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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 192 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (131)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (170)
  • Effective (135)
  • Easy on stomach (70)
  • No side effects (69)
  • Easy to swallow (58)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (153)
  • Women (69)
  • Men (54)
  • Older people (45)
  • Supplement A meal (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Health conscious (120), First time user (53), 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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4.0

They work for me.

By marlamb

from Clermont, Fl

describe yourself Health Conscious

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Simple To Take
  • Tastes Good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

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

    I took 4 a day (2 after breakfast and 2 after dinner) for about 5 months; then had my cholesterol checked and I was pleased with the results:
    Total cholesterol went from 210 to 191.
    LDL went from 117 to 100.
    Triglycerides went from 101 to 79.
    I didn't make my changes to my eating pattern.
    My only complaint would be the price.

     
    5.0

    Like it

    By Peesacake

    from Sacramento

    See all my reviews

    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.

         
        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.

           
          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.

             
            1.0

            $$$

            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!

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