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Plant Sterols Lower Cholesterol Levels




Phytosterols are clinically proven to help lower cholesterol levels.


Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) per Day
  •  Not established


Food sources
  •  Small amounts of phytosterols can be found in vegetable oils, whole‑grain
     products, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits and vegetables


Problems associated with deficiency
  •  None


Potential benefits at recommended levels
  •  Helps lower low density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad cholesterol”)
  •  Helps support heart health


Potential benefits under investigation
  •  Phytosterols may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering LDL


Tolerability and special considerations
  •  None known


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