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Beta-Sitosterol

A natural plant wax, extracted from pine (not soy), the most concentrated beta-sitosterol source, which naturally contains additional sterols, such as campesterol and stigmasterol. It reduces the absorption of dietary cholesterol by the body. It also stimulates the TH1 part of the immune system (which fights infections), whilst suppressing the TH2 part (TH2 causes allergies and inflammation). In men, beta-sitosterol also helps reduce the conversion of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), thereby protecting the prostate.

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Product Indications

Beta-sitosterol, a natural plant wax, reduces the absorption of dietary cholesterol by the body, thereby promoting improved cholesterol levels. It also helps restore healthy immune system balance. In men, beta-sitosterol supports the prostate and promotes healthy urinary flow.

Product Composition

Each capsule contains the following as active ingredients:

Beta-sitosterol 100mg

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatin free), microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetarian – flow agent), magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide and colloidal silicon dioxide. Contains plant extracts and natural fillers, with no colourants added – therefore the colour of the capsule contents may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Beta-sitosterol competitively inhibits the intestinal absorption of cholesterol by competing for the limited space in mixed micelles, decreasing total cholesterol absorption. Betasitosterol improves urinary symptoms and assists in increasing maximum urinary flow. Beta-sitosterol appears to exert immune-modulating affects by targeting specific T-helper lymphocytes, helping normalize their function and resulting in improved T-lymphocytes and natural killer cell activity.

Dosage Directions

For immune system health and prostate protection:

Adults and children over 12 years of age: Take 1 capsule twice daily or as advised by your healthcare provider.

Children 5 to 12 years of age: Take 1 capsule daily.

Take with or shortly after meals.

For cholesterol lowering:

Adults and children over 12 years of age: Take 2-4 capsules twice daily, with or shortly after meals.

Product Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

Side Effects

Side effects may include nausea, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhoea or constipation.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Ezetimibe: Ezetimibe inhibits the intestinal absorption of beta-sitosterol.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

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