Col-Sterol is a blend of plant sterol esters that helps to decrease total and LDL cholesterol levels. Plant sterols have a similar structure to cholesterol but differ in their side-chain groups.
Plant sterol intake leads to a continuous cycle of decreased dietary cholesterol absorption, increased cholesterol use for bile acid synthesis, decreased bile acid reabsorption, and increased cholesterol excretion in the feces. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, supplementation with 1.3g of sterol esters daily for four weeks decreased total cholesterol and LDL levels by approximately 5 and 4%, respectively, in 16 hypercholesterolemic adults.
- Supports the maintenance of cardiovascular health by reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol
- Provides 1300mg of plant sterol esters per daily dose
Bovine gelatin, glycerin and natural mixed tocopherols.