Natural extract from rice bran.
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.
Directions: As a food supplement, take one to three capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
One vegan capsule provides:
|Policosanol (60% octacosanol)||20mg|
|in a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry|
|Policosanol is derived from rice bran.|
DISCLAIMER: Product information correct at the time of publication. Viridian regularly updates product formulations in order to improve product efficacy, which can result in 2 or more concurrent formulation variations in our current stock.