Beta-Sitosterol

Beta-Sitosterol

Introduction

Beta-sitosterol is found in many types of plants. It can be taken as a pill or used as a paste.

Dosages

There are no advised doses for beta-sitosterol.

What Research Shows

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Safety Notes

It is likely safe to take beta-sitosterol over a short period of time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period.

Interactions

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

References

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A1. Wilt TJ, MacDonald R, et al. beta-sitosterol for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review. BJU Int. 1999 Jun;83(9):976-983. Kim TH, Lim HJ, et al.

A2. Dietary supplements for benign prostatic hyperplasia: an overview of systematic reviews. Maturitas. 2012 Nov;73(3):180-185.

Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 9/9/2019

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