This food industry publication names red palm oil as one of the best tocotrienol sources, and credits Hon. Minister Teresa Kok for intensifying Malaysia’s environmental responsibility efforts.
Natural vitamin E comes in eight different forms. Four are called tocopherols, which are the forms typically found in the synthetic or natural vitamin E supplements. The other four are called tocotrienols, nutrients which function completely differently than tocopherols. Studies show that taking palm-derived tocotrienols daily may be an easy way to be proactive about your brain health, especially if you are at high risk for stroke. However it’s unlikely that most Americans currently get this benefit even if they take vitamin E supplements because most of those supplements available do not contain alpha tocotrienol.
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Malaysia is a leader in responsible palm oil production. Malaysian palm oil, the world’s first sustainable vegetable oil, has been a symbol of environmental responsibility for decades. The country has strengthened its commitment by implementing a nationwide Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification program.
The long-running demonization of fat is beginning to wane and good fats — such as sustainably produced Malaysian palm oil — are back on our plates!
Vitamin E tocotrienols, some of the strongest antioxidants, can be found in barley, rye and palm oil. In fact, the best source of these super-potent antioxidants is Malaysian red palm oil.
There’s a chance you may not be consuming enough of these good-for-you fats. Keep reading to determine if it’s time to modernize your eating habits.
You may be reading and hearing more about tocotrienols. Studies have shown that premium tocotrienol supplements, derived from Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, may help protect your brain from stroke damage, promote younger skin, support liver health and even reduce cancer risk.
These results may help the scientific community establish intake recommendations for tocotrienols, particularly the tolerable upper intake level.
“What I had learned before was wrong, and I was so surprised about the information I was finding that it led me to write my first book regarding tropical oils. ‘That led on to ‘The Palm Oil Miracle’.
“Tropical oils, such as Malaysian sustainable palm oil are being used to replace unhealthy trans fats because it is naturally trans fat-free, non-GMO, doesn’t raise cholesterol levels and doesn’t affect food’s taste,” explained Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler.
Red palm oil is the most abundant natural source of tocotrienols. In addition to increasing exercise endurance, tocotrienols have been studied for their ability to help manage cholesterol levels and help protect against stroke damage.