Is it worth eating Benecol products with added plant stanols if my cholesterol is within healthy limits?
The plant stanols in Benecol products are designed to help lower cholesterol levels in people who have raised levels, so are not intended for people who do not need to control their blood cholesterol. That said, they might also be useful for helping to maintain cholesterol levels within a healthy range, as you age.
To achieve this, a daily intake of 0.8g of plant stanols is needed.
If you want to take control of your cholesterol health in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, please check the packaging to find out the amount of plant stanols in individual Benecol products or check on the Benecol product pages.