This Item is one pack of 250g (8.8 oz) Phytosterols powder. There is not any other additive or filler inside. This is standardized extract powder from soy bean. There are 95% total phytosterols in this powder, which includes >40% Beta-Sitosterol, >1% Brassicasterol, >20% Campesterol, and >15% Stigmasterol. There are 1.5 to 2.5 years shelf life available.
Apperance: white powder; Taste: blunt; Solubility: Insoluble in water; Store in cool and dry place, keep away from strong light and heat.
This phytosterols bulk powder ingredient is good for direct consumption, formulation, R&D (research and development) of health product, or as an ingredient to be added to food product, or for any other proper purpose.
Generally Suggested Use Amount: For adults, to take 1/2 flat level teaspoon powder (about 855mg total phytosterols, it’s about 360mg Beta-Sitosterol, 45mg Brassicasterol, 180mg Campesterol, 180mg Stigmasterol) mixed in one glass of juice or water, one to two times per day. It should be taken with a meal that contains fat. Or do your own research for dosage, and your usage purpose.
Health Benefits of Phytosterols: It may support healthy cholesterol level and healthy heart.
Phytosterols are plant sterols structurally similar to cholesterol that act in the intestine to reduce the absorption of cholesterol. Plant sterols are naturally occurring substances present in many plants, such as avocados, pecans, pumpkin seeds, rice bran, wheat germ, soya bean, broccoli, pea, saw palmetto. This phytosterols were extracted from soybean. Vegetable oil is one of the dietary sources for phytosterols. The major forms of phytosterols are beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and brassicasterol. Clinic research found that supplement phytosterols reduce Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and increase in the amount of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, or called “good” cholesterol. Combination of dietary phytosterols and niacin can synergistically increases HDL-cholesterol levels . Phytersterols are generally safe for consumption, there is not safety information for long-term use.
. Cocoa flavanol-enriched snack bars containing phytosterols effectively lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Polagruto JA, Wang-Polagruto JF, Braun MM, Lee L, Kwik-Uribe C, Keen CL.Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, USA. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Nov;106(11):1804-13.
. Combination of dietary phytosterols plus niacin or fenofibrate: effects on lipid profile and atherosclerosis in apo E-KO mice. Yeganeh B, Moshtaghi-Kashanian GR, Declercq V, Moghadasian MH. Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2H 2A6. J Nutr Biochem. 2005 Apr;16(4):222-8