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A plant-derived chemical similar to cholesterol, commonly found in wheat germ, soybeans, and corn oil.
Synonym(s): beta-sitosterol
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There haven't been any major side effects reported with the use of beta-sitosterol. However, doctors still don't know all the long-term effects of this natural therapy.
In this study, five targeted active compounds (Table 3) were detected in all three fermentation systems; caffeine, theobromine, gamma-tocopherol, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol. In this findings, caffeine and theobromine were the major compounds in cocoa as supported by Maleyki and Ismail (2008).
Beta-sitosterol (MOL000358) exhibits the largest number of target connections (18), followed by Stigmasterol (MOL000449) with 15 potential targets and Acacetin (MOL001689), Tryptantherin (MOL001808) and Indirubin (MOL002309) with 13 potential targets.
Beta-sitosterol and beta-sitosterol glucoside stimulate human peripheral blood lymphocyte proliferation: Implications for their use as an immune modulatory vitamin combination.
A few major brands that contain phytosterol esters: Nature Made CholestOff Plus, Puritan's Pride Phytosterol Complex, and Now Foods Beta-Sitosterol Plant Sterols.
* Phytosterols, including beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, and campesterol,
Having special combination of oil (especially oleic acid rich oil structure), proteins, carbohydrate, beta-sitosterol, essential vitamins and minerals, giving hazelnut a special place among other nuts for its unique ability to protect against diseases.
Hazelnuts have a significant place among dried nuts in terms of nutrition and health because of their composition of fats (primarily oleic acid), protein, carbohydrates, vitamins (vitamin E), minerals, dietary fiber, phytosterol (beta-sitosterol) and antioxidant phenolics, such as flavan-3-ols.
The rhizomes of the plant, commonly referred to as galangal, contain several key active constituents, including essential oils, tannins, neolignans, phenol, glycosides, monoterpenes, diarylheptanoids, phenylpropanoids, carbohydrates, gallic acid glycoside, galangoisoflavonoid, beta-sitosterol, galangin, alpinin, zerumbone, and kampferide (Zhong Xi Yijie He Xue Bao 2011;9:1061-5; Bioorg.
Allium cepa bulb contains a number of bioactive compounds like allicin, alliin, beta-sitosterol, cycloartenol and quercetin (Duke, 1992).
One-way analyses of variance were performed to test significant differences between five geographical zones in the concentration of each of the following compounds: beta-sitosterol, cholesterol, brassicasterol and epicholestanol.