What are plant sterols?
Plant sterols have a similar appearance to our own cholesterol. This means that once they are in the body, plant sterols can block the absorption of cholesterol from the digestive tract into the blood. The unabsorbed cholesterol is then removed from the body as part of waste material.
The research surrounding plant sterols is extensive and conclusive. Studies have found that daily supplementation with plant sterols can reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels by up to 20% over a four week period. Plus, plant sterols have been shown to have no detrimental effect on HDL (good) cholesterol levels. The European Commission has approved the use of plant sterol supplements as a proven and safe means of reducing total cholesterol.
You will often see LDL cholesterol referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol. Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) carry cholesterol from the liver to cells around the body. If the supply of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol outweighs the body’s demand, it can cause excess cholesterol to be deposited in arteries around the body. Over time this can lead to harmful build-ups of cholesterol.
In contrast, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is often referred to as ‘good’ cholesterol. These high-density lipoproteins carry cholesterol away from the fatty build-ups and back to liver. Once returned to the liver, cholesterol is broken down and removed from the body.
Why take Simply Supplements Plant Sterols 800mg?
It is estimated that two thirds of the UK adult population have raised cholesterol, and heart disease remains one of the country’s biggest killers. Lowering LDL cholesterol levels has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, without the side effects or price tags of drugs like statins.
Our Plant Sterols 800mg contain powerful levels of beta-sitosterol and have been carefully developed based on the strengths used in successful clinical trials. This pharmaceutical grade supplement is manufactured in the UK to EU standards to ensure the highest levels of quality are always maintained.
|Nutritional Information||Per tablet||% EC RDA|
| Phytosterol (90%)||800mg||-|
|RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance, µg = Microgramme|
|mg = Milligram, IU = International Units|
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate.
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-four tablets daily 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.
If you are taking any prescription medication, you have a medical condition or you have specific concerns about the suitability of any of our products in relation to these, you should always consult your GP or Pharmacist prior to taking supplements. Pregnant or lactating women should consult a GP before taking supplements. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. Keep out of reach of children. Supplements should not be taken as a substitute for a varied diet. Always read the label before use.
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|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.