Joe Rogan – How To Grow Your Own Anti-Aging Supplement
getting back to some of those like pungent compounds that are in these these these plants I mean that kind of gets back to what we were talking about a min ago with switching on those genetic switches that are meant to be switched on they’re meant we’re supposed to eat these kinds of foods garlic you know broccoli cauliflower and kale these things that have that pungent mustard you know that that pungent taste I mean these things are you know various different polyphenols and compounds and one in particular I become obsessed with lately is sulfur faint and that’s present in most of the cruciferous family like kale broccoli cabbage brussel sprouts wasabi bok choy just you know that whole family of vegetables pretty much ate those vegetables a lot but I become very obsessed with this this compound that is it’s actually sulfur Akane’s not in the plant it gets formed once you break the plant tissue once it’s like chewed or crushed or blended or whatever chopped somehow because it’s stored as a precursor and then once the tissue gets you know chopped ER or whatever then it forms sulfur faint and that’s part of its you know hormetic response it’s it’s plant response to try to like ward off in insects or whatever thing so that’s that’s why it forms but it actually when we ingest it it’s really really really good for us you know so this little fur vein in particular which is actually really really high in broccoli sprouts have you ever had broccoli sprouts yes I have yeah so broccoli sprouts actually contain like 100 times more of it than mature broccoli so it’s like probably the best source of sulfur f—ing dietary source of sulfur refrain out there I saw on your Instagram that you you make shakes with that right I do yeah I’ve become sort of convinced that it’s very powerful anti-aging and also powerful nootropic in a way I guess I could say and I can elaborate but you know so I’ve been doing these shakes where you can you can sprout you can you know sprout your own sprouts home for a relatively cheap you just buy some organic bought you a weed dealer 3.
5 pounds of broccoli sprouts wink wink that’s what their car these kids believe it or not though if you freeze them so that I was actually I’m freeze though so those bags are going in the freezer when you freeze them because when you freeze the plant the tissue also gets like broken mm-hmm it actually doubles in some cases you can up to double the amount of sulfur frame because it like has a longer time to form this so you can have a more concentrated I learned that the hard way but what hard way I mean just because it’s so pungent and powerful that if you make a shake with it and you’re doing like at first I was doing fresh shakes and then we started freezing them and I was making shakes that were you know from previously frozen sprouts and it’s like I needed like half the dose you know to feel to feel the same thing or what you might you okay so I guess I should probably you know it’s kind of just like like when you drink coffee you know how you kind of just you feel a little happy and good and you feel a little more alert sort of like that and it’s that the thing is is that it’s it’s been shown so there have been clinical studies in humans and this is very interesting because it’s been shown like if you give it you give you know even just a small amount I think it was like between 7 to 30 milligrams of sulfur in a day to two young adults with autism it improved their autistic scores by like 34 percent an autistic scores they liked that there’s a you know a range of different you know tests that are done to like measure different various brain functions but improve this and this year autistic you know these autistic individuals by like thirty four percent the same was done in a pilot study for people with schizophrenia where it like improved their their symptoms so they’re just their brain functions better Wow yeah so and this is like pretty if the results were so powerful that you know this was done at Johns Hopkins the study is now being repeated you know because it’s like this is what is going on here like how is this affecting the brain and I think you know if you look at a lot of the animal studies there’s lots and lots of animal studies that have been done which are you know people aren’t quite as convinced because it’s like well how much of this relates to humans but it’s been shown to be as effective as the antidepressant prozac in alleviating depression and mice and they do all these battery of tests where they like stress than myself make them depressed and social to fee and like they hang them by their tail it’s actually just kind of gnarly but and then you know there’s like you know a bunch of tests they do to see if they’re depressed and you give them you know your your placebo you give them Prozac or you give them the broccoli sprout extract and it performs just as well so it helps depression it’s been shown to help with neurodegenerative diseases all sorts of things but the point is I think that the reason it’s actually affecting all these brain functions and why even you know someone like me may notice a small effect from from eating them is because it has very profound effect on inflammation and that is because as I mentioned it’s it switches on one of those switches that was meant to be switched on a pathway called nrf2 in our body that controls over 200 genes and sulfur freeing is the most potent naturally occurring compound that we’ve discovered yet that activates this pathway so it’s no other plant compound nor their naturally occurring plant compound can activate this pathway as potent as sulfur frame and nrf2 is I mean it’s been shown in multiple studies to be involved in delaying aging and a lot of that happens through lowering tons of different in you know inflammatory genes activating anti inflammatory genes lowering oxidative stress all these glutathione related enzymes it helps with detoxifying compounds that were exposed to on a daily basis like carcinogens and things so I think that we’re having a low level of this like inflammation stuff that we’re constantly being exposed to and it affects the brain you know so if you’re if you get a dose of this you you may notice a small effect now with someone that has autism or schizophrenia inflammation and oxidative stress have been shown previous studies multiple previous studies to play a role in in the etiology of those diseases so I think that’s how it may be affecting the brain but it’s not just affecting the brain and probably one of the most well known functions of sulfur fame is that it’s like a very powerful cancer preventive compound so it’s you know it’s been shown to prevent cancer for example if you men that had prostate cancer when they were given 60 milligrams of sulforaphane a day for I think it was like a month I don’t remember exactly how long but it lowered it slowed the doubling array of a tumor biomarker called prostate specific antigen PSA which is what is usually measured when men have prostate cancer you measure the progression of it because it has a doubling rate it doubles every so often but it slowed that doubling rate by 86% which is pretty pretty profound of course just lots and lots of associative studies that have shown cruciferous vegetables you know if you eat more of them you have a lower risk of bladder ovarian prostate kidney just all sorts of cancers but there’s the clinical trials I think are what’s really telling because they’re you know you’re giving someone this compound and it’s lowering a tumor progressive progression marker by 86% there’s another study which is really interesting also and this is kind of like what really got me interested I’m not sure if other people are interested in it but you know we’re exposed to two compounds from like air pollution so like living in Los Angeles for example is probably definitely one of the places that you’re going to be more exposed to this to some of these airborne carcinogens so benzene is one of them acrolein these things are in the air we’re breathing them in we you know we’re getting to some degree we have it we have you know benzene in our system and it is a carcinogen it’s been shown to cause cancer specifically linked to leukemias smokers get a ton of it because it’s in it’s in cigarettes so cigarette smokers are like really loaded up with benzene but there was a study where people were given like 40 milligrams of the sulfur refrain and in the form of a broccoli sprout during a day for like a week and starting on day one of TF drinking this drink they excreted 61% of the benzene like on day one 61% of benzene was just coming out of their urine like as you measure in metabolites and I was like wow that is amazing like getting rid of some of that stuff you know I you know because I’m definitely want to get rid of the benzene and all that stuff that I’m being exposed to so that really got my attention to because it was just so significant and a profound up effect just after one day so that that was another sort of thing that got me really into it and then the aging stuff where you know it’s been shown some inflammation has been identified as a key age or of aging taking sulfur fame has been shown to lower inflammatory markers in people by like 20 percent so you react to protein other inflammatory markers of course there’s like dozens of studies and animals that have been done but I’m sort of I think the human studies are more interesting to talk about so definitely more relevant and then also it’s been shown to affect cardiovascular health because of the inflammation I think so type 2 diabetics that were given some some dose I think it was something around 40 milligrams as well of sulfur f—ing they were given this daily and for a month for four weeks and it lowered their triglycerides by 20% it lowered their atherogenic index which is like measuring you know that the dangerous type of LDL small dense LDLs or glycerides looking at all these things lowered that by 50 percent improved their blood sugar by like almost 20 percent so that’s like I’m getting that my mouth I’m trying to get my mom on this I’m you know my mom she definitely he’s got like high triglycerides you know thing you know so I’m really convinced and then there’s been studies and animals that’s just shown that it like delays aging so I’m convinced that I think it’s one of those things like you get it in kale and I think that I’ve been getting a good dose of it I’ve been drinking kale smoothies pretty regularly since probably like 2010 yeah probably at 6-7 years and I do feel like it’s like help age like help me age like a little better I mean it could be completely in my mind but just kill this he’ll kill was healthy but I think that I’ve found something to take it to another level where I think that I’m pretty convinced that if I continue taking the sulforaphane I think it will absolutely affect the way I age and I think it’ll affect my brain aging as well I mean it’s been shown that least an animal study is to affect brain aging traumatic brain injury I mean if you administer it after a traumatic brain injury it improves outcome improves like brain swelling and all that by like 50% you know just all sorts of nines it’s just like I could go on I have a video I did like a 45-minute video where I’m literally just talking about this from 45 minutes and then I went on YouTube on YouTube yeah and I I did this this research took month many months and it’s like a 16 page article I wrote and I hope to get published I think I’m gonna submit it for publication because it’s just it was a lot of work and I haven’t seen anything in the literature as comprehensive covering every base like I just I tried to cover everything that was like a good study you know that was important and so so and then I flew out to Johns Hopkins recently I was invited to give a talk there and I met just so happens the guy who discovered that first of all the guy who discovered sulphur fame is there but he’s much older I didn’t meet with him I met with someone who trained with him who discovered that broccoli sprouts are the best source of sulfur afraid so he made that discovery back in the 90s and I interviewed him and he just went on and on and on and talked about so far and like in addition to like what I had already talked about on one of the videos I did and he actually had some really interesting stuff to talk about in terms of like you know you so in order to get the silver fame you have to the plant has to be crushed or chopped and that’s because it has an enzyme in it called myrosinase and myrosinase is heat sensitive so when you when you when you steam your broccoli when you boil your kale when you saute your kale any of that stuff unfortunately your inactivating myrosinase and so you’re not getting as much sulfur f—ing you’re getting dramatically less i mean dramatic almost none almost non-existent the precursor glucoraphanin is in that plant so so you’re getting the precursor and we do have some bacteria some types of bifida bacteria in our gut that contain the myrosinase enzyme highly variable from individual to individual but so you can convert some of that to sulfur fame but what was interesting that he mentioned is you can actually sprinkle mustard powder like mustard powder you buy after you saute your kale or after you steam your vegetables or what if you cook if you apply heat to any of your cruciferous vegetables afterwards you put the mustard powder on mustard powder it has active myrosinase in it and it’s pretty the myrosinase in the mustard seed is more heat stable so so you could you can actually convert your you know precursor into the sulfur or fan by adding the mustard powder and I was like that is a really great Wow like thing to know because now I’m like because I do cook a lot them I saw take hell all the time I you know I steam my broccoli put some butter and salt pepper that’s how I eat my broccoli so isn’t there he started in rubber are there any compounds in kale that or broccoli or anything else that make them more bioavailable when you do cook them yeah I mean a lot of minerals and stuff in it like magnesium the calcium those things are those things become more bioavailable when you cook home and you so you would get that benefit plus if you just cooked it right out of the mustards right but when the mustard seed powder you have to make sure it’s like what I like to do is sprinkle a little bit on my hand and like look it like it’s got to give it has to have that bite if it doesn’t have the bite it’s like it’s been degraded it’s been on the shelf for too long it’s been an Amazon shelf sore too long whatever you know so yeah it has to have that light mustard bite to it could you guys use regular mustard like I don’t think so now mustard seed I think the mustard seed yeah so that so that was a very useful like you know because this will for a faint it’s really good Joe I really am trying to like you know get people to I think the more people that get the sulforaphane Earl I think they’re gonna be healthier I think it can help prevent cancer or lower inflammation I’m just so many different good things so smokers for God’s sake of your smoker they should be taking sulfur they should be drinking those shakes I’m drinking drinking like every day you know because they are getting so much benzine so two questions about this one where does someone get broccoli sprouts okay where where would you get that well so the thing is is that you can brought you can buy broccoli sprouts already sprouted at like Whole Foods or sprouts or whatever your local you know grocery store is most most bro Surry stores containing I have broccoli sprouts you know falfa sprouts it’s very rare that you find broccoli sprouts isn’t it they’re at Whole Foods they’re at sprouts but the problem here’s the problem with buying sprouts they’re very prone to to bacterial contamination eco light like the longer they sit on the shelf a lot of times when you’re going to these grocery stores they’re sitting on the shelf and so they’re probably likely a little more contaminated with like e.
coli then if you were to sprout them yourself and get them fresh so you can buy them but I think and they also charge like this it’s like five bucks for like a little like package of it you know it’s like one shake right yeah it’s a good shake whereas you can like spend 20 bucks and get like a pound of seeds and so how do you grow it well there’s lots of different methods you can you can use hemp like so previously we used to do these hemp hemp bags where we just put you put the seeds in the bag and you add some water you basically just keep adding water to them and let it drip and they sprout within like four days then we started doing this jar method where now we have mason jars with a lid on top that has like little holes that are big enough for water to come out obviously but not for this needs to come out and so you know you get these jars and you add water let it sit for like six hours and then dump it out and then you just after that you continually just add the water and dump it out and have the water and took it out and kind of leave it tilted so that the water isn’t just like you don’t want you know the water just sitting in there so that it’s like growing bacteria and stuff so so you like let you know tilt the water so you just want it wet yes yeah and it really just takes like four days and and then you have sprouts the only thing is you have you do have to be you know clean like your counters all dirty and your hands are dirty and all the dish where you’re using is dirty then you’re probably going to contaminate them so you have to like be a little fastidious about the way you sprout these things you know but I think once you’re aware of that then it’s okay the other thing is um and this is something that I’m going to talk to the expert his name’s dr.
Jed Fahey I recently interviewed him on a podcast he mentioned something to me that like caught my interest he said the seed itself the broccoli seed itself has the enzyme it has the precursor to sulforaphane and if you break or crush the seed or chew the seed then you’re actually getting sulfur fame so you can actually crush up the seed in like a coffee grinder or something oh wow and like to be shot of it but the thing is is there’s been no research doing this method so all these studies that I just talked about in humans those were all done from like broccoli sprout powder extract from the sprouts