Beta-sitosterol is found in many types of plants. It can be taken as a pill or used as a paste.Dosages
There are no advised doses for beta-sitosterol.
What Research Shows
Not Enough Data to Assess
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It is likely safe to take beta-sitosterol over a short period of time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period.
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.
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A2. Dietary supplements for benign prostatic hyperplasia: an overview of systematic reviews. Maturitas. 2012 Nov;73(3):180-185.
Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board
Eric Hurwitz, DC