NOW Foods Policosanol 20mg

90 vcaps
NOW Foods Policosanol 20mg, cholesterol health balance

Policosanol is a mix of long chain fatty alcohols (LCFA) extracted and refined from sugar cane. Octacosanol is the most active ingredient of this dietary supplement together with other beneficial fatty acid constituents. Policosanol can benefit the cardiovascular system with its antioxidant activity, protecting serum lipids from free radical attack. It  can also support healthy immune functions.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Policosanol (from Sugar Cane)

20 mg


Artichoke Extract (Cynara scolymus) (Leaf) (min. 2% Caffeolyquinic Acids as Cynarins)

100 mg


Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum) (Fruit/Seeds) (min. 80% Silymarin)

100 mg


Alpha Lipoic Acid

50 mg


Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera) (Standardized for Polyphenols)

30 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Vegetable polysaccharide (capsule), maltodextrin, rice flour, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica. Contains soy.

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with food.


For adults only. Consult Doctor if pregnant/ nursing, taking medication, or if you have a medical condition.


Policosanol is a natural cardiovascular support that can help regulate normal serum cholesterol levels for blood cholesterol balance. It can assist in balancing the healthy ratio of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL). It is recommended for men and women who want to maintain their cholesterol levels within normal limits and also prevent problems related to excessive cholesterol accumulation. This Policosanol supplement help maintain pliability and integrity of blood vessels for superior blood flow. When used together with regular exercise, Now Foods Policosanol helps in achieving healthy blood circulation. It is also known as a weight loss pill and therefore can assist in helping to reach a more desirable body weight. Non-clinical studies suggest that it also can have a protective action for the prostate gland. The considerable antioxidant activity of Policonasol may also assist in managing serum blood sugar levels and maintaining the body’s natural autoimmune response. Using the same antioxidant mechanisam, Policosanol supplements can support the activities of immune cells for stronger immune system defenses.

Policosanol is a mixture of Long Chain Fatty Alcohols (LCFA), extracted and refined from sugar cane. Sugar cane is a known excellent source of these beneficial plant waxes. The name policonasol comes from the prefix “poli” which means many or multiple. Octaconasol is the main Policosanol ingredient, but the mix also includes hexacosanol, triacontanol, and other long chain fatty alcohols. As a dietary supplement, Policonasol can help the body achieve total cholesterol balance. Serum cholesterol balance is achieved when there is healthy ratio between the High Density Lipoproteins, the good cholesterol, and the Low Density Lipoproteins, the bad cholesterol. Healthy ratio means more good cholesterol than the bad ones. In the blood, the good cholesterol carries the bad cholesterol away from the arteries and into the liver where it is being processed and excreted. When this process fails, the bad cholesterol tends attach in the walls of the blood vessels causing hardening of the arteries and compromising blood flow to the heart and other vital organs. Now Foods Policosanol also includes high potency herbs that can boost the antioxidant activity of Policosanol including Artichoke, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape Seed, and Milk Thistle. Artichoke is a good source of Vitamin C and A, which are also powerful antioxidants. Alpha Lipoic Acid also possesses significant antioxidant activity to protect cells from oxidation. The same antioxidant effects are produced by Grape seed. Lastly, Milk Thistle is another herb that can help support healthy functions of the cardiovascular system by also balancing serum lipids.