LESTEROL Plant Sterol & Allicin 30 veg caps
Beta-sitosterol is one of hundreds of plant-derived ‘sterol’ compounds (including sterols and sterolins) that have structural similarity to the cholesterol made in our bodies. The most prevalent phytosterols in the diet are Beta-sitosterol, compesterol and stigmasterol. Plant oils contain the highest concentration of phytosterols – so nuts and seeds contain fairly high levels and all fruits and vegetables generally contain some amount of phytosterols. Perhaps the best way to obtain Beta-sitosterol is to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds (which obviously brings numerous other benefits as well) or to take a daily dose of LESTEROL.
Help to maintain normal cholesterol levels
Immune system support (especially during stress)
Reduces cancer risk (prostate, breast, colon)
Anti-inflammatory and pain relieving activity
Relieves symptoms of enlarge prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH)
Stabilised Allicin is a unique extract from fresh garlic and has a number of exciting properties. Only recently, decades after allicin was first identified in the laboratory, has it been possible to produce a stabilised form on a commercial scale. A team of chemists and chemical process engineers have pioneered and patented the unique process of water-based extraction and freeze drying that made this possible.
This milestone achievement has finally made it possible for researchers to explore allicin’s potential more fully and more freely to confirm the most incredible spectrum of activity not only against a host of common ailments, including maintaining a healthy cholesterol level, but also against many of today’s most pressing problems – resistant bacteria, virus and fungal infections. Stabilised Allicin has also been proven to have a great deal of synergy with other natural extracts leading to an increased activity.
Beta-sitosterol and stabilised Allicin also appear to modulate immune function, inflammation and pain levels through their effects on controlling the production of inflammatory cytokines. This modulation of cytokine production and activity may help control allergies and reduce prostate enlargement.
In terms of immune function, both stabilised Allicin and Beta-sitosterol have been shown (in humans) to normalise the function of T-helper lymphocytes and natural killer cells following stressful events (such as marathon running or infection) which normally suppress immune system function. In addition to alleviating much of the post-exercise immune suppression that occurs following endurance competitions, Beta-sitosterol has also been shown to normalize the ratio of catabolic stress hormones (cortisol) to anabolic (rebuilding) hormones such as DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone)
In terms of cholesterol control, several human studies have shown that products containing a mixture of phytosterols including Beta-sitosterol, compesterol and stigmasterol, as found in LESTEROL consumed for 3-4 weeks, can reduce total and LDL cholesterol concentrations by about 20%. Doses used vary but the general acceptance is that approximately 300mg of sterol complex have been associated with a reduction in total and LDL cholesterol levels of about 5-15% in subjects with elevated cholesterol levels.
Long-term safety studies have not been performed on Beta-sitosterol as a dietary supplement – but the compound is so widespread in the diet, that it is generally regarded as safe. No significant side effects or drug interactions have been reported in any of the studies investigating Beta-sitosterol or stabilised Allicin. Pharmacological testing of stabilised Allicin indicates that at least 750 capsules could be consumed all in one go and would still show no detrimental effects.
Beta-sitosterol has good evidence of effectiveness in treating BPH and as a cholesterol-lowering supplement, again, the evidence for Beta-sitosterol is very good. Becker M, et al J Pediatrics, 1993. As an immune-enhancer, Allicin has much more evidence of effectiveness, but Beta-sitosterol appears to be quite beneficial in maintaining immune function during periods of heightened stress (such as exercise recovery). As a cancer-preventive agent, the animal and test-tube data for Beta-sitosterol and stabilised Allicin is certainly tantalizing, but preliminary, and needs further substantiation in humans
Q. How does LESTEROL work?
A. Both the plant sterol and stabilised Allicin are thought to block the absorption of dietary and biliary cholesterol during the normal digestive process in the small intestine. Allicin is also capable of preventing the deposit of bad cholesterol (LDL) into your main arteries by preventing oxidation of naturally produced cholesterol.
Q. How quickly will I see a result?
A. Entirely natural extracts like LESTEROL can take a little longer to work than pharmaceutical drugs because they offer a cascade of benefits to the whole body. So it is important to persevere with LESTEROL for at least 3 months before you assess its effectiveness. Many other benefits to your immune, digestive and cardiovascular system are possible as well as helping to maintain a healthy cholesterol level.
Q. How much LESTEROL can I take?
A. The normal maintenance dose is just 1 capsule per day but you can quite safely take more if necessary. A dose of up to 3 capsules per day is recommended.
Q. Does LESTEROL have any side effects?
A. Both stabilised Allicin and beta-sitosterol are normally very well tolerated. Should you be allergic to any of the contents of LESTEROL then you might develop a rash – this would quickly disappear when you stop taking the product.
Q. Will LESTEROL interfere with pharmaceutical medications?
A. This is highly unlikely since these natural extracts have now been taken individually by many thousands of people without any interactions reported. Indeed LESTEROL may have some synergy with existing prescription medications.
Q. Who can take LESTEROL?
A. Because LESTEROL only contains naturally derived agents LESTEROL capsules provide a convenient, lactose and fat-free way to supplement a healthy diet at any mealtime with the amounts of Beta-sitosterol and stabilised Allicin that research indicates could be helpful in maintaining normal cholesterol levels. Consequently, LESTEROL is suitable for everyone including vegetarians, people with diabetes, those following a lactose-free or gluten-free diet, and women who are pregnant.
Lesterol 30 Veg Caps