Also indexed as:Wheat Germ Oil (Octacosanol)
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How to Use It

When octacosanol is taken as part of policosanol, 5–10 mg of policosanol is taken twice each day with meals. For exercise performance, 1 mg per day of octacosanol has been used.

Where to Find It

Octacosanol is a waxy substance found in vegetable oils and sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum). Another compound, called policosanol, contains a large amount of octacosanol, along with several similar compounds.

Possible Deficiencies

Because octacosanol is not an essential bodily constituent, deficiencies do not occur.

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