policosanol


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policosanol

(pŏl″ē-kŏs′ăn-ŏl)
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.
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For healthy cholesterol profile management, the company is now offering Red Yeast Rice Powder and Policosanol. "The CDC has noted that currently approximately one in every three American adults has high levels of low-density lipoproteins and that one in every three with high LDL does not have it under control," explained Carol Cheow, CEO of Cactus Botanies.
Resveratrol, turmeric, beta-carotene, coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, arginine, red yeast rice, policosanol, hawthorn extract and vitamins such as C, B, E and folic acid have been promoted to reduce heart disease due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and risk factor-lowering effects.
It should be pointed out that in some clinical studies BBR was administered in a tablet form of a nutraceutical product [47, 48], comprised of 500 mg BBR, 200 mg red yeast extract, 10 mg policosanol, 0.2 mg folic acid, 2 mg [CoQ.sub.10], and 0.5 mg astaxanthin.
Effect of Omega-3 and Policosanol Supplementation on Attention and Reactivity in Athletes.
Curtis-Long et al., "Effect of the growth stage and cultivar on policosanol profiles of barley sprouts and their adenosine 5'-monophosphate-activated protein kinase activation," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.
A number of nutritional compounds have been identified and demonstrated to have lipid-lowering effects, including red yeast rice, berberine, and policosanol. Red yeast rice, policosanol and berberine may target the HMG-CoA enzyme, reducing cholesterol synthesis, whilst berberine also targets triglyceride (TG) synthesis and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) liver uptake.
Phytosterols with (worthless) policosanol in a chewable wafer.
I have used RYR alone or mixed with other natural supplements as policosanol, guggulipid, milk thistle (Silybum marianum), and coenzyme Q10.
Monacolin K of red rice (10 mg, 90% by policosanol) is able to inhibit the HMG-CoA reductase, which is a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
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.
staminensis together with the combination of policosanol, red yeast rice extract, berberine, folic acid and coenzyme Q10 have indicated an effective control of high blood pressure in patients with metabolic syndrome, thus may be served as a antihypertensive agent [25].
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