What is Sulforaphane?

Let’s understand more about the tiny molecule that has provoked so much interest.

Effects of Sulforaphane on Health

There have been more than 1700 published studies made on the effects of sulforaphane / isothiocyanates found in broccoli sprout juice. We list a few below with research topics including:

Cancer & CarcinogensIntestinal HealthAutismAlzheimer’s DiseaseParkinson’s DiseaseSkin DisordersAgingEyesAir PollutionDiseases caused by Protein Misfolding

Cancer & Carcinogens

Broccoli sprouts: an exceptionally rich source of inducers of enzymes that protect against chemical carcinogens.

Fahey JW, Zhang Y, Talalay P.

Brassica Chemoprotection Laboratory and Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Vol. 94, pp. 10367-10372, September 16, 1997.

Sulforaphane inhibits prostate carcinogenesis and pulmonary metastasis in TRAMP mice in association with increased cytotoxicity of natural killer cells.

Singh SV, Warin R, Xiao D, Powolny AA, Stan SD, Arlotti JA, Zeng Y, Hahm ER, Marynowski SW, Bommareddy A, Desai D, Amin S, Parise RA, Beumer JH, Chambers WH. 

Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA

Cancer Res. 2009 Mar 1;69(5):2117-25. Epub 2009 Feb 17.

Sulforaphane induces caspase-mediated apoptosis in cultured PC-3 human prostate cancer cells and retards growth of PC-3 xenografts in vivo.

V. Singh, D. Xiao, K. L. Lew, R. Dhir, S. V. Singh

Carcinogenesis, January 1, 2004; 25(1): 83 – 90.

Antimetastatic activity of Sulforaphane

Thejass and Girija Kuttan

Department of Immunology, Amala Cancer Research Centre, Amala Nagar,  India.

Life Sciences Volume 78, Issue 26, 22 May 2006, Pages 3043-3050

Intestinal Health

Oral broccoli sprouts for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection: a preliminary report.

[H.pylori infection is associated with stomach ulcers and stomach cancers]

Mark V. Galan, M.D., Arfana A. Kishan, M.D., Ann L. Silverman, M.D.*. 

William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.

The American Journal of Gastroenterology: Volume 98, Issue 9, Supplement 1 , September 2003, Page S57

Dietary sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts reduce colonization and attenuate gastritis in Helicobacter pylori-infected mice and humans.

Yanaka A, Fahey JW, Fukumoto A, Nakayama M, Inoue S, Zhang S, Tauchi M, Suzuki H, Hyodo I, Yamamoto M. 

Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan.

Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa). 2009 Apr;2(4):353-60

Broccoli ( Brassica oleracea var. italica) sprouts and extracts rich in glucosinolates and isothiocyanates affect cholesterol metabolism and genes involved in lipid homeostasis in hamsters.

Rodríguez-Cantú LN, Gutiérrez-Uribe JA, Arriola-Vucovich J, Díaz-De La Garza RI, Fahey JW, Serna-Saldivar SO. 

Departamento de Biotecnología e Ingeniería de Alimentos, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.

J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Feb 23;59(4):1095-103. Epub 2011 Jan 21.

Oral sulforaphane increases Phase II antioxidant enzymes in the human upper airway

Riedl MA, Saxon A, Diaz-Sanchez D. 

The Hart and Louis Laboratory, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

[Ashma] Clin Immunol. 2008 Nov 21.

Sulforaphane Protects Small Intestinal Mucosa From Aspirin/NSAID-Induced Injury by Enhancing Host Defense Systems Against Oxidative Stress and by Inhibiting Mucosal Invasion of Anaerobic Enterobacteria

Yanaka A, Sato J, Ohmori S. 

Hitachi Medical Education and Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba Hospital 2-1-1, Jonan-cho, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki-ken, 317-0077, Japan.

Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Aug 23.


Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Singh K1234, Susan L. Connors123, Eric A. Macklin35Kirby D. Smith6, Jed W Fahey78, Paul Talalay78, Andrew W. Zimmerman134

1Lurie Center for Autism

2Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children,

3Harvard Medical School

4Department of Pediatrics (Neurology), University of Massachusetts Medical School

5Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Biostatistics Enter

6McKusick-Nathans Institute for Genetic Medicine and.

7Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chemoprotection Center

8The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.

PNAS October 28, 2014 vol. 111no. 43 15550-15555

Autism Trial Support Group on Facebook.
In 2015, a test was conducted with 40 children with autism who showed the fever response. Some children took part in the test even if it was not known if they showed the fever response, since not all of them had had a fever. Children were asked to drink a tube of broccoli sprout juice a day for 4 weeks. Not all of them managed to drink the juices (mainly due to taste), but despite this, 50% of those participating showed an improvement. Click to read parents’ comments.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Amelioration of Alzheimer’s disease by neuroprotective effect of sulforaphane in animal model.

Kim HV1, Kim HY, Ehrlich HY, Choi SY, Kim DJ, Kim Y. Amyloid

1Center for Neuro-Medicine, Brain Science Institute, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2013 Mar;20(1):7-12. doi: 10.3109/13506129.2012.751367. Epub 2012 Dec 19.

Parkinson’s Disease

Sulforaphane Protects Cortical Neurons against Endogenous Neurotoxins in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease

Vauzour14, M. Buonfiglio2, G. Corona1, J. Chirafisi1, K. Vafeiadou1, C., Angeloni2, Hrelia2, P. Hrelia3 and J.P.E. Spencer1

1Molecular Nutrition Group, School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy, The University of Reading, UK.

2Department of Biochemistry “G. Moruzzi”, University of Bologna, Italy.

3Department of Pharmacology, University of Bologna, Italy.

4Present address: Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.

Skin Disorders

Isothiocyanates inhibit psoriasis-related proinflammatory factors in human skin.

Yehuda H1, Soroka Y, Zlotkin-Frušić M, Gilhar A, Milner Y, Tamir S.

1Laboratory of Human Health and Nutrition Sciences, MIGAL-Galilee Technology Center, Israel.

Inflamm Res. 2012 Jul;61(7):735-42. doi: 10.1007/s00011-012-0465-3. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

Reprogramming of keratin biosynthesis by sulforaphane restores skin integrity in epidermolysis bullosa simplex.

L. Kerns1, D. DePianto, A. T. Dinkova-Kostova, P. Talalay, P. A. Coulombe

1Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.

PNAS, September 4, 2007; 104(36): 14460 – 14465.


Nrf2 activation by sulforaphane restores the age-related decrease of TH1 immunity: Role of dendritic cells: Reverses aging mechanisms in immune system

H.-J. Kim1, B. Barajas, M. Wang, A.E. Nel

1Division of NanoMedicine, Department of Medicine, University of California.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Elsevier) – Published online ahead of print 5 March 2008, doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2008.01.016

Sulforaphane Represses Matrix-Degrading Proteases and Protects Cartilage From Destruction In Vitro and In Vivo 

Rose K. Davidson1, Orla Jupp, Rachel de Ferrars, Colin D. Kay, Kirsty L. Culley, Rosemary Norton, Clare Driscoll, Tonia L. Vincent, Simon T. Donell, Yongping Bao, Ian M. Clark

1University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Arthritis & Rheumatism Vol. 65, No. 12, December 2013, pp 3130–3140 DOI 10.1002/art.38133


Molecular mechanisms underlying cochlear [and macular] degeneration in the tubby mouse and the therapeutic effect of sulforaphane.

Kong L, Chen GD, Zhou X, McGinnis JF, Li F, Cao W.

Department of Ophthalmology and Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, USA.

Neurochem Int. 2009 Mar-Apr;54(3-4):172-9. Epub 2008 Dec 9.

Sulforaphane Induces Thioredoxin through the Antioxidant-Responsive Element and Attenuates Retinal Light Damage in Mice

Tanito M1, H. Masutani, Y.-C. Kim, M. Nishikawa, A. Ohira, and J. Yodoi

1Department of Biological Responses, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University, Japan.

Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., March 1, 2005; 46(3): 979 – 987.

Air Pollution

Rapid and sustainable detoxication of airborne pollutants by broccoli sprout beverage: results of a randomized clinical trial in China.

Egner PA1, Chen JG2, Zarth AT3, Ng DK4, Wang JB2, Kensler KH1, Jacobson LP4, Muñoz A4, Johnson JL1, Groopman JD1, Fahey JW5Talalay P5Zhu J2, Chen TY2, Qian GS2, Carmella SG3, Hecht SS3, Kensler TW6

1Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA.

2Qidong Liver Cancer Institute, Qidong, Jiangsu, 226200 China.

3Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA.

4Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA.

5Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA.

6Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA.

Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2014 Aug;7(8):813-23. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-14-0103. Epub 2014 Jun 9.

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***Diseases caused by Protein Misfolding***

This is one of THE most important studies ever carried out on sulforaphane because it shows how sulforaphane helps stop a crucial mechanism called protein misfolding that causes many diseases including Type 2 Diabetes, Dementia, Huntingdon’s Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Disease and Cataracts.

The amyloid state and its association with protein misfolding diseases.

Knowles TP, Vendruscolo M, Dobson CM

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2014 Jul;15(7):496.

Abstract: The phenomenon of protein aggregation and amyloid formation has become the subject of rapidly increasing research activities across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Such activities have been stimulated by the association of amyloid deposition with a range of debilitating medical disorders, from Alzheimer’s disease to type II diabetes, many of which are major threats to human health and welfare in the modern world. It has become clear, however, that the ability to form the amyloid state is more general than previously imagined, and that its study can provide unique insights into the nature of the functional forms of peptides and proteins, as well as understanding the means by which protein homeostasis can be maintained and protein metastasis avoided.

[This study suggests that this mis-folding of proteins is the genesis of many conditions associated with neurological development or neurological decay. Other studies indicate that sulforaphane can stop or reverse this mis-folding.]

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You live all over the world and it is thanks to you and your referrals and recommending our product that our raw Broccoli sprout juice and Wheatgrass juice are known and bought in over 14 different countries and every year, we have to increase production by double on the previous year to keep up with demand.

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Meet the Inventor: Michael Reynolds


Many years ago, Michael used to help people improve their financial health as a tax specialist.  Then he decided instead to help them improve their physical health.  Learn more about Our Story here. After much research, he started growing sprouts and, after many attempts, developed a unique system that produced perfect nutrient-rich sprouts every time. His propriety system ensures that the seeds get the optimum water, nutrients, humidity, temperature, air and hygienic growing conditions and retain their enzyme activity from the moment the seeds are soaked until the day the young shoots are harvested.

Michael is an inventor and his creative genius has produced a world exclusive product range of broccoli sprouts juices.

Meet the Sprout Man: Lar Murray


Many years ago, Lar’s practical skills were focused on creating cabinets and other furniture. He later turned to organic farming, distributing organic food boxes in Ireland.

Lars now works for Vegus Juices as Production Manager. He is the man who makes it all happen and, without Lar, there would be no sprouts.

Lar also helps with sales by establishing  distributors and retail outlets.

In his spare time, Lar coaches GAA sports teams.

Meet the Marketing Girl: Sarah Diggins

SarahAlthough not officially employed, Sarah has been working with Vegus Foods for 8 years helping with their graphic design and marketing. She comes up with the designs and messages that bring Vegus Juices to life and help customers understand how wonderful they are. She finds this particularly challenging since customers buy the juices for reasons we’re not allowed to tell you about!

Sarah is passionate about using nutrition to heal and supporting health with natural therapies that rebalance the whole body and address the cause of illness, rather than using drugs to suppress symptoms which are only showing in the first place as a guide to help us heal the whole body!

And now meet Daisy:


Daisy is not really a member of our team but she helps out. After the wheatgrass has been harvested there is some stubble and a lot of root mass left behind.  There are a lot of nutrients in it but the overall taste is not very good.

Many people would throw it all away but most of the farmers around our farm in Ireland have at least a few cows. So we give them that nice biomass and they feed it to their cows.

The cows love it!


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Vegus Juices productsWe sell a range of ready-to-drink raw, cold-pressed juice that are never heated, never frozen with a 6 month shelf life (no fridge needed).

Our most popular juice is Broccoli Sprout juice and we are the only company in the world currently making this wonderful juice.  Our Wheatgrass juice is exceptionally but naturally sweet due to the growing conditions we have spent years perfecting. We listened to your feedback and as a result now make a sweeter source of sulforaphane: Broccoli Sprout + Beetroot juice.


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Broccoli Sprout Juice

Broccoli Sprout Juice

7 x 40ml ready-to-drink.

100% raw juice

Never heated, never frozen, ambient storage.

Preserved using HPP-ultra high pressure, 6 months shelf life.

***Broccoli sprout juice is a good source of sulforaphane***


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Vegus Foods is the only producer of broccoli sprout juice in the world.
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Contains Sulforaphane:

Independent laboratories tested Vegus Foods’ Broccoli Sprout Juice to contain at least 25 micromoles of isothiocyanates including sulforaphane per 10 ml, which means one 40ml tube contains a huge 100 micromoles isothiocyanates including sulforaphane, see analysis report (right).

The Johns Hopkins Institute recommended 40 micromoles sulforaphane a day.

Sulforaphane is Amazing

How Can I Get Enough Sulforaphane?

This is a great question and you can read here a detailed answer.

Just one tube of our Broccoli Sprout juice contains 250% of the amount recommended by the Johns Hopkins Institute.

Alternatively, you could eat:

2.6 kg / 5.3 lbs fresh broccoli… or

1.3 kg / 2.6 lbs fresh broccoli sprouts

*** We juice only young broccoli sprouts because at 5 to 6 days old sprouts contain over one hundred times more sulphoraphane per gram than fully mature broccoli. ***


Broccoli Sprout + Beetroot Nutrition Facts

Why is Sulforaphane Important?

There have been more than 1,700 peer reviewed studies on sulforaphane (here are just a few of these reports).  To find out more about this amazing phytonutrient, please go to our section on sulforaphane or do a web search for sulforaphane. Alternatively you can watch this amazingly informative and well researched video created and published by Dr Rhonda Patrick.

Broccoli Sprout Juice is a Good Source of Nutrients

Broccoli Sprout juice contains minerals and vitamins.

Broccoli Sprout Juice Contains Enzymes

Raw Broccoli Sprout juice is abundant in enzymes that powdered, heat-treated juices and freeze-dried extracts do not contain. Enzymes help fully digest nutrients.

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Disclaimer: At Vegus Foods, we are farmers and we make great juices but we are not doctors or scientists or nutritionists. We are not any kind of health care providers. If you need medical advice or require diagnosis or treatment we cannot give it to you. You must consult a qualified practitioner (but please tell them all about our juices!)

We love it when our customers tell us they are now healthy or are recovering from various ailments (you can use the internet to find out about what motivates our customers to buy broccoli sprout juicebroccoli sprout + beetroot juice or wheatgrass juice).

We also love sharing with you some of the 1700 published research studies that have been done on sulforaphane in broccoli sprout juice. The real reason why customers buy our juices will remain a secret because the current law does not permit us to tell the truth, but we can say this:

*** 90% of our customers love our juices so much that they buy again.***

On these pages you can read the story behind Vegus Foods and learn who is part of our hard working and dedicated team that does everything they can to ensure that your broccoli sprout juice and wheatgrass juice are the best they possibly can be. Most importantly, you can read about our values that help shape everything we do.
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*** Vegus Foods Ltd is the only company that makes HPP treated broccoli sprout juice, the best source of sulforaphane in the world ***