Benecol® is the expert brand within the growing, diversifying category of cholesterol-lowering products. Today, Benecol is recognized as a global, trusted brand with a number of cholesterol-lowering foods enjoyed by millions of satisfied people in some 30 countries worldwide
The Benecol mission to lower the world's cholesterol levels began in 1989 when professor Ingmar Wester from Raisio, developed the world's first effective choles¬terol lowering ingredient – called Plant stanol ester. In 1995, the very first Benecol® product containing Plant stanol ester was launched in Finland. Since then, the cholesterol-lowering effect of Plant stanol ester has been proven in more than 70 clinical studies.
Benecol products lower cholesterol by an average of 10 percent in two to three weeks and keep it low when used daily. Plant stanol ester has been given the right to make health claims by both the US Food and Drug Administration and the EU Commission. Plant stanol ester, only found in Benecol foods, is also recommended in several international cardiovascular guidelines.
Today's consumers are more interested than ever before in getting health benefits from the foods they eat. Benecol® meets consumer needs by delivering products with effective and easy cholesterol reduction that enhances heart health and wellbeing.