Too often, people gravitate to medications and expensive treatments to solve their skin problems. As a holistic pharmacist, I like to educate people about the natural skin care options available. I was a recent guest on Seattle’s KING-TV New Day program. We discussed natural remedies that can help with common health concerns. I encouraged viewers to take care of their skin from the inside by supplementing with tocotrienols. This super-potent from of vitamin E helps protect your skin from dangerous UV damage naturally.
When it comes to skin care, protecting yourself from UV damage is important. I shared with the NBC viewers some natural mineral-based sunscreen options. You can also help protect your skin from within using tocotrienols. This form of vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. It helps protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays.
Look for tocotrienol supplements derived from Malaysian sustainable palm oil. The health benefits of these tocotrienols have been clinically studied. Scientists hypothesize that palm oil’s carotenoids work by boosting healthy tissue’s ability to protect itself from harmful toxins. In addition, this oil is also great for brain health and for cardiovascular health. NIH-funded studies have also found that it may help protect your brain, in the event that a stroke occurs. You can take a daily Malaysian palm oil-derived supplement to protect your skin from within. As I shared with the host who commented on my healthy skin, I take Malaysian palm oil every day.
In addition to supplements, you can find Malaysian sustainable palm cooking oils in international grocery stores. This healthy oil is non-GMO and has a neutral effect on cholesterol. Malaysian sustainable palm oil can also tolerate high-heat cooking better than olive oil.
About vitamin E
Most people think of vitamin E as a single nutrient, but there are actually eight different forms of vitamin E: four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. Tocopherols and tocotrienols have entirely different health benefits.
Sherry Torkos is a holistic pharmacist, author, fitness instructor and lecturer. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows where she discusses a variety of medical and natural health topics.