Beta-Sitosterol hosts a powerhouse of benefits. Researchers have well documented effects such as anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Yet, prior to a groundbreaking Beta-Sitosterol skin care study in 2014, most studies focused on the consumption of this phytosterol.
In 2014, a crucial study was conducted on Beta Sitosterol uses and the effect on atopic skin lesions that resemble dermatitis. After applying Beta-sitosterols on the skin lesions, they confirmed their hypothesis: B Sitosterol uses “can be helpful in treating allergic inflammatory diseases including atopic dermatitis.” That, and an influx of subsequent research, largely confirm the consumptive benefits translate into skincare and cosmetics.
So how does it pertain to you? Well, in a couple of ways. First, this is a relatively new topic of research, putting you on the front end of promoting the benefits of Beta-Sitosterol rich personal care products. Second, it turns out that many natural oils from South Africa contain impressive levels of Beta-Sitosterol. For example, our Marula oil contains 287 mg/100g of b-Sitosterol, our Baobab oil contains 438 mg/100g, and our Kalahari Melon Seed oil contains an impressive 486 mg/100g. For comparison, olive oil, on average, has 80-97 mg/100g of Beta-Sitosterol.
We are thrilled that this phytosterol is coming to the light and eagerly await even more research to emerge on Beta Sitosterol benefits.