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Viridian Policosanol 20mg , 90 Veg Caps

Product Code: 379V



Viridian Policosanol - 20mg Veg Caps

(Derived from sugar cane Saccharum officinarum)

Policosanol is a mixture of alcohols isolated and purified from sugar cane. Recently, researchers found that 5-20mg daily of policosanol to be effective at improving serum lipid profiles equal or better than simvastatin, pravastatin, lovastatin, probucol, or acipimox. Policosanol is believed to decrease total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis and increasing LDL processing. Policosanol consists mainly of 66% octacosanol, 12% triacontanol, and 7% hexacosanol.

Dosage: 20mg capsule taken 1-2 times daily at mealtimes. May be used long term within normal dosage range.

Potential applications: Elevated serum lipids (cholesterol / triglycerides), hypertension, angina, intermittent claudication, reduces LDL oxidation, atherosclerosis, reduced ischemia (decreased blood supply), general cardiovascular protection, elevated liver enzymes (10mg policosanol shown to reduce gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) and Alanine transaminase (ALT).

Known contraindications: None known

Interactions: Results provide support that policosanol therapy added to hypercholesterolemic elderly individuals taking beta-blockers could provide additional benefits in lowering blood pressure. Those undergoing treatment for cardiovascular disease should discuss any adjunct treatment with their health professional. No other interactions known.

Useful links: Cardiovascular support - organic flax seed oil, hawthorn berry, l-carnitine, potassium and magnesium, pycnogenol

Note: Concerns regarding the side effects of statin medication such as polyneuropathy increase the need for suitable alternative approaches.

66% octacosanol, 12% triacontanol, 7% hexacosanol. 20mg
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