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    Policosanol is a blend of fatty alcohols derived from natural plant waxes. Policosanol contains several long chain fatty alcohols (LCFA’s), including Triacontanol, Octacosanol and Hexacosanol. These fatty alcohol constituents:
  • have antioxidant activity
  • inhibit lipid peroxidation
  • are anti-coagulant

    Policosanol & Heart Health: Policosanol may be a natural alternative to statin drugs to control cholesterol levels.

    Cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream by lipoprotein ('fat) molecules. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) carries fats from the liver to the body cells, while High-density lipoprotein (HDL) carries fat back to the liver. The higher the level of LDL, the more fat is in circulation, and the greater the risk of atherosclerosis ('hardening of the arteries').

    Most of the research on Policosanol has centered on its possible role in the reduction of blood cholesterol levels where it has produced consistently positive results:

  • lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) by up to 20%
  • raises beneficial cholesterol (HDL) by 10%.

    Policosanol works by obstructing the synthesis of cholesterol from the liver. In addition, policosanol helps protect against the formation of lesions in arterial walls, protecting against heart disease

    Policosanol & Circulation: Policosanol may also help the body maintain proper blood flow through the circulatory system. This possible benefit is related to Policosanol's anti-coagulant effect on platelet aggregation, reducing the ability of the platelets to clump together, thicken the blood and if necessary forming a clot. Daily aspirin intake accomplishes this very effect and a recent study has indicated a possible advantage for combined Policosanol and aspirin therapy. Policosanol may be helpful for:

  • intermittent claudication (leg cramps due to poor blood flow)
  • prevention of 'travellers thrombosis'
  • atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)

    Caution: If you have a bleeding disorder talk to your doctor before taking this dietary supplement

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