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Sulforaphane from broccoli sprouts causes 20% visceral fat loss by changing gut bacteria and increasing mitochondria in fat in mice. The mice fed sulforaphane also lowered fatty liver and reduced blood glucose levels. Sulforaphane reduced inflammation by decreasing a species of bacteria in the gut that is responsible for producing endotoxin, which is a major source of inflammation. Also, sulforaphane increased the levels of UCP1, which is responsible for increasing mitochondrial biogenesis (the generation of new mitochondria) in fat (called browning of fat). The browning of fat increases fat metabolism and can lead to fat loss. There have been human studies showing that sulforaphane decreases inflammatory biomarkers and improves blood glucose levels. It will be interesting to see future studies looking at these two new functions of sulforaphane in humans. For more information check out my video on sulforaphane or my podcast with Dr. Jed Fahey, who discovered broccoli sprouts are the best source of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane video: https://youtu.be/zz4YVJ4aRfg Sulforaphane podcast: https://youtu.be/Q0lBVCpq8jc

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    Has any work been done on how often to take sulforaphane ? That is would it be best to just take several times a day or just a couple of times a week ?