Beta Sitosterol (5)
Item #702
CAD $11.04 (25% Off)
Item #701
CAD $6.13 (25% Off)
Item #662
CAD $20.13 (25% Off)
Item #661
CAD $14.73
Item #41471
CAD $9.89 (30% Off)

Beta Sitosterol is a naturally occurring plant sterol. Heavily researched for over 40 years, Beta Sitosterol's wellness benefits may include:

Read more about Beta Sitosterol

What is Beta Sitosterol?

A member of an important class of organic molecules called plant sterols (or phytosterols), beta sitosterol is found in several different plants commonly used for food. Beta sitosterol is present in moderate concentrations in peanuts and other related seeds and nuts, is more highly concentrated in avocadoes, and is most abundant in plant-based oils such as olive oil and flaxseed oil. It is often used to fortify and enrich salad dressings, margarines and spreads.**

Beta sitosterol is noteworthy because it is a “neutral sterol,” which means it contains no cholesterol. Its use as a nutritional supplement for heart health has been backed by scientific research since the 1950s. Most famously, beta sitosterol has been found to help maintain cholesterol levels already within normal range. The plant sterol is believed to achieve these cholesterol benefits by blocking the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines while optimizing production of bile, which neutralizes cholesterol in the body. This dual-action on cholesterol has made beta sitosterol a prized cardiovascular supplement. In fact, plant sterols have been recommended by both the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.**

In addition to its well-established influence on cardiovascular wellness and healthy cholesterol levels, beta sitosterol has shown some potential in research for helping with immune system function and inflammation modulation, with some studies focusing on possible applications for prostate health and joint comfort.**

Beta Sitosterol Supplements

Beta sitosterol supplements have been popular for decades, and are often presented in capsule or softgel form either alone or combined with other plant sterols. Beta sitosterol is also readily available as a flavored powder that can be added to water. In addition, many heart-healthy margarine spreads use plant sterols such as beta sitosterol.**

Beta Sitosterol Directions for Use

Never begin taking a nutritional supplement without first talking to your doctor or primary care provider. As there are no standardized dosage levels for beta sitosterol, nutritional supplements can range from 1000 mg to 2000 mg in their recommended daily doses. In general, recommended plant sterol intake for cholesterol benefits is about 2 grams daily.**