Phytosterol Complex (Vitasterol S-80)Back to ingredients
Food Source: Nuts and seeds, fruit (pineapples, oranges, berries, bananas, apples, apricots), vegetables (artichokes, broccoli, green beans, peas cabbage, asparagus, sweet potatoes, celery, cauliflower), legumes (chickpeas, lentils, mung beans, adzuki beans, soybeans, kidney beans) and oils (olive oil, argan oil, sunflower oil, canola oil).
Benefits of Phytosterol Complex
- Cardiovascular health
What is Phytosterol Complex?
Phytosterols, divided into plant stanols and plant sterols, are a group of compounds that are found naturally in plants. They’re exciting for nutritionists because they are structurally similar to cholesterol, meaning that they play a role in managing cholesterol levels in the body and maintaining cardiovascular health. Discover ‘5 top tips to lower cholesterol’.
Phytosterols work by helping prevent dietary cholesterol from being absorbed. They help lower LDL cholesterol levels in the body by interacting with the enzymes involved in the metabolism of cholesterol, reducing levels of cholesterol. This is beneficial for heart health and can be especially useful for those with conditions related to high levels of cholesterol, including ‘hypercholesterolemia’ and ‘familial hypercholesterolemia’.
High cholesterol levels are the main cause of heart disease. Cholesterol, a type of blood fat, can build up in the arteries, causing them to stiffen and narrow as the cholesterol accumulates. This increases stress on the heart and the risk of heart attack and strokes, so cholesterol-lowering compounds such as Phytosterols help support cardiovascular health.
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