E for emerging nutrient? The growth of vitamin E tocotrienols

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By Stephen Daniells

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Related tags: Antioxidant, Tocopherol, Tocotrienol

E for emerging nutrient? The growth of vitamin E tocotrienols
Vitamin E tocotrienols are slowing coming out of the shadow of tocopherols. Stephen Daniells talks to Dr Barrie Tan from American River Nutrition, about new sources of tocotrienols, new entrants to the market, and where the health benefits lie.

Speaking at Vitafoods 2009 in Geneva about vitamin E tocotrienols, Dr Tan explained the differences between vitamin E in its tocopherol and tocotrienol form.

“In terms of benefits to the body, [tocotrienols] would protect a larger area of membrane in a cell, than a tocopherol that stays stationary in one place.”

Awareness of the tocotrienol form of vitamin E tocotrienols, obtained from palm, rice oil, or annatto, is increasing slowly, and clear health benefits are emerging.

“Scientists are making points to differentiate functions of tocotrienols to those of tocopherols. The three areas that delineate the tocotrienol functions from tocopherols are cancer, cardiovascular benefits, and diabetes.”

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