OncoProtect 120 Vegetable Capsules
Cancer Protective by maximizing detoxification pathways
OncoProtect is a revolutionary new product. It contains 30 mg sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS ). Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine identified SGS as a natural long-lasting antioxidant and detoxifier found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts. SGS contributes to the integrity all of cells, promoting health and well-being. Since its discovery, more than 200 publications from universities worldwide have underscored the significance of sulforphane glucosinolate. SGS activates the body?s natural detoxification and antioxidant enzymes, protecting cells from free radical damage.
The body’s first lines of defense against cancer are the Phase I and Phase II enzymes. These two families of enzymes are central to the body’s ability to protect itself from all manner of carcinogens that routinely enter through the diet and the environment.
Phase I and Phase II enzymes do not act according to the highly specific “lock-and-key” model most of us remember from school. Luckily for us, they are capable of entering into a wide variety of chemical reactions because they encounter an enormous range of natural and man-made chemicals. The fact that they can defend against so many different chemical agents is what makes them such major players in the fight against cancer.
It is becoming clear that dietary choices have a direct and significant impact on how effectively Phase I and Phase II enzymes do their job. Moreover, new methods are allowing scientists to understand the exact nature of this impact on the body’s first lines of defense. Targeted diets that lend these systems the support they need to work at peak efficiency may be just over the horizon.
But researchers stress that integrating the various findings of research on this complex system of anti-cancer activity will be no simple task. For one thing, although the Phase I and Phase II enzymes work in tandem to prevent cancer, they react to dietary influences differently. Additionally, under rare circumstances these two enzymes in fact work against each other, and it is only when their conflicting effects are in balance that the most potent cancer protection is achieved.
The Phase I enzymes look for pre-carcinogenic compounds that have entered the body through the diet or the environment and make them more reactive, more water-soluble and easier for the body to dispose of (often via the action of Phase II enzymes).
When Phase II enzymes are “switched on” by certain compounds in the diet, the body becomes more able to detoxify the carcinogens produced by Phase I enzymes. Phase II enzymes can attack the carcinogens directly or render them inert and escort from the body.
Problems arise when this system is out of balance. One possible outcome of “switching on” Phase I enzymes is the activation of a highly reactive carcinogen that can inflict genetic damage before the Phase II enzymes can detoxify it.
Some scientists are working on dietary means to enhance the phase II enzymes – making the body better able to deal with any carcinogen it encounters. Others have focused on inhibiting Phase I enzymes, which would keep the initial production of active carcinogens low enough that even those with less effective Phase II enzymes can benefit.
Scientists have been searching for foods that affect one part of this system and not another. But over and over again, food components that were shown to increase Phase II activity also increased Phase I activity. Those that inhibited potentially dangerous Phase I activity also inhibited cancer-fighting Phase II activity.
But new science is showing that certain foods, like broccoli sprouts, contain compounds that are able to selectively boost only the Phase II enzymes. These compounds, such as sulforaphane, are called monofunctional inducers. Thus, it is becoming at least theoretically possible to find a diet that strikes a perfect balance, producing two desirable effects at the same time: inhibiting Phase I enzymes, which minimizes the excess number of carcinogens produced, and increasing Phase II enzymes, which makes the body better able to defend itself from cancer.
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