LOS ANGELES, July 29 -- A dietary supplement called policosanol, which is derived from the waxy coating of sugar cane leaves and stems, has become an increasingly popular natural option when it comes to fighting cholesterol.
This effective policosanol has been used by thousands of patients in over 30 other countries for more than a decade. Policosanol Advantage(TM), a sugar cane-derived policosanol supplement from Health Asure(TM), is the first of its kind available in the mass market in the United States. See www.policosanol.com .
Recent U.S. clinical testing of Policosanol Advantage has yielded positive cholesterol management benefits. Results assert that Policosanol Advantage can help maintain normal blood levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol.
"Today, it's widely understood that good health, low cholesterol and a strong heart come from a combination of efforts," states Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, a family physician in Miami, Fla. "Policosanol Advantage is now part of the equation for many people."
Dr. Wollschlaeger cites an article in The American Heart Journal, which reports that policosanol is a natural source and an attractive alternative for a large number of people.
Natural Pharmacy (May/June 2003 issue) also reveals that policosanol may maintain normal blood lipid levels, platelet aggregation, oxidation of LDL, and other risk factors for CVD (cardiovascular disease).
Policosanol Advantage has the unique added plus of coenzyme 10 (CoQ10), a substance found naturally in the body. Low levels of CoQ10 have been associated with lack of energy.
Product directions advise users to take one tablet in the morning and one in the evening, preferably with a meal. Policosanol Advantage provides full benefits when taken continuously for 30 to 120 days. Each tablet contains 10 mg of policosanol and 15 mg of CoQ10.