Palm oil is jam-packed with tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E that has potent antioxidant properties and can support healthy brain function. This can have far-reaching benefits and may aid in everything from slowing dementia to enhancing cognition.https://cdn.modernghana.com/story_/770/400/11182019111734-swnaredq5k-image001.jpg
You all must have heard that Vitamin E is healthy and should be an important part of your diet. However, the reason may not be known to everyone. Well, you just checked into the right place to find your answers!
Tocopherol is one of the 2 members of the vitamin E family. The other member is known as tocotrienol. Vitamin E incorporates 8 different compounds. These include 4 tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and 4 tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta). Both of them require fat in the diet in order to be absorbed and distributed within the body. Although it may seem like the two members are similar, various differences exist between them as outlined below.
According to a Smart Publications research report, “red palm oil has a higher bioavailability of antioxidant nutrients (proportion of nutrients that are usable by the body) than other vegetable sources and is a particularly important dietary oil for people who are not taking an excellent vitamin E supplement, with tocopherols and tocotrienols, and full-spectrum carotenoid nutritional supplement. It is considered the richest natural source of carotenoids with concentrations of 700- 1000 ppm. That’s 30 times more than is contained in carrots!”
Never demonize food but instead use good common sense. Everything is good and everything can be harmful. It depends on the quantity, age, physical activity, the place where you live, and lifestyle, I have written on this several times. Yet, the full scale campaign against palm oil continues. A lot of things have been said, creating great confusion. Here is the information, gathered through readings and meetings of researchers and doctors in Malaysia.
What is the composition.
Palm oil, derived from the oil palm fruit, has basically 40-45% saturated fat (palmitic acid), 39-40% fatty acids (oleic acid) and 10-11 % fatty acids (linoleic acid). The palmitic acid is the main saturated fat in meat, olive oil, breast milk (accounting for 25% of the fat), and dairy products such as cream, cheese, butter.
Decades of research utilizing alpha tocopherol, just one of the eight naturally occurring vitamin E compounds, has produced mixed results and has underwhelmed medical researchers who had high hopes for this potent antioxidant. But the new vitamin E kid on the block—tocotrienols—is putting vitamin E back in the spotlight. If you have stubbornly high triglycerides and are wondering how to lower triglycerides naturally using supplements beyond fish oil, tocotrienols might be the answer.
WHO report states that cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Though preventable, an expected 23.6 million people will die mainly from CVD by 2030. To help support cardiovascular health, the majority of nutraceuticals are directed towards promoting heart and blood vessel health through reduction in the level of body lipids such as cholesterol and triglyceride.
Byron J. Richards
The tocotrienol form of vitamin E is now on an anti-aging tear. Recently I reported how this form of vitamin E was shown to extend the length of telomeres, enabling cells to live longer. A new human study shows that it boosts protective HDL Cholesterol while lowering a key marker of aging – advanced glycation end products. A new animal experiment shows that tocotrienols significantly reduce the damage from experimentally induced stroke. These new studies add even more evidence of the extreme health benefits offered by this special form of vitamin E, as I extensively reviewed in my previous article, Tocotrienols: Twenty Years of Dazzling Cardiovascular and Cancer Research.
Extensive Big Pharma propaganda has most allopathic physicians and their patients focused on blood cholesterol levels as a critical factor in cardiovascular disease development, as this is a number they can easily manipulate with dangerous statin drugs. Extensive scientific research points to increased levels of blood fat triglycerides as a primary cause of heart disease, cognitive decline, dementia and metabolic syndrome leading to diabetes.