Posted by doublejiang on June 15, 2005 at 05:07:46:
Product Name: Octacosanol
Description: Octacosanol is a 28 carbon long-chain saturated primary alcohol. It is a constituent of vegetable waxes. Octacosanol is isolated from the wax found on green blades of wheat. It is the major long-chain alcohol isolated from the waxes of sugar cane and yams. It is also found in wheat germ oil. Octacosanol is also known as l-octacosanol, n-octacosanol and octacosyl alcohol. It has the following chemical formula: CH3£¨CH2£©26CH2OH .Octacosanol is a solid waxy substance that is insoluble in water. Octacosanol belongs to the family of fatty alcohols.
Function: The action of octacosanol is unknown. It is the major long-chain alcohol in policosanol (see Policosanol), and policosanol appears to lower cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels. Octacosanol, like policosanol (see Policosanol), may have cholesterol-lowering effects but research will have to be done to confirm this. Similarly, there is preliminary evidence suggesting that octacosanol may increase physical endurance and that it may benefit some with Parkinson's disease. Octacosanol is not indicated for use in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis despite some claims of efficacy in this disorder.
Hangzhou Gosun Biotechnologies Co.,Ltd.
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