I'm Gene Millen, your host on this website with my wife Bernie. In 1990 a heart surgeon sawed open my chest and stitched in bypasses to six clogged arteries.
That got my attention...and changed my heart health priorities. If you are looking to buy policosanol on line you'll find the information you need right here. Policosanol is the best alternative to statin drugs and for improving your HDL good cholesterol.
I first discovered policosanol from sugar cane nearly 15 years ago when my doctor suggested that would be a good idea to lower my cholesterol. He had put me on niacin and I had a hard time putting up with the flushing.
So I began to do some homework. What I discovered surprised me.
Dr. Michael Murray, author of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, one of the most renowned doctors of natural medicine says;
"In a 1997 head-to-head policosanol on line study it was compared with statin drugs lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor) and pravastatin (Pravachol) Policosanol and ZOCOR were found to be equally effective in lowering cholesterol during an eight week study...but policosanol also significantly increased HDL-cholesterol levels and Zocor did not."
The most effective Policosanol on line, and the one used in the original research, is a natural supplement extracted from sugar cane.
In clinical research trials of more than 30,000 persons it has been shown to significantly improve cholesterol ratios:
These well-designed clinical trials have included short and long-term, randomized, double-blind studies comparing policosanol to a placebo as well as double-blind comparative trials versus statin drugs.
In the policosanol on line studies Policosanol produced cholesterol-lowering effects within the first 6-8 weeks of use. At a daily dosage of 10-20 mg of policosanol at night, LDL cholesterol levels typically dropped by 20 to 25% within the first six months of therapy.
At a dosage of 20 mg, LDL levels typically drop by 25-30%.
The research study concluded;"Low HDL is an independent risk factor for CAD in case-control and prospective observational studies.In clinical studies of policosanol HDL cholesterol levels typically increase by 15 to 25% after only two months of use.
In contrast, high HDL levels are associated with longevity and are protective against the development of atherosclerotic disease. In the Framingham Study, risk for CAD increases sharply as HDL levels fall progressively below 40 mg/dL."
The combined LDL reduction and HDL increase can produce dramatic improvements in the LDL to HDL ratio, which lowers risk of a heart attack or stroke!
The number one reason is that it is a natural product derived from sugar cane that has been shown in numerous studies to be free of side effects.
It has been shown to improve cholesterol as well or better than cholesterol-lowering drugs, without side effects such as liver dysfunction and muscle atrophy.
Safety has been proven in clinical trials, and it has been safely used by millions of people in the U.S. and other countries.
Recent clinical research has also shown additional benefits, including improving the control of blood sugar among people with diabetes, and reducing inflammation.The latest research shows that these are key risks that can lead to a heart attack.
In a buy policosanol online comparison study conducted by ConsumerLab four of seven policosanol products tested contained only 23% to 78% of the amount listed on the label.
The original policosanol comparison studies were conducted with policosanol derived from sugar cane. It's wise to avoid policosanol made with bees wax, rice wax or other plant waxes as many are not as effective as the sugar cane formulas.
The University of Kansas Hospital "Natural Pharmacist" website reports, "There is reason for concern that policosanol products made with bees wax may not be effective."
If quality is important to you be certain that the manufacturer of the supplement meets the Good Manufacturing Practices standards. This insures you that what you see on the label is actually in the bottle!
A quick review of the "Buy Policosanol Online" sites showed prices ranging from a low of $4.99 (made from rice wax and no doubt made in China) to a high of $54.90 for one hundred twenty 20 mg. capsules derived from sugar cane.
For many years Vital Life Nutritionals Policosanol Extra Strength supplements have been our best selling solution to improving cholesterol.
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Vital Life Nutritionals Policosanol is extracted from sugar cane and is the same formula used in the clinical research studies. Click here for sugar cane policosanol ingredients.
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You are guaranteed that what is on the label is inside the bottle. A large number of supplements do not meet this common sense test.
For many years Vital Life Nutritionals Policosanol Extra Strength supplements derived from sugar cane have been our best selling solution to improving cholesterol.
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"My cholesterol was 397 and my doctor wanted to put me on Lipitor but I was afraid of the side effects. Gene gave me the research information on policosanol for my doctor to review and although he was somewhat skeptical he gave me the go ahead to give it a try.
"When I got my first follow up test after 8 weeks total cholesterol had dropped to 240. But the best news is that my HDL cholesterol was up which improved my ratio from 7 to 4.3 which is very good. I am elated and my doctor was pleased and I think a little bit surprised. He said "Keep on doing what you're doing."
"When the results of my cholesterol lab test came back in the spring of 2001, my triglycerides were sky high (1723) and my HDL cholesterol so low (8) that I was frightened enough to try any solution the doctor suggested.
"He prescribed a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, exercise and high doses of niacin. This brought the triglycerides down to a reasonable level; however, nothing seemed to budge the low HDL level to much above 18.
In 2010 I finally caved and agreed to the statin combination of niacin and a statin drug.
Within a year I was unable to walk up and down stairs and couldn't lift myself from a sitting position without holding on to something.
"I immediately stopped the statin/niacin (against the doctor's advice), and I began in earnest scouring the internet for alternative solutions to what for me had been harmful pharmaceutical drugs.
"How fortunate for me that I found the Millen's Vital Heart Health for Life site. I ordered policosanol and within six months my HDL began improving.
My last test, three months ago showed my HDL at 36, not ideal I realize, but for me the best it has ever been. Triglycerides and LDL were also within normal range, and my total cholesterol was 180.
"I am so very thankful that Gene and Bernie Millen continue to offer what I consider life-saving advice, and products such as policosanol, for those of us who are desperately searching for alternatives to the "traditional" drugs prescribed by most physicians today.
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Clinical Studies - References
- Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2003;60(11)
- Dalmer Laboratory. (1990): Policosanol: Experimental Pharmacokinetics. Data on file.
- Valdes S., Arruzazabala M.L., Carbajal D., et al. (1996): Effect of policosanol on platelet aggregation in healthy volunteers. Intern. J.Clin. Pharmacol. Res. 16:67-72.
- Canetti M., Morera M., Illnait J., et al. (1995): One year study on the effect of policosanol (5 mg-twice-a-day) on lipid profile in patients with type II hypercholesterolemia. Adv. Ther.12:245-254.
- Canetti M., Morera M., Illnait J., et al. (1995): A two year study on the efficacy and tolerability of policosanol in patients with type II hypercholesterolemia. Intern. J. Clin. Pharmacol. Res. 15:159-165