Stigmasterol

Stigmasterol
Image of Stigmasterol | C29H48O | Supreme Pharmavet
Chemical FormulaC29H48O
Molecular weight412.702 g/mol
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Traditional NameStigmasterol
CAS Registry Number83-48-7

 

Stigmasterol – a plant sterol (phytosterol) – is among the most abundant of plant sterols, having a major function to maintain the structure and physiology of cell membranes. In the European Union, it is a food additive listed with E number E499, and may be used in food manufacturing to increase the phytosterol content, potentially lowering the levels of LDL cholesterol.

 

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