What Is Beta-Sitosterol?
Beta-sitosterol is a naturally occurring plant sterol. Plant
sterols are a family of compounds similar in structure to
cholesterol that have positive effects on prostate health.*
Uses For Beta-Sitosterol
Supports Prostate Health:
In a 6-month randomized,
double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study with
200 male subjects, it was proposed that a mixed
phytosterol complex providing beta-sitosterol supported
healthy urinary flow.
In an 18-month follow-up trial,
beta-sitosterol maintained healthy urinary function. These
results have been supported in other clinical trials
Source for Beta-Sitosterol
Beta-sitosterol is sourced from a soy-based phytosterol
complex. Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate) is derived from
corn dextrose fermentation. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is
derived from pine cellulose. There is no detectable GMO
material in this product.
Potential Side Effects Or Precautions - Beta-Sitosterol
This product may not be desirable for individuals with a
sensitivity to soy. If pregnant or lactating, consult your
physician before taking this product.
Potential Drug Interactions - Beta-Sitosterol
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when
taken in conjunction with medications.
Ingredients and Dosage
each Beta-sitosterol vegetable capsule contains
beta-sitosterol (from 150 mg of a phytosterol complex) - 68
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) -
(hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)
1–2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
1. Berges RR, Windeler J, Trampisch HJ, Senge T. Randomised,
double-blind clinical trial of beta-sitosterol in patients with
benign prostatic hyperplasia. Beta-sitosterol Study Group. Lancet 1995 Jun
2. Berges RR, Kassen A, Senge T. Treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic
hyperplasia with betasitosterol: an 18-month follow-up. BJU Int 2000
3. Klippel KF, Hiltl DM, Schipp B. A multicentric, placebo-controlled,
clinical trial of beta-sitosterol (phytosterol) for the treatment of benign
prostatic hyperplasia. Br J Urol1997 Sep;80(3):427-32.
4. Kassen A, Berges R, Senge T. Effect of beta-sitosterol on transforming
growth factor-beta-1 expression and translocation protein kinase C alpha in
human prostate stromal cells in vitro. Eur Urol 2000 Jun;37(6):735-41.
5. Healthnotes Clinical Essentials. Copyright 2004. Healthnotes, Inc.
*This is a statement of nutritional support. This statement has not been
evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This information is for educational purposes only. Consult your physician for
any health problems.
Source: Product Information Sheet from Pure Encapsulations
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