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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 196 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (133)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (173)
  • Effective (139)
  • Easy on stomach (74)
  • No side effects (69)
  • Easy to swallow (62)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (156)
  • Women (71)
  • Men (56)
  • Older people (47)
  • Supplement A meal (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Health conscious (123), 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

Best thing on the market

By LindaW

from Reno, Nevada

describe yourself Health Conscious

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy on Stomach
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Helps Reduce Cholesterol
  • Simple To Take
  • Tastes Good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Breakfast Supper
    • Daily Use
    • Men
    • Older People
    • Women

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

    My doctor was amazed at how well this works reducing Cholesterol. I will not take the prescription meds. This and Red Yeast Rice do the trick.

     
    5.0

    Works Great!

    By TR

    from North Florida

    describe yourself First Time User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        It lowered my cholesterol by 20 points in only several weeks.

         
        4.0

        On the go good for you

        By SmolderingJade

        from Gordon, NE

        describe yourself Health Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • Older People
          • Women

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

          A Dr. I trust recommended Benecol spread which isn't available in my area. Now my husband & I both take 2 chews each morning. Such an easy way to do something good for ourselves.

           
          4.0

          Medically fine; hard to unwrap

          By Don Freeman

          from Denville, NJ

          describe yourself Health Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Complicated To Take
          • Knive Needed To Unwrap

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

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

          Medically excellent.
          When the company switched from the square tablets to the rectangular tablets, a new problem:
          With the old square tabets, you could just unwrap them with your fingers. With the newer rectangular tablets, you have to get a sharp pointed knive and slip it under the top wrapping layer; your finger nails are no longer "sharp enough" to separate the layers.

           
          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.

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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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