Lake Forest, IL, August 19, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Lifetrients’ division of NourishLife, the maker’s of the speak® dietary supplement formulated for children with special nutritional requirements, announces Brocco-Yummies Gummies, a delicious, fruit-flavored antioxidant gummy chew. Each serving of the Brocco-Yummies contains 250 mg of glucoraphanin, a naturally occurring phytonutrient that converts to sulforaphane in the body.
In the early 1990’s, scientists identified glucoraphanin, the naturally occurring compound in broccoli which converts to the antioxidant sulforaphane by enzymes in broccoli (myrosinase) or gut microflora in the body. Sulforaphane activates the body’s antioxidant and cellular protection system which promotes the depletion of oxidative stressors.
According to Kara Bolton, Vice-President of NourishLife, “Lifetrients is excited to announce the addition of Brocco-Yummies to our product line. While the benefits of broccoli and the antioxidant sulforaphane are well-known, it is often challenging for many people to eat large amounts, if any at all. Sulforaphane is actually part of the plant’s defense system and is what gives broccoli the bitter taste that many people do not like. Glucoraphanin, the precursor to sulforaphane, is not bitter and is the preferred form for supplementation.”
Bolton continues, “Each serving of Lifetrients Brocco-Yummies contains 250 mg of glucoraphanin extracted from broccoli seeds grown in California. Best of all, the gummies have a delicious, fruit flavor that kids love. Parents appreciate that the gummies are non-GMO, vegetarian, gluten-free, and contain just 2 grams of sugar as xylitol which is a natural sweetener that prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth.”
Most dietary antioxidants (including vitamins) act by donating electrons to free radicals. This is usually a one-time operation, and once completed, their antioxidant ability becomes depleted. Sulforaphane and its precursor glucoraphanin are considered next generation antioxidants because they activate rechargeable antioxidant enzymes that can be used repeatedly lasting up to three days in the body. (Batinic-Haberle et al; Antioxid Redox Signal. 2014 May 20;20(15);2371-415)
NourishLife (www.NourishLifeppp.com) intends to contribute to a major improvement in health and wellness by addressing the nutritional needs of children. Founded by nutrition industry veterans, the firm commissions expert scientists and nutritionists passionate about health.
The firm’s proprietary speak® formulation contains 7 nutrients in precise doses and ratios developed for children with special nutritional requirements. More information can be found at www.SpeechNutrients.com.
NourishLife is a privately held business located outside of Chicago.
Kara Bolton, NourishLife LLC, 272 E. Deerpath Road, Suite 244, Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA Tel: 847-582-1316