At FourHealth we strongly believe that genuine health is achieved by eating well, moving every day and being well-connected to friends and community. Both science and lived experience are clear - there are strong preventative and healing powers in certain foods.
FourHealth Green+ is simple. It’s food – broccoli sprouts.
Inside those broccoli sprouts is something of a wonder compound: Sulforaphane. With over 3,000 studies and 70 clinical trials, its unique health benefits are well documented. We have sourced one of the highest Sulforaphane yielding broccoli sprouts and we wanted to share it with the world, so you can feel the benefits too.
Sulforaphane works by prompting the body to produce its own antioxidants.
This happens both in the liver and at a cellular level. In fact, no other known natural compound has been shown to have such a powerful effect on antioxidant levels. As such, Sulforaphane is an in-direct antioxidant, that is it in-directly stimulates the body to produce its own antioxidants. Recently, we’ve made an exciting addition to our formula to make it even more powerful! We have amplified FourHealth Green and added the trace mineral Selenium, a direct antioxidant.
In our current climate it is essential that we take better care of our immune systems. One of the best ways we can do this is by ensuring the body is well prepared for immune threats - and antioxidants, Selenium being one of the main ones, plays a key role. Selenium can only be obtained through a diet rich with plants. However, the Selenium content of plants generally depends more on the amount of Selenium in the soil rather than the species of plant. As there is practically no Selenium in the soil in New Zealand - almost everyone is deficient in it.
We’ve chosen the best form of Selenium - based on science. The need for Selenium in human and animal nutrition is well recognized, the question concerning the proper form of Selenium for supplemental use is developing.
Ideally, Selenium should be supplemented in the form in which it occurs naturally in foods. Selenium exists in two forms known as enantiomers, including L-selenomethionine and D-selenomethionine. L-selenomethionine is biologically active in humans - and is the one we have chosen for FourHealth Green+. Clinical trials show that L-selenomethionine is around 90% bioavailable (i.e. 90% of what you ingest is available to your body so that it can have an active effect).
So what has Selenium been shown to support?
- Management of healthy cholesterols
- Immune system
- Thyroid function
- Heart health
Ultimately the combination of Sulforaphane and Selenium has a synergistic effect against oxidative stress and damage, helping to protect your body against poor health that can arise with ageing, modern diet and stress.