Beta-Sitosterol, 350 mg, a campesterol, stigmasterol phytosterol complex
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Beta sitosterol is a phytosterol and a Dietary Supplement. This phytosterol product contains several common phytosterols, including beta-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol.
Phytosterols are natural components of many vegetables and grains. The three main phytosterols in this phytosterol complex are beta-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol. They are derived entirely from plant sources.
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Beta Sitosterol information:
Beta sitosterol is a plant-derived sterol. Plant sterols or phytosterols are common components of plant foods, especially plant oils, seeds and nuts, cereals and legumes. The most common phytosterols are beta sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. Beta sitosterol is found in high amounts in nuts and amaranth.
Suggested Use: One capsule phytosterol complex with beta sitosterol a few times a week, taken in the morning.
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Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, water.
This beta sitosterol product is derived from soy.
Plasma levels of plant sterols and the risk of coronary artery disease: the prospective EPIC-Norfolk Population Study.
J Lipid Res. 2007 Jan; Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
studies have suggested that a modest increase of plant sterol levels is
a risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). We studied the
relationship between plant sterol levels and CAD risk in a prospective
nested case-control study consisting of 373 cases and 758 controls.
Sitosterol and campesterol concentrations did not differ between cases
and controls. Plant sterol concentrations correlated positively with
cholesterol levels and inversely with body mass index and triglyceride
and lathosterol concentrations. In this large prospective study, higher
levels of plant sterols, at least in the physiological range, do not
appear to be adversely related to CAD in apparently healthy individuals.
Beta Sitosterol side effects
this time little research is available with the use of a beta
sitosterol supplement to give us a full understanding of the potential
short term and long term beta sitosterol side effects.
Beta sitosterol supplement questions:
Q. What is the right dosage of beta sitosterol supplement?
A. Since long term human studies are not available regarding beta
sitosterol supplement use, for the time being it is a good idea to take a
day or two off each week from the use of a beta sitosterol supplement.
Also, check to see if any prostate formula or other products you are
taking contain beta sitosterol.
Can a beta sitosterol supplement and saw palmetto herb be taken
together? I am hoping the combination of beta sitosterol and saw
palmetto can help with prostate health.
A. They can, but it would
be best not to take large amounts of each for prolonged periods without
breaks. It is also a good idea to first learn how each supplement works
for you by itself before combining.
Q. I plan to take a
beta sitosterol supplement for a long time and was wondering whether it
is a good idea to take a break from using this product.
with most supplements that have not had long term human studies, we
suggest taking a day or two off a week from the use of a beta sitosterol
supplement, and it would be a good idea to take a full week off every
Q. I heard on the radio that beta sitosterol is good for prostate health. Which is better, saw palmetto or beta sitosterol?
A. There have been many more studies done with saw palmetto compared to
beta sitosterol. We prefer combination formulas such as Prostate Power
Rx that have several herbs and nutrients that work together.
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