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.
It''s too early to say how effective the Sterols are, unless I get another blood test, although I feel they will make a difference. I''m also taking Apple Cider Vinegar to help as well.
I was prescribed statins for a raised cholesterol level of 9.9 which dropped to 7.7 after two months. I wasn''t keen on taking the statins but it was a necessity at the time. After a few months I began experiencing mild side effects and during some research read more into Plant Sterols.
With discussion and support from my GP along with regular monitoring I took the Sterols on alternate days to the Statin. Three months later my cholesterol levels had dropped to 5.7mmols.
Although this treatment was effective for me it is not the same for everyone and it is most important a GP /doctor is involved in any changes to any treatments.