MicroActive Policosanol®
MicroActive Policosanol®
Water Dispersible 8,435,967

Product Description

Policosanol is a natural supplement derived from sugar cane. It is a mixture of eight higher primary aliphatic alcohols isolated and purified from sugar cane wax. Policosanol promotes healthy platelet function and helps to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.1-14 Animal and human studies have also shown that policosanol is an antioxidant.15-19 When used in long-term clinical trials, policosanol was well tolerated and safe.5,15,20,21

Mechanism of Action

MicroActive Policosanol increases absorption by reducing particle size less than 10 microns thereby promoting more efficient transport through the digestive track and cell walls. In addition, the proprietary mix of polymers in MicroActive Policosanol slows the release rate allowing for absorption over a longer time period. Evidence supports the claim that this combination of greater absorption and sustained release creates a more uniform absorption from subject-to-subject, improving the probability that all consumers will benefit from the active.

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