Harvard Health Publications warns that the plant sterols and stanols that make up CholestOff’s active components could result in indigestion, heartburn, diarrhoea, or nausea. Men may develop erectile dysfunction or diminished sex drive. The risk of side effects is comparable to that of taking a low-dose statin, even though only a tiny number of patients experience these side effects.
According to Harvard Health Publications, plant sterols and stanols, including those that make up CholestOff’s active ingredients, have been demonstrated to lessen dietary cholesterol absorption, which lowers a person’s LDL, or bad, cholesterol levels.
According to certain studies, plant sterols may also help reduce the chance of developing breast, prostate, and colon cancer. They function by forcing cancer cells to self-destruct, decrease tumour growth, and stop the spread of cancer, according to laboratory study.
According to Nature Made, the over-the-counter nutritional supplement CholestOff has 900 mg of plant sterols and stanols per serving. Two servings per day are the recommended dosage.
In a study that was published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition in November 2011, it was demonstrated that the supplement, along with exercise and the diet suggested by the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet of the National Cholesterol Education Program, reduced the cholesterol of study participants by 5%.