p to 2.5 percent of sesame seed is furofuran lignans, predominantly sesamin. Sesamin benefitially effects the metabolism of fatty acids, and impair cholesterol absorption and biosynthesis. Additionally these lignans possess antioxidants as well as vitamin E. the lignans also helps liver function with regard to alcohol metabolism and possess antiaging properties.
Sesamin, a compound found in black sesame, regulates the synthesis of a hormone-like substance called Prostaglandin E1. Prostaglandin E1 is a natural inflammation-suppressing hormone-like substance, reducing the risk of the degeneration of soft tissues that can lead to joint problems. Research shows that sesamin can prevent osteoarthritis, joint pain, and swollen joints.
Research in rats shows that sesamin consumption increases HDL compared to the control group. This strongly indicates that sesamin intake helps prevent coronary diseases. Rats with sesamin intake also show reduced level of cholesterol, triglyceride, and bilirubin in liver.
Research has also shown that sesamin intake benefits those with high blood pressure, since sesamin is a very potent antioxidant.
Standardized 5% sesamin extract from sesame seeds.
1 capsule, 2 times daily, after meals.
Standardized Sesamin Extract from Sesame seed equivalent to 20 mg sesamin per capsule