3D SMART FITNESS, COMFORTABLE IN USE
EAnnatto vs. other sources of Tocotrienol
The term “Vitamin E” covers eight compounds grouped into tocopherols and tocotrienols, each with different chemistries and biological effects. Tocotrienols have a shorter molecular tail, allowing them to move more freely through the cell membranes.
TOCOPHEROL INTERFERES WITH TOCOTRIENOL BENEFITS
In 1996, the cholesterol-lowering properties of tocotrienol were found to be compromised by one of its very own vitamin E siblings, alpha-tocopherol. The researchers concluded that effective tocotrienol preparations should contain less than 15% of alpha-tocopherol and more than 60% of desmethyl tocotrienols (gamma- and delta-tocotrienol). The only natural source of tocotrienols that fits this prerequisite is annatto, which is essentially tocopherol free and contains only the most potent delta- and gamma-tocotrienols (90% and 10%, respectively).