Form: oil, powder.
Purpose: raw materials for the production of dietary supplements, functional foods, fitness products, sports nutrition, medicines.
Manufacture of cosmetics, tanning products, anti-pigment products
Recommended daily dose -15mg
Tocotrienols are chemicals from the vitamin E family. Unlike other forms of vitamin E, tocotrienols are less common in nature. Most of the food we eat contains tocopherols instead of tocotrienols, but some types of vegetable oils, such as palm oil, are high in tocotrienols.
Most vitamin E supplements contain tocopherols, not tocotrienols. Research also shows that tocotrienol is a more potent form of vitamin E than tocopherol. Research also tells us that tocotrienol has many health benefits.
According to open source information (healthline.com), research shows tocotrienols are powerful antioxidants that can fight inflammation in the body. This anti-inflammatory effect can have several health benefits, including:
Protecting Brain Cells: Some studies show tocotrienol has neuroprotective effects. Tocotrienol may also play a role in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.
Reducing Cancer Risk: There is evidence that tocotrienols can reduce the risk of cancer by preventing damage caused by free radicals. Research shows that tocotrienols can help fight a variety of cancers, including colon, prostate, lung, stomach, skin, and liver cancers.
Improving Heart Health: Tocotrienols can prevent heart inflammation and help lower cholesterol levels.
Immunostimulating effects. Animal studies suggest a possible link between tocotrienols and improved immune function.
Anti-Aging Benefits: One 2007 study found that using a moisturizing lotion with tocotrienols helped reduce wrinkles and fine lines and significantly increase skin hydration. However, more research is needed to confirm the link between tocotrienols and anti-aging agents.
Preventing Hair Loss: One small study from 2010 shows that tocotrienol supplements can help with certain types of hair loss.
Possible side effects
The researchers did not find any noticeable side effects associated with the use of tocotrienols.
There is little research on the topical use of tocotrienols, but what researchers know so far suggests that it is safe to apply products containing tocotrienol to the skin. However, as with any skin care product, there is the potential for skin irritation.
Dosage and preparation
The recommended average daily intake of vitamin E for adults is 15 milligrams (mg) per day. Taking more supplements can cause side effects. The NIH cautions against taking more than 1000 mg per day.
Types of products produced with the use of Tocotrienol