April of 2013 FOCUS introduced the latest research on mixed tocotrienols from organic virgin red palm oil, and in November 2013 we further explored these novel molecules. We feel the quote from Bharat B. Agarwahl, PhD, of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, sums it up well: “Tocotrienols exhibit health benefits quite different from that of tocopherols, and in most cases, these activities are superior for human use. Promising oral agents like tocotrienols are bioavailable, work on multiple pathways, and are already recognised as safe.”

Vitamin E Treats Fatty Liver

The use of single nutrients for health management are often challenged due to lack of randomised controlled trials or small cohort size, or just general reluctance to regard these small molecules as anything other than a constituent of the mythical balanced diet.

There can be no denying that the increase in abdominal mass or obesity is not an imaginary event, even a cursory glance in your office or in the local town will identify significant differences in body mass. One of the consequences of this is the deposition of fats in the liver –an event referred to in simpler times as ‘fatty liver’ and now glorified with the name ‘non alcoholic steatohepatitis’ less comprehendible and definitely scarier.

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Vitamin E Prevents Alzheimer’s?

Monday, 12 July 2010 by | Comments: 1

A study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has raised the interesting correlation between a single nutrient with multiple components and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) reduction.[1] Whilst this is early days in terms of definitive strategic planning the indications are that mixed tocopherols are able, when present in adequate quantities in the plasma to confer a risk reduction in the region of 50%. This is a compelling ration of benefit to risk for anyone planning to try to mitigate their future brain disease and whilst correlation is not the same as causation the benefits of modest supplementation with suitable Vit E supplements makes for an attractive addition to the recommendations I have described earlier.

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