Tocotrienols are the second, after tocopherols, most known forms of popular vitamin E. What is not common knowledge is that tocotrienols are characterised by unique, invaluable therapeutic properties and the ability to minimise the risk of many diseases.
Vitamin E, known to everyone, is, in fact, a group of eight different compounds, and each of them exhibits somewhat different biological activity. Most of supplements available on the market only contain four of them: tocopherols, which do not ensure maximum benefits that can be obtained from vitamin E's extraordinary properties. As confirmed by numerous scientific studies, it is tocotrienols that have the strongest effect on health.
Tocotrienols occur in four configurations: alpha, beta, gamma and delta. They are important gene regulators and modulators of essential enzymes, they support the reduction of inflammations, glycation and other processes that contribute to the occurrence of dangerous diseases. They also exhibit strong anticancer and antidiabetic properties. Moreover, because of their functions in the organism, tocotrienols protect the heart, bones, the liver and the nervous system.
Tocotrienols are very strong antioxidants, and as one of few substances, they have the ability to redirect the activity of particles responsible for inflammations. Thanks to their unique properties, they more and more often become a fixed component of preventing cancer, heart and liver diseases, diabetes, strokes, and even neurodegenerative diseases.
Importantly, healthy effects have been proven only in the case of tocotrienols and supplementation with other, synthetic in particular, forms of vitamin E which only contained tocopherols, did not bring about such spectacular results. For that reason, while deciding for vitamin E supplementation, it is worth to pay attention to its form in the preparation, as only the right one will guarantee the full spectrum of health benefits.