Ultra Plant Sterols (500mg) FAQ
Why has Ultra Plant Sterols been developed?
Ultra Plant Sterols has been developed as a convenient source of plant sterols. Plant Sterols have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol†. High cholesterol is a common health concern as it is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease††.
†The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1.5 – 2.4g plant sterols. Total dietary intake (from foods and supplements) of phytosterols should not exceed 3g/day
††Development of coronary heart disease has multiple risk factors and altering one of these may or may not have a beneficial effect.
When is Ultra Plant Sterols recommended?
Plant Sterols reduce blood cholesterol and so may contribute to the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system. Ultra Plant Sterols is recommended for men and women who are looking to help support their cardiovascular health.
Can Ultra Plant Sterols be used with medicines simultaneously?
Generally, Ultra Plant Sterols may be used alongside medications, because it contains only a moderate level of a naturally occurring micronutrient, and is free from any drugs or hormones. For specific advice on taking Ultra Plant Sterols with medicines, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist.
How many tablets does one pack of Ultra Plant Sterols contain?
Ultra Plant Sterols contains 30 x Plant Sterols tablets per pack. It is recommended to take two to three tablets per day, so each pack lasts between ten and fifteen days.
How and when should Ultra Plant Sterols be taken?
Two to three tablets per day are recommended, with or without a meal. Swallow with water or a cold drink, without chewing. Always ensure that Ultra Plant Sterols is taken with liquid to wash the tablet down, and not tea or coffee, as hot liquids may cause the tablet to disintegrate too early.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Ultra Plant Sterols?
Ultra Plant Sterols has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended dose. In case of overdose, seek medical advice.
What are the active ingredients?
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How long does it take to experience any benefits?
Results vary amongst individuals, but in most cases the cholesterol lowering effects of Ultra Plant Sterols are established over two to three weeks. There is no maximum length of time over which Ultra Plant Sterols may be used. A regular intake is recommended.
Is Ultra Plant Sterols suitable for vegetarians?
Difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules is fairly common – do you have any advice?
Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively, trying different methods, and hope that our tips will help you swallow tablets with ease.
The usual advice for those who have difficulty in swallowing tablets, is to break the tablets into 2-3 pieces, before swallowing with plenty of liquid. For capsules (which contain liquid), and in cases where people have more difficulty in swallowing tablets we recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider automatically to swallow the chewed food and hence the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively the tablets or capsules may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. We hope these tips are of help.