By: Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong (Minister, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia) AS I sat down to write this, news has begun to stream in on the victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election. It is my hope that a centrist president will view palm oil in a rational fashion and facilitate both... View Article
High dietary intake of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) was reported to decrease bone mass in rodents by Keio University team in 20121. However, this assumption may not be true based on a new study conducted by researchers, led by the renowned Prof. Maret Traber, at Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University. The new study demonstrates... View Article
A new study reveals that EVTene™ palm mixed-carotene is effective in modulating adipokines and abdominal adiposity in obese children. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial, 20 children with simple obesity at a mean age of 10.5 years are given either 2 tablets of MCS (Mixed Carotenoid Supplement, CarotenALL® from Jarrow Formulas, California) or placebo daily... View Article
A new study conducted by researchers in Malaysia reveals that EVNol™ – full spectrum palm tocotrienol-tocopherol complex confers neuroprotection by reducing expression of CD40 (ie: co-stimulatory molecule produced by microglia). Increased in the expression of CD40 is associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, the BV2 or microglial cells (ie: central nervous... View Article
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Read this article for a collection of Research and Market updates on Antioxidants and Carotenoids – including comments about ExcelVite’s EVNol™ (full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex) and EVTene™ (mixed-carotene).
A randomized, double-blind, cross-over and placebo-controlled clinical trial shows that in subjects with metabolic syndrome, supplementation with 400mg palm tocotrienol complex for 14 days are well-tolerated, with no signs of any adverse health events of blood profile (e.g. haematoxicity) and liver functions (e.g. hepatotoxicity). These results may contribute to the scientific community in the establishment... View Article
A new study reveals that palm tocotrienol may attenuate vascular function impairment in rats fed with high-fat western diet. In this interesting study, male Wistar-Hooded rats were randomly assigned into standard diet (normal fat content) and western diet (high fat content) for 12 weeks. 40mg/kg/day of EVNol™ (formerly known as Tocomin, supplied by ExcelVite) or... View Article