Phytopin Pur’expert

Purextract has produced phytosterols for over 40 years. Phytopin Pur’expert is a natural extract whose purity and unvarying quality are well known.

It has been approved by the European Commission for use in functional foods and food supplements.


Phytopin Pur’expert is a white powder extracted from the trunks of pine trees with the following characteristics:

Composition (%) (GC)

  • Sterols total contents > 99
  • Beta sitosterol: 70-80
  • Sitostanol: 10-15
  • Campesterol: 6-10
  • Campestanol: 1-2
  • Other sterols: 1-3

Biological activity

Cardiovascular protection: reduction of blood cholesterol, increase in the HDL/LDL ratio
Prostate wellness


Phytopin Pur’expert is a non-water soluble white powder. It may be used in:

  • Food supplements (soft capsules, tablets, soft-gels)
  • Functional foods (margarines, dairy products, cereal bars)

Recommended daily dose for cholesterol reduction: 1.5 to 2 g of phytopin per day

Recommended daily dose for prostate wellness: 60 to 100 mg of phytopin per day

Labeling guidelines

  • Phytopin
  • pine phytosterols
  • phytosterol
  • Beta sitosterol
  • vegetal sterols
  • plant sterols

Official Claim (EU Regulation 432-2012)
Plant sterols and stanols contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

Conditions of use of the claim
The claim may be asserted so long as the consumer is informed that beneficial effects will result so long as there is a sustained daily intake of 0,8 g of plant sterols/stanols
1.5 to 2 g of phytopin ® Pur’expert / day = 1 liter of olive oil (equivalent of sterols)

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