Aframomum Melegueta Extract 6 Paradol

Botanical Name: aframomum melegueta
Part Used: seed
Active ingredients: 6-paradol
Appeareance: Dark Brown Powder
Specification: 5:1, 10:1, 20:1; 13%, 16% 6-paradol
Package: 25kg/drum
SKU: 6pt Category: Tag:

What Is Aframomum Melegueta Seed Extract?

Aframomum melegueta (Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise) is a herb where the seeds have traditional usage mostly as a pungent spice to season foods with. This herb is botanically in the same family as Ginger and shares many bioactives, and has been (medicinally speaking) traditionally used mostly for digestive and intestinal health with some other sporadic uses not related to food.

Aframomum melegueta extract appears to have some anti-diabetic and anti-obese mechanisms, although neither are remarkable (the one human study conducted in humans has confirmed an increase in metabolic rate, but required both cold exposure as well as brown fat on the person in question as prerequisites). The aphrodisiac and testosterone boosting properties are both preliminary (with the former not appearing too potent, relative to other herbs) and the anti-estrogen mechanisms are still fairly preliminary and of unknown practical relevance.

Aframomum melegueta extract may be promising for a spice to add to a diet in hopes of body recomposition and particularly for men, but there is overall a lack of evidence to support its usage as a supplement and higher oral doses may still have some toxicity associated with them (which needs to be more thoroughly investigated)

Composition of Aframomum Melegueta

Aframomum melegueta tends to contain:

  • 6-Gingerol (19.5% of ethanolic extract), 8-Gingerol, and Methyl-6-Gingerol
  • 6-Shogaol (12.5% of ethanolic extract)
  • 6-Paradol (30.5% of ethanolic extract) and Rac-6-Dihydroparadol
  • 6-Gingeredione
  • {2-(5-butylfuran-2-yl)ethyl}-2-methoxyphenol (structurally related to the above)

Aframomum melegueta appears to have a polyphenolic content of 2.28+/-0.02mg/g (0.2% dry weight) with 0.55mg/g (0.06%) flavonoids; which is comparatively high to other African spices tested although low relative to other herbs. This study also determined a Saponin and Flavanoid content in Aframomum melegueta and failed to detect any Alkaloids, Tannins, Phlobatanins, or Anthraquinones (qualitative rather than quantitiative analysis).

Health Benefits of Aframomum Melegueta Extract

1. Weight loss

In a related clinical trial, researchers of the Japanese Society of Nutrition have found that aframomum melegueta has the ability to lower body fat percentage, and decreased waist-hip ratio without any harmful side effects. Recently, further studies on aframomum melegueta have reported its 6 paradol chemical constituent to be biologically significant beyond its medicinal value. For one, it has been found to foster weight loss by promoting faster body metabolism. In a related clinical trial, researchers of the Japanese Society of Nutrition have found that aframomum melegueta has the ability to lower body fat percentage, and decreased waist-hip ratio without any harmful side effects.

2. Bodybuilding benefits

Aframomum melegueta extract has been established to be beneficial in bodybuilding purposes as it obtains intense anti-estrogenic properties and promotes an increase in body weight and testosterone levels in serum by more than 300%.

3. Increase testosterone level as a Aphrodisiac

This benefit of aframomum melegueta is not proofed by the scitific evidences. But many guys believe it works when take a few weeks.

Dosage of Aframomum Melegueta Extract

The only current human study used a 95%-ethanolic extract of Aframomum melegueta at 10 mg daily. There is no evidence to suggest whether this is the optimal dose, but it appears to be a low enough dose that the spice itself can be used on top of food

Certificate of Analysis

Assay 6-Paradol 16% HPLC Complies
Appearance Dark brown N/A Complies
Particle size 100% pass 80 mesh USP32<786> Complies
Extract Solvents Water N/A Complies
Identification Positive Reaction N/A Complies
Loss on Drying ≤5.0% Eur.Ph.6.0[2.8.17] Complies
Acid-insoluble ash ≤7.0% Eur.Ph.6.0[2.4.16] Complies
Lead(Pb) ≤1.0mg/kg Eur.Ph6.0<2.2.58>ICP-MS Complies
Arsenic(As) ≤1.0mg/kg Eur.Ph6.0<2.2.58>ICP-MS Complies
Cadmium(Cd) ≤1.0mg/kg Eur.Ph6.0<2.2.58>ICP-MS Complies
Mercury(Hg) ≤1.0mg/kg Eur.Ph6.0<2.2.58>ICP-MS Complies
Solvents Residue Meet Eur.Ph6.0<5.4> Eur.Ph 6.0<2.4.24> Complies
Pesticides Residue Negative USP32<561> Complies
Microbiological Control
Total bacterial count ≤1000cfu/g USP30<61> Complies
Yeast & mold ≤100cfu/g USP30<61> Complies
Salmonella Negative USP30<62> Complies
E.Coli Negative USP30<62> Complies

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