A super-potent form of vitamin E is on the minds of researchers and nutritionists around the country. Tocotrienols, a natural vitamin E form that’s not usually found in multivitamins, has 40 to 60 times the antioxidant power of the more common variety. 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. Best of all, this nutritious oil is used in better-for-you foods, such as premium granola bars and healthy spreads.
Here’s why health experts are encouraging the public to add tocotrienols and tocotrienol-rich Malaysian sustainable red palm oil to their diets:
- Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler explains why we should do more of our cooking with palm oil. “Palm fruit oil isn’t just a fat. It’s one of nature’s best sources of vitamin E tocotrienols, which are being studied for everything from their cardiovascular and brain benefits to their ability to support skin health. Certainly, no one is looking at butter or other vegetable oils and getting excited about their health benefits.”
- At the 2015 Palm International Nutra-Cosmeceutical Conference, Joseph Keenan, MD, a leading expert on nutritional supplement research and disease, presented on this super vitamin’s potential cancer suppression ability. “Tocotrienols have been shown to support brain health by decreasing white matter lesions. This anti-inflammatory nutrient also supports cardiovascular and skin health, and may play an anti-aging role,” he added.
- During an interview on Sacramento TV, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS summed up why he is such a fan of tocotrienol-rich palm oil. “This is the oil of the future, Malaysian palm oil. It’s good for your heart and good for your brain.”
Most of the vitamin E in our foods – about 70 percent – are tocopherols, the other form of vitamin E. While most common U.S. cooking oils such as olive, soybean and safflower do not contain this super vitamin, Malaysian sustainable palm oil is rich with tocotrienols. This non-GMO and naturally trans fat-free oil is also a preferred substitute for partially hydrogenated oils, the harmful factory-made ingredient that the Food and Drug Administration is working to remove from the food supply. Popular products which contain Malaysian sustainable palm oil include Smart Balance spreads, Luna bars and Nutella.
Learn more about this super vitamin at www.tocotrienol.org.
Felicia Stoler is a member of Media Relations Inc.’s panel of highly respected third-party experts. She is compensated to express her own professional opinions, through the media, about certain products.