Sulforaphane

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Sulforaphane is an anti-cancer compound in cruciferous vegetables, most commonly credited to Broccoli. It appears to have general but potent antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory actions, with the former similar to curcumin.

Sulforaphane is most often used for

What else is Sulforaphane known as?
Note that Sulforaphane is also known as:
  • Broccoli extract
Sulforaphane should not be confused with:
  • Diindoylmethane (Another broccoli component)
Dosage information

Although an ideal dosage is not known, supplementation of 0.1-0.5mg/kg sulforaphane to rats has been noted to be bioactive. This is an estimated human dose of:

  • 1.1-5.5 mg for a 150lb person
  • 1.5-7.2 mg for a 200lb person
  • 1.7-9.1 mg for a 250lb person

These low quantities are likely attainable via raw broccoli or cruciferious vegetable products, while higher doses may be further beneficial. The optimal supplemental dose of sulforaphane is unknown.

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