The Benecol Story

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Background

One great cholesterol-lowering journey began in Finland in the early 1970s when an extensive Public health program called North Karelia Project was started. The goal was to bring about diet and lifestyle changes and improve the heart health of thousands of Finns.

The idea of creating cholesterol-lowering foods emerged, and with it, Benecol®.

  • In 1989, when researcher Ingmar Wester had a ground-breaking idea with an innovation of Plant stanol ester, naturally found in plants, with an ability to lower cholesterol
  • In 1995, the very first Benecol® product containing Plant stanol ester was launched in Finland
  • Since then, the cholesterol-lowering effect of Plant stanol ester has been proven in more than 70 clinical studies. Benecol products lower cholesterol by an average of 10 percent in two to three weeks and keep it low when used daily. Benecol® is recognized as a global, trusted brand with a number of cholesterol-lowering foods enjoyed by millions of satisfied people in some 30 countries worldwide, including Thailand, of which the first pasteurized drink, launched in 2008
Benecol Products Worldwide
Benecol® foods and supplements effectively lower cholesterol

Today, Benecol® is recognized as a global, trusted brand with a number of cholesterol-lowering foods enjoyed by millions of satisfied people in some 30 countries worldwide.

Europe

  • Finland
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Malta

America

  • USA
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Brazil
  • Chile

Asia

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Laos
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • UAE
  • Jordan

And much more….