Astaxanthin-tocotrienol intake improves composite and verbal memory: BGG Japan-funded 12-week study

The supplementation of astaxanthin and tocotrienol has been shown to improve composite and verbal memory in individuals who have exhibited mild forgetfulness, according to an RCT sponsored by BGG Japan.

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Vitamin E Deficiency Tied to Abnormal Nervous System Development in Model Organism

In research that could have key ramifications for women of childbearing age, the findings of a study by Oregon State University scientists have shown that embryos produced by vitamin E-deficient zebrafish have malformed brains and nervous systems. “This is totally amazing—the brain is absolutely physically distorted by not having enough vitamin E,” said research lead Maret Traber, PhD, a professor in the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and the Ava Helen Pauling Professor at Oregon State’s Linus Pauling Institute. Traber, and colleagues have published their findings in Scientific Reports, in a paper titled, “Vitamin E is necessary for zebrafish nervous system development.”

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Eczema treatment: Natural vitamin to help ease painful rash-like symptoms

Eczema is a long-term condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, red and cracked, according to the national health body. There are a variety of creams and treatments on the market all claiming to be the holy grail in helping to combat rash-like symptoms. According to studies, vitamin E could be the answer in helping to temporarily ease this painful skin condition.

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Vitamin E is needed for nervous system development: Study

New research from Oregon State University suggests that a lack of vitamin E could cause damage to the brain.

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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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Study: Astaxanthin and Vitamin E offer cognitive benefits

A synergistic combination of tocotrienols and astaxanthin leads to cognitive improvements in subjects with age-related memory decline, according to a newly published trial funded by natural ingredients developer BGG World.

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Hair loss treatment: The vitamin supplement shown to promote hair growth

According to a review article published in the International Journal of Trichology, oxidative stress is prevalent in many skin conditions, including normal skin ageing. Oxidative stress also appears to play a role in premature hair loss, the article says. Patients with alopecia generally exhibit lower levels of antioxidants in their scalp area, which further supports this association, notes a study published in the Tropical Life Sciences Research. In light of this fact, a study was conducted to investigate the effect of tocotrienol supplementation on hair growth in volunteers suffering from hair loss.

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Tocotrienols may complement antiplatelet drugs, reducing aspirin resistance, says new study

Recent findings from the NUTRITION human clinical trial (Natural Tocotrienol Against Ischemic Stroke Event)1 showed that supplementation with the tocotrienol EVNol Suprabio (from ExcelVite, based in Edison, NJ) may decrease aspirin resistance in patients taking blood thinning drugs. In the single-center, randomized double-blind clinical trial, 150 patients who suffered transient ischemic attacks or stroke in the previous six months were assigned to take either placebo, 400 mg of tocotrienol or 800 mg of tocotrienol in addition with aspirin or clopidogrel alone or in combination. While aspirin has been shown to reduce the relative risk of recurrent stroke by inhibiting platelet aggregation, some patients develop aspirin resistance, becoming resistant or only partially responsive to the antiplatelet effects.

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The wonders of palm oil

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)’s research and collaborations with local and overseas institutions have scientifically proven that palm-derived Vitamin E tocotrienols are important for human health as they can prevent many non-communicable diseases.Through the continuous and dedicated research conducted by MPOB, the health benefits of palm oil and its phyto-nutrients are being explored extensively.

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Worried about homeschooling? Boost your child’s brain with the right nutrients

The adjustments to new learning arrangements can be both challenging for children and parents. But studies show there are key nutrients that help develop faster and stronger brain connections so kids can easily absorb and apply what they learn.

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