Live Cell® A


Four custom-sprouted food complex blends, one for each blood type


‘Eat your greens’ is a common wisdom, but now new studies show why sprouts made from broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, soy and similar vegetables are rich in compounds that prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. The nutritional content of sprouts is many times greater than the original food value of the seeds and beans from which they sprout. As a seed sprouts it produces large amounts of extra vitamins, anti-oxidants and enzymes. For example, A 1997 Johns Hopkins study discovered that broccoli sprouts contain a concentration of glucoraphanin that is up to 50 times greater than mature broccoli, whereas the Vitamin C content of a seed can increase 200 times in its sprout. (1)

Live Cell blends cruciferous and non-cruciferous sprouts, including rich sources of active sulforaphanes, glucosinolates and anti-oxidants. Modern studies have proven that these components prevent DNA destruction and protect us from the ongoing effects of aging.

The blend of 100% compliant freeze-dried sprouts in each specific ABO Live Cell promotes detoxification enzymes and supports proper immune functioning.

How you use Live Cell will also impact its efficacy. Ideally, it is best to take Live Cell on an empty stomach with a full glass of water. It is also useful to take a probiotic formula such as Polyflora with Live Cell. (2)


Growing sprouts can be a time-consuming operation, particularly growing all of the different kinds of sprouts contained in each Live Cell.  Seeds have to be watered and completely drained preferably twice a day, kept out of sunlight, and great care has to be given to keeping harmful bacteria/mold from contaminating the growing sprouts.  Live Cell takes the work out of this process by providing an appropriate array of “beneficial” sprouts for each ABO blood type in a capsule form. These live sprouts are actually freeze-dried at the height of their growth, a process that preserves all of their nutritional value. In a busy world where even health conscious people often don’t have or don’t take the time to consume adequate amounts of vegetables much less sprouts, Live Cell offers a convenient way to do so.

According to an article in “Good Sprout News” (20 July 2003), scientists have been studying sprouts for centuries to better understand their high levels of disease-preventing phytochemicals and how they contribute to better health, from prevention to treatment of life-threatening diseases. The benefits of sprouts have been reinforced by ongoing studies that explore various sprout varieties for their nutritional properties and to validate health claims. These ongoing studies are being done by major organizations, which include the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and Johns Hopkins University.

According to Paul Talalay, MD, in the American Cancer Society News, “broccoli sprouts are better for you than the full-grown broccoli and contain more of the enzyme sulforaphane which helps protect cells and prevents their genes from turning into cancer.” His findings are consistent with several epidemiological studies that have shown that sprouts contain significant amounts of vitamins A, C, and D. Sprouts are widely recognized by nutrition conscious consumers and health care professionals as a “wonder food.”

Live Cell contains cruciferous and non-cruciferous sprouts (cruciferous relates to plants that have flowers with four petals in the shape of a cross and long narrow seed pods. For example, crucifers include cabbages, turnips, broccoli, and wallflowers). Cruciferous sprouts are a rich source of active sulforaphanes, glucosinolates (glucoraphanin is a glucosinolate), and antioxidants.

Sulforaphane and glucosinolate are actually related and are found as naturally occurring antioxidants in cruciferous vegetables. Sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) is actually the precursor to sulforaphane, and SGS functions as an indirect antioxidant. As such, SGS does not directly neutralize free radicals as do direct antioxidants like vitamins E, C, and beta-carotene. Indirect antioxidants induce (or boost) the Phase 2 liver detoxification enzymes. According to Dr. Talabay on staff at Johns Hopkins University, “These enzymes act as a defense mechanism, triggering broad spectrum antioxidant activity that neutralizes many free-radicals, cycling over and over again before they can cause the cell damage that may cause mutations, leading to cancer.”

Furthermore, Dr. Talalay says that the effects of these indirect antioxidants remain even after they have left the body – unlike direct antioxidants, which neutralize only one molecule of a radical at a time and are destroyed in the process. The indirect antioxidants are long-lasting, triggering an ongoing process that continues to be effective and may last for days.


Highlights of Live Cell A include:

Soy Sprouts

  • Soy sprouts have a higher count of phenolic compounds compared to non-sprouted Soy. These phenolic compounds have anti-oxidative benefits. (19)
  • Additionally, soy isoflavones are increased in the sprouts which are beneficial for Blood Type A individuals.

Broccoli Sprouts

  • Much of the research on sprouts and their compounds has been on broccoli sprouts, most likely because the bioavailable of the protective sulforaphanes and glucoraphanin are highest in broccoli sprouts.
  • The sulforaphanes and sulforaphenes from broccoli improve glutathione levels by increase N-acetyl-cysteine levels which supports detoxification pathways and metabolism of various environment toxins and hormones. (25)

Garlic Sprouts

  • Garlic sprouts contain indolic and phenolic compounds which act on multiple anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative pathways including COX-2, PPAR-gamma, NF-kB and glutathione transferase enzymes. (23)

Fennel Sprouts

  • Fennel sprouts may help support health glucose levels, likely due to the constituent Imperatorin. 

Onion Sprouts

  • Similar to the benefits seen with garlic sprouts, the constituents in onion sprouts are high in sulfur supporting Phase II detoxification. (23)

Adzuki Bean Sprouts

  • Adzuki beans contain anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, especially targeted towards to intestinal tract.
  • May lower levels of inflammatory cytokines and cyclooxygenase (COX) in the colon.

Larch Arabinogalactan

  • Promotes growth of friendly bacteria
  • Supports immune system health

Alfalfa sprouts

  • Supports the growth of healthy intestinal microflora supporting the detoxification occurring in the colon and cecum. (20)
  • Supports healthy and regular bowel movements.
  • Improves utilization of short-chain fatty acids in the colon.

Mustard sprouts

  • Sinigrin, a glucosinolate found in mustard, may have anti-fungal activity and can protect the intestinal tract from unwanted pathogens. (1,18)

Larch arabinogalactan

TABLE 1: Key agents in Live Cell® A.


Visual Health

Studies by Dr. Talalay show that even low concentrations of SGS can protect human retinal (eye) cells against a variety of severe oxidative challenges. As humans age, the defense of their cells are known to decline. In the retina, this can lead to macular degeneration, the principal cause of deterioration of vision among the aged.



In a series of experiments in 2001 by Dr. Bernard Juurlink at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Canada, rats with high blood pressure (hypertension) that were treated with sulforaphanes showed a significant reduction in the tendency to develop artery-narrowing plaques. Dr. Juurlink demonstrated that sulforaphane retards oxidative damage leading to arterial occlusion, a potentially significant breakthrough in proactive therapies against blocking of arteries. Sulforaphane may, therefore, interrupt the progression of plaque development to strokes.



Studies have shown that human prostate cancer cells respond well to SGS in the form of broccoli sprout extracts by showing dramatic increases in their protective Phase 2 enzymes. In his article, Dr. James D. Brooks of the Urology Department at Stanford University suggests, “Intervention trials may be warranted [in humans], and broccoli sprouts, a rich source of sulforaphane, may be appropriate for use in such a trial.”

Glucosinolate results as a part of the naturally occurring breakdown/degradation of SGS. These breakdown products are called GDPs (glucosinolate breakdown products), and they have been shown to be effective in terms of a decreased risk of cancer in the lung, stomach, colon, and rectum according to the Institute of Food Research. Glucosinolates, are also a large and diverse group of sulfur containing compounds which occur in Brassica vegetables (such as Brussels sprouts, cabbages, broccoli, mustard, and horseradish. The breakdown products of glucosinolates (isothiocyanates) are responsible for the distinctive hot/bitter flavor of these foods.

The Institute of Food Research has also stated that glucosinolate breakdown products are implicated in two anticarcinogenic mechanisms that can account for part of the epidemiological evidence showing a protective effect against cancers of the lung and alimentary tract.

Taking Live Cell with Polyflora on an empty stomach and a full glass of water increases its efficacy. First, in order for the Live Cell to be optimally utilized, it has to be hydrolyzed by the colon microflora to GDPs (see above) which are then partly absorbed in the large intestine. For something to be hydrolyzed, hydrolysis must occur. Hydrolysis by definition means reaction with water – more specifically the chemical reaction in which a compound reacts with water, causing decomposition and the production of two or more other compounds, as for example the conversion of starch to glucose. Hence the full glass of water. Second, in order for the body to absorb nutrients optimally, the colon microflora must be balanced. Polyflora as a probiotic provides that balance. Third, the empty stomach prevents anything else from interacting with or disrupting this process. So the synergy of using Live Cell, Polyflora, and a full glass of water on an empty stomach gives a total beneficial effect that is greater than the sum of the parts, thus maximizing the benefit.  Live Cell and Polyflora are the perfect combination.


One capsule two to four times daily.


This product was introduced by NAP in 2003 after first being specifically designed for use in The D’Adamo Clinic.


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