sugar cane wax Extract Octacosanol Policosanol

1-Octacosanol Octacosanol Policosanol n-octacosanol

Policosanol, a natural compound derived from sugar cane wax,has shown promising results in clinical studies (primarily performed in cuba) and is well tolerated.Since it is derived from a food a source,policosanol is classified as a nutraceutical ,or natural product.Commercial products are derived from a variety of different source (sugar cane wax, rice bran wax, beeswax,)but it is important to note that the sugar cane wax derivative was used in the Cuban studies.
Though octacosanol has been shown to individually reduce cholesterol and triglyceride,there is no doubt that the blend of the alphatic spectrum,as found in sugar,rice and beeswax,is superior to an isolated aliphatic alcohol.and ratio are different.Therefore,it is sure that the treatment effects of policosanol from different sources are not the same .For example,some published studies from Cuba sugar that beeswax products may be useful for the ulcers treatment,but not for reducing cholesterol or treating intermittent claudication.


Effects of Policosanol supplementation have been proven by studies of humans and animals.
·Effective LDL reduction;
·Increase HDL levels;
·Amelioration of coronary heart disease;
·Increased utilization (hence elimination)of visceral fat;
·Improved muscle endurance;
·Helps intermittent claudication.
Claims as following that have been made for policosanol are debatable.
·Improved sexual activity and libido;
·Increased production of sex hormones;
·Improved physical strength and muscle reflexes;
·Prevention of muscle spasms;
·Reduced lipid peroxidation(rancidity);
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