In this Article
- What other names is Beta-sitosterol known by?
- What is Beta-sitosterol?
- How does Beta-sitosterol work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Beta-sitosterol.
Beta-sitosterol is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of beta-sitosterol during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Sitosterolemia, a rare inherited fat storage disease: People with this condition have too much beta-sitosterol and related fats in their blood and tissues. They are prone to early heart disease. Taking beta-sitosterol makes this condition worse. Don't take beta-sitosterol if you have sitosterolemia.
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