Benecol products are available on Amazon.com and Drugstore.com, as of September 2015. Both online drugstores offer the Benecol Smart Chews product in caramel flavor. These chews are effective at reducing cholesterol if taken at least twice a day with meals or snacks, but a patient should not exceed six chews in one day, according to Benecol.Continue Reading
Benecol products contain plant stanol esters to help reduce cholesterol levels. Plant stanol esters work by blocking the amount of cholesterol taken in by the digestive system, according to Benecol. This ingredient reduces the amount of bad cholesterol in the body, while helping to maintain the level of good cholesterol. The plant stanol esters is a natural ingredient that comes from plant sources and is only available in the Benecol line of products.
Benecol recommends using its products in combination with a heart healthy diet and exercise routine to effectively lower cholesterol. The products can also be taken alongside a statin for extra cholesterol reduction. If used correctly, Benecol claims that its products show results in as little as two weeks. Besides the Smart Chews, Benecol also offers a regular and light spread that can be used instead of butter or margarine in cooking and baking recipes.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins