- What is it?
Policosanol is a blend of alcohols isolated from natural plant waxes found in sugar cane.
- How does it work?
Policosanol contains several long chain fatty alcohols, including hexacosanol and triacontanol. Studies show that these compounds support the cardiovascular system.
- How do they help the cardiovascular system?
They have been shown to limit lipid peroxidation, the process in which reactive oxygen species attack the fatty acids in cellular membranes, initiating a self-propagating chain reaction. It has also been shown to support the activity of macrophages, which are the cells that defend us from unwanted substances.