Tocotrienols – Mighty Antioxidants in the Vitamin E Family

Tocotrienols – Mighty Antioxidants in the Vitamin E Family

In the fight against oxidative stress, the vitamin E family is leading the charge! It provides antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals, helping to keep your whole body healthy.

In this article, we explore how vitamin E and mixed tocotrienols balance free radicals to support your healthy brain, heart, blood vessels, liver, skin and hair.

Read on to learn the great things these powerful antioxidants do in your body!

Vitamin E – A Powerful Family

The Vitamin E family has eight different chemical forms, four types of tocopherols and four types of tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta in each group). For half a century, clinical studies focused on the vast benefits of a-tocopherol including boosting the immune system and helping our nerves and muscles work well. Vitamin E supplements consisted primarily of a-tocopherol or a synthetic replica.

However, research over the past two decades shows that tocotrienols provide additional safeguards for our health.

“Recent advancements have shown their (tocotrienols’) biological properties in conferring protection against cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegeneration, oxidative stress and immune regulation,” reads a study on tocotrienols in people.

Balancing Free Radicals and Antioxidants

At a cellular level, fat-soluble antioxidants like vitamin E protect us from the damage of free radicals, a byproduct of oxidation that occurs naturally when we convert food to energy, exercise, or are exposed to toxins from environmental pollutants, cigarette smoke, sun exposure, and radiation treatment.

When free radicals are functioning properly, they can help fight off pathogens like bacteria and viruses. But when we don’t get enough antioxidants to neutralize these highly reactive molecules, we can get oxidative stress which may damage our tissues and DNA. Long-term oxidative stress is linked to chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases.

To reduce oxidative stress, it’s recommended we eat healthy (lots of fruits and vegetables while limiting processed foods), exercise regularly, reduce our exposure to chemicals, limit alcohol, and find ways to reduce stress. Since smoking is a huge contributor to oxidative stress, quitting or even cutting back, can help reduce it significantly.

Boosting Antioxidants Supports Whole Body Health

We can’t completely avoid exposure to free radicals and our bodies produce them, as mentioned above. Therefore, we can’t completely avoid oxidative stress. But we can help neutralize pervasive free radicals by boosting our supply of antioxidants!

Mixed Tocotrienols with Vitamin E, featuring Tocomin SupraBio®, provides a full spectrum of tocotrienols as well as tocopherols. This full force of the vitamin E family supports immune health, healthy aging, normal cellular function, cardiovascular health, and vascular health.

In the body, vitamin E:

  • Helps maintain cell membrane fluidity.
  • Protects skin and helps keep it healthy.
  • Helps the immune system fight infections.
  • Helps cells receive, process, and respond to signals.
  • Protects cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
  • Helps dilate blood vessels and reduce platelet stickiness, promoting healthy blood flow. 

If you are on medications or aspirin therapy, please talk to your health care provider before adding a vitamin E supplement.