More Bioavailable Policosanol for Cholesterol Now Patented

January 24, 2013

BioActives’ policosanol, which is marketed under the company’s MicroActive brand name, comes from sugarcane wax.

BioActives LLC (Worcester, MA) has gained a patent for a highly water-dispersible policosanol complex that the company says offers improved bioavailability and sustained release. “The policosanol molecule fits inside a beta-cyclodextrin molecule. The complex releases that active over time when [it comes] into contact with water, thereby creating the sustained release,” the company explains.

Policosanol, an ingredient derived from plant waxes, is often marketed to promote healthy cholesterol levels. BioActives’ policosanol, which is marketed under the company’s MicroActive brand name, comes from sugarcane wax.

Dan Kagan, PhD, a partner at BioActives LLC, says this is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of heart-health ingredients, which also includes Cardio HB standardized hibiscus extract and 3nB Celery Seed Extract for blood pressure. In particular, “MicroActive policosanol, when paired with MicroActive CoQ10, creates a highly bioavailable, sustained-release product with superior heart-health benefits,” he says.