Mayur Deshpande
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Nutritional Supplements Library Sesamin

Nutritional Supplements Library


What is Seasim?

Sesamin is a lipid and a special fiber that's extracted from harvested sesame (Sesamun indicum) oil. The precise natural origin of the species is unknown, although its closest relatives occur in Africa. It is widely naturalised in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds.It is an annual plant growing to 50-100 cm tall, with opposite leaves 4-14 cm long with an entire margin; they are broad lanceolate, to 5 cm broad, at the base of the plant, narrowing to just 1 cm broad on the flowering stem. The flowers are white to purple, tubular, 3-5 cm long, with a four-lobed mouth. The seeds are rich in manganese, copper, and calcium (90 mg per tablespoon for unhulled seeds, only 10 mg for hulled seeds), and contain Vitamin B1 (thiamine) and Vitamin E (tocopherol). They contain powerful antioxidants called lignans, which are also anti-carcinogenic. They also contain phytosterols, which block cholesterol production.The sesame plant has long been used as a food ingredient. The use of sesame seeds for culinary purposes date back more than 3000 years.

What is the effective dosage of Sesamin supplementation?

Sesamin's effective dosing ranges have not been established. Follow the intructions written on product label.

What are the benefits of Sesamin supplementation?

• Sesamin may help to build muscle, burns fat, and improves athletic endurance and exercise performance by stimulating the endocrine system,
• It has antioxidant property.
• It also contains phytosterols which block cholesterol production.

What are the side effects of Seasmin supplementation?

Since Sesamin extract is new to world, more clinical studies on human are required to confirm it's benefits and side effects. It is safe to consult doctor before taking it.