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Botanical Ingredient


Protodioscin is extracted from Tribulus Terrestris. Stanford Chemicals has been providing quality Protodioscin and many other natural plant extract for over 25 years.

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Protodioscin Safety Tips

Handling of Protodioscin should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling potent active pharmaceutical ingredients. Moderate to severe irritant to the skin and eyes.


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    Prasifka JR, Bradshaw JD, Lee ST, Gray ME.J Econ Entomol. 2011 Oct;104(5):1561-7.
  • 5. Development of a rapid HPLC-UV method for simultaneous quantification of protodioscin and rutin in white and green asparagus spears.
    Lee EJ, Yoo KS, Patil BS.J Food Sci. 2010 Nov-Dec;75(9):C703-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.01824.x. Epub 2010 Oct 7.
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  • 13. Antihyperlipidemic effect of protodioscin, an active ingredient isolated from the rhizomes of Dioscorea nipponica.
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  • 14. Pharmacokinetics of methyl protodioscin in rats.
    Cao X, Yao Z, Shao M, Chen H, Ye W, Yao X.Pharmazie. 2010 May;65(5):359-62.
  • 15. [Effects of methyl protodioscin on [Ca2+]i and ATPase activity in cardiomyocytes and analysis of mechanisms].
    Ning Z, Li Y, Zhang R.Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2010 Jan;35(1):80-3. Chinese.
  • 16. A new spirostanol glycoside from fruits of Solanum indicum L.
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  • 17. Steroidal saponins from Smilax excelsa rhizomes.
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  • 18. [Determination of plasma protein binding rate of methyl protodioscin with ultrafiltration].
    Yao ZH, Cao XZ, Shao M, Pan YM, Ye WC, Yao XS.Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2008 Jun;33(11):1291-4. Chinese.
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  • 20. Pregnane glycosides and steroid saponins from Smilax bockii Warb. and their NGF-potentiating activity.
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