Vitacost makes their own brand of broccoli sprout extract.
They make high-quality products, but if you have ever shopped on their website, you know that products they sell under their own name cost significantly less that other brand-name products that they carry.
This make sense, of course, because they have cut out the middleman – without cutting out the quality. Something to note.
What’s in It?
As with other broccoli sprout capsules and tablets, this product essentially takes the nutrients of 3-5 day old plants and packs them into the capsules. The difference is that these are standardized to 6% glucosinolates and 0.3% sulforaphane. When you compare other products, keep this in mind. You don’t want to be paying less (or more) and be getting significantly less value for your money.
What else is in it, you ask?
Gelatin (capsule), rice flour, silicon dioxide and magnesium stearate.
Certifications and Standards…
Vitacost also produces their products in a NSF Certified facility and then tests them to meet FDA standards. With herbal products being constantly criticized for their unregulated contents, this information is good to know and keep in the back of your mind when shipping for natural herbal remedies or nutritional products.
The Bad News:
Well, there’s no free shipping, and you know how I love free shipping. That said, there is a flat shipping rate of $4.99 per order, so even if you order 10 bottles, the shipping cost does not go up. I take that as an incentive to order more at one time, but less frequently.
Here’s a funny video clip I found that made me laugh about talking to your broccoli sprouts, but also makes the point growing your nutrition isn’t always that easy…