Phytocor Plus capsules
Each PHYTOCOR tablet contains 10 mg policosanol.
Each PHYTOCOR PLUS capsule contains:
Policosanol 10 mg
Omega 3 300 mg
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 5 mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 4 mg
Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) 6 mg
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 6 mg
Folic acid (Vitamin B9) 400 Âµg
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 5 Âµg
D-Biotin (Vitamin H) 100 Âµg
Calcium Pantothenate 4 mg
Zinc (elemental) 15 mg
A: 32.2 Other substances or agents, other
Policosanol is a natural ingredient derived from the waxy component of sugar
cane. It is a natural concentrated form of the long chain aliphatic fatty alcohol
(not a sugar) derived from sugar cane. The major component is octacosanol,
a potent policosanol.
About 75% – 80% of cholesterol is synthesized in the liver and the balance is
derived from food sources such as meat and dairy products.
Cholesterol is transported in the blood stream by lipoproteins. AcetylCoA is
the enzyme responsible for the synthesis of cholesterol in the cells.
There are four main classes of lipoproteins, which are:
â€¢ High-density lipoproteins (HDL)
â€¢ Low-density lipoproteins (LDL)
â€¢ Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL)
Various clinical trials using the sugar cane extract have demonstrated that
policosanol lowers low-density lipoproteins (LDL or â€œbadâ€ cholesterol) in the
blood. It improves blood cholesterol levels by reducing serum cholesterol
levels and increasing HDL levels.
Policosanol exhibits anti-oxidant effect on LDL cholesterol. Initial; October 2005 Page 2 of 8
It has been suggested that it contributes to the â€œthinningâ€ of the blood by
inhibiting platelet aggregation by reducing blood clots and improving
The various vitamins and minerals have been known to play a symbiotic role
in maintaining the lipid balance in the body.
In addition, studies support the homocysteine lowering effects of the Bvitamins, especially folic acid.