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Can I stop taking my statin medication and start taking Benecol instead?


If you’ve been prescribed statin medication to help lower the level of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol in your blood, you shouldn’t replace it with Benecol products with added plant stanols without discussing this with your doctor or cardiologist first.

Instead, you should be able to enjoy Benecol foods alongside your statin medication to get extra cholesterol lowering benefits. This is because they both work in different ways. Actually, studies show that the unique plant stanols in Benecol can provide an extra 10% reduction in LDL cholesterol to that achieved by taking statins alone.