There is good evidence that it can lower cholesterol levels and may also help relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. There is not enough evidence to tell if it is effective for other uses as well (see Does Beta-Sitosterol Work? for more information).
Based on clinical studies, basic dosing recommendations for beta-sitosterol are available. The recommended dose will depend on the particular product you take.
(Click Beta-Sitosterol Dosage for more information.)
Beta-sitosterol usually does not cause many side effects. If they do occur, side effects may include:
(Click Beta-Sitosterol Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsBeta-sitosterol can potentially interact with a few medications (see Beta-Sitosterol Drug Interactions).