Plant sterols have been shown to lower cholesterol, high cholesterol is a risk factor for developing coronary heart disease. Heart disease has multiple risk factors, altering one may not have a beneficial effect. This product is exclusively for people with high cholesterol. If you are on cholesterol lowering medicine consult your doctor. The benefits of plant sterols is achieved by consuming 1.5 - 2.4g of plant sterols daily, consuming more than 3g per day should be avoided. A cholesterol reduction of 7-10% can be achieved in 2 to 3 weeks. Consume as part of a healthy balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables to maintain carotenoid levels. This product may not be suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or children under 5 years old.