Ingredients: Multiphase System (whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, egg albumen), maltodextrin, cocoa powder, natural and artificial flavors, sunflower-based nutritional supplement (sunflower oil, corn syrup solids, Sodium caseinate, mono-and diglycerides, dipotassium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, soy lecithin, tocopherols [as preservatives], salt, gum blend, (cellulose gum, xanthan gum, carrageenen), acsulfame potassium, sucralose, soy lecithin.
From a dietary perspective, plant cells do not manufacture cholesterol, and it is not found in plant foods.   Some plant foods, such as avocado , flax seeds and peanuts , contain phytosterols , which compete with cholesterol for absorption in the intestines, reducing the absorption of both dietary and bile cholesterol.  However, a typical diet contributes on the order of grams of phytosterols, which is not enough to have a significant impact on blocking cholesterol absorption. Phytosterols intake can be supplemented through the use of phytosterol-containing functional foods or dietary supplements that are recognized as having potential to reduce levels of LDL -cholesterol.  Some supplemental guidelines have recommended doses of phytosterols in the – grams per day range (Health Canada, EFSA, ATP III, FDA). A recent meta-analysis demonstrating a 12% reduction in LDL-cholesterol at a mean dose of grams per day.  However, the benefits of a diet supplemented with phytosterols have been questioned.