What are plant sterols?
Plant Sterols are considered to be a very effective food that can lower cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Our Plant Sterol capsules contain the 'plant equivalent' of cholesterol - known as phytosterols. When consumed by humans Plant Sterols help to limit the amount of regular cholesterol that is absorbed into the bloodstream, this contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
Why take plant sterols?
Plant Sterols have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.
Plant Sterols are gaining prominence as an additive in many dairy spreads and liquids, but we think a capsule is an excellent alternative source, as you eliminate the extra calories and fats that are present in dairy products.
Thoroughly researched and approved
Plant sterols have been thoroughly researched and approved for use in foods and food supplements. Just two of our potent Just Vitamins Plant Sterols capsules provides 800mg of Phytosterols (plant sterols), in a fully vegetarian shell, providing high levels of Beta Sitosterol, as well as other sterol compounds. In order to get the beneficial effect you must take two of our capsules per day and we recommend you taken them with food for optimum intake.
Safe to take alongside cholesterol lowering medicines
Plant Sterols can be used effectively alongside statins or fibrates because they work in different ways and may give additional benefit.
You can read more about plant sterols and cholesterol on the Heart UK website.