Sterols and sterolins are naturally occurring substances found in plants that have been shown to have a beneficial effect on the human immune system. The immune system is delicate and complex and can malfunction in a great many ways. If it is too active, it attacks the very cells it is meant to protect, and if it is unresponsive, it fails to ward off foreign bodies that cause disease.
Autoimmune disorders, which result from an overactive immune response, include such painful and debilitating conditions as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic fatigue syndrome is regarded as an autoimmune disorder. Even allergies are the result of an over-reaction to common irritants such as dust and pollen. If your immune response is not powerful enough, on the other hand, you will be constantly subject to infections of all kinds.
Sterols and sterolins provide micronutrients that help the immune system modulate its response. Taken as a nutritional supplement, they are therefore beneficial both for those who suffer from autoimmune disease and those who simply want to maintain good health. Sterols and sterolins have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, help shrink enlarged prostate tissue, mitigate migraine headaches and ease the symptoms of menopause.
There are several nutritional supplements that claim to contain sterols and sterolins. However, Natur-Leaf® contains these nutrients in the normal 6:1 ratio (found in nature) that allows them to be best used by the body. Natur-Leaf® is also the only supplement created by a proprietary process that preserves the efficacy of the obtained sterols.