Phytosterols, or plant sterols, are naturally occurring white-powder phytochemicals found in plants. Phytosterols are plant fats that are alcohol-soluble, but are insoluble in water. Phytosterols provide the raw materials needed for the body to manufacture hormones, thus they are beneficial to people with many types of health challenges.
There have been several studies documenting the benefits that Phytosterols have on the human immune system. There is also evidence that Phytosterols can help chronic vial infections, allergies, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer sufferers. Phytosterols are easier on the immune system than stimulants such as echinacea, as Phytosterols work to balance the immune system. They can boost an underactive response system, and moderate an overactive one. Other health benefits of Phytosterols include:
- Phytosterols provide rheumatoid arthritis sufferers greater mobility, less pain, and less infection
- Phytosterols lower cholesterol by blocking the absorption of dietary cholesterols into the bloodstream as well as inhibiting the re-absorption of cholesterol during the digestive process
- Many people suffering with immune system deficiencies (including AIDS) have reported that Phytosterols help increase their resistance
- Many cancer patients have reported that the Phytosterols help in containing the spread of cancer in their body
- Phytosterols activate pancreatic beta cells, stimulating improved insulin production
It can be difficult to intake a substantial amount of Phytosterols without supplementation. As Phytosterols often occur naturally in high-fat foods, many health-conscious consumers will intentionally bypass those foods. Others on a vegetarian diet may intake a higher amount of Phytosterols, but can still benefit from supplementation. You can enjoy a healthier life with InVite Health's products containing Phytosterols.
Related Articles about Phytosterols
- Phytosterols and the Cholesterol Problem, by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.
- Phytosterols and Simple Solutions for Cardiovascular Health, by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.