Are You Aware of Beta Sitosterol?
A Powerful Heart
Beta Sitosterol has an excellent track
record in lowering cholesterol.
Beta Sitosterol is a plant sterol that has
been shown to lower cholesterol levels up to 10% or more by reducing intestinal
absorption. The reduction of cholesterol levels appears to be because beta-sitosterol blocks absorption of cholesterol.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
has approved a claim that reads as follows:
"Products containing a
least 400 mg per serving of plant sterols and stanols, eaten twice a day
with meals for a daily intake of at least 800 mg, as part of a
diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart
Beta-sitosterol is one of several plant sterols found in almost all plants. High levels are found in rice bran, wheat germ, corn oil, and soybeans.
Peanuts and its products, such as peanut oil, peanut butter, and peanut flour, are good sources of plant sterols, particularly beta-sitosterol.
When purchasing peanut butter be sure to get the all natural organic
product with no trans fats.
Health benefits of beta sitosterol are
numerous and include lowering LDL cholesterol, supporting immune system
function, heart health, and prostate health.
Beta Sitosterol has been effective in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia
or BPH which is a common condition of men over age 50.