Brain Health

Tocotrienols may help to protect the brain from stroke damage

Doctors consider mini-strokes, also called Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) to be warning signs. An ischemic stroke happens when a clot in a vessel stops blood flow to the brain. Each TIA increases the risk of a subsequent stroke. In fact, about 1 in 3 people who have a transient ischemic attack eventually have a stroke, with about half occurring within a year after the transient ischemic attack. If you’ve experienced a TIA, you may want to consider supplementing your diet with tocotrienols from Malaysian red palm oil because research shows they may help to protect brain cells from stroke damage.

The symptoms of a TIA are similar to those of a stroke, but a TIA doesn’t destroy brain cells or cause permanent disability. Those sudden symptoms may include facial weakness, numbness of arms and legs, dizziness, severe headache, speech difficulty and/or vision trouble.

Ohio State University researcher Dr. Chandan Sen has discovered that a diet that includes the tocotrienols found in products made with palm fruit oil (Tocomin SupraBio) may help to protect the brain’s neurons from stroke-related neurodegeneration. “This {research} suggests that the tocotrienol form of natural vitamin E can be part of a regular diet to keep the brain enriched and more prepared to defend itself,” Sen commented, “particularly for people at a high risk for stroke.”

Learn more about protecting your brain cells, and more about what happens during mini-strokes as well as how to avoid common risk factors, in a new booklet: Understand Mini-Stroke, Take Action Early.

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