Chemical studies of phytoestrogens and related compounds in dietary supplements: flax and chaparral.

@article{Obermeyer1995ChemicalSO,
  title={Chemical studies of phytoestrogens and related compounds in dietary supplements: flax and chaparral.},
  author={W R Obermeyer and Steven M. Musser and Joseph M Betz and Ryan E. Casey and Albert E Pohland and Samuel W. Page},
  journal={Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={208 1},
  pages={6-12}
}
High-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) and mass spectrometric (MS) procedures were developed to determine lignans in flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) and chaparral (Larrea tridentata). Flaxseed contains high levels of phytoestrogens. Chaparral has been associated with acute nonviral toxic hepatitis and contains lignans that are structurally similar to known estrogenic compounds. Both flaxseed and chaparral products have been marketed as dietary supplements. A mild enzyme hydrolysis… CONTINUE READING