Policosanol, a mixture of nine high primary aliphatic alcohols,
is a derivative of sugar cane wax. Octacosanol, the main component in policosanol, works as a powerful antioxidant to help maintain healthy arteries. Healthy vasculature helps support heart health. In addition to octacosanol, policosanol is made up of eight other aliphatic alcohols that are also helpful in promoting cardiovascular health.