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      the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols (60 Softgels)

      • Form: Softgels

      • Serving Size: 1 SOFTGEL

      • Number Of Servings: 60 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.16 / serving)

      • Weight: 3 OZ

      • Allergens: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

      • Specialty Diets: Gluten Free

      Product Label

        Cholesterol Solutions

        Heart Choice™ Plant Sterols

        Nature's Choice For A Healthy Heart.

      Directions
      As a dietary supplement, take (1) softgel twice daily, preferably with a meal.

      Warning
      Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have any medical conditions.

    • Does not contain
      Artificial Colors or Flavors., Citrus, Corn, Dairy, Fish, Gluten, Preservatives, Salt, Wheat, Yeast

    • Brand Information
      Buy one, get one 50% off. Discount taken on a 2nd item of equal or lesser value. Sale prices and offers valid 4/6/15-5/9/15.

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      Heart Choice Plant Sterols Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 SOFTGEL

      Servings Per Container 60.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      PHYTOSTEROL CONCENTRATE PROVIDING APPROXIMATELY: (BETA SITOSTEROL...300MG, CAMPESTEROL...163MG, STIGMASTEROL...117MG) 650 Mg N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Gelatin, glycerin, purified water, caramel powder, titanium dioxide. Contains Soy.

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      Heart Choice Plant Sterols Reviews

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      the Vitamin ShoppeHeart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels
       
      4.5

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      82%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • No side effects (8)
      • Effective (7)
      • Good value (7)
      • Satisfaction (7)
      • Quality (6)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily use (8)
        • Good supplement (4)
        • Preventative (4)
        • Good alternative (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Health conscious (7), First time user (6)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        This product is simply awesome

        8 months ago my doctor performed a bloodwork panel and my triglycerides were 1300!! He told me I was at a high risk of heart disease and possibly a heart attack. I began...Read complete review

        8 months ago my doctor performed a bloodwork panel and my triglycerides were 1300!! He told me I was at a high risk of heart disease and possibly a heart attack. I began taking Tricor and within 3 months my triglycerides only dropped to 980, still dangerously high. Someone told me about this Heart Choice Plant Sterols product so I immediately went out an purchased it. I had another blood panel taken 2 months later after being on the plant sterols and my triglycerides had dropped to 260!! I stopped taking the tricor and only took the plant sterols for the next 2 months. Last week I had another blood panel and my triglycerides and cholesterol levels were almost within normal range !! Woo Hoo!! I will never stop taking this product and have both of my parents taking it now too.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        CHOLESTEROL

        To Jase:

        I don't know what your eating habits are; nor do I know if you take prescription drugs or other vitamin/herbal supplements, but the best way to lower your...Read complete review

        To Jase:

        I don't know what your eating habits are; nor do I know if you take prescription drugs or other vitamin/herbal supplements, but the best way to lower your cholesterol is to eat a plant-based diet (greens all the way) and eliminate meat; or, at least limit the amount of meat you eat. Also, snack foods, sugary foods, white flour should be avoided or eaten very rarely. Eat whole grain bread (avoid enriched anything) and use a plant sterol based spread; like, Smart Balance. Apples (malic acid) is good to reduce cholesterol. I eat at least one apple, daily: mostly granny smith. Grapefruit (careful if on certain meds), lemons and limes; including the peel. Fresh ginger slices, are great for a variety of conditions. Also, I don't much care for those overs-sized apples/produce; so, I try to buy the smallest size available. Raw garlic (esp, pressed to release allicin), cooked tomatoes (releases lycopene), cooked carrots (releases beta carotene) and spinach are good choices. I DO have my cheat days: twice or thrice a month. And, don't forget to drink pure (as pure as possible) water.

        TO GREAT HEALTH,

        Leepers

        Reviewed by 19 customers

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Sallie Q

        from Cape may NJ

        About Me First Time User

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good Taste
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Good Alternative
          • Good Supplement
          • Preventative
          • Recovery

          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

          My cholesterol and LDL has been steadily rising the last few years. My doctor prescribed statins and they made me I'll. I don't really like to take medications and did not like how statins do their job. After going off of the second one I did some research and found out about plant sterols. My diet is pretty good so it's not like I have bad habits to break. The only change I made was taking these sterols as described. It was only about 2 1/2 months til I had blood work done. My cholesterol was down 40 points and my LDL was down 15. I truly believe in this product and will continue to use it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stop night time trips to the bathroom

          By Texasredd

          from Waco, Texas

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

              There is not a better product for any price to stop the night time trips to the bathroom. I have tried them all. If that works and I know it does then my heart must be doing good as well!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Doesn't Work

              By AndyJ

              from Streamwood IL

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • No Side Effects

              Cons

              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                Dr. took me off of my Cholesterol medication to see if it was the cause of one of the problems I was having(it wasn't). Found this and figured I'd try it while I was off my meds. After three months, went back to the Dr. tested cholesterol, LDL up, HDL down, triglycerides up. Didn't do anything, I'm now back on my cholesterol meds.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Plant Sterols are working for me!

                By Jada in GA

                from Grayson, GA

                About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, Medical Professional, mom, PHARMACIST, Studying Orthomoleculars

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • No Side Effects

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Good Alternative
                  • Good Supplement
                  • Preventative

                  Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                  I've been using Heart Choice Plant Sterols for about a month, and I thrilled to report that my total cholesterol dropped from 233 to 203! My triglycerides and LDL have also dropped a few points. Still need to work on my HDL number.

                  My doctor has been threatening to put me on Lipitor for a while, but both my dad and brother have had rhabdomysolysis from statin drugs (a serious side effect involving breakdown of muscle tissue.) UH...no thanks!! If I can avoid drugs by improving my diet and trying a natural product like plant sterols, then that's what I intend to do! My doctor is impressed and tells me to keep it up! I'm a pharmacist and completely understand that higher cholesterol numbers may very well require a prescription solution, but my cholesterol number is low enough that a natural treatment was definitely worth trying. I am thrilled with Heart Choice and will continue to buy it!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  CHOLESTEROL

                  By leepers

                  from fairfax, va

                  About Me Health Conscious

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                        To Jase:

                        I don't know what your eating habits are; nor do I know if you take prescription drugs or other vitamin/herbal supplements, but the best way to lower your cholesterol is to eat a plant-based diet (greens all the way) and eliminate meat; or, at least limit the amount of meat you eat. Also, snack foods, sugary foods, white flour should be avoided or eaten very rarely. Eat whole grain bread (avoid enriched anything) and use a plant sterol based spread; like, Smart Balance. Apples (malic acid) is good to reduce cholesterol. I eat at least one apple, daily: mostly granny smith. Grapefruit (careful if on certain meds), lemons and limes; including the peel. Fresh ginger slices, are great for a variety of conditions. Also, I don't much care for those overs-sized apples/produce; so, I try to buy the smallest size available. Raw garlic (esp, pressed to release allicin), cooked tomatoes (releases lycopene), cooked carrots (releases beta carotene) and spinach are good choices. I DO have my cheat days: twice or thrice a month. And, don't forget to drink pure (as pure as possible) water.

                        TO GREAT HEALTH,

                        Leepers

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Lowered Cholesterol-Raise Blood Pressure

                        By Jase

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me First Time User

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Lowered Cholesterol

                        Cons

                        • Raised Blood Pressure
                        • Side Effects

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                          My cholesterol was measured at 233 before taking and combined with Policosanol 2 months later my cholesterol dropped to 210.

                          The only problem was my blood pressure became elevated and I started getting ringing in my ears as a result.

                          There may be safer ways to lower cholesterol and be careful, even supplements can have negative side effects.

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Heart healthy

                          By rayray

                          from white plains, ny

                          About Me Health Conscious, Male

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Effective
                          • Good Value
                          • No Side Effects

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use
                            • Preventative

                            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                            Take twice a day to maintain healthy cholesterol level. Been using this along with Fish oil from vitamin shoppe with amazing results.

                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Plant Sterols

                            By Ann

                            from Florida

                            About Me Health Conscious

                            Pros

                            • Effective
                            • Good Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Use

                              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                              One thing that hasn't been mentioned here is the fact that plant sterols will really boost your immune system. I rarely get sick, and if I do, I am not affected by the virus/bug like those around me! I will stay on these for life; they make a big difference in my health.

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Heart Choice Plant Sterols

                              By Pat

                              from Ohio

                              About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

                              Pros

                              • Effective
                              • Good Value
                              • No Side Effects

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Use
                                • Good Supplement
                                • Preventative

                                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                Prevention magazine said that this product was of great benefit.

                                (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Amazing product

                                By Andrew N.

                                from Cupertino, CA

                                About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, Tons Of Health Issues

                                Pros

                                • Effective
                                • Good Value
                                • No Side Effects

                                Cons

                                • Additional Ingredients

                                Best Uses

                                • Take With Every Meal

                                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                For years, my cholesterol has been hard to control. Without changing anything in my diet (or medications) and just adding the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols to my supplements, I went from at risk (high total cholesterol / less than 35 HDL) to normal (183 total cholesterol / 53 HDL) within 2 months. LDL is now down to 103. My doctor is amazed, especially since I can't take statins.

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Prostate supplement heart choice plant s

                                By Jerry

                                from Maryland

                                About Me First Time User

                                Pros

                                • Effective
                                • No Side Effects

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Use
                                  • Good Alternative
                                  • Good Supplement

                                  Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                  Heart choice plant sterols with 1000 mg cranberry and .8MG tamsulosin has relived all of my prostate symptoms problems..

                                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  My study shows it works

                                  By Derbygirl

                                  from Madison, wi

                                  About Me Health Conscious

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Value
                                  • No Side Effects

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Use

                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                    I take one in the morning and one at night. My cholesterol level on 4-2-2013 was 274; LDL 176, I started taking these in the beginning of May, I deliberately did NOT change my diet, eating junk food everyday. Just had my cholesterol checked today and my level is 249; LDL 157. Now I am going to change my diet and eliminate junk food and starchy foods and will update this in Oct, 2013.

                                    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great product

                                    By Karen G

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Pros

                                    • Convenience
                                    • price
                                    • Quality
                                    • Satisfaction
                                    • value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                        This does help me maintain my cholesterol levels at a healthy number. It sure beats taking the big pharma pills with all the side effects.

                                        (28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        This product is simply awesome

                                        By Kelly P

                                        from Undisclosed

                                        Pros

                                        • Convenience
                                        • price
                                        • Quality
                                        • Satisfaction
                                        • value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                            8 months ago my doctor performed a bloodwork panel and my triglycerides were 1300!! He told me I was at a high risk of heart disease and possibly a heart attack. I began taking Tricor and within 3 months my triglycerides only dropped to 980, still dangerously high. Someone told me about this Heart Choice Plant Sterols product so I immediately went out an purchased it. I had another blood panel taken 2 months later after being on the plant sterols and my triglycerides had dropped to 260!! I stopped taking the tricor and only took the plant sterols for the next 2 months. Last week I had another blood panel and my triglycerides and cholesterol levels were almost within normal range !! Woo Hoo!! I will never stop taking this product and have both of my parents taking it now too.

                                            (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            great prodcut

                                            By ROBERT B

                                            from Undisclosed

                                            Pros

                                            • Convenience
                                            • Quality
                                            • Satisfaction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                                I had been following a pretty healthy diet and exercising but that wasn't enough and I still had borderline high chlesterol. This product along with Omega 3 fish oils when the chlesterol was rechecked 4 months later brought my cholesterol down to a very good normal range and my levels resulted in the doctor saying "Wow, this is great!"

                                                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Surprising benefit

                                                By Cari L

                                                from Undisclosed

                                                Pros

                                                • Convenience
                                                • price
                                                • Quality
                                                • Satisfaction
                                                • value

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                                    I too appreciate the soft gels for absorption reasons and hope the Shoppe never 'new/improves' the product.

                                                    (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Good Prescription Alternative to Try

                                                    By Michael A

                                                    from Undisclosed

                                                    Pros

                                                    • price
                                                    • Satisfaction
                                                    • value

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                                        My periodic total cholesterol readings were 200-240 and generally rising. Under my doctor's supervision, this plus Red Yeast brought my reading down to 170. My HDL was good to begin with and remained about the same, making my LDL/HDL ratio better. The latest reading was so good, my doctor told me to cut down on my Red Yeast intake.

                                                        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Works!!!

                                                        By BOB D

                                                        from Undisclosed

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Convenience
                                                        • price
                                                        • Quality
                                                        • Satisfaction
                                                        • value

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                                            With some minor dietary changes and excercise, my total cholesterol including HDL, LDL and triglycerides have improved quite a bit since starting this product in the beginning of 2009. It has dropped from 185 in Dec. 2008 to 162 in August, 2009. My most recent tests in March 2010 show my cholesterol has now dropped to 162, HDL 86, LDL 60, Triglycerides at 86. These are the best numbers I have ever had. Good that it made in soft gel as there are not as many fillers and probably better absorbed by the body than tablets. Keep making them this way as tablets are cheaper to make, but have more fillers and don't dissolve as well due to the compaction.

                                                            >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-06-30
                                                            To get an LDl of 60 is astonishing. The best that lipid specialists hope for is LDL around 70 with heavy cholestrol meds like statins + others--usually for high-risk cardio patients. HNow old are you, and what else do you do?

                                                            (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            It Does Work!

                                                            By Anita R

                                                            from Undisclosed

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Quality
                                                            • Satisfaction

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Heart Choice Plant Sterols - 60 Softgels:

                                                                My total cholesterol level was around 250 before I started this supplement & after just recently being tested, it's down now to 204. That's amazing! This in just a 4-month period!!

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                                                                it was recommended
                                                                Denise A on Apr 19, 2015
                                                                This was not in my local store in Valencia, CA. Please put this back in to your inventory.
                                                                Thomas L on Apr 8, 2015
                                                                Bot sure, believe it is helping my heart
                                                                LANCE S on Apr 12, 2015
                                                                I don't get the palpitations when I take these.
                                                                Diane B on Apr 6, 2015
                                                                Hi,
                                                                What is the source of gelatin in this product? e.g, pork, beef, fish gelatin etc.
                                                                Thanks
                                                                joe j on May 14, 2014
                                                                Best Answer: Very good question Joe and something I had not considered but important since gelatin is the first listed ingredient..I am going to do some research on the source of this gelatin and will get back to you.Please resubmit your question in a day or two and hopefully I will have an answer.
                                                                Reply · Report · Bruce P. C on May 14, 2014
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                                                                heart choice plant steroids is this product effective and safe?
                                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 19, 2014
                                                                Best Answer: I didn't experience any side effects but I didn't notice any difference.
                                                                Reply · Report · Torrance S on May 28, 2014
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                                                                What is the difference between the Plant Sterol and the Sitosterol? I am new to the product but have seen both of these names and curious it they are the same? I have also heard different preferred daily dosage to take. I have heard (2) 60mg per day and I have heard (2) 900mg per day. Whis is the preferred?
                                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 9, 2013
                                                                Best Answer: I have been using Heart Choice Plant Sterols for a few years. I use this product (one softgel daily)to reduce my LDL level of Cholestrol. It has worked.

                                                                In reference to the differene between the two, I am unable to advise you.

                                                                I hope my answer helps you.
                                                                Reply · Report · Suzanne C on Jun 9, 2013
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                                                                What are the plant sterols that are in this product and what are their miligrams?
                                                                marlene s on Mar 25, 2015
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                                                                Did this product work well?
                                                                A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 18, 2014
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                                                                my husband has coronary disease and has a defibrillator/pacemaker and artificial valves,multiple heart attacks in the past, two open heart bypasses, congestive heart failure, reduced kidney function,prostate issues,multiple dvt's in legs and saddle embolism in both lungs in 1999. He's been on oxygen since then. He also had his pericardium stripped in 2005.Is this product safe and effective for him?.He is on coumadin for blood thinning. We need help choosing these types of products.
                                                                joyce d on Apr 1, 2014
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                                                                Is this product from GM plants?
                                                                anita b on Jun 22, 2013
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