Product Name: Phytosterol
Molecuar Formula: C29H50O
Molecular Weight: 414.71
CAS Number: 64997-52-0480-6
Phytosterols occur naturally in small quantities in vegetable oils, especially sea buckthorn oil (1640 mg/100g oil), corn oil (968 mg/100g), and soybean oil (327 mg/100g oil). One such phytosterol complex, isolated from vegetable oil, is cholestatin, composed of campesterol, stigmasterol, and brassicasterol, and is marketed as a dietary supplement. They are white powders with mild, characteristic odor, insoluble in water and soluble in alcohols. They have applications in medicine and cosmetics and as a food additive taken to lower cholesterol.
As a food ingredient or additive, phytosterols have cholesterol-lowering properties (reducing cholesterol absorption in intestines)
Phytosterols are natural components of many vegetables and grains. It is rich in Beta-Sitosterol, Campesterol and Stigmasterol along with small amounts of other sterols. Phytosterols is intended for use in dietary supplements and food applications.