Sesamin (Sesame Seed Lignans)
Sesamin (Sesame Seed Lignans)Sesamin (Sesame Seed Lignans)
Sesamin (Sesame Seed Lignans)
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Regular price: $23.99
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Product Description
Sesamin, a phytoestrogen (plant estrogen) is a lignan that can be found in the hulls of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are the source of sesame seed oil, sesame lignan, and the lignan sesamolin. Sesamin has been used for its health benefits for centuries and has become very popular due to its fat burning properties. Sesamin is one of the best natural fat burning supplements on the market today.

Sesamin Benefits


According to a study performed in Japan (1), sesamin was reported to lower cholesterol. The same study reported that sesamin can help stimulate weight loss, break down fatty acids, and reduce the body’s ability to store fat. Sesamin was also reported to help preserve lean muscle.*

Sesamin has become widely used in bodybuilding as a result of its fat burning and trimming qualities. Containing no stimulants, sesamin has made its mark as a natural alternative in the weight loss supplement category.

Sesamin Supplements


Our sesame supplement has a guaranteed minimum of 500 mg of sesame seed extract. It is a healthier alternative to other weight loss supplements because, unlike most fat burning supplements, our sesamin does not contain any stimulants. It is a natural way to aid in dieting and weight loss and has generally been accepted as a time proven method of weight control and health.

Our Sesame seed extract has a higher sesamin content than plain sesame seeds. This product offers the fat burning properties without the calories and oil found in regular sesame seeds.

Our newest batch of sesamin has been extracted from pure white sesame seeds and has twice the Sesamin content as our previous black sesamin. The seeds have been dried and condensed; resulting in sesamin (sesame lignan) that is much more concentrated than regular sesame seeds.
Each capsule contains 540 mg of sesame seed extract and 81 mg of sesamin.

Directions


Suggested use is one capsule 3 times per day.
Note: Sesamin is not a substitute for proper nutrition and exercise. Sesamin is meant to be used in conjunction with these in order to obtain maximum health and results.

Research


Among the many sesamin benefits, this supplement may be involved in the hindrance of the production of certain tumor cells. Studies at the University of Texas found that sesamin could be helpful in blocking such cells in colon, lungs, pancreas, and breast tissues. Click the following link to see the full article submitted in the Molecular Cancer Research journal, published on the US government Pub Med web site. Read article here

Functional Foods of the East (2), a popular book about healing foods and natural methods for treating illnesses and maintaining health, states that sesamin can help stimulate the peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor alpha (PPARalpha).
This nuclear receptor protein group is important for metabolism, as well as for cellular development. This receptor is in the liver, heart, kidneys and muscle tissue. It enables fat oxidation and lipogenisis, or the conversion of sugars into fatty acids. This book also claims that a higher activity of the PPARalpha can support greater fat oxidation and reduce the body's predisposition to store calories as fat.

Another benefit of sesamin is that it can boost some liver enzyme activity. Such enzymes include those that help break down fatty acids and generate ketones that provide energy for the brain. Read more here

Sesamin Side Effects


Sesame seeds are not nuts; however, they have some amino acids that are similar to nuts. If you have a nut allergy, there is a possibility that you could have an allergy to sesame or sesamin. Additionally, if you have a sesame seed allergy, you may also have an allergy to sesamin.

Sources

(1) Yun-Ping Lim, Chia-Yun Ma, Cheng-Ling Liu, Yu-Hsien Lin, Miao-Lin Hu, Jih-Jung Chen, Dong-Zong Hung, Wen-Tsong Hsieh, Jin-Ding Huang Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012: 242810. Published online 2012 May 7. doi: 10.1155/2012/242810

2) "Functional Foods of the East"; John Shi, Chi-Tang Ho and Fereidoon Shahidi; 2010

Sesamin: A Naturally Occurring Lignan Inhibits CYP3A4 by Antagonizing the Pregnane X Receptor Activation Read abstract here
DISCLAIMER: ** These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with your physician before taking any food supplements.