ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND NUTRITION LAB DENVER COLO
Two long-term studies 6 weeks were performed to evaluate the effects of octacosanol, wheat germ oil, and vitamin E on the performance of swimming rats. In the first study the rats performed a single swim-to-exhaustion, 2 days a week, and in the second study a double swim-toexhaustion, 2 days a week. Comparisons made during the study showed that the performance of rats receiving these substances did not differ significantly from that of control groups. These results are contrary to published data in the literature showing increases in performance with the various treatments. Author
Reprint from Jnl. of Applied Physiology, 19:2. p265-267, Mar 64.