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Tocotrienols unable to reduce chronic pain, but may minimise ‘stabbing’ pain in diabetics

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is nerve damage induced by diabetes and chronically high blood sugar, and affects 26% to 53% of diabetes patients worldwide; 21% to 53% of DPN sufferers experience ongoing neuropathic pain, which decreases their quality of life and has been reported to cost them 4.2 times more in medical expenditure than for... View Article

The Three Great Eras of Vitamin E

Vitamin E products have evolved from a product based on alpha-tocopherol to complete formulas that are bio-enhanced, non-GMO and derived from vegetable oils. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient to support fertility and a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant, which protects cell membranes against damage caused by free radicals. It was one of the first two antioxidant... View Article

Brain Health, Arginine Metabolism & Tocotrienols

A study recently published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity was designed to look at the growing body of evidence suggesting that age-related altered arginine metabolism affects brain metabolic activity, particularly in regions involved in learning, memory, and motor function. Arginine and L-arginine are the same amino acid with the same bonds between the same molecules, but... View Article

Vitamin E : It’s (a) complex

High doses of alpha tocopherol can be harmful, but the full vitamin E complex is important to good health. In recent years “vitamin E” has been linked to a variety of health conditions, and purported to have negative or positive effects causing much confusion among health-conscious people. Recently, studies have found that people who have... View Article

The ABCD of Vitamin E

Admin: Vitamin E consists of 8 distinct members – 4 members (or isoforms) of tocotrienol and 4 members of tocopherols. While not all vegetable oils contain tocotrienols, all the 4 isoforms of tocotrienol can be found in Malaysian red palm oil – which is a nutritious staple oil in Asian’s diets. When choosing vitamin E supplements, readers are advised... View Article

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