• stigmasterol
  • Stigmasterol (also known as Wulzen anti-stiffness factor) is a plant sterol, or phytosterol. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stigmasterol is an unsaturated phytosterol occurring in the plant fats or oils of soybean, calabar bean, and rape seed, and in a number of medicinal herbs, including the Chinese herbs Ophiopogon japonicus (Mai men dong), in Mirabilis jalapa and American Ginseng. (wikipedia.org)
  • Black Pepper leaf extract (Piper nigrum) Red Stinkwood (Pygeum africanum) Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens, active substance possibly lauric acid)The berries of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), a small palm native to the south east United States, possess a dual 5a-reductase inhibition activity, due to their high content of phytosterols: β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, lupeol, lupenone, and cycloartenol. (wikipedia.org)
  • supplementation
  • The results of a few clinical trials suggest that phytosterol supplementation at relatively low doses can improve urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia, but further research is needed to confirm these findings. (encognitive.com)
  • Health Canada reviewed the evidence of 84 randomized controlled trials published between 1994-2007 involving phytosterol supplementation. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is evidence that phytosterols may help lower cholesterol, but the efficacy of chromium supplementation has not been fully agreed among experts. (wikipedia.org)
  • concentrations
  • In another study of men with heart disease, the subset of those men with the highest risk of heart attack were at three times greater risk if they had high concentrations of phytosterols in the blood ( 13 ). (healthline.com)
  • fats
  • Taken before meals, with the help of SAFE PLANT PHYTOSTEROLS, fats are safely and comfortably passed by the body while beneficial nutrientsfrom food are allowed to be absorbed. (eniva.com)
  • nutritionists
  • Feed manufacturers and animal nutritionists are focusing on the development of functional animal products (poultry, milk, and meat) enriched with phytosterol, which is important for improving health and meat quality for human consumption. (pitchengine.com)
  • diet
  • If these strategies haven't worked to their fullest potential, or if you want to work to lower your bad cholesterol even further, you can try adding phytosterols to your diet. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • It has been suggested that paleolithic hunter-gatherers, who ate a diet rich in plants, consumed large amounts of phytosterols ( 3 ). (healthline.com)
  • Although early human diets were rich in phyotosterols, providing as much as 1 g/d, the typical Western diet today is relatively low in phytosterols. (encognitive.com)
  • prevention
  • For example, The German Drug Commission, France's Food Standards Agency (ANSES) and UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) all recommend against the use of phytosterols for heart disease prevention ( 1 , 16 ). (healthline.com)
  • supplements
  • Products with phytosterols are generally well-tolerated, but some supplements may cause nausea, upset stomach, constipation, appetite changes and flatulence, explains pharmacist Jennifer Moll for About.com. (reference.com)
  • health
  • Even though many health authorities like the American Heart Association still recommend phytosterols to improve heart health, others disagree. (healthline.com)