A special group of vegetables called cruciferous vegetables have excellent cancer fighting properties. Research suggests that these cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that stimulate our bodies to break down potential carcinogens (substances that cause cancer). They work by preventing the transformation of normal healthy cells into cancerous cells.
Some examples of cruciferous vegetables are:
- Bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
- Chinese cabbage
- Collard greens
- Mustard greens
A study was done at the Metametrix Institute to test the efficiency of dried cruciferous powder in raising the 2/16 hydroxyestrogen ratio in premenopausal women.
What is the 2/16 hydroxyestrogen ratio?
The liver metabolizes estrogen into either 16-alpha-hydroxyestrone or 2-hydroxyestrogen with the former suggested to promote cancer development and the latter suggested to oppose cancer development; the ratio of these two estrogen derivatives is used as a biomarker for the risk of developing hormone-dependent cancers such as those of the uterus and breast. Dried cruciferous powder was found to promote the conversion of estrogen to 2-hydroxyestrogen, and decrease the amount of 16-alpha-hydroxyestrogen. This promotion of 2-hydroxyestrogen confers a decreased cancer risk.
What was found:
13 premenopausal women were tested by the Metametrix Institute before and after the addition of dietary supplements which contained powdered organic brussels sprouts and organic kale for 90 days. Lower 2/16 hydroxyestrogen ratios have been associated with increased risk for cancers of estrogen-sensitive tissues. 11 of the 13 subjects showed positive increases of their ratios, and the three subjects with the lowest initial ratios had an average increase of 500%. The results demonstrate that dehydrated whole brassicacae supplementation can significantly raise the 2/16 hydroxyestrogen ratio in premenopausal women.
So what can I do to reduce the risk of getting cancer?
Answer: Take Cruciferous Complete from Standard Process.
Each Cruciferous Complete capsule supplies 300 mg each of organically-grown, minimally-processed kale and brussels sprouts. By taking Cruciferous Complete every day you will be helping to raise the 2/16 hydroxyestrogen ratio and therefore decreasing the risk of getting cancer.
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