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CAS.No: 557-61-9
Molecular formula: C28H58O

Octacosanol, also known as policosanol, a high molecular weight, primary aliphatic alcohol, is the main component of a natural product wax extracted from plants. This wax commonly exists in fruit, leaves and surface of plants, and whole seeds.

The most widely studied of these are its cholesterol lowering properties, and many studies have shown that octacosanol is very effective in lowering LDL and increasing HDL. In addition, it has been shown that policosanol is as effective as aspirin in terms of its antiaggregatory effects.


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