Absolutely! More than 80 independent clinical studies prove that plant stanol ester – the active ingredient in Benecol – can reduce cholesterol. 67 of these studies are randomised placebo -controlled trials (RCTs), which are regarded as the ‘gold standard’ of scientific evidence, and for good reason!
Further testimony to the effectiveness of plant stanol ester in lowering cholesterol is that it was among the first and among the few chosen ingredients for which the European Food Safety Authority approved the strongest possible health claim for a food. And of course, all the proof is in the eating – millions of people all over the world have been enjoying healthier cholesterol levels – thanks to Benecol foods with added plant stanol ester – for 25 years.