The Vitamin E Story
Vitamin E is not a single nutrient, but rather a complexmade up of eight distinct compounds: four tocopherols and four tocotrienols.These components have slightly different chemical structures, and thesedifferences impart unique properties that influence their biochemical functionsand their effects in the body. Most conventional supplements are typically richin tocopherols — alpha-tocopherol, in particular — but the tocotrienolfractions have unique effects across a variety of tissues that make themdesirable to supplement on their own, without tocopherols. Rich sources ofvitamin E include whole grains, such as wheat (especially wheat germ), rice,barley, oats, corn, select leafy green vegetables, and palm fruit. Most ofthese foods, however, are higher in tocopherols than tocotrienols. The richestknown source of naturally occurring tocotrienols is annatto, derived from theseeds of a tree native to Latin America. Annatto is virtually free oftocopherols and contains nearly 100% tocotrienols, all in the most potentforms. The tocotrienols in this product are sourced from annatto, so they’reexclusively tocotrienols.
Benefits of Tocotrienols Tocotrienols have shownimpressive effects in supporting cardiovascular health, particularly in regardto supporting healthy cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism. They may also bebeneficial for promoting a healthy inflammatory response. Tocotrienols alsosupport healthy blood pressure in relation to their support of healthy bloodvessel function. Owing to their promotion of normal blood lipid metabolism,tocotrienols may be beneficial for metabolic support related to blood glucoseand insulin metabolism. New research also suggests tocotrienols may be avaluable addition to the supplement regimens of those who need nutritionalsupport for strong, healthy bones. Perhaps the best-known role for the vitaminE complex is that of an antioxidant. Tocopherols have antioxidant effects, buttocotrienols are more potent at protecting against cellular damage from harmfulfree radicals. The powerful antioxidant function of tocotrienols has beendemonstrated in studies of skin and eye health, where damage from oxidation canlead to premature aging of the skin and compromised visual acuity. Abnormalgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes can also lead to problems with vision.Tocotrienols have been shown to help reduce this issue.
Why No Tocopherols? Supplements claiming to containvitamin E are often only alphatocopherol. Although alpha-tocopherol hasbeneficial effects of its own, it has been shown to interfere with the positiveeffects of tocotrienols, which also inhibits absorption of tocotrienols andcauses them to break down faster. For this reason, it is best to taketocotrienols independently of any other supplements that containalpha-tocopherol, and it is recommended to separate tocotrienol and tocopherolsupplementation by at least 6 hours
Vitamin E Ismade With DeltaGold® 70, An Essentially Tocopherol-Free, Tocotrienol-Onlyproduct, Containing 100% Tocotrienols (90% Delta And 10% Gamma Isomers). DeltaGold®is A Registered Trademark Of American River Nutrition, LLC And Protected By USPatent No. 8,586,109.
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