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How do plant stanols work?


Plant stanols are known as the plant kingdom’s equivalent of cholesterol because they are very similar to cholesterol in terms of the way they are made up. And it’s this similarity in structure that’s responsible for the cholesterol lowering benefits achieved by adding plant stanols to our daily diet.

When there are plenty of them – as we make sure there are in Benecol foods – they partially block cholesterol (both cholesterol produced by your body naturally and the cholesterol found in our food) from getting into our bloodstream.

This in turn lowers the LDL or the ‘bad’ cholesterol in our blood.