NOTE: Actual product packaging may differ from image shown due to packaging updates by manufacturer. Dietary Supplement. Proven to Reduce Cholesterol The Sweet Way to Reduce Cholesterol Feel in control with Benecol® Smart Chews, a delicious and convenient way to lower cholesterol. Enjoy these great-tasting chews with meals and snacks each day. Benecol® products contain plant stanol ester which: Works to lower LDL cholesterol. Works by actively blocking cholesterol absorption in your body. May be used by those taking statin mediations for additional cholesterol low.