What Is delta-5-Avenasterol & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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delta-5-Avenasterol is also known as Fucosterol or Isofucosterol.

It’s a sterol in the class of phytosterols.

delta-5-Avenasterol is a phytosterol with compounds that are closely related to cholesterol and are found in plants.

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delta-5-Avenasterol Is A Sterol

delta-5-avenasterol is a phytosterol which occurs in a number of vegetables and cereals.

Phytosterols are compounds that occur naturally in plants and have a structural resemblance to cholesterol, but the configuration is different, which makes it work as an anti-cholesterol. (source )

Benefits of phytosterols

In recent years, research has shown that phytosterols can be used as nutritional supplements for health benefits, especially in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cholesterol metabolism.

Phytosterols are considered a natural alternative to statins, a class of drugs used to reduce cholesterol levels.

Benefits of delta-5-avenasterol

delta-5-avenasterol scientific name is Isofucosterol. (source )

You can find the benefits of delta-5-avenasterol in our article Delta-5-avenasterol: 2 Research-Backed Benefits .

delta-5-avenasterol has been shown to increase the concentration of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C, and to decrease the concentration of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C in the plasma of patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

Foods You Can Find delta-5-Avenasterol In

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You can find delta-5-avenasterol in olive oil

You find delta-5-avenasterol mostly in fats and oil products.

Examples of food sources include

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We currently have just a few foods in our nutrition tool that contain delta-5-avenasterol.

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