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Description

Octacosanol is a long-chain fatty alcohol found in plant waxes, such as wheat germ oil, and is used as a dietary supplement. It is believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is thought to improve physical performance and endurance.

Octacosanol has been linked to a number of toxic effects, including liver damage, kidney damage, and increased risk of cancer. It has also been linked to increased risk of stroke and heart attack.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  NOW Foods Octacosanol
  ▸  Nature's Way Octacosanol
  ▸  Jarrow Formulas Octacosanol
  ▸  Solgar Octacosanol
  ▸  Puritan's Pride Octacosanol
  ▸  Life Extension Octacosanol

Synonyms
  • chytyl alcohol
  • montanyl alcohol
  • octacosanol
  • octacosyl alcohol
Classifications
  • supplement

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