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Unlocking Health with the Power of Red Palm Oil’s Tocotrienols!

Natural Vitamin E Tocotrienols, are members of the vitamin E family. The vitamin E family comprise four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) and four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta). The critical chemical structural difference between tocotrienols and tocopherols is that tocotrienols have unsaturated isoprenoid side chains with three carbon-carbon double bonds versus saturated side chains for tocopherols.

Vitamin E is known to support the immune system and cellular communication. Diets high in vitamin E are associated with a decreased risk of some types of cancer, heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration.

About 70% of the vitamin E in palm oil is tocotrienol, which is mainly associated with many health benefits. Tocotrienols fight dangerous free radicals, improve brain health, and have neuroprotective properties.

Tocotrienols also have properties that aren’t found in tocopherols, a more common form of the vitamin found in many consumer products. These properties include reducing “bad” LDL cholesterol, anti-cancer properties, the reversal of atherosclerosis, improvement of diabetes symptoms, and protection against damage and stress-induced skin aging.

Apart from its Vitamin E content, palm oil is also understood to help increase one’s absorption of other fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamin A which are essential for eye health.