Octacosanol is a waxy substance naturally present in some plant oils and is the primary component of the sugar cane extract called policosanol.
Octacosanol-containing wheat germ oil was investigated decades ago as an exercise performance–promoting (ergogenic) agent. These preliminary studies found that octacosanol had promising effects on endurance, reaction time, and other measures of exercise capacity.1 In another trial, 1,000 mcg per day of octacosanol for eight weeks was found to improve grip strength and visual reaction time, but it had no effect on chest strength, auditory reaction time, or endurance.2
Where is it found?
Octacosanol is a waxy substance found in vegetable oils and sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum). Another compound, called policosanol, contains a large amount of octacosanol, along with several similar compounds.
As a dietary supplement for adults, one (1) Vegicaps daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Serving Size 1 Vegicaps® Amount Per Vegicaps® Ingredients: Octacosanol\ (from defatted wheat germ oil) 2 mg* (2000 mcg) ()
1 Vegicap supplies: Octacosanol (from defatted wheat germ oil) 2 mg (2000 mcg).
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Vegetable Glycerin, Water.
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS SUGAR, SALT AND STARCH FREE.
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