Policosanol is the trivial name of a mixture of high molecular weight
alcohols isolated from sugar cane, wherein octacosanol is the main component. Some forms of coagulation result in cholesterol problems. Often improving the
cholesterol, results in lower coagulation levels.
- "lowered LDL-cholesterol by 27.4% and 28.1%, total cholesterol (p <
0.00001) by 15.6% and 17.3%, and the LDL-cholesterol/high-density lipoprotein
(HDL)-cholesterol ratio by 37.2% and 36.5%, respectively"
- "In conclusion, policosanol administered at 10 mg/day produces more
advantageous changes in HDL-cholesterol and has a better safety and
tolerability profile than lovastatin 20 mg/day."
- When policosanol was administered platelet aggregation induced by ADP
(37.3%), epinephrine (32.6%) and collagen (40.5%) were significantly reduced
- a 6% decrease in fibrinogen
Also see Red Yeast Rice
(natural Statin) and xylitol.
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