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POLICOSANOL MICROTABS

policosanol_micro.jpgPolicosanol Micro-Tabs $26.00

 

DESCRIPTION:

Mixture of aliphatic alcohols derived from sugar cane wax that promotes both lower LDL and increased HDL cholesterol levels without side effects.

FORMULA: Each Micro-tab contains 23mg of Policosanol Typical composition:



Octacosanol>50%
Triacontanol15-30%
Hexacosanol10-20%
Dotriacontanol0.5-5%
Tetracosanol0.5-5%
Heptacosanol <5%
Nonacosanol<5%
Hentriacontanol<2%
Pentacosanol<2%

INDICATIONS:

 

Policosanol is indicated for use to assist in the following:

·        Lowering levels of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol.

·        Raising levels of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

·        Inhibiting lipid oxidation

 

 

KEY FEATURES:

 

  • Contains over 50% Octacosanol, a derivative of a wax found in the sugar cane plant, found to suppress lipid accumulation in fatty tissue and inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the blood stream

 

  • Naturally contains eight other higher primary aliphatic acids that assist in lowering cholesterol

 

  • Helps increase levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol

 

  • Sourced from the clinically-researched and documented Sugar Cane material (not from Beeswax)

 

  • Few known side effects or prescription-drug interactions

 

  • New micro-tab technology provides complete dose in a highly compact, easy to take Micro-tab

 

  • Twice as potent as most available products - a full 23 mg of Policosanol per Micro-tab

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Accumulation of Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the arteries can decrease blood flow to your brain, heart, and other crucial areas of the body. This can cause not only hypertension, but also angina, strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. One key aide in preventing LDL buildup is High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C) or "good" cholesterol.  HDL-C not only curbs LDL buildup, but also removes excess cholesterol from the bloodstream. Inhibiting cholesterol oxidation in the blood stream is also important in maintaining good cardiovascular health. Not allowing cholesterol to harden in the arteries allows for greater blood flow and more oxygen delivered to vital organs and muscle tissue. Policosanol, a mixture of various aliphatic alcohols, has been found to raise levels of HDL-C in the bloodstream, as well as reduce LDL-C and slow down cholesterol oxidation. (2)

 

Octacosanol, the main ingredient in Policosanol, works as a powerful antioxidant to help maintain healthy arteries. This in turn lowers LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream, helping to support healthy cholesterol levels.

 

New Micro-Tab manufacturing technology allows for a much smaller tablet than usual, even with full 23 mg potency.  These miniature tablets can improve patient compliance.

 


WARNINGS:

Octacosanol may cause dizziness and increase nervous tension in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, especially those taking Levodopa. (4) Also use caution if taking in conjunction with anticoagulant or anti-platelet medication. (5, 6)

 


DIRECTIONS:

1or 2 Micro-tabs daily, with or without meals

 

HOW SUPPLIED:

60 Micro-tabs per bottle

Product Code: 6711

 

REFERENCES:

  1. Mas, Rosa et al. A Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of efficacy and tolerability of policosanol in adolescents with type II hypercholesterolemia. Current Therapeutic Research, Vol. 63 No. 4. April, 2002. 286-303.
  2. Gouni-Berthold, I; Berthold H.K. Policosanol: clinical, pharmacology and therapeutic significance of a new lipid-lowering agent. Am Heart J Vol. 143. February, 2002. 356-65.
  3. Mas R et al: Effects of policosanol on the susceptibility of low-density lipoprotein isolated from hypercholesterolemic patients at high coronary risk to in vitro copper-mediated lipid peroxidation: A random, double blind pilot study. Current Therapeutic Research Vol. 61, No, 9. September 2000. 609-620.
  4. Octacosanol. The Review of Natural Products. Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis. June, 1997.
  5. Valdes S, Arruzazabala ML, Fernandez L et al: Effect of policosanol on platelet aggregation in healthy volunteers. Int J. Clin Pharmacol Res 1996; 16(2-3):67-72.
  6. Arruzazabala ML, Carbajal D: Effects of policosanol on platelet aggregation in rats. Thrombosis Res. 1993; 69(3):321-327

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