Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sesamin the EFA for Fat Loss, Liver and Kidney Health

Sesamin a lignan found in sesame oil, known as an potent antioxidant is also a potent aid to fat loss.

Sesamin is not itself an actual antioxidant is converted in the liver to an active form that has antioxidant activity.

Men taking sesamin prior to exercise had less oxidative damage after exercise as compared to controls and subjects who took Vitamin E before exercise. The study showed that while the active form scavenged damaging free radicals it also decreased fatty acid production and increased fat breakdown.

Regulary taking sesamin can result in greater fat loss. Scientist believe sesamin works is by altering genes that increase the production of metabolic enzymes and other important proteins involved in producing body fat and burning fat for energy in the body.

An effective dose of sesamin appears to be 500-1,000 mg taken 2-3 times a day with food.
According to Muscle and Fitness Magazine, "The active form of sesamin has been discovered to turn on a specific receptor--found in muscle, heart and liver cells--known to scientists as peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor alpha (PPAR alpha). Activating PPAR alpha turns on genes that simultaneously increase fat oxidation (burning) and decrease fat storage. Hitting bodyfat from both sides of the equation with sesamin can result in faster fat loss."

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