The properties of Beta-Sitosterol
β-Sitosterol (beta-sitosterol) is one of several phytosterols (plant sterols) with chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol. Sitosterols are white, waxy powders with a characteristic odor, and are one of the ingredients for E number E499. They are hydrophobic and soluble in alcohols.
When taken in appropriate doses, it affects the level of cholesterol by slowing its absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. Thanks to the influence on the level of sex hormones used in the prevention of prostate treatment, baldness, useful in supporting exercise and biological regeneration. Probably increases the testosterone anabolism. It has a wide application in sports supplementation. It is a component of herbal mixtures and vitamins, mineralizing and health supplements, so-called “Testosterone zubers”, fat burners.