Were you looking for information about Policosanol? Polycosanol is a common misspelling of policosanol.
Policosanol is an herbal supplement often claimed to be useful for lowering cholesterol. It is made up of the fatty alcohol derived from plant waxes. While it is believed that policosanol works by decreasing cholesterol production in the liver and increasing cholesterol breakdown in the body, there is insufficient evidence to suggest that the supplement is indeed effective. Side effects that may occur with policosanol include drowsiness, migraines, upset stomach, and insomnia.
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