Origin: Derived from vegetable oils and their derivatives
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Overview: Phytosterols, which encompass plant sterols and stanols are phytosteroids, similar to cholesterol, which occur in plants and vary only in carbon side chains and/or presence or absence of a double bond. It is generally accepted that cholesterol-lowering effect of phytosterols is due to direct inhibition of cholesterol absorption, through displacement of cholesterol from mixed micelles.
Common Dosage: 2 to 3 mg daily