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Policosanol (Sugar Cane) Cholesterol Support Supplements - Octacosanol / Side Effects

Policosanol - 20mg/Tablet

Source Naturals Policosanol is a blend of compounds isolated from natural plant waxes.  Policosanol contains several long chain fatty alcohols, including octacosanol, hexacosanol and triacontanol.  Animal and in-vitro research has shown that these compounds may support healthy cholesterol levels, the cardiovascular system, and lipid peroxidation as well as support macrophage activity, side effects free.

Policosanol is a natural supplement derived from sugar cane.  Policosanol is a mixture of eight higher primary aliphatic alcohols isolated and purified from sugar cane wax.  Cheap versions of policisanol that contain a high amount of octacosanol have flooded the American marketplace laden with side effects.  If one expects to derive the benefits of policosanol, the other alcohols that make up the policosanol product should be present.

Non-toxic - Side Effects Free
Policosanol is very safe and virtually free of side effects.  It is a natural supplement made from sugar cane. 

The main ingredient is octacosanol.  Octacosanol is an alcohol found in the waxy film that plants have over their leaves and fruit.  The leaves and rinds of citrus fruits contain octacosanol, and so does wheat germ oil.  Caviar contains high amounts of octacosanol.

Octacosanol is a long chain fatty alcohol (similar to cholesterol which is also an alcohol).  Policosanol is a combination of octacosanol and several other long chain fatty alcohols -- hence the name "poli-cosanol."  Keeping octosanol together with other naturally-occurring fatty alcohols makes it more stable.  There is evidence that octosanol also works better when its combined with other fatty alcohols for cholesterol support.

Fatty alcohols are converted to fatty acids, and vice-versa.  The beneficial fatty acids in fish oil, for example, are made from octacosanol and other long chain fatty alcohols.  Fatty alcohols are required for important bio-substances in the body.

Suggested Use:  2 tablets, in the evening, for the first three months.  Thereafter, 1-2 tablets daily.  Source Naturals recommends that a minimum of 15 mg of coQ10 be taken daily per tablet of policosanol.  Some research suggests that coQ10 levels in the body may be lowered by compounds that work on the same metabolic pathway as policosanol.

20 mg Tablet

Supplement Facts: Serving Size - 1 Tablet.  Servings / Container - 60 (60 day supply)


Amount / Serving

% Daily Value
Policosanol (from sugar cane) 20 mg *

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients:  Dibasic calcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, and colloidal silicon dioxide.

Caution:  If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are taking aspirin or have diabetes, liver dysfunction or ulcers, consult your health care professional before using this product.  Do not use if tamper-evident seal is broken or missing.  If taking anti-platelet medication, such as daily aspirin, consult your health care professional before using this product.  Store in a cool/dry place.

Warnings Information:

  • This product is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease,

  • Keep Policosanol (sugar cane) supplements extract out of reach of children,

  • Do not exceed recommended dose,

  • When using Policosanol (sugar cane) supplements extract with octacosanol, please inform your physician,

  • If you have a bad reaction or side effects, discontinue use immediately.

Pricing Information:  Policosanol | Bromelain | Co-Q10 | Magnesium | Vitamin C | Vitamin (Gamma) E |
LipiControl (cholesterol support)
| CoQ10 | Herbal Cardiovascular


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Rodriguez-echenique C, et al. 1994. Effects of policosanol chronically administered in male monkeys (Macaca arctoides). Food Chem Toxicol 32:565-75.
Kabir Y, et al. 1995. Tissue distribution of (8-14C)-octacosanol in rats after serial administration. Ann Nutr Metab 39:279-84.
Castano G, et al. 1999. a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the side effects of policosanol. Curr Ther Res 50:123-30.
Mas R, et al. 1999.Pharmacoepidemiologic study of policosanol. Curr Ther Res 60:458-67.
Mas R. 2000. Policosanol.  Nutritional Supplements of the Future 25:569-86.


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