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Policosanol 20mg

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  • CARRDIOVASCULAR PROTECTION
  • CHOLESTEROL REDUCTION
  • BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION
  • POSTMENOPAUSAL HEALTH

Dosage

20mg capsule taken 1-3 times daily at mealtimes. May be used long term within normal dosage range.

 

Potential applications

Elevated serum lipids (cholesterol / triglycerides), hypertension, angina, intermittent claudication, reduces LDL oxidation, atherosclerosis, reduced ischaemia (decreased blood supply), general cardiovascular protection, elevated liver enzymes (10mg policosanol shown to reduce gammaglutamyl transferase (GGT) and Alanine transaminase (ALT).

 

Known contraindications

None known

Interactions

Results provide support that policosanol therapy added to hypercholesterolemic elderly individuals taking beta-blockers could provide additional benefits in lowering blood pressure

Those undergoing treatment for cardiovascular disease should discuss any adjunct treatment with their health professional.

No other interactions known.

 

Side Effects

Studies have shown Policosanol to be very safe and well tolerated.

 

Useful links

Cardiovascular support – organic flax seed oil, hawthorn berry, l-carnitine, potassium and magnesium, pycnogenol

 

Note: Concerns regarding the side effects of statin medication such as polyneuropathy increase the need for suitable alternative approaches.