What is Phytosterols?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Moducare (Plant sterols) Lestrin


Phytosterols (also called plant sterols) are a group of steroid alcohols, phytochemicals naturally occurring in plants. Phytosterols occur naturally in small quantities in vegetable oils, especially sea buckthorn oil, corn oil, and soybean oil.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Phytosterols

Side effect Patients
Emotional breakdowns 1


Based on patients currently taking Phytosterols

Dosage Patients
6 other daily 1
1,600 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Phytosterols

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Phytosterols


Currently taking Phytosterols

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Phytosterols

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
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There are no evaluations for Phytosterols.