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Excellent for promoting healthy cholesterol. These Phytosterols (plant sterols) are in position to affect dietary cholesterol absorption minutes after taking the tablets. In addition, the FDA has approved a health claim for the relationship between diets that include plant sterol/stanol esters and a lower risk of CHD. EP Phytosterols may help support healthy prostate function*
Phytosterols, naturally occurring plant sterols, have a long history of research documenting both safety and efficacy in promoting heart health by affecting cholesterol. The American Heart Association published a scientific advisory in its official publication, Circulation, advocating the use of phytosterols in cholesterol control. In addition, the FDA has approved a health claim for the relationship between diets that include plant sterol/stanol esters and a lower risk of CHD. More from LPI...
EP PHYTOSTEROLS are a good source of plant sterols. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include two servings of foods that provide a daily total of at least 1.3 g of vegetable oil sterol esters in two meals may reduce the risk of heart disease. A tablet of EP® PHYTOSTEROLS supplies 0.45 grams of plant sterol esters.
The molecular structure of phytosterols is practically identical to that of cholesterol. Therefore, cholesterol receptors known as micelles accept phytosterols as though it were cholesterol. This results in the blockage of dietary cholesterol, inhibiting absorption into the bloodstream. Additional cholesterol controlling benefits may take place by interference with bile, which is made by the liver from cholesterol.
Concentrated in plant seeds and oils, phytosterols in the diet are at insufficient levels to achieve significant cholesterol-lowering effects. Each EP PHYTOSTEROLS tablet contains 450 mg (extracted and concentrated from soybeans). Phytosterols, and a chemically altered form termed phytostanols, are also available in margarines.
Most commercially available phytosterols tablets and capsules dissolve slowly in the digestive tract, thus limiting their effectiveness. EP PHYTOSTEROLS are unique in their formulation, resulting in virtually immediate dissolution and allowing the phytosterols to enter the digestive tract before cholesterol from a meal.
Directions: Take three tablets daily. For best results take one tablet just before a meal.
| *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.