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by Mike Arnold

When we consider the extensive increase in knowledge which has transpired over the last century, it becomes readily apparent that modern man has entered an information age unlike any we have ever witnessed before. Like an unrelenting tidal wave, every man, woman, and child is daily inundated with a barrage of information coming from every possible direction and nowhere else is this more apparent than the Internet. At our very fingertips, we have access to an immense world-wide library, in which any subject can be researched ad nauseam at will. This outlet provides us with numerous advantages which were unavailable to previous generations, allowing us to rapidly accumulate knowledge in our areas of interest. At the same time, this online highway is a two-way street, allowing anyone with a computer to freely share and receive information as they see fit. There is no filtering system in place designed to separate truth from opinion or fact from fiction. This can make information sourcing an unreliable process, especially among the less informed.
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Sulforaphane is a molecule within the isothiocyanate group of organosulfur compounds. It exhibits anti-cancer and antimicrobial properties in experimental models. It is obtained from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts or cabbages. It is produced when the enzyme myrosinase transforms glucoraphanin, a glucosinolate, into sulforaphane upon damage to the plant (such as from chewing) which allows the two compounds to mix and react. Young sprouts of broccoli and cauliflower are particularly rich in glucoraphanin.

If you train to the point of exhaustion you may benefit from taking a supplement containing sulforaphane, a compound that occurs naturally in brassica vegetables. According to an animal study published by biochemists at the Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna in the Journal of Applied Physiology, sulforaphane protects muscle cells during extreme exertion.
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