Plant sterols are one way of lowering cholesterol and occur naturally in the diet in small amounts in plant-based foods (such as vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, grains, fruit and vegetables).
However, it is not possible to consume the recommended amount of 2.4g per day for cholesterol-lowering with such foods, as the average daily intake of plant sterols from these foods is around 0.3g per day.61-63 By consuming ProActiv as recommended, it is possible to consume the recommended amount of plant sterols.
Patients benefit from clear, easy-to-follow information on how they can incorporate plant sterols into their diet. This will help them to focus on simple steps that don’t need to be life changing and give them a better chance of succeeding.
To help your patients achieve the recommended daily amount of plant sterols required for cholesterol lowering, we have provided up-to-date information on portions and the importance of continued use in order to keep the cholesterol at the lowered level.