How it Works

Can a simple vegetable really do that much?

Epiceutical Labs is excited to introduce BrocEliteTM, the first natural, Stabilized SulforaphaneTM supplement on the market.  Sulforaphane is a plant-based chemical found in broccoli that is widely recognized for its many benefits.  Some of its benefits include supporting detoxification and promoting immune function. Sulforaphane is also a potent activator of the body’s anti-inflammatory pathway.

Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response. When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection and may result in redness and warmth.  Damage to tissue would not be able to heal without a short-term inflammatory response that last days or weeks.  

Long-term or chronic inflammation is a different story. With chronic inflammation, the body has a similar immune response to an injured area.  The difference with chronic inflammation, however, is that there is a failure to eliminate the cause of the initial inflammatory response.  Research has shown that a chronic inflammatory response lasting months or years is the cause many of the most common diseases.

Numerous factors can lead to chronic inflammation including environmental toxins, emotional stress, and diet choices such as eating sweets or fast foods. These factors lead to the activation of nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB), the most prominent signaling pathway controlling inflammation.  It is estimated that 1/3 of the US population lives with chronic inflammation.

Sulforaphane combats inflammation by blocking how NF-κB is turned on.  It also turns on Nrf2, one of the most significant regulators of the body’s internal antioxidant system.

With our body’s experiencing stressful stimuli from processed foods and environmental toxins every day, it must be equipped with a system to adapt to and overcome these stressors.  Taking high-quality supplements, like BrocEliteTM, suppresses NF-κB and chronic inflammation, while also supporting the enhancement of the body’s internal antioxidant system.