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10 mg, 60 vegetarian capsules, Item# 01436

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  • Policosanol
  • 10 mg, 60 vegetarian capsules
  • Item Catalog Number: 01436

Policosanol is a natural supplement derived from sugar cane. It is a mixture of eight higher primary aliphatic alcohols isolated and purified from sugar cane wax. Policosanol promotes healthy platelet function and helps to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.1-14 Animal and human studies have also shown that policosanol is an antioxidant.15-19 When used in long-term clinical trials, policosanol was well tolerated and safe.5,15,20,21

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule

Amount Per Serving

Policosanol (from sugar cane wax)

10 mg

Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule).

Dosage and Use
  • Take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily with the evening meal, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution

Discontinue use if cholesterol levels drop below 160 mg/dL.

Warnings