Potential protective properties of flax lignan secoisolariciresinol
As results, 10 known compounds were firstly isolated from this plant, and elucidated as 7-(3-ethoxy-5-methoxyphenyl) propane-7,8,9-triol (1) , secoisolariciresinol
(2), (+)-pinoresinol (3), syringaresinol (4), and eugenyl-O-b-D-glucopyranoside (5) , benzyl-O-b-D-glucopyranoside (6) , p-hydroxy-benzaldehyde (7) , vanillin (8) , syringaldehyde (9) and 3-hydroxy-l-(4-hydroxy-3, 5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-propanone (10) (Fig.
Alcorn, "Health effects with consumption of the flax lignan secoisolariciresinol
diglucoside," British Journal of Nutrition, vol.
Reduction of serum cholesterol and hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis in rabbits by secoisolariciresinol
diglucoside isolated from flaxseed.
Among both sexes the most common types of phytoestrogens were the isoflavones daidzein (205 [micro]g/day in women and 289 [micro]g/day in men) and genistein (352 [micro]g/day in women and 497 [micro]g/day in men) and the lignan secoisolariciresinol
(194 [micro]g/day in women and 243 [micro]g/day in men).
Hendrich developed the study with ISU master's student Kai Ling Kong and doctoral graduates Zhong Ye, Xianai Wu, and Sun-Ok Lee to determine whether the main lignan in flaxseed, secoisolariciresinol
diglucoside, could lower cholesterol.
diglycoside is a lignan in flaxseeds and their oils.
diglucoside (SDG), a flaxseed lignan, and its metabolites secoisolariciresinol
(SECO), enterodiol (ED), and enterolactone (EL), which are all formed in the body have antioxidant activity.
AlaLife flax lignan is a standardized flaxseed extract with high quality lignans, particularly secoisolariciresinol
Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of a plant lignan called secoisolariciresinol