Absorption and distribution of orally administered jojoba wax in mice

A. Yaron, V. Samoiloff, A. Benzioni

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The liquid wax obtained from the seeds of the arid-land shrub jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is finding increasing use in skin treatment preparations. The fate of this wax upon reaching the digestive tract was studied.14C-Labeled wax was administered intragastrically to mice, and the distribution of the label in the body was determined as a function of time. Most of the wax was excreted, but a small amount was absorbed, as was indicated by the distribution of label in the internal organs and the epididymal fat. The label was incorporated into the body lipids and was found to diminish with time. Lipids 17: 169-171. 1982.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Cell Biology


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