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)
Sterols are the plant equivalent of cholesterol. Sterols block the absorption of cholesterol from the intestinal tract. (source 🗗)
Where To Find beta-Sitostanol
beta-Sitostanol is the most common stanol and can often be found in supplement form over the counter. (source 🗗)
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 .