Recently, an octacosanol
isolated from rice bran has been reported to improve growth performance, enhance immunity and anti-oxidant status, and significantly reduce diarrhea of weanling piglets (Long et al.
Caption: Figure 2: The cytotoxic effects of carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene, and 1- octacosanol
in A549 cells.
Other substances touted as having ergogenic properties are carnitine, cobamamide, growth hormone releasers, octacosanol
, and ginseng, but there is no reliable scientific evidence to support claims that products containing these compounds have ergogenic potential, and heavy supplementation may lead to adverse effects.
Literature survey revealed the presence of diterpenoids , triterpenoids , flavonoids  and chromone glucosides  from different species of the genus Chrozophora and C12-C30 hydrocarbons, cholesterol, stigmasterol, B-sitosterol, B-amyrin, squalin, octacosanol
, hexacosanol and tetracosanol from Chrozophora plicata .
isolated from Tinospora cordifolia downregulates VEG F gene expression by inhibiting nuclear translocation of NF-[alpha] and its DNA binding activity.
Active antioxidants such as lecithin and octacosanol
from whole grains; polyphenols and sterols contained in fruits and vegetables; lycopene and other phytochemicals from tomatoes; sulfur/allicin from onions and garlic; pectin, rutin and quercetin from apples; phytocyanidins and antioxidant flavonoids such as apigenin and luteolin from various greenfoods; and anthocyanins from various fruits and oats are all antioxidants known for cardiovascular benefits.
One of complementary medicine's greatest unacknowledged supplements is wheat germ, the source from which we derive octacosanol
Apple, 1 medium Ellagic acid, octacosanol
The use of octacosanol
has been investigated by Lazarus A.
has been widely applied to health food, functional beverage, medicine and other fields.
An "energy factor," octacosanol
, derived from wheat, can be very beneficial.