Policosanol helps lower cholesterol.

  Policosanol is a natural product heavily promoted for its lipid-lowering effects. Lots of supplements for "cholesterol support" now contain policosanol...ONE-A-DAY Cholesterol Plus, CholeRx, Cholest-Response, etc.

  Policosanol is a waxy substance that's commonly derived from sugar cane, but it can also come from rice, wheat, beeswax, yams, etc. It inhibits cholesterol synthesis in the liver.

  Some research suggests that policosanol at doses of 5 to 40 mg/day works as well as some statins.

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