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Alpha-tocopherol improves uptake and distribution of tocotrienol

Another study proves that alpha-tocopherol does not interfere with tocotrienol uptake and distribution. As a matter of fact, it improves the uptake of tocotrienols. A recent study (Hansen H., et al., 2015) that evaluates the distribution of vitamin E isoforms (tocopherol and tocotrienol) in laying hens was conducted at Iowa State University. The study shows […]

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polyphenols, palm kernel oil

What are palm oil polyphenols?

Sustainable Malaysian palm oil is abundantly rich in molecules called polyphenols. That’s a term often associated with plant-based nutrition, but what exactly does it mean? Polyphenols are natural, plant-based chemicals that are known to have multiple health benefits. For example, the polyphenols found in sustainable Malaysian palm oil are natural antioxidants*. As noted in a […]

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Concerned about stroke? A two-year study finds that vitamin E from Malaysian palm oil helps to protect brain’s white matter

The health of your brain’s white matter affects how well it learns and functions. This is also the area of the brain most often affected by stroke. Results of a two-year human clinical study published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke, show that vitamin E tocotrienols derived from Malaysian palm oil supports white matter […]

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