The brolico phytonutrient, found only in broccoli, is known for it’s ability to produce high levels of innate immunity activation. But how does it compare to other immune boosting nutrients? Recent research conducted in partnership with the University of Tokyo takes a closer look at 10 of the most well-known extracts used to enhance immunity, and brolico is ranked #1.
Up to 1000X Stronger than the alternative
For the purpose of this study, 10 extracts attributed with immunity stimulating effects were selected as samples for comparison: brolico, ß-glucan, fucoidan, lentinan, DHA, EPA, açaí,propolis, broccoli sprout and sulforaphane.
It has been suggested that silkworms suffer from the same viruses and diseases as human beings and can be treated with the same medicines, making them viable candidates for research. Faculty members at Tokyo University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences discovered that when injecting a silkworm with a component that activates natural immunity, such as a bacteria or fungus, the muscles of the silkworm gradually shrink (Patent 8313779). This occurs because when an activated component binds with the immune cell of the silkworm, active oxygen is released, and a specific protein is activated,which causes the muscle to contract. (Announced in International Academic Journal, 2008).
Thus, when administering a component which produces the effect of immunity stimulation (asPublished: 2011© Imagine Global Care, Tokyo 2011 Yasuyuki Ogata, Ph.d.Comparison Study to Determine Immunity Activation Effectiveness Produced byFunctional Food Extracts with Proposed Immunity Stimulation Effects indicated by the silkworm’s muscle contraction),the degree of the contraction may be measured to determine the precise level of specific activity(immunity activation) produced by the given component. Download your personal copy of the study
|Nutrient Extract||Specific Activity (units/mg)|
|Lentinan||290||Approx 2.6X More|
|Broccoli Sprouts||< 18||40X More|
|ß-Glucan||14||Aprox 50X More|
|Fucoidan||12||Aprox 60X More|
|DHA (Fish Oil)||< 10||70X More|
|Sulforaphane||< 7||100X More|
|EPA (Fish Oil)||< 4||190X More|
|Acai (Crude Extracts)||3.1||240X More|
|Propolis||< 0.4||1000X More|