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Cardiovascular Support*
20 Minims - 1130 mg

Rich in Vitamin E and Octacosanol
Unrefined - Cold Processed
Health Notes

Octacosanol

Octacosanol
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Preliminary studies have suggested that octacosanol improves endurance, reaction time, and other measures of exercise capacity.(more)
Athletic Performance
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Wheat germ oil, which contains a waxy substance known as octacosanol, has been investigated as an ergogenic agent. Preliminary studies have suggested that octacosanol improves endurance, reaction time, and other measures of exercise capacity.1 In another preliminary trial, supplementation with 1 mg per day of octacosanol for eight weeks improved grip strength and visual reaction time, but it had no effect on chest strength, auditory reaction time, or endurance.2

References

1. Cureton TK. The physiological effects of wheat germ oil on humans. In: Exercise. Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1972, 296-300.

2. Saint-John M, McNaughton L. Octacosanol ingestion and its effects on metabolic responses to submaximal cycle ergometry, reaction time and chest and grip strength. Int Clin Nutr Rev 1986;6(2):81-7.

Octacosanol is a waxy substance naturally present in some plant oils and is the primary component of the sugar cane extract called policosanol.

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  • Easy To Use
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    Comments about NOW NUTRITION NOW® Wheat Germ Oil:

    This wheat germ oil appears to work just fine. It's basically like a fish oil looking pill with out the smell. Easy to swallow, no taste at all. Take two with a meal, twice a day as per the instructions. I have noticed slightly improved response hand and eye coordination since I have started taking this, but may see better results the longer I take it. Also another unexpected effect, a much thicker "load" consistency. Not necessarily larger volume, but more...thick. My girl friend doesn't seem to mind at all, so all in all, no complaints.

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