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What Is beta-Sitostanol?

beta-Sitostanol is a member of the class of phytosterols, belonging to the sterols.

Stanols are hydrogenated products of sterols, which means that beta-Sitostanol is a plant stanol that is the fully hydrogenated product of beta-sitosterol.

Plant stanols and sterols are important components of plant cell membranes.

beta-Sitostanol Is A Sterol

beta-Sitostanol is a plant sterol often found in small amounts in plant oils. (source)

Sterols are the plant equivalent of cholesterol. Sterols block the absorption of cholesterol from the intestinal tract. (source đź——)

Where To Find beta-Sitostanol

beta-Sitostanol is the most common stanol and can often be found in supplement form over the counter. (source đź——)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out beta-sitostanol .

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