SesaThin Fat Burner Review — Does SesaThin Work?
What is SesaThin?
It’s basically a sesame seed oil supplement, standardized for something called “sesamin.”
Sesamin is a “lignan” — a phytoestrogen also found in cereals, fruits, vegetables, and flaxseed. Sesamin offers all sorts of benefits — it protects the liver, demonstrates cholesterol-lowering effects and may help to prevent high blood pressure.
It’s also a potent antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory.
However, SesaThin is marketed mostly for its potent fat burning capacity. According to several studies, the active compound, sesamin, increases the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver and muscle tissue (which, theoretically, should result in increased fat burning), as well as reducing the levels of enzymes which contribute to the storage of fat.
This all sounds pretty good, right?
Well, as you may have guessed, there is a catch. The big problem is that the vast majority of sesamin research was performed not on humans, but on rats. The bottom line is that there is very little clinical data verifying sesamin’s effects on humans — and as you know, results are not always consistent between animals and humans. In fact, they’re not always consistent between animals… and other animals, either: apparently sesame lignans have more profound effects on lipid metabolism in rats than they do in mice or hamsters.
So what’s the bottom line on SesaThin and other sesame seed oil supplements?
I have little doubt supplementing with sesame seed oil will provide you with benefits. However, if you’re looking for a fat burning “slam dunk”, you’re looking in the wrong place… there simply isn’t the evidence to support sesamin’s claims of fat burning at this time. It may be worth experimenting with, but further research is necessary before this product and others like it receive a whole-hearted endorsement from me!