Sugar cane wax extract octacosanol powder, a natural compound derived from sugar cane wax,has shown promising results in clinical studies (primarily performed in cuba) and is well tolerated.Since it is derived from a food a source,sugar cane wax extract policosanol powder is classified as a nutraceutical ,or natural product. Commercial products are derived from a variety of different source (sugar cane wax, rice bran wax, beeswax,)but it is important to note that the sugar cane wax derivative was used in the Cuban studies.
Octacosanol powder contains about 60% octacosanol, followed by triacontanol. There is a much lower concentration of several other fatty alcohols: behenyl alcohol, lignoceryl alcohol, ceryl alcohol, 1-heptacosanol, 1-nonacosanol, 1-dotriacontanol, and geddyl alcohol.
Sugar cane wax extract octacosanol powder is used as a nutritional supplement intended to lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol and to help prevent atherosclerosis, though some studies have raised questions about the effectiveness of octacosanol.
(1) to strengthen stamina, vigour and physical strength;
(2) to improve the reactive sensitivity;
(3) to improve the strength;
(4) to promote function of sex hormone, ease the pain of muscle;
(5) to improve the function of cardiac muscle,
(6) to reduce cholesterol, blood fat and systolic pressure;