Researchers are uncovering exciting evidence that supplementing your diet with a natural form of vitamin E called alpha tocotrienol may help protect your brain’s sensitive nerve cells, possibly limiting the damage if you have a stroke and helping to accelerate recovery of functional loss.
The health of your brain’s white matter affects how well it learns and functions. This is also the area of the brain most often affected by stroke. Results of a two-year human clinical study published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke, show that vitamin E tocotrienols derived from Malaysian palm oil supports white matter health by weakening the progression of white matter lesions.
After reading a Hindu BusinessLine article blasting palm oil and riddled with myths, Peter Pressman, MD, MS, FACN authored an in-depth rebuttal to set the record straight. The editors of Free Malaysia Today immediately saw the educational value of printing Pressman’s article, which is based in part on his own scientific research and his first-hand experience on Malaysia’s oil palm plantations.