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Is lanosterol vegan?

Lanosterol is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is lanosterol?

Lanosterol is a natural, organic compound and a member of the triterpenoid family of compounds. It is found in many plants and animals, including human beings. Lanosterol plays an important role in the biosynthesis of cholesterol, which is essential for the maintenance of cell membranes, hormone production, and bile acid synthesis. It also has potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing cataract formation and improving vision in animals. In addition, recent studies have shown that lanosterol may have anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a promising candidate for future medical research.

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