Image of Sesamin | C20H18O6 | Supreme Pharmavet
Chemical FormulaC20H18O6
Molecular weight354.358 g/mol
Names and Identifiers
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Traditional NameSesamin
CAS Registry Number81602-22-4, 607-80-7


Sesamin is a lignan isolated from the bark of Fagara plants and from sesame oil. It has been used as a dietary fat-reduction supplement, although no controlled studies on this application have been performed. Its major metabolite is enterolactone, which has an elimination half life of less than 6 hours. Sesamin and sesamolin are minor components of sesame oil, on average comprising only 0.14% of the oil by mass.


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