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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

ExcelVite Launches New Carotene Educational Website

ExcelVite officially launches a brand new carotene educational website www.carotene.org in January. It has been the company’s plan to create an online resource and educational center that contains technical information, latest research and news about carotenoids, particularly alpha-, beta-carotene and palm carotenoid complex. It serves as an e-Library for alpha-, beta-carotene and palm mixed-carotene, with both... View Article

Protective Effect of β-carotene and α-carotene on Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Retinopathy

Serum β-carotene and α-carotene have been found to be associated in protection from diabetes mellitus (DM) and diabetes retinopathy (DR) respectively, according to a new cross-sectional study published in Current Molecular Medicine. The cross-sectional study conducted on 747 subjects in a Chinese urban population (Beijing, China) investigated the relationship between serum carotenoid concentrations and the... View Article

Malaysian palm oil’s worldwide significance

by Palm Oil Health The South China Morning Post featured a frank and enlightening interview with Mah Siew Keong, Malaysia’s minister of plantation industries and commodities. In this feature article, the minister dispelled many of the most pervasive myths about palm oil, commented on the challenges currently facing the palm oil industry, and explained why Malaysia’s leadership in certified sustainable palm oil has... View Article