Avmacol is a supplement made by Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, inc. Nutramax . Avmacol is promoted as a supplement that promotes the production of sulforaphane.
They also partnered with former professional running back and board member of Autism Society of America, Curt Warner. They use his family’s story as anecdotal evidence and inspiration porn.
“Avmacol® Extra Strength unleashes the power of broccoli and beta-glucans to give one’s immune system extra support,” said Dr. Troy Henderson, president and CEO at Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, Inc. “We hope consumers will better understand how the body’s immune and detoxification systems work, and ultimately how Avmacol® Extra Strength will help promote health and wellness.”
They claim it is backed by research. Where is the research for review?
Claimed Benefits by Nutrumax
- protection against inflammation
- supports cellular detoxification
- Decreases NF-lb, which regulates the expression of certain proteins involved with the inflammatory response (they won’t say which)
What is in Avamcol?
- Broccoli seed and sprout extract.
- According to WebMD, there has not been sufficient studies conducted to evaluate safety.
- Raw sprouts is possibly unsafe. It might be contaminated with bacteria that can cause food poisoning. The label does not say whether or not it is cooked. Then why experiment on children?
- Maitake mushroom extract (fruit body)
- It is possibly safe butthere isn’t much information about the potential side effects.
- There has been nausea reported after taking maitake mushrooms
- Mushroom of any type has a potential of causing an allergic reaction. Nutramax does not give a warning about allergens because mushrooms is a common allergen. This allergy affects about 10-30% of the population. This can be potentially dangerous.
- Wasabi (rhizome)
- There is not enough reliable information to determine safety
- For anyone with a bleeding disorder, wasabi slows blood clotting. It increases the risk of bleeding and bruising in people with bleeding disorders. Nutramax does not give this warning either.