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Beta sitosterol in Rye Germ oil

Beta sitosterol Derived from Plants and Cereal Grasses

Beta sitosterol is derived from many plants and cereal grasses; commonly found in rye germ oil.

Beta sitosterol has the ability to emulsify fats; and is found to be 30 times more potent than choline when it comes to the breaking down of cholesterol deposits.

The average American diet consist of inadequate levels of beta-sitosterol. Amaranth is a rich dietary source of b-sitosterol and other phytosterols.

Supports Healthy Prostate and Cholesterol

Beta Sitosterol fights symptoms related to enlarged prostate, including reduced urine volume. If you are seeking relief from the symptoms of BPH including reduced urine flow and painful urination, Beta-Sitosterol can be an important element in restoring prostate health.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: In a study, four trials comprising a total of 519 men met the inclusion criteria. All were double-blind and lasted 4-26 weeks. Three studies used nonglucosidic beta-sitosterols and one used a preparation that contained only beta-sitosterol-beta-d-glucoside. Compared with placebo, beta-sitosterol improved urinary symptom scores and flow measures.

Conclusion: Beta-sitosterol improves urological symptoms and flow measures. However, the existing studies are limited by short treatment duration and lack of standardized beta-sitosterol preparations. Their long-term effectiveness, safety and ability to prevent the complications of BPH are unknown. Source: NCBI: Beta-sitosterol for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review.

Potential Side Effects:

Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of inhalation.

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