Plant stanol ester is the active ingredient in Benecol® foods

Plant stanols are plant-based compounds naturally found in foods. Structurally they resemble cholesterol. Plant stanols are found in all plant foods in both free and esterified forms. The main dietary sources are whole-grain foods. Daily intake of stanols from an average diet is about 30-50 mg/d1 which is far too low to have an effect on serum cholesterol levels.

Molecular structures of cholesterol, plant stanol and plant stanol ester
Plant stanol
Cholesterol Plant stanol
Plant stanol ester
Plant stanol ester  















1. Valsta LM et al. Br J Nutr 2004

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