Recently I’ve been asked about Cholestoff® Plus by Naturemade. People want to know if the product is as useful as it claims. The Cholestoff® Plus is one of those phytosterols and phytostanols supplements. Phytosterols and phytostanols are common plant and vegetable constituents, they are also referred to as plant sterols and stanols. Their structure is related to cholesterol, but the side chains are different. The effect of phytosterols and phytostanols is to reduce absorption of cholesterol from the food. The effect is true and proved.
On the bottle of Cholestoff® Plus you can find the active ingredient is Plant Sterols / Stanols at 900 mg per serving (2 softgels). The recommended usage is to take two softgels two times a day.
Is it an effective dose?
Naturemade Cholestoff® Plus contains 1800 mg Plant Sterols / Stanols in daily serving (2*900 mg). In typical western diet, a person usually takes in 200mg to 400 mg lant Sterols / Stanols from food. Consider both sources of intake, the total volume is close to 2g. So the does is in the effective range.
Is it in lieu of medication?
No. People have to know that Twinlab Cholesterol Success is designed for people with normal cholesterol level to maintain healthy cholesterol level, it’s not designed for medication. If you have high cholesterol out of the borderline, taking this supplement only isn’t everything.
Days ago I wrote a few lines about Twinlab Cholesterol Success，this Cholestoff® Plus is very similar to that one. The Twinlab product labels its active ingredient as phytosterols and phytostanols, Cholestoff® Plus labels its active ingredient Plant Sterols / Stanols. As we’ve talked, these are various names for the same material. And both offer 900 mg per serving, both recommends two servings a day.