure I put blueberries and pure chocolate (the best antioxidant there is, if you use 99% cacao chocolate…tastes like hell) in my daily, morning protein drink; take Q10 supplements…and all of the benefits of those 2 supplements and possibly others…are apparently to be found in this Brocco10 product.
Now, I am fortunate in that I love broccoli. The medical and health industry has been singing the benefits of broccoli for a lot of years in the fight against cancer. If you don’t like it…if it’s just a “well, I’d rather not” kind of dislike…you know the benefits are a heck of a lot greater then some “inconvenient dislike, rather not, would prefer…” don’t you think?