jkramer65 wrote:HI, I was told I'm a hyperabsorber and was told to try Plant Sterols/Stanols. But if I hyperabsorb doesn't that mean I have high levels of sterols? I'm confused. Do those work? Wouldn't Zetia be better? I've read stuff about Plant Sterols actually causing harm. Help!
I've never dealt with sterols but I do recall it being referenced in Peter Attia's podcast with Tom Dayspring. I think this is the episode you want - it clocks in at just over one hour. You can forward to the 39 minute mark to get to the relevant content.
Looking back at some notes I took I believe you are correct. My notes suggest Dayspring said to avoid plant sterols if you are a hyperabsorber. Zetia can be used to block absorption. I also see reference to Benecol which is not readily absorbed like a plant sterol.
You can listen for yourself. I hope this helps!