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Tocotrienols: unconventional UV protection shared with NBC viewers

It’s family vacation season, which means setting out the camping gear, packing up the SUV or flying to grandma’s house. If you’re traveling with kids, it’s best to plan ahead for common cravings and vacation mishaps. Charlotte Today hosts welcomed registered dietitian Dr. Felicia Stoler, who brought the perfect travel kit for a family vacation. One of her must-haves for protecting skin from the damage of UV sun exposure is Carotech Tocomin SupraBio Tocotrienols derived from Malaysian palm fruit oil.

“You never want to be stuck somewhere and you can’t find what you need,” Stoler began with her characteristic broad smile. “Sometimes those convenience stores or at the gas stations, they just don’t have what you need. So if you pack a little kit with you and you take it with you, you’re good to go.”

If you plan on being out and about, wearing sunscreen is essential. “You want to bring a nice 30 or 50 [SPF]. Anything beyond that we know isn’t useful,” Stoler recommended.

To help avoid skin damage from the sun’s UV rays, she also suggested that family vacation kits include Carotech Tocomin SupraBio Tocotrienols. “They come from Malaysian palm fruit oil, which is nature’s richest source of vitamin E, and they help to provide you with some SPF from the inside out.”

Research has shown that the carotenoids found in non-GMO Carotech Tocomin SupraBio may help to protect the skin from UV damage, in part by boosting healthy tissue’s ability to protect itself from harmful toxins. Additional research indicates that tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E, may delay aging in skin cells (fibroblasts), especially when cells are subjected to oxidative stress such as air pollution or UV rays.

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Regarding sun protection, Stoler concluded, “In addition to what you put outside of your body, put some on the inside, too.”

Felicia Stoler is a member of Media Relations Inc.’s panel of highly respected third-party experts. She is compensated to express her own professional opinions, through the media, about certain products.

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