Pure Encapsulations CholestePure 90 vcaps. Phytosterols are sterol molecules, similar in structure to cholesterol, which are synthesized by plants and are present naturally in grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetable oils. In studies, phytosterols have demonstrated the ability to modulate the absorption of cholesterol into circulation and to help maintain healthy LDL cholesterol levels. Traditional Western diets only provide about 200 mg of phytosterols per day (based on beta-sitosterol content), an amount too low to exert cholesterol support. Recent health conscious trends involve the incorporation of phytosterols into margarines and salad dressings to help enhance daily intake. CholestePure is a broad spectrum balance of the most prized phytosterols, including beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and brassicasterol. It is a convenient phytosterol source without the calories and fat from margarines, spreads, or salad dressings. Beta-sitosterol enhances the versatility of this formula, providing specific support for a healthy immune response. In addition, it has been shown to promote healthy prostate and urinary function and to maintain cellular health for the colon. Pure Encapsulations CholestePure is a high purity phytosterol complex, supporting healthy cholesterol absorption without the saturated fat, trans fatty acids or calories found in functional foods. Beta-sitosterol contained in this formula may also support immune, prostate, and colon cell health.