Natrol, Cholesterol Balance,
60 Tablets, Made in USA
What is Beta Sitosterol
Beta-sitosterol is a substance found naturally in a number of foods, including soy,
flaxseed, peanuts, olive oil, and many fruits and vegetables. Also available in
dietary supplement form, beta-sitosterol is classified as a phytosterol (a class of
compounds similar to cholesterol). Some scientific studies suggest that
beta-sitosterol may offer certain health benefits.
Benefits of Beta-Sitosterol
Treating High Cholesterol
Beta-sitosterol is probably best known as a treatment for high cholesterol. The
University of Maryland Medical Center reports several studies indicate its ability
to lower levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. Beta-sitosterol does not appear to
affect levels of HDL, or “good” cholesterol, or triglycerides. The plant sterol
works by reducing the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines by about 50
percent, according to Drugs.com. This mechanism of action leads to more being
excreted and less circulating in the bloodstream.
Beta-sitosterol has a long history of use in Europe for treating an enlarged
prostate. According to a report in the June 2005 issue of “Life Extension”
magazine, studies have found that beta-sitosterol reduced symptoms of
enlarged prostate, such as reduced urinary flow. Beta-sitosterol appears to
work by blocking the production of dihydrotestosterone, which triggers the
growth of prostate cells. The report also noted that beta-sitosterol reduced
the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells and induced apoptosis -- the
process where cancer cells self-destruct. These studies involved animals or
isolated prostate cancer cells, however, and do not firmly establish the
therapeutic benefit in humans.
Beta-sitosterol acts against cancer. It is found to reduce the growth of human
prostate and colon cancer cells. It also acts against lymphocytic leukemia.
It appears that diets high in vegetables and fruits prevent cancer to a certain
degree. Soybeans are superb sources of protein that reduces the risk of cancer
too. Beta-sitosterol is one of the key compounds in soybeans that suppress
|Serving Size 2 Tablets
|Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value
|Citrus Pectin Cellulose Complex
|*Daily Value (DV) not established.
Take 2 tablets, three times daily, preferably with a meal.
Cellulose, stearic acid, silica, cellulose gum, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose,
glycerin. NO yeast, wheat, milk, egg, glutens, artificial colors or flavors, added
sugar, starch or preservatives.
Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical
condition, or are taking prescription drugs. People with allergies to soy should
contact their healthcare professional before taking this product. Do not use if you
are pregnant or lactating.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.
Last Updated @ 5/10/2017 12:51:07 AM