February 13, 2016


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What other names is Octacosanol known by?

1-Octacosanol, Hexacosanol (26-C), N-octacosanol, Octacosyl Alcohol, Tetracosanol (24-C), Tétracosanol (24-C), Triacontanol (30-C).

What is Octacosanol?

Octacosanol is a chemical found in a variety of plant sources, including sugar cane and wheat germ oil.

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  • Treating a condition called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS); improving strength, stamina, and reaction times; herpes infections; skin diseases; Parkinson's disease; high cholesterol levels; hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis); and other conditions.

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