|White to off-white powder|
|USP or EP|
Octacosanol is a chemical found in a variety of plants, including sugar cane and wheat germ oil. It is chemically similar to vitamin E.Octacosanol is a major constituent of policosanol, a mixture of long-chain aliphatic alcohols.
Policosanol contains about 60% octacosanol, followed by triacontanol. There is a much lower concentration of several other fatty alcohols: behenyl alcohol, lignoceryl alcohol, ceryl alcohol, 1-heptacosanol, 1-nonacosanol, 1-dotriacontanol, and geddyl alcohol. Sugar cane wax extract policosanol powder is used as a nutritional supplement intended to lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol and to help prevent atherosclerosis, though some studies have raised questions about the effectiveness of policosanol.
1.Octacosanol can strengthen stamina, vigour and physical strength.
2.Octacosanol can improve the reactive sensitivity.
3.Octacosanol can promote function of sex hormone, ease the pain of muscle.
4.Octacosanol can reduce cholesterol, blood fat and systolic pressure, improve the organism metabolism.
5.Octacosanol can improve strength, speed and endurance, anti fatigue, cholesterol-reducing.
1. Octacosanol is a cholesterol-lowering natural mixture of primary alcohols, isolated and purified from sugar cane wax. Policosanol is safe and well tolerated, even in populations with high use of concomitant medications.
2. Octacosanol has performed equal to or better than simvastatin, pravastatin, lovastatin, probucol, or acipimox with fewer side effects in patients with type II hypercholesterolemia.
3. Octacosanol is used for conditions that affect the health of the heart and blood vessels including high cholesterol, leg pain due to poor circulation (intermittent claudication), and narrowing of the blood vessels that serve the heart.
4.Octacosanol seems to decrease cholesterol production in the liver and to increase the break down of LDL (low-density lipoprotein or "bad") cholesterol. It also decreases the stickiness of particles in the blood known as platelets, which might help reduce blood clots.