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 Product No:371502003   Benefit heart health   Block the absorption of cholesterol
 reduce blood cholesterol   NON-GMO source
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Phytosterol Ester Softgel

Descriptions of phytosterol ester:

Phytosterols, also known as plant sterols, are a naturally occurring class of compounds found in the cells and membranes of plants. Many researches had documented the ability of phytosterols to block the absorption of cholesterol and reduce blood cholesterol levels.

Phytosterols have a similar molecular structure to dietary and endogenously secreted cholesterol. The most abundant phytosterols (sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol) differ from cholesterol only in the identity of one side chain or the presence of an extra double bond. Because cholesterol and phytosterol molecules are similar, the human body can not tell the difference. Phytosterols compete with cholesterol for absorption in the small intestine.

However, phytosterols themselves are not absorbed by the human body. Cholesterol is absorbed in the upper third of the intestine. Phytosterols block the absorption of dietary cholesterol into the bloodstream and inhibit the re-absorption of cholesterol from bile acids in the digestive process, thus reducing the amount of cholesterol entering the bloodstream.

The absorption rate of phytosterols is approximately 1/10th that of cholesterol, meaning that the pathways in the intestine are occupied by phytosterols for an extended period of time, which makes the blocking process even more effective. A large and growing number of clinical trials have shown that an additional one to two grams of phytosterols in the diet can reduce blood cholesterol levels significantly.

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