Tocotrienol rules boost: Malaysia’s pending health claims will be beneficial in driving consumer awareness

Malaysia’s pending approval on palm tocotrienol’s antioxidant claims could help consumers gain a better understanding of the locally grown crop’s health benefits. There are 2 proposed claims: 1) TRF is an antioxidant and may help to reduce oxidative stress and 2) TRF may help to improve cognitive function. To make these claims, a product would need to contain 10mg/100g of solid TRF and 10mg/100ml of liquid TRF.

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Vitamin E deficiency symptoms: The warning sign of ‘oxidative stress’ that you can feel

VITAMIN E requires fat from the diet to be properly absorbed, verified Dr Juditch Marcin. However, certain diseases can severely reduce the absorption of fat in the first place, leading to a nutrient deficiency.

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What is topical vitamin E used for?

Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that should be consumed in the diet in adequate amounts to promote optimal health outcomes.  However, it is also used in some cosmetics and topical skin care products.  What is topical vitamin E, what is it used for, and are there any side effects?

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Vitamin E May Save Dental Enamel from Erosion, Study

SAO PAULO, Brazil: Researchers at the University of São Paulo have found that Vitamin E could protect dental enamel against erosion.

Daniela Rios and colleagues found this association by assessing the in-vitro effect of different components of palm oil on enamel in a short-term erosive challenge. To conduct a study, they use bovine enamel blocks treated with the solutions described in the results below separately and then immersed in citric acid. The following results have been analysed, which lead to the finding.

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Vitamin E may help protect dental enamel against erosion, study finds

The acquired enamel pellicle (AEP) was previously formed in situ for 2 h. Subsequently, the bovine enamel blocks were treated i vitro according to following solutions: G1- palm oil; G2- 85% tocotrienol solution; G3- oily vitamn E; G4- oily vitamin A; G5- deionized water (negative control); G6- stannous-containing solution (positive control).

The author concluded that ”Vitamn E presented similar preventive effect to a commercial mouthwash stannous-containing solution against initial erosion, and it can be considered as a promising alternative for the formulations of solutions aiming to prevent erosive tooth wear”.

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Malaysian Red Palm Oil: The Lesser Known Premium Cooking Oil

Have you ever heard of Malaysian Red Palm Oil (RPO)? Over the years, while great attention has been given to regular golden palm oil, many have overlooked or have not been aware of the presence of nutrient-dense RPO.

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The underrated antioxidant to hydrate weak, brittle nails

When it comes to nails, one has to be careful with the type of nail polish they put. A high-quality liquid is important and protecting the nails from becoming soft is certainly vital for its growth.

es, as much as your skin needs hydration from time to time, even your nails need to be moisturised to keep them healthy and shiny. The one ingredient that is an antioxidant that protects your cuticles is vitamin E or moisture-rich tocopherol, which is a fat-soluble vitamin. It helps to even out the nail plate (the hard part of the nail).

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Vitamin E Latest Facts: Sources, Uses, Benefits, Side Effects, and Recommended Doses

There are many vitamins that are important for the functioning of our body, and they all play an important and diverse role. Vitamin E is clearly one of them. Here you will find everything you need to know about it: Benefits, indications, recommendations, etc.

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Water-soluble vitamin E compounds directly inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication and synergize with remdesivir

Researchers in the United States have shown that water-soluble derivatives of vitamin E (α-tocopherol) exhibit potent antiviral activity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Kevin Harrod from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues found that the compounds synergized with the antiviral drug remdesivir to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) – an enzyme that is crucial for transcription and replication of the viral genome.

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Making sense of antisense gene silencing

Antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapies use small strands of DNA or RNA that are antisense, or complementary, to the associated gene to interfere with its expression. ASO therapies are already available for some diseases, particularly neurological disorders, but their use is at a very early stage. It is known that modifying ASOs chemically can improve the efficacy of the therapy. The team at TMDU had previously achieved gene silencing by attaching alpha-tocopherol (Toc) to ASOs. They then created Toc-HDOs by attaching Toc to DNA/RNA heteroduplex oligonucleotides, which are double-stranded molecules consisting of one strand of DNA and one strand of RNA. Toc-HDOs are more potent, stable, and efficiently taken up by target tissues than ASOs, and so have great therapeutic potential.












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