SULFORAPHANE HELPS FIGHT OBESITY AND WEIGHT GAIN

SFN has been robustly shown to increase brown adipose tissue (AKA “brown fat”)—which helps us lose weight. 

SFN has also been shown to increase leptin responsiveness, which decreases hunger. 

In mouse studies, SFN has significantly reduced obesity and weight gain.

 

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