Below we take an in-depth look into Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract, to see whether the extraordinary benefits of broccoli sprouts can be placed into a supplement capsule.
Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract is a health supplement that provides customers with a small powdered serving of broccoli sprout and green tea. Both ingredients have been included due to their high sulforaphane content, which supposedly makes each capsule act as a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Customers have stated in their reviews that the capsules can be consumed as they are with water, or opened up and sprinkled over savoury food.
The small dose of green tea contained within this product is the only potential source of side effects. Green tea is not known for its side effects, although the dose of caffeine that comes with it can cause some issues if it is overconsumed. High doses of caffeine can cause jitters, sleeplessness, an increased heart rate, headaches, increased urination, dehydration, and increased blood pressure. However, readers should bear in mind that the relatively small dose of green tea used in each of this product’s capsules should not produce much in the way of adverse effects if consumed as directed.
On the official Love Life Supplements website, a single 60-capsule pack (containing 30 servings) costs $13.95 with free shipping. We’ve also seen the same pack sold on 3rd party retailer sites for even cheaper than this, with Evolution Organics selling it for just £11.95.
The potential health benefits of broccoli sprouts are not all hype and bluster, with the high sulforaphane content attracting the interest of researchers and nutritionists all over the Internet. However, this particular product does not represent the best way to get this healthy compound into your system.
The main problem with this product is that the dosage of sulforaphane provided in a standard 2-capsule serving is too low – the lowly 4.2mg that would be taken per day is not even close to the minimum boundary of what is needed for even the lightest adults to experience benefits. Accordingly, we would not expect this product to have any effect on health and wellbeing, although the many positive customer reviews we’ve spotted on Amazon show that many are at least experiencing a placebo effect!
Even if this product were effective, it remains one the most expensive and inefficient ways to consume broccoli sprouts imaginable. When comparing the £14 needed to buy this weakened pack of powdered broccoli sprouts with the $1.75 needed to purchase 100g of the real thing, it remains clear that investing in the actual vegetable may be better on both your health and wallet.
We like Love Life Supplements in general, as they offer customers excellent standards of customer service alongside a generous and comprehensive money-back guarantee. However, this product represents a swing and a miss from them, and we can’t recommend it to our readers.
Overall, we do not recommend Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract to our readers.
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Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract is a general health supplement that claims to provide customers with a source of antioxidants. Its main ingredient is powdered broccoli sprout, which refers to young broccoli plants that are around 3-4 days old. At this stage in the plant’s life, broccoli is said to be an excellent source of sulforaphane, a cancer-fighting, and anti-inflammatory compound that gives this product most of its advertised health benefits. This product also contains a “highly-bioavailable” form of green tea, which is also said to act as a rich source of sulforaphane.
This Broccoli Sprout Extract is produced and sold by Love Life Supplements, who are based in the UK. Love Life Supplements aim to provide high-quality and highly-effective supplements for the UK market, and the reception they have received from customers has so far been noticeably positive; the company enjoys an impressive 9.7 rating on Trustpilot after 623 reviews.
The directions for use are as follows:
Love Life Supplements appears to specialise in products that are appropriate for use as part of the Paleo/Primal diets, with the company’s founder, Ben Law, claiming to have founded the company in 2012 as a vehicle to promote his favoured Paleo lifestyle. Love Life Supplements can be contacted via the details supplied on their official website.
The main selling point of Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract is that it contains a potent source of sulforaphane. The manufacturers claim that broccoli sprouts contain more than 50 times the quantity of sulforaphane than mature broccoli per volume, and the green tea found within the mix is also said to contain “naturally occurring sulforaphane”. Sulforaphane itself is advertised as being able to reduce inflammation, combat harmful bacteria, and offer “many other health benefits”. This useful compound is also said to be extremely rich in antioxidants.
The evidence backing up sulforaphane as a cancer-preventing antioxidant is relatively convincing and impressive. When consumed in sufficient doses, sulforaphane should function well as a general health supplement with anti-inflammatory properties, although more research is likely needed to understand the full scope of its benefits.
The problem lies in the fact that this Broccoli Sprout Extract does not contain anything near a sufficient quantity of sulforaphane. Existing research suggests that sulforaphane is “effective” when supplied at a rate of 0.1-0.5mg/kg of body weight. This means that a person weighing 150lb will have to take around 7-34mg of sulforaphane per day to experience the benefits observed in existing experiments (with heavier people having to consume even more). With just 4.2mg of sulforaphane per serving, this product simply does not have a high enough dosage to offer the advertised benefits.
The ingredients found in Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract are listed below. The quantities listed are correct for 2 capsules.
This Broccoli Sprout Extract uses a single dose of green tea, which could potentially give dieters a small dose of caffeine. This product should not be overconsumed beyond the recommended level, as high doses of caffeine can cause headaches, jitteriness, insomnia, an increased heart rate, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, and increased blood pressure. Those taking this product as directed should not really experience much in the way of adverse effects.
Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Always consult your GP before taking Nutritional Supplements, especially if you are taking medication, have an existing medical condition, are pregnant or nursing, or are due to undergo surgery. You should not take food supplements as a substitute for a varied balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. Side-effects from this supplement are rare but please discontinue use and contact your GP immediately in the event of an adverse reaction.
The customer reviews we could locate on the old Amazon sales page for Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract are almost universally positive. Some of the benefits that customers have experienced have included improved bowel movements, clearer skin, and other leftfield (and un-advertised) benefits. Just two customer reviews appeared to notice that the dosage of sulforaphane was too low to be effective.
Have already noticed a change in bowel habits, much more regular which is good as I had problems in that area. I am taking them for cfs and will continue with them in the future. thank you
Great product you really feel the effects over time. I would say the main effect is one of cleansing and opening seems to especially impact the liver… I also noticed my body feeling warmer I put this down to the cleansing effect its like the blood can move more freely
Seems to help with my sleep!
Let’s be clear – the main marketing of this product is no better than snake oil. “15000mg”, “50 times”… but there’s only one active listed ingredient, sulforaphane, and per TWO capsules you get only 5mg. With research suggesting doses in the dozens of mg per day, you would have to go through this bottle in just a few days to get the amount you need
All purchases of products from Love Life Supplements come protected with a full money-back guarantee. If customers remain dissatisfied with their purchase for any reason, they can contact the company to receive a prepaid shipping label to return the product at no cost. Customers will receive a full refund on opened or even empty packs. Customers must contact the company within 60 days of receiving their product in order to claim the refund.
Love Life Supplements Broccoli Sprout Extract is available to purchase on the official Love Life Supplements website. The same pack are also sometimes available to buy on eBay and Evolution Organics.
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