Dr. Sharon Ling, PhD, did a fantastic job explaining how the brain health benefits of tocotrienols found in palm fruit oil. Tocotrienols may play a role in protecting our brains and neurological system after a stroke. Her guest column, Tocomin from palm oil has neuroprotective properties, appears in the July 19, 2012 issue of BioSpectrum. Dr. Ling, the vice president of scientific affairs for Carotech, has been a lead investigator in more than 30 human clinical studies.
In her column, Dr. Ling examines the scientific evidence uncovered by the research, much of which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Tocomin SupraBio, a natural full spectrum tocotrienol complex concentrated from crude virgin palm oil (derived from the flesh of the oil palm fruit), that also contains other phytonutrients including tocopherol, plant squalene, phytosterols, co-enzyme Q10 and mixed carotenoids that are naturally extracted together with the tocotrienols.
She explains, “Tocomin SupraBio … is emerging as a natural form of vitamin E with clinically proven neuroprotective effects particularly against stroke induced brain cell death and injuries.” She elaborates that this protection may be occurring within both cells and veins/arteries.
Robin Miller is a health and nutrition editor with more than 30 years of industry experience. She researches and writes about the nutritional benefits of palm fruit oil, with the goal of giving readers factual, science-based information that will be useful in their daily lives.