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Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) 200 mg - 60 Vcaps
 
Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) is a naturally occurring phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale. NOW I3C provides powerful antioxidant protection, helping to prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals. In addition, I3C can help to maintain healthy normal hormonal balance, for both men and women and therefore may support the health of the breast, prostate, and other reproductive organs. I3C is also known to support the liver's detoxification processes with the highest level of Flax Lignans available, which are also beneficial in supporting healthy normal hormone balance.

While cruciferous vegetables supply numerous beneficial compounds, I3C is the real reason that “eat your broccoli” has always been good nutritional advice. According to a recent article in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, “Mounting preclinical and clinical evidence indicates that indole-3-carbinol, a key bio-active food component in cruciferous vegetables, has multiple anticarcinogenic and antitumorigenic properties.” Although it may seem obvious that a substance consumed by millions worldwide over thousands of years is inherently safe, scientists have now taken a closer look at this important phytonutrient.

Numerous cell culture, animal, and human studies have demonstrated I3C’s safety and tolerability, along with its targeted ability to suppress cancer growth and induce programmed cell death in a variety of tumors, including those associated with breast, prostate, endometrial, leukemia, and colon cancers.

Many scientists consider I3C to be especially valuable in protecting against hormone-dependent cancers—such as certain breast, cervical, and prostate cancers—due to its ability to favorably influence the human body’s balance of estrogens. For example, I3C halts cancer cell growth by interfering with the production of proteins involved in abnormal cellular reproduction, and by promoting the production of tumor-suppressor proteins.

I3C regulate many genes that are important for the control of cell cycle, cell proliferation, signal transduction, and other cellular processes, suggesting the multiple beneficial effects of I3C.

I3C has also been shown to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells by interfering with the production of cellular products that cancer ordinarily marshals to resist apoptosis.

In the liver and intestinal lining, I3C is believed to enhance the functioning of critical enzyme systems that are responsible for detoxifying the body of harmful, potentially cancer-causing chemicals. Such toxic substances may be ingested in food or drink, or be absorbed through environmental contact. These enzyme systems, technically known as Phase I and Phase II enzymes, alter the chemical structure of unwelcome compounds in order to detoxify them.

Newly published research suggests that I3C may also work to prevent cancer by interfering with angiogenesis, a process critical to the body’s defense against cancer. Angiogenesis—the formation of new blood vessels that tumors rely on for nutrients and oxygen—has long been regarded as a major potential target in the battle against cancer. In addition, research shows that I3C also induces breast cancer cells to become more responsive to interferon gamma, an important immune system chemical associated with protecting the body from disease.


 

 
Nutrition Info
 
 
Serving Size: 1 Vcap-Servings Per Container: 60
 
 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C)  200 mg   * 
LinumLife™ Complex (Flax Seed Lignan Extract) Linum usitatissimum)  200 mg  
(Seed Coat) (yields min. 10 mg as SDG (Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside)     
 
 
     
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Serving Size: 1 Vcap

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® 1-3 times daily, preferably with meals.

Free of: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Rice Bran, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica. Vegetarian Formula.

 

 
 
 
 

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