Is plant stanol ester in Benecol products safe to eat?
Absolutely! Plant stanols have been thoroughly researched and over 67 gold standard clinical studies have shown plant stanol ester – the unique ingredient in Benecol – to be completely safe, even when consumed for long periods of time (with a duration of 12 and 18 months).
What’s more, plant stanol ester was among the firsts and among the few chosen ingredients for which the European Food Safety Authority approved the strongest possible health claim for a food, confirming its safety and efficacy in lowering cholesterol levels. And all the proof is in the eating – millions of people all over the world have been safely enjoying healthier cholesterol levels thanks to Benecol foods with added plant stanol ester for 25 years.