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Frequently Asked Questions About Sesamin Products
What is Sesamin?
Sesamin is the most noticeable plant-based lignan compound that is found in sesame seeds. It is one of the highest sources of lignans for human consumption and diet other than flaxseeds.
Recognized for its nutty, crunchy taste, sesame seeds (sesamin) are often found in Asian dishes, salads, and other light snacks. Sesamin is found on the bark of its plants and has been used as a dietary supplement for the reduction of fat. Sesamin has been used for years but has just recently become recognized as a natural supplement.
Even though sesame seeds (sesamin) are not nuts, they do have amino acids that are closes related to nuts. This means that it is possible to have an allergic reaction to sesame seeds (sesamin) even though it’s not an actual nut.
How Do I Take Sesamin? (Sesame Seeds)
Always follow the directions given on your sesamin product and consult with your physician before using the supplement. Typically, sesame seeds (sesamin) supplements are taken by grams and is anywhere from 9 grams to 200 grams in a serving. The amount of sesame seeds (sesamin) you take is dependent on what you intend on using the sesame seeds on.
You can take sesame seeds by the mouthful or you can add sesame seeds to any of your favorite dishes like cookies, salads, bread, and other foods. If you are unsure of how to take your sesamin supplement, do not use until you contact and seek counsel from your doctor. Always check the product label to check to make sure your sesame seed supplement is not processed, produced, or manufactured in a facility that may also produce nuts and other allergy-prone foods.
How Do I Pick a Good Sesamin Product?
Sesame seeds (Sesamin) should not be confused with sesame oil. It is important to note that sesamin may reduce the potential increase in enzyme levels. Sesamin is a good accompaniment to vitamin K that increased body retention, fish oil which increases serum concentrations, as well as vitamin E which helps prevent degradation and increases blood levels. Also note there are black and white, natural and organic sesame seeds.
Black sesame seeds are an excellent choice in that they have high amounts of antioxidants and are a good source of copper, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber, and magnesium. Black sesame seeds are also nuttier. White sesame seeds tend to be sweeter in taste than black sesame seeds.
Also, white sesame seeds are usually without hulls and are a great source of protein. Sesame seeds (sesamin) supplements should be marketed as boosting heart health and digestion. Organic and natural seeds are usually harvested naturally with no chemicals involved.