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

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3D-model of Campesterol (src)

Campesterol is a member of the class of phytosterols, belonging to the sterols. It has a chemical structure that is similar to cholesterol.

The campesterol molecules are believed to compete with cholesterol, therefore might be able to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the human intestine.

Campesterol Is A Sterol

Campesterol, a plant sterol in nature, is known to have cholesterol-lowering and anticarcinogenic effects.(source )

You can find other benefits and side-effects in Campesterol: 2 Research-Backed Benefits & One Side-Effect .

Supplementation Of Campesterol

Excessive consumption or supplementation with plant sterols are associated with reductions in beta-carotene and lycopene levels, and it might have a harmful effect on your vitamin E levels. (source )

Foods You Can Find Campesterol In

You find Campesterol mostly in fats and oil, snack, and nut and seed products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Canola Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Margarine
  • Soybean Oil

Foods That Contain Campesterol In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most Campesterol we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Campesterol.

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co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.