Foresterol™ is a proprietary formula designed to help support healthy cholesterol levels. Its active ingredient, Reducol™, is a non-GMO (not genetically modified) mixture of phytosterols, which are naturally occurring compounds in plants that have been found to inhibit the production and absorption of cholesterol.
Phytosterols are considered the plant equivalent to animal cholesterol. Because they are similar in structure to cholesterol, phytosterols compete with cholesterol absorption in the intestines, thereby inhibiting absorption of both dietary cholesterol and cholesterol made by the liver. People consume phytosterols every day in their diets as all plants contain them, but not in amounts sufficient to affect cholesterol levels. Therefore, in addition to prescription drugs and dietary changes, supplementing with phytosterols may also be very effective. In fact, The National Cholesterol Education Program (established by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) recommends plant sterols as part of their Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet for patients with high cholesterol.