Phytosterol is a type of additive commonly found in margarine and alternative foods that are meant to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Health Benefits Provided By Beta Sitosterol
Beta Sitosterol helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels by leveling out the rate of cholesterol absorption as it takes place in the intestines. Plant sterols such as Beta Sitosterol are somewhat well endorsed by the FDA, as FDA regulations allow manufacturers to print the claim that their product (should it contain Beta Sitosterol or a similar plant sterol) could help to reduce the chance of developing coronary heart disease if taken along with a balanced diet low in saturated fats.
Supplement FactsServing size: 1000 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Phytosterols 900mg including...||*|
|...Beta Sitosterol 400mg||*|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, dairy, yeast, gluten and corn.
As a dietary supplement, take 1000mg once or twice daily before meals, or as directed by physician.
Serving Size & Timing
Phytosterol has a suggested serving size of 1000mg to be administered either one time or two times per day, depending on the intended effect. It should be taken before meals.
CONCENTRATION OF PHYTOSTEROL
This particular type of Beta Sitosterol is a soybean extract and is completely vegan. It is a concentration that is over 40% Beta Sitosterol and over 90% Phytosterol.
PHYTOSTEROL SIDE EFFECTS
Very few people actually report any adverse side effects as a result of taking this supplement. Taking any more than the recommended dose may result in nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation or flatulence, but these side effects are common to any sort of supplement overdose. Phytosterol should not be taken by anyone that has the rare disease Sitosterolemia, as this condition already causes elevated levels of Phytosterol present in the body.
Phytosterol and just about all other related plant sterols are not soluble in water; however they may be dissolved effectively in alcohol, vegetable oil and acetone.
There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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