Benecol is a brand of cholesterol lowering food products owned by the Finnish company Raisio Group. Benecol have been helping people all over the world enjoy eating healthily for nearly 25 years now. It all started with Ingmar Wester, a Finnish scientist who knew that plant stanols reduce cholesterol by partly blocking its entry to the bloodstream. After years of research, he figured out that combining these plant stanols with rapeseed oil created plant stanol ester. And that this unique, patented ingredient could be used in food to lower cholesterol without compromising on taste.