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Policosanol Information

Author Gene Millen 2/20/15

This policosanol information: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Policosanol?

A. Policosanol is the most extensively studied natural plant extract for healthy cholesterol levels.

Why is policosanol from sugar cane the best policosanol supplement?

It is a mixture of fatty compounds derived from the outer wax of sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum). Extensive clinical studies have proven Policosanol is both safe and effective in balancing cholesterol levels.
Only Policosanol derived from sugar cane wax has been proven to produce these results.

Q. Who should take Policosanol?

A. Policosanol is indicated as a supportive measure to dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help reduce elevated cholesterol levels.

Q. How does Policosanol work?

A. Policosanol has been shown to exert direct effect on the liver cells that control cholesterol manufacture and breakdown. Specifically, it balances cholesterol levels by impacting both excessive manufacture and impaired breakdown of cholesterol. It is also an effective antioxidant.

Q. Are there scientific studies on Policosanol?

A. Policosanol is the most extensively studied natural product for cholesterol control. The clinical studies have included short and long-term, randomized, placebo-controlled, and safety studies. Policosanol has also been compared to cholesterol-lowering drugs in comparative trials. All together Policosanol has been evaluated in nearly 30,000 subjects.

A Natural Medicine Physician Recommends the Policosanol Supplement

Dr. Michael MurrayDr. 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."

Q. How long will it take to produce results?

A. Detailed clinical trials have shown that Policosanol produces beneficial effects on cholesterol control within the first 6-8 weeks of use.

Q. Are there any side effects?

A. Policosanol is completely safe. It can be used in diabetics, elderly subjects, and even in patients with impaired liver function or severe liver damage without fear of side effect.

Q. What is the proper dosage?

A. The recommended starting dose is one or two 6 mg tablets with the evening meal, since cholesterol manufacture is increased at night. If the response is not adequate after an interval of at least 2 months, the dose can be doubled to the maximum recommended dosage of 24 mg/day.

Q. Where can I buy Policosanol?

Click here to Buy Policosanol Online

Policosanol Questions Include Comparison to Statin Drugs.

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Praise for Policosanol

"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 later total cholesterol had dropped to 240. But the best news is that my good cholesterol (HDL) 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."
Edith Mc Gregor
"At doses of 10 to 20 mg per day, Policosanol lowers total cholesterol by 17% to 21% and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by 21% to 29% and raises high-density lipoprotein cholesterol by 8% to 15%"
American Heart Journal
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