Can plant sterols cause side effects?

Can plant sterols cause side effects?

Plant sterols/stanols are generally safe for most healthy people. Side effects include diarrhea or fat in the stool. In people with sitosterolemia, high plant sterol levels have been associated with increased risk of premature atherosclerosis.

What is a common effect of plant sterols?

Plant sterols might help reduce cholesterol levels by limiting the amount of cholesterol that is able to enter the body. Some plant sterols might also reduce how much cholesterol is made in the body. People commonly use plant sterols for lowering cholesterol levels.

When should I take sterol complex?

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Do plant sterols really lower cholesterol?

The effect varies between individuals, but there is evidence to show that plant sterols and stanols can help to reduce LDL cholesterol by levels up to 10-15% when 2g/day is regularly consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet.

How long do plant sterols take to work?

A recent analysis of 40 clinical studies available shows that we can expect an LDL cholesterol reduction of up to 9% in four weeks if we ate 2 grams of plant sterols each day1.

What do sterols do in the body?

Sterols, Stanols, and Cholesterol It protects nerves and makes cell tissues and certain hormones. You also get it from eating foods such as eggs, meat, and dairy products. Your body needs cholesterol, but too much of it can pose serious health risks, such as heart disease and stroke.

Do plant sterols reduce cholesterol?

Plant sterols and stanols have a similar chemical structure to cholesterol and are thought to decrease the absorption of cholesterol in our intestine. This reduction in cholesterol absorption increases our liver’s uptake of LDL cholesterol and as a result can reduce our blood LDL cholesterol levels.