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Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister 120 ea

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Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea
 
4.5

(based on 201 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (177)
  • Effective (144)
  • Easy on stomach (79)
  • No side effects (69)
  • Easy to swallow (65)

Cons

  • Complicated to take (5)
  • Upsets stomach (4)
  • Bad flavor (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Too expensive (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (160)
  • Women (72)
  • Men (58)
  • Older people (48)
  • Supplement A meal (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Health conscious (128), First time user (54), Regular user (49), Medical professional (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked Like a Charm!

I'm a VERY health conscious 53 yr old woman who eats a low fat, high fiber diet religiously. Imagine my surprise when I was told I had high cholesterol for the first time in...Read complete review

I'm a VERY health conscious 53 yr old woman who eats a low fat, high fiber diet religiously. Imagine my surprise when I was told I had high cholesterol for the first time in my life 4 months ago. I have several friends who take statins and experience side effects so I decided to try a different route first. I had used Benecol spread off and on but this time decided I would use it regularly and was also pleasantly surprised to find that Benecol now offered chews. I ordered a box and began to take 2 chews twice a day. I did this for 3 months and then had my cholesterol screened again. My total cholesterol dropped from 223 to 171 for a drop of 52 points and my LDL went down from 144 to 95 for a drop of 49 points. I am sold on this product! The chews are very convenient and I get a nice little after meal dessert to boot!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Same name, different product

[...] The canister looks almost identical to the prior version, but not quite. The product itself has obviously been reformulated, and that's why the poor rating. I would give the earlier...Read complete review

[...] The canister looks almost identical to the prior version, but not quite. The product itself has obviously been reformulated, and that's why the poor rating. I would give the earlier version 5 stars, but this is a completely different product and good results from the old product have no bearing on whether this new version works. I won't know for sure for quite some time, but it contains less phytostanols so it is hard to imagine that it could be as effective.The old chews were edible, but I'd never mistake them for candy. The new chews, on the other hand, taste good enough to make such a mistake.However, the old chews had 0.85g of plant stanol esters each, while the new chews have 0.7g each--a pretty significant reduction which obviates all prior experience with Benecol Smart Chews. (The usage instructions are essentially the same, though reworded to encourage 4 servings of ANY Benecol product daily vice just the chews.)I cannot recommend this new formulation since I have no results from using it and since it contains less of what I was buying it for.(All earlier reviews really should be deleted so the scoring can start fresh.)

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5.0

Like it

By Peesacake

from Sacramento

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Pros

  • Easy on Stomach
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Simple To Take
  • Tastes Good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Older People

    Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

    I like this product and believe it is beneficial to take it to "help" lower cholestrol, know that I must eat healthy too.

     
    5.0

    Good supplement for cholesterol control

    By Rita the crabber

    from Johns Island, SC

    describe yourself Health Conscious, Long time user

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Supplement A Meal

      Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

      Very convenient to use.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Delicious

      By Dixie

      from Georgia

      describe yourself 75 Yrs Lady, Health Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy on Stomach
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Simple To Take
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Help Lower Cholestrol
        • Men
        • Older People
        • Women

        Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

        My rheumotologist recommended that I chew 2 in am and 2 in pm to help reduce cholestrol.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By NY Giant Fan

        from Quakertown, PA

        describe yourself Health Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Simple To Take
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • Older People
          • Women

          Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

          My sister bought these for my mother to take as a natural way to lower her cholesterol. After good success, my husband and I also take them. My cholesterol is good but my husband's had been high. He lowered his and continues to do so. This is a great product.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          $$$

          By Hafcanadian

          from Oregon

          describe yourself Health Conscious

          Pros

          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective
          • Simple To Take
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

          • Still Way Too Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Supplement A Meal

          Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

          The product was effective, but so is CholestOff. The big problem is that not so long ago we got Benecol for around $17. Benecol Chews are much too expensive now, so compared to other options the value is just no longer there. If the price again becomes reasonable we'll consider regular orders of it once more.

           
          5.0

          Works fantastic

          By Deb

          from St Paul, MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Simple To Take
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Men
            • Women

            Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

            This was recommened by my doctor, it works great. My readings have been much better since using this product.

             
            4.0

            seems to work

            By Egglover

            from Florida

            describe yourself Health Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

            • Complicated To Take

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

            It did lower my cholesterol by about 20. I take them only really when I eat eggs or food I know has more than my body produces. I feel its better than pills.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excessive Consumption Not Recommended

            By Ron The Nut Case

            from Manchester, NH

            describe yourself Health Conscious

            Pros

            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

                These things taste so good that I cannot control myself and have been eating far too many of them in a short amount of time. Although in spite of my over consumption I have not experienced any gastro-intestinal irregularities, I have been hit with bouts of extreme fatigue and tiredness. I actually fell asleep at the gym following my circuit training earlier this evening. I'm not sure if my overdose of these things are responsible for that, but because I have OCD and cannot moderate my intake of these tasty little things I will have to dispose of a full canister and not order them again. It is such a pity as I so wanted to use them as directed, but because of the great taste coupled with my addiction tendencies I cannot, so I must do without them now completely.

                 
                5.0

                Product is Top-Shelf!

                By Lunatic

                from North Carolina

                describe yourself First Time User, Health Conscious, Medical Professional

                Pros

                • Easy on Stomach
                • Easy To Swallow
                • Effective
                • Simple To Take
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Older People
                  • Women

                  Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

                  Benecol really works to lower the LDL cholesterol levels. I have been eating the butter for 3 years now and it really does the job. The chews are new to me but if they work like the butter, then it is thumbs up all the way! They are so delicious as well... especially if you love caramel!

                   
                  4.0

                  benecol

                  By annie

                  from illinois

                  describe yourself Medical Professional

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Swallow
                  • Simple To Take
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                  • Upsets Stomach

                  Best Uses

                  • Women

                  Comments about Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister, 120 ea:

                  buy it on line

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                  Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister

                   – An elevated cholesterol level is considered a risk factor for heart disease. If your cholesterol reading is too high, your doctor may recommend changing your diet. In combination with a heart-healthy diet, Benecol Smart Chews, Caramel Canister are a tasty way to help promote health cholesterol.

                  Benefits of Plant Stanols



                  Benecol Smart Chews are a great-tasting snack fortified with plant stanol esters. Plant stanol esters are plant-based compounds that are believed by some researchers to help block the absorption of cholesterol. Plant stanols are found in small amounts in a number of plants including wheat, rye, corn and some fruits and vegetables.

                  Each serving of Benecol Smart Chews contains 0.8 grams of plant stanol esters. By munching on these tasty chews daily and following a heart-healthy diet low in saturated fat, you can help encourage a healthier cholesterol level. You can enjoy Benecol Smart Chews with meals and as a snack.

                  Benecol Smart Chews may lower LDL-cholesterol, the form of cholesterol linked with heart disease, not HDL-cholesterol, the "good" form of cholesterol. A serving, two chews, contains only 60 calories.

                  Dedicated to Lowering Cholesterol



                  Benecol was launched in Finland in 1995 to help control the nation's growing cholesterol problem. Due to the good response in Finland, Benecol has grown into a company that helps people around the world manage their cholesterol levels. To meet the demand, the company now offers a full line of cholesterol products with plant stanol esters including great tasting chews and healthy spreads. Ask your doctor whether the products in the Benecol line are right for you.
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