Phytosterols, or plant sterols, are obtained from vacuum steam distillation of edible vegetable oil products. They are widely used in food, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical applications.
Phytosterols, when taken as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Health claims relating to the cardiovascular benefits of sterols in certain food products are permitted in many countries.
Phytosterols are a bright white, granular product with very little odor or flavor. Storage practices for phytosterols should include avoiding elevated storage temperatures and weight bearing conditions which might lead to compaction of the product.
Phytosterols are produced under certified ISO 9001, 14001 and 22000 programs, and are certified Kosher and Halal. Non-GM products are available on request.