Sterols and Stanols

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Sterols and stanols stem from plants. They’re actually components of plant membranes that are very similar to cholesterol. In humans, cholesterol has a cell function similar to what sterols and stanols have in plants. Because sterols and stanols have a similar molecular structure to cholesterol, they block cholesterol receptors and help prevent the absorption of cholesterol. Sterols and stanols are naturally present in many fruits, vegetables, seeds, cereals, and legumes. Eating more of those foods is a great idea because it may lower blood cholesterol levels. But getting enough sterols and stanols through diet alone is nearly impossible. If your plate’s already full and you’re not getting the sterols and stanols you need, you can get help in a supplement like CholestOff too. Now you know the role sterols and stanols play in your heart health.

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