Vitamin E Savior?

A new study gives hope that vitamin E may defend against catastrophic disease. The research, recently published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, discovered that 10 weeks of preventive use of the tocotrienol (TCT) form of vitamin E on dogs offered robust protection in the event of a stroke.

Vitamin E occurs naturally in eight forms, including tocopherols and TCTs. “Most of the previous studies on vitamin E was on tocopherols,” says lead author Chandan Sen, PhD. “Tocotrienols are hardly studied, but we found that it’s much more neural protective than the others.

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Vitamins A, B, C, and E are good for your skin

Vitamins are essential for mental well-being, a strong immune system, and overall health. But it’s not all about what’s on the inside. Vitamins can also help with what’s on the outside: your skin. And if you eat right and use certain vitamin-laced skincare products, you may help prevent premature ageing skin. Here’s which vitamins can help and how.

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Form of Vitamin E Protects Brain Against Stroke

A natural form of vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol can trigger the production of a protein in the brain that clears toxins from nerve cells, preventing those cells from dying after a stroke, according to new research appearing online in Stroke.

This natural substance, one of three mechanisms this form of vitamin E uses to protect brain cells after a stroke, may be more potent than drugs targeting single mechanisms for preventing stroke damage, according to Ohio State University scientists who have studied the nutrient for more than a decade.

These researchers previously reported that the tocotrienol form of vitamin E protects the brain after a stroke by blocking an enzyme from releasing toxic fatty acids and inhibiting the activity of a gene that can lead to neuron death.

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Researchers make discoveries regarding breast milk

The main findings of this project include the following: the amount of RRR-alpha-tocopherol, a natural form of vitamin E, accounts for more than 75 percent of the total alpha-tocopherol in breast milk and umbilical cord blood; Xanthophyll is of the highest amount compared with any other carotenoid to promote fetuses’ and infants’ visual development.

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Lab insight: measuring vitamins

An interesting analytical challenge still exists for measuring vitamin E in foods. In the US, the FDA defines declarable vitamin E as alpha‑tocopherol where there is both a very bioactive naturally‑occurring form, and a less bioactive man‑made form.1 The FDA requires manufacturers to make and keep written records to verify the amount of both forms1 because there is no recognised analytical method that differentiates between the two. Until a method is developed and internationally recognised, the lab needs to have access to those records to properly calculate the amount placed in a nutritional facts panel.

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Opinion: Vaping and Vitamin E: What Went Wrong?

Many people struggle to quit smoking cigarettes to prevent and slow lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
Nicotine is such an addictive substance that in a desperate attempt to get healthy many people turned to e-cigarettes, which delivered the nicotine in a vapor instead of smoke. But instead of getting healthier, these former smokers got worse. In addition, healthy, young people started experimenting with recreational vaping, and despite their health and youth, they, too, developed serious lung problems.

Why did this happen? What went wrong?

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Palm tocotrienol complex protects against diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of several diabetes related complications and now is the leading cause of new onset blindness among individuals aged 20–64 years old.In the study, Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats were divided into two treatment groups based on the route of administration of treatment — oral treatment group and topical treatment group.

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Unrefined Palm Oil Boosts Lung Immunity Against Covid-19

A study shows that unprocessed red palm oil helps to maintain lung immunity and respiratory health, strengthening’s one’s body defenses against the coronavirus that is causing the Covid-19 disease. The product, also known as virgin red palm oil, can help maintain an adequate amount of a substance crucial for the body’s immune system.

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