|Name||Gamma oryzanol powder|
|introduction|| Gamma oryzanol is a mixture of ferulic acid esters of sterols and triterpene alcohols, extracted from rice bran oil . |
Gamma oryzanol serves as an important antioxidant within plant cells.
The chemical structure is that of two molecules in one, first a plant sterol and second ferulic acid.
The sterol (triterpenyl alcohol) is the largest part of the molecule. Hormones such as testosterone, estrogen,
progesterone, DHEA and corticosteroids, etc. are derived from cholesterol and can be thought of as
modified sterols. For this reason you may consider Oryzanol as a universal hormone precursor.
Ferulic acid is one of the hydroxycinnamic acids, a subgroup of plant phenolic acids.
In its purified state, it tastes and smells like cinnamon. Ferulic acid is a precursor for lignin,
the polymer that makes up most physical support structures of plants. In rice, ferulic acid is added on to sterols,
forming oryzanol. In other plants it is bound to sugars, cell walls, cellulose, etc.,
as well as being found in its free form.
|Indications and Uses|| Gamma oryzanol has been used to treat GI problems. The mechanisms by which gamma oryzanol exerts its effects |
appear to be the normalizaton of nervous system control of digestive secretion.
|The Information had not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, only for reference|