Foresterol (90 Softgels)
Contains Reducol®, a phytosterol mixture that has significant LDL cholesterol lowering properties as evidenced by research and years of clinical use.
How Does Foresterol™ Lower Cholesterol?
When ingested, phytosterols inhibit absorption of cholesterol, thereby lowering plasma total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Foresterol™ consists mainly of the 4 major phytosterols: beta-sitosterol, campesterol (in the free sterol form, not as sterol esters) and campestanol, sitostanol. It has been shown to inhibit absorption of both dietary and biliary cholesterol from the small intestine, therefore even vegetarians with no dietary cholesterol benefit from Foresterol™.
It is important to know that much of the cholesterol found in serum is derived from intestinal reuptake of cholesterol that has been deposited into the intestine from the liver and gall bladder.
What is the Source of Foresterol™?
The phytosterol mixture Foresterol™ is sourced from coniferous trees which are non-genetically modified unlike alternative phytosterol products that are obtained from potentially GMO soybean and/or rapeseed oil seed.
Reducol®, the active ingredient in Foresterol™, is so effective at lowering cholesterol that the FDA authorized cholesterol lowering claims with the assertion that it may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Reducol® has also been granted GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status by the FDA.
Will the Effect of Foresterol™ be Reduced Due to Gastric Acidity or the Effect of Gastric and Pancreatic Enzymes?
The manufacturer notes that Reducol® is stable in acid and alkaline conditions and is resistant to enzymatic and thermal degradation.