Plant Sterols, 60 Capsules

Plant Sterols, 60 Capsules
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SUGGESTED USE: 1-2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional.

A Natural Plant Sterol Supplement for Heart Health and Immune System Health.

Plant Sterols for Immune Health
Plant sterols (also known as phytosterols) are an assembly of steroid alcohols or phytochemicals that are naturally found in the cell membranes of plants where they act as structural components. In many clinical studies, plant sterols and phytosterols have demonstrated the ability to maintain healthy enzyme function that supports healthy lipid metabolism. Plant sterols have also been known to contain immune balancing properties. The immune modulating effects of plant sterols have been used for individuals with autoimmune disorders.

Plant Sterols for Proper Cholesterol Management.

First introduced as a food additive that prevented absorption of cholesterol, plant sterols are now approved by the FDA for a heart health claim: "Products containing at least 0.65 grams per serving of plant sterol esters, taken twice daily with meals for a daily total intake of at least 1.3 grams, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease." The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of Health suggests the use of plant sterols in conjunction with other lifestyle changes to enhance LDL cholesterol reduction. Numerous clinical trials have been performed with phytosterols and they have proven to be both safe and effective in a wide group of individuals.

Plant Sterols Supplements, Reducing LDL Cholesterol.

Plant sterols are often included as one of the leading non-pharmacological approaches to reducing total LDL cholesterol. The overall effect in clinical studies has been an average LDL cholesterol decline of 8 to 15 percent with no adverse side effects. However, it is difficult to obtain enough sterols from food sources on a daily basis to create a cholesterol-lowering effect. Western diets only supply approximately 200 mg of plant sterols per day, which is too low to provide the cholesterol lowering and cardiovascular health benefits. That is why it is necessary to use a high quality and efficacious plant sterols supplement to attain the maximum benefits plant sterols can offer. Two servings of our Plant Sterols soft gel capsules provides 1.3 grams of plant sterols.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your health care professional before taking this product.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. Consult a physician before taking. Should you experience any serious physical side effects from taking these nutritional supplements, discontinue and call your doctor immediately.

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