There’s More Than One Type of Vitamin E — The Study of Tocotrienol and Chronic Conditions

Although research on tocotrienols is well underway, few have heard of this important, albeit elusive, member of the vitamin E family. Tocotrienols were first discovered in the late 1950s and—originally thought to be tocopherols—were mislabeled with Greek letters such as epsilon and zeta.6 The mistake was recognized,7,8 but official designations in the Merck Index were not corrected until 2001.9,10 It’s not surprising, then, that tocotrienols are only now emerging into public view, and the timing is fortuitous. According to the US Census Bureau, older adults (age 65 and older) will soon outnumber children, and with increasing age comes a heightened risk of chronic conditions. Tocotrienols may help prevent and address aging concerns through their antioxidant properties.

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What to Know About Vitamin E Here’s why you should probably get more of this antioxidant – in your diet

“Vitamin E plays a role in monocyte production, which are large white blood cells that fight against viruses and harmful bacteria,” explains Julie Stefanski, a registered dietitian for Stefanski Nutrition Services in York, Pennsylvania, and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Is Vitamin E Helpful or Harmful for Treating Acne?

Vitamin E is just one of the antioxidants touted as a potential acne treatment. Nutritionally speaking, vitamin E is an anti-inflammatory, which means it can help boost your immune system and help with cell regeneration. It’s thought that these properties may specifically help with inflammatory acne.

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Acute therapy with vitamin E may offer effective low-cost treatment for heart attack

Heart attack is a leading cause of death worldwide and new treatment strategies are highly sought-after. Unfortunately lasting damage to the heart muscle is not uncommon following such an event. Published in Redox Biology, the pre-clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with α-TOH (vitamin E) in patients presenting with heart attack, and may ultimately offer an effective low-cost treatment.

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Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack

Published in Redox Biology, the pre-clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with α-TOH (vitamin E) in patients presenting with , and may ultimately offer an effective low-cost treatment.

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Fatty foods necessary for vitamin E absorption, but not right away

A fresh look at how to best determine dietary guidelines for vitamin E has produced a surprising new finding: Though the vitamin is fat soluble, you don’t have to consume fat along with it for the body to absorb it.

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Vitamin E study reveals ‘remarkable’ new insight

New insight published today shows that even though vitamin E is fat soluble you don’t have to consume fat with it to enable absorption as it will sit in the intestinal cell and wait for the next meal to come along.

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Supplements for IBS? Davos to undertake human trial of tocotrienols’ efficacy following mice findings

Malaysian firm Davos Life Science is interested to find out the efficacy of tocotrienols in alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in humans, following a recent successful mice study.

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BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E

he benefits of vitamin E for the skin have made it a skincare staple. This on-trend ingredient is believed to have hydrating, protective benefits to the skin, and could even help prevent premature ageing.

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Vitamin E to Fortify the Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

itamin E is also similar to vitamin C in that it also plays a role in keeping the immune system healthy. Researchers are working hard to understand this role, but it appears that there are several mechanisms involved….

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