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What if I don’t use Benecol products every day?


Plant stanols – the active ingredient in Benecol works by partially blocking the absorption of cholesterol (both cholesterol produced by your body naturally and the cholesterol found in our food) in the digestive tract. This “cholesterol blocking” effect requires plant stanols to be present in the gut and therefore Benecol products should be consumed every day for the best cholesterol lowering effects. Missing the occasional day or two is unlikely to have any significant impact on your blood cholesterol levels, but always try to get back to your usual daily Benecol routine as soon as possible.