FORGOT YOUR DETAILS?

If you’ve been too busy in clinic or with other activities that keep you from perusing research and following supplement industry trends, you may have missed the tremendous swing of interest to investigating the impact of Nrf2 and Nrf2-inducing substances on health. A simple search of the term Nrf2 in PubMed or other medical publication

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University Medical Center researchers say a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli protected rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.[1]

Their study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests the compound, already shown to be safe for humans, may protect normal tissues during radiation therapy for cancer treatment and prevent or mitigate sickness caused by radiation exposure.

The compound, known as DIM (3,3′-diindolylmethane), previously has been found to have cancer preventive properties.

A dietary selection of more traditional fibre rich foods especially broccoli, appears to confer an immunological advantage to those patients suffering from the inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn’s. A paper published in the prestigious journal GUT recognised that Crohn’s is more common in industrialised nations than in those eating a more traditional diet. The study demonstrates that modern food ingredient called polysorbate 80 increases inflammation by altering the barrier integrity.[1]

Polysorbate 80 is a nonionic surfactant and emulsifier derived from polyethoxylated  sorbitan  and oleic acid, and is often used in foods. Polysorbate 80 is a viscous, water-soluble yellow liquid.

Tagged under: , ,
TOP