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It is estimated that two out of three adults in the UK have raised cholesterol and heart disease remains one of the country’s biggest health concerns. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) carry cholesterol from the liver to cells around the body. However, if our dietary supply of LDL cholesterol outweighs the body’s demand, excess cholesterol is deposited along artery walls, which is why LDL cholesterol is often referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol. An effective means of lowering the risk of heart disease is to reduce the level of harmful LDL cholesterol in the blood.
The European Commission has approved the use of plant sterols supplements as a proven and safe means of reducing total cholesterol. Plant sterols have a similar structure to our own cholesterol, which means that they block the body’s absorption of cholesterol into the blood. Studies show that daily supplementation with 2400mg of plant sterols (3 tablets) reduces cholesterol levels by 12.5% in 2 to 3 weeks. Plus, plant sterols have been shown to have no detrimental effect on HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
Lowering cholesterol levels has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, without the side effects or price tags of statin drugs. Our Plant Sterols Supplements 800mg contain powerful levels of beta-sitosterol and have been carefully developed based on the strengths used in successful clinical trials. This premium-quality supplement is manufactured in the UK to strict EU standards that ensure the highest levels of quality are always maintained.
|Nutritional Information||Per tablet||% NRV|
| NRV = Nutrient Reference Value (previously referred to as RDA) |
|µg = Microgramme, mg = Milligram, IU = International Units|
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silica.
V: Suitable for vegetarians
A: Free from artificial additives and preservatives
L: Lactose free
W: Wheat free
F: Fish free
G: Gluten free
Y: Yeast free
For adults, take one tablet daily to maintain normal cholesterol levels; or three tablets daily to help lower cholesterol levels. Tablets should be taken with food as a food supplement or as directed by a healthcare professional. Do not use if the seal is broken. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from children at all times.
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|Q:||I've just started taking 3 tablets daily of your Plant Sterols 800mg as a recent test showed my cholesterol as 6.5. However, I seem to have developed an itch all over my body, is this normal and is it safe to continue?|
We would recommend that you stop taking the tablets and speak to your GP about the possible cause of your rash. There are no known side effects to using the Plant Sterols.
|Q:||Started taking the tablets today and finding them hard to swallow. Can they be chewed instead?|
|A:||If you are having trouble swallowing these tablets then you can try cutting them up or crushing them. Although we would not recommend to chew these, if you would prefer to take them this way, then they will not be any less effective than swallowing them, and it is down to your own discretion how you would prefer to take them.|
|Q:||Are these tablets suitable for vegetarians? Or for Pescatarians? Thank you. Jude|
|A:||Our Plant Sterols 800mg are suitable for vegetarians.|
|Q:||Do they have to be taken with meals.|
|A:||We do advise to take this alongside food unless you have been given further instructions by a healthcare professional.|
|Q:||I take Red Clover and also Evening Primrose Oil daily, can I take the Plant Sterols with them?|
|A:||Yes, you can take our Red Clover, Evening Primrose Oil and Plant Sterols together. Please be aware however, that we are not medically trained, therefore if you do have any specific concerns, we advise that you see your local GP.|
|Q:||Are plant sterols safe to take alongside warfarin?|
|A:||Some herbal supplements may interact with prescribed drugs. We advice that you consult with a GP or pharmacist before combining herbs with drugs.|
|Q:||Can you confirm whether I should take these tablets all at the same time or spread them out throughout the day ie dosage 1-4 all at once or take a couple in the morning afternoon and then at night (up to 4)|
|A:||Where you have to take two or more capsules or tablets of the same preparation, it is a good idea to spread these out over the day in order to maximize absorption and cause less fluctuation in blood levels. We suggest taking two after your breakfast meal and another two after your evening meal. If you wish to take 3 then take one after breakfast then two after evening meal.|
|Q:||Hi could you tell me please does your product contain Brassica sterol,camper sterol and beta sterol and if so in what quantities. Regards Ted.|
|A:||Our Plant Sterols 800mg only contains powerful levels of beta-sitosterol and have been carefully developed based on the strengths used in successful clinical trials. It contains 800mg (90%) of Phytosterol.|
|Q:||Is one tablet 800mg?|
|A:||Yes, each tablet contains 800mg of Phytosterol.
|Q:||If I take 3 tablets a day should the tablets be taken all at once or spread over the day, please ?|
Unless otherwise stated on the label, we would suggest that you take the tablets at the same time everyday. However, this is entirely at your discretion.
|Q:||I am diabetic and my cholesterol reading is fairly high. I have tried taking 2 different types of statin on the advice of my Diabetic Nurse but both have had dreadful side effects when combined with Tramadol and/or Pregabalin. Are you of the opinion that Plant sterols would be effective? I have a Diabetic Review in 7 days and would find your opinion useful. Thank you.|
We do strongly recommend Plant Sterols for helping to lower cholesterol levels; therefore we would certainly advise taking this product if you are attempting to get your cholesterol levels down. However, as we are not medically trained, we would suggest consulting your GP.
|Q:||It says on the cholestral drinks that only take between 1.5 to 2.5g per day so would taking 2 tablets be ok. thank you|
The recommended dosage for our Plant Sterols 800mg is 1-4 tablets a day, therefore taking 2 per day would be perfectly fine.
|Q:||I take a statin each day and I am very interested in your plant sterols. The question is would I take a statin and plant sterol together or at different times of the day?.|
We advise to take 1-4 a day of the Plant Sterols. As we are not medically trained, we would advise that you consult your GP in regards to how many statins to take alongside this product.
|Q:||can plant sterol be taken alongside statins|
Statins work in a different way from sterols. Statins inhibit an enzyme in the liver, so less cholesterol is made and released into your circulation. Because they work in a different way from statins, plant sterols can be combined with statin therapy to lower cholesterol levels even further. Please know that we are not medically trained. Before taking any herbal supplements with prescribed medications, please consult your GP or local pharmacist.
|Q:||I have difficulty swollowing tablets/ capsules and wondered how large these Plant Sterols 800 where. Thank you Susan|
Our Plant Sterols 800mg is in tablet form. Each tablet is approximately 19.5mm x 8.2mm.
|Q:||How do you calculate how many tablets you should take?|
We recommend that you take between 1-4 tablets on a daily basis. If you have seriously high LDL or total cholesterol levels then you will benefit from taking 4 tablets per day. However, if you are simply looking to maintain healthy cholesterol levels then you may find 2 tablets to be beneficial.
Hi. Am looking at your Plant Sterols 800mg product and wondered if you could answer a question or two?
Does the product display the composition of the phytosterol used - breakdown of the component parts by percentage?
Does the product display whether or not it is wheat, gluten and yeast free?
Each tablet provides a 90% Phytosterol 90% extract, providing 800mg. This product is gluten, wheat, and yeast free.
|Q:||Is this one tablet per day?|
The recommended dosage for our Plant Sterols 800mg is 1-4 tablets a day.
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