Plant Sterols 800mg
- May help to reduce the absorption of cholesterol
- A highly researched mode of action
- Useful contribution to your daily intake
- A level of plant sterols that can make a difference
Plant sterols are useful because they block cholesterol from being re-absorbed from the gut into the bloodstream, and any cholesterol not absorbed is simply excreted. This is why diets high in plant sterols can help to control blood cholesterol levels, and why plant sterols are now added to some specialist margarines. Although plant sterols are naturally present in vegetable oils and grains, modern diets tend to be low in these important nutrients, and so it may be difficult to always achieve optimum levels from diet alone.
Each Nature’s Best plant sterol tablet contains 800mg of free plant sterols, with high levels of beta-sitosterols. We quote the level of pure plant sterols, not the compound weight declared by some companies that may be only 50% sterols. This can make a useful contribution to our daily intake, without any unnecessary additional calories.
I think it has been the contributing fact to lowering my cholesterol levels.
Plant Sterols have a similar structure to cholesterol and help to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels at a dose of 0.8g per day. This is the level found in one of our 800mg tablets. However if you wish to take this to lower cholesterol I would recommend a dose of two to three tablets daily. I would also suggest that you keep your doctor informed of any supplements that you are taking.