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How to Use It

Most studies have used 5 to 10 mg of policosanol taken twice per day.

Where to Find It

The long-chain alcohols found in policosanol are present in many foods of plant origin. Supplemental policosanol is typically extracted from sugar cane or beeswax.

Possible Deficiencies

Policosanol is not an essential nutrient, so no deficiencies are possible.

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