How COVID-19 revitalized interest in familiar letter vitamins

Back-to-basics As, Bs, and Cs (and Ds, and Ks, and Es) are basking in vitamins’ newfound glow.

Jia Zhang Lee, executive director, Davos Life Science (Singapore), notes that his company has seen a steady increase in demand for vitamin E tocotrienols in particular. “Research studies have shown that tocotrienols have positive health benefits in the management of hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes,” Lee notes. “These chronic conditions predispose individuals to the more severe form of COVID-19, and therefore there’s been growing interest in tocotrienol supplementation to help promote the prevention of these chronic diseases.”

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MPOB develops three palm-based technologies for commercialisation

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has developed three advanced palm-based technologies for commercialisation.

In a statement on Friday, it said the first is the process and formulation of palm vitamin E/ tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) chewable tablet. The second is palm oil-based polyol for floor coverings for indoor and outdoor and sports flooring markets while the third is a moisturising hand sanitiser with Vitamin E. MPOB said the three are among the technologies approved by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities for commercialisation.

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Health benefits of rice bran oil – weight loss, better blood sugar control and heart health

Rice bran oil is a popular cooking oil widely used in Asian countries, including China, India and Japan. It is manufactured from the outer layer of a rice kernel. This oil falls under the category of healthy cooking oils and offers numerous health benefits. The percentage of polyunsaturated fats present in rice bran oil is about 37 per cent and the percentage of monounsaturated fats present in it is 45 per cent. It is considered as a healthy alternative to vegetable oil. Furthermore, it is cheap and easy to obtain. This also makes this oil easy to inculcate in your cooking, and thereby, in your diets.

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Clinical study aims to tackle obesity with DeltaGold Tocotrienols

According to a paper published in BMJ Open, annatto tocotrienol’s potential anti-obesity effects are to be evaluated in post-menopausal women. The study design aims to assess the safety and efficacy of tocotrienols for lipid-related parameters in obese postmenopausal women. The six-month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial will be conducted at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and will utilize DeltaGold® annatto-derived tocotrienol by American River Nutrition (Hadley, MA). This will be the first-ever tocotrienol clinical trial on an obese population.

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This Is Why You See Tocotrienols Popping Up In *All* The Wellness Spots

Tocotrienols, or “Tocos” as they’re affectionately known, have been around for a while, but more recently, they’ve become increasingly popular thanks to the growing alternative wellness market. Like turmeric and medicinal mushrooms, Tocotrienols can be found in powdered form and can be plucked off the shelf to adorn your lattes and smoothie bowls.

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Stay Young & Slim With These Vitamin E Rich Foods

Want to Slow Aging and reduce weight naturally? Then start eating foods rich in Vitamin E. These foods are not only rich source of antioxidants but also prevent free radical damage to specific fats in the body that are critical for your health. Vitamin E is found only in plant foods, including certain oils, nuts, grains, fruits and wheat germ. It is also available as a supplement.

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