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ingredients6Sitostanol is a synthetic substance derived from a plant sterol, found in a variety of plants. In appearance, it looks like white wax. There has been a lot of excitement in the news about this substance and other plant sterols because they have a variety of health benefits.


Perhaps the heart is the biggest beneficiary of the recent research conducted on this substance. Sitostanol lowers blood levels of serum cholesterol. In other words, if you don’t enjoy the idea of taking medications to lower your bad cholesterol numbers, take some sitostanol.

It is interesting that this substance can lower cholesterol because it is chemically very similar to cholesterol. But the studies don’t lie on this sterol. Not only does it reduce the bad cholesterol, but it also increases the good cholesterol, HDL.

Researchers are so impressed with this and other sterols that they use it to make margarine. Since so much negative press has hit margarine makers about saturated fat, they had to find a better ingredient so people could avoid butter.

Sitostanol works by reducing the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. Apparently, some people who struggle with high cholesterol absorb it easier than other people do. Sitostanol creates an answer for these people. It also helps open blood vessels. It helps make blood cells less sticky and reduces the likelihood of clots.

Hair Loss

Sitostanol and other sterols have a positive effect on DHT, the hormone that causes enlarged prostates and male pattern baldness. It inhibits the production of 5 alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts normal testosterone into DHT. Over time, DHT attacks hair follicles, causing them to die and never produce hair. By blocking DHT, it is theorized that hair follicles are protected.

What I Like

I love any substance that reduces cholesterol. Hey, heart disease is the number one killer in the world. Any positive way to reduce one of the problem signs heart disease is encouraging in and of itself.

I like the fact that there are margarines that don’t have hydrogenated oils. Men will love the fact that this substance fights DHT, BHP (prostate problems), and male pattern baldness. Their wives will be glad for the lowered cholesterol levels.


I recommend this product highly. The research is overwhelming in the area of cholesterol control. It is a promising product for fighting hair loss as well. I would suggest using it in concert with other hair loss fighting herbs and vitamins. It seems to work best when taken internally, although it will not hurt the hair or scalp.

I will not sit here and tell you that I know it will work for you. The research seems sound, but you know what the scientists always say about the need for more research. Try it for a few months. If it works, you have something most people have always dreamed.

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