Phytosterols, or plant sterols, have been shown through modern research to be effective in supporting healthy cholesterol levels in the body. When consumed, plant sterols actually hinder the absorption of cholesterol due to their similar structure and composition. This, in turn, helps to lower plasma total and LDL cholesterol levels.
Plant sterols are found in all plants, therefore typically people consume them in their everyday diet. However, not all quantities of plant sterols have been shown to be effective to have a positive effect on cholesterol. MaxLiving Plant Sterols + contains a variety of plant sterols/stanols from the non-GMO tall oil of the coniferous pine tree. Plant Sterols + has been formulated in an easy-to-use capsule with no artificial flavors or colors.
Support healthy cholesterol levels with Plant Sterols +.† This powerful supplement contains a mixture of Plant Sterols/Stanols from the non-GMO tall oil of the coniferous pine tree. Plant Sterols/Stanols actually have a similar structure to cholesterol and can hinder the absorption of cholesterol, therefore helping to lower both LDL and total cholesterol levels.†
This nutraceutical supports the nutritional focus of the 5 Essentials®.
|Amount||% Daily Value|
|Plant Sterols/Stanols||600 mg||*|
*Daily Value not established
Bovine gelatin, water, and glcerine (softgel ingredients), curcumin (natural color).
GMOs, sugar, salt, dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, preservatives, titanium dioxide, artificial colors and flavors.
If you are pregnant, lactating, taking medications or have any medical condition, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal is broke or missing. For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
As a dietary supplement, take one softgel three times per day with meals, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
|Contains Non-GMO plant sterols/stanols.||Contains plant sterols/stanols from GMO sources.|
|Contains curcumin, a natural spice, for color.||Contains artificial colors.|
|Contains no fillers or unnecessary ingredients.||Contains fillers such as vegetable oil or soybean oil.|
|Substances found in plants.|
Cholesterol can be both good and bad. Cholesterol is actually an essential substance, but certain types of cholesterol at high levels can be unhealthy. Cholesterol is broken up into two types. The types are HDL and LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol, also sometimes known as “bad” cholesterol, builds up in the arteries and can contribute to the risk of heart disease. HDL cholesterol, also commonly known as “good” cholesterol, actually removes extra cholesterol from the arteries and transports it to the liver.
Ideally the ratio of cholesterol, meaning your total cholesterol divided by your HDL number, should be 3.5. Some factors that can increase your risk factors of high cholesterol are obesity, age, smoking, and poor diet. Additionally, high cholesterol can be dangerous to overall health and cause chest pain, heart attack, and stroke. However, in addition to lifestyle and exercise, supplementation with plant sterols has been recommended to help lower cholesterol.
- Plant Sterols + consists mainly of the four major phytosterols: beta-sitosterol, campesterol (in the free sterol form, not as sterol esters) campestanol, and sitostanol.
- Plant sterols are similar in structure to cholesterol.
- Because of their structure similarity, plant sterols have been shown to actually reduce absorption of dietary and biliary cholesterol, which in turn helps to reduce LDL and total cholesterol.
- Many studies have stated that supplementation with plant sterols have lowered LDL cholesterol by about 7.5-12%.
- According to another study, consumption of 1.8 g of a plant sterol/stanol mixture per day for four weeks in patients with baseline high cholesterol, total cholesterol was reduced by 6.4% and LDL cholesterol was reduced by 10.3%.
As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, anticipating surgery, take medication on a regular basis or are otherwise under medical supervision.
Heat sensitive product: We recommend shipping to your daytime location to ensure quality during hot summer months. Once product is delivered, we advise to not leave this product out in the heat for an extended period of time.
This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advise, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.
Will the effect of Plant Sterols + be reduced due to gastric acidity or the effect of gastric and pancreatic enzymes?
The phytosterols in Plant Sterols + are stable in acid and alkaline conditions, and are resistant to enzymatic and thermal degradation.
Is this product vegetarian?
Plant Sterols + has a gelatin capsule, therefore it is not considered to be vegetarian.
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Recommended by my physician!
This was recommended to me for lowering cholesterol! I will be having blood work in September and hope to see good results!
this may take some time
So far so good. I will reevaluate when I next check my cholesterol.
Plant Sterols+ For Cholesterol
Have had absolutely no side effects, although these are pretty big pills to swallow. Has been working better than the red yeast rice I was on to lower my cholesterol.
I like this product. It helps with my High Cholesterol. A product that is free of toxic additives.
Love this for my body.
This product has lowered my cholesterol numbers from 312 to 213 in only 2 months. I refuse to take the statins because of the effects on my organs. Love this product and I only take two a day.