A teaspoon of Wasabi is the recommended Wasabi dosage for adults
Wasabi (Wasabia japonica), the Japanese condiment which supplies a memorable kick to the nasal passages with every mouthful, has long been used on a daily basis in Japan, and more recently other parts of the world. However, apart from using it with Sushi and Sashimi or playing jokes on people, the Wasabia japonica plant has been found to provide many health effects from studies carried out in the last twenty years.
If you think that taking a teaspoon of Wasabi with your breakfast every morning might be a bit too much of a wake up tonic, then you might want to think again when you realise the health benefits that this Wasabi dosage gives you long-term. Studies have shown that it kills cancer cells, reduces chance of a heart attack, and stimulates the liver to detoxify the body (plus other health benefits).
All in all, it helps to make you live longer and healthier!
Wasabi manages to do this because of a chemical link within the Wasabia japonica plant called a sulfinyl bond. This is a sulphur/oxygen bond that is found in a number of different plants. What makes this chemical bond different in Wasabi is that it produces a unique (no other plant does this) chemical called 6-(methylsulfinyl)
It is this unique, one of a kind, natural chemical produced by the Wasabia japonica plant that has been shown to be 40 times more effective than any other naturally produced chemical at killing cancer cells and maintaining health in the human body.
Studies are also finding that the 6-MITC created by wasabi can lower the reactive oxygen in the body. Reactive oxygen is said to be related to cancers and the weakening of the body due to age. Other research has and is suggesting that the Wasabi unique sulfinyl compounds are also good for improving blood circulation and reflexes.
Not all Wasabi is Wasabia japonica
In order to make sure that you are getting your Wasabi dosage you need to make sure that you are eating True Wasabia japonica, and not some coloured horseradish or some other concoction.
The Wasabia japonica plant is tricky to grow, and the demand for the plant is a lot higher than present growers can supply. If you are interested in becoming a Wasabi Grower then go here for more information. For that reason, most wasabi sold in stores and supermarkets, and also served in restaurants (even the expensive ones) is a mixture of horseradish, mustard and some sort of colouring to make the product green. Some of the additives are FDA Approved Carcinogenics so they are not doing your health any favours either.
These fake wasabi mixes do NOT contain any 6-MITC and do not provide any health benefits. You need to make sure you always read the label before buying. The label should say it contains Wasabia japonica, not just Wasabi. Read this article about the difference between Wasabia japonica and Wasabi.
If you can find, and can afford a fresh Wasabi japonica rhizome – it looks like this.
These normally are expensive and difficult to find in good condition. The transport and storage requirements to maintain freshness is difficult. Also a fresh Wasabi rhizome has a finite life and the grated material loses a lot of its effectiveness and flavour in approximately 15 minutes after being grated.
The best option is to use Namida 100% Pure Wasabia japonica rhizome powder. This powder has been freeze-dried, stored in controlled conditions and vacuum packed in a clean room. It contains all the benefits of fresh Wasabi rhizome with the ease of use of adding water to turn the powder into true Wasabi paste. Not only good for your health but also great for flavouring your favourite food. Check out the Wasabi Cook Book.
Taking your daily Wasabi dosage.
If the idea of eating a teaspoon of Wasabi on a daily basis in order to get your Wasabi dosage is still making you want to gag then there is a solution at hand.
These are capsules of Wasabia japonica freeze-dried rhizome with a very high 6-MITC level.
These capsules are called Sawa Wasabia japonica capsules and are available in 90 capsules bottles. They are shipped Worldwide.
They are made from water grown (Sawa) Wasabia japonica, freeze-dried, tested for high levels of 6-MITC, and then encapsulated and packed in a clean room.
All it takes is swallowing 3 capsules a day with food in the morning and you have just consumed your daily Wasabi dosage without any nose or head explosions.
If you want too increasing the number you take is not a problem, because you are just consuming food that has been in use for over a 1000 years and has no known side effects.