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Synthetic sulforaphane can be the solution to current market constraints

July 22, 2020
Cruciferous vegetables and sulforaphane

Undoubtedly, sulforaphane has numerous benefits for health. During the last 30 years, over 3000 publications and numerous clinical studies have described and examined its efficacy and underlying mechanisms of action for the protection of cell against inflammation and toxicity and chronic diseases.

Market applications of sulforaphane

Active sulforaphane (SFN) is used in dietary supplements or as a food additive (for adults to support immune system, combat inflammation and promote detoxification), pharmaceutical formulations (to enhance the efficacy of anti-cancer drugs) and skin care products (in ointments for topical anti-inflammatory treatment and anti-dehydration), and in sunscreens (for protection from UV radiation).

What are the current challenges of the sulforaphane market?

Production and formulation of products rich in sulforaphane currently face several challenges, including poor postharvest practices, high extraction costs, low yields, low concentration levels, low stability, and highly variable bioavailability. 

Current constraints of plant-based sulforaphane

We offer low-cost, high-load synthetic sulforaphane

We have addressed those challenges by focusing on the production process, the product quality and stability, as well as the accurate dose delivery of pure SFN, aiming at an enhanced SFN source, which overcomes the constraints of the currently marketed products (e.g. Prostaphane, Brocelite).

We have developed a low-cost, stable, and high-load formulation of pure synthetic sulforaphane, as a reliable alternative solution for the currently marketed health supplements and potential drug products.

Our solution is based on the preparation of synthetic SFN, instead of isolating it from vegetables. Our synthetic formulation process offers several advantages, including API-level quality, lower production costs, manufacturing robustness and supply chain security. The stability of pure bioactive SFN is then secured using specific combinations of natural ingredients, accurately tailored to enable an expanded range of SFN concentrations and stability profiles.   

Synthetically produced and stabilized sulforaphane can now support highly efficient cosmetic and nutraceutical formulations and can further permit highly concentrated and dose-specific preparations, suitable for the research and development of SFN-based pharmaceutical products.


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