Tocotrienols are part of the Vitamin E family. Tocotrienols have a similar structure to tocopherols, but contain three double bonds in the carbon side chain of the molecule.
Tocotrienols are naturally found in the seeds and fruits of some botanicals. They are found in high concentrations in palm oil. Other sources are rice, wheat germ, oat and barley.
Yes. Toxicological and pharmacological studies have shown that supplementation with palm based tocotrienols, of up to 2500 mg/kg of body weight, did not produce any adverse effects.
Tocotrienols are lipophilic or fat soluble. The absorption is dependent on the physiological processes of the stomach and small intestine especially fat intake.
At the moment, there is no RDA. For human studies, the highest tested dose is 500 mg/60 kg adult. For those people who want to maintain a healthy level of cholesterol and breast/prostate health, the consensus among Tocotrienols research scientists is a dosage of 50-100 mg/day.
The idea of using Tocotrienols in cosmetic and personal care products is recent. Being a more potent vitamin E, research scientists especially at the University of California, Berkeley, have started to investigate the additional benefits of Tocotrienols over the alpha Tocopherol vitamin E in the prevention of skin aging/damage. Studies performed in the USA and Japan showed that diet-derived or topically applied tocotrienols preferentially accumulate at the stratum corneum to defend against free radicals generated by exposure to environmental agents such as sun rays (UV).
Look for a natural, palm derived Tocotrienols complex product. If minimally processed, it should also contain the other phytonutrients found naturally in palm oil. These include phytosterols and squalene, thus offering a “platter” of a natural and wholesome phytonutrient complex.
Yes, you may apply directly from the punctured capsule onto the skin if you suffer from extremely dry skin, eczema or psoriasis, it can help to hydrate the skin.
Tocotrienols are generally safe for consumption, however, we do strongly recommend that pregnant or lactating women consult their doctors first before consuming tocotrienols.
The best time to take NATRIÉO is anytime with food. Tocotrienols are fat soluble vitamins which means that in order to induce optimal absorption, a fatty base is required.
Yes. Generally children as young as 12 years old are able to take supplements. However, a study published in 2016 using tocotrienol capsules had child subjects as young as 6 years old consuming the capsules.
Yes, many published studies have shown tocotrienols to be an effective natural alternative to lowering cholesterol levels.
The recommended dosage is 100 mg daily.
It differs from person to person. Generally, it can be seen within one to three months.