Full Spectrum Mustard Seed
Swanson mustard seed has been a healthy addition to my supply of supplements. The good quality goes along with helping feel better in the digestion department.
May 9, 2013
Excellent in combination with Broccoli extract
I started taking this because it is the complete mustard seed, containing the active myrosinase enzyme. This enzyme is necessary to liberate isothiocyanates, etc., such as sulforophane, from the glucosinolates from broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables and crucifereous vegetable extracts. The myrosinase is typically not present in the broccoli extracts sold, so they aren't very effective alone. Myrosinase is also destroyed by cooking. Combining this mustard seed with broccoli extract gives the effect of eating uncooked broccoli, which is what has so much evidence supporting its consumption. They don't put the isothiocyanates in the supplements because they aren't stable enough, so they must be created in the intestines by the combination of active myrosinase enzyme and glucosinolates. This supplement is the cheapest way I've found to achieve this without eating all of that fresh broccoli, something that just isn't going to happen.
August 21, 2010