Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil is a good source of Vitamin E tocotrienols, which scientists have only recently discovered may help protect the brain and neural tissues during a stroke. Dr. Chandan Sen, the leading researcher in this area, presented a seminar on this subject on December 6th.
Dr. Sen, the Associate Dean for Research at The Ohio State University Medical Center, has shown in his research that tocotrienols are absorbed by all vital organs studied including the brain. His findings, published in 2011 in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, provide compelling evidence that nutrition-based intervention in people at high risk for stroke may be warranted.
In his seminar, Dr. Sen will discuss how very low concentrations of alpha tocotrienol (as found in Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil) may help prevent nerve cell death, and that such low concentrations can be achieved in the human blood stream following oral supplementation. Further, pre-clinical studies using small animals and dogs found that alpha tocotrienol repeatedly protected against stroke-induced brain injury.