Phytosterols - Nature’s Helper for Healthy Cholesterol

Phytosterols - Nature’s Helper for Healthy Cholesterol

Eating healthy is one of the most successful ways to keep your cholesterol levels in check. Limiting foods with dietary cholesterol means there’s less to absorb. Plus, specific foods like soluble fibers, phospholipids, and phytosterols seem designed by nature to help us with cholesterol balance.

In this article, we explore how phytosterols can help us maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

How Phytosterols Work in the Body

Phytosterols are plant-derived compounds structured similarly to the body’s cholesterol. When we eat these plant sterols and stanols, they prime the intestine to block the absorption of cholesterol. They also trick the body into believing cholesterol levels are higher, so the liver makes less cholesterol, and the body expels more.

We get phytosterols from foods like unrefined oil, nuts, oats, fruits, and vegetables. (See a detailed list of foods and their phytosterol contents here.) Some foods like yogurt and fat spreads are also enriched with phytosterols.

Studies show that eating or taking phytosterols daily can drop LDL (bad) cholesterol levels – and help keep levels in healthy ranges. While we suspect our ancestors ate over a gram of phytosterols a day, an average American diet today may include as little as 150 mg. Vegans and vegetarians may get enough phytosterols from food to aid cholesterol balance, but many of us don’t.

Phytosterol Doses for Cholesterol Balance

It’s recommended we eat or take 400 mg of plant sterols twice a day (800 mg total) to help keep cholesterol balanced and reduce the risk of heart disease. If you want to lower LDL levels, studies recommend eating or taking 2-3 grams of phytosterols daily.

In addition to eating more phytosterol-rich foods, you can get the cholesterol-blocking action of Phytosterols with supplements. Taking our Immediate-Release Phytosterols before meals, twice daily, supports heart health. For men, phytosterols also support prostate and urinary tract health.

For more tips on dietary changes that can significantly improve cholesterol levels, check out this article.

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Phytosterols 450mg Plant Sterols

Phytosterols 450mg Plant Sterols

Immediate Release

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Immediate-Release phytosterols, or plant sterols, naturally help block the absorption of cholesterol in our bodies. Phytosterols also support men’s urinary tract and prostate health.

At-a-Glance

  • May reduce heart disease risk**
  • Immediate-release delivery maximizes cholesterol-blocking action*
  • Supports prostate & urinary tract health in men*

Product Description

Phytosterols Immediate Release (IR) is ideal for adults interested in heart health, and men interested in prostate and urinary tract health.*

Phytosterols IR features immediate-release delivery, a key advantage for heart health. When taken as directed, Phytosterols IR delivers plant sterols that enter the intestine before cholesterol in food, where they are primed to help block the absorption of cholesterol into the body.*

Phytosterols IR also has targeted benefits for men’s health to support urinary tract health, urinary flow, and prostate health.*

**Foods and supplements containing at least 400 mg per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 800 mg, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of Phytosterols IR supplies 450 mg of phytosterols.

Features

  • Easy-to-swallow tablets
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan/Vegetarian
  • Free of common allergens (milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat)
    (sourced from sunflower and other vegetable oils)
  • Convenient one-tablet serving, taken before meals 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you expect?

Phytosterols IR provides nutritional support for both men and women for overall heart health. For men, Phytosterols IR also provides targeted support for prostate and urinary tract health.*

How does it work?

Phytosterols IR may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering elevated total and LDL (“bad”) blood cholesterol, which are key risk factors for heart disease. For men, Phytosterols IR provides a clinically effective amount of phytosterols shown to promote optimal urinary tract health, urinary flow, and prostate health.*

How do you take it?

Take one (1) tablet at the beginning of a meal, twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Are there any precautions?

Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking any medications, or are pregnant or nursing. As with all dietary supplements, keep out of reach of children.

What product quality control tests are performed?

Phytosterols IR is manufactured in the United States (Oregon) in a state-of-the-art, FDA-registered facility that meets or exceeds current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Quality control tests are performed at every stage of the manufacturing process from rigorous raw material testing to finished product testing.

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