BioCell Technology has issued a white paper on its patent-pending i-Sabi dietary ingredient, which is made from the plant rhizome of Wasabia japonica, more commonly known as wasabi. Wasabi contains a wide spectrum of bioactivities, including antioxidant, liver-protective, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, immunomodulatory, neuritogenic and anti-bacterial properties. Wasabia japonica is a member of the Brassicacea or cruciferous vegetable family. Chemical analysis has shown the presence of a variety of bioactive compounds, such as isothiocyanates, vitamins, essential oils and minerals, but it is 6-HITC (6-methylsulfinylhexyl isothiocyanate) that has been shown to harbor the wide range of potential health benefits. I-Sabi developed by BioCell contains approximately 15,000ppm of 6-HITC, higher than other commercially available wasabi products, and is sold as a freeze-dried powder, which can be formulated into capsules, tablets and soft gels, either as a novel product or as an additional constituent.
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