We all know about Vitamin E, it is a well-known antioxidant and an important nutrient in our diet.
However, do you know Vitamin E was first discovered in 1922 and there are two main forms of Vitamin E, namely tocopherols and tocotrienols.
If you are taking Vitamin E currently, you probably know that the most common form of Vitamin E in the market are the tocopherols. Undoubtedly, tocopherols are great antioxidants and play an important role in improving skin health. It is also the most studied nutrient since the discovery of Vitamin E as compared to tocotrienols.
Wait! So why do we need tocotrienols?
The tocotrienols belong under the same Vitamin E umbrella. However, it has a very unique molecular structure making it a stronger antioxidant than other members of the family. They help to protect the heart and brain cells where tocopherols lack the power to do so!
Tocotrienols’ antioxidant properties are 40-60 times more powerful than tocopherols!
A study has also proved that tocotrienols has a 70% higher absorption than tocopherols! In other words, tocotrienols are more superior members of the vitamin E family and they naturally deliver more health benefits.
Where are the tocotrienols found?
It’s no surprise that we mostly know of Vitamin E as a fat-soluble vitamin. This translates to a main source of lipid-rich plant products and vegetable oils. To add on to that specialty, tocotrienols can only be found in certain plant sources e.g. palm oil, rice bran and annatto seeds. Among them all, palm oil is one of the most abundant sources of tocotrienols.
Did you know? Malaysia yields the best source of palm oil in the world
The benefits of tocotrienols
Tocotrienols provide an all-rounded protection to guard your health:
- Improve heart health in general
- Increase HDL-Cholesterol level
- Reduce TG and LDL-Cholesterol level
- Reduce risk of coronary heart disease
- Improve cognitive health
- Protect against free radical damages
Where do we get this amazing nutrient?
As mentioned earlier, palm oil is the richest source of tocotrienols. However, drinking palm oil every day for good health is most unlikely to happen. With 1-2 softgels of Vitamode® Tocotrienol 50mg Softgel daily, you are able to reap all the benefits stated above and making life much easier. Besides, this product is formulated with a unique Self-Emulsifying Delivery System (SEDS) which provides as high as 42% greater bioavailability compared to others in the market!
Stay tuned for more tocotrienol goodness in our next article!