Overview

Octacosanol is a chemical found in a variety of plants, including sugar cane and wheat germ oil. It is chemically similar to vitamin E. Octacosanol is also found in another product, called policosanol.

Octacosanol is used for athletic performance, Parkinson disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease), high cholesterol, and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Be careful not to confuse octacosanol with policosanol.

How does it work ?

Octacosanol might help improve the way the body uses oxygen.

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