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Wheatgerm oil contains octacosanol, a waxy substance found in vegetable oils and sugar cane. It is generally used to enhance exercise performance.
Wheatgerm oil is not an essential nutrient and therefore is not involved in essential functions in the body.
For exercise performance, a dosage adjusted to 1 mg of octacosanol daily.
Wheatgerm oil appears to be quite safe. Studies investigating prolonged and excessive (up to 20 mg octacosanol daily) use did not report any adverse effects (3). Some people may have difficulty digesting wheatgerm or lipid products.
There are no known drug interactions or contra-indications for wheatgerm oil.
1. Cureton TK. The physiological effects of wheat germ oil on humans. In Exercise. Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1972:296-300.