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.
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beta-Sitostanol Is A Sterol
beta-Sitostanol is a plant sterol often found in small amounts in plant oils. (source)
beta-Sitostanol is the most common stanol and can often be found in supplement that's sold over the counter. (source ◳)
Foods You Can Find beta-Sitostanol In
You find beta-Sitostanol mostly in fats and oil products.
Examples of food sources include
- Corn Oil
- Soybean Oil
- Olive Oil
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