What Is Campestanol & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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Campestanol is a member of the class of phytosterols.

Stanols are hydrogenated products of sterols.

Campestanol is a natural phytosterol, with a wide range of biological activities, such as cholesterol-lowering activity, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as anti-microbial activity.

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Campestanol, A Neutral Sterol

Campestanol is also known as chalinastanol.

It is an extremely weak basic compound, essentially neutral. (source )

Benefits Of Campestanol

Campestanol is a good candidate for the treatment of a wide range of diseases.

Studies have shown that campestanol has various pharmacological effects, such as anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, anti-fibrosis and neuroprotection.

You can read about some benefits form campestanol in Campestanol: 2 Research-Backed Benefits .

Campestanol Is Dominant In Seed Oils

Campestanol is a phytosterol found in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. (source )

In nature you can find more than 250 sterols and stanols.

Six sterols are dominant in seed oils, campesterol, campestanol, stigmasterol, sitosterol, sitostanol, and brassicasterol. (source )

Foods You Can Find Campestanol In

You find campestanol mostly in fat and oil products.

Examples of food sources include

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