Octacosanol belongs to the group of policosanols, substances obtained by extraction from cereals. The main benefit that would derive from the consumption of policosanols concerns the lowering of the levels of total cholesterol and Ldl cholesterol (or the Low density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called “bad cholesterol”) and the simultaneous increase of “good” cholesterol (Hdl, High density lipoprotein). Furthermore, according to some studies, policosanols would help keep blood pressure levels within the normal range. On the basis of the scientific results obtained up to now, policosanols would have effects on cholesterol metabolism similar to those of phytosterols.
-5% – 90%