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Beta-Sitosterol Side Effects

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Can beta-sitosterol cause erectile dysfunction or low libido? Are there any other side effects?

Answer:
Overall, beta-sitosterol, a common ingredient in supplements for prostate health, and, in higher doses, in cholesterol-lowering supplements, appears to be well-tolerated. Rarely, however, erectile dysfunction and loss of libido were reported among 1% of men taking beta-sitosterol to treat prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). For more about this, and other potential side effects (as well as side effects of saw palmetto, which is often combined with beta-sitosterol in prostate supplements) see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Prostate Supplements Review >>

Also see our articles about natural treatments for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Erectile Dysfunction.

For more about cholesterol-lowering supplements containing beta-sitosterol, and potential side-effects of other common cholesterol-lowering supplements, see the Cholesterol-lowering Supplements Review >>

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Is Super Beta Prostate better than other prostate supplements? >>

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This CL Answer initially posted on 9/2/2017. Last updated 1/1/1900.
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