Benecol® - a safe and natural way to reduce cholesterol

The consumption of Benecol® foods is safe and well-tolerated. This has been shown in extensive safety tests, in more than 70 published clinical studies and 20 years of safe use of Benecol products globally. Safety assessments have been conducted by food safety authorities in several different countries.

Plant stanol ester has been evaluated and declared safe by number of food authorities including:

  • European Union (European Food Safety Authority EFSA)
  • USA, GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status by Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Japan, FOSHU (TOKUHO) status
  • China, New Resource Food approval

Plant stanols are practically unabsorbed, and are effectively excreted from the body. Levels of plant stanols in the blood remain very low even after continuous long-term use of Benecol.

Official Journal of the European Union L 277/3-12, 2009


Welcome to the Benecol® website for Healthcare Professionals

You will find here useful information about cholesterol lowering Benecol® foods and their scientific evidence. Benecol foods are clinically proven to lower total and LDL cholesterol on average by 10%. They contain added plant stanol ester, that it is widely recommended in the guidelines for dyslipidemia management.

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