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A mixture of long-chain alcohols derived from sugar cane and other natural sources. It has been promoted as a natural lipid-lowering agent. Studies sponsored by the manufacturer of policosanol have shown striking results, but no effect on lipid levels was found during an independent trial performed in Germany.

policosanol (pōˈ·lē·kōˑ·s·nl),

n a waxy derivative of sugar cane or beeswax. Has been used to reduce cholesterol levels, to treat intermittent claudication, to enhance athletic performance, and as a possible adjunct in treating Parkinson's disease. Caution is advised for patients taking antiplatelet medications, anticoagulants, levodopa, and nitroprusside. See also octacosanol.
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I have used RYR alone or mixed with other natural supplements as policosanol, guggulipid, milk thistle (Silybum marianum), and coenzyme Q10.
Key elements of this "proprietary cosmeceutical blend" include policosanol, derived from sugar cane; coleus oil, a minty ingredient similar to tea tree oil; monolaurin, the popular coconut oil; and vitex oil, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial.
Other blood thinning herbs/foods that have the potential to increase the blood thinning effects of aspirin, warfarin or clopidogrel, if taken at high supplemental doses include: aloe vera, carnitine, chamomile, chondroitin, cinnamon, CoQ10, cranberry, devil's claw, dong quai, feverfew, garlic, ginger, gingko, ginseng, glucosamine, goji, grape seed extract, green tea, krill oil, policosanol, saw palmetto, turmeric, willow bark.
There are numerous supplements that can lower your cholesterol, including two I've used with my patients: Advanced Cholesterol Formula with LDL-lowering policosanol and Circutol (a total heart health formula).
This study investigates the potential interaction between warfarin and two commonly used herbal medicines, echinacea and policosanol.
With today's market prices for [beta]-sitosterol from soy and rice policosanol [a mixture of long chain alcohols consisting mostly of 1-octacosanol extracted from rice bran], the price of adjustment can range from $1-2 per kilogram, whereas the price of bulk saw palmetto extract is typically close to $80/kg.
Policosanol "has no significant effect on cholesterol," says Ultimate Healing.
Well known supplements like Grape Seed extract, colostrum, policosanol, glucosamine, spirulina and major vitamins have been included on the portal.
Increased levels of policosanol and very long-chain fatty acids in potato pulp fermented with rhizopus oryzae.
Policosanol, as an example, has been clinically proven to have no more effect than sugar pills.
The supplement policosanol, which is touted for its lipid-lowering effects and is popular worldwide, did not lower lipids appreciably in a multicenter, randomized clinical trial, reported Dr.
I recently read an article in the SatEvePost, February 2006, "A Sweet Way to Lower Cholesterol" using 10 mg of the supplement policosanol which can reduce LDL levels by an average of 24.

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