Function and sources
Octacosanol is an oil concentrate naturally derived from wheat germ. It is clinically known to improve oxygen utilization and hence to increase endurance, something that may be helpful to athletes or mountain climbers, as it is also known to reduce high altitude stress. It is a supplement for active persons.
Octacosanol equally reduces blood cholesterol levels, and has a mitigating effect on muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular disorders.