The portion of a glucoside other than the glucose.
[G. a- priv. + glucose + -on]
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1) is a combination of approximately 30 saponines with the main aglucon protoaescigenin, which is extracted from horse chestnut seeds [Aesculus hippocastanum L.
In terms of bioavailability, aglucons were not found to be superior to conjugated isoflavones, so there may be questions over the recent trend to develop aglucon-enriched products.