You may be reading and hearing more about tocotrienols. Studies have shown that premium tocotrienol supplements, derived from Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, may help protect your brain from stroke damage, promote younger skin, support liver health and even reduce cancer risk.
Natural vitamin E comes in eight different forms. Four are called tocopherols, which are the forms typically found in the synthetic or natural vitamin E supplements. The other four are called tocotrienols, nutrients which function completely differently than tocopherols. Studies show that taking palm-derived tocotrienols daily may be an easy way to be proactive about your brain health, especially if you are at high risk for stroke. However it’s unlikely that most Americans currently get this benefit even if they take vitamin E supplements because most of those supplements available do not contain alpha tocotrienol.
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These results may help the scientific community establish intake recommendations for tocotrienols, particularly the tolerable upper intake level.
“What I had learned before was wrong, and I was so surprised about the information I was finding that it led me to write my first book regarding tropical oils. ‘That led on to ‘The Palm Oil Miracle’.
“Tropical oils, such as Malaysian sustainable palm oil are being used to replace unhealthy trans fats because it is naturally trans fat-free, non-GMO, doesn’t raise cholesterol levels and doesn’t affect food’s taste,” explained Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler.
Red palm oil is the most abundant natural source of tocotrienols. In addition to increasing exercise endurance, tocotrienols have been studied for their ability to help manage cholesterol levels and help protect against stroke damage.
Studies have shown that tocotrienols excel at keeping skin youthful, help maintain eye health and even protect the brain from stroke damage. Malaysian sustainable palm oil is nature’s richest source of this super vitamin.
Tocotrienols have 40 to 60 times the antioxidant power of the more common Vitamin E tocopherols. These tocotrienols, found primarily in red palm oil, can help manage cholesterol levels, help protect against stroke damage and may even reduce cancer risk.
The excitement about tocotrienols is mounting as scientists around the world turn their attention toward this “other” vitamin E. While many of the studies are preliminary, they are providing evidence of this vitamin’s incredible potential.
The researchers found that all individual tocotrienol forms (alpha, gamma, delta) effectively scavenged superoxide, but did not improve endothelial function unless alpha-tocopherol is present.
Many manufacturers are shying away from factory-created fats, and instead choosing Malaysian sustainable palm oil. This healthy, non-GMO tropical oil delivers the same texture and shelf-life qualities of partially hydrogenated oils, yet is naturally trans fat-free. It’s also a rich source of vitamin E. The source of palm oil matters. In the United States, many […]