Plant stanol ester
The Plant stanol ester ingredient is made from plant stanols and vegetable oil. Plant stanols occur naturally in certain foods, such as oats, rye, kiwi fruit and blueberries, but the levels we get from our normal daily diet are too low to be effective for cholesterol lowering. By the end of the 1980s, scientists at Raisio, a Finnish food company, discovered a way of concentrating the plant stanols and creating an ingredient that could be added easily to a wide range of delicious food products.
Natural and effective
Plant stanol ester was one of the first functional ingredients to get a coveted health claim in Europe. These are allowed to mention reduction of a risk factor in the development of disease. The approved claim makes Benecol® one of the most trusted products for people who want to lower their cholesterol. Safety is also assured.