Common name: Sesamin
CAS NO.: 607-80-7
Molecular Formula: C20-H18-O6
Molecular Weight: 354.3562
Specification: 95%, 98%, 99%
Test method: HPLC
Resource: Black sesame
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Two years when properly stored
What is Sesamin?
Sesamin, a phytoestrogen, or plant estrogen, is a lignan that can be found in the hulls of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are the source of sesame seed oil and sesame lignan. Sesamin has been used for centuries, but recently has become very popular due to the many benefits that can be derived from this natural supplement.
Health Benefits of Sesamin
Stimulates weight loss
A Japanese study found that sesamin increases the activity of several liver enzymes that break down fatty acids. By optimizing the liver's fat-burning capacity, sesamin may promote fat loss and also decrease the body's fat storage capacity. Additionally, sesamin is believed to help preserve lean muscle mass, which is particularly beneficial when dieting (especially those who've cut out carbohydrates), as a restricted diet may cause the body to break down muscle mass for use as fuel.
May lower cholesterol
A group of mice was separated and randomly assigned to four groups, fed a diet of sesamin, another plant compound (stanol ester), a combination of the two or a control diet. At the beginning and the end of the study, the mice were weighed, observed and blood was taken for analysis. The control group showed an almost three-fold increase in cholesterol levels.
Sesamin alone and paired with the stanol ester significantly reduced the cholesterol levels. Other studies have confirmed that the compound raises high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (the "good" kind).
Protect against cancer
Researchers at the University of Texas found that sesamin inhibits the proliferation of a variety of tumor cells including leukemia, multiple myeloma and cancers of the colon, prostate, breast, pancreas, and lung. It helps kill the toxic cells and suppresses the gene that's crucial to the cells' survival.