What are Tocotrienols?
These are biomolecules that make up the Vitamin E family. To understand tocotrienols more let us understand about Vitamin E. Vitamin E are a group of 8 forms of fat-soluble compounds. Eight forms have 4 Tocopherols (Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta), 4 Tocotrienols (Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta). These 8 forms make up the compound of vitamin E.
Vitamin E is widely used as an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect from free radicals damage. Free radicals can badly affect the cells in any organism. Antioxidants can be taken through supplements, and they can also be present naturally in tissues. Antioxidants are considered to repair cell damage, enhancing overall health.
Tocotrienols are considered the missing gem now. Tocopherols have been found out approximately half a century before tocotrienols and these many years tocopherols have been considered as a source of vitamin E and most of the work in Vitamin E was focused on them. However, in the last 10 years of the tocotrienols showed results that are amazing than tocopherols.
A combination of a healthy lifestyle and Tocotrienols proved to be more useful than tocopherols. Another shocking result is that tocopherols hindered the absorption of tocotrienols (The right form of Vitamin E). In recent years, the insights about Vitamin E not working are majorly contributed by tocopherols based supplements.
Tocotrienols stand out because of their molecular structure. Even though they are like tocopherols they are not the same, that difference makes tocotrienols the better form of vitamin E, that too Delta tocotrienols and Gamma tocotrienols possess significant antioxidant properties.
How tocotrienols can be beneficial to the health of humans?
As already discussed, Tocotrienols are the best of the antioxidants. By stopping the process of oxidation they inhibit the generation of free radicals eventually leading to enhanced health. Our health and complication depend ultimately on the health of millions and millions of cells in our body.
The structure of fat-soluble Tocotrienols makes them easily absorbed by the body making them work the most. Thanks to Dr Barrie Tan who carried out the work about Tocotrienols and proved the results to the world. Dr Barrie Tan with his expertise in the medical field, identified the most authentic source of Vitamin E.