Sterol 117 60 tabs - BioGenesis
STEROL 117 PLANT STEROLS WITH ANTIOXIDANTS AND ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS TO SUPPORT IMMUNE FUNCTION, BLOOD LIPID LEVELS, AND PROSTATE HEALTH
- Assists in the management of seasonal allergy symptoms
- Promotes a balanced immune system and T1/T2 helper cell ratio
- Supports maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels
- May support peak urinary flow and reduction of residual volume
Research by Karl Pagel from the University of Natal Republic of South Africa reports that a quality diet should provide 200-300 mg of plant sterols per day. However, analysis of the modern diet shows that this healthy and necessary amount of plant sterols is not being provided. In addition, our high fat diets tend to reduce the absorption of these beneficial plant constituents. Based on the far-reaching benefits of plant sterols, scientists have concluded that supplementation is necessary to achieve the recommended daily intake.
ENTERIC-COATED capsules protect sterols from being easily destroyed by harsh stomach acids. Sterol 117 capsules are enteric coated to allow the capsules to pass safely and directly into the small intestine. Inaddition to the plant sterols (phytosterols), Sterol 117 has some additionalingredients which enhance the overall benefit of the product:
ENZOGENOL™ is the antioxidant component of Sterol117. It is in the highest tier of antioxidants available and contains thehighest molecular weight of oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPC) in theindustry. This ingredient reduces free radical damage and is extracted withoutthe use of chemical solvents.
CELLASTATE™ is a proprietary blend of proteins, aminoacids, and essential fatty acids (EFA) from flax seeds, together with shortchain peptides and proline rich polypeptides. This unique blend increases thebioavailability of the phytosterols and antioxidants. Cellastate™ alsofunctions as a beneficial immune modulator.
SEASONAL ALLERGIES: Phytosterols have been shown tosuppress the release of
interleukin 4 (IL-4), resulting in decreased histamine release for morecontrolled
allergy symptoms. In addition, interleukin 6 (IL-6) appears to benormalized,
acting to protect lung tissue from further dysfunction.
FIBROMYALGIA/MUSCLE PAIN AND FATIGUE DISORDERS: Theproduction of IL-6, which causes inflammation and pain, may be inhibited withthe use of phytosterols. Research shows that Enzogenol also reduces the freeradicals that can contribute to the development of muscle pain and fatiguedisorders.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Phytosterols have been shown to havemodulating activity on an overproducing and over-performing immune system. Thisbalancing effect may enhance the ability of the T-lymphocytes to release thefactors that ultimately regulate cellular functions in the body. Studies haveshown the potential to increase T cell proliferation an average of 58%.Increases in CD-4 lymphocyte counts have also been reported by somepatients.
PROSTATE: Urologists in Germany have been usingphytosterols for over 20 years in the treatment of enlarged prostateconditions. In a recent United Kingdom study of over 100 participants, 90%showed an average improvement in their prostate scores of 44% over atwelve-week period.
CHOLESTEROL: Changes in diet and exercise are important inlowering high cholesterol. However, consumption of Sterol 117 fifteen minutesprior to a meal may help block the intestinal dietary absorption ofcholesterol. It may also encourage an increase in HDL levels.