Why is Sulforaphane so Important? Every day you are exposed to a barrage of chemicals that are not naturally found in your body and which can take a toll on your overall health and wellness. Thankfully, your body has a natural detoxification system to help get rid of harmful substances that you are exposed to in the environment, or from household products and even the food you eat. Sulforaphane is a phytochemical that stimulates your natural detoxification system. Your detoxification system has 2 phases: First, when chemicals enter your body, Phase 1 detoxifying enzymes begin to process them into metabolites, which may be potentially harmful. An easy way to imagine these metabolites is as broken pieces of glass with "rough edges." These "rough edges," if not processed further, can disrupt normal cell function. Next, Phase 2 detoxifying enzymes change the potentially harmful metabolites into water-soluble compounds that can be easily excreted from your body. Sulforaphane helps boost the production of important Phase 2 detoxifying enzymes, speeding up your body's natural detoxification process, thereby helping to eliminate potentially harmful metabolites at a faster rate. If these metabolites remain in the body for too long they can potentially cause damage to DNA, proteins and lipids in your cells. Put simply, the more Phase 2 enzymes you have, the faster you can excrete harmful chemical compounds from your body.