CardioAid® Plant Sterols

Protecting the Heart Using Nature

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death. High cholesterol contributes to both, yet high cholesterol typically causes no visible symptoms. Savvy consumers—with and without a family history of heart disease—are reaching for foods and beverages that contribute to a heart healthy diet. Our understanding of how to extract the best from plants, plus our mastery of product formulation, reliable supply and quality assurance, mean foods and beverages consumers will heart.

With more consumers than ever before choosing flexitarian diets, and adding more plant-based foods into their everyday food and beverage choices, plant sterols just make sense for everyday wellness and heart health concerns.

More than 50 years of scientific study has proved plant sterols can significantly lower cholesterol levels. In fact, the FDA has authorized a health claim for plant sterols and allows the claim that: “Foods containing at least 0.4 gram per serving of plant sterols, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 gram, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Incorporating CardioAid® plant sterols into foods and beverages helps consumers lower cholesterol.

How does it work? When we eat foods that contain dietary cholesterol (which is found in animal products like meat and eggs), our intestinal tract absorbs that cholesterol and puts it into the bloodstream. Plant sterols are chemically similar to dietary cholesterol found in animal products. When plant sterols travel through the digestive tract, they get in the way of dietary cholesterol being in the bloodstream. Less dietary and bile cholesterol is effectively absorbed by the body when plant sterols are present.

It's easy to incorporate CardioAid® into your winning formulations. We look at your formulation holistically, levering our plant-based expertise. Then we take your product into one of our three U.S.-based application labs to mimic your process and scale up solutions quickly and efficiently. Add in our deep understanding of what consumers want—and what they actually buy, combined with sensory testing designed to get results. Count on us to help you tackle challenges that impact both manufacturing processes and formulations, helping you to keep up with changing consumer preferences and regulatory guidelines.

CardioAid® plant sterols can be added to a variety of formulations as a result of being GRAS (self-affirmed) for 19 categories. Extremely versatile, ADM’s CardioAid® plant sterols can be used in everything from mayonnaise and dressings to cereals and fruit juices without compromising taste or texture.

CardioAid® 040095
95% minimum sterol content; powder

CardioAid®-SWD 040081
39% minimum sterol content; water-soluble powder

CardioAid®-XF 040551
95% minimum sterol content; ultra-fine powder

CardioAid®-S 040087
59% minimum sterol content; paste soluble in oils and fats

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.